Events Manager

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is seeking an Events Manager to plan, manage, and promote high-quality, high-impact events including retreats, conferences, receptions, dinners, panel discussions, and debates. The Events Manager will have primary responsibility for all activities needed to prepare for events including coordinating venues, catering, and marketing, and handling pre-event communication with participants. The Events Manager will also be responsible for ensuring day-of event logistics run smoothly, such as registration, audio/visual technology, and live streaming, as well as completing all post-event follow-up. This position will report to the President and the Chief of Staff of ITIF and work closely with both the Director of Development and External Relations and the Communications Director.


  • Schedule, plan, and coordinate all details for on-site and off-site events
  • Promote events through email marketing, social media, flyers, and personal outreach
  • Working with internal communications team to execute a press strategy for all events
  • Book venues, order food, negotiate fees, and handle contracts with vendors, while ensuring events stay within budget
  • Coordinate outreach and logistics for participants and VIPs
  • Train staff on proper event procedures to ensure all events meet ITIF’s high standards
  • Prepare event materials, such as agendas, handouts, signage, promotional materials, etc.
  • Manage conference-related partnerships and sponsorships
  • Continuously evaluate and improve the quality of events
  • Working with staff to identify event opportunities


  • A bachelor's degree in business, communications, marketing or a related field, with ideally at least two years of event coordination and marketing experience, preferably in the non-profit sector,
  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail, with an ability to meet and anticipate deadlines, use time effectively, and thrive in a fast-paced environment,
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both written and oral, including strong writing and editing skills, and
  • Willingness to occasionally work irregular hours, such as early mornings and weekends, to meet deadlines, as well as occasional travel

To Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit the following items to

  • Cover letter, including one suggestion for how you would improve ITIF’s public events
  • Resume

Applications without all materials will not be considered.



The Center for Data Innovation, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy think tank, has an opening for a Policy Analyst to join its team. The ideal applicant should understand recent trends in the use of data and analytics in the public and private sectors, and be well-versed on technologies related to big data, open data, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and data visualization. In addition, the applicant should have a clearly demonstrated interest in the intersection of public policy, technology, and data. This is a one-year position subject to renewal based on available funding. The position is based in Washington, D.C.
Essential responsibilities:
Write articles, op-eds, and reports about data and public policy
Organize and participate in conferences, panel discussions, debates, and other policy events
Contribute to a weekly newsletter on data innovation
Interview experts in industry and government about trends in data innovation
Update the Center’s website and related briefing materials
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
A master’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, statistics, information science, or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with two years of experience
Demonstrated interest in public policy and technology
Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing
Excellent research, analytical, and organizational skills
Highly proactive and flexible, with an ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Ability to network and build relationships with outside organizations
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required