CEPA’s Digital Innovation Initiative (DII) explores trends in tech policy in Europe and the United States to advance transatlantic unity on digital regulation. Bringing together governments, companies, and expertise, DII works to ensure that democracies maintain the competitive edge on tech innovation.
- Demonstrate thought leadership by engaging with the technology policy community; taking on speaking engagements and media; and producing written analysis for both CEPA and external outlets.
- Provide strategic direction for the initiative on key substantive areas at the intersection of national security and transatlantic technology policy, including international cooperation on technology trade policy, government regulation of the digital sphere, and regulation of emerging technologies.
- Oversee day-to-day programming and operations including managing staff, fellows, budget, and projects.
- Ensure fiscal sustainability of the initiative through successful fundraising, relationship management, and engagement, including active prospecting/cultivation/stewardship of funders.
- Proactively drive substantive programming in DII key areas of focus by writing or commissioning papers, hosting events, and recruiting new fellows.
- Work closely with CEPA leadership to align programmatic priorities with CEPA’s mission.
- Design for impact by thinking of creative ways to get DII products and analysis to key stakeholders.
- Master’s level education is highly desired;
- Substantive knowledge and analytical track record on the key issue areas covered by DII, especially deep familiarity on tech regulation issues as they relate to US foreign policy and national security;
- Minimum five years of applicable experience, including at least two years in a think-tank or similar setting; Experience leading public policy in a tech company highly desired;
- Extensive track record in project and team management;
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive environment;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to handle sensitive information, meet deadlines and maintain grace under pressure;
- Willingness to respond to an evolving set of priorities;
- Desire to work independently to build an exciting and impactful initiative.
A successful candidate will:
- Have an understanding of, and a commitment to, CEPA’s mission to transatlantic values and principles.
- Be flexible, creative, solution-oriented, and positive in approaching challenges and problems.
- Be highly organized and familiar with the functions of a public policy non-profit organization.
- Meet timelines and manage multiple projects simultaneously with utmost professionalism.
- Be able to work well independently, as well as be a key contributor in a highly dynamic team environment.
- Demonstrate discretion when working with confidential or proprietary information.