Job Announcement: Technology Policy Analyst

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
July 7, 2015

Prestigious educational, scientific, not-for-profit society for computing professionals seeks a highly motivated Policy Analyst to support its policy and government affairs team. This full-time position in Washington, D.C. offers a great opportunity to work on substantive policy projects addressing leading and emergent policy issues, engage with prominent computing professionals, and interact with other policy professionals participating in stakeholder groups.

The Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting policy development and policy communications related to a range of technology and computing policy issues and will be responsible for leading projects to provide impartial information and recommendations to help policy leaders make better decisions.

Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifies, monitors, researches, and analyzes legislative and regulatory issues to inform conclusions about policy effectiveness, to synthesize complex issues into clear and concise language for non-technical audiences, and to develop key policy considerations and recommendations.
  • Writes memoranda, articles, reports, issue briefs, newsletters, and other materials based on research, data evaluation, and analysis.
  • Develops briefing notes, speeches, presentations, and meeting materials.
  • Works with members, ACM entities, and other partners to develop and implement strategies to inform policy leaders about scientific and technical policy issues.
  • Participates in meetings of coalitions and working groups.
  • Provides administrative support and other duties

Qualifications

  • Strong research skills and an interest in the intersection of technology and policy.
  • Sound judgment, good analytical and technical capabilities, good oral communication and writing skills, and strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and solve problems.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively as part of a larger team and with a variety of colleagues, external partners, and policy leaders.
  • Commitment to ACM’s nonpartisan mission and goals to serve the needs of policy leaders through fact-based recommendations informed by scientific evidence and technical expertise.
  • Must have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • Familiarity with or an interest in technology will be an added plus.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr-dept@acm.org. No phone calls.