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Director of Analysis - School of Foreign Service (SFS)
A new School of Foreign Service (SFS) research center is seeking applications for a Director of Analysis position . We are a research organization focused on studying the security impacts of emerging technologies, supporting academic work in security and technology studies, and delivering nonpartisan analysis to technologists and policymakers. This new Center will focus initially on artificial intelligence and advanced computing.
The Director of Analysis will have primary responsibility for managing the Center's policy researchers and ensuring the quality and relevance of their analytic work. They will report to the Center's Executive Director and will be responsible for:
Leading and developing a portfolio of policy research delivering written products and briefings to policy communities in government and think-tanks.
Recruiting, selecting, coaching, and managing approximately 15 Research Fellows and Research Analysts from a variety of disciplines, including political science, public policy, law, economics, computer science, and security studies.
Ensuring that analytic products are rigorous, timely, readable, and relevant to policymakers' needs.
Collaborating with the center's data scientists to incorporate quantitative analysis, where appropriate; and consulting outside experts in artificial intelligence and computing to ensure that analytic products are technically accurate.
Mentoring Fellows and Analysts to write and brief for policymakers, and identifying opportunities for training within and outside the University.
Identifying opportunities to partner with other academic and think-tank analysts on individual research projects.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field;
8+ years of experience writing and briefing for policymakers and/or other senior decision makers, with an accessible portfolio of written products
5+ years of experience managing and mentoring analytic and/or policy research teams
Experience in leading the development of major policy or organizational documents that involve multiple authors
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated success in briefing and building relationships with policy staff and decision-makers
Proficiency with office productivity tools like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, etc.
Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills
Motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven
Analytic experience in national security and/or technology policy
Prior experience at a think tank or university-affiliated research center
Graduate degree in public policy, political science, or a related field
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