Director of Policy Research

POSTED: June 22, 2022
BUSINESS: Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Lead the Institute’s policy platform focusing on “tech statecraft” and addressing challenges at the intersection of technology and foreign policy 
  • Recruit and manage Institute Fellows, ensuring content and program deliverables are met
  • Oversee policy content calendar and publish articles, briefs, etc., on behalf of the Institute
  • Guide government engagement around priority policy issues and legislation
  • Moderate in-person and virtual policy events with Director, Fellows, and other stakeholders 
  • Track relevant news, legislation, and Administration action related to “tech diplomacy” 

 Additional Responsibilities

  • Support training program objectives of the Institute


  • A commitment to the organization’s mission 
  • A start-up mentality, possessing the initiative and the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team 
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds 
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-10 years’ experience required

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A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

The Krach Institute of Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. KITD views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all KITD-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.        


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