The Institute is the research and governance arm of Project Liberty. Established in 2021, its founding partners are Stanford University, Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. It aims to enhance evidence-based digital governance by supporting timely, actionable research on the use of new technologies. It serves as a collaborative meeting ground for leaders from the public and private sectors spanning policymakers, technologists, entrepreneurs, academia, and civil society. Together, these interdisciplinary partners work towards frameworks for online activity and growth that support innovation and catalyze technology for the common good.

About the Role

The Research and Governance Program Manager, based in DC or the Bay Area, will play a key role managing the McCourt Institute's multistakeholder initiatives including research, events, tech and policy outreach, and research projects. The Program Manager will work in close collaboration with the global McCourt Institute teams and under the guidance of the Director of Research and Governance. This is a unique opportunity to advance responsible technology in a fast-paced, international environment. 

This position is able to be located in Washington, DC or the Bay Area. 


  • Developing and managing global actionable research and governance initiatives of the McCourt Institute around ethical governance for responsible technology (cutting-edge cutting edge  technologies, including Web3, AI etc.) 

  • Drafting tech and policy synthesis documents, governance briefs, research reports, blog posts, and other items as needed

  • Managing outreach and international multistakeholder engagement work with governments, international organizations, businesses, investors, technologists, civil society, and academia to feed into / promote the Institute’s work

  • Managing relationships with academics of partner universities of the Institute, valorization of grantees’ work, translation of research into impact  

  • Conceptualize and produce multistakeholder events at the Institute

  • Support communication efforts around initiatives, academic partnerships, and events 

  • Other tasks as commensurate with the role 

  • Adhere to and promote the values of the Institute and PL 


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in an IGO, government, business or think tank environment. Prior experience in supporting policy development processes is highly desired. 

  • Demonstrated progressive responsibilities in international project management, as well as research & analysis 

  • Keen interest in responsible technology, cutting-edge innovation, and ethical governance 

  • Proven synthesis, drafting, and presenting skills 

  • Impeccable written and oral command of our working language English (fluent/near-native level) 

  • Experience in interacting with diverse international stakeholders 

  • Well-organized and attention to detail 

  • Collaborative spirit with a sense of humor

  • Self-motivator, problem-solver, and entrepreneurial mindset

  • Solid experience with project management methods and tools, as well as CRM systems

  • Graduate degree in Tech Policy, International Relations, Innovation, Management, or a related field (Ph.D. is a plus)

The expected salary range for this position is: $90,000 - $110,000 annually. The actual salary offer will be determined on factors including the qualifications, experience, skills, and abilities of the applicant. This role is also eligible for an incentive bonus. You’ll find a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package here at Project Liberty.

We believe having diversity of perspective, professional backgrounds, identity groups and lived experience is a strength for teams and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Project Liberty is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity or expression, national origin, genetics, disability, age, and familial, caregiver, or veteran status.

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