The McCourt Institute (MCI) is an international multistakeholder institute advancing ethical governance for responsible technology. It was established in 2021 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, and 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. 

The Institute supports the goals of Project Liberty, a visionary initiative to transform how the Internet works, create a more equitable data economy and develop a new civic architecture for the digital world.


The McCourt Institute is preparing for a phase of rapid growth to advance its mission, and therefore is seeking an experienced Operations Coordinator who will support the administrative and operational management of the McCourt Institute. This role provides the opportunity to build new processes for a fast-paced matrix organization and plays a critical role in achieving operational excellence. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Institute. 


  • Provide support to Executive Director for management, administrative and logistical tasks (50%)

    • Prepare for and follow up on meetings: draft talking points and presentations, coordinate follow-ups and action items across internal and external engagements 

    • Support ED with travel, scheduling and other administrative needs 

    • Liaise with the Institute’s Communications and Engagement associate to support the development of materials (speaking points and presentations of the Institute’s ED, publications and promotion of Institute’s materials, blog posts, etc.)

    • Coordinate operations for McCourt Institute, liaising with HR, Finance, Legal and IT PL functions, and external service providers, to assist with the design and implementation of systems, processes and contracts to support a growing team in Europe and the US 

  • Provide project management and administrative support to the Institute (50%)

    • Coordinate events and stakeholder meetings (invitation management, event organization etc.) 

    • Provide schedule management support for Institute workstreams and initiatives, prepare agendas, send invitations, track follow-ups, etc.  

    • Serve as the focal point for stakeholder/ CRM management 

    • Coordinate operational and administrative requests and queries across McCourt Institute, Project Liberty, and partner entities 

    • Coordinate the management of technical systems (Google Drive, HubSpot, project management, and other tools)

    • Coordinate recruitment and team onboarding processes 

    • Coordinate general office and facilities management 

    • Other tasks as assigned

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


  • Minimum 1-3  years of experience in a similar role in a fast-paced international environment 

  • Impeccable written and oral command of our working language English (fluent/near-native level). French skills are desired. Other languages are a plus. 

  • Strong project management and coordination skills 

  • Skilled use of technical tools (Google Suite, HubSpot, project management tools, etc.) 

  • Experience in interacting with diverse international stakeholders 

  • Well-organized multitasker with great attention to detail 

  • Collaborative spirit with a sense of humor

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

  • Right to work in France 


As soon as possible. 


Paris, McCourt Institute (SciencesPo Campus)


Jun is 16, 2023

To apply for this position, please upload your:

  • CV (2 pages max) and 

  • Cover Letter (2 pages max) 

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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