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Foundation for American Innovation Operations Manager – Job Listing

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Foundation for American Innovation Operations Manager – Job Listing

May 2, 2023

The mission of the Foundation for American Innovation (formerly Lincoln Network) is to develop technology, talent, and ideas that support a better, freer, and more abundant future. Ours is a politics of builders, hackers, and founders working to advance a more perfect union between technology and the American republic.

Our work is rooted in an optimistic vision for the future, in which technology is aligned to serve human ends: promoting individual freedom, supporting strong institutions, advancing national security, and unleashing economic prosperity. We believe that better collaboration between innovators and policymakers is vital for making this future happen sooner. We work to help policymakers play a more productive role in fostering innovation, and help technologists and founders take a more active role in shaping governance

To help advance this mission, FAI seeks to hire an Operations Manager for its policy team. The Operations Manager will work closely with FAI’s COO and will be responsible for supporting event planning and promotion, internal and external communications, and operations.

This is a full-time, in-office position based in northeast Washington, DC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the planning and execution of FAI’s events, including conferences, team retreats, salon dinners, and receptions.
  • Working with the Research Manager to draft external communications.
  • Maintaining various records and documents for the management team.
  • Assisting the management team with various operations and administrative tasks, including scheduling meetings, arranging travel, working with caterers and event venues, etc.
  • Assisting with managing the DC office’s operations.
  • Supporting a holistic view of organizational priorities.
  • Partnering with other departments to drive cross-team collaboration, developing systems and processes to facilitate collaboration.

Qualifications include:

  • The ideal candidate will have a proven track record (3–5 years experience) and strong skills in operations, event planning and execution, and internal stakeholder management.
  • Enthusiastic support for FAI’s mission and a desire to learn about FAI’s unique, distributed community of builders, hackers, and policy experts.
  • Superb attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and a drive to take initiative.
  • Highly refined communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to communicate complex ideas through both traditional and social media forms.
  • Strong proficiency with Excel, Word, and collaboration via Google Docs.
  • Salesforce/CRM experience preferred.
  • Adobe suite (Illustrator, Premiere) experience is a plus, but not required.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Robust benefits package including health/dental/vision insurance, 401K match, professional development allowance, annual performance bonuses, and an unlimited vacation policy.
  • An annual salary of ~$45–65K, negotiable based on experience.
  • Modern co-working space in Northeast Washington, DC, with free snacks & drinks.

To apply, qualified candidates should submit their information and the following documents here

  • Résumé (one page).
  • Informal cover letter including your interest in FAI’s mission.

The Foundation for American Innovation is an equal-opportunity employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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