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Tech Policy Associate, National Security Institute

George Mason University
United States, Virginia, Arlington
October 08, 2023
Position Information
Position Information

Department Antonin Scalia Law School
Alternate Department Description
National Security Institute
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Statement of Economic Interest Not Applicable
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Public Relations and Marketing Specialist III / 29093
Working Title Tech Policy Associate, National Security Institute
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 10601z
Recruit Number STF10565
Working Hours
Location Arlington, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement
Tech Policy Associate, National Security Institute

George Mason University's National Security Institute ( NSI), within the Antonin Scalia Law School, invites applications for a Tech Policy Associate. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the National Security Institute (NSI):

NSI aims to be the intellectual powerhouse supporting a robust American national security posture - dedicated to incorporating a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and finding real-world answers to hard national security questions and providing them to policymakers in way they can easily consume. We strive to educate future leaders and to shape the debate on critical issues by providing balance to the public discourse and identifying solutions that both enable a robust national defense and safeguard our constitutional liberties.


  • Supporting the planning of NSI tech policy events, roundtables, and conferences;
  • Supporting the coordination of tech-related Congressional and Executive branch engagements;
  • Assisting with research, writing, and publishing of NSI research and advocacy papers and other written materials;
  • Interacting with NSI leadership, staff, and experts, as well as media, government officials, and the general public;
  • Monitoring tech policy and regulatory activity, including attending events and hearings;
  • Working with the NSI team on long-term strategic projects;
  • Managing administrative activities related to the support of NSI's tech policy programs, including updates and maintenance to websites and basic designing of flyers and infographics; and
  • Supporting NSI team with other tasks and projects as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and detail-oriented;
  • Ability to interact with persons at all levels, including high-level legal officials and academics, in a professional manner and in different settings;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Superior skills with Microsoft Office suite as well as strong database experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 10601z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: 11/04/2021
Posting Date 10/19/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? Yes
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