Executive Director, Institute for Technology Law and Policy

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Executive Director, Institute for Technology Law and Policy – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview


Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy is a prominent academic and research program in technology law and policy, comprising more than a dozen faculty and many staff and students. The Institute houses interdisciplinary research projects of significant reach and impact. It is funded by public and private funders including government funding agencies, nonprofit foundations, and private donors. It coordinates a substantial academic program, in conjunction with the Law Center administration, which offers two Master’s degree programs and a Tech Law Scholars program for JD students. It helps oversee the Georgetown Law Technology Review, an active and well-read student-run and faculty-advised publication; and publishes white papers, policy briefs, and other products of its research. It organizes and deepens Georgetown’s programming and curricular efforts in technology-related fields. It coordinates its activities with other Centers and Programs, including the Center on Privacy and Technology and the Center on National Security and Law. The Institute supports development of affiliated programming and works towards establishing Georgetown Law as a preeminent forum for discussion and study of technology-related legal and policy issues.


The Executive Director develops the structure and programming of the Institute for Technology Law and Policy; works to establish the Institute as a leading voice in and convener of discussions and debates about technology law and policy; spearheads the Institute’s fundraising and communications efforts; collaborates with faculty members to develop research programs and agenda and oversees implementation; develops and plans research and teaching programs; advises faculty about funding, staffing, and space needs; represents the Institute in high-profile fora and events; builds and maintains connections with University cross-campus Technology & Society initiatives; helps recruit key staff; oversees the publication of research reports; and supervises the day-to-day functions of Institute staff, fellows, and students. Through management of the Institute’s Program Director, the Executive Director has direct, managerial responsibility for the success of the MLT and LL.M degree programs.


The Executive Director oversees the Institute budget, including for staff salary, programs, and activities; and facilitates the administration of grant funding on behalf of principal investigators who are affiliated with the Institute.


The Executive Director’s work and duties may require occasional travel.


Work Interactions


The Executive Director interacts with faculty directors and advisors regarding institution-building, research, and event planning; legal and policy communities and related VIPs regarding Institute events and research; students regarding research projects, networking and educational events, and externships/internships; funders; media; and the public. They also interact regularly with the Associate and Assistant Deans of Centers & Institutes, leadership of the Law Center and individual centers and institutes, as well as Law Center staff and leadership in Communications, Development, Financial Affairs, Grant Administration, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Career Services, and additional offices as needed.



  • Doctorate or JD
  • 8+ years legal work experience with a substantial focus on intellectual property, privacy, telecommunications, and/or Internet law and policy issues
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative programs or research agenda
  • Willingness and availability to travel occasionally


Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in management, academic administration, fundraising, and grant management
  • Experience with legislative and/or executive branch processes


Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.



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Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.


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