State Policy Network

James Madison Institute

Director of Tech and Innovation Policy

  • Type: Full-Time
  • Location: 100 North Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2022



  • Reports directly to the Vice President of Policy
  • Full-time position
  • Remote
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Full health and retirement benefits
  • Paid holidays, annual leave and medical leave
  • Travel expected


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3+ years of experience in non-profit working in tech policy
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Notable relationship-building skills
  • An understanding of Florida politics and public policy
  • Commitment to the principles of limited government and free markets.

Application Deadline

We will accept applications until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.


  • Lead the Technology and Innovation Policy Center
  • Establish JMI’s policy priorities on an annual basis for the Center, and work in coordination with other policy staffers and JMI’s VP of Policy.
  • Oversee plan of action on technology and innovation policy priorities to ensure maximum impact.
  • Serve as the lead on the research, development, and distribution of academic research, policy papers, issue briefs, and other content within the purview of the Center.
  • Provide expertise and possible testimony for elected officials, staff, and media.
  • Write and draft op-ed columns and edit columns drafted by others.
  • Attend specific tech and innovation policy events around the country.
  • Comfortable with public speaking events, serving as an authority on state and national issues.
  • Serve as the lead on the execution of at the Tech & Innovation Summit held every year, in concert with JMI’s Events and Logistics manager
  • Work with policy staff colleagues to coordinate the policy calendar concerning the release dates for publications and concerning the Institute’s participation in policy-related events ranging from national and state conferences and speaking opportunities for JMI staff members to JMI-sponsored events.
  • Work with policy staff and communications staff concerning media outreach, including magazines, newspaper editorial boards, TV, radio, and social media.
  • Consult with JMI grants manager to assist with funding opportunities and grant proposals, especially those that advance funding specific to the Center.
  • Work in coordination with Development Director and major gifts officer to identify and execute tailored fundraising opportunities for new and existing JMI members.
  • When appropriate, attend fundraising meetings with JMI CEO.
  • Perform other policy-related tasks as needed.

Interested applicants should e-mail resume and cover letter to Becky Liner at with the subject line “Director of Tech and Innovation Application.” Please do not call the office.

How to apply

James Madison Institute
Tallahassee, FL