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National Digital Inclusion Alliance Research and Policy Director

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NDIA combines grassroots community engagement with technical knowledge, research and coalition building to advocate on behalf of people working for digital equity and to ensure all people have access to technology in communities large and small, urban, and rural. Now doesn’t that sound like an amazing place to work? NDIA’s team is fully remote. We love our online collaboration tools and our flexible schedules. Now, more than ever before, there is a broad awareness of the necessity of affordable home internet, appropriate devices, responsive tech support and digital literacy. NDIA is raising digital equity awareness, supporting local efforts and impacting policies. The Research and Policy Director serves as the lead on NDIA’s policy positions and research projects.


  • Conducts statistical research and analysis to guide and support NDIA’s advocacy as well as affiliate development.

  • Learning from NDIA’s affiliates and in collaboration with affiliates and partners, conductand guide development of NDIA’s policy positions. Written work includes official comments to government agencies, white papers, blog posts, and guidebooks.

  • Contributes to the NDIA website and social presence by publishing blog posts and assists with other communication tasks as requested.

  • Participates in local, state, and national meetings and conferences.

  • Speaks at events and on webinars.

  • Works with partners and policymakers to identify how policies can be improved to support digital inclusion work.

  • Monitors and engages on federal, state, and local policies that impact digital equity and the efforts of our affiliates.

  • Speaks with media to explain on the ground digital inequities and advocate for needed policy changes.

  • Support NDIA’s national conference, Net Inclusion, by helping craft the agenda, identify speakers and encourage participation.

  • As a small team, team members support each other’s work as needed.


  • Reports to the Executive Director.

  • All NDIA staff work from home. The NDIA Research and Policy Director can be located anywhere in the US.

  • Meets virtually with the Executive Director on a regular basis.

  • 40 hours a week with a flexible work schedule.

  • Travel required to NDIA’s annual conference, and to other meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements, approximately once per month, potentially more often.

  • $60,000-$65,000 annual salary, based on experience.


  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey technical information to a variety of audiences.

  • Strong data analysis experience and skills. May include work with large datasets, GIS mapping programs, demographic studies, and similar.

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to advocate for policy at the Federal, State, and/or local levels.

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and power analysis.

  • Preference for field experience with digital inclusion programs or activities.

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree. Preference for a master’s degree.

  • 22 June 2020
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