We are Growing! New Opening for Executive Director


August 25, 2017


The Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab (RIIPL) is a collaboration between expert researchers at Brown University and the Rhode Island Office of the Governor. We use rigorous scientific research and big data to support policy makers as they work to alleviate poverty and increase economic opportunity with efficient, effective, fact-based policy. Our creative, energetic and diverse team includes economists, data scientists and policy analysts who work closely on projects developed with government partners. Our projects span policy areas: Closing the Achievement Gap, Social Policy Innovation, Criminal Justice, and Regulation that Works. Learn more at www.riipl.org/initiatives.  

RIIPL is seeking a talented and creative Executive Director to collaborate closely with the Faculty Director to preserve, lead, and grow the mission and impact of the organization. The Executive Director will provide strategic and operational leadership for RIIPL’s policy staff, programs, and the expansion and execution of its mission, will work to increase its impact on the state of Rhode Island and nationally, and build and maintain long-lasting, meaningful, and trusted relationships with government partners.  This a senior leadership role that will suit a person who is intellectually curious, high energy, has enthusiasm for science and policy innovation, and outstanding organizational and communication skills, who enjoys working with highly skilled team of scientists, researchers, and policy makers.

Because RIIPL’s mission is to use data and science to impact policy and improve lives, qualifications include working understanding of state-of-the-art empirical research and data science, a passion for and track record in translating and communicating research into policy, excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to productively collaborate with a diverse set of partners, and a track record in successful fundraising. Most importantly, this person needs to be passionate about preserving and growing the mission, values, and culture of a highly successful, first-of-its-kind, innovative policy lab as it expands and grows to increase capacity and impact.

For position requirements and instructions on how to apply, read RIIPL_ED_FinalJD.