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Global Network Initiative Seeking an Operations Associate


The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is seeking an energetic and engaged Operations Associate to join their team. They are looking for candidates who have strong organisational skills; an eye for detail; experience working in a fast-paced environment and on small teams; a desire for professional growth; and a demonstrated interest in human rights and/or technology policy. This is an entry-level position based in Washington, DC, focused on administrative and operational duties, with competitive compensation and benefits for a nonprofit organization.

Working with a team of six full-time staff, some working remotely, the Operations Associate will help GNI provide unique collaboration and governance functions for over 65 members from across the world. This job will provide opportunities to work with a small, dedicated staff and engage with leading practitioners at the intersection of technology policy, human rights, and corporate responsibility. It is an excellent starting position for a young professional eager to enter the fields of corporate social responsibility, business and human rights, and/or technology policy.


  • Reporting to GNI’s leadership, support GNI’s day-to-day operations.
  • Organise, manage, and update GNI’s internal file management systems, and other digital collaboration tools (calendar of events, process tracking, etc.).
  • Work with staff, external accountant, and external partners to support contracts, invoicing, payment processing, expense management and tracking, taxes, and audit processes.
  • Assist in the logistical preparation for quarterly board meetings and other external meetings and events, including travel planning, general administrative support.
  • Assist with the work of GNI committees in the areas of accountability, development, learning, membership, and policy.
  • As needed/time allows, provide research and writing support for GNI’s policy and shared learning work.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience managing operations and logistics, particularly with respect to finance and event planning;
  • Be comfortable handling administrative work and operating in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be a team player;
  • Demonstrated adaptability and the ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organisation;
  • Be attentive to detail, resourceful, and creative;
  • Be a self-starter comfortable working on a small, decentralised team;
  • Have strong research, writing, and communication skills; and
  • Have an undergraduate or graduate degree, or equivalent work experience.

Other useful experience:

  • Familiarity with US government grant administration;
  • Academic background, experience, or demonstrated interest in human rights, technology policy, media policy, and/or corporate social responsibility; and
  • Experience working with the Google Suite of applications.

Full details about the position are available here.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


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