Deputy Director, CPIP

Arlington, VA, VA
Jul 20, 2018
Sep 10, 2018
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Deputy Director

The Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, is dedicated to the scholarly analysis of intellectual property rights and the technological, commercial, and creative innovation they facilitate. CPIP explores how stable and effective property rights in innovation and creativity can foster successful and flourishing individual lives and national economies. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Through a wide array of academic and public policy programming, CPIP brings together scholars, industry leaders, inventors, creators, and policymakers to examine foundational questions and current controversies concerning patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Ultimately, CPIP seeks to promote a healthy academic discussion, grounded in rigorous scholarship, and a well-informed public policy debate about the importance of intellectual property.

CPIP is looking for a Deputy Director to join our team. The Deputy Director will oversee CPIPs policy, research, and fundraising efforts, and will supervise CPIPs Assistant Directors and Research Fellows. Reporting to CPIPs Executive Director, the Deputy Director will be in charge of CPIPs day-to-day academic and policy work, and will also be responsible for developing and executing CPIPs long-term academic and policy strategy.

Responsibilities: Overseeing CPIPs Policy Efforts

The Deputy Director will oversee CPIPs efforts to organize a wide variety of policy activities by CPIPs network of scholars, including amicus briefs, regulatory comments, sign-on letters, op-ed and blogging campaigns, and ongoing engagement with numerous constituencies in the IP community. The Deputy Director will work closely with CPIPs Executive Director, developing ideas for new policy initiatives and providing regular updates regarding the status of ongoing policy activities.

Overseeing CPIPs Research Efforts

The Deputy Director will oversee CPIPs in-house research efforts as well as CPIPs non-resident fellowship and research grant programs. Working closely with CPIPs Executive Director, the Deputy Director will coordinate with a wide variety of scholars in CPIPs network to ensure the continuing success of CPIPs research programs.

Overseeing CPIPs Fundraising Efforts

The Deputy Director will oversee CPIPs fundraising efforts. Among other things, this work will include:

  • Identifying potential donors and setting up pitch meetings.
  • Maintaining and building upon CPIPs relationships with current donors.
  • Regularly communicating with potential and current donors regarding CPIPs activities. The Deputy Director will work closely with CPIPs Executive Director, providing regular updates regarding the status of ongoing fundraising activities. Supervising CPIPs Assistant Directors & Research Fellows

    The Deputy Director will supervise CPIPs Assistant Directors and Research Fellows—assigning projects, tracking progress, conducting performance reviews, and approving timesheets.

Required Qualifications:
  • This position is designed for an individual with a Juris Doctor degree (or equivalent advanced degree or experience) and a strong interest in promoting innovation and creativity through CPIPs academic and policy mission.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in intellectual property law and policy, and will also be familiar with the intellectual property academic community.
  • At least three years of intellectual property law and policy experience is required.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a one-page cover letter, resume or CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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