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Executive Director

The AI Now Institute at New York University is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to join our Leadership Team. The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for AI Now’s staff, programs, funding, and execution of its mission.

About the AI Now Institute at NYU

The AI Now Institute at New York University is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding the social implications of AI technologies. It is the first university research center focused specifically on AI’s social significance. Founded and led by Kate Crawford and Meredith Whittaker, AI Now is one of the few women-led AI institutes in the world.

AI Now works with a broad coalition of stakeholders, including academic researchers, industry, civil society, policy makers, and affected communities, to identify and address issues raised by the rapid introduction of AI across core social domains. AI Now produces interdisciplinary research to help ensure that AI systems are accountable to the communities and contexts they are meant to serve, and that they are applied in ways that promote justice and equity. The Institute’s current research agenda focuses on four core areas: bias and inclusion, rights and liberties, labor and automation, and safety and critical infrastructure.

AI Now is affiliated across six different NYU faculties: the Tandon School of Engineering, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Law School, the Stern School of Business, the Center for Data Science, and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Executive Director

The ED will join AI Now’s Leadership team, alongside Kate Crawford, Meredith Whittaker, and Mariah Peebles, to help run the organization, with a focus on strategic program management and fundraising. Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Collaborate with the Leadership Team to further develop AI Now’s vision, programs, outreach, and impact.
  • Represent the organization at high level convenings and events.
  • Ensure ongoing organizational excellence in AI Now’s core functions: research, finance, people-operations, development, partnerships, and communications.
  • Oversee the financial health of the organization.
  • Engage with the NYU community and external AI Now partners.
  • Oversee the organization’s staff.
  • Contribute to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that embodies AI Now’s values.


Annual salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, we offer a competitive benefits package through New York University, including health coverage, dental and vision plans, and retirement, as well as generous paid time off and supportive parental leave policies. Relocation assistance is available.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume/cv and a statement of interest here.

Questions about the position can be directed to Mariah Peebles at [email protected].

Equal Opportunity

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Data Protection Policy

AI Now strives to minimize data collection and limit use of data to the specific purpose for which it is collected. For job applications, we use a series of third party services to help store and organize applicant information. After our hiring process concludes, we save the minimal amount of data required for our HR compliance records and remove the rest. Unless compelled by legal process, we will never share any information we receive with any external person or entity without the applicant’s consent. Should we receive any such legal process, we will attempt to notify the individual whose data is at issue if at all possible in a timely manner.

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