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The Program Officer will have knowledge of — and passion for — resolving the issues, including (a) the substantive, technical, legal, and economic challenges connected to digital disinformation and the media platforms on which it is produced, distributed, and consumed; and (b) the problems arising from how money flows in congressional politics as well as our system of first-past-the-post, single-member district elections for Congress. She/he/they must also: have a demonstrated track record as an effective colleague on a high-performing team; be an excellent communicator; have strong analytic and strategy development skills; and bring exceptional personal and professional integrity and the highest work standards.