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Policy Fellow/Policy Counsel, Youth & Education Privacy

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Future of Privacy Forum
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Washington, DC
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Published 25 days ago

About Us

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. The Youth & Education Privacy team advises policymakers, academics, companies, districts, and states on child and student privacy law and best practices; oversees the education privacy resource center website, Student Privacy Compass, and the review of applicants to the Student Privacy Pledge; and convenes stakeholders to ensure the responsible use of student data and education technology in schools.

General Overview 

This position will support FPF work on youth and student privacy issues, support the fulfillment of grant deliverables, help respond to technical assistance requests from stakeholders, draft publications and resources, and other responsibilities as they arise. The ideal candidate will be a superior writer; have a strong desire to effect change in the world with a focus on compromise, nuance, and bringing stakeholders together to find ethical, equitable, actionable solutions; be able to help translate complicated legal or technical topics for a variety of audiences; have the ability to remain professional and impartial while working in a political environment; and a willingness to support team members. The Policy Fellow/Policy Counsel will interact regularly with leading senior figures in government, corporations, academia, advocacy groups, and law firms. 

Importance of Fit

We are looking for someone with a legal background, who is enthusiastic about exploring the nuances of privacy in society; helping stakeholders reach consensus on ethical and equitable norms, policies, and business practices to address new privacy challenges; contributing to best practices, education, and research on evolving privacy policies and conceptions; and the ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving policy environment. An ideal candidate will be able to solve problems with creativity, determination, and collaboration while staying organized. An interest in deep legal research, particularly of state privacy laws, is strongly preferred. 

Position Requirements:

The Fellowship is a 12- or 18-month position with the option to extend, dependent on performance and grant funding. More experienced candidates may apply for a permanent Policy Counsel position. Applicants should have:

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading skills. 
  • Ability to write and speak for both expert and general audiences.
  • Demonstrated research and project management skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong work ethic, a collaborative mindset, flexibility, creativity, and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work effectively and seamlessly with a wide variety of people and on teams.
  • A commitment to amplifying diverse voices. 

Desired Attributes:

  • Previous professional experience in the intersection of privacy, security, and technology policy, particularly those that demonstrate your ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reputation for being entrepreneurial, energetic, positive, and focused.
  • Ability to analyze, summarize, and report on qualitative and quantitative data sets or legal documents.
  • Deeply interested in exploring the nuances between protecting child privacy and the potential for data and technology to support children.

About Us

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. The Youth & Education…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary

Benefits

Salary and Benefits: 

Competitive salary; excellent health, dental, and vision coverage; three weeks of vacation, plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s, Juneteenth, and all federal holidays. 

This is a full-time position based out of the Washington DC office. FPF staff are working remotely until January 2022 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Salary and Benefits: 

Competitive salary; excellent health, dental, and vision coverage; three weeks of vacation, plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s, Juneteenth, and all…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1400 "Eye" Street NW Suite 450, Washington, DC None, United States
Washington, DC 20005

How to Apply

FPF knows that having a diverse workforce is essential to our work. We do not discriminate against any candidate based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or age. 

Further, FPF prides itself on providing equal opportunities in employment and can make further accommodations to meet your accessibility needs. Please, send an email to yeapplications@fpf.org with the subject line “PolicyFellow/PolicyCounselYE2021_[NAME]” if you need assistance in submitting your application.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, a cover letter, a school transcript if you are or were in school within the past two years, and two writing samples to yeapplications@fpf.org, with the subject line “PolicyFellow/PolicyCounselYE2021_[NAME].” Please also include where you found our job posting in the email as well. 

Please submit at least one sample that has not been edited by another party. Writing samples that are similar to blog posts or articles are especially useful. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP (position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found).

FPF knows that having a diverse workforce is essential to our work. We do not discriminate against any candidate based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender…

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