Center for Democracy & Technology
The Center for Democracy & Technology is seeking a senior legal or policy professional to represent the organization in Brussels in policy debates affecting the Internet. This job offers a rare and exciting opportunity to shape public policy on key issues of the digital age. The Director of CDT’s Brussels office will be responsible for establishing a CDT office in Brussels and serving as the organization’s principal representative before key EU policy bodies on all of CDT’s substantive project areas. Key goals for the Director of CDT Brussels will include fostering multi-stakeholder dialogue on key issues, promoting policy solutions that support an open and innovative Internet, and encouraging better mutual understanding between the EU and the US on Internet policy issues.
The responsibilities of the Director of CDT’s Brussels office will include:
- Legal and policy analysis and development of policy recommendations related to EU proposals affecting the open Internet and digital rights, in close collaboration with CDT Project Directors;
- Outreach to relevant stakeholders, including government officials, the ICT sector; civil society; academics; and technologists;
- Development and coordination of multistakeholder working groups, consultations, and convenings in Brussels;
- Representation of CDT before EU bodies; may also involve representation before national governments and regional or international governance bodies;
- Development of EU strategy and prioritization of opportunities for intervention, in close collaboration with CDT Project Directors;
- Public education, media and public speaking;
- Policy and technical assistance to policymakers, regulators, and stakeholders.
This position is designed for candidates with significant experience in EU or international policy processes and knowledge of Internet policy. An ideal candidate would have:
- An advanced degree in law, public policy or other relevant field;
- A minimum of 5 – 10 years in relevant legal or policy positions with increasing levels of responsibility;
- Comprehensive knowledge of the complex policy areas and key issues relating to the Internet and other communications and information technologies;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Fluency in English required; fluency in additional European languages preferred;
- Experience with EU institutions and policymaking processes;
- Basic understanding of Internet technologies;
- Advanced knowledge of technology and/or technical standards and work with technical standards bodies would be a plus;
- Demonstrated ability to develop and manage diverse coalitions;
- Commitment to CDT’s mission;
- An entrepreneurial and collaborative working style.
Competitive with civil society and government salaries and commensurate with the responsibilities of the role.
CDT is a not-for-profit civil society organization with offices in Washington D.C. and San Francisco. CDT’s mission is to keep the Internet open, innovative and free. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT works to advance policies that support the open Internet and protect human rights. CDT seeks to promote dialogue among Internet stakeholders. See https://www.cdt.org.
Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: August 31, 2012.
Note: Applicants who submitted under the initial posting do not need to reapply under this revised notice.
The Center for Democracy & Technology is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or physical ability.