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. FPF engages with federal and state policymakers and regulators in support of informed, pragmatic public policy that respects privacy while allowing for the growth of emerging technologies and responsible, beneficial uses of data.
FPF is not an advocacy organization, and does not typically support or oppose particular legislative proposals or campaigns. Rather, the organization aims to provide expert, educational, and independent analysis through our public engagement, blog posts, subject matter experts, testimony and public filings, educational webinars, and programs such as Digital Data Flows: Emerging Technologies. It is our view that lawmakers and regulators make better policy when they understand the technologies, business practices, and legal tools available to regulate privacy and data protection.
- Analyzing and comparing bills and draft legislation, sometimes quickly, with reference to existing privacy laws and frameworks;
- Drafting white papers, reports, blog posts, and other analysis for different audiences – including corporate legal experts, legislators, and the public;
- Working across teams with FPF colleagues who are subject matter experts, and helping to translate complex technical topics (such as AI/machine learning, de-identification, biometrics, ad tech, and mobility data) into clear and actionable policy language and educational content;
- Assisting with outreach to FPF stakeholders, such as: Hill staff, government agencies, privacy advocates, companies, academics, and other key partners; and organizing internal and external events and meetings, both in person and virtual.
- Speaking publicly at events, meetings, and conferences in support of FPF’s overall goals and as an expert on U.S. privacy legislation and policy.
The ideal candidate will have 1-5 years of experience. J.D. preferred, but not required – other experience, such as government affairs and public policy, will be considered.
In addition, candidates should have:
- Strong legal research, analysis, and writing skills. Experience with legislative drafting and/or statutory interpretation is a plus.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the basics of U.S. consumer privacy law — for example, through previous work experience, a strong academic performance in an Information Privacy course (or equivalent), and/or a CIPP/US certification.
- Strong communication skills, professionalism, an optimistic and creative approach to public policy, and the ability to convene and work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, with a particular focus on finding consensus among: policymakers, industry professionals, academics, and privacy advocates.
- Ability to work independently on multiple overlapping workstreams, usually with self-imposed deadlines.
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. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please reach out to [email protected]
Salary and Benefits:
Salary Range: Policy Counsel/Analyst $70,000-$100,000 / Senior Counsel/Analyst $90,000-$130,000 annually, commensurate with experience; 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, with a strong preference for candidates who are able to work in-person out of FPF’s Washington, DC office. FPF staff are working remotely until January 2022, with the option to work in-office as preferred, in accordance with building and organization COVID-19 safety regulations.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume, a cover letter, school transcript if you are or were in school within the past two years, and two writing samples (including at least one that has not been edited by another party) to [email protected]. Please use the subject line “US Legislation PolicyCounsel/SeniorCounsel_[NAME],” and include where you found our job posting in the email as well.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.