Policy Fellow, Youth & Education Privacy

Reports To 
VP, Youth & Education Privacy

About Us
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a nonprofit organization focused on how emerging technologies affect consumer privacy. FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy program works to protect child and student privacy while allowing for data and technology use that can help young people learn, grow, develop, and succeed. We work with stakeholders from practitioners to policymakers, providing technical assistance, resources, trend analysis, and training. FPF’s Youth and Education Privacy team runs Student Privacy Compass, the one-stop-shop website for student privacy resources. 

General Overview 
This position will support FPF work on youth and student privacy issues to 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/Senior Fellow will interact regularly with leading senior figures in government, corporations, academia, advocacy groups, and law firms. 

Importance of Fit
We are looking for someone 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 research that results in explaining complicated issues to various types of stakeholders in an objective way is extremely valuable.

Position Requirements:
The fellowship is an 12-month position with the option to extend, dependent on performance and grant funding. Applicants should have:

Desired Attributes:

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 [email protected] with the subject line “PolicyFellow/SrFellowYE2022_[NAME]” if you need assistance in submitting your application.

Salary and Benefits: 
$65,000 annually, commensurate with experience; excellent health, dental, and vision coverage; three weeks of vacation, plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s and all federal holidays.

This is a full-time position. While we prefer candidates who are able to work in-person out of FPF’s Washington, DC office, we are open to this being a remote position. FPF staff are working remotely until February 2022 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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 [email protected], with the subject line “PolicyFellowYE2022_[NAME].” 

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).