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Policy Fellow/Senior Fellow, Youth and Education Privacy
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, particularly in the higher education realm 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. The fellowship is a 12- or 18-month position with the option to extend, dependent on performance and grant funding.
Position: Policy Fellow/Senior Fellow, Youth and Education Privacy
Organization: Future of Privacy Forum
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Posting Start Date: 4/28/2021
Date Posted: 4/28/2021
Requirements Applicants should have:
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to write and speak for expert and general audiences.
  • Demonstrated research and project management skills.
  • 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 higher education and 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.
  • Deep interest in exploring the nuances between protecting student privacy and the potential for data and technology to improve education.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/28/2021
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Future of Privacy Forum
1400 I Street NW
Suite 450
Washington,  DC 20005
United States
(202) 643-9853

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