Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)
Monday, July 27, 2020, at 3:00p.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host an online event covering economic challenges at home and abroad. Wally Adeyemo, former deputy national security advisor for International Economics at CSIS will discuss the pandemic’s implications for the global economy with Matthew Goodman, senior vice president for economics at CSIS and Stephanie Segal, senior fellow for economics.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on oversight of the Department of Justice. The committee will hear testimony from Attorney General William Barr.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on oversight of COVID-19 financial relief packages. The committee will hear testimony from Phil Gramm, the former senator from Texas; Danielle Brian, the executive director of the Project on Government Oversight; Maya MacGuineas, the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; Veronique de Rugy, a senior research fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center; and Neil Barofsky, the former special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 11:00a.m.: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host an online event in collaboration with the United Nations on advancing digital cooperation and leadership. Fabrizio Hochschild, special advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General, Michael Nelson, director of Carnegie’s technology and International Affairs Program, Latha Reddy, former deputy national security adviser of India and Kaysie Brown, vice president for policy and strategic initiatives at the United Nations Foundation, will discuss challenges for cyber governance and how stakeholders can launch creative new approaches to internet policy.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 12:00p.m.: The Hudson Institute will host a video event on how Europe can deter Chinese and Russian aggression. Nicolas Bauquet, research director at Institut Montaigne, Peter Rough, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Mats Engman, distinguished military fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy and Liselotte Ogdaard, visiting senior fellow at Hudson will analyze questions of Europe’s place and power in shaping world affairs.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 2:00p.m.: The Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program will host a webinar on potential threats to the 2020 elections. Moderator Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, will facilitate a conversation with Susan Hennessey, executive editor of Lawfare and Elaine Kamarck, founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management, on obstacles to the elections such as polling complications during the pandemic, disinformation and foreign interference.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 12:00p.m.: The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law will hold a hearing on online platforms and market power. The Subcommittee will examine the role of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in the United States.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on the State Department's record in promoting diversity and inclusion. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Carol Perez, the director general of the foreign service; Gregory Smith, the chief diversity officer in the State Department's Office of Civil Rights; Mirembe Nantongo, the deputy assistant secretary of state for global talent management; and Josue Barrera, a senior advisor for diversity and inclusion at the State Department.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 2:30p.m.: The Brookings Institution will host a webinar called “Reorienting national security for the AI era.” Brookings President John Allen will moderate a discussion with Eric Schmidt, chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) and Robert Work, vice chair of NSCAI, on the current state of artificial intelligence and the commission’s latest recommendations within the developing field of AI technologies in the national security space.
Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 8:45 a.m.: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the State Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.: The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities will hold a hearing on the recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The subcommittee will hear testimony from the commission's co-chairs, Sen. Angus King and Rep. Mike Gallagher, and two of its commissioners, Patrick Murphy and Frank Cilluffo.
Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations will hold a hearing on the pandemic response in Africa. The subcommittee will hear testimony from Tibor Nagy, Jr., the assistant secretary of state for African affairs, and Christopher Maloney, the acting assistant administrator for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Friday, July 31, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold a markup of the fiscal year 2021 Intelligence Authorization Act.
Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled "Homeland Insecurity: DHS Police Actions Endanger Our Democracy." The committee has invited Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of homeland security, to testify.
Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10:00a.m.: The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host an online event on building diversity and combating prejudice in the U.S. armed forces. Rep. Anthony Brown, vice chair of the House Committee on Armed Services, will discuss symbols of racism, policies of inclusion and this year’s National Defense Authorization Act with Dr. Kathleen Hicks, director of the International Security program at CSIS.
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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
The Governance Studies program at Brookings is dedicated to analyzing policy issues, political institutions and processes, and contemporary governance challenges. Our scholarship identifies areas in need of reform and proposes specific solutions with the goals of: improving the performance of the national government; informing debate; and providing policymakers with expert analysis and ideas to ensure better institutional governance.
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The Research Assistant assists with the maintenance, and publication of Lawfare, a national security law website, in the Governance Studies (GS) program at The Brookings Institution. Provide research and administrative assistance on a diverse array of projects connected with the legal framework of American national security policy. Undertake research assignments with minimal supervision, draft summaries of findings, and assist with preparation of publications. Collaborate with GS Communication staff on matters pertaining to public/private events and GS Development staff on matters pertaining to donor proposals. This entry level position is a great opportunity for a recent graduate who wants to learn more about national security law.
Editorial and Research Assistance (70%)
- With guidance from Senior Fellow, researches and collects documents and information from various sources (government agencies, universities, libraries, database, Internet, non-profit organizations, etc.) on relevant topics for publication on Lawfare.
- Collects and prepares data from various sources for qualitative analysis, drafting and summarization of information.
- Provides editing and review assistance in preparation for publication.
- Work with Lawfare editorial team to ensure content is up-to-date and accurate, publish and design content, and perform other site maintenance duties as necessary.
- Enlist experts to serve as Lawfare blog or podcast contributors.
- Monitor relevant news to keep blog content relevant.
- With guidance from Senior Lawfare staff, writes content updates , summaries, and reviews for Lawfare blog.
- Proofread, update, and fact-check existing data and footnotes; finalize documents in preparation for publication.
Administrative Support (30%)
- Coordinates logistics for Lawfare and Brookings projects. This includes scheduling guests on the Lawfare podcast, identifying dates for presentation, coordinating calls and communication with external authors to the Lawfare blog.
- Assists with scheduling and coordinating internal and external events and meetings for Senior Fellow.
- Collaborates with development and communications staff as needed, including confirming fellow or senior fellow availability and interests, recent publications and activity, and relevance of recent work to various external requests for information.
- Provides administrative support for Lawfare and Brookings projects, as needed.
- Assists with hiring, supervising, and developing Lawfare Interns
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in political science, government, or a related field required. Academic background in constitutional law, the judiciary, or legal questions surrounding security issues is highly preferable. Demonstrated interest in the law desired. Interest in issues pertaining to national security required.
Outstanding writing, analytical, and research skills, demonstrated through prior relevant research experience. Journalism experience preferred. Ability to write clearly and with minimal supervision is required. Thorough knowledge of library and online research resources and capacity to conduct independent research is a must. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and organizational skills are also required, as well as ability to take initiative and work in a fast-paced environment. Basic familiarity with Word Press or PHP a plus.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.
The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—seeks an organized, energetic, experienced Portfolio Director to oversee our technology and innovation, cybersecurity and national security policy efforts. The core aspects of this role focus on development, fundraising and project management. If you want to join an organization and do something extraordinary, this may be just the opportunity you need.
Your typical day at R Street may include helping divide responsibilities for a new project between experts on our various teams, helping outline a potential organizational response to a recent cyber attack and meeting with a foundation program officer to discuss R Street’s potential role in a new effort. This role is part of our management team and will report to and work closely with the Associate Vice President of Policy.
Other Aspects of Your Role
- Establish a clear policy strategy for the Technology and Innovation, Cyber and National Security portfolio, demonstrating broad familiarity with programming and serving as a brand ambassador.
- Oversee portfolio budget and facilitate cross-functional processes for fundraising, proposal development, and financial analyses.
- Lead fundraising efforts, including: ideation, proposal development, pitching and closing deals.
- Apply uniform standards for business assessment to analyze viability of policy programming and develop growth strategies where appropriate.
- Supervise portfolio staff and ensure project deliverables are high quality, highly credible and timely.
- Oversee hiring and managing staff with competency-based learning and assessment methods.
- Leverage contextual decision-making to manage conflict.
- Serve as a catalyst for activities which create high morale by demonstrating organizational norms and leading with integrity, humility, and resilience.
- Prioritize the organization’s needs while concurrently demonstrating empathy to build strong internal and external relationships.
Skills and Qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and deliver sophisticated, multi-part projects and budgets. Familiarity with Salesforce and project management software preferred.
- A record of success in development/fundraising, with an emphasis on articulating and realizing strategic business goals, particularly in a nonprofit environment.
- At least five years of management experience involving oversight of multiple full-time W-2 employees.
- Demonstrated ability to make difficult management choices, often without full information.
- No particular educational background is required; proven ability to achieve results is far more important than credentials.
- Aligned with our mission for free markets and limited, effective government.
- A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization.
Demonstrated understanding and achievement in one or more of the particular policy areas is highly desirable but not absolutely required. This is a job for someone who has a firm grasp of fundraising, nonprofit business strategy and management. In other words, while familiarity with our policy content is a plus this job is not primarily about doing our policy work.
This is a full-time job based in Washington, D.C. However, for the duration of COVID-19 related closures, this position will be required to work remotely until our office reopens. The job will require some travel, almost all of it within the United States.
R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families); wellness benefit; employer-subsidized mobile phones benefit; 401(k) contributions with up to a four percent match; and an exceptionally generous vacation policy. We were named to Washingtonian Magazine’s “Great Places to Work” List and take pride in providing an exceptional environment for our employees.
R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring.
We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact ideal individuals for video interviews and plan to conduct them on a rolling basis. Due to COVID-19, we will hold interviews virtually via Zoom until our DC office reopens. To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
The National Security Institute (NSI) seeks a Digital Services Intern for summer 2020 with the potential to extend through the fall.
The National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is dedicated to finding real-world answers to national security law and policy questions. We strive to provide balance to the public discourse on the most difficult national security challenges facing the United States and its allies.
NSI also serves as a platform for research, teaching, scholarship, and policy development that incorporates a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and its allies as well as an appreciation of the legal and practical challenges facing our intelligence, law enforcement, border security, and cybersecurity communities.
As a Digital Services intern, you will work closely with the NSI staff to
- Widen digital reach of NSI events and programs;
- Promote the work of NSI’s group of experts, including its Fellows, Advisory Board, and faculty; and
- Develop new media products, such as promotional and/or educational videos.
- Creating social media content for platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
- Researching technology trends to better understand digital topics and staying up to speed on the latest industry terminology;
- Drafting content and updating the NSI website;
- Editing and uploading videos of virtual events and NSI promotional materials;
- Editing audio content of NSI’s “Fault Lines” podcast; and
- Assisting with other projects as needed.
- Holds an undergraduate degree or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program;
- Has a passion for the digital space and a deep understanding of digital trends and technologies;
- Has deep knowledge of social media platforms;
- Has Microsoft Office Suite;
- Has availability to work 20 hours/week and
- Has availability on some evenings and weekends.
- Degree or current undergraduate program in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications or a related field;
- Experience with WordPress, Canva, Tweet Deck, Hootsuite, Mailchimp and/or Audacity; and
- Based in the DC Metro area.
How to Apply:
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line, “Application: NSI Digital Services Intern, [Lastname]”
The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country—seeks a skilled, energetic and experienced senior fellow to join and help shape the direction of our national security and cybersecurity program. We want somebody who lives and breathes cybersecurity—who knows the field from many angles and has a passion for applying practical knowledge to pressing policy challenges—and who understands it in the context of the broader national security interests of the United States.
Cybersecurity is one of R Street’s premier policy areas. Our current team brings extensive knowledge from long careers at high levels in the military, government and private industry. Our staff regularly appear on major television networks, testify before Congress and write for the nation’s largest newspapers. We want somebody to join and further advance an already strong and healthy team. In this context, we are particularly interested in candidates who offer diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
Your typical day at R Street might include finishing edits on a paper about 5G technology, consulting with a congressional staffer about the cybersecurity elements of a proposed financial services bill, giving a colleague comments on an op-ed they have written and meeting with allies to discuss plans for a joint briefing on Capitol Hill.
Other Aspects of Your Role
- Oversee two resident fellows and three non-resident senior fellows that comprise the cybersecurity and national security team.
- Help formulate a national security and cybersecurity policy strategy with internal operational (strategy and business development) and integrated policy (technology and innovation) units.
- Build connections between the cybersecurity and national security communities.
- Work with R Street’s external collaborators to advance joint objectives in the cybersecurity realm.
- Speak to the media and at public gatherings with comfort across omnichannel communications.
- Develop alliances and partnerships with industry, governmental and nonprofit players.
Skills and Qualifications
- 10 or more years of experience in cybersecurity, with connections to the law enforcement, national security and intelligence communities. People who have approached the field from a variety of perspectives—such as those who have worked in both the private sector and for law enforcement—are particularly desirable.
- Proven public speaking skills; experience on television is a plus.
- Experience dealing with the media.
- Excellent writing ability, ideally as demonstrated by a meaningful mix of scholarly and non-academic publications.
- A proven network of contacts relevant to the position and a reputation in the field.
- Alignment with our mission of advancing free markets and limited, effective government.
- A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization.
This is a full-time job. For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be done from your home. Going forward, it will be based in Washington, D.C. The job will require some travel inside and outside the United States.
R Street has experience working with individuals whose work must go through review for national security purposes. Previously having worked extensively with sensitive information should not be a barrier to applying for this job. No particular educational background is required: Proven ability to achieve results is far more important than credentials.
R Street is proud to be on Washingtonian Magazine’s Great Places to Work list and we’re proud to provide a top-notch working environment. As such, we strive to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families), wellness benefits, an employer-subsidized mobile phones benefit, 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match and an exceptionally generous vacation policy.
R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring.
We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact ideal individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. We will plan to conduct later round interviews by video conference but may request in-person interviews at some point depending on the operating status of Washington, D.C.
To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format. If you are unable to describe previous positions in detail or name the particular places you worked, please use your resume and cover letter to outline your competencies and interest in this job.
The ICAP Staff Attorney 1 will bring to bear advanced legal skills and extensive litigation experience to drive ICAP' s complex litigation work, including with responsibilities (1) to pursue impact litigation in defense of constitutional rights and values and (2) to involve Georgetown Law students in such efforts. The ICAP Staff Attorney 1 will have duties that include, but are not limited to:
- Engage in legal research and fact gathering, as well as draw on legal research and fact gathering provided by students, research assistants, and other ICAP attorneys, to assist in crafting constitutional impact litigation strategies in close coordination with the lnstitute's Legal Director and Executive Director.
- Draw on extensive previous legal experience, will carefully draft, revise, and edit briefing materials to be filed in court pertaining to those cases; will assist in mooting the advocates presenting and arguing the cases; and may have opportunities to present and argue cases at the trial court and appellate level.
- Support ICAP's leadership in overseeing a practicum seminar designed to involve Georgetown Law students in understanding the nature of constitutional impact litigation and in contributing to ICAP's work.
- Responsible for conceptualizing and implementing litigation strategies and tactics in complex court cases, including cases involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants; class actions; cases involving a wide range of legal claims, potentially to include a mix of federal-law and state- law claims; and cases arising in federal courts as well as in state courts around the country.
The ICAP Staff Attorney 1 will be supervised by ICAP's Executive Director and Legal Director. The ICAP Staff Attorney 1 will work closely with ICAP's other attorneys engaged in factual development, legal research, writing, and case presentation in support of ICAP's litigation efforts. Additionally, the ICAP Staff Attorney 1 will, as circumstances dictate, interact with other Georgetown Law faculty supporting ICAP's work on particular cases and with students participating in the practicum seminar offered in connection with ICAP's work. In doing so, the ICAP Staff Attorney 1 will be critical to fulfilling ICAP's mission of harnessing the talent and expertise of Georgetown Law's faculty and students in contributing to strategically selected, complex constitutional litigation on cutting-edge issues and exposing the law school community to such work.
- Required are a B.A. and a J.D., and 2 years of experience.
- Preferred is experience as a federal court clerk, ideally to include at the district court level, as well as 2-5 years of experience in legal work after law school (including clerkship time), ideally in litigation
The ICAP Staff Attorney 2 will drive results in complex, fast-moving, high-impact litigation to defend key constitutional rights and values, as well as related legal rights. He or she will do so by employing diverse litigation experience as well as exceptional legal abilities. The ICAP Staff Attorney 2’s responsibilities will include (1) conceptualizing and effectuating high-impaction litigation in defense of constitutional rights and values and (2) ensuring that Georgetown Law students are meaningfully and materially integrated into those litigation efforts. In particular, the ICAP Staff Attorney 2 has duties that include, but are not limited to:
- Engage in factual development and legal research, and will draw on legal research provided by students, research assistants, and other ICAP attorneys to assist in conceiving of and then driving constitutional impact litigation strategies in close coordination with the Institute’s Legal Director and Executive Director. This will include determining when litigation represents a promising mechanism for pursuing the defense of constitutional rights, then conceptualizing how litigation might be used in such circumstances and exploring the possibilities of filing such a suit—to include the identification of, and outreach to, potential plaintiffs and partner organizations.
- Draw on high-level previous litigation and legal writing experience and the years of feedback received on it, will carefully draft, revise, and edit briefing materials to be filed in court pertaining to those cases, at times with ultimate responsibility for the filings themselves; will assist in mooting the oral advocates presenting and arguing the cases; and will present evidence and oral argument directly in courts, potentially at all levels of the state and federal court systems.
- Often assume the lead role in individual cases, subject to the supervision of the Legal Director and Executive Director.
- Closely support ICAP's leadership in overseeing a practicum seminar designed to involve Georgetown Law students in understanding the nature of constitutional impact litigation and in contributing to ICAP's work.
- Responsible for identifying opportunities for, then developing and acting on, litigation strategies and tactics in extremely complex court cases, including cases involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants; class actions; cases involving a wide range of legal claims, potentially to include a mix of federal-law and state- law claims; and cases arising in federal courts as well as in state courts around the country.
The ICAP Staff Attorney 2 will be supervised by ICAP's Executive Director and Legal Director. The ICAP Staff Attorney 2 will work closely with ICAP's other attorneys engaged in factual development and legal research and writing in support of ICAP's litigation efforts. Additionally, the ICAP Staff Attorney 2 will coordinate directly with ICAP’s co-counsel in litigation and, moreover, will interact with other Georgetown Law faculty supporting ICAP's work on particular cases and with students participating in the practicum seminar offered in connection with ICAP’s work. All told, the ICAP Staff Attorney 2 will be essential to fulfilling ICAP's mission of harnessing the talent and expertise of Georgetown Law's faculty and students in designing and effectuating strategically selected, complex constitutional litigation on cutting-edge issues and exposing the law school community, including students in the ICAP practicum, to such work in meaningful ways.
- Required are a B.A. and a J.D.
- Preferred is experience as a federal court clerk, ideally to include at the district court level, as well as 6-10 years of experience in legal work after law school (including clerkship time).
UnLocal, a community-centered nonprofit organization providing legal representation and community education to New York City’s undocumented immigrant communities, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director.
UnLocal is committed to a community-centered, grassroots approach to protecting the rights and enhancing the lives of undocumented immigrants in New York City and providing legal representation to clients who are typically passed over by peer organizations. UnLocal’s model of addressing the needs of immigrants at a community level has promoted its rapid expansion to meet new levels of demand as local, state, and federal policies have been enacted that result in widespread violations of immigrants’ rights. In the past two years, UnLocal’s annual budget has nearly doubled from $700,000 to $1.3 million.
As it continues to build capacity through this period of growth, UnLocal seeks a leader who will steward a shared vision that is responsive to community needs and is driven by the passion and commitment of UnLocal’s team and Board members; who will build and cultivate relationships with all external stakeholders – including community leaders, funders, and partners; and who will lead operational and programmatic oversight across the organization. Succeeding UnLocal’s well-respected founder, Michele Lampach, the new leader will support UnLocal’s dedicated and talented team and direct the organization’s continued development to best serve New York’s immigrant communities. The ED will work closely with staff across the organization and at all levels to continue to foster UnLocal’s unique culture of creativity and collaboration and identify opportunities for increased support and development.
The ideal candidate will be an inclusive, passionate leader with a deep understanding of the tools and pathways for protecting the rights of and serving undocumented immigrants by delivering the highest quality legal and community education services. She/He/They will bring leadership experience in a legal and/or nonprofit setting and a deep focus on community centered advocacy. She/He/They will be adept at fundraising and skilled in developing new relationships and deepening existing relationships with funders. The new Executive Director will be a caring manager who excels at supporting, mentoring, and motivating staff; developing structures and processes that ensure services are customer and community centered; and supporting teams that work closely with individuals experiencing trauma. A deep connection to UnLocal’s mission to support and protect the rights of New York City’s undocumented immigrant communities is necessary, and lived experience and a personal connection to impacted communities is highly preferred.
Professional Staff Member/Security Officer, The House Committee on the Judiciary
The House Committee on the Judiciary seeks a Professional Staff Member/Security Officer. Responsibilities include participating in a wide range of oversight projects, assisting in preparation for Committee hearings and markups, providing research assistance, and managing access to the Committee’s secure facility. Ideal candidates should be highly detailed oriented, experience handling large volumes of information, and demonstrated ability to meet precise deadlines. An active security clearance is a plus. The Committee strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of the country’s population; candidates from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include in the subject line: PSM/Security Officer.
Job Title: Attorney-Advisor
Agency: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Salary Range: $99,172 – $156,000/ Per Year
Series/Grade: The agency uses the Administratively Determined system in which rank is attached to the individual. The salary range for this position is statutorily capped at $156,000.
Position Information: This is an opportunity for permanent employment in the excepted service. You will be required to serve a two-year trial period.
Duty Location: Washington, DC
Who May Apply: Open to the public. U.S. citizenship required.
Security Clearance: Must have or be able to obtain a TOP SECRET – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) Security clearance. If you already have a TS/SCI clearance, please highlight your last investigation date in your application.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s responsibilities comprise two basic functions: oversight and advice. In its oversight role, the Board is authorized to continually review the implementation of executive branch policies, procedures, regulations, and information sharing practices relating to efforts to protect the nation from terrorism, in order to ensure that privacy and civil liberties are protected. The Board is also authorized to continually review any other actions of the executive branch relating to efforts to protect the nation from terrorism, in order to determine whether such actions appropriately protect privacy and civil liberties and whether they are consistent with governing laws, regulations, and policies regarding privacy and civil liberties. In its advice role, the Board is authorized to review proposed legislation, regulations, and policies related to efforts to protect the nation from terrorism (as well as the implementation of new and existing policies and legal authorities), in order to advise the President and executive branch agencies on ensuring that privacy and civil liberties are appropriately considered in their development and implementation.
The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties as an Attorney-Advisor, working under general supervision in the form of broad policy and program guidance. Attorney-Advisors are expected to accomplish assigned functions on their own initiative, independently formulate requirements, responsibly allocate available resources, and develop, recommend, and monitor implementation of agency policies and procedures. Prior experience related to legal and policy issues implicating privacy, civil liberties, and/or counterterrorism or national security matters is strongly preferred.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as an attorney with limited supervision while gathering factual information, conducting legal and policy analysis, and providing legal expertise to the Board in complex investigations and/or reviews.
Prepare memoranda and make appropriate recommendations to the Board.
Respond in writing and orally to inquiries from Members of the Board regarding the status of investigations and/or reviews, research and analysis, and policy implications of existing and proposed programs and making recommendations to the Board.
Summarize reports received from the intelligence community and other agencies and extract essential information.
Assist the Board in reviewing and analyzing federal counterterrorism programs pursuant to its mission to ensure that both existing and proposed programs adequately safeguard privacy and civil liberties.
Advise and assist in the identification of issues and recommendations by providing policy advice, conducting research, and carrying out investigations, as required.
Analyze privacy and civil liberties-related issues, national security and counterterrorism programs and assist the Board in understanding how programs operate.
Assist in drafting Board reports evaluating efforts to protect the nation from terrorism and other Board reports to the President, Congress and the public, as well as drafting congressional testimony, letters, and other documents to carry out the Board’s responsibilities.
Represent the Board in interactions with officials from other departments and agencies of the Federal government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations, as required.
Utilize superior oral and written communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, logical, and concise products that are targeted to and meet the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives, while demonstrating analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to identify issues and to develop process improvements, and working effectively and collaboratively with team members and other agency employees.
Must possess a J.D. or LL.B. and be a member in good standing of a state bar or the District of Columbia bar.
Please send the following required documents to [email protected] with the title “Attorney-Advisor”: Cover letter, resume, and writing sample (10 pages or less). If you are less than 3 years out of college or law school, please also include a transcript. All submitted materials must be at the UNCLASSIFIED level. If all the materials above are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Candidates selected for an interview may be asked to provide references and undergo a writing assessment.
A candidate’s application may be considered for other eligible vacant positions at the agency. The candidate will be contacted if considered for another eligible vacant position.
A panel will convene to evaluate applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. A review of your application will be made to determine whether you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated. Candidates will be placed into categories of “best qualified”, “qualified”, and “not qualified”. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be placed in a different category. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your categorization.
No Travel Expenses for Interview
Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant’s personal expense.
Telework, Travel and Benefits
Telework may be made available per agency policy.
If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our budget office can provide additional information on how this program is run.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.