The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Katherine Pompilio
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 12:05 PM

Event Announcements

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution will host a webinar that will feature a panel discussion examining President Biden’s performance during his first year in office and what can be expected in his State of the Union speech to Congress. Elaine Kamarack, founding director of the Center for Effective Public Management and Governance Studies senior fellow, will moderate the discussion. Experts on the panel include Brookings senior fellows William Galston, Rashawn Ray, Sarah Binder and John Hudak and Brookings David M. Rubenstein fellow Gabriel R. Sanchez.

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation will hold a hearing on the strategic importance of digital economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific. The committee will hear testimony from Christine Bliss, president of the Coalition of Services Industry; Wendy S. Cutler, vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute; and David Feith, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. 

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 10:30 a.m.: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing on securing U.S. energy infrastructure. The committee will hear testimony from Richard Glick, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and David M. Turk, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 1 p.m.: The Atlantic Council will host an online panel discussion on women’s role in the future of Afghanistan. The council will be moderated by Anita McBride, executive in residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University. The panel will feature Belquis Ahmadi, senior program officer at  the U.S. Institute of Peace; Amb. Shukria Barakzai, former ambassador of Afghanistan to Norway; Hosna Jalil, former Afghan deputy minister of interior affairs for policy and strategy; and Muqaddessa Yourish, former deputy minister for commerce and industry of Afghanistan. Rina Amiri, U.S. special envoy for Afghan women, girls, and human rights will deliver opening remarks.

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber will hold a hearing on transatlantic cooperation on critical supply chain security. The committee will hear testimony from Willy C. Shih, Robert & Jane Cizik professor of management practice in business administration at Harvard Business School; Chad P. Bown, Reginald Jones senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics; and Derek Scissors, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 7:45 a.m.: The Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and the Korea Development Institute will hold an online event to discuss how technology is reshaping economies and public policy agendas. The event will feature three brief presentations followed by two panel discussions.  

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on voter suppression and continuing threats to Democracy. The subcommittee has not yet released a witness list.

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on “Cleaning Up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains.” The committee will hear testimony from Ari Juels, Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech; John Belizaire, chief executive officer of Soluna Computing, Inc.; Brian Brooks, chief executive officer of BitFury; Steve Wright, former chief executive officer of the Chelan County Public Utility District and Bonneville Power Administration; and Gregory Zerzan, shareholder of Jordan Ramis P.C.. 

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution will host two online panel discussions that examine the evolution of norms in Chinese elite politics, predictions of the outcomes of the 20th Party Congress and what the future holds for Xi Jinping. 

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship will hold a hearing on the possible creation of an independent immigration court. The committee will hear testimony from Andrew R. Arthur, resident fellow in law and policy at the Center for Immigration Studies; Karen T. Grisez, pro bono counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP on behalf of the American Bar Association; Elizabeth J. Stevens, of counsel at Poarch Thompson Law on behalf of the Federal Bar Association; and Mimi E. Tsankov, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges. 

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.: The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, & Innovation will hold a hearing on protecting against threats to election infrastructure and voter confidence. The committee has not yet released a witness list. 

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m.: Stanford’s Spogli Institute for International Studies will host an online event titled “Non-Recognition of Illegal Annexations: Will the Rule of International Law Hold?” that examines the rule of international law which prohibits forcible seizure of territory, such as Russia’s seizure and annexation of Crimea in 2014. The event will feature a presentation by Lauri Mälksoo, professor of international law at the University of Tartu in Estonia, that discusses the current threats to the rule of international law.
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.: The Center of the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution will host two panel discussions to analyze the ongoing crisis along the border of Russia and Ukraine. Panelists will discuss President Putin’s goals, how the crisis in Kazakhstan impacts Ukraine, how Europe can reshape its security architecture to better respond to a new era of disruption and the role of the U.S. in this dilemma.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Summary

The General Counsel, who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the Department's chief legal advisor and principal legal advisor to the Secretary of DHS and, has final authority and responsibility for legal policy determinations within the Department and its components. The CISA Office of Chief Counsel directly supports the mission of OGC by working to support the cyber and physical infrastructure protection and risk management missions of the Department.

Duties

Under the direction and supervision of the General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, the incumbent provides legal advice and guidance to the CISA Director, General Counsel, the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and other senior DHS officials in the exercise of their responsibilities and authorities under the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Executive Orders, and other related authorities necessary for DHS to carry out its complex mission. Legal advice involves complex, novel, and precedent-setting issues.

The incumbent leads the CISA office of Chief Counsel and its attorneys and staff, including a Principal Deputy Chief Counsel and multiple Deputy Chief Counsels.

The incumbent directs a team of lawyers providing the full range of legal advice and services for all programs within CISA, including cybersecurity, communications, infrastructure protection, chemical security, risk management, and law enforcement-related matters. The incumbent is responsible for representing CISA and the General Counsel in meetings with Departmental leaders, the other agencies, Congressional staff, State and local government, academia, nonprofits, and the private sector. Many of these duties are performed with little notice and under short deadlines.

The incumbent also directs research and analysis on a wide variety of court decisions, legislation, regulations, and policies, and provides legal support for the execution of a wide array of international and interagency projects. Duties include providing oral and written advice to the General Counsel, CISA leadership and field personnel, and other senior DHS executives. The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating with other attorneys across OGC to provide comprehensive legal support that meets the Department's and CISA's interests. Strong writing skills and communications skills are critical.

The incumbent supports the Director in leading CISA, including in developing comprehensive and long-range planning process and staffing plans, in recruiting and selecting professionals to join the office, and ensuring the professional development of the office's attorneys.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You must submit to a pre-employment drug test.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • Selectee will be required to complete form OGE-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Form.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement as required by Executive Order 14043, for further details, refer to additional information below.
  • You must possess a professional law degree (e.g., J.D., LL.B.) acquired through graduation from a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association.
  • You must be an active member in good standing of the Bar of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance;
  • Supervising the work of employees; and
  • Exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

Unless you are not currently serving under a Career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) graduate approved by OPM, you must address the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and demonstrate the underlying competencies in the narrative. Examples should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities; the scope and complexity of the programs, activities, or services you managed; program accomplishments; policy initiatives undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues you addressed; and the results of your actions. You should use action oriented leadership words to describe your experience and accomplishments and quantify your experience wherever possible to demonstrate your accomplishments (e.g., number of employees supervised; size of budget managed; amount of money saved, etc.). Applicants should use the Challenge, Context, Action and Results (CCAR) model below when responding to each ECQ:

  • CHALLENGE: Describe a specific problem or goal.
  • CONTEXT: Describe individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
  • ACTION: Describe the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
  • RESULT: Describe specific examples of measures/outcomes that had impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

Your narrative response should not exceed 10 pages, be typed in 12 point font with one-inch margins. It is recommended that you include 2 recent (not older than 10 years) examples per ECQ and draft your ECQs in a Word document before uploading into the system to ensure these guidelines are met. Information that exceeds these guidelines will not be reviewed. Detailed information on each ECQ, the underlying and fundamental competencies, sample narratives and a tips sheet for writing effective ECQs are available in the "Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications" GUIDE (opm.gov) at Senior Executive Service Executive Core Qualifications

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

NOTE: Those applicants currently serving under a Career SES appointment, who are eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or who have successfully completed a SES CDP approved by OPM, need not submit a narrative statement covering each of the ECQs. However, those applicant must address the below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION (TQ)s:

In addition to the Executive Core Qualifications, all candidates must show evidence of the following TQs below in order to meet basic qualifications for this position. Please label and include your name on each page. Please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled managing a large public or private sector organization that administers complex, rules-based benefits or services, etc. It is recommended that you draft your TQ(s) in a word document and then upload into the system. You must address each TQ separately and you should not exceed 2 pages per TQ. You are required to respond to all TQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.'

TQ 1: Experience in providing prompt, accurate, insightful and helpful legal advice to private sector or to government entities concerning some or all the following issues: cybersecurity and infrastructure protection as it relates to homeland and national security, chemical sector security, protection of sensitive private sector information, and federal law enforcement. The candidate should have familiarity with rulemaking and reviewing and advising on regulatory enforcement actions.

TQ 2: Demonstrated superior management abilities involving both legal and administrative matters in an agency, law firm, or other organization. Candidate should have an ability to work with legal and other professionals to evaluate and develop policies, procedures, and objectives for an organization.

DO NOT COMBINE THE TQ AND ECQ STATEMENTS. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors will result in your application being disqualified.

Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers made to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employee, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES appointment WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.

Education

You must possess a professional law degree (e.g., J.D., LL.B.) acquired through graduation from a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association, and be a member in good standing of the Bar of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. You must submit documentation supporting that you meet this qualification when applying to this job opportunity announcement.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications; applicant's resumes and supporting documentation should only reflect education received from schools accredited by such institutions. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following Website:http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency (a U.S. private organization's interpretation that such education has been deemed at least equivalent to conventional U.S. education programs) with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For more information regarding evaluation of foreign education for federal employment, please visit the U.S. Department of Education webpage.

Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before a Final Job Offer is released. The agency will provide additional information in your Tentative Job Offer regarding how you will submit this proof of vaccination or request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, the component is currently in an expanded telework posture. Therefore, if selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the component's telework policy.

Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses may be authorized at Management's discretion.

Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized at Management's discretion.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartment Information clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments and experience. Your resume, ECQ and TQ narrative statements will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates will undergo an interview and a reference check. The DHS Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.

Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by an OPM/QRB before appointment can occur.

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume

  • Emphasize your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and the results of your actions.
  • Your resume must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive-level management capability and directly related to the executive core qualifications.
  • Include start and end dates for each position (e.g., month and year; month, day, and year).
  • Your resume must be 5 pages or less.

2. Transcripts

  • Your transcripts must support your claim that you meet the education requirements for the position.
  • Upload under "Transcript" document type in the agency application system.

3. Proof of Bar membership

  • Upload under "Proof of Licensure" document type in the agency application system.

4. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) statements

  • The ECQs are listed in the Qualifications section.
  • Address each ECQ separately.
  • Limit your statements to no more than two pages per ECQ, totaling no more than 10 pages addressing all ECQs.
  • Combine all responses into 1 document (i.e., all narratives in 1 PDF or Word document)
  • Provide one or two examples of relevant experience per ECQ. For each example, describe your level of responsibility, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives undertaken, and the results of your actions.
  • Applications directing the reviewer to search within the application or to see the resume (e.g., "Refer to Resume") are considered incomplete and may not receive further consideration.
  • The Writing Executive Qualifications Statements section of the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you with writing your ECQ statements. We recommend following the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result (CCAR) model to write your ECQ statements.
  • Upload under "Executive Core Qualifications" document type in the agency application system.

5. Technical Qualifications (TQs) statements

  • The TQs are listed in the Qualifications section.
  • Address each TQ separately.
  • Limit your statements to no more than two pages per TQ.
  • Combine all responses into 1 document (i.e., all narratives in 1 PDF or Word document)

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (if applicable):

I am applying as someone that currently holds or has held a position in the federal civil service--the federal civil service is defined as positions in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches; it does not include positions in the uniformed services. I must submit:

  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
    • Upload under "SF-50" document type in the agency application system.
  • Proof of holding of federal civil service position
    • If you work(ed) for an agency that does not provide an SF-50--for example, the United States Postal Service--provide documentation that confirms you currently hold or have held a position in the federal civil service.
    • Upload under "SF-50" document type in the agency application system.

I am applying as a current career Senior Executive Service (SES) member. I must submit:

  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
    • Block 5-B (Nature of Action) must identify SES career appointment.
    • Upload under "SF-50" document type in the agency application system.

I am applying as a former career Senior Executive Service (SES) member that is reinstatement eligible. I am eligible for reinstatement to the SES because (1) I successfully completed the 1-year SES probationary period or am exempt because I was converted to the SES as a career appointee when the SES was first established, and (2) left the SES for reasons other than misconduct, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or less than fully successful performance, or resignation after receipt of a notice proposing or directing removal under any of the aforementioned conditions. I must submit:

  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
    • Block 5-B (Nature of Action) must identify SES career appointment.
    • Upload under "SF-50" document type in the agency application system.

I am applying as an SES Candidate Development Program graduate. I must submit:

  • Certificate of Executive Qualifications
    • Upload under "Certificate of Executive Qualifications" document type in the agency application system.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

The complete application package MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/14/2022.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT be accepted. If you cannot apply online, you may submit a paper application and the required forms. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

DHS is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.

DHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Next steps

Once you submit your application, we will review your experience and qualifications to determine if you possess the required ECQs and TQs for the position based on the information submitted in your package. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members to determine the "highly qualified" candidates who will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Once a selection has been made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by the OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless the selectee is a noncompetitive candidate that has been successfully certified by the OPM QRB.

We will notify you by email at various stages in the process. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.

DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Employee Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more. (https://www.opm.gov/news/releases/2016/08/newly-established-leave-policy-gives-disabled-veterans-more-time-to-address-medical-issues-1/)

Thank you for your employment interest in the Department of Homeland Security!

Fair and Transparent

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Manager, Business Development, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—seeks a collaborative and innovative Manager of Business Development to support the fundraising and development efforts of our policy programs. If you want to contribute to the growth of an energetic organization that takes its work seriously but has fun while doing so, this may be the opportunity for you!

Your typical day at R Street may include meeting with prospective donors to pitch a new policy project, developing and reviewing funding proposals, researching a prospect’s policy priorities and potential for giving, preparing executives for high-level fundraising meetings, or tracking development opportunities in Salesforce. The Manager, Business Development’s portfolio will likely support the following policy teams:

Note: The R Street Institute is closed beginning Dec. 20, 2021. We will review applications for the position when we reopen on Jan. 3, 2022.

Aspects of the Role

This role will be responsible for implementing a coordinated fundraising strategy for the portfolio of policy programs and aligning donor interests with program strategy. You will report to the senior manager of business development. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining a healthy pipeline of donors for the assigned portfolio with a focus on attracting foundation and corporate support.
  • Tracking policy developments to help drive and support each program’s fundraising strategy.
  • Collaborating with Shared Services teams to identify and pursue new funding opportunities and opportunities for growth.
  • Coordinating proposal development and review across internal teams.
  • Developing and implementing donor care plans to ensure that donors are receiving a positive return on investment.
  • Managing grant life-cycle activities such as the execution of agreements, planning renewal discussions and submitting reporting requirements.
  • Using Salesforce to forecast revenues and track donor engagements.
  • Working with the senior manager of business development to create strategies that grow existing relationships.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Exceptional analytical and communication skills with an ability to synthesize complex information quickly and explain concepts clearly and concisely
  • Superior interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation
  • Non-profit grant management experience
  • Ability to serve effectively in a cross-functional role working simultaneously with several different R Street organizational units
  • A self-starter with excellent attention to detail who can manage competing interests and priorities
  • A proven track record of managing a healthy fundraising pipeline that achieved the organization’s revenue goals; preferably with a mix of corporate and foundation donors
  • CRM experience (Salesforce strongly preferred but not required)
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment
  • Adaptable and able to work through challenging situations with a positive attitude, collaborative mentality and an open mind
  • Passion for free markets and limited, effective government
  • A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization

Workplace

R Street offers a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote with occasional travel to the Washington, D.C metropolitan area. R Street is growing rapidly but remains a close-knit team.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

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 the following benefits and perks:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy, including all federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and two weeks holiday closure in December
  • Alternating Fridays off
  • A health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families)
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match
  • HSA employer contribution match
  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement
  • Mobile equipment reimbursement
  • Internet subsidy
  • Monthly mobile plan reimbursement
  • Annual educational and professional development reimbursement
  • An option between a child care assistance, pet care assistance or student loan repayment assistance reimbursement

R Street is committed to a workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe having a more diverse workforce will strengthen R Street’s ability to innovate, achieve our mission and support long-term systemic change. As people dedicated to limited, effective government and free markets we understand that a free society achieves its greatest triumphs by allowing and facilitating a wide variety of approaches to public policy problems. The concept of “broad coalitions,” one of our core operating principles, stems from that insight. People of all races, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, life experiences and socioeconomic backgrounds perform at the highest levels in every type of work that we do and have shaped the principles to which we subscribe. We believe that searching for talent everywhere is an integral part of living up to our principles.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Government Affairs Associate, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—seeks an energetic government affairs associate to track and analyze federal, state and local legislative and regulatory priorities. If you are the right fit, you will report to the director of state government affairs. If you want to join a young and energetic organization influencing public policy on the ground level, this may be just the opportunity you need.  

Your typical day at R Street may include identifying, vetting and tracking legislative and regulatory priorities; interacting with policymakers; and providing administrative support for the government affairs team. You will also be asked to provide research and analysis on state and federal legislation to help R Street craft its engagement strategy. 

Aspects of Your Role

  • Tracking and analyzing federal, state and local legislative and regulatory priorities
  • Managing third-party relationships via a CRM system
  • Assisting the state and federal government affairs teams in various ways (i.e. drafting testimony, conducting outreach, tracking government affairs metrics)
  • Data entry in support of the government affairs department
  • Researching policy proposals, legislative histories and compliance issues
  • Internal tracking of staff-specific priorities on a quarterly basis
  • Drafting advocacy pieces, including op-eds, talking points and fact sheets, and policy papers relevant to RSI's policy positions

 Skills and Qualifications

  • A robust understanding of state legislative and regulatory processes
  • 1-2 years of experience in government or government affairs
  • Experience working in a state legislature
  • Experience manually tracking legislation and using automated tracking systems 
  • Talented writer and researcher
  • Ability to draft written products under tight deadlines
  • Passion for free markets and limited, effective government
  • Drive to be a highly responsive self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization

Workplace

We offer a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote.  

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

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 the following:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy, including all Federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving, and two weeks holiday closure in December
  • Alternating Fridays off
  • A health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families)
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match
  • HSA employer contribution match
  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement
  • Mobile equipment reimbursement
  • Internet subsidy
  • Monthly mobile plan reimbursement
  • Annual educational and professional development reimbursement
  • An option between a child care assistance, pet care assistance, or student loan repayment assistance reimbursement

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 nonsensical to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom. 

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format. 

Media Relations Director, R Street Institute

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices across the country—seeks a media relations director to help drive the organization’s relationships and engagement with the news media nationally and regionally. In conjunction with the Creative & Media Director, this position will craft and implement media strategies that will elevate our policy scholars and brand to ensure we are sought-after sources of information for reporters, editors and producers.

The typical day at R Street will include, managing day-to-day engagement with the news media; helping to lead rapid response to public policy angles in the news and working with our experts to seize those opportunities; pitching policy stories for journalists to write or finding scholars for them to interview; preparing organization spokespeople for interviews; and cultivating relationships with key journalists.

For this position, we are seeking a motivated leader eager to help build processes and products that connect our policy scholars and ideas directly with the media—and test them in real time. The Media Relations Director will report to the Creative & Media Director as part of a growing team of communications and digital media professionals. If you want to help grow a collaborative and multifaceted organization working to promote pragmatic, positive policy solutions, this may be just the opportunity you need.

This is not an on-the-record position.

Responsibilities

  • Help design media relations plans to connect R Street scholars with reporters and editors.
  • Book interviews on radio, TV and podcasts.
  • Manage R Street’s presence in tip sheets, newsletters, editorial boards and more.
  • Craft editorial calendars for engaging regular news cycles with our policy expertise.
  • Lead general media strategies with the Creative & Media Director around marquee policy products.
  • Pitch exclusives and manage release windows for policy products with the communications and editorial teams.
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists, including inviting them to events and educating them about our work.
  • Help craft talking points for high-level events and speaking opportunities.
  • Ensure consistent messaging to journalists regarding our policy positions.
  • Ideate a wide variety of policy materials for media audiences.
  • Aid in crafting crisis response plans.
  • Help edit and pitch opinion pieces.
  • Write press releases, advisories, and more about upcoming R Street projects and accomplishments.
  • Create and manage ongoing press lists.
  • Marshal and coordinate R Street resources for media-related projects of all sizes.

Requirements

  • At least 8 years of experience, either in media relations, communications, journalism or a mix.
  • Excellent writing, editing and time management skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, be responsive to internal and external audiences, and work collaboratively.
  • Self-starter with a problem-solving attitude.
  • Driven to communicate policy issues clearly and frequently to a variety of audiences.
  • Passion for free markets and public policy.
  • A sense of humor.

Workplace

We offer a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

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 the following:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy, including all federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and two weeks holiday closure in December
  • Alternating Fridays off
  • A health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families)
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match
  • HSA employer contribution match
  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement
  • Mobile equipment reimbursement
  • Internet subsidy
  • Monthly mobile plan reimbursement
  • Annual educational and professional development reimbursement
  • An option between a child care assistance, pet care assistance or student loan repayment assistance reimbursement

R Street is committed to a workplace that values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe having a more diverse workforce will strengthen R Street’s ability to innovate, achieve our mission and support long-term systemic change. As people dedicated to limited, effective government and free markets, we understand that a free society achieves its greatest triumphs by allowing and facilitating a wide variety of approaches to public policy problems. The concept of “broad coalitions,” one of our core operating principles, stems from that insight. People of all races, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, life experiences and socioeconomic backgrounds perform at the highest levels in every type of work that we do and have shaped the principles to which we subscribe. We believe that searching for talent everywhere is an integral part of living up to our principles.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, FBI Office of General Counsel

FBI’s Office of General Counsel is looking for a Deputy General Counsel to be responsible for the management and direct oversight of the Litigation Branch, which is comprised of more than 100 attorneys, paralegals and other professional staff. Reporting to the FBI General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel is responsible for the agency's litigation practice, including civil litigation, national security litigation, lawsuits arising out of mass shootings and domestic terrorism incidents, and congressional and other demands for its sensitive information. In addition, the Deputy General Counsel leads the employment law practice, counseling and defending the FBI and its executives. In this role, the Deputy General Counsel serves as a senior representative for the FBI with the Department of Justice, the Intelligence Community, federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement, academic, and private sector partners, and provides integral support to the FBI’s mission through this coordination.

This is a rare opportunity for a Senior Executive position at the FBI. The successful candidate will be an accomplished and well-rounded leader, manager, and attorney with strong communication (oral and writing), interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Substantial civil litigation experience in the federal court system and experience with the congressional oversight process is desirable. For more information and to apply, please visit:  www.fbijobs.gov and search Job ID 41230. The job closes on December 22, 2021.

Cybersecurity Fellow, the Strauss Center, the University of Texas

The Strauss Center at the University of Texas at Austin seeks an emerging leader in cybersecurity law and policy to join its team as an in-residence Cybersecurity Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year (and perhaps beyond).  This is an exciting opportunity to teach, conduct policy-relevant research, and participate in the larger life of our varied programs. 

Qualifications.  The ideal candidate will be an early-to-mid-career expert with strong academic potential and demonstrable knowledge of cybersecurity legal and policy issues.  In identifying the Cybersecurity Fellow, the Strauss Center will prioritize potential for success in the classroom as a teacher; the ability to produce policy-relevant academic writing; expertise in cybersecurity policy, law, or both; and ability to succeed as part of a collegial, highly-motivated faculty-staff team that places significant emphasis on kindness, goodwill, and a sense of humor.

Duties.  The Fellow will teach one course each semester (most likely cross-listed with both the School of Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs), on a topic to be determined in conjunction with the Center’s leadership.  The Fellow also will produce original, policy-relevant scholarship on cutting-edge cybersecurity issues, and will participate in the larger project of developing the Strauss Center’s transdisciplinary academic offerings on cybersecurity and interacting with students associated with that program.  The Fellow will also be involved in cybersecurity-related events we host, including our speaker series and the Austin Round of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 competition.

Other details.  The Fellow will receive a competitive salary and benefits as a full-time employee of the University Texas at Austin.  The successful candidate will need to be on campus in Austin no later than the beginning of the fall semester in 2022, though an earlier start date may be possible. Renewal beyond the first year is possible as well. 

Interested candidates should apply at this link. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. However, interested candidates are encouraged to apply before the close of business on January 15.

Fellow, Technology & Innovation Policy, R Street Institute

Washington, DC

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—seeks an energetic fellow in Technology & Innovation Policy to work primarily in issue areas such as antitrust and telecommunications, as well as privacy, emerging technologies and online content moderation. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of law and economics tradition, particularly the work surrounding the evolution and importance of the consumer welfare standard and regulatory agency processes. 

This position reports to the director of the Technology & Innovation Policy program. If you want to join a hardworking organization and do something outstanding, this may be just the opportunity you need!

Your typical day at R Street may include researching and writing exceptional policy papers, op-eds and blog posts about significant topics related to privacy, antitrust and telecommunications; engaging directly with leaders on key policy issue areas; and interacting with a range of national and local media outlets to educate and provide context on the most impactful technology and innovation policy.

Other Aspects of Your Role:

  • Help conceive and oversee research projects that are high quality, highly credible and timely
  • Adapt policy, engagement and communication strategy in a quick-changing legislative and regulatory landscape
  • Work with government affairs and communications teams to identify and consistently engage with target audiences 
  • Write a mix of op-eds, regulatory comments, amicus briefs and policy papers to help solve difficult problems and translate complex ideas in technology policy 
  • Collaborate with internal and external scholars to move the policy conversation forward
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest research in your subset of technology policy
  • Attend and speak at events and convenings

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Exceptional analytical and communications skills with an ability to synthesize complex information quickly and explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely
  • Superior interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation
  • Strong writing skills
  • Passion or free markets and limited, effective government
  • Ability to serve effectively in a cross-functional role, working simultaneously with several different R Street organizational units
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to manage effectively competing interests and priorities
  • A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization

Workplace

We offer a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

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 the following:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy, including all Federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving, and two weeks holiday closure in December
  • Alternating Fridays off
  • A health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families)
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match
  • HSA employer contribution match
  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement
  • Mobile equipment reimbursement
  • Internet subsidy
  • Monthly mobile plan reimbursement
  • Annual educational and professional development reimbursement
  • An option between a child care assistance, pet care assistance, or student loan repayment assistance reimbursement

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 nonsensical to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, you must upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Program Coordinator, Asia Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Washington, DC)

Department/Program Summary

The Indo-Pacific increasingly tops the foreign policy agenda in both the U.S. and Europe.  At a time when the international rules-based order is increasingly contested, GMF’s Asia Program fosters coordinated U.S.-European approaches to common challenges in the region while building closer U.S.-European-Asian partnerships. Through its long-standing, signature trilateral Track 1.5 dialogues with stakeholders from China, India, Japan, and Taiwan, the Asia Program promotes cross-fertilization of ideas and potential policy solutions in key foreign, economic, and security policy areas. As the United States continues coalition-building in the region and Europe is developing its own Indo-Pacific strategies, GMF Asia’s insights and networks have never been more vital and relevant. The Asia Program’s fellows and staff manage an active set of policy programs, conduct in-depth research, publish regular newsletters and podcasts, and frequently contribute articles and commentary to a wide range of international publications and news outlets. 

Job Summary

The program coordinator will support GMF’s Asia Program on a variety of convening and research activities that foster transatlantic cooperation related to Asia. S/he will assist with the day-to-day program operations including drafting grant proposals and reports, tracking budgets and expenses, contact database updates, program updates (website, calendar, team call notes, booklet, and op-ed collections), managing interns, and providing research and editorial support. The program coordinator will provide logistical support for the Japan, Taiwan, and Korea portfolios which includes the Japan Trilateral Forum, the Taiwan Trilateral Forum, the Young Strategists Forum, and other events. S/he will also take the lead in supporting the Asia Program’s U.S.-based convening. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities (in order of importance)

  • Coordinate the day-to-day administration of the Asia Program, including liaising with staff across GMF, managing mailing lists, maintaining program schedules and calendars, monitoring necessary updates on the program webpages, and preparing budgets, contracts, and expense reports 
  • Lead planning and organization efforts for the Japan Trilateral Forum, the Taiwan Trilateral Forum, and the Young Strategists Forum, and the Asia’s Program’s U.S.-based convening 
  • Assist with the organization of other events for GMF’s Asia Program, including conferences in Europe and Asia and seminars and workshops at GMF’s offices. These include both in-person and virtual formats 
  • Manage multiple aspects of events and projects through tasks such as communicating with participants, vendors, and partners, developing written content, identifying potential participants, sending invitations, executing on-site event logistics, accounting/reporting 
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of Asia Program interns and assist in their selection 
  • Engage in fundraising activities, including independently developing proposal narratives and budgets, communicating with funders, researching prospective funders, and drafting grant reports 
  • Manage production of the China Global podcast in conjunction with the program director 
  • Develop written content for Asia program materials on the GMF website, social media, or other outlets 
  • Provide research and editorial support for publications and digital content 

Additional Duties/Responsibilities (in order of importance)

  • Travel occasionally to events and meetings as needed 

Internal/External Contacts:

  • Interact daily with members of the Asia Program to provide research and administrative support 
  • Coordinate regularly with GMF staff on a wide range of administrative issues 
  • Communicate with external parties at all levels to provide information and facilitate activities related to GMF events 
  • Engage with funders through email and in-person meetings 

Autonomy and Responsibility

  • Select and manage Asia Program interns 
  • Develop content for proposals and program materials independently 
  • Work collaboratively within the Asia Program and across GMF 
  • Represent the Asia Program in communicating and collaborating with its external networks 
  • Maintain confidentiality and use discretion regarding the operations of the Asia Program 

Knowledge and Skills Needed

  • A demonstrable interest or background in contemporary East, South, or Southeast Asian politics and policy – particularly related to China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and/or India – or a familiarity with U.S.-European policy issues and global strategic debates about American foreign policy and rising international powers 
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a position that demonstrates the ability to multitask, work collaboratively with a team, and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong event organization and management skills, with superb attention to detail 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English; proficiency or familiarity with Asian languages (e.g., Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu) or European languages (e.g., German, French) a plus 
  • Solid research and analytical capabilities on matters of contemporary policy relevance 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in international Relations or Affairs, Political Science, Economics, History, Asian studies, or another related field 

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. 

The Organization:    

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a private, non-partisan, American, public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues. 

GMF does this by: 

  • supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere 
  • convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities,  
  • contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics,  
  • providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.  

 

Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw.  

To Apply:

Please click on this link to apply: Program Coordinator, Asia Program

Please provide a cover letter and your salary requirements.   

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Analyst, Center for Defense Information, Project On Government Oversight

Founded in 1981 in partnership with whistleblowers, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that works to expose waste, corruption, abuse of power, and other instances where the government fails to serve the public. We champion reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. POGO has an over $6 million annual budget that supports a staff of over 50 employees. POGO does not accept donations or other revenue from for-profit corporations or the government.

POGO’s Center for Defense Information (CDI) is looking for a talented Analyst to support the team by initiating, conducting, and managing research, analyses, and policy development activities that expose government waste, abuse, mismanagement, and corruption, with a primary focus on defense policy issues. The Analyst will identify subjects of investigation and analysis that will reveal systemic issues, and provide insights to their supervisor and the policy and civic engagement teams to develop policy solutions to identified problems. The Analyst reports directly to the Director of the Center for Defense Information. 

We encourage potential applicants to apply even if they only have experience or familiarity in some of the areas described below. We fully recognize that many great candidates will not have experience in all of the areas we list, or may have relevant experiences and skills that we have not listed or considered.

Responsibilities include:

● Perform in-depth research and analysis utilizing the internet, Freedom of Information Act requests, whistleblower information, sources, government and non-government documents, and other resources. Independently monitor the beat, determine what new developments warrant further investigation, analysis, and advocacy, and bring ideas to supervisor. 

● Publish original analysis and opinion pieces for a variety of publications – including POGO’s website and external outlets – and be a spokesperson for media inquiries on relevant issues

● Conduct original research to draft reports, letters to Congress, coalition letters, and other materials.

● Work collaboratively to advance CDI’s goals and ensure collaboration internally, including with POGO’s communication, investigation, research, policy, civic engagement and development teams

● Support the development team in writing grants, developing programmatic goals, and communicating with donors and POGO supporters 

● Other duties as required to accomplish POGO’s mission.

Qualifications include:

● Minimum of 2 years of research or policy experience including positions in the military, Congressional offices, law enforcement, journalism, or civil society – or demonstrated equivalent experience

● Demonstrated ability to work with sources 

● Excellent attention to detail and accuracy 

● Excellent written and verbal communications skills including: writing clearly, organizing information in a compelling manner, and making effective arguments 

● Strong media skills in addition to keen news judgment and a passion for reforming the Pentagon for more effective, affordable, and ethical national security policy

● Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and take initiative to solve problems and adapt to changing circumstances

● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on internal teams, across external organizations, and independently when necessary 

● Demonstrated commitment to working in a nonpartisan, collaborative, respectful manner with diverse stakeholders.

● Must be able to deal with confidential information using discretion and judgment.

● (+) Knowledge of how appropriations, budget and regulatory processes work a plus, but not required

● (+) Advanced data analytics skills and ability to write and run computer codes that would further research findings a plus, but not required

Compensation, benefits, and other information:

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC and includes the listed benefits. 

  • Competitive nonprofit salary starting at $69k
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(b) employee investment plan available, with employer retirement contribution through a SEP IRA once eligible
  • Life insurance and long-term disability coverage
  • Metro SmarTrip benefits participation available
  • Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave

To Apply: Submit cover letter and resumeNo phone calls please.

Application Deadline: November 11, 2021

 

Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

ODNI/OGC is looking for a Deputy General Counsel.  As detailed in the job announcement, the Deputy General Counsel will lead a team of attorneys and staff providing legal advice and support across a wide range of issues affecting the ODNI and the Intelligence Community.  ODNI is particularly interested in senior-level candidates with knowledge of and experience providing legal guidance on budget development and execution, as well as acquisition and procurement law and policy.  Applications are due November 4, 2021.

Vice President, Marketing & Communications, AccessLex Institute

Since 1983, AccessLex Institute has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges and needs of the law students and institutions that they serve. They are steadfast in their commitment to inform students of the economic realities of law school without limiting their aspirations. They conduct and commission research to illuminate the latest data and evidence on the most critical issues facing legal education today. As a nonprofit organization underpinned by nearly 200 American Bar Association-approved nonprofit and state-affiliated law schools, AccessLex is dedicated to the betterment of legal education.

The Vice President, Marketing and Communications plays a central role in the success of the Company. This position is responsible for leading strategic and tactical efforts to further the identity and reputation of the Company, its Centers and its nonprofit products and services. The Vice President reports directly to the President and CEO and will lead a team that is tasked with creating and disseminating a wide range of content across many different channels in support of the continued acceptance and growth of the Company’s brand and market share/penetration of its products and services, while advancing the Company’s positioning as a leading and trusted voice in the legal education space. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field.
  • Minimum ten years of directly related experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills, including the ability to lead teams through change, measure and manage performance and develop processes and policies designed to optimize the effectiveness and productivity of the department and its members.
  • Able to think and act both analytically and strategically and interpret data from diverse sources to recommend a course of action; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles, strategy and methods in the areas of marketing, advertising, public relations, design and web.
  • Able to lead the integration of marketing principles, strategies and techniques into web design and development.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills with proven ability to multi-task, adhere to deadlines and respond quickly when necessary.
  • Hands-on experience building and running marketing campaigns. Deep understanding of digital marketing technology (social media platforms, SEO, etc.);
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, a strong work ethic, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a highly collaborative environment.

Policy Counsel/Analyst, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an enthusiastic advocate to join our team working on issues at the intersection of free expression and technology. This role is ideal for early-career professionals with a background in law (Policy Counsel position) or other advanced degree (Policy Analyst position), and offers opportunities for professional development and increasing levels of responsibility.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to work on challenging issues related to free expression in the United States and around the world, including content moderation, intermediary liability, disinformation, hate speech, terrorist propaganda, fundamental rights protection, and transparency reporting, as well as cross-cutting issues such as surveillance, encryption, voter suppression, machine learning and algorithmic decision making, and privacy.

The position is based in CDT’s Washington, DC office (with remote work currently in effect due to COVID-19). CDT works to preserve freedom of expression and other human rights online through a variety of strategies, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT engages in legislative debates and litigation at the state, national, and regional level in the US and EU; participates in agency rulemaking and other policy development processes, domestically and globally; and works to build best practices with industry and with other civil society advocates. We work to preserve the open Internet as an enabler of individuals’ fundamental rights to freedom of expression and access to information, by holding governments and companies accountable for the ways they shape our online environment and seeking to empower individuals and communities.

Responsibilities:

This position will report to the Director of the Free Expression Project and work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of the Free Expression Project. Key responsibilities for this position include:

● Conducting in-depth legal, policy and legislative research and analysis and developing policy recommendations;

● Drafting legal and advocacy documents such as policy papers, research reports, blog posts, press releases, testimony, agency comments, and legal briefs and memoranda;

● Advocating before executive branch and legislative policymakers;

● Engaging directly with technology companies to develop best practices and policy recommendations;

● Developing and maintaining productive relationships with other advocates, academics, policymakers, technologists, companies, and communities; and

● Representing CDT through public speaking, participation in coalition meetings, and media interviews.

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate would have:

● Between 1 and 3 years of work experience in legal or policy positions relating to free expression, information policy, civil liberties, or technology policy;

● An advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g. law, computer science, information, public policy);

● Experience in at least one of the following areas: U.S. First Amendment law; E.U. or U.S. intermediary liability law; international human rights law and free expression; content moderation; automated content analysis/filtering; transparency reporting;

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

● Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills;

● Familiarity with technical concepts related to the Internet, freedom of expression, and

content moderation; and

● An energetic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative working style.

Compensation

Salary is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT provides a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and parental leave.

To Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to hr@cdt.org. The Center for Democracy & Technology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in any of its activities or operations. We believe that a diverse staff enables us to do better and more impactful work. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of LGBTQI and other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

External Affairs Officer, Digital Innovation Democracy Initiative, the German Marshall Fund

Department/Program Summary:  

The Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative is the technology program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, harnessing GMF’s extensive networks across the US and Europe to ensure that the next waves of innovation will support – rather than undermine-- democratic values. DIDI connects technologists, civil society, and the transatlantic policy community to catalyze inclusive innovation that strengthens democracy, with a focus on: (1) digital platforms, (2) supply chains and critical technologies, (3) Artificial Intelligence, frontier technologies and industrial policies. DIDI develops new agile, open, and accountable approaches to solving cutting edge challenges.    

Job Summary:

This position will interact with national legislative bodies and government agencies to represent and protect the organization’s business plans and interests. S/he will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for DIDI’s public messaging needs, including engagement with media and outreach to various audiences across the United States and Europe and proactively message DIDI’s work to the public. S/he will also be involved with outreach to civil society stakeholders.  

Essential Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and implements comprehensive programs to work with stakeholders so that they can use the work of the organization.  
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with policymakers and the media. 
  • Develop and manage strategic outreach and communications for the program, particularly by proactively identifying opportunities to educate policymakers on recommended policies and present analysis publicly. 

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Pitch information and provide interviews to journalists on an ongoing basis when appropriate. 
  • Establish and manage a network of journalists, government officials, Hill contacts, and other constituencies
  • Plan strategically about policy advocacy and public relations

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a thorough understanding of effective public relations techniques. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate tasks when appropriate. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines. 
  • Substantial experience in communications, congressional affairs. 
  • Knowledge of media operations and a firm understanding of the core principles of journalism. 
  • Knowledge of the U.S. government structure, both Congress and the executive branch. 
  • Excellent English-language skills – verbal and written; proficiency in a European language preferred. 
  • Ability to translate complex ideas into a compelling message.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. 
  • Knowledge of technology policy is strongly preferred.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, or related field required; Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred. Minimum five years of related experience, preferably with some government experience.

The Organization:   

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a private, non-partisan, American, public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

GMF does this by:

  • supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere
  • convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, 
  • contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, 
  • providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. 

Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. 

To Apply:  

Please click on this link to apply: External Affairs Officer, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative

Please provide a cover letter and your salary requirements.  

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager and Fellow to Work on Compelled Data Access, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative, the German Marshall Fund

Department/Program Summary:

The Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative is the technology program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, harnessing GMF’s extensive networks across the US and Europe to ensure that the next waves of innovation will support – rather than undermine-- democratic values. DIDI connects technologists, civil society, and the transatlantic policy community to catalyze inclusive innovation that strengthens democracy, with a focus on: (1) digital platforms, (2) supply chains and critical technologies, (3) Artificial Intelligence, frontier technologies and industrial policies. DIDI develops new agile, open, and accountable approaches to solving cutting edge challenges.

Job Summary:

The Program Manager and Fellow will report to Senior Fellow and Director of DIDI to develop the formats for high-level meetings, identify and reach out to participants, commission research, and track policy developments in the US and Europe. This person will also grow and foster networks and partnerships, representing and presenting the initiative’s work to policy makers, funders and stakeholders at conferences in the US and Europe.  The Program Manager will be a visible spokesperson and representative of GMF and will conduct research and policy analysis.  The position will involve a mix of program management, outreach, event management, research, analysis, and writing. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Organize an ongoing task force of policymakers, civil society leaders, experts on technology policy. Conceptualize and organize workshops and high-level meetings; help identify and solicit participants
  • Organize public events; outreach to policymakers, civil society groups, technology companies, experts
  • Write policy papers and edit papers written by others
  • Track tech industry and policy-related developments in the US and Europe

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage the work of contractors and vendors
  • Develop communications materials for program initiatives
  • Assist in developing and tracking project budgets, proposals, and grant reports

Internal/External Contacts:

  • Represent the technology program with policymakers and other stakeholders and at conferences in the US and Europe

Autonomy and Responsibility:

  • Assist the Director in managing, growing, and fostering networks and partnerships
  • Work collaboratively within the program and with other GMF departments/contacts
  • Write policy papers and edit papers written by others

Knowledge and Skills Needed:

  • Substantive knowledge of major technology policy issues, especially related to digital platforms, data, AI
  • Research and writing experience
  • Demonstrated experience (5-7 years) in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors working part of that time on technology policy
  • Self-motivated with good judgment about solving programs, juggling competing priorities, and communicating about priority setting with a team
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain high-level contacts

Education:

  • Master's degree in social sciences, technology/public policy, or international relations preferred 

The Organization:   

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a private, non-partisan, American, public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

GMF does this by:

  • supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere
  • convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, 
  • contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, 
  • providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. 

Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. 

 

To Apply:  

Please click on this link to apply: Program Manager and Fellow, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative

Please provide a cover letter and your salary requirements.  

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Managing Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity & Emerging Threats Program, R Street Institute

Washington, D.C.

We at the R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices across the country—are seeking a national security and cybersecurity professional to join an outstanding team that is passionate about finding real solutions to some of the toughest challenges society faces in cyber and national security. If we find you to be the right fit, you will report to the director of the Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats program. If you want to join a growing, upbeat organization and do something extraordinary, this may be just the opportunity you need!

Your typical day at R Street will include researching and writing exceptional policy papers, op-eds or blog posts; mentoring and training junior policy staff throughout the research process from conceptualization to publication; engaging directly with leaders on key policy issue areas; and/or interacting with a range of national and local media outlets to educate and provide commentary on national security and cyber issues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct independent research and produce novel written products targeted to a variety of audiences (e.g., legislators, regulators, industry, the more general public) in any of the following areas: Supply chain security and China, Encryption and/or Data security/privacy.
  • Stay on top of the field to identify and address over-the-horizon and white space issues, especially those involving cutting-edge technology issues such as artificial intelligence.
  • Serve as an established subject matter expert for an array of public and private sector partners and settings (high-profile media, meetings with Capitol Hill staff or legislators, national and international conferences, etc.).
  • Assist the program director by providing feedback on grant proposals and helping to drive program strategy thoughtfully.
  • Coach, guide and mentor junior staff, particularly with research and writing quality and production.
  • Collaborate across the organization with government affairs, publications and communications teams to identify target audiences and engage with them consistently and effectively.

Other Aspects of Your Role

  • Identify new and unique policy initiatives that will attract support from a wide range of donors.
  • Think critically, speak your mind, but be open to being wrong and adjusting accordingly.
  • Demonstrate acceptable failure tolerance as part of the learning and research process.
  • Be an encouraging and supportive teammate.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Advanced degree(s) in relevant fields plus at least five years of post-graduate experience
  • Prior teaching experience preferably at the undergraduate level or higher and/or other experience training and mentoring research teams
  • Exceptional analytical and communications skills with an ability to synthesize complex information quickly and explain complicated concepts clearly and concisely
  • Superior interpersonal skills and a strong team orientation
  • Ability to serve effectively in a cross-functional role working simultaneously with several different R Street organizational units
  • A self-starter with excellent attention to detail that can handle opposing interests and priorities
  • Passion for free markets and limited, effective government
  • A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization!

Workplace

We offer a flexible working arrangement. This is a full-time position that can either work the majority of the week in our D.C. office or be fully remote with occasional travel to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. R Street is growing rapidly but remains a close-knit team.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks

We strive to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide the following:

  • Unlimited paid time off policy, including all federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and two weeks holiday closure in December
  • Alternating Fridays off
  • A health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families)
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match
  • HSA employer contribution match
  • Quarterly wellness reimbursement
  • Mobile equipment reimbursement
  • Internet subsidy
  • Monthly mobile plan reimbursement
  • Annual educational and professional development reimbursement
  • An option between a child care assistance, pet care assistance or student loan repayment assistance reimbursement

We do 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 nonsensical to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact qualified individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held virtually, via Zoom.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Adjunct Professor of the Practice of National Security Policy, Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University invites seasoned national security policy professionals to apply for several teaching positions in an exciting new hybrid Executive Masters of National Security Policy for mid-career students seeking to advance in their leadership roles in the national security policy realm in the public and private sectors. Selected candidates will work with existing Duke faculty to build an ambitious new program and stand up the new degree curriculum. They also will have the opportunity to participate in the American Grand Strategy and Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellows Programs, and collaborate with the Sanford School’s national security faculty on related policy and research projects and proposals.

Applicants may apply to teach one or more classes and may retain professional engagement elsewhere while teaching in the program. The full course list is here; courses of particular need are National Security Leadership, National Security Ethics, National Security Budgeting, National Security Institutions. As a hybrid program responsibilities include  teaching synchronously online, building asynchronous online content, and occasional on-campus immersion sessions. Some classes will start in the summer of 2022, and some in the subsequent semesters of the academic year 2022/2023. The positions will allow for some preparation time in advance of class launches.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or higher and substantial professional experience in such areas of national security policy and policymaking as defense, diplomacy, development, leadership, ethics, cyber, technology, terrorism, biological threats, and/or global environment. Experience creating and executing applied learning experiences such as simulations, war games, table-top exercises, and leading client-based research programs is a plus, as is online teaching experience. Policy research and writing are of interest, but not required.

Applicants may reside in NC or in any of the partner states with which Duke has employment agreements (California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington DC).

The Sanford School includes a full-time faculty of almost 70 and offers an undergraduate major, three other Masters programs, and a Ph.D. program. Current faculty members have degrees in a variety of disciplines including demography, economics, history, law, medicine, philosophy, political science, psychology/social psychology, public policy, public health/health policy, and sociology. The Sanford School houses several interdisciplinary research centers, and offers degree-related programs and opportunities in Washington, China, Scotland, India, London and Geneva. More information on the Sanford School can be found at www.sanford.duke.edu.

Candidates should submit a letter of application that traces their professional experience and makes it clear why they would be interested in joining the Sanford School of Public Policy and how their expertise would meet the needs of the curriculum. The letter, along with a CV and the names and contact information of three references (no letters at this stage), should be submitted via the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19142. Applications submitted by October 31, 2021, will be guaranteed consideration. For further information contact Professor Bruce Jentleson, Search Committee Chair, bwj7@duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Request for Resumes, Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense (DoD), is reviewing the resume file for potential candidates for a number of Schedule A, Excepted Service, attorney positions that are under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) and support the intelligence and security practice areas. Individuals interested in being considered are invited to review the notice at https://ogc.osd.mil/Careers/. This is not a vacancy announcement.

The office is seeking candidates with expertise relevant to the following roles:

  • Intelligence Oversight. Provides legal support to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight; participates in intelligence oversight inspections; advises onintelligence law, regulation, and policy; and reviews legislative proposals andcommunications with Congress on intelligence oversight issues.
  • Counternarcotics and Law Enforcement. Legal advice and services related to DoD’s (including the National Guard) counterdrug and related support to civilian law enforcement agencies. Provides legal advice and support related to the oversight and management of DoD law enforcement activities, including authorities, training, and standards.
  • Sensitive Activities. Provides legal advice and services concerning U.S. law and international law related to military operations, intelligence activities, counterintelligence operations, cyberspace operations, information operations, security classification policies, and special access programs.
  • Counterintelligence and Security. Provides legal advice and services concerning personnelsecurity and vetting policy, investigations and appeals policy, law enforcement policy, detainee litigation, physical security and industrial security policy, critical technology protection and insider threat programs, and counterintelligence policy.

Director of Privacy & Data Project, The Center for Democracy and Technology

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking an experienced advocate to lead CDT’s project on consumer privacy and data. The Director of Privacy & Data Project will lead a growing team of 5+ counsels focused on changing the law and business practices to protect consumers’ and workers’ privacy, prevent discriminatory uses of data, and promote responsible use of AI. Key workstreams include: advocating for meaningful federal privacy legislation, direct-to-company advocacy to improve corporate data practices, working with federal and state agencies to promote effective oversight and regulation, and overseeing specific grant projects focused on health privacy, worker privacy, and the impact of algorithm-driven decision systems for people with disabilities and other historically marginalized communities. Each of these workstreams places a strong focus on equity and the risks of discriminatory uses of data.

The Director is a senior member of the U.S. policy team, collaborating frequently with other CDT Project Directors to develop multi-dimensional policy solutions (e.g. at the intersection of privacy and competition, or privacy and online content moderation). The Director also works closely with CDT’s Brussels office, helping to shape CDT’s advocacy on privacy, data and AI in the EU.

This position managing CDT’s largest policy team is an exceptional opportunity for an advocate wishing to shape corporate data practices and AI governance at a pivotal time in technology policy. The Director will engage as a public thought leader, publish written reports and op-eds, testify and speak before external audiences. They must also serve as an effective manager, setting an advocacy vision for their team and overseeing implementation of several substantial grant projects.

The position is based in CDT’s Washington, DC office, with remote work currently in effect due to COVID-19.

About CDT

The Center for Democracy & Technology champions policies, laws, and technical designs that empower people to use technology for good – while protecting against invasive, discriminatory and exploitative uses. For 25 years, CDT has worked to ensure that the Internet empowers, emboldens and equalizes people around the world. Today, CDT is at the center of societal debates about privacy, data and discrimination, surveillance, online speech, misinformation, and other key questions about the role of technology in people’s lives.

CDT pursues legislation at the state, national, and regional level in the US and EU; participates in agency rulemaking and other policy development processes; leads strategic litigation; builds advocacy coalitions; and promotes industry standards and practices that protect users’ civil rights and civil liberties. CDT’s work spans many issues, including (but not limited to) consumer privacy, AI and machine learning, surveillance, online speech, internet architecture, civic technology, competition and election security. We take a rigorous approach that integrates legal, policy and technical expertise, with a focus on developing actionable policy solutions. You can read more about our work at www.cdt.org.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Policy Direction. Develop the strategic plan for the Privacy & Data team, collaborating with the CEO, Director of Policy and other project teams to identify core advocacy goals and design and oversee the work plan to achieve them. Collaborate with Development team on grant proposals to help achieve these goals.
  • Management. Manage a team of policy counsels, overseeing direction of their projects, reviewing and editing work product, and serving as a mentor to build cohesion and vision within the team.
  • Representation. Act as a key representative on privacy, data & AI issues before policymakers, regulatory agencies, civil society organizations, industry and the broader public. Engage in public speaking, including providing public testimony and speaking with the press.
  • Stakeholder Engagement. Work collaboratively with CDT’s broad network of engagement targets, including civil society partners, academics, and companies at the national and international level. Build and maintain relevant relationships within these communities. Participate in CDT’s Working Groups, engage with members of CDT’s Advisory CouncilFellows Program, and Collaborating Attorneys’ Network.
  • Direct-to-Company Advocacy.  Engage directly with technology companies to advocate for and advise on adoption of privacy-protective and responsible data use practices.
  • Project Work. Carry out the daily work of the Privacy & Data team, such as:
    • Legal and policy analysis and development of policy recommendations related to emerging issues in consumer privacy, AI and data governance.
    • Author reports and op-eds, develop advocacy letters and other materials to advance the project’s policy goals.
    • Provide policy and technical assistance to policymakers, regulators and commercial entities.
    • Identify and work on strategic litigation opportunities, including filing amicus briefs and impact litigation.
    • Engage in public education, media relations, and public speaking.
  • Internal Thought Leadership. Collaborate with the CEO, Policy Director, and other Project Directors to inform CDT’s policy direction, harmonize policy positions across the organization, and find areas of collaboration across teams.

Qualifications:

  • Significant technology policy experience and deep domain expertise, as demonstrated through career positions and/or written work.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years in relevant legal, policy or advocacy positions, with increasing levels of responsibility and management experience. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing technology policies and practices that protect civil rights, civil liberties and democratic values, with expertise in U.S. privacy law (expertise in civil rights law a plus; expertise in non-U.S. privacy law a plus).
  • Commitment to managing teams in a way that mentors rising advocates and fosters a collaborative culture among staff.
  • Experience with Congress, federal agencies, and corporate best practices preferred.
  • Experience building multi-stakeholder coalitions, influencing decision-makers, shaping legislation and/or leading impact litigation preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in public speaking, writing, and a demonstrated ability to communicate policy issues to the media and the public.

Compensation:

CDT offers competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, sick, and parental leave. 

Applicants:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@cdt.org

Deadline:  

Open until filled. 

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 disability. 

Call for Submissions, Stanford International Policy Review

Call for submissions: Now accepting articles for consideration in SIPR's Spring 2021 Print Issue

The Stanford International Policy Review invites submissions from graduate students, policy practitioners, academics, and other professionals for its Spring 2021 peer-reviewed print issue. SIPR publishes two issues per year, in the winter and in the spring. SIPR publishes articles, commentary, policy memos and issue briefs, as well as book reviews on international policy topics.

The Spring 2021 issue theme is The Future of Internationalism. SIPR seeks articles that offer insightful policy analysis addressing the fissures and opportunities of the current international system. We invite authors to consider topics like the post-pandemic liberal international order, the United Nations at its 75th anniversary, and shared global challenges (e.g., climate change, terrorism, and technological governance). 

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Articles submitted before March 15th will receive priority consideration for our fall issue. SIPR will cover the submission fee for the first 100 submissions. After that, the authors will be responsible for a $10 submission fee.

Learn more about submissions here. Please submit pieces for priority consideration by March 15. 

In the Fall 2020 edition, authors examined critical global policy issues including: 

  • Reform proposals for the World Health Organization
  • Modern Great Power dynamics
  • The Biden Presidency and Ukraine
  • COVID-19 financial relief programs in the U.K.
  • The future of Hong Kong property law
  • President López Obrador's peace plan for Mexico

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Naval Warfare Analyst

The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty openings in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies in Newport, RI. These anticipated openings are available to support a number of ongoing and emergent research programs within the department.

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. U.S. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategic and Operational Research Department. The Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) produces innovative research and analysis for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. interagency, and the broader national security community. It also generates new scholarship in security studies and actively participates in the broader academic community. The SORD department is one of three in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College, the others being the War Gaming Department and the Stockton Center for International Law. It is home to a number of specialized centers, institutes, and advanced research groups that foster deeper levels of research, analysis, and teaching on subjects of critical interest for the Navy: the China Maritime Studies Institute, the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, and the Halsey, Mahan, and Brodie groups. The SORD department’s faculty employ varied and multi-disciplinary approaches to national security issues, generating new knowledge for the Navy and the Department of Defense. The department’s faculty are educated in a range of social sciences, humanities, sciences, and critical languages, and the faculty consists of civilians and retired and active-duty military officers.

Advanced Research Groups (ARPs). There a number of ARPs within SORD that produce applied research and analysis on a series of regional, operational and strategic challenges facing the naval and joint force now and in the future. These research programs involve group work, individual study, faculty collaboration, wargaming, workshops, and research trips to national labs, operational commands, the Pentagon and a wide range of other DoD, academic, and private sector organizations. Most of the groups include a mix of full-time faculty and volunteer resident students from the College who contribute to the research of the ARPs for their master’s degree and JPME academic credit. From exploring emerging warfare technologies to developing operational concepts and strategy, ARPs give the student scholars practical experience that can be applied to their careers. Moreover, the ARPs provide direct input to key planners and decision-makers in the U.S. naval force, across DoD and the U.S. interagency.

Qualifications and Competencies. Candidates must have an advanced degree and experience in assessing and evaluating strategic, operational, and tactical warfare concepts. A Master’s degree is required, a Ph.D. is highly preferred. Desired attributes include: knowledge of U.S. and/or foreign naval and joint technical capabilities and concepts of operations, or equivalent practical experience in advancing technology and functional capabilities; knowledge of naval and joint warfare in all phases of operations from peace time to high-end combat; and/or a background in nuclear topics and strategic deterrence. Experience may have been gained by leading and conducting research, systems analysis, systems operation, and/or development and execution of warfighting operations, tactics, techniques, and procedures within the DoD environment. Experience on research teams, as well as war gaming experience is preferred, but not required.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.

Salary Considerations. Salary is competitive and accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance and retirement saving plans, paid vacation, and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule.

Applications. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-10 and submit their application package to: nwc-20-10@usnwc.edu. The application package must include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2020.

Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members must submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide branch, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions should be directed to the hiring committee chair, Professor Peter Dutton, at duttonp@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Security Studies, U.S. Naval War College

The President, U.S. Naval War College, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty openings in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies in Newport, RI.

The Naval War College is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Navy. U.S. and selected international graduates earn Master of Arts degrees in National Security & Strategic Studies or Defense & Strategic Studies accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College educates and develops future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness, as well as enhancing the capability to advise senior leaders and policy makers. The College also helps to define the future Navy and its roles and missions; supports combat readiness; strengthens global maritime partnerships; and promotes ethics and leadership throughout the force. More information on the college can be found at www.usnwc.edu.

Strategic and Operational Research Department. The Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) produces innovative research and analysis for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. interagency, and the broader national security community. It also generates new scholarship in security studies and actively participates in the broader academic community. The SORD department is one of three in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College, the others being the War Gaming Department and the Stockton Center for International Law. The SORD department is home to a number of specialized centers, institutes, and advanced research groups that foster deeper levels of research, analysis, and teaching on subjects of critical interest for the Navy: the China Maritime Studies Institute, the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, the Russia Maritime Studies Institute, and the Halsey, Mahan, and Brodie groups. The SORD department’s faculty employ varied and multi-disciplinary approaches to national security issues, generating new knowledge for the Navy and the Department of Defense. The department’s faculty are educated in a range of social sciences, humanities, sciences, and critical languages, and the faculty consists of civilians and retired and active-duty military officers.

Responsibilities. SORD faculty conduct research and analysis across a broad spectrum of areas relating to security studies including strategy and grand strategy, military and maritime operations, conventional and nuclear deterrence, political economy, area studies, and other Navy-related topics. Duties may also include design of and participation in wargames, exercises, and workshops/conferences in support of the Navy and the DOD. SORD faculty will be expected to support student research and remain current and productive in their academic fields of study.

Qualifications and Competencies. Qualified candidates must have an advanced degree from an accredited university. A master's degree is requires. A research-oriented Ph.D. is highly preferred. Ph.D. candidates who are close to defending their dissertations (ABD) as well as practitioners with relevant and significant experience in the field will be considered. Demonstrated familiarity with the capability to analyze issues of war and the use of military force is required. Knowledge of future military technologies, capabilities, and strategies is desirable. Candidates should have ongoing research projects or be engaged with ongoing planning relating to war, security and strategy that they can continue at the Naval War College.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and capable of obtaining a Department of Defense TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance. The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug screening test and to random drug testing thereafter.

Salary Considerations. Salary is competitive and accompanied by a generous federal benefit package that includes health insurance and retirement saving plans, paid vacation and sick leave, and other benefits. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and credentials in accordance with the Department of the Navy Faculty Pay Schedule.

Applications. Applicants must reference VA#NWC-20-08 and submit their application package to: nwc-20-08@usnwc.edu. The application package must include: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2020.

Active duty members may apply under this announcement but are subject to eligibility requirements of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW). Active duty members must submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide branch, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible for consideration if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days after being submitted with your application.

Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement dated to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Peter Dutton, at duttonp@usnwc.edu.

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.