The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, is seeking a full-time activist. This position will focus on privacy issues—particularly on advocacy around government surveillance.
While this position will be focused on fighting surveillance at the federal and local levels, EFF’s activism team is highly cross-disciplinary: depending where threats to digital civil liberties arise, you may need to quickly get up to speed on any number of issues on EFF’s docket. Expertise in EFF’s core issues is desirable, but curiosity and self-directed research are essential.
The ideal candidate will be a superb writer with a passion for protecting freedom online and the ability to think critically and manage time effectively. You can produce excellent written work for the web, often under very tight deadlines. You excel at bringing people together to work for a common purpose and keeping a positive attitude while navigating disagreements. You can read and understand legal or highly technical information and explain complicated issues gracefully. You’re a great project manager who can see a major project through to completion while also handling smaller, day-to-day tasks.
Any of the following skills and areas of expertise would be advantageous:
This is a full-time exempt position based in EFF's office in San Francisco, CA. If you don’t want to live in the Bay Area, you should not apply for this job but rental housing benefits are available.
EFF is a great place to work. We offer a supportive and empowering environment, along with an excellent benefits package including housing cost assistance, student loans assistance, medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b)(7) retirement savings program with matching, paid time off, holiday benefits, paid parental leave, a dog-friendly workplace, and more.
As an advocacy organization, EFF is committed to being part of a diverse community. Diversity of life experiences makes a big difference in how we identify and litigate legal issues, design privacy-enhancing software, and organize our activism. To that end, we deliberately seek applicants with different perspectives, identities, and experiences to build an inclusive workplace to better inform our advocacy and defense of freedom in our digital world. EFF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of all races, genders, ages, abilities, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply.
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