Are you committed to social and racial justice? Are you concerned about the ways that government and private surveillance may work to further entrench, rather than to alleviate, existing inequalities? Do you have experience communicating complex ideas to a wide range of audiences? At the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, thinking about how to talk about our research and our ideas about what our research should mean for the world, is an integral part of all of our work from beginning to end. But with the number and diversity of our projects growing, we are ready to up our game by hiring a new communications associate. If you think this could be you, we encourage you to apply through the link below!
What’s the Center?
The Center on Privacy & Technology is a think tank focused on privacy and surveillance law and policy—and the communities they affect. We believe that privacy is a fundamental right under threat from both government and corporate surveillance, especially for historically marginalized people. Through research and advocacy, we challenge that surveillance and work towards a world where privacy protects everyone. Read about our mission, staff, and our work on our website.
What’s the job?
The person in this role will support our Director of Operations and Communications in envisioning and executing a creative and strategic communications plan that will help increase the visibility and impact of the Center’s research and advocacy. Among other things, we will ask you to:
- Work closely with the Director of Communications to develop and execute communications plans that support the release and dissemination of reports and other Center products.
- Create written and visual content for websites, newsletters, social media, promotional materials, and grant reports.
- Manage media outreach, coordination, and tracking.
- Coordinate and manage logistics for Center convenings, events, webinars, and meetings.
- Create, manage and maintain an editorial calendar for regular communications output.
- Engage with members of the wider community to which the Center belongs, including students, Law Center faculty and staff, and coalition partners at other organizations.
- Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.
Who are you?
You are an excellent writer and, in our ideal world, you also have some talent for graphic design. You might be a communications professional with prior experience in a role similar to this one, or you might be a recent college graduate. If you haven’t had a traditional communications role, but have other experience that is relevant to the role and an interest in our mission and vision, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway! In addition, you should have:
- A bachelor’s degree and 0-3 years of professional experience.
- The ability to maintain an organized workflow with multiple simultaneous projects.
- Experience with photo and video editing software.
- Commitment to the Center’s vision and mission, demonstrated through study, professional background or lived experience.
- Collegiality, a sense of humor, and a willingness to incorporate constructive feedback.
- Adaptability within a workplace where priorities shift and change in response to internal and external events.
- A background in issues related to civil rights, technology, surveillance, social inclusion, racial equity, gender equity, and/or advocacy is preferred, but not required.
- An ideal candidate will be able to take initiative and work with creativity, determination, and collaboration.
This position will report directly to the Center’s Director of Communications and Operations, Katie Evans, who reports directly to the Founding Director, Alvaro Bedoya. The Center’s office is located on the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington, DC. It is currently operating on a hybrid remote/in-person schedule. This position will be expected to be based in Washington DC.
Sounds amazing, how can I apply?
Go to the Georgetown Career webpage and apply via Georgetown’s portal. Make sure to include a cover letter and resume! You can upload both files in the resume box while applying.
The job posting looks like it has been up for a while, am I too late?
If the job posting is still up, we are still considering applicants. We will review applications and conduct interviews on a rolling basis.
Update October 1, 2021: we are still considering applications – please apply! We hope to have the successful applicant start in January 2022.
Salary range and benefits.
As a full-time position, this is eligible for the full range of Georgetown University benefits, including health care, tuition assistance, retirement contributions, and 13 paid holidays in addition to paid time off.
This position is grant funded and has a salary range of $55,000 – $57,500.