Job Details

Privacy and Technology Senior Policy Counsel Or Strategist

Company name

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Valid Through

Sep 24,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
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Privacy and Technology Senior Policy Counsel or Strategist
The candidate will conduct legal, policy, and technical research about the civil liberties and civil rights impact of government actions and consumer technologies, design and lead public records request projects, and participate in litigation and amicus briefs. Defend and expand the right to privacy, with the goal of increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; tactics include developing legal and policy positions, working with government officials, and contributing to public education and strategic communication materials. Engage in legislative, agency, and political process lawyering, and support legal and policy efforts, including evaluating local and state legislation and ballot measures, helping to develop new legislation and policy models, drafting local and state advocacy letters, and providing expertise to policymakers. Maintain relationships with technology experts, public interest groups, government officials, community stakeholders, and academics to engage them in our work and implement collaborative projects, and foster positive working relationships and opportunities to collaborate with state and national ACLU staff. Monitor technologies and technological developments to identify emerging threats to civil rights and liberties. Serve as a key spokesperson and resource for the firm's on issues of technology in the press, in internal discussions and strategy development, and in firm's publications. Engage in other activities to advance the work of the Project.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have J.D. or graduate degree in a field such as public policy, information science, computer science, or political science. Should have 7+ years of experience in legal, policy, or technical analysis in areas at the intersection of technology and privacy, free speech, or broader civil rights. Litigation experience is a plus. Must have familiarity with programming languages, algorithms, and computational logic. Should have excellent research and analytical skills are a must, along with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex legal and technical issues to a variety of audiences. Must have ability to develop and implement strategic initiatives and manage multiple issues at once. Should have extremely strong project and time management skills, including a high level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through. Must have demonstrated experience engaging in creative problem solving and taking initiative, while utilizing a solutions-oriented approach and exhibiting flexibility and good judgment. Should have demonstrated experience engaging and working with and/or on behalf of underrepresented communities. Must have ability to develop allies and work collaboratively and diplomatically. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and a personal approach that values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstances is required.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
125 Broad Street
17th Floor
New York City, NY 10004

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