Director, Youth and Education

Future of Privacy Forum - Washington, District of Columbia - Full time

FPF is seeking to hire a Director to lead its work on emerging questions of privacy and data protection related to youth and student privacy. Key responsibilities for the position include: working with the SVP for Policy to refine the strategic vision for FPF’s youth & education portfolio; managing a diverse team of legal, policy, and technical experts who undertake independent research, analysis, and writing regarding key issues related to youth and student privacy; acting as the leading expert voice on youth and student privacy issues within FPF and externally; leading outreach and collaboration with interested FPF stakeholders, interest groups, civil society, foundation partners, relevant government agencies, academics, and other key partners; organizing events and meetings with stakeholders, both in-person and virtual; and working with FPF’s development team regarding current foundation grants and future projecting funding opportunities.

This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C. FPF staff are currently working remotely, with the option to work in-office as preferred, in accordance with building and organization COVID-19 safety regulations. We expect D.C.-based staff to return to the office part-time in spring 2022.

FPF is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that supports employees professionally and personally through our employment practices and benefits offerings. We encourage applications from individuals who represent a variety of backgrounds based on sex, race, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, and other factors protected by law. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please reach out to


  • Strategic planning for FPF’s youth & education data goals and strategies.
  • Legal and policy analysis and development of recommendations related to emerging issues in student privacy, as well as regulatory consideration of questions of data protection concerning children.
  • Analysis of how uses of data will impact vulnerable communities
  • Outreach and collaboration with FPF stakeholders, as well as with key interest groups, relevant government agencies, academics, and other partners
  • Research and writing on emerging issues related to privacy and technology; drafting filings for regulatory proposals, drafting white papers or other academic papers as assigned
  • Provide commentary through blog posts, media interviews, and representation at public panel presentations and events

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. or Masters’s degree in a related field
  • Significant management experience
  • 6-10 years of experience in relevant legal, policy, or technical positions
  • Familiarity with related U.S. and European legislative and regulatory privacy laws
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in emerging trends in technology and implications for users and society
  • Demonstrated project planning and organizational skills

Salary Range: $140,000-$170,000

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Senior Level

Future of Privacy Forum

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies.
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