New CIS Staff Position: Privacy Director

We are looking for a talented, entrepreneurial individual to direct the Center’s Consumer Privacy focus area. The Director will help determine the strategic vision for the Center’s efforts regarding consumer privacy and emerging technologies. The Director will conduct and supervise research, advocacy, and other projects related to consumer privacy, and otherwise manage and develop the Center’s innovative and influential consumer privacy work. The Director would also participate in writing for the CIS blog; work with students interested in privacy and civil liberties issues; organize research meetings and outreach; and engage in the intellectual life of the Law School generally.

Qualifications for this position include a strong background in privacy law, familiarity with privacy enhancing technologies and privacy by design principles. The Director must have exceptional writing and research skills.

• Help establish research agenda and strategic vision for privacy work at CIS
• Conduct and manage original research, advocacy and outreach related to consumer privacy
• Hire and/or supervise fellows, students, and other researchers
• Manage CIS communications around privacy
   o Field, answer, and assign inquiries from the press, officials, industry, non-profits and others related to privacy
   o Coordinate efforts to raise awareness of CIS privacy projects and events.
• Manage CIS fundraising efforts around privacy
   o Monitor funding opportunities
   o Work with Development to write funding proposals
• Work with associate director to manage budget for privacy-related work
• Work with programming group to plan privacy-related events (e.g., speaker series, workshops, conferences)
• Option to teach a privacy class

• Law degree
• Demonstrated expertise in privacy issues, technological experience a plus
• Experience with personnel supervision and budget management
• Aptitude for fundraising
• Excellent oral and written communication

• Competitive, based on experience
• Excellent benefits
• Two-year term, subject to indefinite renewal based on mutual interest and funding

How to apply:

Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

All interested and qualified applicants must complete a dual application process by submitting their application to as well as via the Stanford Careers website:

A complete application will consist of the following in PDF format:
• Cover Letter describing the applicant’s vision for the consumer privacy focus area at CIS.
• CV
• 2 Writing Samples
• 3 References

About the Center for Internet and Society: The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program and a part of Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, innovation, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. CIS strives to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values. CIS provides law students and the general public with educational resources and analyses of policy issues arising at the intersection of law, technology and the public interest. The Center is directed by Stanford Law Professor Barbara van Schewick.

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