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Policy Director, Luminate Strategic Initiatives

Company: Luminate
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

ROLE-- - The Policy Director has a critical role to play on the LuminateStrategic Initiatives team. The Policy Director will play a leadingrole in delivering LSI's strategy, through policy positiondevelopment, grantmaking, expertise and advocacy work. The Policy Director will report to the Vice-President, LSI andwill collaborate closely with the LSI senior leadership team(Director of Campaigns and Media, Director of Ecosystems andPartnerships, Director of Operations and Director of StrategicLitigation). This position could be based in either Berlin, Brussels,or London. Successful candidates must have the right towork in one of the identified locations. Competitive salary andbenefits are offered. TEAM-- - Luminate Strategic Initiatives (LSI) is an exciting new team atLuminate designed to scale its work on the threat posed by BigTech.-- -We aim to help advance a healthier information ecosystemby strengthening the integrity of digital media. We seek urgentchange in moving from today--------s polarising information market to ahealthy digital environment that promotes social cohesion-- -andthe need to create an internet that better advances the world wewant to live in. It--------s an inter-disciplinary team that bringstogether deeply experienced policy advocates, campaigners,strategic litigators, and ecosystem builders. The team is primarilyfocused on Europe, which is where this work is most promising. LSIis executing a strategy that leverages European laws andregulations together with the willingness of European policymakers,regulators, courts, and the public to rein in Big Tech, with aspecific lens on healthy information ecosystems, AI and humanrights. (Our website is-- -here.) RESPONSIBILTIES-- - Delivering on Luminate Strategic Initiatives-------- (LSI) strategy,in close collaboration with the rest of the team, includingthrough:Grants management of groups working on policy in line withLSI--------s strategyAdvocacy work with regulators and policy makers where relevantand complementary to the efforts of organisations in theecosystemLeading and coordinating the development of relevant LSI andLuminate policy positions, related to platform accountability anddata & digital rights.Support and engage with groups most impacted by platformaccountability harms and solutions on policy development andadvocacy opportunities.-- -Working jointly with the partnerships team to increase theoverall amount of funds available to the ecosystem for this work inEurope.Keeping track of policy developments (positive or negative), inclose collaboration with the litigation, and campaigns & mediateams.As part of the LSI leadership team, play an active role in theoverall direction and management of the team, culture, strategy andorganisational development.Bring a diversity, equity, inclusion and justice lens to policydevelopment.Managing LSI--------s Policy grant making and operational budget. EXPERIENCE & SKILLS-- - Note: We view this section as a guide, not a checklist. Weencourage you to apply even if you don--------t satisfy every singlebullet on this list. You--------re passionate about and an experienced expert in addressingthe problems of Big Tech, AI, data & digital rights, andsupporting the development of a healthy information ecosystem and abetter internet.You have a wide and diverse network in Europe of NGOs, policymakers, experts in this space.You love getting into the weeds of policy positions andunderstand how to conduct relevant policy research, and can bring afeminist, human rights perspective to policy making.You have great people and leadership skills; you--------re quick toestablish rapport and build trust.You have experience in moving concepts all the way intoconcrete, adopted policy in more than one country in Europe.You--------ve spent significant time in collaborative roles thatrequire bringing diverse parties together, identifying commonground and doing meaningful work together.You--------ve played a key role in developing new initiatives /collaboratives / coalitions involving multiple, diverseparties.You--------re good at developing strategy and have the patience andfocus to execute it.You have a good understanding of what it takes to be a goodgrant maker, either through direct experience in funding, or infundraising.You--------re financially literate and able to develop and manage abudget.You--------re fluent in English and ideally in one additional Europeanlanguage. HOW TO APPLY-- - Our screening process requires candidates to respond to ahandful of questions that provide perspective on how your skillswould relate to the day-to-day job. Submissions----- -will be anonymised,randomised and reviewed by a panel of reviewers from the hiringteam.----- -If you are shortlisted, we--------ll invite you----- -to the next step,which includes meeting with members of the team.----- --- - Applications are due by Monday 12th June 2023 (11.59pm - BritishSummer Time) ABOUT LUMINATE-- - Luminate-- -is a global foundationworking to ensure that everyone -----" especially those who areunderrepresented - has the information, rights, and power toinfluence the decisions that shape society. The foundation isfocused on enabling people to fully participate in civic andpolitical life, to safely challenge power, and to access accurate,trustworthy information. It was established by philanthropistsPierre and Pam Omidyar and has worked for over a decade on issuesrelated to governance and citizen engagement.-- - IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW----- ------ --- - Luminate is a-- -high performing, diverse and inclusiveorganisation where people can do their best work. We believe inmatching individuals to a role that best suits their skills,experience, and career aspirations so that people can successfullyfulfil their potential and continue to develop throughout theircareer with the organisation. Luminate believes that diversity and inclusion make us moresuccessful in our work, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retainthe most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Allqualified applicants will receive----- -consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, national origin, age, sex,----- -religion,disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status,gender identity or----- -expression, or any other basis protected bylocal, state, or national law.----- ------ --- - PandoLogic. Keywords: Public Policy Director, Location: Washington, DC - 20037

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