Careers

Do the possibilities presented by an innovative, open, and free Internet inspire you? Do you find yourself engaged in passionate discussions about privacy policies? Are you yearning to put your expertise to work on Internet neutrality legislation? If so, you might be a great fit for our team. View our open opportunities.


Special Assistant to President & CEO

The Special Assistant (SA) works in support of CDT’s President & CEO to carry out the organization’s Internet civil liberties mission. The role requires a self-motivated, well organized, and flexible person interested in handling administrative and organizational challenges.  The SA will act as the President & CEO’s first line of contact in many cases and requires an individual with discretion and sensitive to varied and diverse audiences.  This position is located in CDT’s Washington, DC office.

About CDT

CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Brussels. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

Qualifications

The Special Assistant is an entry-level support staff position, designed for candidates with a college degree.  An ideal candidate may have Hill or scheduling experience and be able to interact and respond to all levels of staff and visitors; is proactive, efficient, resourceful, and highly professional and respects confidentiality.  Characteristics include:

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT also offers excellent benefits, including health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and generous vacation and parental leave. CDT offers substantial autonomy within a team environment.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, along with a resume  to hr@cdt.org. Deadline: June 26, 2015.


Office Assistant

The CDT office assistant works closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in support of CDT’s Internet civil liberties mission. CDT is a small office of diverse staff and programs and needs a self-motivated, well organized, and flexible person interested in handling administrative challenges.  The job requires an individual with the ability to handle a broad range of administrative and executive support tasks with very little supervision.  This position is located in CDT’s Washington, DC office.

About CDT

CDT is a leading nonprofit public interest organization, working at the cutting edge of digital rights policy. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT engages in a variety of strategies to enhance free expression and privacy, including advocacy, public education, and research. CDT works on legislation, participates in agency rule-makings, engages in litigation, and fosters consensus-building among public interest and private sector stakeholders. CDT has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and Brussels. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

The Office Assistant will also provide some services for Digital 4th, Internet Education Foundation (IEF), and Global Internet Initiative (GNI).

Qualifications

The Office Assistant is a support staff position, designed for candidates with a college degree and up to 2 years experience or equivalent.  An ideal candidate would have Hill experience and be able to interact and respond to all levels of staff and visitors; is proactive, efficient, resourceful, and highly professional and respects confidentiality.  Characteristics include:

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive with public interest and government pay scales. CDT also offers excellent benefits, including health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and generous vacation and parental leave. CDT offers substantial autonomy within a team environment.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, along with a resume to hr@cdt.org. Deadline: June 26. 2015.


The Center for Democracy & Technology is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or physical ability.