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.


Office and Administrative Assistant

The Center for Democracy & Technology is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as the Office and Administrative Assistant. This position serves as the first point of contact for many of our stakeholders and helps ensure that CDT is a highly functioning, positive place to work. An ideal candidate with have enthusiasm and energy for office administration and a proven track record of basic bookkeeping skills. This position is located in CDT’s Washington, DC office.

This position will work closely with CDT’s Comptroller to help ensure the administrative functions at the office operates smoothly and efficiently.

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 in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

Qualifications

The Office Assistant and Bookkeeper is a critical support staff position necessary to keep the organization running smoothly. An ideal candidate will have experience in an office setting, including bookkeeping or related experience. The candidate must be comfortable interacting with professionals of all level and respect confidentiality.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

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.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, along with a resume to [email protected]


Outreach Coordinator

Strategic outreach to and engagement with new and existing external stakeholders and partners is a priority for the Center for Democracy & Technology.

The Outreach Coordinator (OC) assists with core external affairs functions, including outreach to and follow up with external stakeholders, engagement with and optimization of advisory networks, and the planning and execution of events. Reporting to the Vice President of Externals Affairs, the OC plays a vital support role in expanding CDT’s brand and strengthening strategic partnerships. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, creative, and have strong interpersonal skills. The position is based in CDT’s Washington, D.C., 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 in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

This position will be integral to CDT expanding its outreach to and engagement with strategic partners. Responsibilities will include:

The responsibilities related to this position will expand as our efforts grow, creating considerable room for growth.

Qualifications

The Outreach Coordinator position is an important external-facing position for the organization. It’s an ideal role for an early-career professional who enjoys cultivating and expanding strategic partnerships. The candidate should have some experience in an office setting. Specific qualifications include:

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive within the nonprofit space. CDT provides a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and parental leave.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected] Be sure to reference the position for which you are applying.


Executive Assistant to the President

The Executive Assistant (EA) works in support of CDT’s President & CEO to carry out the organization’s mission of advancing digital rights. The role requires a self-motivated, well organized, and flexible person able to handle a wide range of operational needs. The position requires strong interpersonal skills and discretion, as the EA will act as the President’s first line of contact with stakeholders, the public, and the press. This position is located in CDT’s Washington, D.C. 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 in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

Qualifications

An ideal candidate will have scheduling, administrative, or executive assistant experience and be able to interact and respond to all levels of staff and external stakeholders. The candidate should be proactive, efficient, resourceful, highly professional, and respect confidentiality.  Characteristics of a successful candidate will include:

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive within the nonprofit space. CDT provides a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and parental leave.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected]


Development Manager, Individual Giving

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is seeking a full-time Development Manager to build and sustain an Individual Giving program at the organization. The position will oversee the day-to-day identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.

CDT offers the opportunity to work collaboratively across a wide variety of tech policy issues and gain experience working with corporate, foundation, and individual donor platforms. This is a growth opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented, development professional seeking to work on a broad range of projects.

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 in headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit our About page.

Responsibilities

This position reports to the Director of Development. Responsibilities include:

Qualifications

Applicants must have:

Additional qualifications may include:

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive within the nonprofit space. CDT provides a generous benefits package that includes health care and dental coverage, a retirement plan, paid vacation, sick days, and parental leave.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and a resume to [email protected]


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