Now Hiring: Tech Policy Fellow


Now Hiring: Tech Policy Fellow

The Joint Center is seeking a Tech Policy Fellow.

Data and machine learning hold tremendous potential to positively impact Black communities. Simultaneously, these new tools pose significant threats. Automated decisions may magnify discrimination in hiring practices, lending and other financial services, housing, education, insurance, law enforcement and surveillance (e.g., predictive policing, facial recognition, bail and sentencing risk assessment), advertising (e.g., steering African Americans toward predatory services and away from well-paying jobs), and political participation (e.g., social media strategies designed by foreign or domestic operatives to discourage African Americans from voting). They may also accelerate the dissemination of white supremacist content and conspiracy theories. 

The Joint Center’s Technology Policy Fellow will lead the Joint Center’s data privacy and artificial intelligence program. They will be responsible for building the Joint Center’s expertise on these key issues through research and building the Joint Center’s network of experts. Writing is also a key component of the role, and the Technology Policy Fellow will need to publish several publications, including reports, memos, literature reviews, and fact sheets. In order to make an impact, they will manage dissemination efforts, including planning events, speaking to the media, and educating policymakers. 

The Joint Center has a small team and operates much like a start-up. The ideal candidate for this position should be flexible, and comfortable working in a quickly changing environment. They will be a critical thinker, a solid communicator, and able to work on a team effectively.

The Joint Center is focused on the goal of driving policy change in service of the African American community, and candidates for this role should be passionate about these issues.

Minimum requirements include a graduate degree, 2-4 years of tech policy experience, solid communication skills, awareness of the policymaking process, demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team, and willingness to work evenings and weekends and travel occasionally.

This is a full-time position. The salary for this position is competitive relative to comparable positions and comes with an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, and life insurance. 

The deadline for submitting materials is April 5th, 2019. No phone calls please.

Click here for the full job description and information on how to apply.  

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