One of the coolest initiatives of the Electronic Frontier Foundation is the Electronic Frontier Alliance, a network of autonomous community groups that work on local issues with support from each other and EFF: everything from getting facial recognition banned in their communities to forcing local police departments to seek public comment on new surveillance tech initiatives.
EFF is currently hiring a community organizer to run the EFF side of this effort: the gig involves traveling around to different EFA groups, training and mentoring community organizers, bridging between technologists and other EFF-affiliated groups and community activists and more.
The Organizer will support the Electronic Frontier Foundation's local advocacy efforts, and engage in outreach to community groups, with a focus on technical communities and hackerspaces. Working closely with the Activism team, the Organizer will spend part of their time traveling throughout the US to speak at events and facilitate workshops, and part of their time at our home office in San Francisco working to grow our national network by developing remote relationships with organizers and coordinating outreach to new groups. Regardless of location, a portion of this individual's time will be spent documenting outreach efforts by conducting interviews and writing case studies.
The ideal candidate will have passion for protecting digital freedom, value tools and resources that empower people to share knowledge and creativity freely, and have the ability to think critically and prioritize time effectively. You excel at bringing people together to work for a common purpose. You're adept at implementing: finding solutions and adapting to changes as ideas turn into projects and campaigns. This Organizer will help us develop local advocacy campaigns in the areas of copyright reform and access to information, so experience and expertise in those fields is highly advantageous.
This position starts at $73,500 per year.
Organizer [EFF Jobs]