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Monday, February 27, 2006


Employment opportunity: ISOC Manager of Public Policy

The Internet Society (ISOC), an international, not-for-profit, professional Internet membership organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy, seeks a qualified individual to assist build and implement its public policy programs. This is a full-time position reporting to the Society’s Director of Public Policy.

The successful applicant will possess all of the following qualifications:

-- Familiarity with Internet-related public policy issues, the development of Internet standards, and policy issues concerning access to the Internet for countries in the process of developing their Internet capabilities.
-- The experience, poise, and confidence necessary to represent the Internet Society effectively and professionally in national and international public policy forums.
-- Prior experience in an Internet-related public policy position at the national or international level.
-- The ability to work effectively with a broad spectrum of people and groups, including national governments, national and international standards and public policy organizations, civil society and private sector groups.
-- Experience working with international and intergovernmental organizations
-- The willingness and ability to travel.
-- The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English
-- Minimum of five (5) years relevant public policy experience (as per above).
-- Familiarity and comfort with Internet based communication and work tools. Proven experience in working with active on-line communication mediums/forums and building consensus on-line.

The following qualifications are also highly desirable, and will be considered in the evaluation of candidates:

-- Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively in one or more languages other than English.
-- Experience writing technical/policy documents for a range of audiences, including governments.
-- International experience, with possible regional expertise.

The successful applicant will play a central role in fulfilling the public policy goals of the society.

Information about the Internet Society and its public policy activities may be found at http://www.isoc.org.

Compensation for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications.

Applicants should forward a resume, references, and any other relevant materials, with a cover letter explaining why they feel they are the right person for this position, in an email to jobs-policy@isoc.org.

Applications will be evaluated beginning immediately and thereafter until the post has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly, and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.

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