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OpenRightsGroup seeks full-time Executive Director

My good friend Suw Charman is seeking a full-time Executive Director for the Open Rights Group (ORG). Suw is of course the current ‘non-full-time’ Executive Director, however she is unable to take a full-time role which presumably the organisation now needs.

The ORG is a non-profit advocacy group funded by small grants and donations that raises awareness of issues such as privacy, identity, data protection, access to knowledge and copyright reform. ORG is interesting in participating in both education and policy reform in this areas.

The specifics of the job are as follows (full job spec):

Job title: Executive Director
Organisation: The Open Rights Group
Location: London/Online (must have home office)
Salary: Neg
Type: Full-time
Start date: ASAP
Closing Date for Applications: 13 November 2006.

ORG now needs a full time Executive Director (ED) to build our supporter numbers and expand our activities. The ED reports to the ORG Board, and has the support of an Advisory Council of digital rights experts.

The ED will be a passionate, professional and decisive self-starter who can prioritise a substantial work load, manage staff, lead volunteers and talk eloquently to the media. She/he will be responsible for:

* Maintaining a sustainable organisation in terms of numbers of members and staff, participation, income, public profile and reputation.
* Preparing and executing ORG’s strategy based on a balance of media work and policy influence.
* Increasing the public’s understanding of, and engagement with, a range of digital rights issues.

Desired skills and experiences include:

* Management experience, preferably for a NGO/not-for-profit or start-up.
* Expertise, or the willingness to acquire expertise across the full range of digital rights issues.
* Media, public communications and campaigning work.
* Knowledge of law or public affairs strongly valued.
* Experience of internet-based communications and management tools (including WordPress, MediaWiki and Socialtext) highly beneficial.

The ORG has a fantastic mission – so if it sounds like the type of thing you’d be interested in, check out the ORG website for more details.

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