Data & Society is seeking two full-time engagement leads to act as bridges between our research and civil society, industry, and government. Please share these opportunities widely.
The application deadline for both roles is February 24, 2017.
Accountability Engagement Lead: You are an expert on accountability and governance issues, particularly as they relate to information, technology, and data. You are analytical and skilled at spotting connections across bodies of research, as well as understanding the real-world implications and possibilities emerging from research findings. You will act as a bridge and translator between research that addresses and explores accountability in different contexts, and civil society, industry, media, and government. You are comfortable working with computer scientists, social scientists, economists, and legal scholars to understand, translate, and communicate their findings, with an eye towards outcomes and impact. You understand the incentives and concerns of policymakers and advocates while also appreciating the goals and structures that shape industry practice.
Labor Engagement Lead: You are the bridge and translator between research focused on the impacts of technology on labor, and civil society, industry, and government. You are excited to work with computer scientists, social scientists, economists, and legal scholars to understand, translate, and broadly communicate their findings. You understand the incentives and concerns of policymakers and advocates while also appreciating the goals and structures that shape industry practice. You are a natural connector. As a result, you can move seamlessly between worlds and bridge different frameworks, knowledge, and values. You are excited about leading an evidence-based, field-level discussion about the trade-offs and future implications of data-driven systems on labor and workers’ rights. You are excited to help research experts learn how to convey what they know. And you know how to put the right people in the right rooms for the issues to be heard well. You come to the role with a deep understanding of the tensions and players shaping the future of labor, but you are thirsty to use research and knowledge to help push for a more holistic solution to address divergent concerns.