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FW: Dream Job Alert: Senior Fellow for Decentralization at EFF

From: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 13:23:21 -0800
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To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Cc: Jon Callas <jon@callas.org>
I'm spreading the word about this important position opening at the
@EFF to be a senior fellow focused on advocacy for decentralization.

In addition to decades of great advocacy in support of human rights privacy
and security on internet, you'd be working with OGs like Jon Callas (former
CTO of PGP & Silent Circle/Blackphone, former ACLU Fellow) on the future of
a safer & more compassionate internet.

-- Christopher Allen



We have an amazing opportunity to join the EFF team.

We are hiring a Senior Fellow of Decentralization
<https://www.eff.org/opportunities/jobs/senior-fellow-decentralization>, a
position that is a public advocate helping to establish EFF as a leader in
the civil liberties implications of decentralizing the Internet. You’ll
help chart a course for EFF to have real impact in the public conversations
about decentralization of the Internet as it fits into our mission of
ensuring that technology supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all
people of the world. Through fierce and informed public advocacy, blogging,
and social media, this Fellow will help us create a future internet that is
more decentralized, resilient, and protective of both civil liberties and
innovation. Apply today <https://eff.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=85>.
Note that this is a two year fellowship, with the possibility of extending
up to one to two additional years depending on the outcomes of those two
years and EFF’s needs.

The landscape of Decentralization is broad. Technologies that can
re-decentralize the internet and provide for increased competition and
provide for resources to those who are not being served properly by the
existing world point to the future we would like to help bring about. There
are three major areas of activity where we expect you to work:

   1. New protocols that provide internet services that facilitate
   competition, freedom of expression and privacy  that anyone can set up and
   use, effectively. For example, Mastodon, Blue Sky, Diaspora, Tor onion
   services, and Manyverse.
   2. “Web3” or “DeWeb” technologies that provide for a decentralized
   infrastructure using blockchain technology, especially as they support a
   more privacy protective experience from today’s surveillance-facilitating
   3. “DeFi” technologies including cryptocurrencies and DAOs that can
   potentially reorganize finance and payment systems for a more privacy
   protective and equitable use of money.

We will prioritize the work in that order.

We are open to many different types of candidates for this role. We’re
interested in candidates who span advocacy and implementation. It’s most
important for candidates to be able to explain, think about, and advocate
for resilient decentralized systems that protect and preserve civil
liberties and innovation. Secondarily, someone with technical skills to use
them and help us use them ourselves is helpful, but not required. And, we value
diversity  <https://www.eff.org/pages/effs-diversity-statement>in
background and life experiences.

EFF is committed to supporting our employees. That’s why we’ve got
competitive salaries, incredible benefits
<https://www.eff.org/document/eff-benefits> (including rental assistance,
student loan reimbursement, and fantastic healthcare), and ample policies
for paid time off and holidays.

Please check out our job description and apply today
And if you are someone who has a question about this role, please email

Even if this job isn’t the right fit for you, please take a moment to
spread the word on social media. We’re looking for an unusual person who is
excited to help bring about a decentralized, locally empowered digital
Received on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 21:24:11 UTC

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