Facebook Privacy and Public Policy Manager, Legislative Policy Research in Washington, District Of Columbia


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is looking for a policy expert with deep experience in policy debates and research around privacy and privacy legislation to join our Public Policy and Privacy team. The team's mission is to develop privacy-protective and innovative approaches to data that help bring the world closer together and improve people's lives. In this role, you'll collaborate with policy and other experts at Facebook, along with policymakers and the academic community, to help promote research into technical and policy innovations that will improve people's privacy and build the next generation of data protection legislation for people around the world. You'll build initiatives to promote thoughtful research from a range of perspectives on privacy legislation, technology, and policy.

The ideal candidate for this role has worked in published on privacy legislation and policy and has worked in academia or with privacy researchers. He or she can switch easily between big-picture conceptual thinking and detailed analysis. A successful candidate will be deeply familiar with online consumer services and be able to use his or her background and relationships to conduct and promote high-quality research and research dialogues around data protection. This role will work closely with other privacy experts in Facebook's policy team, as well as with Facebook's communications, legal, university relations, and privacy engineering groups. You should be a creative thinker with good instincts about how to drive new, practical solutions to privacy challenges, and be passionate about the services we provide and the people that we serve.

This is a full-time position based in our Washington, DC office.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop initiatives to promote high-quality academic research around regulation and technology that improves people's privacy and promotes innovation

  2. Build collaborations with academic institutions

  3. Represent Facebook at events and in meetings with policymakers, privacy academics, and other stakeholders

  4. Draft and communicate publicly on research surrounding privacy protections and their implications for the next generation of global privacy legislation

  5. Identify research and policy trends of importance to the company

  6. Advise internal teams on developments in privacy research to help guide development of products and policies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree

  2. 5+ years of experience conducting or supporting research around privacy and data protection issues

  3. Experience managing and prioritizing multiple simultaneous projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D, JD, or advanced technical degree

  2. Experience developing and managing academic conferences and grant programs

  3. Experience in university-corporate partnerships

  4. Has published on privacy legislation, technology, or regulation in an academic journal

  5. Experience communicating publicly on privacy legislation, technology, or regulation in an academic conference

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.