European Digital Rights (EDRi) is an international not-for-profit association of 35 digital human rights organisations from across Europe. We defend and promote rights and freedoms in the digital environment, such as the right to privacy, freedom of expression, and access to information. This job announcement is part of the upcoming leadership change and transition that EDRi is currently preparing for.
The Executive Director provides overall leadership and management of the strategy, policy, resources, operations and communications of EDRi. They are responsible for the management of the organisation and all aspects of its operations. They should be deeply committed to the organisation’s values and mission and drive forward a joint vision for the organisation in line with the its objectives. While the Executive Director is not expected to be a specialist in specific operations (such as, campaigns, fundraising, HR, administration, finance, etc), they should have a sufficient grasp of all domains to ensure that staff members can achieve their objectives and that they and the EDRi members can work well together to achieve the organisation’s mission.
We are looking for a passionate, idealistic, enduring, diplomatic, patient, mission-driven, self-directed person who is committed to knowledge-sharing and high-integrity leadership.
To apply please send a maximum one-page cover letter and a maximum two-page CV (only PDFs are accepted) by email. Closing date for applications is 3 June 2018. Interviews with selected candidates will take place around mid-June. EDRi has retained Rtesian Resources as its recruitment partner for this role and shortlisted candidates may be contacted by its lead consultant, Ian Burns.
We are an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to transparency and inclusion. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply and we strive to have a diverse and inclusive working environment.
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