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Technology Program Manager, Online Trust

About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. Based on its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members and Chapters around the world to promote the continued evolution and growth of the open Internet through dialogue among companies, governments, and other organizations around the world.

About the Position
The Internet Society is setting up a new initiative that will develop and implement programs to enhance on-line trust. The initiative will support educating the public and private sectors, development of best practices, benchmark reporting, meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship. The initiative will recognize and work with the leaders in cyber-security and privacy in order to further online trust.

We are seeking a Technology Program Manager who will design, develop, manage, administer, contribute to, and execute multiple projects and programs in support of the initiative. The Program Manager will bring a strong understanding of the necessity for, and the proven ability to build and maintain, the effective relationships necessary to engage with the relevant communities on technical and techno-policy issues relating to online trust, identity, security, and privacy.

Location: The position will be based in North America.

* Execute and produce (administer, research, and write) annual program elements such as a trust benchmark and the update and review of best-practice documents;
* Work closely with the Director, Online Trust to develop overall strategy for the initiative and implement the relevant projects and programs;
* Foster and coordinate industry discussion and collaboration for developing and implementing best practices that enhance the protection of users' security, privacy and identity;
* Plan and organize in-person and remote on-line meetings and workshops;
* Communicate with organizational members as required on all elements of the initiative;
* Act as the interface with the organizational members of ISOC with a special interest in this initiative.

Desired Qualifications
* At least 4 year’s experience with issues relating to online identity, privacy, trust, and security;
* Ability and experience to quickly and effectively understand key aspects and properties of technological developments and communities and assess their relevance to the organization’s needs;
* Highly motivated, self-directed, and having the ability to work with minimal supervision, to communicate effectively with colleagues, to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and drive the efforts to fruition in a timely and cost effective manner;
* Understanding of the role of technology, policy, and enterprise & business issues, in the protection of users' security, privacy and identity;
* Adequate experience and confidence necessary to represent the Internet Society effectively and professionally in various settings, including international forums;
* Demonstrated ability to (net)work effectively with a broad spectrum of people and groups in an international setting, including individual developers, government representatives, national and international standards organizations, civil society and private sector groups;
* Eagerness to work with the variety of the initiative stakeholders, in particular the membership associated with the initiative.
* Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing, when working in groups, and when presenting in front of an audience;
* Fluent in English. Proficiency in one or more additional languages is desirable;
* Willingness and ability to undertake frequent North American and eventually global travel is required;
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with advanced degree(s) desirable;
* Commitment to ISOC’s organizational mission, vision and values.

Compensation for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to read ISOC’s current business plan. Information about the Internet Society and its activities may be found at

Applicants should forward the attached application, resume, cover letter, salary history, along with any other relevant materials:

Applications will be evaluated beginning immediately and after that until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.