This position will be based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending liberty, freedom of speech, due process, academic freedom, legal equality, and freedom of conscience on our nation’s college campuses. Please visit thefire.org to gain a sense of our work and mission.
The Program Officer, Policy Reform will assist FIRE’s Vice President of Policy Reform with the program’s core objectives, including working with university students, faculty members, and administrators to adopt institutional policy statements on freedom of expression and to revise campus speech codes. The position will involve advancing these objectives in a number of ways, including, but not limited to:
In addition to the responsibilities related to the Policy Reform program, the position will contribute to FIRE’s advocacy in a number of respects, including, but not limited to:
This position will be supervised by the Vice President of Policy Reform and overseen by the Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy.
The hours for this position are customary business hours. Work on weekends and evenings is envisioned to be minimal but may be necessary from time to time.
The expected start date for this position will be August 16, 2017.
A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
Candidates must demonstrate a full and complete understanding of FIRE’s mission and be willing to advocate for the principles contained within that mission.
Starting salary is negotiable and depends upon experience and education level. FIRE conducts periodic evaluations where employees may receive raises or bonuses for outstanding work. FIRE also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid comprehensive health, dental, and life insurance, a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account option, matching retirement contributions, and a generous paid time off plan.
Applicants should provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample, salary requirements, and contact information for at least two professional references. All applications are confidential. Please address applications to Peyton Cudaback, Director of Human Resources. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRE is an equal opportunity employer.