What you’ll be doing…
We seek a highly-motivated, forward-thinking and creative Legal Counsel to join our Business and Human Rights Program. Your role will support efforts to integrate attention to the human rights impacts of business operations, strategy and products across Verizon and Verizon Media.
- Working directly with the leadership of the Business and Human Rights Program, as well as with an internal cross-functional team to build and support key components of the Program.
- Working within the legal team to serve as point of contact for human rights risk analysis of business decisions and support efforts to advise legal and business leaders on human rights matters impacting the business.
- Assisting in review of products, policies, processes and procedures to develop strategies to mitigate risk.
- Conducting research and identify opportunities to highlight positive human rights impacts of technology.
- Assisting with development and execution of employee human rights training program.
- Conducting research and writing background reports for Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs).
- Supporting relationships with external stakeholders, including organizations focused on technology and human rights, multi-stakeholder dialogues and international organizations.
- Coordinating efforts to share information about the BHRP’s work with external audiences.
What we’re looking for…
As a strong communicator, you deliver complex messages clearly to technical, legal and policy audiences alike. You enjoy working independently as well as with cross functional teams; and take pride in your ability to manage multiple competing priorities. You have strong project management skills. You’re analytical, detail oriented, pragmatic and great at quickly applying your expertise to solve challenging problems while exercising solid judgment and streamlining processes.
You’ll need to have:
- JD degree and six or more years of relevant work experience.
- Bar membership and needed licenses.
- Willingness to travel.
Even better if you have:
- Three or more years of experience in law, policy, human rights, advocacy, or in-house at a technology company handling legal or public policy issues related to privacy and free expression.
- Experience in the internet, communications or wireless technology industry, and/or in location based services.
- Ability to describe and distill complex policy, technology and human rights issues to audiences with different areas of expertise and different levels of understanding.
- Strong research, report writing and training/presentation skills. Experience engaging new and existing audiences through social media communication tools and strategies.
- Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
- Experience working cross-functionally in multi-national settings or across different cultures and building and maintaining effective working relationships, as well as proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.
- Experience building effective working relationships with advocacy organizations or working in multi-stakeholder settings.
- Passion for technology and human rights and a sound knowledge of the telecommunications and internet industries and intersection points with free expression and privacy.
When you join Verizon…
You’ll have the power to go beyond—doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G—a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.
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