Tor Project Launches World-wide Search for New Executive Director
The Tor Project is pleased to open a world-wide search for our new Executive Director. We have engaged The Wentworth Company to help us with the search process, and invite the broader Tor community and friends to share the job posting (reproduced below) among your networks. Please contact Judy Tabak, contact information below, for more information or to be considered for the job.
The Tor Project, one of the world’s strongest advocates for privacy and anonymous, open communications is currently seeking an experienced Executive Director to take the helm. The new Executive Director will spearhead key initiatives to make the organization even more robust in its work to advance human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying anonymity and privacy technologies, advancing their scientific and popular understanding, and encouraging their use.
The position provides the high-profile opportunity to assume the voice and face of Tor to the world, and particularly to the global community of Internet organizations dedicated to maintaining a stable, secure and private Internet. In this position, the successful candidate will be able to exercise their deep leadership experience to manage a virtual team of culturally diverse volunteer developers. The candidate will have the opportunity to draw support from their stature in the wider community of Internet privacy foundations and activist organizations to advance external development initiatives.
Founded in 2006, this 501(c)(3) research NGO provides free software that enables anonymous Internet communication world-wide. Tor’s mission is to return control over Internet security and privacy to users. Tor’s members, users, and sponsors include governmental and nongovernmental organizations, the US Navy, Indymedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, journalists and media organizations, corporations and law enforcement organizations.
The original Tor design paper won the Usenix Security "Test of Time" award in 2014. The Tor Project won the EFF's Pioneer Award in 2013, and the Free Software Foundation's Award for Projects of Social benefit in 2010.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will dive head first into the activities of advocacy for the Internet privacy movement. They will enjoy exercising their strong network of connections in fundraising efforts. They will take satisfaction in establishing a highly collaborative and productive culture in a volunteer-driven, virtual organization and will appreciate the opportunity to build consensus among diverse cultural groups as they all work toward the common mission and goal. The successful candidate will have a passion for the ideals behind Internet privacy and welcome the opportunity to make strides for the cause to establish anonymous Internet communications.
The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to create an organizational culture that builds conditions and infrastructures vital for Tor’s continued success and relevance to the cause. This is a chance to be known for leadership agility at the helm of an organization on the forefront of the drive to enable free, private, non-censored Internet communication for people everywhere.
As leader of the Tor team, the successful candidate receives a highly competitive compensation package.
If you know someone who might be interested, please contact, or ask them to contact:
The Wentworth Company
479 West Sixth Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Wentworth ReqID: 67528129
Well, I think we need to keep Tor's community side too. We rely on people all around the world to help with advocacy and education, to help with operating bridges and relays, to help with finding and fixing problems in the software in the Tor ecosystem, to help with making the software more usable, and so on.
But at the same time, I'd love to have some help in interacting with all the people and groups who are excited to work with us to have a bigger impact in the world. I look forward to having more great people in the Tor community.
Grassroots organizations were Taylorized way before 2015, brah. Grassroots is about funding sources, not organizational structure. The intent of grassroots is to be dependent on a large group of citizenry for funding rather than a single or few patrons so that you can represent those citizenry and not be beholden to the interests of those few patrons.