Director of Human Rights (Legal)

San Francisco, CA


Are you a strong leader who’s passionate about human rights law? Are you excited by challenging problems at the intersection of safety and freedom of expression that require a multidisciplinary approach and creative solutions? Does the idea of growing the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation on Twitter interest you? If so, you should join us!

Twitter seeks a Director of Human Rights to join our legal team. Reporting to our Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Litigation, Regulation & Human Rights, you will coordinate and lead our global efforts to assess human rights impacts and identify strategies and solutions to appropriately mitigate any adverse impacts of our products, policies or decisions. You will advise our product and legal teams on the human rights impacts of various products and product features. You will advise our Trust & Safety policy team on the human rights impacts of existing and proposed policies, advising on any issues arising from the policies that may have adverse or positive impacts on people in various regions and work closely with the teams responsible for conducting investigations into potential human rights abuses. You will drive a human rights framework for how we make decisions as a company when there are human rights implications.

We anticipate that the role will primarily focus internally, but spend about a quarter of time engaging externally on these matters.

Who You Are:

  • You are an experienced and sophisticated human rights lawyer (10+ years) with a deep global understanding of human rights and how they can potentially be impacted – both positively and negatively – by technology.
  • You are knowledgeable about current conflict areas and threats to human rights worldwide both online and offline.
  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about advocating for consumer rights and protecting consumer privacy and freedom of expression.
  • You are thoughtful and have the gravitas to become a trusted advisor to senior leadership on complex and sensitive issues.
  • You have a history of making tough decisions based on complex information.
  • You have strong relationship building and team development skills.
  • You are comfortable collaborating with a multinational team of stakeholders and capable of building consensus.
  • You are able to lead on the substantive issues and help drive a holistic, workable processes.
  • You are able to lead numerous projects simultaneously under pressure and time constraints.
  • You have exceptional communication and writing skills.
  • You are patient, determined, flexible, and open-minded.
  • You have unimpeachable ethics and excellent judgment.
  • Experience regarding freedom of expression issues preferred.

Here’s all the legal good stuff: We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.


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