September 30, 2021

Investor Advocate

  • Deadline: 25/10/2021
  • Location: Location Options
  • Organization: Access Now
  • Salary:
Full Time

The Organization and Role


About Access Now

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.


About this role

As the Investor Advocate, you will shape and implement Access Now’s investor advocacy strategy. Working closely with the Business and Human Rights Lead and the Policy and Advocacy teams, you will develop and lead our investor engagement and to help advance our mission at the intersection of technology and human rights.


This position will be housed within the Policy Team and will report to the Business and Human Rights Lead.


About you

You are passionate about our mission, and about advancing corporate accountability. You understand the unique role that responsible investors, asset managers, and other financial sector actors play in corporate accountability and are excited to find new ways to engage them. You can communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders from the human rights, academic, and corporate sectors. You are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse global team, and about bringing together differing points of view to achieve the best possible result for the communities we serve, and you are committed to the work of elevating and empowering the voices of those who are often silenced.


What you will do

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

Engaging in direct policy and advocacy actions to shape, guide, and advocate for human rights-respecting investor practices and investments to increase corporate accountability in the tech sector
Working directly with responsible investors and investor advocates to draft shareholder resolutions, build coalitions, and lead company dialogues
Building and maintaining relationships with shareholder partners to engage shareholders in Access Now’s work
Developing materials for investor audiences including blog posts, press releases, social media, etc.
Conduct research into investor holdings in the tech sector, map investor networks, and develop strategies to push for accountability from both investors and tech companies around the world

What skills you should have

Substantive knowledge of filing shareholder resolutions and SEC workings
4+ years of academic/professional experience working with investors
Resourcefulness and ability to work proactively in a fast-paced environment
Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds
Willingness to work remotely

It’s helpful for you to have

An understanding of human rights or ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) frameworks
Fluency in a language other than English
Experience working on digital rights and tech & telecom sector issues

The Details


Time Commitment and Location

This is a full time position that will start immediately and last for a year, with the possibility of extension. The position will be remote and you can work from anywhere, but must possess the right to work in the location in which you will be based. Because you will be working closely with the Business and Human Rights Lead based in New York, you should be able to take some meetings during the Eastern Time zone working day.



Access Now offers competitive compensation in line with skills and experience, and benefits packages that align with our office localities. The salary for this position is $80,000 USD gross annually. The actual compensation level will be driven by depth of experience and preparation. While specific compensation, insurance, and other benefits vary by region, all Access Now Team Members benefit from a strong global culture. And regardless of location we offer benefits to help our Team embrace new challenges and allow them to advance their career. Those include travel, and access to our global network of knowledge and expertise! Additional benefits available for Team Members include:


Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program between 36 and 40 days annually across national holidays, vacation, and personal days
Professional development and growth opportunities
Extensive workplace flexibility
Organizational resilience and support for all team members, including paid family leave and employee assistance programs
Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals… often through travel
Opportunities to recharge (including one month of paid refresher leave after 4 years)

How to Apply


Please submit the following documents:

Résumé/CV (removing all personally identifying information such as age, gender, marital status, address, and photo)
Thoughtful cover letter outlining your suitability for our role, with particular attention to your experience aligning to the core functions

Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our Career Openings page; email submissions are not accepted. Please note that if you are applying via a link in a 3rd party system (examples: Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn), be sure that you are properly uploading a distinct Cover Letter and a separate CV/Resume.


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We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are interested in receiving applications from people who consider themselves as under-represented in their talent communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.


Published 2021-09-23

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