Community Engagement Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy

15 Nov, 2021


Community Engagement Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 years of experience working in politics, advocacy organizations, community organizing, think tanks and foundations on issue campaigns, or public policy advocacy.
  • Experience with issue advocacy or grassroots engagement.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working across organizations with multiple stakeholders to develop and execute strategies with exceptional results.
  •  Knowledge of Internet technologies and the policy environments that surround them.
  • In-depth knowledge of coordinated communications, political, and legislative processes.
  • Expertise in issue advocacy, grassroots recruitment, organization, and mobilization.
  • Team player with a sense of humor, and the ability to adapt in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Excellent leadership skills.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual excellence with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

In this role, you will be part of Google’s US Government Affairs and Public Policy team, which focuses on engagement around shared public policy interests with those who use our products. You will work closely with members of the Government Affairs and Public Policy team, issue area experts, and Product teams to manage relationships with key issue and advocacy organizations, and stay connected to issues important to these communities.

Google Client Services, an entity within the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team, manages the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy in the United States. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspectives with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the Internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Develop and lead meetings, events, gatherings, and product-focused initiatives to help external organizations connect to Google’s products, services, and public policy priorities.
  • Work with colleagues to implement state and federal key contact programs.
  • Partner with colleagues on federal and state initiatives and events to create durable external relationships across the organization.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

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Job posted: 2021-11-15