Director, Global Affairs and Public Policy, Foreign Policy Institutions

11 Apr, 2019


Director, Global Affairs and Public Policy, Foreign Policy Institutions

Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Government, Public Affairs or a relevant field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 15 years of relevant experience working on the afore listed issues within government, think tanks, public interest groups, technology industry groups or corporations.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with and leading diverse teams and a variety of stakeholders, and in executing strategies to deliver exceptional solutions.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and areas for improvement, and to operate in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent personal, political, analytical and communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong track record for executing across cross-functional projects.
  • Team player with a sense of humor and the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.

About the job

As Director of the Foreign Policy Institutions group, you’ll design and lead Google’s engagement with US Government agencies charged with the administration of US foreign policy (including the NSC, State Department, Commerce Department’s ITA and BIS, USTR, and other internationally-facing agencies and bureaus), foreign embassies based in the US, and international institutions based in the US. You will coordinate with other members of the global Government Affairs & Public Policy team and key cross-functional partners to further Google’s public policy agenda globally, and educate US-based policymakers on Google’s global activities. You will liaise with relevant internationally-focused trade associations, think tanks and other key opinion-formers most relevant to these institutions and issues.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. 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 perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Engage directly with policymakers, industry players and key opinion formers to shape policy and political dialogue on policy issues.
  • Monitor and research current and relevant emerging public policy issues.
  • Develop and execute policy strategy in a way that benefits Google’s users, our business and the wider web.

At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. 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 this form.

To all recruitment agencies: Google does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Google employees or any other organization location. Google is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2019-04-11