Director, Government Affairs

29 Jan, 2020


Director, Government Affairs

Arlington, VA

Basic Function of the Position: The Director is responsible for strategic oversight of lobbying initiatives related to intellectual property, artificial intelligence, emerging technology, and other issues as necessary. The Director will also provide support to Government Affairs Vice Presidents on issues affecting the consumer technology industry.

Critical Duties and Responsibilities:
·Identify, monitor, and influence federal legislation and regulations impacting the consumer technology industry.
·Lead federal policy engagement on intellectual property, artificial intelligence, and other issues as needed.
·Oversee CTA staff engagement in state and local issues within the Director’s policy portfolio.
·Conduct research and write memoranda, articles, blog posts and position papers on these issues.
·Work with relevant CTA departments including Communications and Tech & Standards to position the organization as a thought and technical leader on these issues.
·Identify emerging technology policy issues and establish CTA as a leading voice in these areas.
·Oversee execution of CES on the Hill- provide direction for GLA staff running the application process, and outreach and discussion with interested member companies.
·Travel to CES is required.
·Prepare statements and testimony for Congressional hearings and comments for regulatory agencies.
·Lead liaison with the CTA IP and AI working groups as well as relevant industry coalition groups.
·Represent association at events, including political fundraisers and industry meetings.
·Maintain professional relationships with relevant Members of Congress and policy staff, and collaborate with CTAPAC to cultivate new tech leaders in Congress.
·Attend and report on Congressional hearings and other policy briefings.
·Management and organization of events, including, but not limit to, fundraisers, lobbying days, hill briefings, technology demonstrations and CES.
·Serve as a public voice for CTA’s policy positions in the press, on panels, and in other speaking engagements.
·Other duties as required by business needs.
·Other duties as required by business needs.

Work Experience:
·At least 8-10 years’ experience working on federal legislative or regulatory issues and/or technology industry experience strongly preferred
·Experience working on Capitol Hill
·Experience with research and writing focused on policy, legislation and regulatory issues

·Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field preferred or commensurate experience

·Strong knowledge of the political process
·Must be a strong and compelling writer
·Strong research and deductive skills required
·Effective written and verbal communications skills in public speaking, presentations, and written reports
·Excellent interpersonal relationship skills
·Ability to manage and prioritize multiple issues and tasks, and the ability to work reliably on complex projects with tight deadlines

Additional Information:
·Must be able to attend industry events in the early morning and evenings

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Job posted: 2020-01-29