Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Policy Campaigns

12 Apr, 2021


Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Policy Campaigns

Mountain View, CA/San Francisco, CA/Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 15 years of work experience, including experience managing policy campaigns and strategic outreach with diverse stakeholders, time spent on policy advocacy or in a government position.
  • 3 years of experience in people management.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience within the technology industry, and familiarity with internet technologies, new media, content moderation, and the surrounding policy environments.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience working across an international organization.
  • Demonstrated strong and polished written and verbal communication skills, with a track record of executing cross-functional projects.
  • Team player with the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing environment.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you will be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage campaigns, projects, and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google externally, and 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.

As a Director of US Policy Campaigns, you’ll help shape Google’s policy efforts including managing strategic outreach initiatives and policy campaigns to advance the values and interests of the Google community. You’ll coordinate with members of the globally distributed public policy team, the business and product organizations, and key cross-functional partners in Marketing, Legal, and PR to develop our external narrative and strategy for key policy challenges and advise product teams through the public policy lens.

In this role you will develop, organize, manage, and communicate critical plans, initiatives, and strategy to advance public policy goals in support of Google’s business. The role will lean heavily toward project management to support key strategic and operational priorities of Google and the policy organization.

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.


  • Develop and deploy strategic outreach and policy campaigns on specific policy issues that have been identified as major priorities for the business.
  • Design campaigns with a broad audience of stakeholders in mind, including policymakers, trade associations, industry partners, key opinion formers, non-profit groups, and others with an eye toward policies that will help create and maintain a user-focused online environment and, more broadly, an open internet.
  • Build strategic external relationships to help shape public and political conversation. Monitor and research current and relevant emerging public policy issues and thought leaders.
  • Manage policy projects on a host of issues; work cross-functionally to develop policy positions for review by Google’s policy, legal, and management teams.
  • Collaborate with our global public policy colleagues to execute our policy strategy for issues including media regulation, copyright, and internet neutrality.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2021-04-12