Director, Legislative Strategy

03 Jan, 2019

Jobs

Director, Legislative Strategy

BSA | The Software Alliance
Washington, D.C.

Summary:
BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry. BSA is
currently seeking an experienced government relations professional to drive legislative efforts
for the organization. The individual will represent BSA and its member companies before the
U.S. Congress and with federal agencies. The ideal candidate has experience and working
relationships with Members of Congress, their staffs and relevant federal agencies, is
extremely organized, detail oriented and analytical. A strong understanding of the software
industry and a history working in some or all of BSA’s key issue areas – data privacy and
security, international data flows, intellectual property, international trade, cybersecurity,
artificial intelligence, workforce issues – is a plus. This position will report to the Vice
President, Legislative Strategy and work closely with the other Director, Legislative Strategy
and the BSA policy team to develop government relations strategies and implement plans to
advance BSA’s global advocacy agenda.

Professional Experience and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required; Law or other relevant graduate degree a plus.
• Minimum 7-10 years’ relevant work experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of BSA’s key issue areas – data privacy and security,
international data flows, intellectual property, international trade, cybersecurity,
artificial intelligence, workforce issues.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver results through events, strategies, and other
projects.
• Experience on Capitol Hill and/or in an Administration required; experience in the
private sector representing clients before policymakers a plus.
• Politically savvy with relevant and established contacts and relationships.
• Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and engagement skills.
• Articulates thoughts clearly and effectively demonstrating an understanding of the
issues, challenges and how to navigate to achieve progress toward desired
outcomes.
• Experience working with diverse coalitions and ability to develop and facilitate
strategy across a network of internal and external partners.
• Results driven, action-oriented self-starter.

Position Description: Director, Legislative Strategy

• Ability to multitask, stay organized, meet commitments, deadlines and deliver
results on time.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and execute strategies to achieve BSA policy goals.
• Serve as a BSA representative for building and maintaining relationships with
Members of Congress and their staffs on behalf of BSA and its member companies.
• Work closely with the VP, Legislative Strategy.
• Drive and deliver, in collaboration with VP, Legislative Strategy, government
relations activities to advance legislation and generate legislative activity to achieve
specific policy goals.
• Design and implement events for Members of Congress and staff focused on key
BSA issue areas.
• Serve as a key contributor to the successful development and execution of BSA
member and executive events and fly-ins.
• Maintain close relations with BSA member companies.
• Use and develop relationships with other industry groups and organizations to build
coalitions and partnerships to achieve policy goals
• Build upon existing knowledge and understanding of the software industry and
BSA’s key issue areas – including intellectual property, international trade, data,
security, privacy, procurement and workforce issues.
• Help ensure BSA member companies are active in discussing and formulating
action plans to support BSA strategic goals and are kept abreast of ongoing
initiatives and activities.
• Help manage BSA’s Political Action Committee:
o Working with the VP, Legislative Strategy, develop and implement
strategic PAC engagement plan.
o Execute BSA PAC fundraising events and activities.
• Other work and projects as required or assigned.

About BSA Benefits:
BSA recognizes that benefits play an important role in your selection of an employer. We
offer generous benefits including many unique benefits and perks to our employees in
locations around the world and encourage everyone to live a healthy, balanced life. Our
comprehensive benefits include:
• Generous health, disability and life insurance
• Exceptional 401k plan employer contributions
• Year-end office shut down between Christmas and New Year’s
• Three weeks’ paid sabbatical every five years
• Generous paid maternity and bonding leave
• Emergency backup child care
• Health/Fitness and Financial/Tax Advice allowance
• Professional development, continuing education (including tuition reimbursement)
and training
• Casual dress
• And much more!

How to Apply:
Position Description: Director, Legislative Strategy

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to
careers-americas@bsa.org. Include the position title and location in your Subject Line.
BSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. We embrace and reflect diversity
in our staff and seek skilled individuals who are motivated and passionate about the industry,
our work and expansive community.
Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at BSA | The Software Alliance!

Job posted: 2019-01-03