Global Affairs and Policy Coordinator

03 Aug, 2022


Global Affairs and Policy Coordinator

Washington, D.C.

Why Kyndryl

Our world has never been more alive with opportunities and, at Kyndryl, we’re ready to seize them. We design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl is at the heart of progress — dedicated to helping companies and people grow strong. Our people are actively discovering, co-creating, and strengthening. We push ourselves and each other to seek better, to go further, and we carry this energy to our customers. At Kyndryl, we want you to keep growing, and we’ll provide plenty of opportunities to make that happen.

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Your Role and Responsibilities

This newly created role requires an experienced and highly motivated professional with experience and maturity leading government affairs and policy matters within commercial environments. Your responsibilities include:

  • Track global Government Affairs and Policy projects in support of global business objectives and support execution and implementation of those initiatives.
  • Assist in developing engagement strategies and requisite written materials supporting those strategies.
  • Provide insight into the competitive landscape, actively anticipating how stakeholders will position themselves and articulate alternative pathways and scenario planning.

Washington, D.C. preferred, but open to other locations for candidates with prior experience working in the DC, Maryland or Virginia (DMV) area.

The ideal candidate has experience in public policy and government affairs, in the technology industry, and in serving in a staffing capacity. They will have:

  • Government affairs experience: International experience with government IT policies and understanding around issues important to Kyndryl’s business including, but not limited to cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.
  • Technology industry experience: Experience working in or with technology-driven companies. Demonstrated ability to understand IT policies, underlying government-oriented strategy and advocacy.
  • Relationships: Proven track record of building and maintaining positive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Drives for results: Coordinates execution by setting appropriate pace. Evokes ownership and accountability, streamlines process/structure, and reallocates resources quickly and flexibly.
  • Integrity and personality: Clear reputation for ethical conduct and unquestionable integrity. Brings creativity and intellectual curiosity in dealing with complex legal and public policy issues.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of 5+ years of related experience in public policy and global policies tracking
  • Knowledgeable in global tech policy trends and tech companies
  • Project management/organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects at once
  • Ability to quickly learn and master a subject
  • Ability to work well with a variety of teams and organizational levels

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Strong understanding of public policy, technology, reputation

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education

Master’s Degree

Being You @ Kyndryl

Kyndryl is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. Kyndryl is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Other things to know

Kyndryl offers a wide range of resources for eligible employees to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to: ·12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. ·Well-being programs to support mental and physical health. ·Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money. ·Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. Kyndryl will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Kyndryl’s Vaccination Policy

Beginning January 18, 2022, all employees working onsite at a Kyndryl, customer or partner location must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  New hires meeting this criteria will be asked to submit proof of their vaccination status prior to the start of employment.  Those who believe they are eligible may apply for a medical or religious accommodation prior to the start of employment.

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Corporate Citizenship & Corp Affairs Professional

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Travel Required

No Travel


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Job posted: 2022-08-03