Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Asia-Pacific Foreign Policy

19 Sep, 2019


Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, Asia-Pacific Foreign Policy

Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience working on the aforelisted issues within government, business, think tanks, public interest groups or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience working internationally in APAC.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse teams and a variety of stakeholders, and in executing strategies to deliver exceptional solutions.
  • Team player with a sense of humor and the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Strong track record of executing cross-functional projects.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll 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 various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to 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.

In this role you’ll help design and lead Google’s engagement with US Government agencies charged with the administration of US foreign policy related to the APAC region, foreign embassies representing APAC countries based in the US, and international institutions based in the US on APAC issues.

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./

You will bring a strong background in the relevant institutions and policy areas. You have an aptitude for learning and an ability to develop and implement creative ideas with the discipline to manage multiple people and projects with tight deadlines. You will bring experience working with or in relevant agencies, third-party stakeholders, and corporate public policy teams, as well as an ability to identify and gather insights and effectively communicate complex technology policy 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 related to Asia Pacific-US foreign policy.
  • Develop and execute policy strategy in a way that benefits Google’s users, our business and the wider web.
  • Coordinate with the global Government Affairs & Public Policy team, and cross functional partners, to effectively implement Google’s policy priorities.

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Job posted: 2019-09-19