Government Relations Manager

21 May, 2023


Government Relations Manager

Vienna, VA

About NetApp

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Job Summary

NetApp’s Government Relations (GR) team is looking for a Manager of Government Relations to help manage and drive major projects and advocacy for the GR team.  For this role, we are looking for a candidate who is organized, proactive, adaptable, and excited by the opportunity to help build and manage the Government Relations function for an industry-leading Fortune 500 tech company.
The Manager of Government Relations will support the Vice President of Government Relations; will lead the company’s efforts on Capitol Hill and support the US Federal and State Sales teams; and will drive and direct other activities in the political and public policy areas including management of outside lobbyists and consultants.


•    Bachelor’s Degree and a JD or other relevant graduate degree

Job Requirements

•    Lead the company’s strategy and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill in order to protect NetApp’s business interests and expand growth opportunities through advocacy, education, and engagement.
•    Manage the active tracking of state and federal legislative and regulatory developments including US Federal and state government budgets.
•    Prepare presentations, white papers and talking points for GR staff in support of GR activities and directly present to both internal and external audiences.
•    Manage the identification and analysis of policy trends to help inform business decisions, develop policy positions, and advance the company’s business objectives and initiatives.
•    Help to establish NetApp as a trusted thought leader by promoting the company with government stakeholders and policy influencers at the federal and state levels.
•    Support internal and external clients by monitoring, analyzing, and providing insights into the political, legislative, and public policy landscapes.
•    Oversee and/or conduct research, provide analysis, and prepare issue briefs explaining the political, societal, and legislative dynamics on a wide range of policy issues.
•    Manage a portfolio of public policy issues and track and report on policy trends and developments, providing recommendations on positioning.
Skills & Abilities:
•    A self-starter, proactive and curious professional.
•    A keen understanding of the legislative, regulatory, policymaking and political processes in the US at the federal and state level.
•    Demonstrated ability to learn policy issues quickly and work in new areas with little previous expertise.
•    Excellent written and oral communications skills.
•    Experience managing staff and major projects.
•    Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships and work well with senior-level and peer-level practitioners.
•    Professional demeanor and presence.
•    Team player with clear demonstration of ability to work in a dynamic, team-based, deadline-oriented environment.
•    Quick analytical thinker, able to effectively synthesize, translate, and summarize complex policy topics for use by internal and external stakeholders.
•    Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.

•    10-15+ years of professional experience in public policy
•    Experience on Capitol Hill or working with the Hill and with state governments is a must.
•    Excellent writing skills are a must.
•    Experience with researching the Federal budget process is a must.
•    Policy expertise in the area of cybersecurity would be a bonus.

•    10-15+ years of professional experience in public policy
•    Experience on Capitol Hill or working with the Hill and with state governments is a must.
•    Excellent writing skills are a must.
•    Experience with researching the Federal budget process is a must.
•    Policy expertise in the area of cybersecurity would be a bonus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NetApp is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination based on age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, and any other protected classification

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Why NetApp?

In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world’s biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities.

We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.

If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us.

USA Residents Only: The base salary hiring wage range for this position which the Company reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position in the specified geographic areas or locations,  is [$135,000] – [$195,000]. Final compensation will be dependent on various factors relevant to the position and candidate such as geographical location, candidate qualifications, certifications, relevant job-related work experience, education,  skillset and other relevant business and organizational factors, consistent with applicable law.  In addition, the position may include some of the following comprehensive benefits such Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(K), Paid Time off (PTO), sick time, leave of absence as per the FMLA and other relevant leave laws, Company bonus/commission, employee stock purchase plan, and/or restricted stocks (RSU’s).

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Job posted: 2023-05-21