San Francisco, CA

Dropbox simplifies the way people work together.  Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go.  As we scale our global brand, there’s plenty of space for you to grow alongside us and simplify life for millions of people globally.
We’re building a Public Policy, Government Affairs & Social Impact team at Dropbox that evangelizes Dropbox’s mission of simplifying the way people work together.  We aim to promote an open and vibrant digital society, to advance user privacy and data security, and to make a positive social impact around the world.
As Dropbox’s Head of Social Impact, you will have lead responsibility for developing Dropbox’s philanthropic programs and policies in close collaboration with our small but high performing existing team.  You will help leverage the power of our people, product, and resources to make the world a better place.  You will work closely with Dropbox for Good, our internal grassroots organization that empowers Dropboxers to impact their local and global communities through social justice advocacy, philanthropy, and volunteerism. You also will work with our Social Impact team to advance the human rights causes that are central to Dropbox’s longer term philanthropic giving.  And you will promote engagement with those causes among Dropboxers.  You will represent Dropbox in a myriad of settings.  You will build coalitions with civil society to promote human rights around the world.  The strength of your relationships with these groups, the depth of your prior experience working with philanthropic foundations, and the breadth of your knowledge on human rights issues will enable you to effectively advance Dropbox’s philanthropic interests.  To top it all off, you will be experienced at managing crises and rapid change.
This role will report to our Vice President of Global Public Policy, Government Affairs & Social Impact and will be based in San Francisco, with travel around the world as needed.
  • Develop Dropbox’s global policies and programs on philanthropic giving and drive cross-functional consensus around them
  • Partner with civil society organizations and other external constituents to build support for the human rights causes we support
  • Create and execute compelling communication strategies around our policy priorities and partner with Dropbox’s communications team in media and public relations efforts
  • Monitor and analyze philanthropic issues and developments of importance to Dropbox and provide strategic advice to senior company executives on those issues
  • Develop metrics to measure the impact of our philanthropic giving and have the ability to course correct where needed to ensure that our giving has the most impact possible
  • Build, lead, and empower a Social Impact team that exemplifies Dropbox values 
  • 10+ years philanthropic work experience, including significant prior experience leading a philanthropic foundation or serving in a senior management role at a foundation, ideally but not necessarily affiliated with a tech company 
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about human rights causes and issues, with prior experience working on those issues strongly preferred
  • Experienced and adept at working with civil society organizations around the world
  • Skilled at advocating complex positions before a wide variety of audiences, persuasively and diplomatically
  • Adept at building relationships at the individual level and coalitions at the organization level
  • Sweats the details of complicated and nuanced issues
  • Guided by a personal integrity that reflects Dropbox’s core values 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a fast paced team environment
  • Experienced at project and team management, with a desire to build and empower a team in a hypergrowth environment
  • Distinguished academic record with an advanced degree in a relevant field

Benefits and Perks

  • 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage
  • 401k + company match
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Free Dropbox space for your friends and family
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Generous vacation policy
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Volunteer time off
  • Company sponsored tech talks (technology and other relevant professional topics)

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure people feel supported and connected at work. Groups like Women at Dropbox, Latin@s, Black Dropboxers, and Pridebox (for LGBTQ employees and allies) are a big part of that effort.



Job Posted: April 5, 2017