Policy Associate

18 Jun, 2020


Policy Associate

ACT | The App Association
Washington, DC

Who we are: 

ACT | The App Association represents more than 5,000 app makers and connected device companies in the mobile economy. Our team is professional, collaborative, and effective. We are the leading industry resource on how policy affects small tech businesses, related to issues such as platforms, intellectual property, privacy, and security.

 Who you are:

ACT | The App Association is seeking a policy associate who is curious about and interested in the legal and policy issues affecting the small business software industry. You will help to develop and execute the App Association’s advocacy efforts on a variety of issues, such as connected health, telecom, international trade barriers, intellectual property rights, cybersecurity, disability access, privacy, and workforce development. You should have some experience working with various U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Communications Commission, and the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. You must be comfortable with drafting error-free legal filings on a deadline. You will report to the senior global policy counsel. Currently, the position is work from home, but upon reopening, you will work in our Washington, DC, office.


  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with U.S. legislative and federal administrative agency processes
  • Ability to interact professionally and independently with internal and external stakeholders, including public officials
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of technology, as well as related policy issues, and their interplay with small business innovators
  • Self-starter with ability to effectively handle multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships and networks with others
  • JD or advanced degree required

Responsibilities include:

  • Research and draft advocacy, including legal and policy filings across a variety of U.S. venues (Congress and federal agencies) as well as international governments
  • Develop advocacy initiatives in planning and executing strategies as the public policy landscape evolves across a wide range of venues and issues
  • Represent the App Association in meetings with government officials across a variety of venues, including in congressional offices, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission, and other relevant federal agencies


To apply for the policy associate position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to careers@actonline.org.

Job posted: 2020-06-18