Washington, DC

The Manager of Public Policy is responsible for driving the development and implementation of public policy through strategic partnerships with government and other industry groups aligning with SEMI member objectives. This role serves as a liaison on behalf of SEMI’s 2000 members to foster relationships with key members of government and industry groups to promote company interests. This role will ensure the association’s participation in government forums and industry group meetings, works with policymakers, leaders of government, industry councils, and lobbyists to influence public policy, monitor government initiatives and advocate for specific plans to advance the association’s objectives, works closely with member’s executive board to share information on public policy implications for the industry, and manages Political Action Committee.

This is a full-time position reports to the Senior Director of Public Policy


  • Represent the public policy priorities of 2000 member global trade association to lawmakers, administration officials, and their staff
  • Work with government officials to facilitate understanding of the needs of a divers global high tech industry
  • Research and report on detailed trade and export control policy issues and their effect on member companies
  • Advise member executives and other employees on implications of pending public policy
  • Represent industry association in coalition work with other industries to obtain shared desired outcomes
  • Manage Political Action Committee
  • Expected travel less than 10%; Some International


  • Familiarity with International Trade and/or Export Control policy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with strong, proactive work ethic
  • Willingness to learn new tasks and a positive, service-oriented attitude


  • 3-5 years in public policy role on Capitol Hill, Executive Branch, or Government Relations firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Cooperative, team-oriented attitude


SEMI connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Milpitas, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information about a career at SEMI, please visit us at

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Job Posted: September 11, 2017