Senior Director/Executive Director, International Policy

16 Aug, 2021


Senior Director/Executive Director, International Policy

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC


The senior director/executive director for international policy plays a leadership role in developing U.S. Chamber of Commerce policy positions relating to U.S. international trade and investment and advocating for their implementation before Congress and the administration. The policy areas involved include U.S. trade law, international trade agreements, issues relating to the World Trade Organization (WTO), export controls, and sanctions. Under the supervision of the senior vice president for international policy, this position will work alongside International Affairs Division regional leaders to help execute advocacy actions with a country- or region-specific focus.


  • Direct advocacy for the Chamber’s international trade, investment, and regulatory policy agenda.
  • Ensure that policy initiatives and work products are consistent with the International Affairs Division’s and the Chamber’s goals and objectives.
  • Lead the division’s advocacy before Congress on international trade and investment in collaboration with the Congressional Affairs Division.
  • Together with the division’s senior staff, provide recommendations on staff assignments and the development of individual programs of work with a country- or region-specific focus.
  • Oversee the U.S. Chamber’s Trade Task Force and help manage its International Policy Committee (IPC).
  • Ensure that all policy initiatives and work efforts are effectively communicated to Chamber stakeholders through vehicles such as the International Policy Update (published most Fridays when Congress is in session).
  • Establish and maintain highly effective working relationships between division staff and more broadly throughout the Chamber, notably with the Congressional Affairs and Communications divisions.
  • Assist in fundraising activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, economics, political science, business, or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of related experience.
  • An understanding of the legislative process and advocacy strategy and techniques applicable to both Congress and the administration.
  • Proven record of work on international trade and investment policy issues before Congress and the administration.
  • Ability to provide a business perspective on international trade and investment policy to Chamber senior staff.
  • Able to represent the Chamber as an expert on international trade and investment issues.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in handling tough questioning from the business community, the press, and government officials.
  • Skilled in managing multiple and complex interests to achieve team goals and successfully collaborate and negotiate with internal colleagues and external organizations.
  • Poise and judgment in dealing with co-workers, clients, and outside contacts, particularly with business executives and government officials.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to travel overseas on occasion.

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Job posted: 2021-08-16