Vice President, Government Affairs with ITI

  • Cessna & Associates, LLC
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
  • Sep 16, 2021
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Organization:  Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)

Position:  Vice President, Government Affairs

Location:  Washington, DC / telecommute flexibility

Reports To:  Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

 

Are you a strategic leader with sound political and policy instincts?  The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world's leading innovation companies and they are seeking a Vice President of Government Affairs.  This exciting, opportunity is located in ITI’s headquarters in Washington, DC and offers a generous post-COVID telecommute flexibility.  ITI is committed to attracting creative, talented, and energetic team members who represent the diverse communities that they advocate for.  In addition to an open, friendly, and flexible work atmosphere, ITI offers employees a competitive salary, bonus compensation, and a comprehensive health and benefits insurance package that offers high quality work/life balance.

As the Vice President of Government Affairs, you will assist with ITI’s Government Relations team’s operations while also developing the organization’s Congressional and U.S. Executive Branch engagement, advocacy, and political strategy.  The Vice President of Government Affairs is responsible for supervising the work responsibilities, special projects, and professional development of manager-level members of the Government Affairs team.  

In this role, you will also represent ITI and advocate for ITI member companies at senior levels of the U.S. Congress and relevant U.S. executive branch offices, departments, and agencies.  You will bring deep substantive experience on policy issues and Congressional process, strong working relationships with relevant stakeholders, and solid political and policy instincts.

A strong understanding of the technology industry and a successful track record working on key priority areas is required.  You will work closely with the Government Affairs team, ITI member companies, ITI senior leaders and staff to strategize, plan, and execute a comprehensive government affairs program to:

  • Build and expand relationships at the most senior levels of the U.S. Congress and relevant executive branch offices;
  • Advance ITI’s policy priorities, including by proactively identifying policy concerns and opportunities for ITI and recommending how to promote them through appropriate legislative, regulatory, or other types of engagement;
  • Serve as an industry leader and spokesperson for ITI members before the media and other organizations, constituencies, and coalitions in public settings.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field plus at least ten years of relevant advocacy, policy, or government experience, including previous supervisory/management and lobbying experience.  This position requires previous technology industry advocacy experience and extensive privacy, tech, and immigration policy expertise with the ability to quickly analyze and distill complex policy proposals.  ITI is seeking individuals with the capability to drive policy consensus among a diverse array of business models, interests, and priorities and an ability to analyze global policy developments and articulate their importance to U.S. policymakers. 

 

How to Apply:

Please visit the job link below for more details (or copy/paste link to a new window).  If you are passionate about shaping the future of technology and believe you meet the requirements, submit a resume to the link:

https://recruitcrm.io/apply/16311324206180013318edQ

 

Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at Beth.Cessna@cessnasearch.com.

ITI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

 

About the Information Technology Industry Council

Originally founded in 1916 and globally headquartered in Washington, DC, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world's leading innovation companies.  ITI advocates for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating.  ITI members represent the entire spectrum of technology from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers.  ITI’s diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world.

 

About Cessna & Associates, LLC

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Organization

Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)