IA members are key innovators at the cutting edge of cloud computing deployment worldwide. We are seeking a public policy professional in Washington, DC with expertise and/or interest in cloud computing, government procurement, and IT modernization issues throughout the public sector and regulated industries. The Director of Cloud Computing Policy would represent IA and its member companies to congressional staff, government officials (including IT decision makers), and other relevant stakeholders, including key state governments. A background in both technology and procurement policy issues is preferred but not required.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for public policy, technology, and procurement. They will be a team player, a self-starter, and a person willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of assignments.
The Director, Cloud Policy reports directly to the General Counsel.
Activities and Responsibilities:
- Develop and lead all cloud computing related policy work, programs, and filings.
- Work collaboratively with IA member company policy teams to ensure alignment between IA’s cloud computing, government procurement, and IT modernization policy advocacy efforts.
- Coordinate IA members policy advocacy to enable:
- use of commercial cloud services, by stakeholders at all levels of government and in regulated sectors.
- efforts to modernize government systems, practices, and procurement/acquisition processes through technology-related solutions.
- cloud adoption across regulated industries, including financial services.
- Cultivate new and maintain existing contacts with key technology and cloud computing related policymakers, IT decision makers, and other stakeholders.
- Anticipate and identify key policy issues that impact IA member companies’ technology businesses day-to-day.
- Represent the organization at external events.
- Convene and lead Cloud and Financial Services working groups composed of IA member companies.
- Develop written analysis, testimony, and background materials as necessary in support of IA’s objectives.
- Track relevant committee hearings, legislation, and federal proposals and communicate relevant information to member companies and Association colleagues in an efficient and effective manner.
- Fulfill other duties and projects as assigned.
- Minimum of eight years of relevant tech policy experience including knowledge of the legislative process and/or experience at a relevant government agency.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate complex policy information to a wide variety of audiences.
- Knowledge of and interest in procurement issues at federal, state, and local levels.
- Ability to effectively communicate complex policy information to a wide variety of audiences and in diverse settings (e.g., public events, meetings, reports).
- Detail-oriented, well-organized, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently.
- Advanced degree preferred.
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org