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Internet Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents leading global internet companies on matters of public policy.

Our mission is to foster innovation, promote economic growth, and empower people through the free and open internet.

We believe the internet creates unprecedented benefits for society, and as the voice of the world’s leading internet companies, Internet Association works to ensure legislators, consumers, and other stakeholders understand these benefits.

Director of California Government Affairs

Posted: March 17, 2020

Internet Association’s Director of California Government Affairs will be based in Sacramento, CA and will lead IA’s advocacy efforts before the California Legislature, the Administration, and other key decision-making bodies. The CA Director will work directly with IA’s Sacramento team to help implement the overall government relations program in the State, and will report directly to the Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs. Other primary responsibilities include frequent engagement with IA member companies to develop policy positions and advocacy strategies, coordinating advocacy efforts with IA’s California lobbying firm, and working with IA staff to plan and execute various events throughout the State. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone with significant relevant experience in the State Capitol or significant lobbying experience in Sacramento, who can hit the ground running and lead on important policy issues that impact the internet industry. The CA Director must be a team player and a self-starter, who is willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of assignments typical of a small office environment.

Other Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with California government officials and stakeholders to further IA’s goals
  • Develop written analysis, testimony and background materials as necessary in support of the IA’s objectives
  • Track and analyze state legislation and regulations
  • Work collaboratively with IA’s policy, communications, and legal teams throughout the country to ensure that California’s efforts are in alignment with the Association’s overall mission, messaging and strategy
  • Think outside the box to help identify unique opportunities to advance IA’s overall objectives
  • Fulfill other duties/projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Moderate-to-significant Capitol staff or lobbying experience with the California State Legislature is strongly preferred
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of state legislative and regulatory systems
  • Willingness to travel throughout/outside California as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Detail-oriented, self-initiating, well-organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently
  • A high level of energy and willingness to take on all variety of assignments as part of a small but dynamic team, and a passion for all things internet

 

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@internetassociation.org

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