Director, Congressional Affairs
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
OverviewMicrosoft's Congressional Affairs team is looking to hire a Director, Congressional Affairs, who will be based in Washington D.C. to lead Microsoft's public policy engagement with Republican Members of Congress in the U.S. Senate. This position will report to the General Manager of Congressional Affairs and closely collaborate with Microsoft's U.S. Government Affairs teams. As the Director, Congressional Affairs, you will play a leading role in shaping the company's advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill and will be responsible for the development and execution of strategies necessary to achieve these goals with Republican Members of Congress in the U.S. Senate. You will work in close coordination with Microsoft's U.S. Government Affairs teams, as well as company executives, and collaborate with colleagues primarily in the U.S. Government Affairs (USGA), Corporate External Legal Affairs (CELA), and U.S. Public Sector (USPS) organizations. The Director, Congressional Affairs also represents Microsoft in discussions with policymakers, including Senators, congressional staff, and external stakeholders. Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.
ResponsibilitiesStrategyAdvocates for, and manages, policy issues (e.g., social, political, technical), and helps lead the company's external engagement in the U.S. Senate with senior internal stakeholders on priority issues, strategies, and/or initiatives.Contributes to, and develops, Microsoft's policy agenda and/or advocacy strategies to advance priorities in the U.S. Senate.Responds to key strategic issues and recommends well thought-out actions by prioritizing, ensuring alignment with stakeholder positions, leveraging specialists, or escalating matters.Manage affairs in rapidly changing and ambiguous political, policy, and industry environments.Develop highly creative strategies to advance multiple legislative objectives and projects simultaneously, while managing risks and consequences; delivers materials (e.g., strategy, policy briefings, other documentation) to internal stakeholders. Legislative ExpertiseHelps respond to Congressional inquiries and supervise the preparation of Microsoft executives who engage Republicans in the U.S. Senate.Establishes an intelligence network, gathers information, analyzes external/internal data and relationship interactions, and shares internal and external intelligence findings in support of Microsoft's objectives.Provides counseling on public policy and/or geo-political or cultural topics related to specific product development or business plans.Serves as a strategic partner to Microsoft's Public Sector team and other key business leads by supporting sales and market opportunities, building Microsoft's reputation as a globally trusted provider of technology, and assisting in navigating, minimizing, or removing roadblocks to drive business results.External RelationshipsBuilds and maintains an ongoing network in the U.S. Senate with Members of Congress, congressional staff, committees, and caucuses to advance Microsoft's public policy agenda.Engage non-governmental stakeholders to align interests to significantly advance Microsoft's objectives in key priority areas; build strategic relationships that position Microsoft as a key trusted advisor.Representing MicrosoftParticipates in internal/external events and is active with driving social media engagement on key issues; supports executive engagement and participation in events with Senators or their staff.Directs political strategies, provides strategic vision, and develops communication framework and/or messaging in partnership with Microsoft's Communications team by implementing strategies across diverse stakeholders. Internal CollaborationActs as a legislative and political subject matter expert for large, critical projects, and may provide direction to teammates or a cross-functional project team.Manages internal resources and external consultants.Collaborates with, and influences, senior level internal stakeholders and subject matter experts within and outside of Government Affairs to ensure a mutual understanding and alignment of objectives, priorities, and resources.OtherEmbody our culture and values


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