Director, Technology Policy, Monument Advocacy, Washington, DC

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Candidate to work with our technology clients who has a deep understanding of a wide range of technology issues and has strong connections within Capitol Hill and within the administration on these issues.

Detailed position description:

Monument Advocacy is a government relations, strategic communications and public affairs firm with offices in Washington, DC and Seattle. We help our clients with all aspects of their external engagement strategy: government relations, strategic communications, public affairs and corporate responsibility. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, coalitions, nonprofits and startups – including many West Coast companies and some international.

Our fast growing company is looking for a motivated individual to work with our growing portfolio of technology customers. Successful applicants should be team players who not only have a deep understanding of a wide range of technology issues (particularly cross-border data flows, Section 230 and privacy issues affecting businesses, among others) but also have strong connections on Capitol Hill and within the administration to the above Subjects.

A successful candidate will have the following:

  • Hands-on experience applying federal privacy laws to business activities;
  • Political or technical professional experience in some of the following areas: federal data protection, law enforcement access to data, cross-border data traffic, intermediary liability/§ 230;
  • Established liaisons with civil rights/civil liberties organizations in the areas of data protection, law enforcement access to data and intermediary liability/Section 230;
  • Working knowledge of how federal agencies that enforce privacy laws work;
  • A solid understanding of industry dynamics and the ability to nurture relationships with other high-performing industry and business professionals directly related to our particular subject areas in technology;
  • Political mediation skills and the ability to develop political consensus among a range of stakeholders;
  • Working knowledge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Electronic Communications Privacy Act preferred;
  • Willingness to learn new topics and work in a fast-paced work environment;
  • experience in public speaking and direct advocacy;
  • 7-10 years of experience at a law firm, private sector advocacy group, federal agency dealing with privacy issues, or on Capitol Hill;
  • An Obsession with Customer Service – Monument has succeeded because we wake up every day thinking about how we can help our customers succeed;
  • Ability to work independently and proactively;
  • Strong leadership and work performance in the face of ambiguity;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree required, JD preferred but not required;
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit; and
  • A great sense of humor.

Information on how to apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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