Vice President of Federal Affairs

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid)

CCIA seeks an experienced government relations professional to support the Association’s advocacy across its competition, trade regulation, telecommunications, and emerging technology policy portfolios. The Vice President of Federal Affairs will report to the President.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Work collaboratively with CCIA’s DC and Brussels policy teams to achieve policy goals on behalf of member companies.
    • Manage and coordinate external advocacy and campaign efforts, including coalition building, outreach programs, and legislative initiatives in furtherance of CCIA policy objectives.
    • Liaise regularly with Congressional offices, committees of jurisdiction, and federal agencies to provide information, feedback, and perspective on potential legislation and administrative rules.
    • Monitor draft legislation and regulations projected to impact the technology and telecommunications industries and relay developments to CCIA members.
    • Act as spokesperson for CCIA and promote policymaker awareness of member companies’ legislative and regulatory policy interests and priorities.
    • Anticipate and address challenges that technology companies may face in an evolving legislative and regulatory policy landscape.

Minimum Qualifications: Seven to ten years of professional experience in managing the legislative and administrative processes, staffing an elected legislator or appointed official, and coordinating advocacy efforts. Juris Doctor or other graduate degree is preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

    • Keen understanding of U.S. legislative and regulatory processes.
    • Experience working on policy issues and advocacy related to antitrust and competition, trade regulation, and emerging technologies.
    • Familiarity with Internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments and a demonstrated ability to quickly become conversant on complex technical, legal, and regulatory issues.
    • Excellent interpersonal, political, analytical, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to thrive in multidisciplinary teams and to exercise sound and strategic judgment in a rapidly changing policy environment.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex competition and regulatory issues into simple explanations.
    • Ability to work autonomously and prioritize multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, list of references, salary requirements, and two relevant writing samples to [email protected]. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that, due to the high number of submissions, only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered and will receive responses.

Competition and Regulatory Policy Manager

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid)

CCIA seeks a policy expert to support the Association’s competition and regulatory advocacy and manage projects in the relevant policy portfolio. The Competition and Regulatory Policy Manager will report to the Vice President of Global Competition and Regulatory Policy and will have responsibilities including development of law and policy pertaining to antitrust and competition, trade regulation, and emerging technology issues.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Work collaboratively with CCIA’s DC and Brussels policy teams to achieve competition and regulatory policy goals on behalf of member companies.
    • Manage and coordinate external competition and regulatory advocacy and campaign efforts, coalitions, outreach programs, and initiatives in accordance with CCIA policy objectives.
    • Draft written materials for internal and external use to educate, inform, and support CCIA’s competition and regulatory policy positions, such as legal briefs, research and advocacy papers, reports, memoranda, summaries, posts, and media communications pertaining to the identified subject areas.
    • Act as spokesperson for the CCIA and promote policymaker awareness of member companies’ competition and regulatory policy interests and priorities.
    • Anticipate and address challenges that technology companies may face in an evolving international competition and regulatory policy landscape.
    • Conduct independent research on antitrust and competition, trade regulation, and technology issues to understand policies associated with innovation in emerging technologies and how these changes will affect industry.

Minimum Qualifications: Three to five years of professional experience in law, advocacy, or public policy focusing on antitrust and competition, trade regulation, and technology issues. Juris Doctor or other graduate degree is preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

    • Keen understanding of U.S. and international antitrust and competition and regulatory policy processes.
    • Experience working on policy issues and advocacy related to antitrust and competition, trade regulation, and emerging technologies.
    • Familiarity with Internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments and a demonstrated ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical, legal, and regulatory issues.
    • Excellent interpersonal, political, analytical, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to thrive in multidisciplinary teams and to exercise sound and strategic judgment in a rapidly changing policy environment.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex competition and regulatory issues into simple explanations.
    • Ability to work autonomously and prioritize multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, list of references, salary requirements, and two relevant writing samples to [email protected]. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that, due to the high number of submissions, only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered and will receive responses.

State Policy Manager

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid)

CCIA seeks a policy expert to support advocacy on key legislative priorities for the technology sector at the state level, including proposals relating to content moderation, trust & safety, and online intermediaries. This position is based in CCIA’s DC office and is eligible for up to 80% telework. The State Policy Manager will report to the State Policy Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Legislative Tracking

    • Monitor state legislation, legislative calendars, meetings, and hearings
    • Analyze legislation related to digital trust and safety and online content moderation
    • Liaise with legislative staff to confirm questions regarding legislative proceedings

Communications and Advocacy

Assist the State Policy Director with development and implementation of effective outreach strategies to bring CCIA’s positions on state issues to the attention of lawmakers:

    • Support the establishment and management of coalitions to advance legislation in support of member interests, including but not limited to the regulation of digital services’ trust and safety operations
    • Support the development of advocacy materials (e.g., slide decks, talking points, memos, issue briefs)
    • Collaborate with the State Policy Director to develop and execute research plans to support the CCIA’s state policy objectives
    • Monitor media and events related to state technology issues
    • Read and summarize articles, policy papers, and legal briefs; maintain a list of resources to support state advocacy
    • Coordinate the delivery of public comment on legislation

Strategic Planning

Participate in and support strategic planning and impact tracking:

    • Participate in meetings with CCIA members, coalitions, and state policymakers
    • Assist with tracking deadlines, deliverables, and performance metrics
    • Monitor activities of key players in the tech space

The ideal candidate will have:

    • A minimum of 4 years professional experience working with policymakers and staff, ideally at the state level
    • Broad substantive knowledge of technology policy, preferably with a focus on digital trust and safety and/or online content moderation
    • In-depth understanding of state government structures, operations, and politics
    • Strong organizational and project management skills
    • Familiarity with the products and services of CCIA member companies
    • Experience in issue advocacy and/or campaigning at the state level
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively, adjusting to changes in circumstances
    • Experience working with third-party consultants
    • Strong political awareness and ability to approach issues through a nonpartisan lens
    • Experience using legislative tracking tools such as Quorum or FiscalNote
    • Willingness to travel within the U.S. as needed

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and writing sample to [email protected]. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the position will be considered and will receive responses.

Vice President, Digital Trade

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid)

CCIA seeks an experienced trade policy expert to lead the Association’s digital trade advocacy in the United States and international fora.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Directing CCIA’s digital trade team and the Association’s trade-related advocacy;
    • identifying policy priorities in consultation with CCIA Members, and developing and implementing strategies for advancing those policy priorities through engagement with relevant Congressional offices and committees, the Administration, and other relevant stakeholders;
    • providing strategic analysis and intelligence on key trade policy priorities to CCIA Members;
    • overseeing third-party initiatives supported by the Association; and
    • supporting the Association’s DC-based legislative advocacy on international trade policy (lobbyist registration may be required).

Minimum Qualifications: At least 10 years of relevant work in public policy, government, regulatory affairs, economics, or law, including technology-oriented, legal practice, think tank, non-profit, or Congressional experience. Candidates should have experience in team management, and possess excellent communication skills, including persuasive and analytical writing, and public speaking.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

    • Recognized expertise in international trade policy, particularly with respect to technology and trade in digital services;
    • A self-starting personality with strong interpersonal skills;
    • Willingness to interact with and work with the media;
    • Extensive public policy experience pertaining to international trade and regulatory policy and practices.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements and writing sample to [email protected]. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the position will be considered and will receive responses.

Policy Counsel (Privacy, Security, Emerging Technology)

Location: Washington, DC (hybrid)

CCIA seeks a full-time attorney to support the Association’s policy advocacy. The Policy Counsel will have responsibilities including development of law and policy pertaining to privacy, cybersecurity, national security, law enforcement, and emerging technology issues.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Work collaboratively with CCIA’s DC and Brussels policy teams to achieve public policy goals on behalf of member companies
    • Act as spokesperson for the Association on the identified subject areas and promote policymaker awareness of member companies’ interests, priorities, and business models.
    • Anticipate challenges that technology companies may face in an evolving public policy landscape.
    • Manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, coalitions, outreach programs, and initiatives in concert with policy objectives.
    • Conduct research on cybersecurity, data privacy, and law enforcement access to data; understand the economic and regulatory policies associated with innovation in emerging technologies and how those changes will affect industry.
    • Draft written materials and collateral for internal and external use, to educate, inform and support CCIA’s policy positions, such as legal briefs, research and advocacy papers, reports, memoranda and summaries, and media communications pertaining to the identified subject areas.

Minimum Qualifications: Two to five years of experience in law, advocacy, or public policy pertaining to privacy, security, and emerging technology. Juris Doctor degree required. Applicants must also have demonstrated capacity for independent work, self-starter capacity, and a capability of meeting deadlines and satisfying time-sensitive requests.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

    • Keen working understanding of the state and federal legislative and regulatory policy processes.
    • Familiarity with Internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments; a demonstrated ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical and regulatory issues.
    • Team player with the ability to exercise sound judgment in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Excellent personal, political, analytical, and organizational skills.
    • Great communicator, in person and in writing, with the ability to translate complex subject matter into simple explanations.
    • Ability to work autonomously and prioritize multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and a relevant writing sample to [email protected]. This announcement will remain posted until the positions are filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of these positions will be considered and will receive responses.

Legal Intern, Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC

Please Note: Intern positions for Summer 2022 have been filled.

CCIA is always looking for bright, capable individuals for our internship program in our DC office.  We hire interns for the summer, and the fall and spring semesters, and accept applications on a rolling basis.

Interns work on a variety of ongoing and emerging Internet issues from both a legal and policy standpoint.  Subject matter may include: intellectual property (primarily copyright and patent), international trade, privacy, telecommunications, and antitrust.  Familiarity with Congress and legislative process, and courses in copyright, patent law, legal protection of computer software, and international IP treaties are highly preferable.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to [email protected].