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Senior Director, North American Government and Regulatory Affairs

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Internet Society
Reston, VA
Publicado hace 21 días

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open, globally connected, secure, and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is for everyone. But it’s more than just a privilege; it’s our responsibility to improve it.

We mobilize technologist, end users, potential users, policymakers, government agencies and institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the collaborative inter-networking, technical standards, and protocols that grow and strengthen the Internet.

If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be part of our mission.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions. Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC’s achievements.

About the position

The Internet Society is looking for a Senior Director for North American Government and Regulatory Affairs in Canada to join our team to advocate for an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone. This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a global team of Internet experts and help drive campaigns that promote and defend the Internet in North America, and across the globe. You’ll bring Internet policy expertise, advocacy experience, leadership skills, and a strong network of contacts to advance our projects and help shape the future work of the Internet Society.


(Remote) Canada (Ottawa preferred)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Forge strong relationships with governments and regulators with a focus on Canada, at the local level, and the North American region on international processes and issues.
  • Work in collaboration with project experts across the globe to mobilize partners and community members to advocate for policy changes that protect an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet.
  • Identify Internet-related threats and opportunities and implement an effective course of action to address them.
  • Craft Internet Society positions, engagement processes, and other policy activities.
  • Represent the Internet Society in a variety of settings, including in the media, and with governments, regional and international policy and technical fora, civil society, and the private sector in a manner that maintains the high standards of the Society.
  • Collaborate with the Partnerships and Fundraising team in identifying funding opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications

  • An exceptional leader and collaborator with experience in government relations and regulatory affairs.
  • Recognized Internet policy expert with 10 years of experience in government, industry, or non-profit advocacy (recent government experience a plus).
  • Solid understanding of Canadian legislative and regulatory processes and demonstrated ability to engage effectively in those processes.
  • Experience with North American, Internet-related international issues and processes.
  • Sufficient Internet technical expertise or familiarity to effectivity translate technical topics into policy advocacy.
  • Excellent political, analytical, and communications skills.
  • A proven capacity to engage effectively with a wide range of actors and communities on Internet policy issues, particularly policy issues impacting the growth and security of the Internet.
  • The demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and/or monitor advocacy strategies that will advance Internet Society objectives within different legal and regulatory environments.
  • Commitment to the Internet Society’s mission, values, and objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to work within a globally distributed team across time zones.
  • Travel: Once conditions permit, this person may be expected to travel.

Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.

The Internet Society is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals.

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open…

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A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Canadá
Ubicación Asociada
11710 Plaza America Drive, Reston, VA 20190, United States
Suite 400

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