i2Coalition Policy Director
Title: Policy Fellow
Compensation: Salary, entry-level
Location: 718 7th St Second Floor; Washington, D.C. 20001
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition, or i2Coalition, believes that a free and open Internet encourages innovation, drives economic growth and enhances the lives of people around the world. We are a 501(C)(6) global trade association which serves as the voice of the Internet infrastructure community. As a member-supported organization the i2Coalition advocates, connects, and educates Internet infrastructure providers and governments in the Americas and Europe.
Issues like privacy, cybersecurity, and surveillance are globally relevant. We advocate on our members’ behalf on these and other issues in global forums such as ICANN and the United Nations. And our advocacy extends to sometimes controversial issues such as those relating to respect for local laws.
We promote policies that foster the continued development, expansion and success of the Internet worldwide, and the businesses that support it.
The i2Coalition Policy Fellow is the primary policy contact for the i2Coalition, our members, the Federal government, regulatory agencies, offices and individuals, and any organizations the i2Coalition works with to move our members’ agendas forward. The Fellow is responsible for planning and finalizing all policy-related discussions and documents. The Fellow co-manages the i2Coalition’s policy working group with an i2Coalition member and collaborate on strategy, content, and outreach. Day-to-day duties include creating agendas, facilitating and leading member calls, and liaising and working with allied organizations. The Policy Fellow has direct responsibility for contact with members and shared responsibility for new member generation.
Experience and Qualifications
- 2 to 5+ years of relevant policy, regulatory and/or legal experience.
- 2 to 5+ years of experience in a trade association or similar environment.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, International Relations, or relevant technical degree.
- Ability to operate independently and to represent the i2Coalition before regulatory agencies, legislators, and individuals.
- Experience following government policy-making documents, committees, and related legislative and regulatory activities.
- Experience drafting formal public comments or Request for Comment (RFC) responses in either legislative or technical communities.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of how the following topics impact the Internet infrastructure industry:
- Government surveillance and due process issues surrounding law enforcement access to data on networks
- Laws and regulations impacting intermediary liability
- Cybersecurity regulations and NIST Security Standards
- Cross-border data flows and other digital trade issues
- Data protection regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Legislative branch as well as the Executive branch agencies and their subsidiaries, with a specific understanding of the following groups:
- United States House of Representatives
- United States Senate
- United States Department of Commerce
- United States Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Experience with membership-based organizations, liaising with members, planning and executing membership growth plans.
- Advanced degree in public policy, foreign relations, or law degree
- Fluent in languages in addition to English
The successful candidate will provide leadership in the following key areas:
- Policy formulation.
- Legislative drafting.
- Regulatory analysis.
- Administer the i2Coalition Policy working group sessions and associated work.
- Follow discussions on the relevant Policy Working Group mailing lists.
- Guide mailing list discussions and forum discussions on internal forums as appropriate.
- Coordinate with i2Coalition staff regarding public relations and public messaging surrounding any Policy Working Group action to be distributed publicly or to i2Coalition member organization by the i2Coalition Communications Manager.
- Working with staff and member volunteers, ensure that milestone decisions keep to the timeframe established by the Policy Working Group members.
- Make a collective, final decision supported by a reasonable level of awareness as to whether a particular proposal or position has received consensus.
- Inform Board of Directors when a proposal requires Board approval and seek that approval.
If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org