Congressional Affairs Director
Cisco is looking for a government affairs professional to join a global team for a position based in our Washington, DC office as Director, Congressional Affairs. This individual will primarily help lead Ciscos engagement with Republicans in the US Congress. Your duties will include:Building strong political relationships with key Members of the Senate, House, and their staffsAdvocating public policy positions consistent with Ciscos mission to power an inclusive future for allProviding direct support and counsel to Cisco executives in meetings with key government officialsCollaborating with other companies and industries to advance key public policy goalsManaging Ciscos activities at trade associations and industry coalitions related to public policy issuesWho You'll Work WithCiscos Government Affairs team represents the company with governments around the world to build relationships with key leaders, advance Ciscos public policy goals, and educate governments about our industry. Government Affairs is involved in all key legislative, regulatory, and global issues that impact the technology industry.We are comprised of government and public policy experts in more than a dozen countries who represent Cisco at the highest levels of government. The team has extensive experience in and out of government and are leaders in the industry.Who You AreYou have US Congressional and political experience combined with the following:Demonstrated interest and experience handling Congressional relations and advocacyExperience staffing and briefing senior government officials and/or executivesFamiliarity with public policy issues impacting the technology industryStrong political judgment and experience in managing complex political situationsAbility to handle multiple issues and responsibilities fully and effectivelyAbility to think on your feet and work under tight deadlinesYou are a self-starter with strong relationship building skills, a sense of humor, and ateam player mentality. Experience working in the private sector or a trade association is a plus.At least 7+ years high-level experience in federal government and/or with members of the US CongressStrong leadership and influencing skills across teamsKeen political savvyExcellent organization and project management skillsOutstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skillsAbility to operate with a high degree of autonomyAdvanced degree is a plusWhy Cisco#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination PolicyThe health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the US, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region. Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.Get jobs targeted to you in your Twitter streamThousands of jobs from a variety of niches.The cutting-edge book that finds you the best jobs & highest incomes.Directories of associations, employers, articles & more.Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs! Help us improve by sharing your feedback.