Director - Policy Office - NYC or Washington DC

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Washington DC or New York City
Commensurate with experience
Oct 23, 2017
Nov 22, 2017
Public Policy Office
Metro Area
Full Time

ACM:  Founded in 1947, ACM is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society.  With nearly 100,000 members worldwide, ACM serves computing professionals and students, as well as the public, with over 50 journals and magazines, over 500 conferences and symposia per year, and a wide range of educational activities.

ACM MISSION:  To advance the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open interchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards. See

ACM POLICY OFFICE MISSION:  To coordinate and support ACM's engagement with public technology policy issues involving information technology, globally and particularly in the US and European Union.  To educate and inform computing professionals, policymakers, and the public about information technology policy and its consequences.  To shape public technology policy through a deeper understanding of the information technology issues involved. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct the public policy office; work with ACM volunteer policy committees to help define and act on the global, US and EU technology policy agendas for ACM; coordinate public education efforts, including organizing technical briefings for government entities including the US Congress and federal agencies; direct and coordinate policy studies; provide liaison with other scientific and technical organizations; inform ACM members and ACM leaders about important policy issues including via publication of a regular newsletter, web site updates, social media posts, and policy articles.  The director will report to the Chief Executive Officer of ACM. 

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will possess superior knowledge of the current state of computing and network research and technology, of issues relating to public use of and concerns about information technologies, particularly in the US and EU, and about the current and future roles of IT in industry, government, and private life.  Advanced degrees in computer science (or a related field) and in public policy, law or related fields are preferred.  Applicants should have at least 5 years’ experience in public policy, familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes in the US and, ideally, in the EU and with science agencies, ability to direct an office and to work well with others, and excellent writing and communication skills. 

To be considered for this position, send a statement of interest with salary requirements and your resume to the ACM CEO at:

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