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External Relations Manager, Global AI/ML Policy, Global AI/ML Policy
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External Relations Manager, Global AI/ML Policy, Global AI/ML Policy

Job summary
The AWS Global AI/ML Public Policy team is seeking a driven, detail-oriented, creative, and strategic policy professional to manage and operationalize our policy partnerships. Reporting to the Lead, Global AI/ML Policy, you will be responsible for identifying and sourcing policy development and deployment stakeholders in line with our policy objectives, and running our non-governmental policy stakeholder engagement programs. You will be part of a small 2-4-person team, and will work across many cross functional groups (research, legal, product, etc).

This role requires the ability to work strategically with external actors to clarify, co-develop, and vet policy solutions to various AI/ML policy issues. You are adept at transparent, deliberative processes, at managing stakeholders and developing partnerships, at organizing group writing projects, and at organizing and running policy meetings, summits and conferences. While you are not meant to lead on substantive policy development, you can “dive deep” in AI/ML policy. You are an expert communicator and facilitator who is known to build bridges. You have a knack for finding consensus, and you have expert level organizational skills.
The AI/ML policy programs you will be responsible for are based on strategic direction/priorities from your team members, internal feedback, and customer experience. You will validate your assessment of the efficacy of the programs continuously through data and proof points. Your work product should influence internal audiences in their understanding of external trends, and position AWS as a thought leader on the responsible use and deployment of AI/ML with external policy audiences.

This role will require some travel.

Key job responsibilities
  • Manage and guide the delivery of AI/ML Public Policy projects.
  • Execute our thought leadership engagement campaigns; deploying senior leadership and executives to deploy
  • Prepare briefing notes, execute events, and work with senior executives.
  • Develop and manage relationships with a range of top-tier think tanks and non-governmental policy venues.
  • Identify customers with relevant policy issues/considerations to include in our policy projects.
  • Track the advancement of policy projects, and provide visibility for internal audiences on the projects.
  • Work with PR to develop a public affairs plan for our public policy projects, as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of Public Policy/Public Affairs experience.
  • Bachelor Degree in law, public policy, economics, business, communications or similar degree A keen working understanding of policymaking processes and government relations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience presenting and defending policy decisions to the public policy community and representing the organization effectively at policy conferences.
  • Project management and event planning experience.
  • Experience managing external consultants.
  • Familiarity with government and/or multilateral organizations with an awareness of AI/ML stakeholders and influencers.
  • Excellent intra-functional communication and cross-functional communication, and proven ability for consensus building.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset – you will need to have an ownership mentality with regards to your projects.
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and quickly identify solutions to problems.
  • The ability to dive deep on subject matters to provide thoughtful and comprehensive recommendations for a variety of complex situations.

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