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Vice President, Global Public Affairs

Department: Public Affairs
Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: President & CEO
Posted: 07/06/2022

BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, developing software that creates jobs and improves people’s lives. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries around the world, BSA advocates for public policies that foster innovation and drive growth in the digital economy across a range of cutting-edge technology policy issues, including privacy, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence.

BSA | The Software Alliance seeks an accomplished professional to lead global public affairs as the voice of the software industry. The Vice President, Global Public Affairs will help drive the growth and visibility of a complex, global advocacy organization in supporting its members and elevating the perspective of the software industry. The Vice President, Global Public Affairs will lead a small team of communications professionals located in DC and Brussels and will report to the President & CEO.

Professional Experience and Qualifications:

  • 12+ years’ experience leading successful advocacy communications strategy, including issue campaigns, plus current senior-level management and budget experience.
  • Private sector experience, ideally in the technology industry.
  • Experience in skillfully navigating the media terrain.
  • Experience in translating complex issues to a policymaker audience.
  • Track record of developing multi-stakeholder or multi-industry events.
  • Proven ability to manage internal and external resources and oversee multiple communications programs across multiple markets.
  • Keen interest in technology; understanding of industry issues is a plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advancing the strategic objectives of BSA and its members via compelling and relevant messages to key government and industry audiences.
  • Developing US-focused and global communications campaigns to drive software industry messaging to policymakers and media.
  • Developing earned media policy campaigns aimed at tier-one media outlets and opinion-makers.
  • Expanding BSA’s leadership footprint with new perspectives shared through executive thought leadership, dynamic events, compelling collateral, and key speaking platforms, including the BSA Foundation, Software.org.
  • Leading a team based in DC and Brussels as well as external public relations agencies in the Americas, Europe, and India.
  • Forging strong relationships with communications and public affairs counterparts in member companies.
  • Keeping an eye on the horizon for significant emerging issues and opportunities.

About BSA Benefits:

BSA recognizes that benefits play an important role in your selection of an employer. We offer generous benefits, including many unique benefits and perks to our employees in locations around the world, and encourage everyone to live a healthy, balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Generous health, disability and life insurance
  • 4 weeks PTO and monthly Mental Health Days
  • Exceptional 401k plan employer contributions
  • Year-end office shut down between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Three weeks’ paid sabbatical every five years
  • Generous paid maternity and bonding leave
  • Health/Fitness and Financial/Tax Advice allowance
  • Professional development, continuing education (including tuition reimbursement) and training
  • Flexible workplace
  • Casual dress
  • And much more!

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers-americas@bsa.org. Include the position title and location in your Subject Line.

BSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. We embrace and reflect diversity in our staff and seek skilled individuals who are motivated and passionate about the industry, our work and expansive community.

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at BSA | The Software Alliance!