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IEEE sucht Public Policy Manager

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 3-5y Mid Level  Wien, Wien, Österreich 6 Jun 2018

Job Description

The IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, is looking for a

Public Policy Manager

Job Summary
The overall purpose of this position is to support and promote the IEEE European Public Policy Program (EPPP) and its efforts to expand the dialogue between the European engineering community and European public authorities to enable technologists to more easily share their expertise and concerns and to enable European Union (EU) institutions and other policy stakeholders to more easily exchange information with technologists on public policy matters relating to IEEE’s fields of interest.  The position serves to further IEEE’s global policy goal of advancing technology through dialogue with policy makers in order to serve humanity.  The position also ensures that the public policy views and interests of IEEE’s European members are represented.
The position typically reports to the Senior Director, IEEE European Business Operations, and manages no direct reports.

Key Responsibilities:

Specific duties include but are not limited to
  • Develop and consolidate IEEE’s position as a key contributor to key technology-related policy discussions in Europe
  • Further raise IEEE’s profile and maximise its impact by engaging with key EU decision-makers and stakeholders
  • Working with IEEE- EPPP leadership to establish a strategy to advance its mission and achieve its public policy objectives.
  • Working with IEEE- EPPP and its European constituents to develop a prioritized EU public policy agenda.
  • Working with IEEE- EPPP leadership to develop and implement an annual plan(s) designed to advance EPPP’s mission, strategy and policy agenda.
  • Working with IEEE- EPPP leadership to develop and apply appropriate benchmarks and metrics to measure the effectiveness and impact of IEEE- EPPP’s activities.
  • Providing operational, logistical, editorial, and content support to IEEE- EPPP working groups as assigned.
  • Monitoring EU legislative and regulatory developments within EPPP’s scope of interest and providing advice and recommendations to IEEE- EPPP leadership on appropriate responses to emerging policy challenges
  • Working proactively with IEEE- EPPP volunteers to deliver timely and accurate information and policy advice to EU policy-makers on issues within the technical and geographic scope of IEEE- EPPP.
  • Informing, engaging, and educating IEEE European members on the work of IEEE-EPPP and on public policy issues and processes generally, including opportunities for direct member engagement.
  • Creating innovative programs, events and approaches to enhance effective outreach to policy-makers.
  • Developing and maintaining effective collaborations and coalitions with like-minded organizations to advance shared public policy goals.
  • Managing and accurately forecasting the IEEE-EPPP budget and working group account(s) and providing input on requirements to the annual budget development process.
  • Monitoring and advising IEEE management of emerging EU legislation or regulations that would affect IEEE interests.
  • Coordinating closely with IEEE’s Office of Compliance and IEEE’s Global Public Policy Committee to ensure that IEEE-EPPP is operating in compliance with EU and national laws or regulations governing public policy activity.


Education and Experience
  • A university degree is required, preferably in political science, government, public administration, or other discipline relevant to this position.  An engineering/computing degree and/or advanced degree in equivalent fields is a plus.
  • Four years of relevant government relations experience in positions of increasing responsibility and scope, with strong preference for technology policy-related experience.  Experience should include interaction with politicians and government officials including those at senior levels
  • Project management certification and experience with a non-profit, professional, or volunteer-based non-governmental organization is a plus
Skills and Other Requirements
  • Incumbent should possess a strong belief in the importance of technology to society and how the ethical and sustainable uses of technology can advance humanity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EU, its institutions and their regulatory and legislative processes, national level experience a further advantage
  • Fluent English essential – fluency in one or more additional EU languages (e.g. French, German, Spanish) is highly desirable.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, including ability to make effective presentations to small and large audiences, to government officials, media representatives, membership groups, and to fellow staff.   Must be capable of translating effectively between the specialist languages of technology and policy
  • Demonstrated skill in writing reports, correspondence, speeches, position statements, media talking points, and testimony to be given before governmental/regulatory bodies.
  • Capable of reading and applying information from regulatory/legislative sources, and from IEEE collateral and technical materials.
  • Able to regularly interact with EU legislators, officials and staff, as well as other national policy-makers, public agency officials, industrial and academic leaders, and the media.
  • Technically literate knowledge worker who is familiar with standard business tools including Microsoft Office Suite products (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), MS Project, and Oracle Financials.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high performing and diverse volunteer and staff teams
  • Basic meeting and event planning skills and experience is a plus.
  • Will be based in IEEE Vienna Office, and must be willing to travel to Brussels and other meeting locations and for IEEE business purposes.
  • Special projects as assigned by supervisor

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