Computer & Communication Industry Association

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

  • Government Relations Team
  • Washington, DC
  • Hybrid

CCIA is a leading technology trade association based in Washington, DC that represents internet, communications, and technology companies. The Association seeks an expert to coordinate critical policy advocacy campaigns supporting the technology sector, including topics of competition and antitrust, content regulation, trust & safety, and consumer data privacy, among others. This position will be based in DC. The Manager of Strategic Initiatives will report to the Vice President of Federal Affairs. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Advocacy Strategy, Planning, Coordination, and Member Management
    • Work with legislative and communications teams to identify and prioritize legislative and administrative developments that will affect CCIA members on key policy areas.
    • Coordinate among relevant teams to:
      • design proposals and work plans for projects on key policy areas
      • set goals and subsidiary objectives and tasks and timelines for execution,
      • identify dependencies, obstacles, and resources needed for execution.
    • Work with relevant communications and creative team members to:
      • develop and deploy effective campaign messages and content, and
      • ensure project execution by third-party consultants and vendors.
    • Lead member management for association members regarding strategic programs and campaigns
  • Project Management 
    • Monitor key projects to ensure execution of deliverables within deadlines, working with relevant team members and member companies to resolve challenges and obstacles.
    • Oversee project budgets to cover all internal and external costs of outreach and related deliverables.
    • Work with the CCIA finance team to track accounts payable and receivable for projects.
    • Perform routine strategy assessments and propose retooling of strategies as needed.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 7 years professional experience working with organizations engaged in public advocacy campaigns, technology policy, and/or political communications.
  • Broad substantive knowledge of technology policy issues, such as competition and antitrust, content moderation, trust & safety, and consumer data privacy.
  • Experience in issue advocacy at the federal or state level.
  • Familiarity with the products and services of CCIA member companies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as a self-starter.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, and experience using applications and tools used in project and budget management.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, adjusting to changes in circumstances.
  • Experience working with third-party consultants.
  • Strong political awareness and ability to approach issues through a nonpartisan lens.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant personally. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. CCIA is an equal opportunity employer.