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Executive Director, Massachusetts and the Northeast

Organization Description
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives
that promotes the growth of the innovation economy.

TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups and the most iconic
companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless
customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig
economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has
offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Chicago,
Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.

Key Responsibilities
As TechNet’s executive director for Massachusetts and the Northeast, you will develop
and manage TechNet operations in the Northeast region of the United States,
coordinating with TechNet members, TechNet’s vice president of state policy and
politics, and other TechNet staff.  The Northeast region includes Massachusetts,
Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York,
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.  

Issue Advocacy
: Advance and support TechNet’s national and regional agendas by
working with TechNet members to develop and implement a regional policy and political
strategy.  Lobby and advocate on behalf of TechNet’s agenda before state legislatures. 
Work closely, in a bipartisan fashion, with state legislators and their senior staff,
policymakers in the executive branch of state governments and at state regulatory
bodies, and TechNet members.

Government Affairs: Develop and maintain strong relationships with TechNet members,
legislative and constitutional leaders and their staffs, government entities, the press,
and trade associations.

Events: Plan and execute numerous events, such as one-on-one meetings, policy
roundtables, political fundraisers, lobby days, and large-scale events with policymakers,
technology industry leaders, and the press.  This includes determining meeting format
and flow, scripting, talking points, and logistics.

Policy Analysis: Assist with the development and analysis of policy positions in
conjunction with TechNet staff and TechNet members.  Organize and support member
working groups to determine policy positions, legislative strategies, and related
advocacy efforts.  Develop subject matter expertise in key policy areas as determined.

Membership Development and Relations
: Grow TechNet’s membership through
retention and new member acquisition.  This includes identifying prospective members,
making membership presentations, developing and implementing an issue-based
membership strategy, and organizing and executing an aggressive events and
relationship-building schedule designed to attract new members.

Qualifications

  • Experience in policy advocacy, preferably with experience working directly with
    the Northeast legislatures.  Political campaign and/or legislative experience
    strongly desired.  Trade association experience, technology industry experience,
    and a strong background in advocacy are all a plus.  J.D. preferred, but not
    required.
  • Strong strategic planning, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Experience in and an understanding of politics, advocacy, and the legislative
    process, and the ability to quickly learn numerous policy issues.
  • A member-services personality and an aptitude for building and maintaining
    relationships with company government affairs professionals and company
    executives.
  • The ability to work independently to initiate projects and coordinate with other
    members of the team on general policy.  We are looking for a self-starter capable
    of driving results across functional areas in the absence of direct in-person
    reporting relationships.  This also includes working effectively and coordinating
    with a small team.
  • An entrepreneurial orientation and a commitment to grow the overall
    organization.

    Interested candidates should email their resumes to jobs@technet.org.

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