Senior Director, Policy


Location: New York, New York

Job Type: Full time


Work in an international environment, build partnerships, and bring innovative solutions to global challenges. If you join Microsoft’s United Nations and International Organizations team, you will be part of a team that works with the multilateral system on how technology can help solve global challenges, applying expertise, collaborating with partners, and driving multi-stakeholder action.

As a Senior Director in New York, you will lead the policy team in its engagement with the United Nations and other International Organizations on a range of policy issues, supporting cybersecurity, inclusive growth, environmental sustainability, and fundamental rights, as well as engaging on technology policy initiatives and projects relating to data governance and privacy, digital security, digital safety, digital inclusion, and responsible AI.  

You will develop and implement strategies to engage policy makers, and establish partnerships with stakeholders from governments, civil society, and the private sector. You will work collaboratively with teams from across Microsoft, facilitating others in their engagement, and delivering a real contribution to the global agenda. This opportunity will allow you to deepen your understanding of global policy, develop your advocacy and communications skills, and engage with a wide range of partners within and beyond Microsoft.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and we are dedicated to this mission across every aspect of our company. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Join us and help shape the future of the world.


People Management:

  • As direct manager of two reports, and part of the UNIO leadership, you will deliver success through empowerment and accountability by modeling, coaching, and caring.
  • You will embody our culture and values. 

Strategy/Program Management:

  • You will provide strategic vision and leadership for developing and executing engagement with policy programmes and processes at the UN and other International Organizations, such as the Global Digital Compact, OECD CDEP committee, and Internet Governance Forum.

Subject Matter Expertise and Influence:

  • You will work with subject matter experts across Microsoft to lead the formation of our policy agenda on a broad range of issues at the UN and International Organizations, including designing and executing strategic campaigns.
  • As the expert on multilateral and multi-stakeholder processes, you will develop and implement strategies for leveraging partnerships with partners and key influencers to advance Microsoft’s long-term goals within the framework of the UN and International Organizations.     

External Relationships:

  • You will lead efforts to create strategic partnerships and coalitions with thought leaders at the UN and other International Organizations (including peer and industry organizations, think tanks, academics, businesses, community leaders) to build multi-stakeholder approaches that support Microsoft policy priorities. You will drive strategic long-term, meaningful relationships with key political leadership and/or trade/think tank organizations and look for opportunities to partner on public policy issues.   

Internal Collaboration:

  • You will collaborate with, and inspire, senior-level internal stakeholders and subject matter experts across Microsoft in their engagement with International Organizations, to ensure a mutual understanding and alignment of objectives, priorities, and resources.


Required/Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field AND 5+ years’ experience in government affairs, corporate affairs, public policy, or government.
    •  OR 8+ years’ experience in government affairs, corporate affairs, public policy, or government. 

Additional or Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years’ experience in developing and managing strategic relationships to advocate and influence public/technology policy priorities. 
  • 4+ years people management experience. 
  • Experience of working in the UN, or another multilateral environment, with senior officials and other international stakeholders (government authorities, civil society, academia, and the private sector). 


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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