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Vice President, Policy (Public Sector)

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The Vice President, Policy (Public Sector) will be the chief strategist for ITI’s efforts to advance ITI member company interests with respect to the government and public sector market. S/he will be responsible for providing direction and management of policy initiatives impacting federal procurement, government acquisition of cybersecurity products and services, and supply chain issues affecting the public sector market. S/he will provide leadership generally on public sector issues, oversee the development and dissemination of timely and relevant analysis on public sector issues, and serve as an ambassador for the organization to the public sector community. The Vice President, Policy (Public Sector) will report to the Executive Vice President, Policy and work closely with ITI’s Policy and Public Affairs teams, as well as the rest of ITI.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as thought leader, subject matter expert and lead advocate on all legislative, regulatory, and other policy matters in the public sector pillar of ITI’s work;
  • Coordinate with ITI leadership to identify, communicate, and execute public sector policy priorities at ITI;
  • Lead and organize ITI staff members to deliver on public sector priorities;
  • Coordinate closely and regularly with ITI member companies to articulate an overall strategic approach to ITI’s public sector priorities and execute specific actions in furtherance of that approach;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key policy and decision makers in the U.S. government and oversee staff relationship management in their respective policy portfolios;
  • Work closely with ITI’s Public Affairs team to build and deploy Congressional and Administration support for ITI’s public sector priorities;
  • Cover and understand topics related to federal procurement, cyber acquisition, supply chain, and software assurance, among others;
  • Oversee business development activities for the public sector work at ITI, including hosting events and meetings that drive the policy agenda and business development goals of members;
  • Coordinate with ITI staff on related topics such as cloud computing, IoT, big data, cybersecurity, social media, and identity management;
  • Review and analyze bills introduced in Congress that could impact federal technology contractors;
  • Coordinate with the Operational Excellence team to deliver member value for the Public Sector Co-Lab affiliate group; and,
  • Lead efforts among industry associations and represent ITI and its member companies in public settings to advance ITI’s public sector policy priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A law degree or other advanced degree in international relations, public policy, business and finance, economics, or a related field;
  • At least 10 years’ experience developing and implementing successful policy strategies;
  • A deep network of federal procurement-related contacts;
  • Knowledge of and experience with the state and local government marketplace;
  • Ability to manage and prioritize several complex legislative and/or regulatory issues simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions in order to successfully protect ITI business interests in the ever changing political and public arenas;
  • Strong policy background with the ability to understand and analyze complex issues across various policy areas;
  • Strong written communication abilities to articulate ITI member company views in official correspondence, including letters, blogs, and agency comments;
  • Ability to work with ITI member companies, both collectively and individually, to drive policy consensus and effectively represent the tech sector;
  • A team player who works well with others and is vested in the overall success of the organization; and,
  • High emotional intelligence, strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication abilities, capabilities for thinking strategically and creatively, instincts for being a team player and working to build consensus, and a sense of humor.

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