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Director, Public Policy

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC

Washington, DC 20001
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
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As part of Internal Firm Services, you're serving an organization on par with many of our external clients. Our Internal Firm Services team consists of first-rate marketers, human resource professionals, computer technologists, knowledge managers, accountants, financial planners, administrators and leaders. Internal Firm Services staff are the people who make it work for the people who make it work for our clients.

Job Description
The primary strategic mission of the Government, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy (GRA&PP) function is to coordinate with Firm leadership to develop positions on important public policy issues and to advocate with government and regulatory officials at all levels on behalf of the Firm, protecting the Firm from the types of regulatory, legislative or governmental changes that impact our ability to serve our clients.

Position/Program Requirements
Basic Qualifications:

Prior experience working in a substantive role within the government affairs area, including but not limited to working in a government affairs office or on Capitol Hill.

Familiarity with public policy issues of significance to a professional services firm like PwC.

Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 8

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree

Degree Preferred: Graduate degree

Knowledge Preferred:

Extensive and deep knowledge of the government affairs function.
Thorough understanding of the intricacies of the legislative, regulatory and political processes and the ability to leverage that knowledge to effectively develop external outreach strategies as needed to address issues that would impact the firm's ability to effectively serve its clients and/or operate in the public interest.
Thorough understanding of the firm's strategy, priorities, and people (culture) as well as the various issues that could impact the Firm and all of its business units, leveraged to effectively anticipate and quickly recognize public policy challenges and develop the necessary strategy to address the challenges.
In-depth knowledge of the federal laws and rules governing interaction with government officials and political campaign activity.
Recognized thought leader within the firm on matters of politics and public policy and expected to share such knowledge through written communications, speeches and presentations to internal and external audiences across the country.

Skills Preferred:

Develop and maintain firm policies and guidelines in all aspects of government affairs and work directly with other internal business units on firm compliance with applicable laws.
Develop relationships with key public policy makers and influencers of public policy makers.
Formulate the firm's public policy positions/strategies and develop strategy for effectively communicating internally and externally.
Identify, manage, and evaluate necessary external resources to achieve established goals.
Influence firm positioning/thought leadership across various issue areas and/or educate internal/external audiences about specific public policy matters.
Lead efforts to increase understanding about key challenges in the US and abroad, as well as develop strategies for addressing these challenges. Maintain awareness and coordinate efforts as appropriate with Global public policy initiatives.
Serve as the PwC liaison and collaborate with profession-wide groups/organizations to shape public policy while maintaining PwC interests.
Maintain awareness and coordinate efforts with state and local public policy efforts.
Establish necessary policies and procedures to certify that all political and governmental outreach and political giving meets the legal requirements for disclosure and that rules are communicated to the appropriate internal functions.
Manage the relationship between the GRA&PP office and LOS and functional business units.
Manage the development of junior personnel and assist development of succession planning.
Demonstrated leadership, effective communication skills, and proven interpersonal skills to work with various firm functional areas and leaders, within the U.S. and globally, to address and successfully mitigate public policy threats and brand/reputational risk matters in the public policy area.

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