Friday, May 25, 2012

Cool Think Tank-Related Job of the Week

Boeing has a job opening for "Director, Public Policy Advocacy - Think Tanks."  Following is the job description:
The Director, Public Policy Advocacy-Think Tanks, serves as the Think Tank advocacy leader on key Boeing programs & issues. Responsible for determining the organizations Boeing will engage with and support, identifying key issues and programs for which Boeing will engage think tanks, think tank strategies the company will implement to advance company objectives, and coordinating communications and company participation in meetings, communications, events and other activities in support of our third party advocacy efforts.

Major Responsibilities include:
Provide leadership as company focal for WDC-based public policy institutions (think tanks).

Develop strong personal relationships with key think tank leaders and scholars through regular participation in relevant activities as well as proactive communications and outreach on Boeing priority issues and programs.

Expand and improve awareness and knowledge of Boeing programs and issues within the think tank community.

Develop, coordinate and implement strategies to shape and influence third party positions and advocacy in alignment with and to advance Boeing's objectives.

Assist business unit and functional leaders with the development of strategies and plans to leverage think tank capabilities in support of Boeing programs, government policies, and other priority issues.

Promote and broaden company access to information and knowledge provided by think tanks.

Provide proactive management of think tank event participation across the Boeing enterprise; improve both the quality and frequency of company participation in events, forums, working groups and other activities sponsored by think tanks.

Develop, coordinate and secure approval of grant, event, and project funding in coordination with appropriate business unit and functional organizations.

Participate in cross functional teams to share information and provide strategic / tactical support of priority programs and issues.

Provide analysis and problem solving approaches to address complex issues and workable solutions that meet internal expectations and external realities.

Earn the trust, confidence and respect of key public policy leaders and stakeholders through honest, open, and timely communications.
The position is based in Arlington, VA and does not require a security clearance.