The Microsoft US Government Affairs team (USGA) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Manager for external affairs and constituency outreach, based in Washington, DC. The USGA team advocates for Microsoft’s public policy position before policymakers and other stakeholders in Washington, DC and in local communities. This position reports to the Senior Director of External Affairs and is responsible for building and maintaining strong external relations with identified audiences to include think tanks, trade groups, political and policy advocacy organizations at the national and state levels and Microsoft’s technology partners.
A number of corporations have similar positions that involve engaging with think tanks.
By the way, Microsoft recently released an analysis of cyber attacks on US think tanks.