Location: Washington, D.C.

Organization Description

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic American businesses ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over 4.4 million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, transportation, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance.


As TechNet’s Federal Policy Director, you will play a key role in driving TechNet’s federal policy program, including direct management of a core set of issue areas and working groups, responsibility for key membership relationships, and support for the Senior Vice President of Federal Policy and Government Relations and Executive Vice President as needed.  The Federal Policy Director will report to TechNet’s Senior Vice President of Federal Policy and Government Relations and will work cross-functionally with the Executive Vice President, Director of Communications, Federal Policy team, and executive leadership team.

Your primary duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage TechNet advocacy on a core set of issues before the technology sector, including Trade, Tax, E-commerce, Global Digital Governance, Digital Trade, Financial Technologies, Venture Capital and the Startup Ecosystem, R&D, Supply Chains, Health Care and Telehealth, Digital Identity, and Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Justice. This portfolio is subject to modification as directed by the Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Federal Policy and Government Relations.
  • Manage work flow associated with the Trade and Supply Chains, Fintech, and Racial Justice Working Groups.
  • As a registered lobbyist, serve as an effective advocate for TechNet and our members on key policy matters and craft positions for the organization that will establish it publicly as a thought leader and influencer.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with policymakers, including Administration officials, Members of Congress, and associations on policy priorities.
  • Partner with stakeholders to represent TechNet on events, political activities, and other engagements, including education, advocacy, and issue campaigns and research.
  • Provide federal policy insights for TechNet’s Executive Council related to assigned policy issues.
  • Perform other tasks as required or assigned.

Preferred experience and qualities:

  • Minimum of five years of experience on Capitol Hill, in the Administration, or in a government relations role.
  • Knowledge of policy matters of importance to the technology industry at the federal level, particularly in tax and trade.
  • A desire to champion TechNet’s federal policy agenda on behalf of its members.
  • A demonstrated commitment to professional excellence and integrity.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and adapt in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and research skills.
  • Articulate and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent writer with an editor’s eye.
  • Master’s degree or J.D. preferred.


TechNet offers competitive compensation based on experience. This position is also eligible for TechNet’s benefits offerings, which currently include the following for this position:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a flexible spending plan. TechNet pays 100% of employees’ health care premiums, less a small employee contribution of $10 per month.
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage.
  • Group life insurance equal to an employee’s annual salary up to $200,000.
  • 401(k) plan with up to 4% employer matching annually.
  • Accrual of 15 vacation days per year in addition to the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
  • 5 days of paid sick leave per full calendar year of employment.
  • 11 paid national holidays.
  • Reimbursement of up to $100 per month towards your cell phone bill.
  • Commuter benefits for eligible office parking or public transportation expenses.
  • Reimbursement of up to $2,500 annually for approved professional development programs.

Interested candidates should email their resumes and 2-3 writing samples to Silvia Ochoa at sochoa@technet.org. Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 22, but applications will continue to be reviewed after that date.