Senior Manager, AI Policy and Government Relations

The Mozilla Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit organization. Our mission is to ensure that the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Join us and become part of our mission to promote openness, innovation, and opportunity online!

Twenty years ago, this meant building a browser and protecting the open web. Today, it also includes making sure AI and data driven technology is more trustworthy. In order to focus on places where Mozilla can impact the next era of our work, we are increasingly focusing on trustworthy AI. For us, this means especially two things: human agency is a core part of how AI is built and coordinated, and corporate accountability is real and implemented.

As AI becomes a significant part of the future of the internet, both Mozilla’s legacy and Manifesto make it an imperative that we contribute to shaping this evolution. Led by Mozilla’s President, Mozilla AI efforts are creating an emerging body of work that pushes the envelope in product, policy, philanthropy and more. The AI Policy portfolio is a growing team of experts from across our organisation working to embed openness, fair competition, trust and transparency into global political and regulatory debates.

As Senior Manager, AI Policy you’ll be instrumental in translating AI policy and technology issues related to Mozilla’s Manifesto into action. Reporting to Mozilla’s President, and with accountability to Mozilla’s VP for Global Policy, you will drive our UK AI work, building compelling campaigns and engaging the community.

You are proactive and outgoing, with experience in consistent on-the-ground political relationship building including across different countries and political bodies. You have a background in consultancy management, event organisation, and coalition building underscored by strong digital and AI policy experience. 

You own the opportunity to build and grow our work in the UK. You lead the portfolio with a high degree of independence by driving research, organising high level meetings for executive stakeholders, and identifying regional opportunities to participate in and lead events.  You are the eyes and ears of the Policy Team on the ground in the UK, plugging key opportunities back into the organisation. 

 

As a  Senior Manager, AI Policy and Government Relations at Mozilla Foundation, you will work on…

 

Government Relations 30% – primarily in the UK but also working with colleagues on other countries such as France

  • Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement: Identify and engage with key political stakeholders, including policymakers, regulatory bodies, and industry coalitions, to build and maintain strategic relationships that further Mozilla’s policy objectives.
  • Policy Dialogue and Negotiation: Represent Mozilla in high-level dialogues, negotiations, and public hearings with governmental and regulatory entities, advocating for policies that ensure the responsible development and deployment of AI.
  • Legislative Monitoring and Response: Monitor legislative developments related to AI, drafting responses and position statements to proposed laws and regulations, ensuring Mozilla’s perspective is adequately represented.

Campaign Management – 30%

  • Campaign Strategy and Execution: Drive the planning and execution of public campaigns that promote Mozilla’s policy goals on AI, utilising a mix of digital and traditional campaign tools to mobilise public support and influence policy decisions..
  • Cross-Functional Coordination: Work closely with Mozilla Corporation’s marketing, legal, and product teams to ensure campaign messages are consistent, aligned with Mozilla’s values, and effectively reach target audiences.
  • Impact Assessment: Evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns, analysing outcomes and adjusting strategies accordingly to maximise impact and reach.

Community Engagement – 20%

  • Building Coalitions: Foster relationships with civil society, academia, tech communities, and other relevant stakeholders, building coalitions to support shared policy goals related to AI.
  • Public Engagement and Awareness: Organise and participate in forums, workshops, and public speaking engagements to raise awareness about AI policy issues, engaging the broader community in Mozilla’s advocacy efforts.
  • Feedback Integration: Gather feedback from the community and stakeholders, incorporating insights into policy positions and advocacy strategies to ensure they reflect diverse perspectives and needs.

Technical Liaison and Understanding – 10%

  • Technical Collaboration: Work closely with Mozilla’s technical teams to gain a deep understanding of AI technologies, their applications, and ethical considerations, ensuring policy positions are grounded in technical reality.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Act as a conduit for knowledge exchange between technical experts and policy teams, facilitating briefings and educational sessions to keep both sides informed about relevant developments in AI and policy.

Policy Development – 10%

Support the central team and help with localisation of the following:

  • Landscape Analysis: Conduct thorough and ongoing analyses of current and emerging AI policies, regulations, and legislative trends globally, assessing their impact on the open web and principles of the Mozilla Manifesto.
  • Policy Strategy Formulation: Develop strategic policy advocacy plans to influence AI policy, aligning with Mozilla’s mission. This includes identifying policy opportunities and risks, setting policy engagement priorities, and devising comprehensive engagement strategies.
  • Policy Positioning and Documentation: Craft well-researched policy positions, white papers, and briefs on AI topics, translating Mozilla’s technical expertise and ethical considerations into influential policy documents.

 

Your Professional Profile:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Policy, Law, Political Science, International Relations or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in public policy, government relations, or a similar role, with a strong preference for experience in technology policy, especially AI.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute policy advocacy strategies and campaigns.
  • Strong understanding of AI technologies, their societal impacts, and related policy issues.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, with a proven track record of engaging with government officials and policymakers.
  • Strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills, capable of conveying complex technical topics to diverse audiences.
  • Commitment to Mozilla’s mission of ensuring the internet remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all.
  • Experience in managing multiple political consultancies.

Salary and Benefits Information:

The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to fair and equitable compensation for our staff. We aim to pay a competitive and market-based salary based on the responsibilities and requirements of the role. We do not ask for, or take into account, salary histories in our offer process.

The starting salary ranges for this role are listed below. 

  • UK: [£75,881 – £113,789] [target salary offer – £94,802]

Some regions fall into a higher salary market and this is reflected in the example ranges below: 

  • London, UK: [£94,851 – £142,236] [target salary offer – £118,503]

The range for your specific location will be discussed in screening conversations if your application is successful.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Extended Sick Leave
  • Global Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Plan contributions
  • Paid Time Off: 20 days annual leave + sick days and your birthday  
  • Company Holidays + Shutdown
  • Wellness budget
  • Professional Development budget
  • Top up program for Pregnancy and Parental leaves

Benefits are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Mozilla Foundation.

Mozilla Foundation Hiring Practices:

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission. We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at accommodation@mozillafoundation.org.

 

 

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