Civil Rights Manager, Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience working on social justice, civil and human rights and/or technology policy issues within government, industry, think tanks, public interest groups, or relevant industry associations.
  • Direct experience working with or inside a civil and human rights or social justice organization.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience managing internal and external stakeholders, at multiple seniority levels.
  • Familiarity with Internet/technology policy with demonstrated interest in keeping the Internet open and free.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and good judgment in fast-paced environments.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Analytical curiosity to integrate public policy with business strategy.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

As Civil Rights Manager, you’ll be part of small team, working to strengthen relationships with internal and external civil and human rights stakeholders in order to drive inclusive product policy, corporate policy and public policy outcomes. You’ll work closely with the Head of Civil Rights to drive the civil rights strategy for 2021, which is designed not only to manage day-to-day operations of this work, but to provide a basis of information to guide decision makers as the human rights program develops.

Your work will include staying abreast of developments at the intersection of civil and human rights, tech policy and related issues of diversity, equity and inclusion – inside and outside Google. You’ll use this knowledge to draft efficient and informative analyses for various audiences, to attend or organize events, to prepare briefing materials and to report out on team activities.

Google Client Services, an entity within the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team, manages the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy in the United States. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspectives with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the Internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.

Individuals applying for this position will not be eligible for immigration sponsorship.


  • Serve as a representative of Google before civil and human rights stakeholders in think tanks, advocacy groups, constituency organizations and government leaders.
  • Track internal and external civil rights legislation, events and debate, and analyze for the team.
  • Support the Head of Civil Rights in advancing the civil rights strategy through organizing and maintaining documents, preparing presentations and briefings, attending or managing events and reporting on team activities.
  • Work closely with other members of the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team and across the company to ensure an informed and coordinated approach to these stakeholders.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with internal and external stakeholders.

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