Senior Manager, US Federal Affairs

  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia, US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Compensation Range
    150300 USD - 203800 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Cisco is looking for a government affairs professional to join a global team for a position based in our Washington, DC office as a Senior Manager of Federal Affairs. Reporting to the Vice President of The Americas for Government Affairs, this individual will primarily help manage Cisco’s engagement with Republicans in the U.S. Congress. Your duties will include:

  • Building strong political relationships with key members of the Senate and House and their staffs
  • Advocating for public policies that bolster ICT adoption and enable Cisco’s mission to power an inclusive future for all
  • Providing direct support and counsel to Cisco executives in meetings with key government officials
  • Collaborating with other companies and industries to advance key public policy goals
  • Managing Cisco’s activities at trade associations and industry coalitions related to public policy issues
  • Supporting Cisco’s political activities, including Cisco’s employee-sponsored political action committee

Who You'll Work With

Cisco’s Government Affairs team represents the company with governments around the world to build relationships with key leaders, advance Cisco’s public policy goals, and educate governments about our industry. Government Affairs is involved in all key legislative, regulatory, and global issues that impact the technology industry.

We are comprised of government and public policy experts across nearly two dozen countries who represent Cisco at the highest levels of government. The team has extensive experience in and out of government and are leaders in the industry.

Who You Are

You have U.S. Congressional, Administration, or political experience combined with the following:

  • Demonstrated interest and experience handling congressional relations and advocacy
  • Experience staffing and briefing senior government officials and/or executives
  • Familiarity with public policy issues impacting the technology industry
  • Strong political judgment and experience in managing complex political situations
  • Ability to handle multiple issues and responsibilities fully and effectively
  • Ability to think on your feet and work under tight deadlines
  • You are a self-starter with strong relationship-building skills, a sense of humor, and a team player mentality.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 7+ years’ high-level experience in federal government and/or with members of the US Congress; experience working in the private sector or a trade association is a plus
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills across teams
  • Keen political savvy and experience with policy analysis
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to operate with a high degree of autonomy
  • Advanced degree is a plus

Why Cisco:

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.