Microsoft Corporation Chief of Staff: Privacy & Regulatory Affairs in Redmond, Washington
Microsoft’s Privacy and Regulatory Affairs group (PRA) is ready to welcome a strong, strategic, and creative leader with a combination of focus, flexibility, and high energy to serve as Chief of Staff (CoS), reporting to Julie Brill, Corporate Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel of Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs.
The talented candidate will help develop and execute strategic initiatives across critical regulatory domains, including privacy, responsible AI, digital safety, content moderation, accessibility, corporate standards, and regulatory governance. The CoS will help the group’s leadership to “see around corners,” think strategically at a global level, define, and execute plans that contribute to the efficient and impactful operations of a growing team and drive an inclusive culture. The CoS also will be responsible for helping to ensure the execution of team priorities, internal and external projects, and group communications, and will be responsible for the direct management of the group’s administrative staff.
This role requires a highly resourceful individual who is smart, strategic, and self-motivated. The successful candidate for this position possesses an ability to lead through influence, has strong analytical skills, demonstrates the discipline to deliver results, and exhibits strong emotional intelligence.
This is a truly unique opportunity for someone looking to work on some of Microsoft’s most important regulatory initiatives. This role has impact on current and future technologies and business models for Microsoft on a global basis.
Strategic Leadership: The CoS leads CVP- and self-initiated projects to develop strategic initiatives and key operational and substantive synergies across privacy, responsible AI, digital safety, content moderation, accessibility, and corporate standards, to strengthen Microsoft’s approach within and across each domain.
Stakeholder Coordination: The CoS supports the CVP in establishing and developing relationships across the company, and is adept at translating dialog into actions that achieve outcomes with relevant stakeholders. The CoS coordinates across engineering, sales, research, and other organizations to advance Microsoft's and PRA’s policy objectives, and owns strategic CVP executive and Board communications, presentations and meetings.
Business planning: The CoS is a proactive driver of business process and stakeholder integrations, ranging from convening external and internal thought leaders to internal communications in support of CVP and team engagement.
The CoS will lead and coordinate PRA’s Rhythm of Business (ROB) for the leadership teams and full org to drive strong business impact. The CoS will coordinate with Finance and HR organizations to
Team and People management: This position requires excellent organizational and team management skills. The CoS directly oversees the administrative and business function personnel for a large and distributed team.
Organization and Team Development: The CoS will shape and drive the people agenda, lead group health initiatives, and oversee morale events to help make PRA and Microsoft a great place to work. They will define, plan, and help drive cross-team process improvements on a regular basis.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: The CoS works with the CVP and the leadership team to ensure an inclusive and supportive work environment, and works with the leadership team to ensure we hire and retain a diverse workforce of world-class professionals.
Financial Accountability: The successful candidate will partner with finance and procurement to lead financial alignment and effective budget management and forecasting. The CoS will lead the team that manages PRA’s budget and engage across the leadership team to drive efficiencies and land costs within established budget, and work with the business manager to create a plan to maximize shared services and efficiencies.
Key Experience/Qualifications include:
Experience: Minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience in strategic thinking; team leadership; understanding of privacy, responsible AI, digital safety, accessibility, corporate standards and/or other regulatory issue;, program management; and/or external or internal communications.
Communication: Highly developed written and verbal communication skills. Proven experience as a team lead and internal and/or external spokesperson. Must be able to develop and advocate for proposals to improve the company’s regulatory processes and governance and develop and engage in communications about PRA’s key issues across the company and externally.
Agility and Leadership in an evolving environment: The environment in which the CoS will operate is highly matrixed, cross-functional and collaborative, and requires skills and capabilities to engage effectively with a variety of different internal stakeholders across a diversity of disciplines and cultures. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to navigate through ambiguity and a demonstrated capability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and demands and be capable of developing appropriate prioritization of big tasks in an exciting and evolving environment.
A Team Player: The CoS is an effective team player, dedicated to collective successes as well as working behind the scenes to help make others great. The successful candidate must have the ability to promote cooperation and facilitate problem resolution in a timely, creative, and professional manner.
Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Law degree and/or expertise in privacy, digital safety, responsible AI, accessibility, corporate standards and/or security is not required, but will be very helpful.
Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .
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