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Director, Public Policy, Northeast US

New York, NY

As a leader on the State Policy team, you will work closely with the regional & functional policy teams, as well as the communications & legal teams on priority policy issues. These issues include: free expression, innovation, data privacy and security, online safety, and data center issues. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to help execute strategies on both reactive and forward-looking policies related to those and other issues as they arise. You will also coordinate strategic outreach to State-level policymakers, stakeholders, and industry. You will lead a team responsible for Meta's State policy outreach in 16 states in the Northeastern U.S.The ideal candidate is a public policy expert with strong State policy and management experience who is passionate about Meta, understands its policies and business priorities, is intellectually curious, and able to function in a fast-paced environment where there are often shifting priorities. Highly motivated and a natural self-starter, this person will also have the opportunity to create new processes, manage information in a visually appealing and easy-to-understand way, and help drive results across a team of dynamic communicators and policy professionals, understanding different perspectives and working to identify the best path forward.

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Director, Public Policy, Northeast US Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with state policymakers to promote the safe and efficient use of internet technologies and economic development in the region.
  • Monitor the political environment and identify opportunities to advance state policies that benefit the company, the state, and our local communities where we reside.
  • Work closely with industry groups, nonprofits and legislative organizations to promote company objectives for economic development and a safe, secure, and open internet.
  • Manage relationships with state policymakers.
  • Ensure that Meta cross-functional partners and internal stakeholders receive timely updates on developments.
  • Develop strategies for engagement with chambers of commerce, industry associations, non-profits, and civil society groups to advance priorities in region.
  • Manage 2 Meta State Policy personnel in broader region while also individually responsible for 5-7 states.
  • Willingness to travel (primarily in-region) up to 60% of the time based on need.
  • Advise Meta teams on public policy matters to guide development of products, services and policies.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree
  • 10+ years of experience in state public policy, advocacy, or government affairs
  • Experience with the political process, policymakers, and stakeholders in region and proven relationships in region
  • Proven familiarity with the technology and economic development policy and advocacy landscape in region Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience as a manager (2+ reports) and budget manager
  • Demonstrated experience creating and implement advocacy campaigns directly relevant to state government, including achieving short and long term milestones related to advancing policy, political and/or advocacy goals
  • Creative problem-solving, negotiation, and multi-tasking skills in time-sensitive settings
  • Experience communicating nuanced concepts to a wide array of audiences
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Law or Master's degree
  • Experience managing trade associations and contract lobbyists
  • Previous state policy experience in tech or tech-adjacent industry
About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: a1K2K00000905wLUAQ_1001
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led

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