Partnership on AI:  Policy Manager

The Partnership on AI is seeking a Policy Manager to offer significant contributions to PAI’s policy mission, as well as translating PAI’s work for audiences outside of the technical AI/ML community. The job of a Policy Manager is cross-functional and requires close collaboration with a wide range of Partner organizations and internal PAI teams. The person encumbering this position will also be responsible for analyzing and maintaining awareness of emerging AI policy issues in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin and South America; and researching, drafting, and writing policy documents to advance AI policy and governance issues on an as-needed basis. 

We are seeking candidates who excel at relationship building, are results-oriented, and who have strong written, oral, and project management skills. Primary responsibilities to support PAI and the Director of Policy in achieving Key Results include:

  • Operating as primary thought partner and liaison to world-leading AI experts, senior policy researchers, company and civil society representatives, and others involved in scoping and carrying out PAI policy projects.

    • Develop policy thought leadership to respond to global AI policy issues, with particular emphasis in Latin America, South America, and Africa, in coordination with the Director of Policy, partners, and PAI team members.

    • Convene multi-stakeholder meetings to draft and edit documents.

  • Analyzing and maintaining awareness of emerging global AI policy issues.

    • Prepare written summaries of emerging AI policy issues, for internal and external audiences.

    • Draft and coordinate talking points regarding each issue to serve as a resource for the PAI team.

  • Serving as PAI’s expert on policy issues that may be of interest to our partners.

    • Develop and maintain relationships with PAI Partner policy contacts; including through external correspondence and attending in-person meetings.

    • Draft RFIs as necessary to obtain Partner input.

    • Organize conference calls with interested Partners to provide oral briefings to PAI Partners on emerging issues.

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with key policymakers.

  • Other responsibilities:

    • Work closely with PAI’s Communications team and Director of Policy to create policy and public rollout strategies for PAI activities and reports.

    • Maintain awareness of PAI activities, including Policy and Research agendas and Partnership goals, in order to knowledgeably and accurate represent PAI activities to target audiences.

Required qualifications include:

  •  5 + years’ experience in policy positions in industry, civil society, government, or other organizations that influence policy discussions and decisions on a global scale;

  • Experience creating AI policy or other technology policy positions;

  • Outstanding written and oral communications skills;

  • Experience leading multi-stakeholder meetings and discussions.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Foreign language skills; and

  • Experience living outside the United States, particularly in Latin America, South America, and/or Africa

Other considerations:

  • PAI offers a generous paid leave and benefits package, including: Twenty vacation days, three personal reflection days, sick leave and family leave above industry standards, high-quality PPO and HMO health insurance plans, many 100% covered by PAI, Dental and vision insurance 100% covered by PAI, up to a 7% 401K match, vested immediately, pre-tax commuter benefits (Clipper), automatic cell phone reimbursement ($75/month), up to $1,000 in professional development funds annually, team lunches & reading days, opportunities to attend AI related conferences and events and to collaborate with our 90+ partners across industry, academia and civil society. Please refer to our careers page for an updated list of benefits.

  • In limited cases, PAI may consider offering sponsorships for visas and work authorization, within the guidelines of U.S. immigration law.

  • PAI is headquartered in San Francisco, with a global membership base and scope. The role will be located in San Francisco and will report to the Director of Policy.


PAI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, promoting, training, education assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, and all privileges and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at PAI are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.


PAI will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or similar laws.


The Partnership on AI may become subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. We also track diversity in our workforce for the purpose of improving over time. In order to comply with these goals, the Partnership on AI invites employees to voluntarily self-identify their gender and race/ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not jeopardize or adversely affect employment or any consideration you may receive for employment or advancement.  The information obtained will be kept confidential. 

To apply please send short cover letter and resume. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2019.