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The Partnership on AI is Hiring: Policy, Communications, COO, and Program Associates

The Partnership on AI (PAI) is continuing to grow its team and is hiring for two additional roles: Director of Policy and Head of Communications. In addition, PAI continues its hiring for Chief Operating Officer and Program Associate candidates. (Check out all open positions here.)

The Partnership on AI (PAI) is a global multistakeholder organization that brings together academics, researchers, civil society organizations, companies building and utilizing AI technology, and and other stakeholders working to better understand AI’s impacts. The Partnership was established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society. We are a small, mission-driven team that is rapidly expanding.

 

Director of Policy

The Partnership on AI is seeking a Director of Policy to help lead its work in developing, translating, and promulgating best practices, standards, principles, and positions generated by the organization, and in representing the organization’s work and perspectives to a global audience of stakeholders, including the general public and the public policymaking community. This role encompasses a holistic focus on policy and governance in the AI field, spanning associations and interests across corporate and public policy spheres. This is a full-time position based at the Partnership’s headquarters in San Francisco, California.

As the Director of Policy, working closely with the PAI Partner community and other PAI senior staff, you will be responsible for helping shape overall strategic policy stance of the organization and overseeing the translation and adoption of policy recommendations, research, and best practices into widespread understanding and practice in corporate, policy, and research settings. You will also be responsible for monitoring and analyzing the global policy environment as it relates to AI and its impacts on behalf of the organization, including on issues related to privacy, fairness, explanation and transparency, safety and control, interoperability, and more. You should be comfortable with and interested in international travel and engagement, and excited by the possibility of conducting work across jurisdictions and sectors with a motivated, mission-driven team in a young organization. This is a senior-level role that reports into the Executive Director of the organization, with opportunities for management available.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Director, Board, and senior leadership team on setting strategic policy priorities and on program alignment;
  • Together with PAI communications staff, set communications and public education and engagement strategy for work products and positions generated by the Partnership implicating policy matters;
  • Lead work on the translation of PAI’s work into practice in varied settings through public engagement and education, advocacy, and other mechanisms;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including those within Partner organizations and public policy stakeholders;
  • Monitor, interpret, and analyze global policy developments related to AI on behalf of PAI in order to maximize PAI’s responsiveness to requests for information and to the global policy environment;
  • Coordinate response by PAI to external stakeholders on policy matters, including those made by government entities.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • 10 or more years working in qualified technology policy settings such as in government, think tanks, research institutes, corporate policy environments, or public interest groups on issues closely or directly associated with AI/machine intelligence (such as internet technology, data privacy, robotics and drones, etc.);
  • Demonstrated ability to work across sectors, including in corporate, civil society, advocacy, and academic environments;
  • Strong writing and verbal communications skills with an interest in assisting in supporting content generation on behalf of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in multistakeholder settings, including in orchestrating coalitions and/or in convening stakeholders with differing perspectives to deliberate complex issues;
  • Appetite for domestic and international travel (which at times may be substantial);
  • Demonstrated capacity to understand and capably integrate policy across domains and contexts, including in government and public policy settings, in technology, corporate policy and corporate social responsibility, and civil society interests.

Other Considerations:

  • PAI offers a generous paid leave and benefits package, including employer-covered health care and retirement benefits.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States; we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.
  • PAI is headquartered in San Francisco, with a global membership base and scope. The role will be located in San Francisco with some national and international travel.

Application materials (please send a resume/CV and expression of interest) and questions can be sent directly to the PAI Office of the Executive Director team at: careers@partnershiponai.org. Please include “Director of Policy” at the beginning of your subject line.

 

Head of Communications

The Partnership on AI is seeking a Head of Communications to help develop, deliver, and support the organization’s communications, content, and public engagement work. This role encompasses both longer-term strategic thinking and short-term delivery and execution, with navigation of a large number of relationships, stakeholders, and partners, both internal and external. This is a full-time position based at the Partnership’s headquarters in San Francisco, California.

As the Head of Communications, you will be PAI’s first communications hire in a high-growth organization that is early in its life. You will be responsible for building and executing upon a media strategy, from ensuring the Partnership’s work strikes the right messages; to building relationships with top-tier media outlets; to creating events and other opportunities to amplify the Partnership’s work and build its engagement with its members and external stakeholders, including the public at-large. You should be comfortable with and interested in working in international contexts, and be excited by working with a motivated, mission-driven team in a young organization. The role will suit an individual with at least 5-7 years of experience working in in-house or agency-side communications roles, with passion and experience in both delivery and strategy. This role will report into the Executive Director of the organization in the immediate term, and will eventually be overseen by a Director of Communications to be hired at a later date.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Media strategy and execution: Building relationships with top-tier international media outlets, with the aim of increasing understanding of PAI’s mission and visibility of its AI research and best practice outputs;
  • Events strategy and execution: Ensuring PAI leaders and member representatives can share PAI’s research outputs with the right audiences across the globe by coordinating an international public engagement plan, ensuring PAI is engaged in important third-party events, and developing events of our own;
  • Content and publishing: Overseeing and delivering PAI’s content production and publishing process, including writing and editing thought leadership material, newsletters, website content, and overseeing consumer and stakeholder education activities;
  • Leadership communications: Supporting PAI leaders and PAI to develop a program of leadership profile-building for key figures, in order to better communicate the work of the organization to key media outlets and channels;
  • Member communications and coordination: Supporting PAI teams as they build and deepen engagement with and between PAI member organizations; coordinating with PAI member organizations and their communications teams to design and deliver consumer and stakeholder education campaigns.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of experience in the communications profession;
  • A collaborative working style, able to work alongside a range of functions and members;
  • A desire to help build a communications function from the ground up (with third-party support);
  • An interest in tracking and understanding the global AI debate within media, corporate, civil society, and public policy environments;
  • Experience communicating about technologies and the organizations building and deploying them;
  • Experience communicating for audiences such as government, public policy advocates, or civil society groups;
  • Experience planning and delivering communications activity globally;
  • Experience commissioning and managing external agencies and content suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in multistakeholder and non-profit settings, including in explaining their impetus, their measures of success, and their differences from for-profit organizations;
  • Experience in forming partnerships, understanding external priorities, and communicating in support of strong relationships;
  • Experience communicating specifically about AI, machine learning, or other cutting-edge cognitive technologies.

Other Considerations:

  • PAI offers a generous paid leave and benefits package, including employer-covered health care and retirement benefits;
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States; we are unable to sponsor visas at this time;
  • PAI is headquartered in San Francisco, with a global membership base and scope. The role will be located in San Francisco with some national and international travel.

Application materials (please send a resume/CV and expression of interest) and questions can be sent directly to the PAI Office of the Executive Director team at: careers@partnershiponai.org. Please include “Head of Communications” at the beginning of your subject line.