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Microsoft Corporation Senior Director- Airband Initiative in Sunnyvale, California

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission!

The Microsoft Airband Initiative (https://aka.ms/airband) works with internal and external partners to guide and shape innovative policy, solutions, and business models that make affordable broadband access a reality for unserved communities. The team already has a portfolio of high-impact, high-profile engagements with partners in over 25 states in the US.

We are looking for an experienced, high impact leader to scale our programs and engagements as we help expand access to broadband and devices to unserved people in rural America and for communities of color in major urban cities in the US.

The role will require working with network operators, OEMs, device teams, retail partners, nonprofits, policy think tanks to creatively drive systematic change to address the digital equity gap in the US.

Responsibilities

People Management

  • Managers deliver success through empowerment and accountability by modeling, coaching, and caring.

  • Model - Live our culture; Embody our values; Practice our leadership principles

  • Coach - Define team objectives and outcomes; Enable success across boundaries; Help the team adapt and learn

  • Care - Attract and retain great people; Know each individual’s capabilities and aspirations; Invest in the growth of others..

Strategy/Program Management

  • Develops strategic vision and/or program frameworks for achieving top-priority policy, societal, and/or corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) goals.

  • Leads the formation of Microsoft’s corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) initiatives and programs on a broad range of issues and/or corporate responsibility topics, including designing and executing strategic initiatives, and identifying strategic business development opportunities for Microsoft to advance its long-term goals.

  • Provides advice and counsel to executive management on unusually complex and critical corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) issues or matters of concern to Microsoft and the industry.

  • Shapes Microsoft's policy agenda that addresses complex societal issues and business priorities.

  • Develops, implements, and executes corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) initiatives to address highly complex local, regional, national, and global community and civic engagement needs in alignment with Microsoft's corporate social responsibility standards.

  • Leads the management of large scale, executive level corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability) initiatives that build resiliency, self-sufficiency, and opportunities for individuals and communities.

  • Develops and manages large scale, executive level project timelines, budgets, and plans for corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) programs.

  • Develops and implements processes to facilitate highly strategic program development, outreach, and execution, and assesses feasibility and impact of program extension to other executive level internal and external communities.

Business, Technical, and Societal Expertise

  • Provides thought leadership and/or champions initiatives and solutions that significantly impact the advancement of Microsoft, industry, and/or community long-term objectives and priorities.

  • Aligns and leverages resources across internal and external communities to ensure a positive impact of corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) initiatives.

Representing Microsoft

  • Advocates for and communicates Microsoft’s perspective on highly strategic corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) issues with executive level internal and external decision makers, thought leaders, and garners their support to significantly impact the advancement of Microsoft’s CSR agenda.

  • Serves as a spokesperson for corporate social responsibility to drive and enhance company reputation.

  • Understands and applies deep, contextualized knowledge of Microsoft and Corporate and Legal Affairs strategies to drive results and program integrity.

  • Develops proposals for how Microsoft products and software can be used to solve societal issues and create opportunities in the community.

  • Leads discussions in internal and external events to inspire outreach and communicate information on Microsoft corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability) programs.

External Relationships

  • Develops and influences partnerships (e.g., nonprofit, international, advocacy, academic, EMs, device teams, retail partners, nonprofits) to advance corporate social responsibility (e.g., philanthropies, accessibility, sustainability, Airband US programs) programs and represent Microsoft.

Internal Collaboration

  • Provides thought leadership for identifying and closing high-impact business development opportunities, removing roadblocks to drive business results, and strategically partnering with Corporate Social Responsibility and other key business/client leads.

  • Designs, leads, and collaborates on cross-group projects that are of strategic importance to Microsoft or that involve senior executive participation, to develop scalable and sustainable solutions.

  • Leads the resolution of competing policy approaches or priorities by collaborating with Corporate and Legal Affairs senior management and other Microsoft senior executives to ensure a coordinated approach on issues with Microsoft-wide impact or high external visibility.

  • Proactively collaborates with and influences senior-level stakeholders across the company to guide business and product strategies, identify partnerships to grow the business, and ensure alignment of objectives, priorities, and resources.

Other

  • Embody our culture and values

Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree AND 10+ years experience in corporate social responsibility, philanthropies, corporate affairs, business development or related area.

o OR 12+ years experience in corporate social responsibility, philanthropies, corporate affairs, or related area.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

· 15+ years’ experience in corporate social responsibility, philanthropies, corporate affairs, or related area. In-house counsel experience

· 5+ years’ experience managing a corporate social responsibility or related program.

· 5+ years of people or team management experience. 7 years is preferred.

· 5+ years’ experience working in or with a large, matrixed organization.

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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