Director, Marketing, Public Affairs

Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
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Job Description

We believe Microsoft can be the democratizing force for a new generation of technology. Our mission, to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, remains constant. The Public Affairs team, part of Microsoft's Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) organization, plays a critical role in this mission.

We have an immediate opening for a Director, Marketing, Public Affairs to lead a team that delivers strategic, integrated marketing services in support of priority societal impact, public policy, and community engagement efforts. The role will lead strategy, planning, execution, measurement, and operations of campaigns and other related marketing and communication activies that support our commitment to earning trust, expanding opportunity, protecting fundamental rights, and advancing sustainability. The roll will collaborate with Public Relations (PR)/Comms, subject matter experts, commercial teams, and other marketing and communications professionals within Public Affairs and across the company. We are looking for an experienced marketing professional to drive scale, innovation, creativity, and a compelling representation of Microsoft’s commitment to responsible technology and societal impact.

The Director of Marketing will partner closely with the General Manager (GM) of Digital Marketing & Comms to grow the marketing capabilites within Public Affairs to build Microsoft’s reputational capital in the communities in which we operate around the world. The role will lead a multi-disciplinary team of in-house staff and vendor/agency resources to deliver impact within an evolving public policy, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) world.

This role will lead significant internal and exteranl stakeholder relationships, the development and oversight of highly-matrixed resourcing and operational models, and development of impact measurement solutions. This role will be a key stakeholder to partners in Digital, PR/Comms, and Field Enablement across Public Affairs, as well as to CELA program teams, Microsoft Brand and Research & Insight teams, among others. This is a unique role within a unique team requiring a creative, strategic, collaborative, and disciplined "player-coach" leader. The role will be based at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Develop and execute integrated marketing strategies and campaigns to advance Microsoft’s strategic initiatives.
  • Integrate Microsoft’s societal impact narrative into internal and external Microsoft communication channels.
  • Provide marketing counsel and strategic services to a broad group of internal and external business partners to drive reach and impact.
  • Generate influence and impact through a variety of campaign channels and mechanisms.
  • Develop and execute an industry-leading strategy for promoting Microsoft’s family of CSR/ESG-related reports.
  • Lead a small team of marketing professionals and vendors/agencies representing a variety of disciplines.
  • Manage the allocation of marketing resources and budgets.
  • 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.
  • Embody our Culture and Values


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Economics, Public Relations, or related field AND 5+ years integrated marketing (e.g., digital, relationship, social media, campaign), event management, marketing strategy, business planning, marketing operations, or related work experience
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years people management experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in project/program management, operations, vendor negotiations, and resource management.
  • 5+ years of experience with digital-first campaigns.
  • 3+ years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and/or Environmental Social and Governance (ESG).
Preferred Qualifications
  • 15+ years of professional experience in integrated marketing roles.
  • Proven track record of managing several business partners and multiple campaigns in fast-paced and ever-changing environments.
  • Managing or supporting high-profile, integrated, and global marketing campaigns.
  • Familiarity with the tactics to identify, reach, and influence policy and key decision-maker audiences.
  • A creative mind and ability to think differently, including utilization of AI, to drive efficiency, scale, and measurable results.
  • Proven track record for developing new, innovative marketing approaches and taking well-timed, strategic risks.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate solutions to complex business problems.

Integrated Marketing M5 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $124,800 - $242,600 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $159,000 - $264,000 per year.

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Microsoft will accept applications for the role until April 25, 2024.


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.