Ireland, Privacy & Consumer Protections Lead

Dublin, Ireland — Global Affairs

About the Team

OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We believe that achieving our goal requires effective engagement with public policy stakeholders and the broader community impacted by AI. Accordingly, our Global Affairs team builds authentic, collaborative relationships with public officials and the broader AI policymaking community to inform and support our shared work in these domains. We ensure that insights from policymakers inform our work and - in collaboration with our colleagues and external stakeholders - help shape policy guardrails, industry standards, and safe and beneficial development of AI tools. 

About the Role

As the Ireland - Privacy & Consumer Protection Lead, you’ll be executing on our engagement with the policy community across Ireland as well as running our work on privacy and consumer protection across the European Union liaising with policy-makers, Data Protection and Consumer Protection Authorities and civil society organizations. 

OpenAI releases industry-leading research and tools. You will face new challenges as the impact of cutting edge generative AI technologies continues to be explored and as the needs of the organization evolve. Day-to-day work may encompass anything from helping to shape strategic initiatives and policy documents to preparing our leaders for engagements with government officials or representing OpenAI in private and public forums. 

We are looking for a self-directed and creative individual with experience managing relationships with both policymakers and international civil society groups, plus a sophisticated understanding of Data Privacy and Consumer Protection legislative and regulatory issues and processes across the European Union. 

This strategic yet hands-on role will report to the Head of European and Middle East Policy & Partnerships and work closely with key internal and external partners. 

This role is based out of Dublin and will require frequent travel to meet with key stakeholders. We offer relocation assistance to new employees. 

We're looking for a blend of qualifications, including:

  • 10+ years of professional public policy experience 

  • Strong track record and experience in Data Privacy and Consumer Protection policy work on AI across EU Member States and with international policy-makers

  • Proven success in leading policy and public affairs work in Ireland with an established network and credibility within the Irish policy community

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complex technical and policy concepts to diverse audiences

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the European Union policy-making system, institutions, and processes, and the key policy issues and debates

  • Track record of effectively working with cross-functional teams, especially legal teams, and aligning a diverse range of internal and external partners

You should thrive in this role if:

  • You want to be part of a small, collaborative, highly-experienced team that makes meaningful contributions

  • You are entrepreneurial and excel at building programs that will scale

  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple high-profile projects and programs able to execute through rapid cycles of analysis, decision, and action

  • You have sound judgment and outstanding personal integrity

  • Engaging with data privacy and consumer protection authorities and is your forte

  • Genuine care and knowledge about the impact of technology on society is what motivates you

About OpenAI

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. 

For US Based Candidates: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via this link.

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