Government Affairs Counsel
- Carry out legal/regulatory research and analysis to support Government Affairs objectives at the national, state/provincial/territorial, and local level, in the U.S. and internationally. This includes, for example: Monitoring and providing context for proposed laws or regulation. Partnering with other staff, consultants, lawmakers, or regulators in developing language for proposed bills and regulation. Preparing information for stakeholder meetings or other outreach to support Government Affairs objectives in a given jurisdiction. Providing context for how existing laws or regulation affect the company’s business environment.
- Collaborate with data teams, operations teams, and other teams in developing the company’s understanding of and positioning on legislative or regulatory issues.
- Communicate with and support an external team of consultants, including lobbyists and public strategists, in representing the company. This includes, for example, collaborating with consultants to plan stakeholder meetings, ensuring appropriate registration of lobbyists, or refining objectives and talking points in a jurisdiction. Assist in selecting strategists as needed.
- Develop and review leave-behind materials for stakeholders and internal references reflecting company positions, legal/regulatory analysis, and other information. Assist in developing and reviewing content for grassroots campaigns, media engagements, and other communication tactics in support of Government Affairs objectives.
- As needed, directly represent the company in meetings and other discussions with external stakeholders, such as government officials, nonprofit partners, or conferences. Initiate outreach to and develop working relationships with these groups as needed to support the company's legislative priorities. Develop compromises with government stakeholders as needed to achieve team objectives.
- A JD and 5 to 10 years of relevant legal experience. (Although government relations experience is valued in considering candidates for this position, we are open to a range of relevant experiences.)
- Intellectual curiosity and creativity to think through and provide solutions.
- Ability to work quickly and accurately.
- Ability to independently and accurately research, analyze, and report on laws, regulation, stakeholders/influencers, and other factors affecting the company’s business environment.
- Ability to develop excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Excellent written and in-person communication skills, and a corresponding ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.
- Facility with understanding and acting on complex data.
- Ability to travel within the U.S. and internationally.
- Able to represent the Rover voice, brand, and policies in public-facing communities.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Web research.
Benefits of Working at Rover.com:
- Competitive compensation
- Stock options
- 4 weeks paid time off
- Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Commuter benefits
- Bring your dog to work (and unlimited puppy time)
- Doggy benefits, including $1000 toward adopting your first dog
- Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats (for humans and dogs)
- Free catered lunches semi-monthly
- Regular team activities, including happy hours, snow tubing, game nights, and more
- 50 free dog walks a year (Seattle only—for now!)