Senior Government Relations Manager

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WHO WE ARE

Postmates enables anyone to have just about anything on-demand. We pioneered the on-demand space and currently serve 80% of US households with a fleet of more than 350,000 Postmates and the largest network of merchants in the US. We’re changing the landscape of commerce by making cities our warehouses, providing the delivery infrastructure, and connecting our customers to any product, anywhere, anytime. Postmates isn’t just an app, it’s a way of life and a part of pop culture. We are the O.G. of on-demand and we’ve given people a new superpower — the ability to Postmate anything from anywhere. We’re building a movement to make Postmates a verb: Postmate it.

WHAT WE DO
  • Advance Postmates’ civic identity through innovative public policy approaches, partnerships and public affairs strategies on the future of work, urban development, economic opportunity, robotics, and other policy areas.
  • Develop key relationships with state and local organizations, trade associations, and nonprofits to be a better partner in the communities that Postmates serves.
  • Guide internal business regulatory and policy compliance by providing regularized updates to executive teams and product leads.
  • Engage in thought leadership on issues that intersect with Postmates’ policy goals.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Support the implementation of Postmates’ policy priorities by mapping stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Build regional campaign strategies in untapped areas across the US.
  • Build proactive and reactive regional campaign strategies for portions of the United States where Postmates has not traditionally invested.
  • Build trusted relationships with various business, trade associations, and government stakeholders to foster consensus and build action plans.
  • In tandem with our communications team, drive creation of public affairs campaigns to generate media interest across a range of issues including economic empowerment, sustainability, and social good.
  • Conduct research, writing, and other collaborative activities as necessary to ensure that high stakes business decisions are informed by current regulatory regimes.
  • Manage policy development processes to ensure our legislative and regulatory advocacy work supports the future growth of the business across markets.
  • Work with multiple stakeholders across the organization to support key Postmates objectives -- by leveraging, shaping and better articulating the brand across all channels and projects. 
OUR REQUIREMENTS
  • At least 8+ years experience working with policy issues in a relevant business,  non-governmental organization, or in a political, governmental or regulatory context.Degree or advanced degree level in a related field. 
  • Direct government relations experience with State Legislators; Mayors and City Council Members. Multiple jurisdictions, including Washington State, California, Texas, and Florida.
  • Direct policy experience in the following fields: labor & workforce; employment law; privacy; tax; smart cities; robotics and emerging technologies; data; climate sustainability; immigration; e-commerce/internet regulation.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft and package top notch content on rapid deadlines.
  • 2 or more years of on the record experience, earning media coverage across markets.
  • Strong analysis and critical thinking skills; ability to resolve complex and unfamiliar problems in a creative manner.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize several competing, and ability to influence people and manage issues effectively with little input or direction.
  • Unrivaled verbal communications skills with the ability to diplomatically advance a position with senior executives and customers of all stripes.
  • Eccentricity required  — you are not afraid to create new things and think differently. In fact, you kind of live for that. Candidates with nontraditional backgrounds encouraged to apply.
  • Scrap factor: You are great at making tough, fast decisions based on business objectives.
  • Passion for Postmates and a sense of humor, preferred. OK, required.
OUR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • J.D. preferred but not necessary.
  • Media and strategic campaign planning experience.
  • A mix of public, nonprofit, and private sector experience is an advantage. We value an understanding of incentives and goals that drive various organizations.
  • Experience with municipal and statewide government stakeholders across the West Coast and Southern states desired.
  • Experience with tax, privacy, and complex labor and workforce issues preferred.
YOUR BENEFITS
Postmates has your back. In our impact-first work environment, we value huge company vision. As you strive to build the future with us, we’ll support you with a competitive salary and equity plan, along with access to our 401k plan and robust benefits including: health benefits, flexible paid time off, parental benefits, and food perks.
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Location

Located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, our office enjoys a sweeping view of Lake Washington with plenty of shopping and restaurants nearby.

An Insider's view of Postmates Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

One thing that makes me proud to be a part of Postmates, is our program FoodFight. It is a Postmates driven partnership with local shelters that makes sure leftover food from restaurants makes its way to a shelter and feeds those who are hungry. We care immensely about the communities that we serve, and FoodFight is one way that we show it!

Rahul

Server Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our Security team ensures our users, merchants, and Postmates info is safe. We develop and deploy mitigations to eliminate the potential for vulnerabilities that pose a security risk. Driving these projects from start to finish and seeing the impact of our work is extremely rewarding.

David

Security Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I once read that “growth and comfort don’t coexist” and Postmates lives by it. From day one at Postmates, I felt challenged and have been given projects that impact the business. I’ve had to flex technical muscles that I have never used and it’s exciting because I’m developing into a more well-rounded engineer which only enhances my career growth.

Juan

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Instead of assigning work/tasks to my team, we operate by having the team identify what they think are the problems that we need to be solving today, and how that will scale or change over the next few years then align those with company priorities. This forces my team to be more creative in how they approach their work on a day to day basis.

Aabhas

Infrastructure Lead

What are some social events your company does?

Postmates is a fun place to work. We hold various social events throughout the year, both locally in Bellevue and at the San Francisco HQ. Last year, we held a team event at Golden Gate Park, movie nights and happy hours in SF, as well as a hike and Christmas party in Bellevue. Looking forward to more fun events this year!

Ken

Data Scientist

What are Postmates Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
At Postmates, we believe we have a shared responsibility to create positive change in our communities and society at large. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Postmates covers 100% for full-time employees and dependents on most medical plans, dental, and vision.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
In addition to health club discounts, Postmates provides a PhysioStrength wellness portal with live virtual classes and videos helping employees with their health, wellness, and fitness needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Postmates provides Dependent Care FSA that covers eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Postmates provides all full-time employees up to 16 weeks of paid time off for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 56 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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