US Public Affairs Lead, Policy at Stripe

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US Public Affairs Lead, Policy Stripe. Who we are. About Stripe. Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies - from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups - use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone's reach while doing the most important work of your career.. About the team. The Public Policy team helps represent Stripe to the public and governments. We help the company understand and adapt to a changing environment, anticipate and respond to challenges, and advocate for the needs of our users and the online economy.  We believe that government policies play a key role in economic progress and innovation around the world and that business should play a transparent, constructive and ethical role in solving complex problems. At Stripe, we strive to be a trusted resource to policy makers and stakeholders around the world. . What you’ll do. Responsibilities. Lead a new public affairs function within the Policy team. Develop and execute comprehensive public affairs strategies to educate policy makers on Stripe and enhance Stripe’s effectiveness with governments.. Develop and execute external campaigns and initiatives to advance Stripe’s policy objectives and help the company communicate directly to the policymaker audience.. Build Stripe’s User Advocacy program in the US to bring customer voices to policy discussions, and lay a foundation for work that can be replicated globally. . Understand and build the key events/places where Stripe should show up, and create opportunities for Stripe leaders and our users to participate thoughtfully in policy conversations. . Develop narratives, messaging, and collateral for public policy, communications, Stripe executives and other internal and external partners. . Help build and manage relationships with external stakeholders, third party groups, academics and key influencers. . Report to the head of Americas Policy and coordinate with central and regional Policy teams to enhance the work of our global policy team.. Who you are. We're looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.. Minimum requirements. 8-10 years of experience in public policy, government, public affairs advocacy, media, campaign, or similar experience. Communications background preferred.. Excellent written, verbal communication, and advocacy skills. A passion for, and expertise in, policy, politics, economics, and business/tech. An understanding of and passion for innovation and its possibilities is ideal.. Comfort with complexity. You enjoy working with complex subject matter, are adept at working with legal and policy concepts, and thrive in an environment where you will be required to learn.. A results driven, self starter. Someone who doesn’t mind rolling your sleeves up. Demonstrated ability as a project manager and doer. You are resourceful, have a track record of managing projects and delivering outstanding results in a fast-paced setting.. Strong collaboration and relationship building skills. Kindness. An orientation toward impact and team. You are motivated to achieve the mission of the team, company and our users. Preferred qualifications.  . Industry knowledge or passion for payments, tech, and financial services. A strong interest in entrepreneurship, preferably based on experience working with startups, founders, etc.. The ideal candidate is an outstanding communicator, a creative problem-solver, has strong public policy experience, and works exceptionally well with Legal, Regulatory, Comms and other functions, and across various geographies. A sophisticated ability to link policy efforts to corporate and market goals