Cruise
Washington, DC

We’re the driverless car company. We?re building the world?s best autonomous vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about.

Our vehicles are on the road in California, Arizona, and Michigan navigating some of the most challenging and unpredictable driving environments. We?re hiring people who want to solve some of today?s most complex engineering challenges and make a positive impact.

Responsibilities

Primary point of contact at Cruise for Federal (Congressional and Administration) and Eastern Region state and local governments Primary point of contact at Cruise for national trade associations, coalitions, third-party groups and think tanks based in Washington, D.C. Provide weekly reports to Head of Government Relations related to AV specific activity on geographical region, across the Federal Government, and among outside groups Promote a positive image that facilitates open communication about Cruise public policy goals Coordinate across GM Government Relations on initiatives impacting Cruise AV Public Policy in region and Federal Government Represents Cruise at AV events and events where interests aligned with Cruise?s public policy agenda are present? with a specific focus on technology industry sponsored events Washington, D.C. based with 30% Travel to San Francisco and eastern municipalities

Requirements

3-5 years experience as a Legislative Assistant in the United States Congress or equivalent role that required significant interaction with Members of Congress and Congressional staff A background that includes collaborating closely with the right-of-center technology groups and a track record of success in working with the D.C. centric right-of-center technology eco-system Strong relationships with Capitol Hill staff and an eagerness to engage with the Administration Ability and excitement to attend multiple evening and weekend events as a brand ambassador for Cruise Government Relations, and proactively seek out opportunities to engage Ability to undertake travel requirements needed to successfully perform this role Natural networker who enjoys public speaking and working with a wide variety of professionals Ability to quickly synthesize and summarize complex legislative activity for internal stakeholders in a timely manner Self-starter who can identify a need, and create and execute upon the correct solution Organized with a keen attention to detail Exceptional writing abilities

Bonus Points

  • An understanding of the implications public policy has on the development of driverless cars
  • Experience in building strong coalitions across industry and political spectrum
  • Experience working on right-of-center issue campaigns
  • Political campaign experience
  • A passion for driverless cars

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Job Posted: April 9, 2017
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