Director, Government Relations

10 Jan, 2022


Director, Government Relations

Astroscale US
Washington, DC

Astroscale U.S. Inc.
525 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Director, Government Relations
Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of
space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company solely dedicated to on-orbit servicing
across all orbits.
Founded in 2013, Astroscale is developing innovative and scalable solutions across the spectrum of onorbit servicing missions, including life extension, in-situ space situational awareness, end-of-life services,
and active debris removal, to create sustainable space systems and mitigate the growing and hazardous
buildup of debris in space. Astroscale is also defining business cases and working with government and
commercial stakeholders to develop norms, regulations, and incentives for the responsible use of space.
Headquartered in Japan, Astroscale has an international presence with subsidiaries in the United
Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and Singapore. Astroscale is a rapidly expanding venture company,
working to advance safe and stable growth in space and solve a growing environmental concern. End of
Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d), the company’s first on-orbit demonstration of debris
capture and removal, launched in March 2021 and is in the midst of demonstrating the technologies
required for advanced orbital services.
Astroscale U.S. Inc. is currently seeking a Director, Government Relations to join our team in our
Washington, D.C. location. This position will report to the Vice President of Global Space Policy and
Government Relations.
To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to with Director, Government
Relations in the subject line. The application deadline is January 31, 2022. Note: applications submitted
via LinkedIn or any means other than the email address above will not be considered.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Lead and coordinate Astroscale U.S. Government relations strategy to include Congressional and
Executive Branch engagement, in alignment with Program Engineering, Business Development,
and Marketing and Communications teams
• Foster and strengthen the positive, functional working relationship between the U.S.
Government and Astroscale U.S.
• Monitor, represent, and promote Astroscale U.S. interests to U.S. government decision makers,
including relevant legislators and staff
• Maintain adherence to the Lobbying Disclosure Act; coordinate and track lobbying within
Astroscale U.S.
• Manage Astroscale U.S. relationships with external lobbying partners
• Document and organize U.S. Government information relevant to Astroscale U.S.
business interests, including but not limited to legislation, policy developments,
organizational data, and others as relevant; be a resource for U.S. Government matters
across the company
• Coordinate Astroscale U.S. engagement with U.S. industry and non-profit entities concerning
joint efforts to shape relevant policy, regulation, best practices, and standards
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
525 E Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80210
• Identify, coordinate, and participate in U.S. space policy-focused conferences, roundtables, and
other events relevant to Astroscale U.S. business interests, as appropriate
• Represent Astroscale U.S. and coordinate with other Astroscale offices for cross-entity global
could policy efforts
• Other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Skills
The ideal candidate will possess:
• An advanced degree (MA, PhD, JD) in international affairs, public policy, or law
• A minimum of 10 years of professional work experience in space policy, law, or government
• Experience with federal and state lobbying, and commensurate legislative and/or executive
branch experience in aerospace or defense issues
• Broad understanding of the space industry, key U.S. Government officials, and the process of
• Excellent leadership, political, and analytical skills, including experience with collaboration
across cross-functional and cross-national teams
• Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
• Experience in engaging in diplomacy and a strong sense of cultural awareness
• Initiative and the ability to prioritize efforts in a dynamic workplace environment
• Ability to travel both domestically and internationally (20% or less)
Note that the above represents the ideal and recommended qualifications and skills for this position. If
you feel you meet some but not all of the qualifications, we encourage you to still apply.
Please note Astroscale U.S. is a U.S. Government registered, export control compliant company, as such
applicants should be a U.S. person or U.S. citizen.
Astroscale U.S. is committed to creating a diverse environment and we pursue and embrace a variety of
thinking, beliefs, and ways of life that are international, open-minded, and inclusive.

Job posted: 2022-01-10