Government Affairs Specialist

08 Apr, 2021


Government Affairs Specialist

Washington, DC

A Day in the Life

You will help change the landscape of the small sat industry, be an integral and unique part of a close-knit team of individuals operating in a high energy environment, changing the fundamental fabric of how humanity puts things into space. As our Government Affairs Specialist you will be primarily responsible for the development and management of the company’s advocacy efforts relating to both regulatory processing and business development.  This is a full-time position located in the Washington, DC. metro area.

Your Mission:

  • Execute on a strategic road map for government relations
  • Establish and maintain relationships in Defense and on Capitol Hill
  • Actively engage the FAA and other agencies on relevant operational, regulatory and policy issues involving launch site development and licensing
  • Represent SpinLaunch at meetings
  • Stay informed on relevant legislative and regulatory developments
  • Identify strategic partnerships and funding sources within the US Government

You Have:

  • 2 years of experience working in government affairs and 2 years of experience working in high-growth start-up
  • Experience working with DOD with an understanding of the government landscape and regulatory processes
  • Excellent outward and inward facing verbal and written communications
  • Exceptional inter-personal relationship building skills
  • Driven, highly motivated and relentless
  • Capable of working independently and autonomously away from corporate HQ with a strong degree of self-management
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Bachelors or Graduate degree in Business, Engineering or Political Science

Strongly Desirable:

  • Passion for aerospace
  • Engineering background

ITAR Requirements

SpinLaunch is required by the U.S. Government to comply with various space technology export regulations including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident (“green card holder”) as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15). More information on ITAR can be found here.

SpinLaunch is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Each individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal employment opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Job posted: 2021-04-08