Head of Policy & Government Affairs

21 Dec, 2021

Jobs

Head of Policy & Government Affairs

OpenSea
San Francisco, CA/New York, NY/Remote
OpenSea is the first and largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, which are digital goods endowed with property rights. Applications for NFTs include collectibles, gaming items, domain names, digital art, and many other items backed by a blockchain. NFTs have brand new properties that go beyond traditional digital items: they’re unique, provably scarce, liquid, and usable across multiple applications. At OpenSea, we’re excited about building a brand new economy from the ground up based on true digital ownership and are proud to be recognized as Y Combinator’s #26 ranked top private company.
When hiring candidates, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in our culture, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, grow rapidly, and love our work. We also know how critical it is to celebrate and support our differences. Employing a team rich in diverse thoughts, experiences and opinions enables our employees, our product and our community to flourish. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. To help facilitate this, we support remote, hybrid or onsite work at either New York City or San Francisco for the majority of our opportunities.
You will report directly to the General Counsel.  The ideal candidate is a collaborative team player that is passionate about NFTs and blockchain technology and happiest in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment.
Responsibilities:
– Set OpenSea’s public policy priorities and ship effective strategies for furthering them
– Stay abreast of quickly developing policy and regulatory landscape
– Cultivate relationships with thought leaders in the NFT and blockchain technology space
– Manage policymaker education and engagement on web3 and NFTs
– Write and support development of policy position papers
– Provide practical guidance to cross-functional teams on both big picture and day-to-day policy issues that will impact OpenSea’s future
– Spearhead industry self-regulatory initiatives
Desired Experience:
– 10+ years of public policy, government affairs/relations, and/or policy development experience, preferably with in-house experience at an innovative consumer technology company
– Subject matter expert on crypto, blockchain technology, and/or NFT related policy issues
– Track record of identifying and executing creative solutions to address public policy and government relations challenges and opportunities
– Experience developing and launching policy campaigns/initiatives, policy position papers, and industry initiatives
– Experience working for or closely with policymakers and policy influencers

Job posted: 2021-12-21