Manager of Government Affairs

18 Aug, 2020


Manager of Government Affairs

San Francisco, CA

About TaskRabbit

At TaskRabbit, we want to make your neighborhood a little more familiar. Whether it’s a handyman (or woman!), a housecleaner, moving help or delivery person, we’re imagining a world where everyone will have a go-to team to make everyday life easier.

As a pioneer of the sharing economy, TaskRabbit was founded on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors. Since then, our network has grown to three countries and 45+ cities, yet our core mission of creating a better everyday life for everyday people has remained the same.

Together with IKEA, we’re creating more opportunities for people to earn a consistent, meaningful income on their own terms by building lasting relationships with clients in communities around the world.

We are a group of mission-minded people. Our culture is collaborative, pragmatic, and fast-paced. We’re looking for talented, entrepreneurially-minded and data-driven people who also have a passion for helping people do what they love – and have a ton of fun while they’re at it.

About the Job

TaskRabbit’s Manager of Government Affairs will help develop and support TaskRabbit’s policy strategy in the six countries where we operate (Canada, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, United States), as well as in new markets. As a pioneer of the sharing economy, TaskRabbit engages on policy issues including the future of work, diversity in tech, and data protection and privacy. The Manager of Government Affairs will report to the Director of Government Affairs.

Join us in creating a better everyday life for everyday people.


Help develop TaskRabbit’s government affairs strategy and objectives in the six countries where we operate, including at the state/provincial and federal/national levels

Monitor and analyze policy developments and legislation (state, federal and international) to determine potential impacts to the company and appropriate responses

Work collaboratively with TaskRabbit colleagues to identify product or operational changes that may be required as a result of legislative and regulatory developments

Develop and execute government affairs outreach strategies in advance of international launches

Develop policy content including fact sheets, policy position papers, and key messages, tailoring as needed for different geographic audiences

Support senior leadership on policy issues and engagement with government officials including providing briefings, analysis and talking points

Manage existing and establish new relationships with trade associations, academic institutions, think tanks and other policy stakeholders


Bachelor’s degree required

5+ years of experience working in government, or in a government affairs/policy function for a company, trade organization or consulting firm

Experience interacting with government officials

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability to craft concise, persuasive policy messaging for use in memos, letters, talking points and external communications

Extensive knowledge of government relations processes

Proven ability to work cross-functionally

Highly resourceful, organized and adaptable

Ideally, international experience

Ability to travel pending COVID-19 travel restrictions (including internationally)

You’ll love working here because:

  • The People. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, smart, and kind leaders and teams — people you can be proud to work with!
  • The Values.
    • Care Deeply. We take time to be present and partner with our team and communities.
    • Level Up. We navigate through ambiguity and go the extra mile.
    • Be A Better Neighbor. We build a diverse and sustainable community and encourage all voices.
    • Lead The Future Together. We value entrepreneurship and inspire by action.
  • The diverse culture. We believe that we make better decisions when our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Women make up more than half of our team and leadership, and we strive to recruit and retain employees from all over the world.
  • The perks. TaskRabbit offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation and holiday time off, commuter benefits, learning and development opportunities, career development trainings, monthly TaskRabbit product stipends, IKEA discounts, free lunch, weekly meditations, charity events, and a dog-friendly office.

Company Overview:

TaskRabbit is a task management network that conveniently connects people with Taskers to handle everyday home to-do’s, such as furniture assembly, handyman work, moving help, and much more. Acquired by IKEA Group – the world’s largest furniture retailer – in 2017, TaskRabbit operates in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada and is expanding its global reach rapidly.

As a pioneer of the sharing economy, TaskRabbit was founded in 2008 on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors.  Since then, our network has grown to three countries, 45 cities and over 140,000 Taskers, yet our core mission has remained the same. We want to make everyday life easier for everyday people. And by doing that, we can make your neighborhood a little more familiar.

In 2017, TaskRabbit launched TaskRabbit for Good (TR4G), which connects neighbors to build sustainable and compassionate communities. TaskRabbit for Good was created to make it easier for neighbors to give back locally and make a positive impact in communities around the world. TaskRabbit donates a portion of its service fee from all TR4G initiatives to best-in-class local non-profit organizations tackling social and environmental challenges.

TaskRabbit’s headquarters is located in the heart of San Francisco, with two other offices in Austin and London.

Equal Opportunity Employer

TaskRabbit is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. TaskRabbit is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

TaskRabbit will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

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Job posted: 2020-08-18