Sr. Policy Associate, State Government Affairs

13 Jul, 2021


Sr. Policy Associate, State Government Affairs

Sacramento, CA

The Role

  • Serve as the primary advocate of state level policies—legislative and/or regulatory—impacting Tesla in California in all aspects of its business.
  • Engage with California state officials—legislators, constitutional officers, appointees, and other public officials—in order to accomplish Tesla’s policy objectives.
  • Work with trade associations, allies, and stakeholders to build consensus on policies or proposals, including developing advocacy campaigns, public relations or communications strategies.
  • Be responsive to needs of Tesla leadership and internal business units.
  • Assist internal business units in problem-solving building, land use, air quality, and other permitting and policy issues impacting Tesla’s facilities.
  • Partner with Diversity and Inclusion, Workforce Development or other internal teams and external stakeholders to develop and implement community outreach initiatives or events.

Desired qualifications

  • BA in relevant field; MBA, MPP, JD or other advanced degree preferred or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Five to ten years’ experience in state government affairs, political or grassroots organizing, or policy advocacy.
  • Demonstrated history of managing policy initiatives or campaigns.
  • Excellent relationships with state officials, particularly in Sacramento.
  • Superb judgment and emotional intelligence with ability to resolve contentious issues, and forge consensus and build coalitions among divergent views.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Independent, self-directed team player who is enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant transportation, electric vehicle, and clean energy policies.

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Job posted: 2021-07-13