Vice President of Government Affairs

25 Aug, 2022


Vice President of Government Affairs

Panorama Education

About Panorama:
Panorama is a fast-growing national technology company focused on radically improving education. More than 2,000 school systems serving 15 million students across all 50 states have adopted our platform to understand students’ academic and social-emotional strengths and to identify those in need of additional support. School systems turn to our suite of tools to ensure that every child gets the support they need, including school climate and social-emotional learning surveys, tiered intervention planning, and professional development.

Panoramians can choose to work fully remote anywhere within the Continental United States, in-person from our Boston/San Francisco offices, or a hybrid option.

About the Role:

The Vice President of Government Affairs will implement a federal and multistate strategy to achieve Panorama Education’s legislative and political objectives. Candidates will have a proven track record of responsible decision making and success in a complex Government Affairs function, possessing a demonstrated and clear reputation for excellence and integrity.

The Vice President of Government Affairs will provide support and leadership in developing and advancing Panorama’s public policy agenda by helping design, implement, and coordinate the company’s strategic direction as it relates to outreach, messaging, and engagement with elected officials, government officials and their staff, and third-party allies. The successful candidate must have a deep understanding of legislative, regulatory, and political processes including knowledge of the substantive public policy and business issues affecting a leading education technology company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement effective advocacy strategies for education and technology priorities on the federal and state levels
  • Coordinate efforts effectively with external government relations partners and internal staff in a collaborative team environment
  • Manage outside consulting, lobbying, public relations and association resources to achieve legislative, regulatory, and reputational goals
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key partners in governmental and non-governmental agencies, organizations, associations, and companies to expand Panorama’s government affairs capacity
  • Represent Panorama in meetings with state officials and partners as needed, which may be in person or virtual
  • Collaborate with Panorama executive leadership to execute effective government affairs strategies
  • Build and lead Panorama’s team of experienced government relations professionals

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant government affairs experience, with proven relationship and coalition building skills
  • 5+ years people leadership experience – building, managing and mentoring a team
  • Experience as a senior government affairs officer with a nationwide company, preferred in education and technology
  • Political relationship expertise, preferably with relationship contacts with Congressional leadership or committee chairs with jurisdiction in education policy
  • Proactive approach to legislative, advocacy and political issues management
  • Demonstrated understanding of substantive policy issues in the education, technology, or privacy sectors
  • A track record of ownership in managing objectives, leading staff, and engaging with stakeholders, both internal and external

Panorama excitedly hosts two in-person “all team meetings” a year. All Panoramians attend and travel/hotels are provided.

Panorama Education is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive company because we serve students, educators and families from tremendously diverse backgrounds and identities across the country; we’ve seen how our product and impact are strengthened the more we reflect that diversity. In addition, we have found (and we believe the research) that diverse teams are higher-performing, and we embrace the varied perspectives that our team members share with each other. As such, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Panorama also has a policy on maintaining a drug-free workplace.

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Job posted: 2022-08-25