Eastern U.S. Government Relations Specialist

  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.

Job Description

Square is seeking an experienced candidate with a background in state and local government relations to join our Government Relations and Policy team.

You will:

  • Assist with the many policy and regulatory issues that Square faces at the state and municipal level and with a focus on the eastern United States and Canada

  • Track key legislative and regulatory initiatives impacting Square and its community of sellers

  • Engage with elected and appointed stakeholders to deliver key messaging on issues of importance

  • Work cross-functionally with Communications, Legal, Compliance, Business, Brand, Hardware, Finance, and others

  • Deliver Squares policy positions to outside groups and partners

  • Interact frequently with and assist in the management of outside consultants

  • Assist with coalition building through 3rd party groups and partnerships

Qualifications

You have:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in working with U.S. and Canadian state/provincial legislators and staff

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully navigating state and local policy issues

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a high-functioning team

  • Strong interpersonal, written and negotiating skills

  • Ability to think strategically and give practical advice

  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task, priorities, perform well under tight deadlines and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously

Even better:

  • A focus on financial services policy issues

  • A history of presenting positions to a diverse group of stakeholders

  • Experience working for legislators or legislative committees of jurisdiction for banking and financial services

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.