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Director of Public Policy

Position location: Charleston, SC

Annually: $0 to 0

Party: None

Job Type: Full-time

Posted: 07-Feb-2019

Job Description.

Description:
Looking for an opportunity with a growing, exciting company? The Gotcha Group is an innovative mobility and media company looking for a motivated (and dare we say, fun) individual to join our team as a Director of Public Policy in our Charleston, SC, office. 

Position overview:
Gotcha is looking for highly motivated government relations specialist to join the team. As we expand our new mobility options and work to improve access to transit, Gotcha has an increased presence and interaction with local and state governments. The Director of Public Policy is a full-time, salaried position (with other benefits described below) who will work closely with our Legal team in the continued development and improvement of our government relations strategy and regulatory behavior. 

This role will require a diversity of skill-sets including strong communication, project management, and organizational skills. You must be a team player, who is able to manage cross-functional stakeholders and adhere to tight deadlines. As a critical member of the team, you will become an expert in Gotcha’s new mobility products and tasked with conveying Gotcha’s vision for the future of shared mobility and sustainable transportation alternatives. 

If you think you're a fit, we want to hear from you! Please submit a resume along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work with The Gotcha Group, as well as how your experience could be an asset to our growing company. 

Essential Duties:

  • The Director of Public Policy for Gotcha will help solve regulatory challenges related to entering and operating in municipal markets across the U.S.
  • Build and lead an effective Government Relations team
  • Work across departments, including Operations, Marketing, Communications as well as with external consultants, to ensure smooth alignment.
  • Monitor legislative developments and ensure appropriate government engagement.
  • Develop creative strategies and tactics to drive Gotcha’s regulatory objectives .

Required Qualifications.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years’ work experience in government, political or management consulting, lobbying, in-house government relations, political communications
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: city, state or federal government; legislative affairs; urban mobility; politics/campaigns; advocacy
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Understanding of both the regulatory processes and politics involved at the federal, state and local level
  • Experienced public speaker, comfortable communicating your message and responding to tough questions
  • Ability to negotiate with city and/or legislative staff effectively, while maintaining positive relationships
  • Be a self-starter, with the ability to own and drive priorities within your portfolio
  • Ability to read, analyze, process and convey regulatory language and parameters
  • Ability to meet deadlines without exceptions
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to build positive internal relationships
  • Able to work autonomously and self-motivated
  • Sense of urgency with a high attention to detail
  • Sales and Management experience preferred
  • Ability to travel as needed

Why join us? 

At Gotcha, our mission is to improve the daily lives of people in the spaces and events most important to them. Built on the core belief that there is nothing we cannot do, Gotcha strives daily to expand our footprint, positively impacting as many people, cities and university campuses as possible. 

Preferred Qualifications.

We also offer employees:

  • A flexible time-off policy; take what you need (yes, you read that correctly).
  • Company paid health, dental, and disability insurances.
  • The ability to love being at work every day!

Application Process.

Apply Here
Director of Public Policy
Company Details
Company: Gotcha
Department: Public Policy
Party Affiliation: Non Partisan
Link: https://thegotchagroup.com/

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