Eastern U.S. Government Relations Specialist
- St. Louis, MO, USA
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.
Square is seeking an experienced candidate with a background in state and local government relations to join our Government Relations and Policy team.
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
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
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
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.