Based in San Francisco and reporting to the company’s Chief Legal Officer, this position will
be Ancestry’s first focused government relations role. The Director, Government Relations
will take the lead in defining and executing an impactful and comprehensive government
relations/public affairs strategy addressing both state and federal government, and to a
lesser extent, international. The Director will actively partner with senior management to
develop and refine strategic plans to address relevant policy threats and opportunities as
well as legislation and regulations impacting the company’s business and the rapidly
evolving direct to consumer genomics industry.
Ancestry is the leader in family history and consumer genomics. The Company harnesses
information found in family trees, historical records, and DNA to help people gain a new level
of understanding about their lives. Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history
resource. The Company has pioneered and defined this category, developing new
innovations and technologies that have reinvented how people make family history
discoveries. These discoveries can give everyone a greater sense of identity, relatedness,
and their place in the world.
Ancestry is a privately-held Internet company with multiple strategic equity investors,
including Silver Lake and GIC, along with Permira funds and Spectrum Equity. Revenues
increased from $225 million in 2009 to more than $1 billion in 2017. The Company’s
management team is comprised of seasoned executives with prior experience at companies
including Intuit, PayPal, Martha Stewart Living, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon,
American Express, GAP, Box and Google.
Ancestry has over 1,400 employees located around the world, with its primary offices in Lehi,
Utah, San Francisco and Dublin, Ireland. The Company has additional offices in London,
Sydney and Munich. Ancestry has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies To Work
For” by the Utah Business magazine and as by the San Francisco Business Times.
Ancestry has more than 2.5 million paying subscribers across its family history websites. The
Company has localized websites in nine countries providing access to its archive of online
family history records to the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden,
Australia, Mexico, and the UK. The Ancestry brand family encompasses Ancestry,
AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Archives, Fold3, Newspapers.com, Find A Grave,
Launched in May 2012, AncestryDNA is a fast-growing segment of Ancestry. It is the world’s
largest consumer DNA database with DNA samples from more than six million people.
AncestryDNA is available in more than 30 international markets. AncestryDNA uses a simple
test to analyze an individual's DNA. The saliva-based test reveals ethnicity and uses
advanced genomic science to connect distant relatives, find new ancestors, and uncover
new details about family history.
Working for Ancestry
We’re a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission—to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what led to them. Combining the rich information in family trees and historical records with the genetic details revealed in DNA, we create unique experiences that give people a new understanding of their lives, because connecting all the pieces of our family story can give us the deepest sense of who we are. For more information on what we do and why you would want to work at Ancestry, visit our careers
Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry.com as a result of the referral or through other means. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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