Public Policy Manager

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 11, 2018
Full time Lobbyist Public Policy

Job Description

Instacart is building the best way for people anywhere in the world to shop for groceries. Since Instacart started in 2012, we’ve launched same-day delivery in 200 US markets. We are laser focused on delivering groceries from your favorite stores right to your door. We now cover over 60% of US households and aim to have 80% coverage by the end 2018—that's 90 million households! From a technology point of view, the platform is complex, rapidly scaling and processing millions of transactions in real-time all of the time. Our technology coupled with operational expertise enables Instacart to deliver fresh groceries in as little as an hour. This is a difficult problem to master and we are making it happen. Every day, we solve incredibly hard problems to create an experience for our customers that is absolutely magical.

As Instacart’s first Public Policy Manager, you’ll work closely with Instacart’s legal, communications, and finance teams to manage our federal, state and local policy efforts.  You will help craft Instacart’s policy priorities and work directly with elected officials, policymakers, and key stakeholders at all levels of government.

You will need to be proactive and engaged, a strong communicator, capable of building strong relationships internally and externally, and excited about technology and e-commerce.  You will bring both empathy and deep strategic thinking to the task of setting the public policy and advocacy agenda for Instacart.


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Work cross-functionally with Instacart senior management to develop a public policy agenda that advances Instacart’s operations and business interests
  • Implement Instacart’s legislative, regulatory, and political strategy at all levels of government
  • Represent Instacart in interactions with government officials and staff, including providing testimony in legislative and regulatory hearings
  • Participate in trade groups and industry associations on behalf of the company to drive consensus for key policy objectives
  • Build constructive relationships with community, business and government stakeholders to foster awareness of Instacart’s business
  • Track pending legislation to identify bills that could potentially impact Instacart
  • Manage a team of external policy consultants


What You Should Already Have

  • BS or BA from accredited university required
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience engaging with public policy issues  
  • A deep understanding of government relations, including effective lobbying strategies and the mechanics of policy-making
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and thrives in a fast-moving startup environment
  • Based in Bay Area a plus, with frequent travel


What Would Be Good to Have

  • JD preferred but not necessary
  • Direct policy experience in one or more of the following areas: employment law, sales and indirect tax, e-commerce, alcohol, and privacy regulation


What We'll Set You Up With

  • Competitive salary and equity, based on experience

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage

  • Take what you need vacation (and we really mean it)

  • 16 weeks maternity leave / 8 weeks paternity leave so you can truly bond with your child
  • A smorgasbord of food while you work, including lunch and dinner catered daily

  • A fulfilling, challenging adventure of a work experience

  • An incredible team of legal eagles, hackers and hustlers

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