Public Policy Director

  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Nov 07, 2018
Full time Director / VP / Pres. Public Policy

Job Description

About the team

Zillow Group is looking for a seasoned public policy leader to join our team. This role will report to our Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. 

You will be responsible for growing and leading a public policy team within Government Relations and Community Engagement. Your team will track pertinent legislation and regulations at the federal and state level as well as provide analysis and advice to internal teams on the public policy implications of our products, features and platforms. Collaborating with government relations team members, you will also help to develop and coordinate lobbying strategy for new products and features. This is a cross functional role that will work closely with our senior executive team, business leads, product org and legal team - just to name a few.

About the role

You and your team will work on a range of issues including financial services, tax policy, housing, immigration, data and privacy. Adeptly moving from one issue to the next will be paramount in this role. 

As the Public Policy Director, you will need to show strategic leadership, first-rate analytical and organizational skills while also being able to roll up your sleeves to complete any task that gets the job done. 

If you are a quick learner, excellent communicator, and have a mind for strategy- this job will be a great fit! Our ideal candidate will have a strong public policy background, legal acumen and have experience balancing multiple issues/policies at once.  

What you'll do:

  • Lead the public policy team. 
  • Provide excellent client services to internal teams including business leads for Mortgages, Homes, and Product as well as members of Zillow Group's internal lobbying team.
  • Client services include:
    • Advise the business and product teams on policy implications during the product development and launch process. 
    • Provide analysis and assessments of established products and features through a public policy lens. 
    • Contribute to direct lobbying efforts with analysis, resources and subject matter expertise. 
  • Effectively collaborate with the legal team on public policy and government advocacy efforts. 

Who you are

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. 
  • Excellent political, analytical and communication skills and high attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp complex technical and policy issues. 
  • Bachelor's degree; JD strongly preferred. 
  • Direct public policy experience. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Ability to lead and evaluate issues independently in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated experience managing a team. 

Get to know us

Zillow Group is owned, fueled and grown by innovators who help people make better, smarter decisions around all things home. We encourage one another at every level, and our efforts are supported by employee-driven, world-class benefits that enable us to enjoy our lives outside the office while building fulfilling careers that impact millions of individuals every day.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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