Manager, State Government Relations

  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jan 14, 2019
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

eBay Inc., a global commerce platform, seeks to add to its team in Washington, D.C. with an experienced individual in U.S. state legislative affairs. The Manager, Government Relations will report to the Senior Director and Head of Government Relations Americas, eBay Inc.

The Manager for Government Relations will manage public policy issues in the eastern United States for eBay’s America’s Government Relations team with the following responsibilities

  • Will provide Government Relations team with excellent legislative, executive and regulatory advocacy focused on State governments, building relationships and leveraging expertise in eBay key issues around tax, internet-enabled small business promotion, payments, and tickets, among other issues;
  • Will work with the North American eBay Marketplaces team to identify and mitigate public policy issues impacting the business and partner with the greater America’s Government Relations team on issues impacting other business units as needed;
  • Travel to US state capitals to lobby on eBay’s behalf and execute strategic Government Relations plans with respect to key public policy issues;
  • Along with the Western US states GR counterpart, will be the principal eBay liaison for state trade associations involving US State Attorney Generals, US Governors and key state legislative groups;
  • Manage external consultants in multiple states throughout the eastern US;
  • Manage local government affairs for key eBay corporate site in New York City;
  • Contribute to public policy position papers and other pertinent content for distribution and publication;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key government officials;
  • Provide insightful election and campaign guidance to Government Relations leadership;
  • Position will be based in Washington, D.C. - reporting to Sr. Director & Head of Americas Government Relations

Job Requirements

  • 7-10 years of experience in government relations or active government relations organization or commensurate experience in public sector;
  • Proven experience in analyzing legislative, regulatory and legal proposals  and a deep knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes in US state governments is mandatory;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and pressurized environment while dealing with multiple issues across the United States;
  • Experience in lobbying legislative and regulatory bodies required;
  • Proven ability on developing strong and advantageous relationships inside the business to leverage internal resources and assets;
  • Available for extensive travel to eastern US state capitals, trade association meetings/seminars and other relevant conferences/events
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for political and legislative processes are essential;
  • Candidate must be a team player, flexible, a self-starter, able to consistently exercise sound judgment, have significant degree of self-motivation; and be resourceful;
  • Works very well with others, is collaborative, and has the ability to make significant contributions on major projects outside scope of day-to-day duties;
  • Excellent written, verbal and communications skills;
  • Experience in formulating both a proactive and reactive government relations strategy;
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for political and legislative processes are essential;
  • An uncompromising level of ethical commitment and integrity;
  • Active user of eBay and StubHub, especially on mobile devices, is a strong plus;
  • Candidate must possess sound judgment, resourcefulness, confidence, humility and a great sense of humor;
  • Bachelor’s degree required. MPP, MPA or JD helpful;

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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