State Public Policy Lead - Western Region
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same
purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our
foundational teams - People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware,
Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more
- provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work
across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones
and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast
finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new
initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and
we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to
Block. Job Description
As State Public Policy Lead, reporting to the Head of State and
Local Public Policy, you will develop a strategy for engagement
with state policymakers in a group of states in the Western U.S.
You will deepen relationships, track legislative and regulatory
issues to ensure Block's vision of economic empowerment and access
to financial systems is well represented at all levels of state
- Develop and execute strategies to engage with state-level
elected and appointed officials, legislative and executive staff,
regulatory agencies, third-party groups, and industry partners on
issues affecting Block.
- Find creative ways to engage with policy partners to bring
messaging on issues of importance.
- Maintain fluency on a variety of regulatory and policy issues
including financial regulation, cryptocurrency, decentralized
finance, technology, consumer protection, tax, and data
- Be an advocate for Block and our customers on important policy
and political matters, and craft positions for us that will
establish us as an expert and innovator
- Track essential legislative and regulatory activity affecting
Block and its community of sellers.
- Develop thoughtful, inclusive, and cohesive responses to
incoming policy hurdles.
- Work with and help manage outside consultants.
- Help with coalition building through third-party groups and
- 5 years of experience in U.S. state government relations, with
a preference for experience in the financial services,
cryptocurrency, and technology sectors.
- A love of technology, and passion for Block's purpose.
- Experience navigating complex policy issues.
- Experience working collaboratively across internal
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication; an
ability to explain complicated issues and policy positions to any
- Curiosity and ability to collaborate.
- An appreciation for the Oxford comma.
We're working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers
have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these
same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal
opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and
job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy,
gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or
any other legally protected class.
We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive
interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations
to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We
encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their
recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as
possible. Want to learn more about what we're doing to build a
workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.
Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal
histories for employment on our team, and always assess candidates
on an individualized basis.
We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package
- Healthcare coverage
- Retirement Plans
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness perks
- Paid parental leave
- Paid time off
- Learning and Development resources
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economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with
its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software,
and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend,
or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square
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