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Public Policy Manager, Seattle, Seattle, Washington

Created05/03/2021
Reference103549
CategoryPublic Policy
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CitySeattle
Zip98101
SalaryCompetitive
About the Role

Our Policy & Communications team is responsible for telling Uber's story to the media, third parties, and government officials - whether it's transforming how we get around town and the lives of people who value independent, flexible work; supporting restaurants during COVID lockdowns, or; cutting congestion in cities by getting more backsides into fewer cars.

As a Public Affairs Manager for the Pacific Northwest Region, you will be responsible for managing Uber's government relations and third party engagement strategy for the Pacific Northwest region, as well engaging with media across the same region. You will report to the Head of Public Affairs for the West.

What You'll Do

• Partner with government agencies, state and local leaders, regional 3rd party organizations and coalition partners on shared public policy goals
• Work to ensure that the regulatory frameworks in the region enable the benefits of Uber for our customers and the cities we operate in
• Develop and execute communications strategies to advance our key narratives
• Engage with local government officials on prospective legislation and regulations
• Work cross-functionally with Uber's Operations, Legal, Marketing and Social Impact teams
• Manage a team of external lobbyists and communications consultants
• Develop Uber's legislative and political strategy throughout the region on Uber Rides, Uber Eats, Uber Health, transit, etc.
• Prioritize and respond to inbound inquiries from reporters for Uber's fast-paced press cycles
• Prepare, update, and prioritize messaging to respond to issues
• Represent Uber at legislative and regulatory hearings
• Track legislation relevant to Uber at the municipal, county and state level

Basic Qualifications

• 5-7 years of relevant professional experience
• Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

Self-starter: We are a company of entrepreneurs, and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up too. Things change fast at a global company like Uber so you'll need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure
Strong campaigner: We succeed by putting together effective campaigns with third parties on behalf of the passengers and drivers who use the app. That means you'll have a bias for action in everything you do, and also building strong business acumen covering issues related to mobility, delivery, safety, future of work and/or automation. It would also be useful to display a working knowledge of the regional political environment and strong, existing relationships with elected officials, media, 3rd parties and key thought leaders.
Great advocate: We want someone who can distill sophisticated ideas into simple, but intellectually credible, arguments. This person will write well and have the creative ability to tell stories--about our product, people and the ways we're helping to improve life for riders, drivers, delivery people and cities across California and the western United States.
Tell our story in the press: Experience developing and executing a public relations plan and working directly with counterprints in print, digital and broadcast media.
Great teammate: Success at Uber depends on the ability to coordinate different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It's why we're looking for collaborators to get stuff done--and who can deal with the ambiguity that sometimes comes from working cross-functionally
Comfortable being uncomfortable: On our team, you will be encouraged to handle challenging topics with emotional intelligence and integrity in a fast paced environment
• Familiarity with the political and policy environment in the PNW is a plus
• Ability to collaborate and influence across multiple levels of an organization
• Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills

• Strong analytical skills

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 10,000 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing [this form](https://forms.gle/aDWTk9k6xtMU25Y5A).
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