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Director, Federal Affairs

Skyryse

Skyryse

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Our mission at Skyryse is nothing less than a new era in flight, where fatalities are nearly zero, piloting any aircraft is simple and safe, and the sky is accessible to all. SkyOS, our industry-first universal operating system for flight, provides any airplane or helicopter with a fly-by-wire flight management solution that significantly reduces the complexity of flying. Skyryse One, our first production aircraft powered by SkyOS, was unveiled in 2024 and features the simplest, safest, and most intuitive flight controls in general aviation.

DIRECTOR, FEDERAL AFFAIRS - WASHINGTON, D.C.

As the Director of Federal Affairs, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s advocacy on Capitol Hill, agencies, and throughout government. You will use your advocacy skills, understanding of the federal government, and passion about improving aviation safety to introduce Skyryse to Washington and beyond. This is a full-time opportunity based in Washington D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Introduce Skyryse to decision makers and legislators, with emphasis on Capitol Hill, DOT/FAA, DOD, DHS and others
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments, providing timely analysis and recommendations to leadership
  • Collaborate and align with the Skyryse team to ensure unity between federal affairs and Skyryse business objectives
  • Provide thought leadership in associations, industry events and other related activities.
  • Develop strategies to advance the company priorities in Washington and implement them as well
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and coalition-building with others
  • Prepare briefing materials and other advocacy materials for leadership

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area and 6-8 years of “Washington” experience
  • Demonstrated increases in responsibilities
  • Experience with building relationships across a varied set of stakeholders
  • Proven leadership in driving policy or legislative victories

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working at a start-up
  • Legislative experience and/or significant agency experience
  • Graduate or law degree preferred, although not required
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity and shifting priorities
  • Entrepreneurial mind set - roll up your sleeves and get it done
  • Ability to move fast, move nimble, and move forward

WHY SKYRYSE?

  • The opportunity to change the world through improving aviation safety and accessibility
  • Salary Range: $170,000 - $220,000
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Heavily subsidized medical, dental and vision plans
  • Full-time employees are eligible for 20 days of paid time off (PTO) and 5 sick days annually. PTO and sick days must be used in accordance with Company policy.
  • A company with an ambitious vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, motivated, and fun to work-with colleagues!

WE WELCOME ALL
Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

NO AGENCY CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED.