Head of State and Local Policy

Remote (United States)

Stripe is looking for a leader to manage and build our State and Local Policy program. In this role you will have the opportunity to impact the trajectory of Stripe’s Public Policy for the future.

What you’ll do


  • Lead State and Local Public Policy, which involves bringing together cross-functional groups within the company to spot issues and understand the impact to Stripe, building a strategy to address Stripe’s key issues at the state level, and working with trade associations and coalitions to advance policy issues important to Stripe and our users
  • Foster state and local political relationships 
  • Hire and manage consultants
  • Coordinate Stripe political giving at the state and local level
  • Build a strategic network of Stripe users to engage in coordinated advocacy at the state and local level

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 8-10 years experience working in public policy, including with state regulatory issues in a public sector or private sector position.
  • Strong political connections in a key Stripe market (e.g., CA or NY)
  • A combination of political savvy and the ability to go deep into complex policy issues, especially in financial services and payments regulation
  • Political giving experience, including working with State 527s and/or PACs
  • Demonstrated experience advocating across many states in front of legislators, regulators, attorneys general, and governors, including their respective political and policy associations 
  • Demonstrated experience in coalition building, trade association coordination, and managing state consultants.
  • Desire to travel when necessary
  • A “start up mentality”: a willingness to roll up your sleeves, iterate, challenge the status quo, take chances and learn
  • Humility and commitment to teamwork
  • Strong communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Strong strategic thinking, creativity, and able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment 

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