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El Segundo, CA

Senior Government Affairs Manager at GoGuardian

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At GoGuardian, we’re helping share the future of digital learning by providing educators, students, and schools with tools to create safe, engaging and equitable learning environments. Together, we build innovative solutions to empower students, deliver insights, and encourage experimentation. With employees around the globe, we’re committed to building a culture of inclusivity, curiosity, and courage. GoGuardian’s growth is fast and ever-evolving, and our teams are growing along with it — always ready to experiment and learn.

While this job posting uses "El Segundo, CA" as the location, please note this role is currently being recruited for remote work or reporting to headquarters if within commuting distance. G

oGuardian is looking for a Senior Government Affairs Manager to identify, manage, and grow relationships at the local, state and federal levels with the goal of national brand cultivation and market expansion. The responsibilities include identifying new market opportunities and expanding contracts at the state level, as well as setting priorities regarding state legislation. The Senior Government Affairs Manager will develop and execute policy advocacy strategies and develop and maintain relationships with key elected officials in order to increase visibility and position GoGuardian as an influential resource and thought leader. The ideal candidate will have a growth mindset, attention to detail, a desire to collaborate, and an ability to align teams with rigor. Additionally, strong interpersonal skills and cross-functional collaboration with marketing, sales, legal, research, partnerships, and operations will be a cornerstone to success.

What You'll Do

  • Lead GoGuardian’s strategy and engagement with legislators, policy officials, and third parties who form local, state and federal policyProject manage state outreach and lobby efforts
  • Refine GoGuardian’s policy strategy and help catalyze resources to support initiatives
  • Communicate and advocate GoGuardian priorities to local, regional, state and national elected officials
  • Manage a complete and ongoing landscape assessment of each state’s priorities
  • Build the framework for successfully tracking and managing state level decisions
  • Ensure alignment with the GoGuardian sales teamTrack and maintain all current state contracts and timelines in SFDC
  • Track policy or legislation via Fiscal Note or related software to help inform corporate strategyBecome fluent in the state superintendent and governor personas and align the organization to their needs
  • Develops materials to support GoGuardian's government relations agenda, such as talking points, legislative summaries, factsheets, testimony, reports, and lettersTrain internal and external stakeholders on GoGuardian policy advocacy
  • Nurture and expand relationships with key state policymakers, elected and appointed officials and nonprofits aligned with GoGuardian advocacy agenda
  • Conduct research and monitor legislation. Track happenings within the government that could affect the organization. Proactively research policies to see what changes could be advantageous and which trends might negatively impact our company in the future
  • Lead the development and implementation of legislative and political action plans, including member activism and engagement strategies

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least five years experience in the field of partnerships, governmental relations, lobbying or a related field
  • Experience with enterprise software policy issues preferred
  • Experience in a managerial/supervisory role or related roleKnowledge of and ability to lead the development and implementation of comprehensive legislative and political strategy, and related objectives, processes, and plans
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop and maintain productive relationships and partnerships with elected federal and state leaders, state administrative department executives, political party chairs and their staffs
  • Ability to build partnerships and interact with external agencies and coalitions for the purpose of increasing the awareness of GoGuardian
  • Demonstrate high-level interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively on cross-functional and diverse teams (internal and external) on complex issues
  • Ability to identify opportunities and areas for improvement
  • Excellent leadership, political, and analytical skills with ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously
  • Position requires occasional in-state and out-of-state travel to carry out essential functions.

What We Offer

  • A varied and challenging role in a multinational and highly innovative company
  • A robust benefits package including health insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, employee stock option plan, paid parental leave, 13 paid company holidays, and much more
  • Development and further training opportunities for shaping and realizing your career goals
  • Exceptional colleagues with a passion for EdTech

GoGuardian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. GoGuardian does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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Where we are

2030 E. Maple Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

GoGuardian Benefits Overview

We believe there is no better investment than in the health and wellness of our employees. With benefits like flexible PTO, yoga and meditation classes, and professional development stipends, it’s easy to relax, unwind, and align. Your growth is our priority, both inside and outside the office!

Volunteer in local community
GoGuardian participates in local volunteer activities such as AngelHacks Hackathon, Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) and LA Food Bank.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
GoGuardian's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has five focus areas to drive meaningful and lasting change in Community, Communication, Talent, Product & Education.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
On-site meditation twice per week
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Team fitness initiatives include weekly in-office yoga classes
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for all parents who have been with the company for one year.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We offer a flexible time off policy for full-time exempt employees. Full-time non-exempt employees accrue 3 weeks of PTO annually. We also offer a paid 2 week end of the year holiday break.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a $1200 learning stipend annually for personal & professional growth
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

An Insider's view of GoGuardian

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Exciting! We’ve had tremendous growth and have gone through a lot of changes over the last couple of years, but have maintained the supportive, passionate, and energetic foundations that made me join the company in the first place. The vibe is simultaneously feels relaxed and open, and like everywhere you look, people are solving difficult problems


Vice President of Customer Service and Support

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our vision brings tall challenges; one of which is finding ways to sift through nearly insurmountable amounts of data, finding the important nuggets of information, then surfacing it to the right people. By using a combination of machine learning and cutting-edge data science (really), we're building better products for our users.


Lead UX Designer

How does the company support your career growth?

One of my life mantras is "When you stop learning you stop growing" and it is not possible here at GG to stop learning, as long as we take advantage of all that is available to us! Not only does GoGuardian keep us continually learning through our monthly all-hands meetings, but we have GG University and our personal learning stipend.


Account Executive, Pear Deck

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The collaboration with people is really incredible. On the partnerships team, I get to work across internal teams as well as partner with our customers and thought leaders to enhance our products. I really enjoy learning from and working with our partners and everyone at GoGuardian.


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