Manager, Government Affairs

| Greater LA Area
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Team and Role Overview

Relativity is creating the first autonomous rocket factory. Our vision is to build the future of humanity in space – starting with rockets. We have an ambitious mission, and we understand that it takes a team to achieve it. As Manager, Government Affairs, you would report directly to the VP for Regulatory and Government Affairs and have a key role in shaping and implementing Relativity Space’s advocacy strategy at the federal and state level. This role will be responsible for day-to-day engagement on Capitol Hill on a variety of issues.

Come join our mission of building humanity in space! 


The Mission/Outcomes and Objectives

  • Day-to-day advocacy on Capitol Hill and Executive agencies to support Relativity’s priorities and business interests.
  • Contribute meaningfully to Relativity’s federal legislative and business development strategies, tactics, and policy development
  • Draft legislative language, attend hearings, draft hearing testimony, and develop policy positions
  • Monitor and analyze federal budgets, legislative proposals, and appropriations
  • Support and attend industry-related social and political events
  • Prepare and deliver presentations in small and large settings
  • Perform research, write talking points and policy papers

An ideal candidate for this role will have

  • Demonstrated success in planning and implementing a political advocacy effort.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the federal budget and appropriations process.
  • Independently responsible for influencing change in the legislative process.
  • Experience with space policy issues and knowledge of the commercial space sector.
  • Ability to work independently to pursue short and long-term goals.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions.

Minimum Required Skills and Competencies:  

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience working on legislative matters in the private sector, a Congressional office, an Executive Agency, and/or the Intelligence Community;
  • Must be able to travel occasionally—up to 25%
  • Must be willing to attend and represent Relativity at political and industry events.

Preferred Skills and Competencies:  

  • Strong communication background
  • Ability to be scrappy and creative in a fast-paced work environment
  • State legislative experience in Florida and California
  • Knowledge of US federal contracting and acquisition practices
  • Advanced degree (MA, JD, PhD) in Science, Policy or Political Science

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a United States Person as defined by 22 C.F.R.  § 120.15 is required.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


 

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Location

Relativity is located near LAX in an industrial complex where we take up 4 buildings. We are easily accessible from the 405, near Randy's Donuts!

An Insider's view of Relativity Space

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is very interesting--from the large and colorful art pieces on the walls to the large (and small) rocket parts all over. We also have screens all over that are casting live streams of our testing and manufacturing floor. You just feel like you are seeing the future of manufacturing unfold right before your eyes.

Nat

Lead Recruiter

What is your vision for the company?

We are creating an entirely re-imagined process to iterate and scale rockets quickly, eventually helping to build the future of humanity in space.

Tim

CEO and Co-Founder

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've never been at a company before that has so valued recruiting and the candidate experience in all stages of the interview process, from initial contact to even past onboarding. Everyone here respects each others' time and takes hiring very seriously. We have a high bar, but that means we've also cultivated a very talented team!

Samantha

Talent Operations Coordinator

What are Relativity Space Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We provide 5 tiers of coverage through Anthem--2 of which are almost completely free for employees.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Relativity Space provides equity to all full time employees, vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Relativity Space offers 20 days of PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
11 holidays--federal, and company wide
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relativity Space has quarterly off sites reviews, monthly celebration dinners, and regular social events
Stocked Kitchen
A wide variety of snacks are provided
Some Meals Provided
Weekly lunches for lunch and learn, all hands, and new hire lunches are provided
Happy Hours
Bi-weekly happy hours/socials
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Every other week, we host a lunch and learn to get learn about the exciting work other teams are doing!
Paid industry certifications
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