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Policy Manager

Blockchain Association
Blockchain Association
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on:
01/14/2022
About Us The Blockchain Association (BA) is the unified voice of the digital asset industry in Washington, DC. We are the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a pro-innovation policy environment for the digital asset economy. Our members include the industry’s top companies, investors, and software developers working together to educate policymakers about blockchain technology and its ability to pave the way for a more secure, competitive, and consumer-friendly digital marketplace. Our mission is to forge consensus on key policy solutions among regulators, lawmakers, and the public so that the digital asset economy can flourish in the United States. Role and Responsibilities We are hiring one full-time Policy Manager. The Policy Manager will have a unique opportunity to work on novel, complex, and exciting issues at the bleeding edge of digital asset law and policy. The Policy Manager will play a critical role in crafting and implementing BA’s policy strategy. As Policy Manager, you will: - Report to BA’s Head of Policy and collaborate with BA staff across the organization - Conduct research and assist in developing policy positions on a broad range of issues related to the digital asset industry, including mining, staking, trading, custody, privacy, decentralized finance, stablecoins, non-fungible tokens, DAOs, gaming, and more - Draft memoranda, talking points, policy reports, comment letters, and other documents - Prepare for and attend meetings with legislative staff, regulators, and other policymakers - Communicate with members to build consensus on policy positions and provide analysis The Policy Manager will work from our Washington, DC office, with remote work as appropriate. Qualifications To qualify, you must have: - A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a record of academic success - A strong, demonstrated interest in digital assets and blockchain technology - Education or experience in US government affairs or the policymaking process - Excellent critical thinking, research, writing, and verbal communication skills - Outstanding attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills - The self-motivation and drive to take ownership of projects and operate with autonomy - The ability to succeed as a team player in a dynamic, fast-paced, creative environment - An entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of curiosity, and a high degree of professionalism We also prefer if you have: - Demonstrated interest or experience in tax, energy, or climate policy - At least one year of experience working in a public policy or government affairs role - A passion for protecting civil liberties such as freedom of speech and financial privacy - Experience using digital assets and other blockchain technology, such as DeFi/Web3 Although we seek candidates who can start work immediately, we will accept applications from current students who will complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree within six months. How to Apply To apply, please submit the following materials to careers@theblockchainassociation.org: - Resume - Cover letter - Writing sample - Undergrad transcript - List of three references Please include “Policy Manager” in your email subject line. Your cover letter should be limited to one page and describe your interest in digital assets and why you are qualified for this role. Your writing sample should reflect original research and analysis. Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a brief timed writing exercise and interview with current BA staff. We encourage interested candidates to apply quickly; application review will begin immediately, and the position will be filled on a rolling basis. Equal Employment Opportunity The Blockchain Association is committed to providing a workplace based on equal opportunity where diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other identity or characteristic.