International Government Relations

  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Mar 16, 2017
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Company Description

We believe everyone should be able to participate and thrive in the economy. So we’re building tools that make commerce easier and more accessible to all. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. Our new reader helps our sellers accept chip cards and NFC payments, and our Cash app lets people pay each other back instantly. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. Let’s shorten the distance between having an idea and making a living from it. And make it easier for customers to shop and pay at their favorite businesses. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.


Job Description

Square is seeking an experienced candidate with strong background in government relations and regulatory issues and a focus on international affairs to join our Government Relations team.

You will:

  • Assist with the many policy and regulatory issues that Square faces in international markets, as well as those at the federal, state, and municipal level

  • Work as part of the Government Relations team and cross-functionally with other teams, including Legal, Compliance, Business, Brand, Hardware, Finance, and others

  • Interact frequently and assist in the management of outside consultants

  • Assist with coalition building through 3rd party groups and partnerships

  • Assist with domestic government relations at the state and federal level as needed



You have:

  • Demonstrated professional experience in working with the U.S. and foreign governments in the developed and developing world

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a high-functioning team

  • Strong interpersonal, written and negotiating skills

  • Ability to think strategically and give practical advice

  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task, priorities, perform well under tight deadlines and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously

Even better:

  • Familiarity with financial services, privacy, intellectual property preferred but not required

  • Foreign language proficiency preferred but not required


Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. 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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