Director of Government Affairs
We’re on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders. We do that through professional apprenticeships because we believe learning on-the-job creates a more equitable and successful path to careers. We find, train and support talented individuals, wherever they are in their career journey, and equip them with the in-demand tech, software engineering, and data skills to transform their careers and deliver a better route to growth for their employers.
We’ve had some big achievements. We hit 10,000 apprentices in our community - and counting. We launched one of the largest data apprenticeship programs in the UK with Jaguar Land Rover, and we’ve partnered with companies like Mars, Verizon and CitiBank. Not to forget becoming a mission-driven EdTech unicorn after our $220m Series D.
But we aren’t stopping here. Join Multiverse and build the future of learning at work.
Multiverse is looking for an exceptional Director of Government Affairs to lead the policy conversation around apprenticeships, creating the conditions necessary for apprenticeships to become the debt-free, well-paid, prestigious alternative to college.
You’ll be our most persuasive advocate with US policy makers, and our most trusted expert on the opportunities policy can create. We will back you to have, and win, the debates for a more inclusive model to access the best careers. You’ll be just as comfortable having accountability for actioning grant and policy opportunities across the country. Our ambitions are huge, and so are yours. Together we’ll create tens of thousands of opportunities for individuals from underserved communities, and change the education system forever.
Work with policy makers, think tanks, and like-minded organizations to define and raise awareness for apprenticeships in general, and Multiverse in particular.
Establish a clear strategy and process to access existing grant and workforce funding available at state and federal levels, convening legal, partnership, and go-to-market teams to secure funding.
Advocate for the policies, federal and state, that will create the environment for widespread apprenticeship adoption, both for employers and prospective apprentice candidates.
Lead on bringing an external policy perspective to company decision-making, from product design to regional market expansion.
Bring in net new comms and policy opportunities through stakeholder engagement.
Manage a small team with agency support as required.
You will likely have 8+ years in a policy, legal, or advocacy role, including demonstrable impact in a commercial or start-up environment.
Experience forging, and developing relationships with policy decision-makers at the national level.
Exceptional knowledge of how to navigate political entities in Washington D.C. to effect change.
You are passionate about apprenticeships and their capacity for opening up access to great careers.
You are able to demonstrate a track record of success in advocacy around workforce policy.
You communicate with clarity and simplicity to a wide range of audiences - as comfortable. speaking to early career apprentices as experienced policymakers.
An action-orientated advocate, able to connect public policy with business value.
An enthusiast for data-driven analysis, most comfortable with making arguments that are rooted in facts and logic.
The base salary for this position is $160,000 - $180,000
Time off - 20 days of PTO, plus 10 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days, 4 days for our December company switch off and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 11 federal holidays per year
Health & Wellness- Health Insurance with Aetna, access to One Medical, life insurance through Metlife, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support
Family benefits - Up to 16 weeks' continuous, fully paid parental leave for primary caregivers and up to 4 weeks' fully paid leave for secondary caregivers as well as access to family planning support through Kindbody
Hybrid & remote work offering - with access to our New York office whenever you’re around and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year
Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change. You can read more about our commitment to DEI here.
Multiverse requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability and/or religious beliefs on an individualized basis.
Right to work
Please note that this role requires monthly travel to our New York City office and regular travel to Washington D.C. We have restrictions in the following states: Hawaii, Alaska, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Arkansas, or Kentucky. If you live in these states, please indicate so on the application form - proceeding with your application suggests to us that you are open to relocation for this particular role.