2022-08-02 Google Operations Center
Head of Americas Government Affairs
Washington, D.C., United States

About Wing: 

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an uncrewed traffic management platform to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less pollution than traditional delivery. Originally created in 2012 within X, the Moonshot Factory, Wing is now an Alphabet company.

About the Role: 

Wing is looking for a Head of Americas Government Affairs to join our Global Policy, Regulatory and Community Affairs team based in the United States. 

You will be responsible for developing and executing Wing’s America's government and community affairs strategy.  You will also advise our internal teams on relevant political and policy developments in the Americas region.  This role requires excellent communications skills and an ability to set strategic direction while maintaining attention to detail.  In addition, a proactive mindset and a get-things-done attitude will be critical for your success.  Ideal candidates have a passion for aviation and technology.  

What You’ll Do: 

  • Develop and execute a government and community affairs strategy for the Americas region with your team
  • Represent Wing with government officials and policy makers
  • Communicate Wing’s policy positions with key constituencies
  • Represent Wing in trade associations, with industry partners and other allies to promote and build support for policy positions that foster a healthy long term policy framework for UAS
  • Update Wing executives on relevant political and policy developments in region
  • Work with cross functional team leads to inform company strategy
  • Manage the resources required to achieve Wing’s government and community affairs goals in the Americas region: budget and consultant management in key markets is a basic responsibility for any successful candidate

What You’ll Need: 

  • 15+ years working in government or government affairs roles
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the business implications of public policy
  • Demonstrated experience getting things accomplished either in government or with government stakeholders
  • Team player with a sense of humor and the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; experience presenting in small and large forums, both public and private
  • High degree of integrity
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

Bonus: 

  • Passion or interest in aviation
  • Experience working in a technology company
  • Experience working with communities or grassroots organizations
At Wing, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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