We’re hiring a Director of Government Affairs in Remote (United States)

The Company: Root is a venture-backed technology company founded on the belief that insurance is a broken industry, and we set out to change it. By getting to the “root” of the issue—the unfair, archaic, complicated insurance business model—and solving it entirely, we set out to transform the insurance world.

We believe our customers deserve insurance that is:
Fair. We lean on data, not demographic labels.
Affordable. We base rates on good driver performance.
Personal. We give our customers the power to affect their rates.
Easy. We create an intuitive experience.
Accessible. We make information clear.
Beyond. We are never, ever satisfied with the status quo.

The Culture: Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

The Position: We’re looking for a highly collaborative self-starter, who will bring their communicative nature and sophisticated problem-solving skills to our growing government affairs team. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working with diverse stakeholders in government, politics, campaigns or public advocacy. The Director of Government Affairs is responsible for the development of Root’s strategic position on multi-state regulation, legislation, general government matters, and business-related opportunities. Root has experienced significant growth in a short period of time, building from 50 to over 700 people in roughly 18 months and raising $523M in Venture Capital funding. Given this rapid growth, the most successful candidate will be able to step into our fast-paced environment and improve our ability to guide and influence the decisions that will make Root's future. Relocation is not required.

Reports to: Director of Government Affairs

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the legal, business development and finance teams and other key business partners to develop Root’s positions on multi-state regulatory, legislative and general government matters and business-related opportunities. Keep colleagues regularly informed of developments in legislative, regulatory and other government arenas.
  • Assists in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies and plans, which align with government laws, regulations and standards. 
  • Works with various members of the legal team and other business partners to identify issues impacting the company, coordinate company input into developing policy, assist in developing regulatory priorities and identify additional business opportunities that involve government or government approval.
  • Works with business and company leaders in engagement activities, helping to keep individuals informed and properly connected to company priorities.
  • Develops grassroots advocacy capacity for company employees and customers to support policy and business priorities.
  • Develops the company’s key elected and appointed official relationships, including insurance regulators.
  • Manages outside counsel, consultants or lobbyists as necessary.
  • Responds to and monitors resolution of escalated complaints from local, state or federal government authorities.
  • Becomes familiar with and involved in the legislative and regulatory activities of the company’s federal and state trade associations.
  • Works with associations to advocate the company’s legislative and regulatory positions with regulators, legislators and other policymakers.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant government, political, campaigns or public advocacy experience 
  • Knowledge of the insurance regulations or laws or demonstrated ability to learn them quickly
  • A track record of working with elected and appointed officials to proactively attain support for policy, political or business priorities 
  • Ability to find and utilize technological advancements to coordinate the efforts of diverse stakeholders to support policy, political or business priorities
  • Self-starter skills, including a career path exemplified by taking on more diverse and sophisticated problem-solving tasks over time 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams of various sizes, manage a variety of sometimes unrelated tasks and projects, and to work with business partners to meet their timelines and expectations

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Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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