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Senior Manager
Head of Community Engagement
Posted on 1/13/2023
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Public Policy
  • BA/BS required
  • 8+ years of proven experience in government, government affairs, public affairs, transportation, the automotive industry, or a related industry
  • Experience in building strong and sustained relationships with a diverse range of community partners, including community based organizations, governmental agencies, think tanks and advocacy groups, as well as internal collaborators
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing a strategy with national and local scope and considerations
  • Expertise in issue spotting, researching, and identifying complex policy issues and opportunities, and writing recommendations for future policy considerations
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in priorities and remain productive while handling multiple assignments under pressure and meeting rigid deadlines
  • Experience identifying and understanding key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in state and/or local political environments, understanding business implications, and synthesizing information for internal and external customers
  • Ability to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, with the ability to excel in one-on-one, group, and town hall settings
  • Excellent people, team and consultant management capability, including 2+ years of experience developing, mentoring and leading a team
  • Frequent travel within the US should be expected to support local engagement efforts in the regional markets, along with occasional travel to our global headquarters in San Francisco
  • Lead Cruise's community engagement function, including building out the team, to ensure a strong corporate reputation while also advancing priority policy objectives
  • Lead planning and execution of tentpole community engagement initiatives and events
  • Track local and state developments against community priorities and find opportunities to advance business and public policy objectives
  • Collaborate with Cruise's Real Estate, Market Development, Customer Support and Commercial Operations teams in ensuring our entry into new markets promotes a positive corporate reputation and community presence
  • Develop and implement an integrated community engagement strategy for new Cruise markets, eventually hiring regional managers for those markets. This includes identifying strategic community engagement opportunities, engaging and activating advocates to support legislative and regulatory priorities, and engaging and managing local consultants across new markets

1,001-5,000 employees

Self-driving car service
Company Overview
Cruise's is building self-driving vehicles to improve life in our cities. The company makes autonomous, sustainable, self-driving EVs.
  • Flexible vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fertility & family expansion benefits
  • 401k matching program
  • Monthly social events
  • Community volunteering programs
  • Healthy meals & snacks for onsite employees
  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Mental health support
  • Professional development programs
  • On-site gym in SF HQ
  • Commuter benefits for onsite employees
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
Company Core Values
  • Stay safe
  • Stay focused
  • Own it
  • Seek truth
  • Work together
  • Be humble