Vice President of Government Affairs
Posted on 1/4/2023

51-200 employees

Space situational awareness services
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Public Policy
Legal & Compliance
  • 15+ years' experience in the public policy arena with expertise in space policy, technology policy, Congressional appropriations, or national/homeland security
  • Experience working for a US executive branch agency, US regulatory agency, or Congress preferred
  • You must have strong relationships with members of Congress and staff on key committees, such as the HPSCI, Senate Appropriations Committee, and CJS
  • You must be an energetic self-starter
  • You must be a team of one, able to operate alone but adept at partnering with other LeoLabs executives and with lobbyists, consultants, and industry associations that you manage
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Identified and secured positions for us in key long term programs (such as programs of record) in each of the Department of Defense, Commerce, and Intelligence Community
  • Salary offers are based on a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, experience, skills, and location. The base salary range for this position $185,000 - 265,000. This compensation information is based on a good faith estimate as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. More information regarding ITAR can be found at DDTC's website here
  • Create and execute LeoLabs's government affairs strategy, including its legislative and policy agenda
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key government decision makers on Capitol Hill, at the White House, in the Pentagon, and with the Intelligence Community
  • Manage lobbying and government affairs firms - creating annual plans and setting objectives, monitoring performance, and leading meetings to brief staffers and members of Congress
  • Lead relationships with industry associations - drafting and reviewing commentary on legislation, participating in governance committees, setting objectives, and monitoring performance
  • Represent LeoLabs at industry functions in the Washington, DC area and globally as necessary
  • Advance the company's strategic goals through education and thought-leadership