We’re Cruise, the self-driving ride-hailing service.

We are building the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles to safely connect people to the places, things, and experiences they care about. We believe self-driving vehicles  will help save lives, reshape cities, give back time in transit, and restore freedom of movement for many.

At Cruise, our engineers have opportunities to grow and develop while learning from leaders at the cutting-edge of their fields. With a culture of internal mobility, there's opportunity to thrive in a variety of disciplines. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed.

If you are looking to solve one of today’s most complex engineering challenges, see the results of your work in hundreds of self-driving cars, and make a positive impact in the world starting in our cities, join us.

About the Role:

Cruise is looking for a creative thinker and strong communicator who can convert smart ideas into executable strategies and effectively represent the company before federal lawmakers. This position is ideal for someone with relevant Hill or issue advocacy experience with a proven track record in building trusted bipartisan relationships and successfully navigating complex policy terrain on Capitol Hill. Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and attention to detail are vital.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Build trusted relationships with congressional offices, caucuses and committees, educating lawmakers and staff about Cruise and the potential of self-driving vehicles;
  • Develop and execute innovative engagement strategies - identifying, cultivating and mobilizing new allies and champions who may not be familiar with self-driving technology;
  • Identify opportunities for Cruise leadership and engagement;
  • Issue spot. Proactively identify, assess and mitigate issues impacting the company’s reputation across multiple channels;
  • Provide advice on relevant political dynamics, as well as proposed tactics and messaging opportunities to communicate key initiatives to federal policymakers;
  • Play a role in building and/or mobilizing coalitions; 
  • Draft materials such as talking points, leave behinds, op-eds, reports, memos, and presentations;
  • Represent the company at conferences, on expert panels and in other forums, as appropriate; and
  • Develop and maintain expertise in relevant external trends at the federal level impacting the business and its peers.

What you must have:

  • 5+ years experience on Capitol Hill or in issue advocacy, developing and executing legislative campaigns. Experience handling topics surrounding innovative industries and/or new technologies preferred; 
  • Political acumen and the ability to build trusted relationships on both sides of the aisle; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to convey complex topics succinctly and persuasively;
  • The ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines;
  • A creative mind and a goal-oriented mindset;
  • Ability to thrive in an environment where structure and flexibility combine to meet Cruise’s needs;
  • A team player and cross-functional collaborator with an ability to get things done and carry projects forward; 
  • A voracious appetite for news and being a part of a innovative company.

Why Cruise?

  • Our benefits are here to support the whole you:
    • Competitive salary and benefits 
    • 401(k) Cruise matching program 
    • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
    • Flexible vacation and company paid holidays
    • Healthy meals and snacks provided
    • Paid parental leave & family expansion stipend
    • Monthly wellness stipend
    • Commuter benefits
  • We’re Integrated
    • Through our partnerships with General Motors and Honda, we are the only self-driving company with fully integrated manufacturing at scale.
  • We’re Funded
    • GM, Honda, SoftBank, and T. Rowe Price have invested billions in Cruise. Their backing for our technology demonstrates their confidence in our progress, team, and vision and makes us one of the leading autonomous vehicle organizations in the industry. Our deep resources greatly accelerate our operating speed.
  • We’re Independent
    • We have our own governance, board of directors, equity, and investors. Our independence allows us to not just work on the bleeding-edge of technology, but also define it.
  • We're Vested
    • You won’t just own your work here, you’ll have the potential to own equity in Cruise, too. We are competing in a market that is projected to grow exponentially, which gives our company valuation room to grow. 

Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis.   Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with Cruise to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary.  Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way.

We also consider for employment qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.  And, if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

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