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Senior Associate, U.S. Federal Affairs

Posted Jul 09
Full Time
On Site
Washington, District of Columbia

Join a leading fintech company that’s democratizing finance for all.

Robinhood Markets was founded on a simple idea: that our financial markets should be accessible to all. With customers at the heart of our decisions, Robinhood and its subsidiaries and affiliates are lowering barriers and providing greater access to financial information. Together, we are building products and services that help create a financial system everyone can participate in.


With growth as the top priority...

The business is seeking curious, growth-minded thinkers to help shape our vision, structures and systems; playing a key-role as we launch into our ambitious future. If you’re invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world — we’d love to have you apply.


About the team + role

Robinhood is looking to hire a senior professional to join our team as a Senior Associate, U.S. Federal Affairs. This role will focus on federal advocacy and government affairs related to legislative and regulatory matters. This person will work closely on our priority policy issues, described in more detail on Robinhood’s policy site here. We are looking for a highly adaptable and collaborative person who can navigate ambiguity to drive results through a rapidly shifting environment. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing company and contribute to our mission to democratize finance for all.

The role is located in the office location(s) listed on this job description which will align with our in-office working environment. Please connect with your recruiter for more information regarding our in-office philosophy and expectations.


What you’ll do

  • Advocate for relevant policy issues and develop relationships with policymakers in U.S. Congress and Executive Branch
  • Monitor the political and policy environment to identify opportunities that advance Robinhood’s policy priorities
  • Lead engagements with industry associations, ensuring their agenda drives Robinhood’s policy goals
  • Equip key internal stakeholders with clear and timely understanding of complex legislative and regulatory policies
  • Manage strategy of and prepare Robinhood executives for engagements with relevant government stakeholders
  • Develop content to drive advocacy and engagement with U.S. Congress, regulatory agencies, and other government stakeholders
  • Provide recommendations and strategic guidance on Robinhood’s policy agenda to advance our priorities


What you bring

  • 8-10+ years of experience working in the U.S. Congress and/or Executive Branch, including experience working with relevant committees and agencies
  • Substantial experience working for a member of Congress or a Congressional committee
  • Familiarity with financial services companies and ability to communicate complex financial services policy, with a proven track record of advancing interests in these areas
  • Existing relationships and positive rapport with relevant government stakeholders and industry groups
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills; extraordinary ability to communicate information effectively internally and externally and to drive cross-functional alignment and action
  • Execution oriented attitude with the humility, drive, and creativity to get things done
  • Experience working in house at another fintech or private sector company; with broker-dealers; and/or engaging with or working for one or more federal or state financial services regulators
  • Eagerness to learn about new and emerging technologies


What we offer

  • Market competitive and pay equity-focused compensation structure
  • 100% paid health insurance for employees with 90% coverage for dependents
  • Annual lifestyle wallet for personal wellness, learning and development, and more!
  • Lifetime maximum benefit for family forming and fertility benefits
  • Dedicated mental health support for employees and eligible dependents
  • Generous time away including company holidays, paid time off, sick time, parental leave, and more!
  • Lively office environment with catered meals, fully stocked kitchens, and geo-specific commuter benefits

Base pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of job-related factors, which may include education, training, experience, location, business needs, or market demands. The expected salary range for this role is based on the location where the work will be performed and is aligned to one of 3 compensation zones. This role is also eligible to participate in a Robinhood bonus plan and Robinhood’s equity plan. For other locations not listed, compensation can be discussed with your recruiter during the interview process.

Zone 1 (Menlo Park, CA; New York, NY; Bellevue, WA; Washington, DC)
$174,000$205,000 USD
Zone 2 (Denver, CO; Westlake, TX; Chicago, IL)
$153,000$180,000 USD
Zone 3 (Lake Mary, FL)
$136,000$160,000 USD

Click here to learn more about available Benefits, which vary by region and Robinhood entity.

We’re looking for more growth-minded and collaborative people to be a part of our journey in democratizing finance for all. If you’re ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission—we’d love to have you apply even if you feel unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. At Robinhood, we're looking for people invigorated by our mission, values, and drive to change the world, not just those who simply check off all the boxes.

Robinhood embraces a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Robinhood provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights. Please review the specific Robinhood Privacy Policy applicable to the country where you are applying.