Senior Government Affairs Manager - Southeast

Flock Safety

Flock Safety

United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024

Who is Flock?

Flock Safety is an all-in-one technology solution to eliminate crime and keep communities safe. Our intelligent platform combines the power of communities at scale - including cities, businesses, schools, and law enforcement agencies - to shape a safer future together. Our full-service, maintenance-free technology solution is trusted by communities across the country to help solve and deter crime in the pursuit of safer communities for everyone.

Our holistic public safety platform is comprehensive and intelligent, providing the actionable evidence needed to solve, deter and reduce crime across neighborhoods, schools, businesses and entire cities. Without compromising transparency or privacy, we are turning unbiased data into objective answers.

Flock strives to offer a career-defining experience where you can also make an impact on your community. While safety is a serious business, we are a supportive team that is optimizing the remote experience to create strong and fulfilling relationships even when we are physically apart. Our group of hard-working employees thrive in a positive and inclusive environment, where a bias towards action is rewarded.

We have raised over $380M in venture capital from investors including Tiger Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, and Initialized Capital. Now surpassing a $3B valuation, Flock is scaling intentionally and seeking the best and brightest to help us meet our goal of reducing crime in the United States by 25% in the next three years.

The Opportunity

Flock Safety is looking for an experienced Government Affairs Manager to join our External Affairs team. This role will be based in Texas and require regular travel. You will be responsible for policy engagement and strategy development within your region, including direct interactions with government officials, managing outside consultants, developing partnerships with third-party stakeholders, and building coalitions to help fully realize our public policy priorities. You will have the opportunity to help shape the future of public safety working with a variety of external and internal cross-functional partners. The ideal candidate will have an established political and public affairs network in the Southwest United States, with experience working in emerging technology, transportation, privacy, or public safety.

The Skillset

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required.

  • 5+ years of experience lobbying elected officials and staff in state government.

  • Demonstrated experience creating and implementing advocacy campaigns directly relevant to state government, including achieving short and long term milestones related to advancing policy, political and/or advocacy goals.

  • A strong public speaking presence, with the ability to represent Flock Safety before public policy audiences.

  • You are a natural connector and relationship builder, with a track record of working with external and cross-functional partners to solve complex problem sets.

  • Creative problem-solving and multi-tasking skills in time-sensitive settings, including experience driving projects supporting must-win business objectives.

  • A high-level of comfort working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving startup environment - you thrive working in ambiguity.

  • A shared passion in our mission to eliminate crime.

Feeling uneasy that you haven’t ticked every box? That’s okay; we’ve felt that way too. Studies have shown women and minorities are less likely to apply unless they meet all qualifications. We encourage you to break the status quo and apply to roles that would make you excited to come to work every day.

90 Days at Flock

We are a results-oriented culture and believe job descriptions are a thing of the past. We prescribe to 90 day plans and believe that good days, lead to good weeks, which lead to good months. This serves as a preview of the 90 day plan you will receive if you were to be hired as a Government Affairs Manager at Flock Safety.

The First 30 Days

  • Complete the onboarding process and attend product briefings to familiarize yourself with Flock Safety.

  • Meet with cross functional teams to develop and understand company objectives in key markets.

  • At the end of 30 days, provide a detailed plan for executing state legislative and regulatory objectives and provide a roadmap for accomplishing objectives. Continue executing state plans and communicating progress.

  • Write a 30-day assessment. Include: high level objectives, key inputs, progress, self assessment about where you need help, and what the next 60 days will look like

The First 60 Days

  • At the end of 60 Days, continue tweaking, adding to, and executing our agreed upon level plans

  • Continue communicating cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to understand and support customer objectives

  • Be prepared to succinctly describe our public policy engagement goals, strategies, and risk mitigation options in each state with active advocacy campaigns.

90 Days & Beyond

  • At the end of 90 Days, you are rolling. By now, you should be able to fully support our public policy engagements with concise and accurate data, clear messaging, personal advocacy, and strategic thinking. You should have detailed plans that you’ve been executing with a coordinated team. And we should be on the path to expanding opportunities while mitigating threats to our business.

What a typical week may look like

  • 30% meeting with public officials: Supporting the company by engaging directly with elected officials and educating public policy stakeholders on Flock Safety’s contributions to enhancing public safety in the United States.

  • 35% managing outside consulting teams: Be the point of contact for external partners in your region, managing complex proactive and reactive policy campaigns on behalf of Flock Safety and our customers.

  • 20% representing Flock Safety at external events: You will have a regular presence at local and with third-party organizations in your region, working with a variety of public affairs partners to help advance our mission.

  • 10% inform the business: Work with internal partners across Sales, Product, Legal, Communications, Operations, and more to help guide the business in your region, ensuring the perspectives of public policy audiences are considered as part of Flock Safety’s business strategy in-market.

  • 5% collateral development: Support collateral development to help educate priority external affairs audiences and effectively tell our story.

The Interview Process

We want our interview process to be a true reflection of our culture: transparent and collaborative. Throughout the interview process, your recruiter will guide you through the next steps and ensure you feel prepared every step of the way.

  1. Our First Chat: During this first conversation, you’ll meet with a recruiter to chat through your background, what you could bring to Flock, what you are looking for in your next role, and who we are.

  2. The Hiring Manager Interview: You will meet with your potential future boss to really dive into the role, the team, expectations, and what success means at Flock. This is your chance to really nerd out with someone in your field.

  3. The Technical Assessment: Our technical assessments seek to test the hard skills required to do the job. Engineers may find themselves in coding interviews or architecture discussions, sales roles may present mock discovery calls, and leadership roles may craft 90 day plans. Your recruiter will inform you of which assessment you will be assigned and ensure you are fully prepared for your big day.

  4. The Panel: Learn more about the team, responsibilities, and workflows. You should be prepared to speak about past projects, how you collaborate and communicate with others, and how you live our values. Depending on the team and role you are interviewing for, you may meet with several teammates as well as cross-functional partners.

  5. The Executive Review: A chance to meet an executive in your function and view Flock from a different lens. Be prepared to ask well-thought-out questions about the company, culture, and more.

The Perks

💰 Salary & Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $120,000 to $155,000 as well as stock options

🌴 Use what you need PTO: We seriously mean it, plus 11 company holidays and your birthday off!

⚕️ Fully-paid health benefits plan for employees: including Medical, Dental, and Vision and an HSA match.

👪 Family Leave: All employees receive 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 6-8 weeks of physical recovery time.

🍼 Fertility & Family Benefits: We have partnered with Maven, a complete digital health benefit for starting and raising a family. We will reimburse $10,000 a year for adoption, surrogacy, or fertility.

🧠 Mental Health: All employees receive an annual subscription to Headspace.

💖 Caregiver Support: We have partnered with Cariloop to provide our employees with caregiver support

💸 Carta Tax Advisor: Employees receive 1:1 sessions with Equity Tax Advisors who can address individual grants, model tax scenarios, and answer general questions.

💻 WFH Stipend: $150 per month to cover the costs of working from home.

📚 Productivity Stipend: $250 per year to use on Audible, Calm, Masterclass, Duolingo, Grammarly and so much more.

🏠 Home Office Stipend: A one-time $750 to help you create your dream office.

🏢 Coworking Space: If you’re not local to our ATL HQ, we’ll provide $250 a month to get you set up with an All Access Membership to WeWork (or a local coworking space in your area).

🐾 Pet Insurance: We’ve partnered with Pumpkin to provide insurance for our employee’s fur babies.

Flock is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diverse backgrounds and thoughts and welcome everyone to apply for employment with us. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative. Mutual respect is central to how Flock operates, and we believe the best solutions come from diverse perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace our differences and know that we are stronger working together.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at careers@flocksafety.com. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.