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Senior Government Relations Manager

Company: Turo
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Turo is expanding our Government Relations program and we seek a talented Government Relations professional with demonstrated expertise in state and/or local policymaking in Hawai--i. As a member of the Government Relations team, you will work cross-functionally to create peer-to-peer car sharing champions amongst influential policymakers in Hawai--i. You are quick-witted, entrepreneurial, and intellectually curious. To succeed in this role, you are willing to try new things and can manage numerous projects with tight deadlines. Things happen quickly at Turo, and to do great work, you need to be an enthusiastic team player who can work cross-functionally to solve problems and deliver results.
What You'll Do:

  • Drive Turo's public policy objectives in Hawai--i;
  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with state and local lawmakers, airport regulators, Turo community members, and key stakeholders in Hawai--i;
  • Draw on existing experience to develop and execute Hawai--i-specific strategies to promote the concept of peer-to-peer car sharing, while defeating efforts to slow or inhibit our growth;
  • Develop and execute entrepreneurial programs in Hawai--i that build trust with stakeholders including policymakers, influential local organizations, and the community at large;
  • Monitor all legislative and regulatory activities with potential to impact our industry, and develop engagement, inoculation, and education plans to address each one;
  • Testify at the capitol in Honolulu and at the local level on Turo's behalf;
  • Represent Turo in meetings, panel discussions, and group meetings in Hawai--i;
  • In collaboration with Turo's Hawai--i senior grassroots and community engagement manager, develop and strengthen the skills of the Turo community to advocate about the benefits of peer-to-peer car sharing in Hawai--i with lawmakers, regulators, community groups, stakeholders, and the broader population
  • Attend in-person events with Turo hosts and guests to foster a thriving community of engaged constituent advocates;
  • In collaboration with Turo's Hawai--i senior grassroots and community engagement manager, identify opportunities to amplify Turo's grassroots program to generate awareness of Turo and partner with grassroots colleagues to create advocates with key lawmakers;
  • Serve as a champion for the Hawai--i host community with both external stakeholders and across Turo;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally on issues that impact Turo and our community in Hawai--i, ensuring close alignment with the marketing, account management, sales, airports, communications, customer support, and the broader government relations teams; and
  • Help identify and represent Turo at various community events, meetings, and media events on the islands; considerable inter-island travel expected

    Your Profile:

    • 5+ years professional Government Relations experience in a private sector company in Hawai--i and/or as senior staff or advisor to a Hawai--i state or local legislature, legislator, or campaign committee;
    • Demonstrable network of key relationships including Hawai--i state and local legislators, Governor, staff, and other policymakers;
    • Exceptional writing and presentation skills;
    • Extensive relationships with representatives from important stakeholder groups on the islands;
    • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team and coordinate projects across stakeholders; and
    • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive or controversial subjects with tact, kindness, and professionalism.


Keywords: Turo, Honolulu , Senior Government Relations Manager, Executive , Honolulu, Hawaii

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