Director of Government Relations & Public Policy

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Reports To

Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy

Location

Washington, DC

Requisition Number

16-012-3

Position Summary

The Director of Government Relations and Public Policy is responsible for developing and executing regulatory and legislative strategies to promote ChargePoint’s network and products and advance policy objectives at the Federal, state and local levels. Must be goal-motivated, adaptable in a start-up/early stage environment, a strategic thinker, and detail oriented. Successful candidates will have deep experience with developing strategies for and driving outcomes in regulatory proceedings, legislative initiatives, and public policy campaigns.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor, track, and analyze federal, state (Southern and Mid-Western), and local legislation, as well as regulations and funding opportunities affecting electric vehicle (EV) and EV charging policy.
  • Manage critical relationships with government stakeholders, including public utility commissions, federal agencies, Congress, US Environmental Protection Agency, state and local elected officials, as well as key external stakeholders such as environmental organizations, auto companies, utilities, and industry associations.
  • Represent ChargePoint in federal, state, and local government forums.
  • Research and draft position papers, testimony, regulatory filings, and opinion pieces.
  • Develop opportunities to educate and influence opinion makers and policy makers.
  • Coordinate with internal teams on messaging, policy development, and strategy.
  • Manage resources to effectively oversee campaigns, policy development, and regulatory proceedings across a wide geographic turf.
  • Communicate advocacy activities to internal stakeholders and translate relevant policy developments into meaningful guidance and strategic advice.

Qualifications

  • An advanced understanding of energy policy, regulatory processes, legislative processes (state legislatures and Congress), and federal agencies (particularly EPA and DOT).
  • Demonstrable experience in EV charging or related technology field required.
  • Track record of successfully passing legislation and navigating regulatory proceedings.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Established relationships with federal, state, and local policymakers.
  • Self-starter and ability to “manage up”.
  • Well-versed in core computer skills (e.g., Microsoft suite) required, background in quantitative analysis preferred.
  • Ability to travel frequently and work under tight deadlines.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience in government relations, public policy, or regulatory affairs.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, master in public policy or JD preferred

If there is a match between your experiences/skills and the Company needs, we will contact you directly.

ChargePoint is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants only - Recruiting agencies do not contact.

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