Policy Analyst

Remote | Full-time

At Plaid, our mission is to unlock financial freedom for everyone.  There has never been a better time than now to start building the future of fintech with us. Plaid powers the tools millions of people rely on to live a healthier financial life. We work with thousands of companies like Venmo, SoFi, and Betterment, several of the Fortune 500, and many of the largest banks to make it easy for people to connect their financial accounts to the apps and services they want to use. Plaid’s network covers 12,000 financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., London and Amsterdam. #LI-Remote

This role requires a critical thinker and strong communicator who can quickly digest and execute tactical and strategic objectives with existing and emerging policy stakeholders.  This role requires developing in-depth knowledge of key policymakers, financial institutions, and trade and consumer groups and maintaining relationships that are critical to advancing Plaid’s policy and business priorities. This person will be responsible for relating policy back to Plaid’s business to influence strategic decisions across a variety of teams to drive desirable policy and company outcomes.

Additionally, this person should also have an aptitude for navigating complex political dynamics and be confident representing Plaid with external partners.  It requires someone who is technically inclined, who can translate “tech talk” and “business concepts” into “policy wonk”, and vice versa  This person should be able to identify new policy or industry relationships or policymaking that could advance Plaid’s business. 

What Excites Us:

  • 5+ years of experience in policy, technology and financial services
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage projects from inception through execution
  • Strong organizational skills - ability to successfully manage, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences
  • Strong understanding and passion for new technology with particular interest in the evolution of the associated policy and regulatory spaces
  • Demonstrated experience managing stakeholder expectations through clearly defined project objectives and focused execution against plans
  • Creative problem solver who is interested in understanding different points of view and new ways of approaching problems
  • Ambitious goal setter who spots opportunities and creative paths to overcome obstacles
  • Strong interpersonal skills that contribute to a positive and productive working environment
  • Self-motivated and possesses the ability to work independently as well as with a team

What Excites You:

  • Writing regulatory comment letters, letters to 'the hill', policy memos, reports, fact sheets and other materials for a range of audiences
  • Representing Plaid at meetings with regulators, legislators, and subject area experts, as well as with allies and partners
  • Speak publicly on behalf of Plaid at conferences, webinars, roundtables, etc.
  • Cross-functional coordination with Comms, Growth, Legal and Product to drive business outcomes through policy and help policy inform business strategy
  • Create Policy's weekly newsletter providing updates to the entire company on emerging trends and work in the space
Plaid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion or religious belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, military or veteran status, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Plaid is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance with your application or interviews due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations@plaid.com.
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