Policy and Campaigns Manager

| Greater NYC Area

A bit about the job

In the Government Relations team, our job is to ensure that the relevant law and regulations help us to create the best product for our customers. Our priority outcomes include:

  • Customer onboarding regulations that create as little customer friction as possible
  • Instant, low-cost, 24/7 payment systems that we are able to access directly
  • Full disclosure of the costs of sending money overseas by all industry participants

You’ll be embedded in the North America team, based in New York. You will work alongside colleagues in product, legal, compliance, and banking to deliver low-cost, transparent and instant money transfers to our North American customers.

You will also receive functional support and guidance from colleagues in the Government Relations team based in London, where your line manager will be based.

What you’ll be doing

Taking ownership of North America Government Relations you’ll be:

  • Creating a plan for delivering our priority outcomes in North America and executing it.
  • Building relationships with key influencers: politicians and senior officials whose support we need now or might need in the future.
  • Cutting through the noise of political developments and current affairs: you will summarise and share what is most important and relevant to your team-mates.
  • Drafting comment letters and position papers: you will be able to distill technical information into compelling briefings
  • Diving deep into the product to understand which regulatory changes can help us deliver improvements for our customers.
  • Working with the compliance and banking teams in managing our relationships with regulators and government departments.

Who are you?

You should be a highly skilled advocate who is totally passionate about the TransferWise mission. You:

  • Are an expert in public affairs and campaigning and know your way around DC and/or Ottawa politics, or equivalent
  • Are able to get stuff done. Not afraid to get hands dirty to deliver what is needed - we’re a scale-up and you will need an entrepreneurial mindset to thrive
  • Are a versatile and highly skilled writer: from tweets to blogs to bill briefings, you are confident and compelling with all styles
  • Are curious about other cultures, have a global mindset, and are prepared to spend time abroad for work
  • Have previously worked with a fast growing regulated financial and/or mission driven company (payments experience particularly welcome)

Work and life at TransferWise

For the most part, no one will be telling you what to do. We’ll expect you to make our customers’ lives easier and happier by contributing as you see fit.

True, a lot of that will be the stuff we mention above, but the bottom line is that you’ll be your own boss, and at the same time, you’ll get tons of support from your colleagues. Not to mention tons of feedback.

The way we work doesn’t suit everyone. But if freedom, autonomy, and head-scratching professional challenges get you psyched, this could be a really good match.

Who we are

TransferWise was founded in 2011 with a clear mission: Money without borders - so people and businesses can send, spend and get paid in any currency, whenever, wherever.

Sure, the heart of what we do is international money transfer. And we’re committed to making it instant, convenient and fair for millions of people, all over the world. But we’re growing our other products and our teams at an exciting pace. And we’re looking for the very best to jump on board.


  • Competitive salary
  • 401(k) and company matching
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 23 days paid time off and progressive family leave
  • Annual all-expenses-paid company holiday in Europe
  • High-spec laptop, of your choice
  • And more!


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JIRAManagement


Our NYC office is located on 24th street, in the Flatiron district amongst all the eateries you'd wish to frequent!
19W 24th Street, New York, NY 10010

What are TransferWise Perks + Benefits

TransferWise Benefits Overview

We listened to what our employees wanted from us as an employer and have tailored a benefits package around them, which includes; 6 weeks paid leave for people who have been at the company for four years, a flexible-working policy, generous maternity and paternity leave, and an annual all company trip away.

When we designed our new offices, we asked our teams what they’d like to have in their workplace. We’ve created office environments where people enjoy coming in and where they can do their best work.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We offer all our employees stock options because we’re all creating TransferWise together and we want to share the value of our success.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We care about your important life events and want to make sure you take the time you need with your family. We take into account country-specific requirements so our policies vary by office.
Flexible Work Schedule
You may need to work remotely or take some time to work from home or abroad with your family. Whatever it is, you can chat to your team lead and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some Meals Provided
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance

Additional Perks + Benefits

23 days holiday (PTO) + your birthday off + bank holidays and volunteer days. International Travel + 1 Abroad Company Holiday per year.

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