Policy and Campaigns - North America Lead

| Greater NYC Area

We’re looking for an awesome Policy and Campaigns - North America Lead to take ownership of our North America Government Relations and have a real impact in helping us to achieve Money Without Borders. The global Government Relations team 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, but your team lead is in London and you’ll be regularly travelling to Canadian and US political institutions. 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.

Your mission:

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

This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Choose your own path to success you’ll have the freedom to define the strategy to achieve our outcomes, and the responsibility for making it happen
  • Develop innovative approaches; you will be part of a global team who want to learn from each other
  • Work autonomously while evidencing impact in an environment where regular feedback and change is the norm

A bit about you:

  • You’ll be a highly skilled advocate who is totally passionate about the TransferWise mission.
  • An expert in public affairs and campaigning and know your way around DC and/or Ottawa politics, or equivalent.
  • 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
  • A versatile and highly skilled writer: from tweets to blogs to bill briefings, you are confident and compelling with all styles.
  • 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).

Some of your benefits:

  • Competitive base salary and generous stock options package
  • 401(k) and company matching
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 23 days paid time off and progressive family leave
  • An all-expenses paid yearly company vacation to Europe

A bit about TransferWise:

Since 2011, we’ve had a clear mission: money without borders. Built by and for people who live global lives, we’re the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders.

We’re just at the beginning of our story and we’re growing at an incredible pace. We won’t stop until anyone, anywhere can send, spend and receive money wherever they are, whatever they’re doing. There’s still heaps to do and we can’t do it alone.

Our People:

At TransferWise, you’ll be joining a movement of people who believe in a better, fairer, more transparent way of moving money around the world. You’ll collaborate to do your best work and take on problems that no one has looked at before.

If you’re keen to learn, grow, try new things and aren’t afraid of a bold plan, you’ll fit right in.

How we work:

At TransferWise our strategy emerges from the collective brainpower of all our people, who are organised in dozens of independent, autonomous teams. Teams stay closest to our customers, so they choose what problems to solve and where to spend the most time.

You’ll experience radical levels of ownership and empowerment within your role. Plus the opportunity to see the direct impact of your work on our customers.


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Our NYC office is located on 24th street, in the Flatiron district amongst all the best places to eat!

An Insider's view of TransferWise

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

"We work in autonomous teams that focus on specific customer problems. We define the top line KPI for the company and then teams have full autonomy on what customer problems to solve to move that KPI. This structure empowers people closest to the customers to make their own decisions. Teams move fast and in parallel."



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
Disability Insurance
Our employer paid short-term disability insurance pays you a portion of your earnings if you miss time at work because of a disabling illness or injury.
Dental Benefits
We offer individual and family plans which include preventative examinations and contribution towards basic and major dental treatments.
Vision Benefits
We provide cover towards your annual eye exams, frames and lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have options for family and individual insurance plans
Wellness Programs
Our wellness programme includes gym discounts and other local offers.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
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. In NY everyone gets 16 weeks fully paid leave to care for their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer a flexible schedule that works around you and your team.
Remote Work Program
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
We offer 23 days per anniversary year plus public holidays and a day off on your birthday!
Paid Volunteer Time
We offer a full days paid volunteering per year
After 4 years at TransferWise, all our employees have the option to take 6 weeks paid time off.
Paid Holidays
We offer all employees paid time off for public holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our Commuter Benefits Plan reduces your commuting expenses by allowing you to set aside pre-tax money for qualified transit and parking expenses you incur while getting to and from work.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
You can pay for parking at or near your regular place of employment tax-free.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

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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