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3 months ago | 242 views | Be the first one to apply

Policy Lead

Per year
$114,000 To $171,000

About the company

Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem. The launch of Soroban, the new smart contracts platform designed to work well with Stellar, brings a wealth of opportunity for innovation. When you join SDF as a Community Manager, you will be a part of a team that’s leveraging that opportunity to increase developer participation in order to bootstrap the ecosystem of tools, protocols, dapps, and educational resources necessary for Soroban to succeed.

Job Summary

What we’re looking for:

📍8+ years of experience in policy work, with a preference for experience in technology, digital assets, everyday financial services (payments, lending, and borrowing), and financial access and inclusion. 📍A Master's Degree in Public Policy or Economic Development is very helpful, but not required. 📍Experience with blockchain, digital assets as well as traditional finance. 📍Understanding of the technical, economic, and social implications of decentralized technologies. 📍A passion for furthering financial access and inclusion with technological solutions. 📍A creative thinker with the capability to develop innovative policy solutions for a fast-growing and evolving industry. 📍Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate complex technical and policy concepts effectively to a diverse set of audiences. 📍Superior writing skills and ability to deliver high-quality, timely briefing materials to the CEO, CL&PO, and other senior members of the team. 📍Strong strategic, organizational, collaborative, problem-solving, and independent decision-making skills. 📍Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally to reach creative solutions to challenging policy issues. 📍Experience advising Product and Engineering teams to incorporate policy considerations into their roadmaps. 📍A strong interest in blockchain and how emerging technology can solve real world problems. 📍Existing relationships with relevant think tanks, NGOs, standard setting bodies, academic institutions, and industry, public interest, and advocacy groups. 📍Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed. 📍An independent worker, who is comfortable working with a largely distributed team. 📍A sense of humor!

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