Posted on: March 12, 2020 | Job#: 317727

Senior Manager - Government Affairs

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us. 

About the role

If you’re passionate about driving sound public policy, sustainability, human rights, and ensuring a healthy state and local business climate where companies can succeed, , Gap Inc.’s Government Affairs team has much to offer you. We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our employees, customers, and communities in which we do business.
The Government Affairs team is looking for a Local and State Government Affairs Senior Manager at the San Francisco headquarters of Gap Inc. We seek someone who is proactive and can work independently while also organizing effective coalitions, has a strong interest in the retail industry, maintains close ties to local and state government, and a deep understanding of the legislative process.
The Senior Manager of Local and State Government Affairs will lead efforts to shape local and state public policy, ensuring a sustainable business climate, and promoting the mission of our co-founders, Doris and Don Fisher, to “do more than sell clothes.” The Senior Manager will serve as an advocate and liaison for local and state issues to key stakeholders, including elected officials, trade associations and other policymakers. This individual will monitor and analyze legislative and regulatory developments on local and state issues, communicating and advising on the status of priority issues and potential impact to the company. Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Government Affairs, this person will be a strategic thinker who looks several moves ahead, developing and implementing strategies to ensure Gap Inc.'s corporate interests are advanced in legislation and regulatory policy.
Those who thrive in our culture are skilled at moving in a fast-paced environment where personal empowerment, flexibility, knowledge and continuous learning are a part of the day-to-day experience and personal growth. Collaboration and teamwork across functions are essential.

What you'll do

  • Advocate for Gap Inc.’s position on key issues, such as tax, data privacy, organized retail crime, workforce issues, and sustainability. Draft briefing memos, talking points, and testimony.
  • Develop and implement advocacy strategies to advance Gap Inc.’s business priorities by: using campaign approaches, working with consultants, building coalitions and engaging other voices to support business objectives
  • Drive Gap Inc.’s engagement in relevant business groups and associations and support business strategy and execution
  • Develop and implement a strategy for local community engagement, in partnership with Gap Foundation
  • Communicate personally and work successfully with local and state officials and staff, and other key stakeholders, in a professional, informed manner
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to help shape government affairs and sustainability work as part of Gap Inc.’s global sustainability initiatives
  • Represent the company at external engagement activities

Who you are

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of experience in local or state government affairs, public policy or related areas
  • Exceptional communication skills in public and private settings, in both presentation and written formats, including briefings, correspondence, and policy papers. Ability to translate complex technical issues and interpret and analyze political developments, policy and legislative proposals
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with leaders at various levels in the organization in a professional manner and work well with individuals in multiple departments and brands
  • Experience in planning and executing campaigns and leading multiple projects simultaneously with varying deadlines
  • Sound judgment and interpersonal skills with high degree of political astuteness, especially navigating political situations and structures.
  • Independent, self-starter with excellent time management skills and well organized with attention to detail

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

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