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Government Affairs Specialist

| Greater Boston Area

As the Government Affairs Specialist, you will work with the DraftKings Government Affairs team to monitor and engage in various legislative and regulatory issues impacting the business across the country. As the Government Affairs Specialist, you will report to the Assistant Director of Government Affairs and work closely with the DraftKings Government Affairs and Legal teams.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in coordination and oversight of multi-state legislative effort
  • Advise on government affairs strategy for company
  • Manage strategy and contract lobbyists and various state efforts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key policy makers
  • Review legislation and analyze its impact on the company
  • Draft comments on proposed legislation and regulations
  • Testify at legislative hearings and meetings
  • Assist company in obtaining appropriate licenses
  • Monitor developments in industry and provide relevant and timely insight
  • Strategize and coordinate efforts with communications team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gaming industry and laws impacting gaming businesses required
  • College degree and five years of working experience required; J.D. required
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to spot issues and propose solutions
  • Ability to timely respond to new demands, priorities, and challenges
  • This position could require travel up to 30% of the time.
  • Position can be based in Boston or DC [or flexible].
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Located steps away from South Station and Downtown Crossing makes our office commute friendly with endless possibilities for coffee and lunch.

What are DraftKings Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance benefit is through BCBS.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Corporate discounts with local gyms, race reimbursements and various seminars related to wellness (meditation, nutrition, ergonomics, etc.)
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
DraftKings will match 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of all 2018 eligible earnings (salary and bonus)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We value work life blend and you shouldn't worry about how much time off you have.
Paid Holidays
DraftKings offers employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
DraftKings offers refrigerators filled with craft beer and wine.
Casual Dress
It's not about what you wear, but what you can bring to the team.
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Eligible employees may request reimbursement of up to $5,250/calendar year. To receive reimbursement, you must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program related to your field.
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