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Executive Director, Coinbase Institute

Company: Cointelegraph
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn t do this without hiring the best people. We re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That s us. There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world. Ready to ? Who you are:

  • You ve got positive energy. You re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let s face it, you can t have one without the other. You re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a "can do" attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We re stronger together, and you re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone. Coinbase is leading the expansion of digital assets into the financial mainstream. We are building a world-class Policy team to lead Coinbase s engagement, advocacy, and outreach efforts with policymakers around the world. In this role, you will be a key member of the Policy team, at a company where disruptive technologies and unconventional thinking are the norm. You will have an extraordinary opportunity to be on the leading edge of policy development in the cryptocurrency space, and will play an important role in advancing Coinbase s policy strategy in the United States. You will work closely with external partners, internal business leaders, and other internal support functions like Legal, Compliance, Comms and Marketing, to ensure alignment of our policy activities and functions. This position is fully remote. Reporting to the Chief Policy Officer, the Executive Director ("ED") of Coinbase Institute will lead Coinbase s internal think tank and policy thought leadership arm, while also playing a leadership role within the larger Policy team to ensure that Coinbase s strategic activities in the areas of lobbying, grassroots engagement, and regulatory affairs are aligned with Coinbase s larger strategic plan. The ED Will Keep a Pulse On Substantive Policy Developments In The Crypto Ecosystem, While Also Keeping a Close Watch On Operational Matters Such As The Policy Team s Budget And Long-term Strategic Planning. Specifically, The ED Of Coinbase Institute Will What you ll be doing (ie. job duties): To be completed by all business teams except Eng.
    • Conceive, draft, and oversee the execution of Coinbase Institute thought leadership pieces, including whitepapers, primers, blogs, and long-form academic pieces.
    • Manage Coinbase s relationships with other important crypto policy thought leaders, including universities, think tanks, trade associations, and corporations.
    • Work with the Chief Policy Officer to develop and execute Coinbase s strategic plan for public policy engagement throughout all levels of government. This includes steering continued alignment between the Policy Team s individual projects and overall policy strategy.
    • Serve as the main point of contact for key initiatives and inbound requests from the Policy Team Leads and members of other cross-functional teams within Coinbase.
    • Identify issues across the organization and crypto policy ecosystem, then create initiatives to solve them. Guide Coinbase leadership toward clear, efficient and accountable decision-making following external engagements.
    • Manage the Policy operations function, including budget and strategic planning.
    • Develop and execute executive-level communications and messaging to educate and influence stakeholders. Communicate priorities, activities, and results to the Policy team and larger organization, while ensuring deliverables are met. Have a solid pulse and feedback loop on organizational needs and budgetary planning. What we look for in you (ie. job requirements): To be completed by all business teams except Eng.
      • 9+ years experience in public policy, law or another relevant discipline.
      • Subject matter expert on financial services or technology issues affecting the crypto industry.
      • Expertise in public policy thought leadership, such as work involving think tanks or academic institutions.
      • Demonstrated ability to run operations for a fast moving team.
      • Experience in providing strategic leadership and counsel on policy issues.
      • Skilled at interacting effectively with all levels of management, regulators and policy makers.
      • Superlative writing and communication skills.
      • Enthusiasm for working on novel issues in a turbocharged environment, combined with a proclivity for proactive collaboration when problem solving.
      • Excellent team-building skills.
      • A strong interest in digital assets, crypto markets, and blockchain technology.
      • Dynamic presentation and verbal communication skills.
      • High EQ and a passion for acting like an owner. Job #: P56538 Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Pay Range $259,250-$305,000 USD Commitment to Equal Opportunity Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please complete this intake form to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here). Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates and Applicants Depending on your location, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may regulate the way we manage the data of job applicants. Our full notice outlining how data will be processed as part of the application procedure for applicable locations is available here. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required. For US applicants only, by submitting your application you are agreeing to arbitration of disputes as outlined here.
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