Government Relations Specialist
Higher One - Washington, DC

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Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) is a leading company focused on creating cost-saving efficiencies for higher education institutions and providing high-value services to students. Higher One offers a wide array of technological services on campus, ranging from streamlining the institution’s performance analytics and financial aid refund processes to offering students innovative banking services, tuition payment plans, and the basics of financial management. Higher One works closely with colleges and universities to allocate resources more efficiently in order to provide a higher quality of service and education to students.

Founded in 2000 on a college campus by students, Higher One now serves more than half of the higher education market, providing its services to over 1,250 campuses and 10.5 million students at distinguished public and private institutions nationwide.

At Higher One, we believe that every employee is critical to our success! Our innovative services depend on the energy, values, hard work and dedication of our employees. As we continue to grow, we look for others who are also committed to retaining a small-company feel while moving us to the next level!

Higher One is not your typical financial services company. Our environment is open – we do not have offices – not even for upper management. We typically work in casual attire, and while our focus on excellence is anything but casual, we know how to have fun, too. Teams have been known to plan surprise nerf gun attacks on other departments. We work hard – and we have fun while we do it.

We are currently seeking a Government Relations Specialist to join our growing team. This position will be domiciled at a home office in the DC area and reports to the Director of Contracts and Government Regulations in New Haven, CT. There will be 25% - 50% travel associated with this position.

Responsibilities
  • Monitor state and federal legislative and regulatory issues that may potential impact business operations.
  • Report on potential regulatory and legislative issues to ensure organizational awareness.
  • Coordinate with internal departments (public relations, corporate communications and legal staff) in developing and ensuring consistent communications regarding legislation, public policy and regulatory actions.
  • Assist in the drafting and coordination of government relations materials for requisite federal and state filings, and work with legal staff to assemble.
  • Manage relationships with state, regional and national trade associations and other third parties.
  • Serve as a company representative for federal and state lobbying efforts and trade associations.
  • Coordinate grassroots advocacy and advise clients on governmental communications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree. JD or MA in Government Affairs a plus
  • 1 - 3 years government relations work-related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret a variety of detailed legislation and regulation documents
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills
Working at Higher One

Higher One is not your typical financial services company. Our environment is open – we do not have offices – not even for upper management. We typically work in casual attire, and while our focus on excellence is anything but casual, we know how to have fun, too. Teams have been known to plan surprise nerf gun attacks on other departments. We work hard – and we have fun while we do it.

Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, 401K, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • Flexible work hours
  • Casual dress
  • 20 Paid Time Off Days per year
  • 8 Holidays per year
  • Free lunches in our offices
  • Free use of on-site fitness facility in Oakland, CA and New Haven, CT
  • Fun events

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The higher ambition at Higher One Holdings is to facilitate higher education payments. The company provides payment processing and...