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Program Manager, Public Policy

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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 #LiveCrypto? 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 Program Manager, Public Policy will be responsible for steering alignment between the Policy team’s individual projects and overall strategy, and will help to ensure that the team’s activities involving US Policy, International Policy, Regulatory Policy, and the Coinbase Institute are communicated internally and aligned with Coinbase’s larger strategic plan. 


The program manager 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 headcount needs. 


What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Work with the Chief Policy Officer to steer continued alignment between the Policy Team’s individual projects and overall policy strategy;
  • Ensure the Policy team’s objectives are operationalized effectively through both individual contribution and project management oversight; 
  • Drive a leadership engagement strategy across Policy: develop & maintain comms and planning playbooks to ensure consistent, proactive messaging on Policy deliverables
  • Manage the Policy operations function, including budget, headcount requests, recruiting, tools and systems, and other internal processes (e.g., new hire and vendor onboarding);
  • Own the drafting and continued alignment of the team’s OKRs and other Big Rocks; 
  • Develop executive-level communications and messaging to educate key stakeholders (both internal and external) on Policy team activities;
  • Serve as the main Point-of-Contact for key initiatives and inbound requests from Team Leads and members of other cross-functional teams;
  • Identify issues across the organization and create initiatives to solve them. Guide leadership towards clear, efficient and accountable decision-making following these external interactions; and
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Chief Policy Officer and Policy Team Leads, involving each of the Policy Team’s verticals, that require an in-depth expertise of the policy landscape. 

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 5+ years experience in project management, ideally involving public policy, government, or a relevant area of law. 
  • Subject matter expertise on financial services or technology issues affecting the crypto industry is a plus . 
  • Demonstrated ability to run operations for a fast moving team.  
  • Experience with strategic planning, both involving short term projects and long term outcomes. 
  • Skilled at interacting effectively with all levels of management. 
  • 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.


Position ID:  P58190

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:
$121,125$142,500 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 the Know Your Rights notice here.  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 contact us at accommodations[at] 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).

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Benefits at Coinbase
  • Medical Plan, Dental and Vision Plan with generous employee contributions
  • Health Savings Account with company contributions each pay period
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Mobile/Internet Reimbursement
  • Remote-First Stipend
  • Connections Stipend
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Fertility Counseling and Benefits
  • 18 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • The option of getting paid in digital currency

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