Federal Affairs Coordinator @ Instacart - Washington, DC

Federal Affairs Coordinator

Instacart's Policy & Government Affairs department advocates for public policy outcomes that support the long-term growth of our business and the success of our key stakeholders. We build trust with government policymakers, helping them understand our business and its positive impact on their communities. We help to shape complex, cutting-edge public policy debates that will define the future of work and e-commerce. We engage a diverse coalition of stakeholders and communities to build effective advocacy campaigns that advance our public policy goals. We help the company see around corners to anticipate and adjust to rapidly evolving political and regulatory landscapes.
The Federal Affairs Coordinator will work across the Federal Affairs team to ensure that project goals are being achieved throughout the department, including internal tracking and reporting systems for various projects to ensure they are meeting relevant deadlines. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Federal Affairs and is based in Washington, DC.

  • Manage agendas and follow ups for regular calls/meetings with federal consultants, trade associations, partners and frequent internal and external stakeholders

  • Conduct research and writing that provides analysis for federal affairs engagement

  • Develop and update written collateral for use in external meetings

  • Manage regular blast communications to Congressional targets about key Instacart news and updates

  • Manage central federal stakeholder targeting database, ensuring accurate and timely data collection and analyzing data to track progress towards engagement goals, prioritize targets and identify opportunities

  • Oversee Instacart Washington, DC "fly-ins" for Instacart stakeholders including executives, shoppers and other partners. Duties include preparing briefing materials, generating collateral, event logistics, troubleshooting


  • 3+ years of experience in public policy, politics or external relations

  • Some experience working in DC or with the federal government preferred

  • Exhibit strong process-oriented skills and strive to find the most efficient way to do things without sacrificing a high quality of work and/or results

  • Work cross-functionally, across geographies and time zones

  • Demonstrate acute attention to detail and follow through

  • Comfortable multitasking and switching gears frequently

  • Absorb new information and learn new skills quickly, with appropriate resources and support

  • Write and speak clearly and concisely

  • Deliver on tight deadlines in high pressure situations

  • Demonstrate courtesy, professionalism and strong interpersonal skills, especially with VIP external stakeholders

  • Exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality