Director US State and Local Government Affairs

Accelerate your career by joining Okta, the leading provider of identity for the enterprise, as Director U.S. State and Local Government Affairs to join Okta’s newly formed Government Affairs team. This role will report directly to the VP, Government Affairs. This position will be responsible for growing Okta’s GA presence with all relevant U.S. State and Local Government Affairs stakeholders.  It’s a unique opportunity to join a high growth company that has just recently started a Government Affairs practice.  The position will develop Okta’s policy interests at the State and Local level and will interface with Government officials and staff.



  • Represent Okta’s interests with key government stakeholders at the State and Local level, including executive and legislative leaders, on a wide range of business and social issues
  • Act as the primary point of contact for civic, industry and/or policy associations
  • Prepare briefings for executive interaction with policymakers and community leaders
  • Analyze legislative and regulatory proposals to assess relevance and impact to Okta
  • Draft advocacy materials and position papers, internal and external communications
  • Educate relevant lawmakers and agencies about Okta products
  • Review and recommend participation in non-Okta external events


Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working in or with government (~10 years) at the U.S. State and Local level
  • Experience reading, interpreting, and analyzing legislation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, execute on management of simultaneous projects

 Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience collaborating with people across different departments and organizations
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative, yet 100% in coordination with the team
  • Experience working on candidate campaigns or issue advocacy campaigns
  • Experience working at a multinational technology company


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