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Government Affairs Manager



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Vast was founded to expand humanity's frontier into the solar system and beyond. We believe that the next step on that journey is enabling manufacturing and habitation in LEO. We are building artificial gravity space stations to make this a reality. If you want to join a team that builds amazing things with the most talented people on Earth, please reach out.

Vast is looking for a Government Affairs Manager to join our team in Washington, DC. This role is responsible for U.S. Legislative and Executive Branch outreach and related engagements to support Vast’s strategic policy objectives. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally across the company (with Legal, Business Development, Engineering, etc.) and grow the company’s government affairs function.


  • Engage directly with relevant Congressional offices and Executive Branch agencies and offices (including NASA, NSpC, OMB, OSTP, etc.) in support of Vast’s policy objectives
  • Research, analyze, and track relevant legislation, rulemakings, and other federal government actions that may affect the company
  • Prepare briefing materials, talking points, and related work product in support of the company’s policy objectives
  • Attend and report on relevant hearings, conferences, and events
  • Work closely with Vast’s business development function and legal/regulatory function in support of developing advocacy positions and objectives
  • Participate in Vast’s trade association forums to support the company’s objectives
  • Coordinate and manage efforts with Vast’s external government affairs advisors

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in government affairs
  • Registered lobbyist

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working on commercial human spaceflight programs and policies
  • Proven ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and schedules with ease and grace
  • Ability to simplify complex concepts into straightforward and concise explanations
  • Comfortable operating outside of areas of expertise and in new territory
  • Excellent communication, analytical, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with excellent time-management and prioritization skills

Pay Range:

  • Government Affairs Manager III: $115,000 - $160,000
  • Sr. Government Affairs Manager IV: $155,000 - $181,000
Base salary will vary depending on job-related knowledge, education, skills, experience, business needs, and market demand. Salary is just one component of our comprehensive compensation package. Full-time employees also receive company equity, as well as access to a full suite of compelling benefits and perks, including: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and dependents, flexible paid time off for exempt staff and up to 15 days of vacation for non-exempt staff, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, free catered meals and snacks and beverages, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, One Medical membership, ClassPass credits, personalized mental healthcare through Spring Health, and other discounts and perks.


The person hired will have access to information and items subject to U.S. export controls, and therefore, must either be a “U.S. person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.62 or otherwise eligible for deemed export licensing. This status includes U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and asylees and refugees with such status granted, not pending.
Vast is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Vast is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.