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Tusk Venture Partners
Tusk Venture Partners

Government Relations Director (Based in Austin, TX)



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024


FanDuel Group (“FanDuel") is an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. The premier gaming destination in the United States, FanDuel consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and TV/media.

FanDuel has a presence across all 50 states with approximately 17 million customers and 28 retail locations. FanDuel is based in New York with offices in New Jersey, Georgia, California, Oregon, Canada and Scotland.

Its networks FanDuel TV and FanDuel+ are broadly distributed on linear cable television and through its relationships with leading direct-to-consumer over-the-top platforms.

FanDuel Group is a subsidiary of Flutter Entertainment plc, the world's largest sports betting and gaming operator with a portfolio of globally recognized brands and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FLUT).


At FanDuel, we give fans a new and innovative way to interact with their favorite games, sports and teams. We’re dedicated to building a winning team and we pride ourselves on being able to make every moment mean more, especially when it comes to your career. So, what does “winning” look like at FanDuel? It’s recognition for your hard-earned results, a culture that brings out your best work—and a roster full of talented coworkers. Make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From creatives professionals to cutting edge technology innovators, FanDuel offers a wide range of career opportunities, best in class benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. At FanDuel, our principle of “We Are One Team” runs through all our offices across the globe, and you can expect to be a part of an exciting company with many opportunities to grow and be successful.

Our roster has an opening with your name on it

FanDuel Group is looking to add to its government relations team a Director for State Government Relations for a region of states with a minimum of 10 years of experience to manage advocacy with legislators, executive branch officials, and political stakeholders within the state.

Everyone on our team has a part to play

This position will work with a fantastic team of government relations professionals, striving to open new markets for deployment of FanDuel’s best-in-class products. Reporting to FanDuel’s Head of State Government Relations, this role will focus on advancing FanDuel’s public agenda in several states, including:

  • Managing external lobbying and grassroots firms, associations, and other organizations for state policy issues;
  • Working with 3rd parties and to develop FanDuel’s legislative strategy and messaging on key policy issues;
  • Organizing public affairs campaigns intended to advance FanDuel’s legislative goals;
  • Regularly interfacing with internal business leaders, including external affairs and partnership, compliance, product, and commercial teams, to present information on the legislative state of play;
  • Advocates for FanDuel and our customers in front of policymakers and other key stakeholders within several states;
  • Responsible for interpreting gaming legislation and communicating business impacts with tight turn-around times;

Interpersonal skills are of paramount importance, as is a strong work ethic, commitment to being both an exceptional manager as well as a team player, and an aptitude to learn quickly the nuances of the mobile gaming business.

What we're looking for in our next teammate

  • Team player with a commitment to integrity and winning the right way;
  • BA/BS required, JD preferred;
  • Minimum of 10 years of total public policy/state government experience, Texas public policy/state government experience preferred.
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience advocating in front of policymakers;
  • Ability to communicate complex issues simply in writing and verbally for internal and external audiences;
  • Ability to quickly learn the complexities of a highly regulated industry, including tax policy, payment operations, market access, etc.;
  • Experience building coalitions and working with industry stakeholders to develop consistent goals and strategies for passing legislation;
  • Intuitive grasp of political landscapes and the legislative process throughout the multiple states.
  • Passion for being part of a team and a desire to work hard in a fast-paced, post start-up environment.
  • This role will be remote, based in Austin, Texas.

We treat our team right

From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give. Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Be well, save well and live well - with FanDuel Total Rewards your benefits are one highlight reel after another

FanDuel is an equal opportunities employer and we believe, as one of our principal states, “We Are One Team!” We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, Veteran status, or another other characteristic protected by state, local or federal law. We believe FanDuel is strongest and best able to compete if all employees feel valued, respected, and included. We want our team to include diverse individuals because diversity of thought, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of experiences leads to better performance. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is a core value that we believe makes FanDuel stronger and more competitive as One Team!

The applicable salary range for this position is $144,000 - $189,000, which is dependent on a variety of factors including relevant experience, location, business needs and market demand. This role may offer the following benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) matching program; among other employee benefits. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation, including, but not limited to, cash bonuses and stock program participation. This role includes paid personal time off and 14 paid company holidays. FanDuel offers paid sick time in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws.