Manager, Transit and Micromobility Policy

Lyft

  • Full Time

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for an experienced Senior Manager for Transit, Bikes and Scooters Policy to join our fast-growing and fast-paced Transit, Bike & Scooter team, based out of Washington, DC or Boston. S/he will be an instrumental member of the Lyft team in charting strategic growth opportunities, developing new local partnerships, and interfacing directly with state and city leaders, with a focus on major micromobility markets and local transit partnerships. The Senior Manager, who reports into Lyft’s Director of Transit and Micromobility Policy, will be dealing with regulatory and government issues as a pivotal part of Lyft’s mission to eliminate private car ownership and foster public policies that reclaim streets for people. Come join the exciting ride!

Responsibilities:

  • Represent Lyft in all interactions with electeds, government officials and staff via face-to-face meeting, events and remote lobbying.
  • Attend high profile events with key elected or appointed leaders in person. 
  • Create and execute the public policy and advocacy agenda for our bike, scooter and transit partnerships. 
  • Track legislation relevant to Lyft at municipal, county and state levels by working with our Legislative Affairs team and engaging elected officials directly at City Halls and State Houses
  • Craft ideal regulatory frameworks and lead efforts to win local bikeshare and scootershare adoption
  • Work cross-functionally with Lyft senior management on developing public policy priorities that advance Lyft’s operations and business interests
  • Work closely with Lyft’s legal, compliance, marketing, communications, and operations teams on developing market strategy
  • Lead or co-lead one to two internal policy workstreams with a national scope.
  • Manage a team of top-notch external policy consultants to schedule face-to-face meetings with elected officials, track legislation and carry out lobbying campaigns in service of business priorities

Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in policy, government affairs, campaigns, and/or business development.
  • Strong existing transportation, government, and advocacy relationships. 
  • Proven entrepreneurial and scrappy spirit
  • Exceptional strategic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding (and sometimes unstructured) environment. You can prioritize and execute while maintaining long-term strategic focus.
  • Self-starter; intrinsically motivated but also a good teammate
  • You love the art of a deal and are a “closer”
  • Natural connector and relationship builder
  • A love of travel (lots of travel, often last-minute)
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) – you know how to tell a good story and advocate your position
  • Passion for transportation, public transit, urban planning, politics, and sustainability
  • Lyft user / believer

Benefits:

  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink – Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

This role is work-from-anywhere, excluding the following states and territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. 

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States and Canada in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule, remote, or as a visitor) are required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and up to date against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated and up to date means an employee has: 1) received all recommended doses in a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine; and 2) either has received a booster dose or is not yet eligible to receive a booster dose but will do so when eligible. Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state and local laws. Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process. New employees must provide proof of full vaccination or receive an accommodation exception approval prior to their start date.