Spin operates electric scooters in cities and campuses nationwide, bringing sustainable last-mile mobility solutions to diverse communities. Recognized for its consistent cooperation and collaboration with cities, Spin partners closely with transportation planners, elected officials, community groups, and university administrators to bring stationless mobility options to streets in a responsible and carefully orchestrated manner.
Based in San Francisco, Spin is a diverse team of engineers, designers, urban planners, policymakers, lawyers and operators with experience from Y Combinator, Lyft, Uber, local and federal government, and the transportation advocacy world. Spin was known for launching the first stationless mobility program in Seattle, and has since expanded to become the exclusive electric scooter partner in mid-sized cities like Coral Gables, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky, and one of a few permitted scooter operators in large cities like Denver, Detroit, and Washington, D.C. The team embeds in cities and neighborhoods to understand their specific transportation needs, and hires locally from the community.
Spin is expanding quickly and looking for top-tier talent to help us bring affordable and accessible transportation options to cities and define what future safe streets will look like.
About the Role
The Government Partnerships Manager will work closely with the Director of Government Partnerships for their region and our San Francisco based Business team in order to generate new relationships; proactively reaching out to new potential government partners and working to bring them on board.
Help Spin expand its products and services to new cities
Tailor messaging to communicate benefits of micro-mobility to various stakeholders
Creating new business leads and converting inbound inquiries into opportunities.
Contacting potential clients by email/phone/social media/conferences to create opportunities
Building strong rapport with clients to drive long-term relationships, including city staff, elected officials, and community groups.
Building a strong department and company culture.
Lobby for regulations that are sensible and benefit Spin’s operations.
Transfer knowledge to Spin’s Operations team to ensure compliance with local regulations.
Dedicated and driven to closing the deal and growing our company quickly and responsibly.
Support the Director in tracking the regions’ progress, including managing the company’s CRM and reporting to the Director and Head of Government Partnerships.
Develop content to support presentations, email campaigns, conference booths, etc.
Willing to travel up to 50% of the time.
This person will focus on the Central United States. Location is flexible.
3+ years of experience in Urban Planning, Business Development, Government Relations in a relevant industry (Tech, Transportation, Government, Education, Sustainability)
Strong proposal writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Working knowledge and design skills in Google products, and Microsoft Suite.
Experience lobbying for public policies that include emerging technologies and a highly competitive market.
Ability to prioritize and maintain attention to detail.
Experience navigating bureaucracy and interacting with various stakeholders.
Experience in public speaking, especially in front of elected officials - for example, giving public comment at a City Council meeting.
Thorough attention to detail when analyzing regulatory frameworks, and the ability to strategically lobby for policies that benefit Spin.