As Director of Federal Policy & Government Affairs, you will work with the VP of Policy & Government Affairs to develop and execute an impactful and comprehensive government relations and “thought leadership” strategy at the federal level.
What You'll Do
Proactively initiate and cultivate relationships with federal policymakers and their staffs, ensuring Via’s policy stances are known
Draft official written material: op-eds, blog posts, policy proposals, comments on regulations, formal correspondence, etc.
Effectively represent Via and Via’s vision for the improvement of cities to the broader political and policy community
Manage public policy firm and consultant engagements on targeted projects
Work effectively within formal and informal industry coalitions, and otherwise develop industry contacts, to advance areas of common interest
Represent the company at policy conferences and other forums
Who You Are
10-15 years' relevant experience
A strategic thinker and day-to-day executor who can juggle several issues at once; you’re able to effectively consider and solve both short and long-term problems
Execution-oriented; a self-starter who takes action and achieves tangible results
A natural at public affairs; an excellent communicator with demonstrated writing, editing, and speaking skills
You thrive in fast-paced environments and feel comfortable with a high level of responsibility
You have a strong ability to articulate strategic objectives and have a deep knowledge of government and politics;
In policy or geographic areas that are new to you, you can quickly get up to speed, identify the key issues, and quickly develop and execute a strategy;
Have extensive experience managing relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders
Have significant experience in government, policy, and political affairs
We’re Via, and we build technology that changes the way the world moves. Our guiding principle is simple: we know that the future of transportation is safe, dynamic, shared public mobility — the kind that reduces carbon emissions across congested cities, complements existing transit infrastructure, and provides everyone with accessible, efficient, and affordable ways of getting around. Through intelligently designed operating systems and sophisticated routing algorithms, we build localized and customizable solutions for each and every one of our global partners (100 and counting, last we checked…) Long story short: we’re very proud to be championing the transportation evolution of cities around the world and modernizing mobility. Ready to join the ride?
Via offers above market compensation packages and benefits, including equity, health insurance, and relocation assistance.