Government Relations Lead, California and Arizona

17 Aug, 2019


Government Relations Lead, California and Arizona

San Francisco, CA
Lime is a smart-mobility provider that offers cities an array of mobility products including Lime-E e-assist bicycles and Lime-S electric scooters. Lime aims to revolutionize mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with cleaner, more efficient, and affordable transportation options that improve urban sustainability.
We are looking for a Government Relations Lead to manage government relations, growth and strategy throughout California and Arizona as well as work on state legislative efforts in coordination with our internal teams. You will be an instrumental member of the team in charting strategic growth opportunities, developing new partnerships with cities, and interfacing directly with state and city leaders. You will join a team of visionary leaders seeking to quickly expand Lime’s reach in a heavily outward facing and strategic role.

What You’ll Do

    • Help our company build and execute its new markets strategy and playbook, and execute effective community affairs and government partnership development
    • Help set and carry-out the public policy and advocacy agenda for the company in California and Arizona, including a more direct hand in San Francisco (Lime’s headquarters), collaborating with the other teams and executives to ensure alignment between business objectives, and policy and community outreach goals
    • Develop the necessary relationships with government leaders, transit partners, businesses, organizations and other prospective partners to carry out legislative strategy and strategic development at the state and local level
    • Track and advise on important changes in regulatory or legislative matters
    • Lead a growing team of community managers in metro areas throughout the state
    • Evaluate, prioritize, and discern strategic paths toward the launch of new markets
    • Partner with organizations, educational institutions and similar groups to align Lime’s social mission in transportation, health, and the environment to improve our community outreach initiatives
    • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams
    • Support the company’s work with strategic advisers and local consultants
    • Location: San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles, CA

About You

    • 8+ years experience in government affairs, campaigns, and/or business development in a government-related environment
    • Existing transportation, government, and advocacy contacts in cities throughout the region, ideally strong relationships with city transportation staff
    • Past experience developing state legislative strategies and/or campaigns
    • Excellent communications skills along with the ability to speak in public (Media training is ideal)
    • Tenacious disposition and aptitude for overcoming obstacles
    • Ability to operate at both strategic and tactical levels
    • Pure hustle: We are a startup, which means not everything will go according to plan. You are an energetic person who is not afraid of jumping in where needed
    • Focus on executing: Being on the front edge of our growth strategy means you are doing a million things at once. You can prioritize and execute well while maintaining long-term strategic focus
    • An analytical and strategic mindset: You can quickly discern the cost-benefit analysis of your time, the company’s resources, and drive the business toward high-impact initiatives and efficient growth
    • Previous people management experience
    • Real passion for sustainability, politics, urban planning, mobility, using tech for good
    • Available for travel
    • Bachelor’s degree required

What We Offer

    • Opportunity to revolutionize transportation in your hometown with the leader in urban mobility solutions
    • A position that offers a variety of career and resume building experiences with the fastest growing startup of 2018
    • Scale with a rapidly growing organization, with tons of opportunity for growth
    • Play a role in the transformation of urban mobility and sustainability
    • Work with a team of fun and motivated individuals
    • Competitive salary and benefits
We here at Lime strive to build a workforce comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities, minds, and identities that will help us to grow, not only as a company, but also as individuals. Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job posted: 2019-08-17