Head of North American Government Affairs

03 Dec, 2018


Head of North American Government Affairs

San Francisco/Redwood City, 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.
The Head of of Government Affairs will lead our North American government relations, policy and public affairs team while serving as a leader in setting Lime’s government relations strategy. Reporting to the Chief Programs Officer, you will be an instrumental member of the company’s senior team and global government relations, charting the company’s strategic growth, setting policy and public affairs priorities, and interfacing directly with government leaders. As an experienced manager working in a heavily outward facing role, the Head of Government Affairs helps the company advance in a dynamic regulatory environment and seeks paths toward expansion by effectively communicating the values of our service at the local, state and federal levels of government as well as with universities.


    • Lead  a team of 25+ across the region in government affairs, public affairs, public policy, regulatory policy, GovTech, and rider activation
    • Take charge of the development and refinement of the Lime’s North American market entry strategy
    • Develop a strategy for winning North American Markets in the medium and long-term
    • Execute a state and federal government affairs strategy to address strategic policy issues facing the company and industry
    • Cultivate strong relationships with government leaders, businesses, organizations and other prospective partners to effectively carry out business development strategy
    • Evaluate, prioritize, and discern strategic paths toward owning market share
    • Assess and lead strategy around strategic public sector and NGO partnerships for the company, particularly with city governments, transit authorities, local stakeholders, and other relevant institutions
    • Build executive relationships with local government leaders, policy makers, and regulatory agencies, meeting with them on a regular basis to create lasting relationships that help to establish trust, mitigate potential obstacles, and convey the company’s priorities and strategies
    • Establish executive relationships with trade, civic and business organizations to advance efforts and sustain efforts in new communities
    • Partner with organizations, educational institutions and similar groups to align Lime’s social mission in transportation, health, and the environment to enhance community outreach initiatives
    • Collaborate with marketing team on field marketing and local media activities
    • Lead company’s work with strategic advisers
    • Set and carry-out the public policy and advocacy agenda for the company, working collaboratively with the other teams and executives to ensure alignment between business objectives and policy and community outreach goals


    • 15+ years experience in local, state, and federal government affairs, political campaigns, advocacy or similar
    • Strong leadership experience and track record of growing a team
    • Excellent communications skills with the ability to speak in public
    • Tenacious disposition and aptitude for overcoming obstacles
    • Ability to operate at both strategic and tactical levels
    • A strong business development and aptitude for finding strategic wins
    • Government affairs know-how with experience leading or working at a high level in government arenas, particularly within city governments
    • We are a startup, which means not everything will go according to plan. You are an energetic person who is not afraid going into the field and working on all levels when necessary
    • Focus to execute: Being on the front edge of our growth strategy means you are doing a million things at once. You are able to prioritize the highest impact projects and execute well under pressure 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 company toward high-impact initiatives and efficient growth
    • Passion for sustainability, politics, urban planning, mobility, leveraging tech for good
    • Available for travel
    • Bachelor’s degree required and experience working within or working with government and political campaigns

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: 2018-12-03