Senior Director, Government Relations – U.S. East

15 Sep, 2019


Senior Director, Government Relations – U.S. East

New York, NY
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 Senior Director, Government Relations for the U.S. East region will lead a team of nine government relations professionals along the East Coast.  You will drive the team’s market expansion and government relations strategy for the U.S. East region. As a critical people manager on the team, you will be setting goals, developing team members, and ensuring accountability for results.  You will be a strategist and problem solver, and work directly with city leaders to enter, expand and improve markets. A heavily outward facing and highly strategic role, you will join a team of visionary leaders seeking to quickly expand Lime’s reach across the country.

What You’ll Do

    • Lead a team of nine government relations professions in the U.S. East region
    • Set strategy for achieving market entry, expansion and stabilization goals
    • Collaborate with team members to set individual goals, devise plans to achieve those goals, and hold team members accountable for achieving results
    • Be a problem-solver for addressing issues that arise in markets where Lime operates or hopes to operate
    • Analyze the regulatory environment in particular markets and drive strategy to enter markets, achieve regulatory compliance, or stabilize markets
    • Establish relationships with local government leaders and regulatory agencies, meeting with them on a regular basis to craft positive relationships that help to establish trust, mitigate potential obstacles, and convey the company’s priorities and strategies
    • Partner with organizations, educational institutions and similar groups to align Lime’s social mission in transportation, health, and the environment to improve community outreach initiatives
    • Manage company’s work with strategic advisers and local government relations consultants in your region
    • Serve as a company spokesperson and ambassador
    • Location: New York, NY or Washington D.C.

About You

      • 10+ years experience in government affairs, campaigns, and/or business development in a government-related environment
      • Experience leading a team
      • A campaigner: Experience developing multi-dimensional advocacy campaigns to achieve a public policy goal
      • Amazing sales skills: Excellent communication abilities and the ability to speak in public
      • Ability to operate at both strategic and tactical levels
      • An aptitude for finding strategic wins, even when faced with initial resistance
      • Government affairs know-how. Experience leading or working at a high level in local or regional government arenas, particularly city government
      • 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 getting into the details
      • Focus on executing: Being on the front edge of our growth strategy means you are doing a million things at once. You can prioritize the highest impact projects 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
      • Experience in transportation, urban planning, mobility or sustainability a plus
      • Available for travel
      • Bachelor’s degree

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.
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Job posted: 2019-09-15