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Via is using technology to transform transportation around the world. From changing a single persons daily commute to reducing humanitys collective environmental footprint weve got huge goals.

As a Grants Associate Principal at Via, you will work on our Grants team to connect & intelligently apply for federal, state, local, & private grant opportunities to support & grow Vias innovative transportation deployments. Working with senior members of the Strategy, Policy, & Partnerships teams, you will leverage your understanding of grant processes & Vias existing customers to determine: which partner may be best positioned to capitalize on each grant opportunity, how we might best support each grant application, & how best to position the value of our technology in the context of the grant parameters. This role offers a significant opportunity to own the process: from grant digestion to proposal submission & beyond. Were looking for someone who is motivated, independent, communicative, & able to manage high-priority projects in a fast-paced environment.

What You'll Do:

  • Draft, edit, & submit high-quality grant applications that creatively address partners transit goals & demonstrate alignment with objectives outlined by the grant administrator. Shepherd these opportunities through their procurement processes to capitalize on available funding.
  • Join external partner calls to provide strategic guidance on available grant opportunities, identify the right grant programs for each partners strategic transportation initiatives, consider how we might use grants to identify & acquire new partners, & develop a short/long-term funding plan for partners seeking grant opportunities.
  • Work closely with our Policy team to process & digest grant opportunities before & after they are released.
  • Communicate upcoming & present grant opportunities to the Partnerships & Partners Success teams. Maintain a grasp on what makes a competitive application for each relevant grant program.
  • Oversee project management (i.e., initial strategic application guidance, development of competitive & realistic project deliverables) of multiple grants proposals running on concurrent timelines.
  • Retain up-to-date knowledge about available transportation grant programs (local, state, federal) & upcoming deadlines to broker effective working relationships with existing & prospective partners. 
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of Vias existing partnership base within the United States, with the possibility to expand coverage to international opportunities. Skillfully manage subsequent communications with potential partners over the phone & email.

Who You Are:

  • An experienced project manager & able to manage multiple high-priority projects at one time in a fast-paced environment. 
  • A savvy, tactful, & graceful communicator you intuitively find the right tone in every situation, & enjoy working with others.
  • Intellectually curious, reliable, collaborative, & eager to grow in a fast-moving function.
  • Passionate about Vias mission & highly enthusiastic about the opportunity to drive significant growth by winning competitive grants.
  • Socially-minded, action-oriented, & passionate about urbanism; you understand the importance of public transit & are motivated to improve worldwide access to mobility.
  • A record of academic achievement, preferably in the humanities, social sciences, or another field that required policy analysis (undergraduate degree and/or advanced degree preferred).
  • A minimum of one year of full-time work experience in a dynamic work environment; prior experience at a startup, transportation consulting firm, management consulting firm, or in the public sector is a plus.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Final salary will be determined by the candidates experience, knowledge, & skills. Salary reflected does not include equity or variable pay, where applicable.
  • Salary Range: $85,000-$110,000

Were Via, & we build technology that changes the way the world moves. We pioneered the TransitTech category to ensure that the future of transportation is shared, dynamic public mobility the kind that reduces carbon emissions across congested cities, minimizes reliance on private cars, & provides everyone with accessible, efficient, & affordable ways of getting around. 

We created the first end-to-end TransitTech solution for cities & transit agencies, offering world-class software, service design, & operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves.

Via was founded with the guiding principle that we go further when we go together. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive & authentic workplace. If youre excited about this role but your past experience doesnt align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. All backgrounds, identities, & voices are welcomed & celebrated at Via.

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