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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
New York City    Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020
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At Lyft, our mission is to improve peoples lives with the worlds best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for dynamic, talented Community Strategists to authentically develop strategies for engagement inside of local markets, supporting & promoting Lyft's policy initiatives as well as spearheading local proactive reforms. Reporting to the National Regional Community leads, Community Strategists will be a key part of building the Lyft movement & achieving public policy progress for Lyft nationwide. In some instances, but not all, Strategists will manage Community Organizers. 

As the community maven for Lyft in their local community, Community Strategists will develop our blueprint for engaging authentically with Lyft drivers, riders, & community allies in order to engage them on policy issues that impact their lives. This person will also help drive collaboration with Lyfts Social Impact team, overseeing execution at the local level. 


  • Translate national goals into local strategy, developing comprehensive community affairs programs & campaigns across multiple markets
  • Work cross-functionally across the Lyft organization in multiple markets to build relationships with drivers, riders, & other essential members of the Lyft community & to engage those key community members in meaningful action to further Lyfts policy & social impact goals
  • Work closely with Public Policy Managers to develop & execute a local community engagement strategy that will support the ridesharing movement & Lyft's local legislative initiatives
  • Oversee the creation of a diverse coalition of supporters by managing relationships with local nonprofits, community organizations, & trade associations in Lyft's markets 
  • Create & execute scalable rapid response & long-term grassroots engagement strategies at the local, state, & regional levels
  • Plan & staff government relations events such as community meetings, rallies, outreach sessions, meetups, etc.
  • Recruit & train Lyft activists who will advocate for ridesharing in meetings & hearings with lawmakers, regulators as well as local media
  • Coordinate & execute the use of political tactics such as advertising, in-district meetings, rallies, 1:1 meetings, etc.


  • Bachelors degree & 5-7+ years experience as an organizer/manager of organizers, digital strategist, for political & issue advocacy campaigns (preferably city and/or state level) 
  • Fluency with digital organizing & social media engagement such as Salesforce, Votebuilder, Phone2Action, Hustle, & Countable
  • People Management experience: ideally 4+ years
  • Experience in local regional politics is a plus
  • Experience recruiting & remotely managing volunteers & surrogates
  • Knowledge of best-in-class organizing strategy & tactics
  • Impeccable event organization skills
  • Command of guerrilla marketing & offline advertising tactics
  • Passionate commitment to the Lyft community & the sharing economy
  • Charismatic in-person presence & public speaking ability


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, & foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues & hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy & safe workplace & strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance & other similar state laws & local ordinances, & its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records.

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