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Via // on-demand transit
Washington, D.C.    Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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AsDirector of Federal Policy & Government Affairs, you will work with the VP of Policy & Government Affairs to develop & execute an impactful & comprehensive government relations & thought leadership strategy at the federal level.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Proactively initiate & cultivate relationships with federal policymakers & their staffs, ensuring Vias policy stances are known
  • Draft official written material: op-eds, blog posts, policy proposals, comments on regulations, formal correspondence, etc.
  • Effectively represent Via & Vias vision for the improvement of cities to the broader political & policy community
  • Manage public policy firm & consultant engagements on targeted projects
  • Work effectively within formal & informal industry coalitions, & otherwise develop industry contacts, to advance areas of common interest
  • Represent the company at policy conferences & other forums


  • 10-15 years' relevant experience
  • A strategic thinker & day-to-day executor who can juggle several issues at once; youre able to effectively consider & solve both short & long-term problems
  • Execution-oriented; a self-starter who takes action & achieves tangible results
  • A natural at public affairs; an excellent communicator with demonstrated writing, editing, & speaking skills
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments & feel comfortable with a high level of responsibility
  • You have a strong ability to articulate strategic objectives & have a deep knowledge of government & politics;
  • In policy or geographic areas that are new to you, you can quickly get up to speed, identify the key issues, & quickly develop & execute a strategy;
  • Have extensive experience managing relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders
  • Have significant experience in government, policy, & political affairs

At Via, we're on the cutting edge of mobility. Were building revolutionary technology thats changing the way people get around. It's on-demand transit on a mass scale, a smarter transportation thats friendly to our planet. From on-demand autonomous shuttles in Australia to dynamically routed bus fleets in Singapore, our sophisticated operating system is powering transportation in the worlds biggest cities & is sought after by prominent transportation players globally. Weve provided more than 50 million shared rides already, & were growing at an astonishing rate. We have offices in more than 15 countries & deployments in more than 50 markets, with a goal of hundreds of deployments within the next two years. If youre someone who relishes wearing multiple hats, never backs down from a challenge, & loves getting things done, wed love to hear from you!

Via offers above market compensation packages & benefits, including equity, health insurance, & relocation assistance.

Via is an equal opportunity employer.

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