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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 Strategy Associate Principal, you will work to improve mobility by forging new partnerships with public transit providers through thoughtful, exceptionally-written proposals. Working with senior members of the Strategy Team, you will develop a deep understanding of potential partners transportation challenges & goals, learn Vias unique technical & operational strengths, & coordinate high-quality written proposals for effective shared mobility services.

What You'll Do:

  • Hone your strategic thinking skills by coordinating with Vias Partnerships, Expansion, & Finance teams to develop strategies for winning high-stakes, competitive procurements. 
  • Absorb complex product specifications & distill into clear, easily-digestible prose. 
  • Generate compelling original content by ascertaining a potential partner's needs & deploying your familiarity with Vias technology & operational capabilities, transit norms, & the latest innovations from across the industry.
  • Lead competitive procurements from beginning to end -- through evaluation, creation of exceptional proposal content, review, & submission.
  • Conduct rigorous research on global mobility trends by analyzing news stories, new service announcements, scopes of work, & other forms of information & synthesizing findings into insightful commentary.
  • Skillfully manage communications with potential partners over the phone & email.
  • Support senior team members during interviews with cities & transit agencies.

Who You Are:

  • Meticulous & strategic; you can pay attention to every detail in a complex project while, at the same time, relating each of them to the big picture in a coherent way.
  • An exceptional writer & communicator with an instinctive appreciation for tone & structure; your colleagues have told you that they enjoy reading your work (and maybe youve even won awards).
  • Socially-minded, action-oriented, & passionate about urbanism; you understand the importance of public transit & are motivated to improve worldwide access to mobility.
  • Able to quickly switch gears to coordinate with teams across the company & team members from associate-level to C-suite. 
  • An academic high-achiever, preferably in the humanities, social sciences, or another field that requires regular long-form writing & argumentation (undergraduate degree required; advanced degree preferred).
  • Its a plus if you have created & published an original & thoughtful essay, op-ed, or other piece of content; bonus points if it is on the subject of technology, transit, urbanism, mobility, business strategy, or a related topic.
  • Its a plus if you have led (or played a leading role in) the development & success of a business or public sector proposal/pitch/deal/etc.
  • Its a plus if you have prior experience at a startup, transportation consulting firm, management consulting firm, or in the public sector.

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.

Ready to join the ride? 

Via is an equal opportunity employer.


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