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Los Angeles, California, United States

Posted on: 17 November 2023





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National Policy Partnerships Manager

Who you are

You are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. You are inspired by our vision and the opportunity to define a new category in an incredibly fast-growing market. You are excited to learn, grow and collaborate so we can achieve our mission of creating opportunity for all through mobility.

At HopSkipDrive, we know that challenges require different approaches, unique perspectives and new ways of thinking.  We are building a team of creative problem-solvers from many different backgrounds.You’re a passionate team builder enthusiastic about finding, engaging and scaling a high performing distributed team. You’ll find energy telling HopSkipDrive’s story to diverse candidates across functions and will thoughtfully assess their backgrounds and expertise to match them with the right role on our team.

Your role:

Reporting directly to the Director of Public Affairs, the Policy Partnerships Manager will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our policy partnerships strategy, driving HopSkipDrive's long-term policy objectives. In this role, you will engage with influential leaders across diverse fields, including politics, transportation, accessibility, equity, inclusivity, and school districts. Your responsibilities will encompass nurturing and overseeing these relationships while promoting our brand at both national and local levels. Join us in making a meaningful impact on transportation equity and the lives of students across the nation. If you're an enthusiastic and strategic thinker with a passion for creating positive change, we encourage you to apply.

What you will do:

  • Develop, organize, and oversee HopSkipDrive's national policy partnerships
  • Promote HopSkipDrive's mission across the nation, securing partner op-eds, letters of support, and in-person advocacy on critical issues
  • Identify and engage with key contacts in HopSkipDrive markets
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues across the HopSkipDrive team to drive outreach and brand education efforts
  • Identify research opportunities and source experts to lead these efforts

What you'll need:

  • A minimum of 8 years of political or relevant business development experience, with a preference for those experienced in government relations-related partnerships
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial mindset and resourcefulness
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, organizational prowess, and program management skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, cross-functional, and multi-stakeholder environment
  • Self-driven and intrinsically motivated
  • A natural connector and adept relationship builder
  • Outstanding communication skills in written, verbal, and presentation formats—a compelling storyteller
  • Willingness to travel up to 50%.
  • Passionate about promoting transportation equity, particularly for students, including those in foster care, experiencing homelessness, or with special needs

** This role will be fully remote from a state where we do business  AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, MD, WI, OK, UT, TN, NC, SC, NV, NM, NJ, NY, OR, TX, VA, WA, MO, MI**

What you will get

We want you to be an owner in our company and share in executing our vision, so every full-time employee has equity. In addition, we offer competitive market comp, flexible vacation, FSA, medical, dental and vision, 401(k), and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a hugely attractive space with significant upside potential. HopSkipDrive is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role is $80,000 to $90,000 a year.  Final compensation for this role will be determined by several factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skill set and specific work location. The total compensation package for this role also includes equity stock options.


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