State Policy Principal
East/Midwest US
Posted on 3/9/2023
Washington, DC, USA • Detroit, MI, USA • Chicago, IL, USA • Atlanta, GA...
Experience Level
  • A strategic thinker and day-to-day executor who can juggle several issues at once; you're able to effectively consider and solve both short and long-term problems while being hyper organized
  • A natural at public affairs; an excellent communicator with demonstrated writing, editing, and speaking skills
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments and feel comfortable with a high level of responsibility
  • You have a strong ability to articulate strategic objectives and have a deep knowledge of government and politics
  • In policy or geographic areas that are new to you, you can quickly get up to speed, identify the key issues, and quickly develop and execute a strategy
  • 3-10 years' relevant experience in government, policy, and political affairs, managing relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders along the way
  • Research, track and respond to evolving state and local legislation and regulations that impact transit technology solutions and services
  • Represent Via and Via's vision, advocating for specific policies to elected officials and their staff, as well as the broader policy community
  • Draft official written material: testimony, policy proposals, comments on regulations, formal correspondence, op-eds, blog posts, etc
  • Drive forward targeted projects through work with external consultants and cross-functional internal teams
  • Identify key stakeholder groups in priority markets and develop outreach strategies to advance areas of common interest
  • Represent the company at policy conferences and other forums
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in transportation and mobility policy specifically is a plus, but not required

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobility solutions
Company Overview
Via's mission is to create a truly dynamic mass transit system, liberated from the constraints of fixed routes and fixed schedules
  • Competitive salaries and equity packages.
  • Health and wellness benefits.
  • Local volunteer opportunities.
  • Support for all new parents.
  • Learning opportunities through our Via-Versity.
  • Employee Resource Groups.
Company Core Values
  • Sharing - Sharing is a founding principle; it’s in our DNA. Sharing rides, yes (that one’s a no-brainer) but we’re also passionate about collaboration, resource and knowledge sharing, and even our successes and failures, too. We ride together, in all we do.
  • Equity - Transportation is a great equalizer — it removes barriers to good jobs, quality healthcare, and educational opportunities for all. Where you live should not determine your economic mobility or overall quality of life.
  • Sustainability - Building sustainable cities means working towards a car-free future. And in the short term, getting people out of their single occupancy vehicles and switching to electric vehicles wherever possible.
  • AD&I - We’re committed to Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion at Via, and in helping advance racial equity in transportation systems and through policy. A diverse and inclusive workforce is proven to drive real business success, and we work towards our AD&I goals every day.