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Public Policy Manager, West

| Seattle

At Lyft, community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

Lyft is looking for an experienced Public Policy Manager to join our fast-growing and fast-paced team! Preferably based in Seattle, this position will lead our policy efforts in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere as directed, and report to the West Coast Director of Public Policy. This stellar policy expert will craft Lyft’s policy priorities, and work directly with elected officials, policymakers, and key stakeholders at all levels of government. They will be dealing with regulatory and government issues as a pivotal part of our expansion, building out Lyft’s brand, and growing our markets. Come join the exciting ride!


  • Develop Lyft’s legislative, regulatory, and political strategy throughout the Pacific Northwest, and other Western U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
  • Represent Lyft in all interactions with electeds, government officials and staff, including providing testimony in legislative and regulatory hearings
  • Track legislation relevant to Lyft at municipal, county and state levels
  • Work cross-functionally with Lyft senior management on developing public policy priorities that advance Lyft’s operations and business interests
  • Work closely with Lyft’s Community, Public Affairs, Legal, Compliance, Communications, and Operations teams on developing market strategy
  • Manage a team of top notch external policy consultants
  • Develop and advocate for policies that support the growth of ridesharing and new mobility options, including autonomous vehicles

 Experience & Skills:

  • 5+ years of political, legal and/or relevant business development experience
  • Law Degree strongly preferred 
  • Proven entrepreneurial and scrappy spirit
  • Exceptional strategic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding (and sometime unstructured) environment
  • Self-starter; intrinsically motivated but also a good teammate
  • You love the art of a deal and are a “closer”
  • Natural connector and relationship builder
  • A love of travel (lots of travel, often last-minute)
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) - you know how to tell a good story and advocate your position
  • Lyft user / believer

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and 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 and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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