Government Relations Manager

| Venice
Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing safe, low-cost, environmentally-friendly transportation solutions to communities across the world. We provide a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Bird is headquartered in Venice, California and is rapidly expanding across the country and the world.

What You'll Do:

  • A Government Relations Manager for Bird will help solve regulatory challenges related to entering and operating in multiple markets by develop a foundation for Bird to work in partnership with city and community stakeholders
  • Facilitate the suitable regulatory frameworks for Bird to operate in each market within their portfolio working in partnership with the Chief Legal officer apprised of concerns and opportunities in each market
  • Introduce Bird to new markets and navigating city and state regulatory structures; responding to and mitigating local concerns as they arise; engaging and developing positive working relationships with government and community stakeholders 
  • The right person will excel at identifying and addressing local concerns; actively managing Bird’s participation in any regulatory processes required, such as testifying at legislative hearings; negotiating with elected officials, agency regulators and other stakeholders; and otherwise advocating for Bird to achieve favorable operating conditions as needed
  • Work with other GR directors, coordinators, legal staff and the Chief Legal Officer; with other departments, including ops, marketing, community affairs; and with external consultants
  • Ensure smooth launches in new cities and that the company remains responsive to local concerns as they emerge

What You'll Need:

  • BA required, advanced degree, JD preferred
  • 10+ years work experience in government, political or management consulting, lobbying, in-house GR, political communications
  • Flexibility to travel as needed, experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience navigating bureaucracy, interacting with different stakeholders
  • Self-starter, ability to own and drive priorities within your portfolio
  • Flexible, creative thinker, able to think outside the box and pursue new solutions
  • Understanding of both the regulatory processes and politics involved at the state and local level
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: city or state government; legislative affairs; urban mobility; politics/campaigns; advocacy
  • Experienced public speaker, comfortable communicating your message and responding to tough questions from hostile audiences- from community groups to high-ranking elected officials
  • Ability to negotiate with city and/or legislative staff effectively, while also creating positive relationships
  • Ability to think on your feet- to quickly synthesize and respond to new information while also continuing to drive your priorities- both one-on-one or when presenting publicly
  • Thorough attention to detail when analyzing regulatory language and parameters 
  • Willingness to hold yourself, team members and consultants accountable to continuously be anticipating challenges, identifying opportunities, and delivering results
  • Assisting in outreach to local officials and with preparation for meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Thorough attention to detail when analyzing regulatory language and parameters
  • Ability to be highly responsive and willing to work flexible hours, an ability to lead and manage shifting assignments and multiple projects at the same time is a must

Bird Rides Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer, and we welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

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