Government Partnerships Manager

Bird New York City , NY 10008

Posted 2 months ago

Who Is Bird

At Bird, we're on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters is available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the "last mile" of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we're only just getting started.


  • A Government Partnerships Manager for Bird will help solve regulatory challenges related to entering and operating in multiple markets by developing 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 GP Leadership 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 GP directors, associates, legal staff and Bird Leadership; 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


  • BA required, advanced degree, JD preferred

  • Government sales experience - selling technology, software, or transportation services to cities highly preferred.

  • 8+ years work experience in government, political or management consulting, lobbying, in-house GP, 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

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives -encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you'd like to work? Sweet. Let's chat.

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