Public Policy Manager

Lyft, Chicago, IL

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Lyft is hiring a stellar Public Policy Manager for its Chicago office on the Government Relations team. Reporting to the Director of Public Policy, the Public Policy Manager will provide strategic leadership in developing and implementing comprehensive government relations strategy to advance Lyft's long term business interests. Not only will the Public Policy Manager meet with exciting political leaders (governors, mayors, senators, etc.), but you will also organize and oversee the company's political and community relationships and evangelize the brand on a national and local basis. This position will require significant travel commitments.


  • Develop, organize and oversee Lyft's government affairs network & contacts
  • Evangelize Lyft across the nation
  • Identify and meet with key contacts in Lyft's new markets
  • Collaborate with Lyft senior management team on political outreach & brand education efforts


  • 5+ years of political and/or relevant business development experience
  • Law Degree strongly preferred but not required
  • Proven entrepreneurial and scrappy spirit
  • Exceptional strategic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding (and sometimes unstructured) environment
  • Self-starter; intrinsically motivated
  • You love the art of a deal and are a "closer"
  • Natural connector and relationship builder
  • A love of travel
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) - you know how to tell a good story
Lyft is an EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce, and pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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