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Public Policy Manager



Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for an experienced Federal Policy Manager to join our Global Public Policy team based in Washington DC. This individual will engage in policy engagement and strategy development on a range of policy issues that are pivotal to our growth. This person will advance Lyft’s reputation for advocating on social issues related to transportation access and equity. This position will require some travel and evening availability. This position will report to the Senior Director of Global Public Policy.

The ideal candidate will have experience working on transportation, workforce and healthcare policy for a company, Congress or federal regulatory agency.


  • Represent Lyft in all interactions with federal legislators and officials in meetings and public events
  • Create strategy to develop strong and consistent engagement with federal legislators, staff and administration officials to advance Lyft public policy
  • Work cross-functionally with internal staff developing public policy strategies that advance Lyft’s operations and business interests
  • Inform company stakeholders and lines of business on legislative and regulatory developments
  • Maintain relationships with industry trade associations, third party stakeholders and relevant policy coalitions
  • Track and respond to congressional inquiries and administration requests on policy issues
  • Manage external federal consultants to assist with key Lyft policy priorities
  • Draft comments, talking points and memos for senior Lyft executives
  • Plan and staff visits of the CEO, President and Chief Policy Officer to establish presence as a premier policy leader in transportation
  • Develop and advocate for policies that support the growth of rideshare and new mobility options


  • 5-7 years of congressional, agency and/or relevant business experience
  • Law or Masters degree strongly preferred
  • Proven entrepreneurial and scrappy spirit
  • Exceptional strategic and problem-solving skills
  • Natural connector and relationship builder
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Ability to thrive and be responsive in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter; intrinsically motivated and a good teammate


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • Family building benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Starting in September 2023, this role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year.

The base salary range for this position in the US is $156,375 - $173,750. Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential equity offering, bonus or benefits. Your recruiter can share more information about the salary range specific to your working location and other factors during the hiring process.