Strategy Associate

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As Strategy Associate, you will work to improve mobility for our public transit partners by leading and winning new partnership opportunities for Via through thoughtful, exceptionally-written proposals. Working with senior members of the Strategy Team, you will leverage your deep understanding of potential partners’ transportation challenges and goals, and apply your knowledge of Via’s unique technical and operational strengths, to develop high-quality written proposals for effective shared mobility services.

What You'll Do:

  • Apply your strategic thinking skills and work closely with Via’s Finance and Expansion Teams to create context-specific mobility service proposals
  • Generate compelling original content by closely ascertaining a partner's needs and deploying your familiarity with Via’s technology and operational capabilities, transit norms, and the latest innovations from across the industry.
  • Lead competitive procurements from beginning to end -- through evaluation, creation of exceptional proposal content, review, and submission.
  • Conduct rigorous research on global mobility trends by analyzing news and other forms of information and synthesizing findings into insightful commentary.
  • Skillfully manage communications with potential partners over the phone and email.
  • Support senior team members during interviews with cities and transit agencies.

Who You Are:

  • An exceptional writer and communicator with an instinctive appreciation for tone and structure; your colleagues have told you that they enjoy reading your work (and maybe you’ve even won awards).
  • Socially-minded, action-oriented, and passionate about urbanism; you understand the importance of public transit and are motivated to improve worldwide access to mobility.
  • Meticulous and strategic; you can pay attention to every detail in a complex project while, at the same time, relate each of them to the big picture in a coherent way.
  • A record of academic achievement, preferably in the humanities, social sciences, or another field that required regular long-form writing (undergraduate degree required; advanced degree preferred).
  • Prior experience at a startup, transportation consulting firm, management consulting firm, or in the public sector is a plus.

What Catches Our Eye:

  • You have created and published an original and thoughtful piece of content; bonus points if it is on the subject of transit, urbanism, mobility, business strategy, or a related topic.
  • You have led (or played a leading role in) the development and win of a business or public sector proposal/pitch/deal/etc.

We’re Via, and we build technology that changes the way the world moves. We pioneered the TransitTech category to ensure that the future of transportation is shared, dynamic public mobility — the kind that reduces carbon emissions across congested cities, minimizes reliance on private cars, and provides everyone with accessible, efficient, and affordable ways of getting around. 

Via was founded with the guiding principle that we go further when we go together. We’re committed to building and nurturing a team as diverse as the communities we serve. Bringing transportation equity to the world begins with championing equal opportunity in our own offices. All backgrounds, identities, and voices are welcomed and celebrated here.

We’re proud to be leading a worldwide transportation revolution and modernizing mobility for all. Through intelligently-designed systems and sophisticated algorithms, we craft localized solutions for each one of our global partners. Ready to join the ride?

Via is an equal opportunity employer.

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Location

New York , NY 10013

An Insider's view of Via

What's something quirky about your company?

Like many startups, we want to move as quickly as possible, but in a thoughtful, considered way — one that doesn't leave a trail of destruction in our wake. This approach, and our commitment to being innovative without crossing any moral lines, has helped us tremendously in forming fruitful relationships with our partners.

Megan Manfred

Head of Commercial Law (Joined Feb 2018)

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team is educating and engaging policy makers and politicians to make sure they understand the difference between shared and single passenger rides when setting new regulations and encourage on-demand mobility as a tool to solve the transportation needs of their community.

Ya-Ting Liu

Director of Government Affairs & Policy (Joined Jun 2019)

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In such a short time I’ve been given opportunities to push myself creatively and professionally which has been great. I’m amazed at the type of projects I get to work on and the practical experience I've been able to gain while at Via.

Sergio Matos

Senior Designer (Joined Aug 2016)

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Expansion team scopes and launches new Via projects around the globe - we're the "start-up within the start-up", which means we're constantly working on unprecedented problems. It's exciting to help shape new partnerships and new product lines, whether it's a city shuttle service in California or school bus routing in New York City.

Monica Ceragioli

VP of Expansion (Joined Apr 2014)

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The culture at Via is defined by its people: hardworking, extremely bright, very curious, and genuinely humble. They crave collaboration and don’t take themselves too seriously, knowing when to laugh at themselves, too. It’s rare to find such a group of people all passionate about the same product, and that shows day in and day out.

Isabella Olea

Expansion Associate Principal (Joined Aug 2017)

What are Via Perks + Benefits

Via Benefits Overview

At Via, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families! To achieve this goal, we offer a robust and generous program to fit the needs of our employees.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We partner with local organizations to make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve. Employees participate in organized events and we help them find individual volunteer opportunities too!
Eat lunch together
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
We're proud to say that more than 50% of our workforce is female - including leadership! We also have diverse representation of employees from different economic, ethnic, and professional backgrounds.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Via offers plans that cover 100% premium, including family members, spouses, and domestic partners.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Via provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
In addition to offering pre-tax commuter benefits, the best perk is getting to use the Via service!
Stocked Kitchen

Additional Perks + Benefits

We're proud of our robust benefits package for employees. Beyond health, dental, and vision coverage, we also offer gifts on your birthday and your Via anniversary, resources for family and financial planning, and in-office wellness programs!

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