Senior Employment and Commercial Counsel

| Greater NYC Area

Motivate is seeking an entrepreneurial in-house counsel with a strong background in employment law to bring a business-minded legal perspective to a fast growing company.


About Us

Motivate is a best-in-class service operations and logistics company, delivering bike share services to some of the largest urban environments in the US. We operate in 8 cities across the U.S. including New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C. Led by a group of seasoned urban visionaries and creative leaders our mission is to revolutionize the landscape of our cities. In an effort to completely transform the urban experience, Motivate is leading the way in making cities more accessible, healthier and sustainable. We operate and maintain safe and dependable systems that help make cities great by connecting individuals to the people and places they love.


About the role

You will manage a broad range of general corporate and commercial matters, including subcontractor agreements, supply contracts, real estate leases, MSAs, and insurance and other risk management issues.  You will also work closely with the company’s People team on all aspects of day-to-day employment-related matters, including but not limited to hiring and termination issues, compensation and benefits, leaves of absence and accommodations, privacy, diversity, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leaves of absence, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, employee investigations, implementation of policies and procedures and compliance. As the “backbone” of our business, you will report to the CEO and be a key member of Motivate’s leadership team, in a fast-paced, collaborative, service-oriented environment, where flexibility and ability to achieve results are valued.


About You

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and NY state bar admission with 5+ years of legal experience (mix of inhouse and law firm preferred)

  • Strong employment law background (labor law experience a plus)

  • Superior judgment and common sense, who can be a trusted advisor to the CEO and a key partner in driving the business strategy

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, collaborative team player, who thrives in a dynamic fast-paced environment

  • Ability to manage competing demands, shifting priorities and interests of multiple stakeholders

  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership with strong work ethic and follow-through skills

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to drive results across a wide range of stakeholders, from data scientists to sales executives to external consultants

  • Sound business judgment, a high degree of integrity and objectivity, innovation in approaching business challenges, and the ability to translate strategy into operating results

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Located in Industry City, Brooklyn; our office has varied lunch options and after work bars/activities. Also, train and bike stations close by!

An Insider's view of Motivate LLC

What's something quirky about your company?

Being a bike share operations company, we’re obviously on bikes a lot. If we go to a meeting at another location in the city, a happy hour after work, or just commuting we tend to travel on bikes in packs #bikergang. Biking is obviously not required but definitely a preferred form of transport

Abbie Clifford

Talent Acquisition Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Right now we are all about growth! NYC announced it will be nearly tripling the size of its bike share system to 40,000 bikes. That growth means more customers, more bikes, more stations, and more management to support the operations. Scaling up processes fills every day with new exciting problems to solve!

Tyler Bradford

Senior Data Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

Motivate really invests in their teams. We like to promote from within and help all employees create and explore their own career path. It's not uncommon for someone to start in one department or move/get promoted to another. Personally, I used to manage our field team of ambassadors, and now I manage operations for our ebike roll-out.

John Brock

eBike Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The bike share industry is constantly evolving, and we are continuously rolling out new products and testing and iterating on new ideas to improve. One week we’ll build an algorithm for bike repairs; the next we'll be designing solutions to eBike batteries. Our team values creative, data-driven thinkers who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves.

Melanie Pettit

Chief Customer Officer

What are Motivate LLC Perks + Benefits

Motivate LLC Benefits Overview

At Motivate we offer competitive comp packages, robust benefits, monthly team outings, casual dress code, continuous growth opportunities, and weekly lunches all wrapped up in a dog-friendly office.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Citi Bike memberships for all employees
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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