Strategy Associate

| Greater NYC Area
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As Strategy Associate, you will work to improve access to mobility for our public transit partners. 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 scope and design thoughtful and effective shared mobility services.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Apply your strategic thinking skills and work closely with Via’s Finance and Expansion Teams to create context-specific service plans and customized pricing and budgeting proposals. 
  • Conduct rigorous research on global mobility trends by analyzing news and other forms of information and synthesizing findings into insightful commentary.
  • 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, content creation, review, and submission.
  • Skillfully manage communications with potential partner over the phone and email.
  • Support senior team members during interviews with cities and transit agencies.

Qualifications

  • 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.

“Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via’s mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a dynamically-routed vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform operates in New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC, and in London and Amsterdam through ViaVan, its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans. Via also licenses its revolutionary on-demand transit technology to transportation players globally.”

Via offers above market compensation packages and benefits, including equity, health insurance, and relocation assistance.

 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)

What makes someone successful on your team?

A common quality we all share is the ability to be very analytical and detail-oriented when required, but to also be strategic in our thought process and decision-making. A strong willingness to learn and to directly own projects (regardless of your title or experience level) leads to success on our team.

Sameer Essa

Marketplace Associate Principal (Joined Apr 2019)

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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