Sr. Manager, Coalitions & Advocacy

New York City, New York
Communications – Public Affairs
Full Time
Who is Bird
At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters are available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

Come join our fast growing team at Bird as the Sr. Manager for Coalitions. In this role you will build relationships with stakeholder groups at the local, state, and national levels, form strategic partnerships, develop impactful initiatives, and scale it as the company grows. This role could work out of Los Angeles, NYC, or Washington DC.


    • Work closely with our public affairs, government partnerships, communications, and expansion teams to develop and lead the company’s coalitions and advocacy initiatives across government, private sector, with affinity groups, and issue-based groups 
    • Develop relationships with local and national influencers across stakeholder groups, and cultivate champions
    • Lead and execute innovative campaigns with stakeholders
    • Provide insights to Bird teams on furthering public affairs strategies
    • Collaborate with allied groups on key initiatives and issues
    • Develop partnerships with industry stakeholders and organizations
    • Passionately drive awareness of programs globally
    • Develop and execute metrics-driven strategies to measure program’s overall success
    • Represent Bird speaking and attending events for education purposes


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 8-10 years of experience in political campaigns, coalition development, and/or public policy
    • Strong network of relationships with influential leaders across communities

Preferred Qualifications

    • Passion for Bird’s mission and deep desire for collaborating with individuals across the organization
    • Experience developing, leading highly effective and measurable campaigns
    • Ability to thrive in a deadline driven, fast-paced and ever-changing environment
    • Be a self-starter, with the ability to own and drive priorities within your portfolio
    • Be a flexible, creative thinker, able to think outside the box and pursue new solutions
    • Experienced public speaker, comfortable communicating your message and responding to tough questions
    • Ability to think on your feet - to quickly synthesize and respond to new information while also continuing to drive your priorities
    • Thorough attention to detail when analyzing regulatory language and parameters
    • Willingness to hold yourself, team members accountable to continuously be anticipating challenges, identifying opportunities, and delivering results
    • Thorough attention to detail when analyzing regulatory language and parameters
    • Exceptional organization and project management skills plus the ability to adapt to changing priorities or deadlines
Culture at Bird
We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Perks up
We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a generous employer-paid healthcare coverage, on-demand doctor visits, childcare support, a pre-tax commuter account for mass transit or parking, a wellness stipend, and more.

Bird is the world
Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work.  We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.