Head of Healthcare, Public Policy

    • San Francisco, CA
    • Washington, DC
    + 1 more

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 Healthcare Public Policy professional to join our fast-growing and fast-paced team! Based in San Francisco, this position will manage healthcare policy efforts while working collaboratively with a variety of Lyft teams, notably the Government Relations, Policy Development and Research, and Healthcare teams, to further expand the company’s growing presence in the healthcare sector. This includes tight collaboration with the Healthcare Business Development team on market priorities and motions. This stellar policy champion will assist in driving Lyft’s policy priorities and work directly with elected officials, policymakers, and key stakeholders at the state and local level. The Head of Healthcare Public Policy will be dealing with regulatory and government issues as a pivotal part of our expansion, building out Lyft’s brand, and growing our markets. Come join the exciting ride!


  • Assist in developing Lyft’s state legislative and regulatory healthcare strategy in partnership with Healthcare Business Development, Healthcare Compliance, Policy Development and Research, Public Engagement, and local Public Policy Managers

  • Represent Lyft in interactions with state and local electeds, government officials and staff

  • Work cross-functionally with Public Policy and Healthcare team leads to develop public policy priorities that advance Lyft’s operations while aligning with Lyft’s business strategy with timely policy guidance across the healthcare spectrum

  • Provide subject matter expertise


  • 10+ years of healthcare policy experience

  • Law, policy, or other relevant advanced degrees strongly preferred 

  • Extensive knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare and other Federal healthcare programs and policies strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with government procurement policies and procedures

  • Experience working in government (health policy, regulatory, or legislative) and directly with government and elected officials strongly preferred 

  • Exceptional strategic and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, demanding (and sometime unstructured) environment

  • Self-starter; intrinsically motivated but also a good teammate

  • Natural connector and relationship builder

  • A love of travel

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation) - you know how to tell a good story and advocate your position

  • Lyft user / believer


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options

  • In addition to 11 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 Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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