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HopSkipDrive

HopSkipDrive

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Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Who we are

HopSkipDrive’s mission is to create opportunity for all through mobility. Our innovative, supplemental school transportation solutions are used by over 400 school districts, charter schools, nonprofits, government agencies, as well as busy families to safely and reliably get kids where they need to go.

Student transportation is the largest mass transit system in the U.S. The way kids get to and from school has a direct impact on our kids, families, schools and communities. While school districts spend $28 billion annually on transportation, only 30% of kids get to school on a bus. The current system can no longer meet all the transportation needs of our districts, schools and families — and its shortcomings are causing inequities in educational access that are affecting the welfare of millions of kids each day.

HopSkipDrive is taking a different approach to arranging safe, reliable school transportation that meets needs that aren’t being addressed by the current system, helping to fill gaps and supplement the student transportation options available. We create personalized transportation solutions for the one to the many, and everything in between.

We’re a company with heart

Our partnerships with school districts, child welfare agencies and nonprofits ensure equitable educational access for the most vulnerable populations, including youth in foster care, children experiencing homelessness and students with disabilities.

We understand that the difference between struggle and success can sometimes be as simple as the ability to show up, which is why we’re on a mission to use innovative technology — coupled with operational expertise and new ways of thinking — to help kids reach their full potential by providing a safe, dependable way to get them where they are going.

We’re an awesome place to work

Our company culture has been well-recognized — HopSkipDrive has been named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, as well as Best Places to Work lists from Built In LA, Comparably, Inc., and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Comparably also named us a Best Company for Professional Development, as well as to its Best CEO and Best CEOs for Women lists.

We’re growing rapidly

Founded by three moms as a solution to their own transportation challenges, we now operate across over 20 major markets and more than a dozen states across the country. We continue to expand at a rapid pace, making the Inc. 5000 list four times, as well as the Deloitte 500 Fast-Growing Technology list. HopSkipDrive has raised $100M in funding to date.

Who you are

You are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. You are inspired by our vision and the opportunity to define a new category in an incredibly fast-growing market. You are excited to learn, grow and collaborate so we can achieve our mission of creating opportunity for all through mobility.

At HopSkipDrive, we know that challenges require different approaches, unique perspectives and new ways of thinking. We are building a team of creative problem-solvers from many different backgrounds.

What you'll do:

  • As Government Affairs and Regulatory Counsel, you will provide legal advice for HopSkipDrive as a transportation network company working in the education sector under the supervision of the Director of Regulatory Affairs.
  • An ideal candidate can develop a strong understanding of state legislative and regulatory proposals and their impacts by working with internal business partners to shape HopSkipDrive’s position and lay the foundation for compliance strategies.
  • Advise on revenue contract and RFP provisions with regulatory implications, including fingerprint- and name-based background checks, transportation regulations, DMV record checks, reporting, and other driver and vehicle requirements.
  • Assist with stand ups and questions from cross-functional partners around legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Identify legislative trends and developing legislative strategies around transportation network companies and school pupil transportation
  • Assist the Policy team with bill review and bill drafting
  • Ad hoc legal research and rulemaking assistance
  • Additional assistance to the Director and Legal/Policy team as requested to support HopSkipDrive’s rapidly growing regulatory portfolio and busy policy agenda

What We’re Looking For

  • Juris doctorate from an accredited law school required
  • Active license to practice law in the jurisdiction where you live
  • 8+ years experience in governmental affairs and/or regulatory compliance, with at least 5 of those years practicing law in a law firm or in-house role (bonus points for experience in a rapidly-growing company)
  • Experience with public utilities commissions, transportation and/or education fields preferred
  • Proven ability to advise cross-functional team members on legislative and regulatory requirements and/or legal implications of policy priorities
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex regulatory requirements and apply them to practical business operations
  • Excellent and proven communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and present information to various audiences
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and evolving legal environment

Location:

  • This role will be fully remote from a state we are an employer in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, KS, MD, WI, OK, UT, TN, NC, SC, NV, NM, NJ, NY, OR, TX, VA, WA, MO, MI

What you will get

We want you to be an owner in our company and share in executing our vision, so every full-time employee has equity. In addition, we offer flexible vacation, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k), FSA, and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a hugely attractive space with significant upside potential. HopSkipDrive is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role is $145,000-$160,000 a year. This position is remote and, as such, compensation will ultimately be in line with the location in which the position is filled. Final compensation for this role will be determined by several factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skill set, certifications, and specific work location. The total compensation package for this role also includes equity stock options.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HopSkipDrive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected class. HopSkipDrive is also proud to operate as a drug-free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HopSkipDrive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected class. HopSkipDrive is also proud to operate as a drug-free workplace.