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People Manager

Montreal, Canada

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There’s an ocean of cars out there. But the tides of change are coming. Cities are finally conceding that cars and their attendant party favours (endless traffic, parking mayhem, too many crashes, so much pollution) are no longer worth the hassle. Space for cars is getting culled for bike lanes, bus lanes, sidewalk dining. Parking spots? They’re becoming as rare as buffalo sightings. Riding the tempest, gleefully inciting mayhem from up on high, there’s Transit: helping millions of city-dwellers find their way around their city without their own car.

We’re looking for a People Manager™ to be our first mate on board. One part recruiter, one part HR, one part culture, you’ll be the first point of contact as people join the Transit crew. You’ll help us find smart, lovely, passionate people (whether it’s an engineer from UQAM, a biz whiz from England, or a policy wonk who has spent decades in monk robes quietly plotting the destruction removal of highways from cities). You’ll strive to make Transit’s office better reflect the diversity of Transit’s users — public transportation is used disproportionately more often by communities of colour and those with disabilities.

On the more “culture” side of things, you’ll be responsible for all things fun, whether virtual or 🤞📆💉 in person: delightfully low-key 5 à 7s, office functions and parties, and (insert your creative idea for cultivating good vibes: BIXI steeplechase? who-killed-the-streetcar Zoom murder mystery? go ahead, dazzle us). When passions flare, as they sometimes do, you’ll use your HR savvy to make the most of personal differences, uphold a culture of professional respect, and ensure Transit’s team stays united on its mission.

Do friends revere you for your empathy? Can past colleagues vouch for your discretion and tact? Then we’re sure the Transit team will love you too: organizers, team builders, human-oriented people. This one’s for you.

📝 Responsibilities

✅ Requirements

💯 Would be nice if…

Don’t feel like all the requirements apply to you but you still think you’d be a great fit for Transit? Don’t hesitate to apply!

💰 Compensation and benefits

👨‍💻 A note on diversity

Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.

We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you’d like to be referred to, feel free to include that in your application email.

And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.

📬 How to apply

Send your resume, a brief explanation of why you want to work for Transit, and any other information you find relevant to [email protected].