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Proposal Manager

Montreal, Canada

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The public servants who make the buses and trains go are heroes on a mythical level. As Transit’s first proposal manager, you’ll help take a little weight off of Atlas’s shoulders. Most transit agency professionals know about Transit, but they don’t always know how to take full advantage of Transit’s services (even when they’re better, cheaper, and more popular with riders than the alternatives).

When an agency has a need for Transit, you’ll help them make better, informed choices. Whether it’s letting riders pay their transit fare and book microtransit from their phone, tweaking the app to better suit that local agency’s quirks, or helping them solve the tricky utilitarian calculus of “should we make this schedule change?” or “what’s more important for this fiscal year: installing passenger counters or building bus shelters?” by surveying Transit riders. Often, these opportunities are lurking in a quagmire of acronyms: RFPs… RFQs… RFIs… grant proposals… meeting minutes. This is how agencies signal for outside help. You’ll keep an eye on these transit mayday signals, and guide their ships into our friendly harbour.

When you spot an opportunity, you’ll write the relevant proposal, and, because transit agency folk are a busy lot, follow-up with them. Again. And again. And again. And again.

We won’t win every proposal process! That’s normal! Your responsibility is to make it go as smoothly as possible, ensuring we spot all the opportunities that are out there, project managing the responses (did that really say 7 hard copies and 1 copy on CD-ROM?!), organizing and implementing a content library from past responses, and writing new content where needed. Whether we win or lose, you’ll be responsible for figuring out why, so next time we definitely win.

With your writing and organizational chops, you’ll help transit agencies make smarter decisions, meaningfully improve the lives of riders, and help us modernize climate-friendly and city-saving forms of transportation 🚍🚊

📝 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

$50,000 CAD - $65,000 CAD per year

👨‍💻 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, links to any online presence you’re particularly proud of (blog, Twitter), and any other information you find relevant to [email protected].

PS: When you apply, let us know how you heard about the position! Whispers, grapevines, middle-of-the-night Google searches? We’re dying to know.