Director, Sustainability

  • Spin
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020
Full Time Sustainability

Job Description

Spin is a fast-growing micromobility company committed to a world with clean air, liveable cities, safe streets, and widespread access to convenient, affordable transportation. If you’re searching for a top-tier career where you can make a difference and dynamically collaborate within a creative, lively environment—Spin welcomes you!

We’re passionate about transportation and technology. The work we accomplish fulfills a sense of meaning and purpose, which goes beyond the traditional dimensions of a workplace. Our products and initiatives directly influence people’s lives, which is proven by our customers' feedback.

Founded in 2017, and now a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, we have worked together with cities, campuses, community groups, and businesses to expand internationally. Even as we expand, we maintain the close feeling of a small business, with “fireside chats” chats led by our company’s founders, weekly OKR pop-up videos, music-infused presentations at our All Hands meetings, and more. During this time of working remotely, our creativity and shared goals have kept us united and bonded within our virtual community.

We are a diverse team of artists, engineers, designers, urban planners, policymakers, marketers, and operators. We believe in inclusivity and build powerful alliances to fulfill our goals and move our mission forward. Above all, we at Spin are connected by our values and #BeOrange spirit, which represents unity, purpose, passion, and creativity.


About the Role

Spin's Policy Initiative team works directly with community partners to strengthen our relationships with the advocate and planning communities in markets where we operate in order to lay the groundwork for deeper systemic change vital for micromobility to thrive in the long-term. We focus on street infrastructure improvements, sustainability, and equity.

Spin’s recently announced ambitious global Sustainability program set an industry-leading goal to become carbon negative by 2025, removing more emissions from existing transportation ecosystems than we produce in providing our service. This program includes initiatives for electrified operations, renewable power, lower manufacturing impacts, and ambitious mode shift away from private automobiles. Spin seeks to establish a new precedent as a mobility operator and community partner, and validate that micromobility is a powerful, transparent, and accountable ally in the fight against climate change.

We’re looking for a motivated, creative, and methodical sustainability professional to join our Policy Initiatives team and lead our Sustainability efforts. The ideal person will be a passionate urbanist seeking to make positive change in cities with experience working with a diverse range of partners in and around sustainability, balancing parallel streams of projects, and working in a lean and agile manner.


  • Implement Spin’s industry leading Sustainability program and lead efforts to expand the program.
  • Work cross functionally with Spin’s Operations, Finance, Product, and Supply Chain teams to align efforts and drive them forward.
  • Work cross functionally with Spin’s Partnerships team to support Sustainability requirements in RFP processes.
  • Work with environmental groups and other third party validators to obtain feedback and support for the program.
  • Hire and manage relevant consultants to support our carbon accounting, offsets and renewable energy credits purchases, and Life Cycle Analyses.
  • Manage one direct report to support the Sustainability program efforts
  • Oversee relevant sustainability studies.
  • Develop and communicate a pipeline of external facing content for the media, cities, and other relevant stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • 10-12 years working experience in sustainability or closely related field.

Nice to have:

  • Advanced degree in Sustainability or closely related field.
  • Experience working on sustainable manufacturing/supply chains.

Benefits & Perks

  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing startup and help shape and establish the company’s industry leadership
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Unlimited PTO for salaried roles
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly cell phone bill stipend
  • Wellness perk for salaried roles

Spin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in an unlawful matter. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals. Spin treats all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence without regard to any qualified individuals' sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Spin also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable local, state, and federal law.

Spin is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in its job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

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