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Transportation and Land Use Coalition
TALC is seeking a Program Associate to work in the Great Communities
Collaborative, an exciting effort to promote transit-oriented development
and stop poorly planned growth in the Bay Area.
Please pass this announcement along to anyone who might be interested in
this opportunity to help influence how the Bay Area grows.
Program Associate, Great Communities Collaborative
The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC) is a partnership
90 groups working for a sustainable and socially just Bay Area. We envision
a region with healthy, walkable communities that provide all residents
transportation choices and affordable housing. TALC analyzes county and
regional policies, works with community groups to develop alternatives,
coordinates grassroots campaigns. TALC is a nonprofit organization with
staff members that has gained national recognition for our work to promote
transportation alternatives and more livable neighborhoods.
We seek a motivated individual to perform a wide variety of communications,
organizational, advocacy, and administrative tasks as part of our efforts
to promote transit oriented development around the region.
Over the next five years, the Bay Area has a once-in-a-generation
opportunity to stop poorly planned growth and make better decisions about
what, where, and how to build next. With over 100 new transit station areas
being planned and growing market demand for homes near transit, we can
finally turn back the tide of sprawl and reinvest in our existing
communities. The Great Communities Collaborative is bringing together
leading regional organizations and community foundations to ensure that
communities across the Bay Area have the tools, training, and assistance
they need to participate effectively in planning their own communities.
Together, Collaborative partners anticipate getting directly involved in
least 25 TOD planning processes around the region over the next three
years. Our long-term goal is ambitious: that half of all new Bay area homes
built by 2030 are in walkable communities located near transit, jobs, and
services, and affordable to people of all incomes. The Program Associate
will work closely with core partners, including Greenbelt Alliance,
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, Reconnecting
America, Urban Habitat, and two community foundations, as well as other
local and regional partners. More information on the Collaborative is
* Provide programmatic and administrative support to the
Director and other Great Communities staff.
* Write project updates for a variety of audiences and media
updates from front-line staff.
* Develop and distribute meeting agendas, notes, and materials
meetings of regional organizations and community foundations involved in
* Maintain on-line communications tools, such as file sharing,
calendar, joint document creation, and social networking.
* Update databases, project files, financial books, and other
The Program Associate will work out of TALC’s Oakland office and will
supervised by TALC's Policy Director.
Experience and skills:
* Excellent writing and editing skills.
* Two years of professional or high-level volunteer experience
nonprofit organizations or a related field.
* Comfortable and proficient with computer applications such
Word, Excel, Outlook, and web browsers. Experience with database and
on-line communications tools is helpful.
* Organized and able to manage multiple projects with an
detail. Ability to work independently.
* Commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice
highly desirable, particularly if combined with a demonstrated interest
city planning, urban design, and/or transit oriented development.
* Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively
individuals from many different sectors and of varying ethnic background,
age, and education level.
* Familiarity with land use planning concepts preferred but
Compensation and Benefits:
Full-time (37.5 hours/week), salary commensurate with experience and
competitive with other non-profits. Compensation includes health and dental
insurance, generous vacation time, comp time, and an exciting team-oriented
work environment. TALC also administers an employee contribution 403b
retirement plan and contributes to the Commuter Check program.
How to Apply:
Please send a short, descriptive cover letter and resumé to: TALC/Program
Associate, 405 14th Street, Suite 605, Oakland, CA 94612, or fax to: (510)
740-3131. No e-mail please.
Position is open until filled. Review of resumes will begin on Monday,
January 8, with interviews expected to begin the following week.
Visit www.transcoalition.org for more information about our Coalition
TALC is an equal opportunity employer.
People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
About the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC)
TALC is a partnership of over 90 groups working for a sustainable and
socially just Bay Area. We envision a region with healthy, walkable
communities that provide all residents with transportation choices and
affordable housing. The coalition analyzes county and regional policies,
works with community groups to develop alternatives, and coordinates
To contact TALC:
405 14th Street, Suite 605
Oakland, CA 94612
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