Below is the text of the pdf file, and their responses
to some of the questions I had. Alas I don't have the
kind of experience they're looking for.
Perhaps pass this on to any car-free oriented people
with experience directing a non-profit.
here's the location of their HQ, though the mention
One Less Car
Maryland Campaign for Bicycling and Walking, a
nonprofit organization that promotes bicycling and
walking as viable modes of transportation is seeking a
full-time Executive Director.
Areas of focus include program, financial and
operations management, funding development,
community relations, advocacy and Board support.
The ideal candidate will be an energetic self-starter
who is familiar with, or able to quickly learn, the
intricacies of transportation policies, planning, and
best practices as they relate to bicycling and walking
facilities. The Executive Director will be the primary
representative liaison with state and federal
agencies, advocacy groups, and the general public.
Superb organizational, computer and communications
skills are a must, as is the knowledge and ability to
work as a
team with the Board of Directors.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy and Education
� Develop and implement, in partnership with the
board, a strategic plan to advance bicycling and
walking in Maryland
� Develop and implement, in concert with the Board of
Directors, appropriate responses to events and
ragedies that impact bicyclist and pedestrian
accessibility and safety
� Coordinate classes and seminars that encourage
increased bicycling and walking by all Marylanders
� Develop and nurture partnerships with outside
organizations that have similar or overlapping goals
� Stay abreast of and develop appropriate responses to
state and national legislation that impact bicyclists
� Oversee publishing the quarterly newsletter
� Oversee bicycle events that promote One Less Car and
� Represent the interests of bicyclists and
pedestrians at various public meetings and forums
around the state.
Fundraising and Membership
� Develop an annual budget for review and approval of
the Board of Directors
� Grow membership as well as respond to and resolve
� Fulfill requirements to satisfy on-going grants
� Generate proposals for future grants
� Staff the fundraising committee and supervise any
� Maintain legal and financial records of One Less Car
� Administer periodic membership mailings
� Ensure that One Less Car fulfills all obligations
necessary to maintain 501(c)(3) status and other
� Manage day to day office activities
� Hire, supervise, develop, and if necessary, fire
staff, consultants and contractors
� Attend and brief One Less Car Board of Directors at
bimonthly meetings and attend
committee meetings as necessary.
� Coordinate Board meeting agendas and minutes with
� Coordinate and facilitate board and committee
activities with the respective chairs
� Bachelor�s Degree
� Minimum of three years� experience in nonprofit
� Knowledge of and/or willingness to become expert in
bicycling and pedestrian issues and a strong
commitment to furthering the core mission and goals of
One Less Car
� Excellent written and oral communications skills
� Skilled in MS Word, Excel, and Publishing, as well
as FileMaker Pro and QuickBooks
� Fundraising and grant writing experience and
� Ability and willingness to telecommute.
� Work schedule must accommodate many evening meetings
and weekend events.
Compensation and Application Process
Salary: Mid-30�s to start, with likely increases as
the organization grows; vacation and sick leave
To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume, and
writing sample to:
with the subject line
�Executive Director search� or mail to:
One Less Car, PO Box 1870, Pasadena, MD 21123. No
telephone calls, please.
****************************their answers to my
I will pass this on to the other members of our search
committee who know more about the advertising venues
Pete left for a few reasons. One Less Car is so
visible in state and federal issues due to Pete's
efforts that other organizations couldn't help
but notice his qualities and effectiveness. He was
given an offer he couldn't refuse. He is now with the
American Hiking Association. He is a founding member
and has been with OLC in one capacity or another since
1998- he felt it was time to apply his skills in other
areas. He is still very active and continues as a key
organizer of our Cycle Across Maryland event
The position has been open for a few weeks.
Thanks for offering to help. We are at a very
exciting stage in our development with two large
events and the potential for significant grant
funding. We will be looking for a fairly seasoned
director with the
expertise to help us expand and build upon Pete's
Paul Lebow, President
One Less Car
Maryland Campaign for Bicycling and Walking
Promoting safe access for all to the public right of
on 5/20/04 8:24 PM, Colin Leath at cleath@...
> Pete and/or Executive Director search committee,
> I may be interested in applying for this position,
> I know many others who also may be interested.
> I have some questions:
> o How long has the position been open?
> o Where has it been advertised? (I'm not finding a
> record of it on common carfree lists, and would like
> to know where these kinds of positions are
> o Why is Pete Olsen leaving the position? (and where
> is he going next?)
> I'd be happy to forward this information to multiple
> relevant lists (like at
> once I find out more!
> Thank you,
> Colin Leath