2579FW: Senior Planner Position at TALC
- Jul 31, 2006Transportation and Land Use Coalition
Senior Planner, Land Use Program
The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (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. TALC analyzes county and
regional policies, works with community groups to develop alternatives, and
coordinates grassroots campaigns. TALC is a nonprofit organization with 10
staff members that has gained national recognition for our work to promote
transportation alternatives and more livable neighborhoods.
The Senior Planner will be responsible for creating regional advocacy tools
and for engaging community residents in planning processes for transit
oriented developments (TODs) at select sites around the Bay Area.
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 Initiative (GCI) 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, GCI partners anticipate getting directly involved in at 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. More information on GCI is
available at http://www.transcoalition.org/gci.
· Plan and conduct presentations, workshops, and trainings to educate
community members about transit oriented development.
· Create a suite of tools, such as a best practices resource guide,
tracking database, media action guide, and citizen's guide to commenting on
· Work with public agencies, GCI partners, and local residents to
TOD planning processes.
· Analyze proposed developments and specific plans, prepare
for improvements to follow TOD best practices, and lead grassroots advocacy
Given the breadth of the Great Communities Initiative, the specific workplan
will be tailored to fit the skills and experience of the new Senior Planner.
The Senior Planner will work out of TALCs Oakland office, will be
supervised by TALC's Policy Director, work closely with partner
organizations, and may supervise staff, interns and volunteers as needed.
This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
· Master's degree in city planning, urban design, or other related
at least two years of land use planning and or policy experience; candidates
with a bachelor's degree and at least four years of relevant planning
experience will also be considered.
· Sophisticated understanding and appreciation of issues involved in
planning and implementing successful transit oriented developments.
· Excellent writing and group presentation skills.
· Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with
from many different sectors and of varying ethnic background, age, and
· Demonstrated community outreach and organizing skills.
· Familiarity with the Bay Area development context and with
planning practices preferred.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Full-time (37.5 hours/week), salary commensurate with experience and
competitive with other non-profits, anticipated salary range is
$46,000-$60,000. 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 participates in the Commuter Check program.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a short, descriptive cover letter and resumé to: TALC/ Senior
Planner, 405 14th Street, Suite 605, Oakland, CA 94612, fax to: (510)
740-3131, or email to job@....
Review of applications will begin Monday, August 7, with interviews likely
to begin Thursday, August 24.
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.