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719TFN Employment Connections: December 18, 2003 (Happy Holidays!) (fwd)

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Dec 18, 2003
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 12/18/2003 06:40 PM -----

      Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 18:46:39 -0500
      From: Michelle Ernst <mernst@...>
      Subject: TFN Employment Connections: December 18, 2003 (Happy Holidays!)

      Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections

      This is the Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections. It is
      a
      periodic compilation of job positions to match the right people with the
      right jobs in areas broadly related to the transportation field. TO
      SUBMIT
      AN EMPLOYMENT POSTING TO TFN, SEND AN EMAIL CONTAINING ONLY THE TEXT OF
      THE
      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TO: mernst@...

      Positions included in this issue:
      *National Field Director, STPP (open)
      *California Director, STPP (California)
      *Communications Coordinator, TSTC (New York, NY)
      *Transportation Faculty, Univ. of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
      *Recent FTA Postings


      THE TFN MISSION

      The purpose of the Transportation Futures Network is to cultivate
      progressive leadership in the transportation field. Members believe that

      sensible transportation decisions are an essential ingredient of viable
      communities and therefore should support environmental quality, social
      equity, community development and economic efficiency. To help our members
      pursue these goals, the Network provides a forum for problem-solving,
      debate, professional development and collaboration on local and national
      transportation activities.

      "Transportation is about making connections, and so are we."


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      NATIONAL FIELD DIRECTOR, SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY PROJECT

      Background: The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a national
      coalition of transportation, environmental, growth management, health,
      social equity, community development and business formed in 1990 to
      advocate
      for better transportation and travel choices, stronger linkages between
      land
      use, social equity, and transportation investments, and more public
      involvement in the transportation decision-making process. STPP is based
      in
      Washington DC with field offices in California, Pennsylvania, and New
      Mexico.

      Job Description: STPP is looking to hire a full time national field
      director. Responsibilities include managing STPP's field staff, policy
      development, public education, media advocacy, and local outreach and
      organizing, and promoting state and local transportation reform
      initiatives
      in a number of targeted states with STPP's local partners. The position
      presents an excellent opportunity to play a critical role in the
      advancement
      of a comprehensive transportation reform agenda nationwide.

      Tasks will be broad and varied, and overall responsibilities will include
      the following:
      1. Developing the organization's strategic field initiatives aimed at
      supporting the coalition's national advocacy agenda and promoting
      transportation reform at the state and local level.
      2. Managing the organization's national grassroots advocacy efforts around
      the renewal of the federal transportation bill (TEA-21).
      3. Managing field staff in California, New Mexico and Pennsylvania, in
      addition to grassroots staff in the Washington, DC, office.
      4. Coordinating diverse local organizations involved in transportation
      reform in targeted states including assistance in strategic statewide and
      local reform initiatives ;
      5. Speaking at press events, conferences, workshops, testimony before
      state
      and local legislative committees, town hall meetings etc;
      6. Outreach to community-based organizations, underserved populations,
      business groups, and local officials in targeted cities and counties;
      7. Outreach to local media outlets through the development of reports,
      opinion-editorials, letters to the editor etc. in order to inform public
      debate;

      Candidates must demonstrate an ability to handle non-traditional and
      sometimes demanding work hours including frequent travel throughout the
      U.S.
      Assistance in the operation and management of the STPP field offices to
      support the project is also expected.

      Qualifications:
      * Must be energetic, personable, and a self-starter, with ability to work
      well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
      * Must be willing to travel frequently, to STPP field offices and
      Washington
      DC in particular.
      * Five to seven years experience in transportation, land use, social
      justice, environmental issues, or related work.
      * Must have excellent people skills and solid managerial experience with
      staff and/or volunteers
      * Thorough understanding of state and local political structures and
      decisionmaking processes.
      * Excellent communications skills, including writing and public speaking
      in
      particular.
      * Familiarity with computers, word processing programs, databases and the
      internet.
      * Experience in non-profit or local government arena preferred.
      * Knowledge of Spanish a plus.


      Salary: Highly competitive with other non-profits and commensurate with
      qualifications and experience; good health, vacation, flex time and
      retirement benefits. Position reports to STPP President.

      Location: Open

      Interested individuals should send resumes (include contact information
      for
      references) along with a writing sample to:

      Surface Transportation Policy Project
      c/o Karin Cicelski
      1100 17th Street, NW, 10th Floor
      Washington, DC 20036

      Or by email to: kcicelski@...

      Announcement posted November 1, 2003; position open until filled. No phone
      calls please.

      The Surface Transportation Policy Project is proud to be an equal
      opportunity employer. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to
      apply.

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      CALIFORNIA DIRECTOR, SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY PROJECT

      Background: The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a national
      coalition of transportation, environmental, health, social equity,
      community
      development and business advocates formed in 1990 to achieve better
      transportation and travel choices, stronger linkages between land use,
      social equity, and transportation investments, and more public involvement
      in the transportation decision-making process. STPP is based in
      Washington,
      DC with California field offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and
      Sacramento.

      Job Description: STPP is seeking a full time staff person to lead state
      level and local reform initiatives in our California field office.
      Responsibilities include state level policy work, public education and
      media
      advocacy, and local outreach and organizing. The position presents an
      excellent opportunity to play a critical role in advancing a
      comprehensive,
      balanced transportation and smart growth agenda in the state of
      California.

      Tasks will be broad and varied, and overall responsibilities will include
      the following:
      1. Leading the development of, and advocacy for, critical state and local
      transportation policy, program, and funding reforms;
      2. Coordinating a diverse group of organizations involved in
      transportation
      and land use, including the development of and leadership in strategic
      statewide and local initiatives;
      3. High profile public speaking engagements at press conferences,
      workshops,
      testimony before state and local legislative committees, town hall
      meetings
      etc;
      4. Fundraising to support the California field staff and programs.
      5. Outreach to community organizations, underserved populations, business
      leaders, and local officials in targeted cities and counties, and
      providing
      assistance to initiatives to improve transportation choice, create more
      sustainable transportation funding opportunities, provide better linkages
      between transportation, housing, social equity, and land use, and support
      for livable community-type strategies and projects;
      6. Outreach to statewide media outlets through the preparation and release
      of reports, op-editorials, letters to the editor etc. to inform public
      debate;
      7. Assistance in the research, writing and publication of statewide
      reports,
      newsletters, data and fact sheets on sustainable transportation and smart
      growth topics;
      8. Support to national grassroots advocacy efforts to educate policy
      makers
      on the coalition's transportation agenda.

      Candidates must demonstrate an ability to handle non-traditional and
      sometimes demanding work hours including frequent travel within the state
      and the requirement to occasionally work nights and weekends. Some
      assistance in the operation and management of the California field
      offices,
      including administration duties, database management, and raising of funds
      to support the project is also expected.

      Qualifications:
      * Must be energetic, personable, and a self-starter, with ability to work
      well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
      * Five to seven years experience in transportation, land use, social
      justice, environmental issues, or related work.
      * Strong experience with staff supervision, budget management and
      fundraising
      * Thorough understanding of state and local political structures and
      decision-making processes.
      * Excellent communications skills, including writing and public speaking
      in
      particular.
      * Familiarity with computers, word processing programs, databases and the
      internet.
      * Experience in non-profit or local government arena preferred.
      * Knowledge of Spanish a plus.

      Salary: Highly competitive with other California non-profits and
      commensurate with qualifications and experience; good health, vacation,
      flex
      time and retirement benefits. Position reports to National Field
      Director.

      Interested individuals should send resumes (include contact information
      for
      references) along with a writing sample to:

      Surface Transportation Policy Project
      c/o Karin Cicelski
      1100 17th Street, NW, 10th Floor
      Washington, DC 20036

      Or by email to: kcicelski@...

      Announcement posted November 17, 2003; position open until filled. No
      phone
      calls please.

      The Surface Transportation Policy Project is proud to be an equal
      opportunity employer. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to
      apply.

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      COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, TRI-STATE TRANSPORTATION CAMPAIGN

      The Tri-State Transportation Campaign seeks to hire a communications
      coordinator to promote our transportation policy reform work throughout
      the
      region.

      The work is broad and varied. Responsibilities include:
      1. Writing and editing for our weekly transportation reform publication,
      Mobilizing the Region. This requires writing on a deadline and staying
      abreast of transportation policy throughout the tri-state region.
      2. Coordinating media outreach and commentary. This includes writing press
      releases, speaking with reporters, sending news clips to other staff, and
      being able to effectively convey our message about transportation issues
      to
      newspapers, elected officials, and other advocacy organizations throughout
      the region.
      3. Managing our website, creating, editing, and uploading HTML pages, and
      sending out our newsletter via email every week.
      4. Mastering and interpreting official transportation policy and project
      documents, including databases, budgets, legislation and transportation
      project descriptions.

      Qualifications:
      * Must be energetic, personable, and a self-starter, with ability to work
      well under pressure.
      * Excellent communications skills, including writing and public speaking.
      * Two or more years experience in transportation, land use, social
      justice,
      environmental issues, or similar policy or advocacy work.
      * Thorough understanding of state and local political structures, role of
      activist and citizen groups, and overall political decision making
      processes.
      * Familiarity with computers, word processing programs, databases and the
      internet. HTML and GIS skills a plus.
      * Experience non-profit or government sectors preferred.

      Compensation: Pay is competitive with other area non-profit organizations
      and commensurate with qualifications and experience; generous benefits
      package.

      Interested individuals should send resumes (include contact information
      for
      references) along with a writing sample to:

      Tri-State Transportation Campaign
      c/o Jon Orcutt
      350 West 31th Street, # 802

      New York, NY 10001
      Fax: 212-268-7333

      Or by email to: jo@...

      No phone calls please.

      The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is an equal opportunity employer.

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      TRANSPORTATION FACULTY, THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

      The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of
      South
      Florida invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the
      Assistant Professor level, salary is competitive and negotiable. A Ph.D in
      civil engineering or a related discipline is required. The successful
      candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research
      program
      in the application of quantitative methods, information technology,
      statistics, and operations research to transportation. A strong commitment
      to undergraduate and graduate education, and an ability to develop a first
      rate research program are required.

      To apply, please submit a complete vita, statement of research and
      teaching
      interests, a research plan, and the names and addresses of at least four
      references to: Chair, Transportation Search Committee, Department of Civil
      and Environmental Engineering, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ENB118, Tampa, FL
      33620.

      Complete applications must be received by January 20, 2004. According to
      Florida law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the
      public. The University of South Florida is an Affirmative Action / Equal
      Access / Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and
      minorities
      are encouraged. For disability accommodations, please telephone:
      813-974-3250 for assistance.

      To learn more about the position and the University of South Florida,
      please
      visit: http://ce.eng.usf.edu/Fac_Positions/fac_pos.htm

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      Recent FTA job postings available at:
      http://www.fta.dot.gov/library/admin/jobs/ftajobs.html

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