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      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:
      *Program Officer for Community Revitalization, Surdna Foundation (New
      York,
      NY)
      *Executive Director, Campaign to Renew Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, PA)
      *Campaign Director, Solutions Not Sprawl (Washington, DC)
      *Virginia Organizer, Coalition for Smarter Growth (Washington, DC)
      *Tenure Track Position in Alternative or Sustainable Energy, University of
      Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
      *Manager of Trail Development, RTC (Washington, DC)
      *Development Associate, RTC (Washington, DC)
      *Director of Finance and Administration, NARP (Washington, DC)
      *Position in Market and Research Dept, BART (Oakland, CA)
      *Tenure Track Positions (2) in Transportation, University of Florida
      (Gainesville, FL)
      *City Planning Director, Dillingham, Alaska (Dillingham, AK)
      *Policy Assistant/Analyst, EESI (Washington, DC)
      *Tenure Track Position in Transportation Engineering, University of
      Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
      *Program Assistant (part-time), WRN (Washington, DC)
      *Program Officer, Great Neighborhoods Program, LISC (Chicago, IL)
      *Community Engagement Manger, Friends of the High Line (New York, NY)
      *Research Analyst, Good Jobs First (Washington, DC)

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      PROGRAM OFFICER FOR COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION, SURDNA FOUNDATION

      Overview
      The Surdna Foundation is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the
      position of Program Officer for the Community Revitalization Program.

      The Surdna Foundation is a national New York City-based family foundation,
      created by John E. Andrus in 1917. With assets approaching $700 million,
      Surdna focuses its grantmaking in five areas: environment, community
      revitalization, effective citizenry, the nonprofit sector, and arts. The
      work environment is collegial, professional, invigorating and rewarding.
      The Foundation is considered a leader in its areas of grantmaking.
      The Community Revitalization (CR) program seeks to enhance the quality of
      life in urban places, increase their ability to attract and retain a
      diversity of residents and employers, encourage the working of the
      marketplace and ensure that urban policies and development promote social
      equity.
      Our CR program has two foci:

      In cities that are experiencing population growth, a surge in economic
      activity and strong real estate markets, we seek to improve the lives of
      all
      residents by preserving diversity and mitigating the negative effects of
      unbalanced growth by investing in affordable housing development, advocacy
      efforts and zoning reform.

      In cities that are losing population, jobs, and wealth, we aim to abate
      population loss and consequent economic and racial isolation by making
      communities more attractive to a wide range of residents and businesses.
      We
      aim to do this through investments in attractive, mixed-income housing,
      programs and projects that promote resettlement, and policy reform.

      In recent years we have also made grants in the area of family daycare.

      For more information on the CR program, please visit our website:
      www.surdna.org.

      Position Summary
      The Program Officer for the Community Revitalization program is
      responsible
      for all Foundation activities in community revitalization including
      working
      with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to create, implement
      and
      periodically revise its strategy. He/She can expect to have a regular
      connection with the board's CR Committee.

      The Program Officer is responsible for overseeing annual grantmaking
      budget
      of approximately $6 million. He/She reviews proposals and fields
      inquiries
      from nonprofit organizations seeking funding; performs due diligence on
      promising proposals; engages other funders in collaborative funding
      efforts
      and policy initiatives; and marketing the foundation's work to other
      funders
      and practitioners. The Program Officer is also responsible for supervising
      the program staff (one Associate Program Officer and one half time Program
      Assistant) and consultants; researching and developing new areas for
      Surdna
      grantmaking; and representing the Foundation at numerous conferences, site
      visits and events each year. The position reports directly to the
      Executive
      Director.

      Qualifications:
      * Extensive experience with Surdna's CR program themes, demonstrated
      leadership in the field and a proven track record of experience/ability
      * 10 years minimum relevant experience
      * Prior successful development and implementation of complex projects
      * Substantive knowledge of at least one program sub-theme
      * Excellent communication (speaking and writing), interpersonal,
      organizational, language and computer skills
      * A combination of detail-orientation and "big picture" strategic thinking
      skills
      * Ability to travel out-of-state on a regular basis
      * Willingness to work congenially with other staff to create joint
      programs.

      Surdna seeks a person who is:
      * an energetic, flexible, self-starting team player who values and
      contributes to a strong sense of community among staff and board
      * a partner with board members, with whom there will be direct contact
      * a good and compassionate listener, an empathetic yet passionate
      participant with grantees, and someone who has a belief in, respect for,
      and
      intense interest in the field of community revitalization
      * committed to excellence.

      The Surdna Foundation is proud of its diverse workplace and encourages all
      candidates to apply without regard to race, age, color, gender, or sexual
      orientation. People of color are highly encouraged to apply. Salary is
      commensurate with the background of the individual. There is a full menu
      of
      benefits.

      Please send letter of interest, resume and salary history, either by mail
      or
      e-mail to:
      Program Officer Search
      The Surdna Foundation
      330 Madison Avenue
      30th Floor
      New York, NY 10017
      or
      twashington@...

      No telephone calls please.

      The job specification is posted on our website: www.surdna.org

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      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAMPAIGN TO RENEW PENNSYLVANIA

      Background
      The Campaign to Renew Pennsylvania (Renew PA) is a new statewide
      initiative
      that will use the 2003 Brookings Institution report, Back to Prosperity: A
      Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania
      (http://www.brookings.edu/es/urban/publications/pa.htm), as the broad goals
      for the future growth and development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
      Renew PA's mission is to create a network of organizations and individuals
      that advocates for state policies and local and regional actions that will
      restore the economic competitiveness, government effectiveness, and
      quality
      of life of Pennsylvania's communities. The Heinz Endowments and The
      William
      Penn Foundation contributed to the creation of this campaign, which will

      begin in November of 2004 and is anticipated to continue for at least
      three
      years. The hiring of the Executive Director is intended to coincide with
      the
      campaign launch. The campaign will be housed at 10,000 Friends of
      Pennsylvania, a statewide non-profit organization committed to
      revitalizing
      Pennsylvania's diverse communities and conserving rural, natural and
      historic resources. 10,000 Friends served as the "on the ground" partner
      in
      the development and roll out of the Brookings report.

      The Executive Director will lead this campaign to work toward a
      Pennsylvania
      whose children want to stay and work here; a Pennsylvania that protects
      and
      invests in our assets - natural, built and human; a Pennsylvania that
      places
      a priority on economic growth, and good jobs where people live. The
      Executive Director will work out of Harrisburg; significant travel is
      required. The preferred start date is November 1, 2004. The Executive
      Director reports to the Board of Directors of 10,000 Friends, with
      guidance
      from the Campaign Steering Committee.

      The Executive Director is a Senior Level position demanding seasoned and
      proven leadership skills, tact, tenacity, and the ability to work on both
      vision and tactical implementation. The position requires: the ability to
      build and lead a diverse coalition through meaningful public
      participation;
      exceptional responsiveness and follow-through; effective representation to
      senior government, civic, and business leaders, the media, and other
      important stakeholder organizations; effective leadership and management
      of
      staff, consultants, and volunteers.

      The ideal candidate demonstrates: a proven track record of successfully
      advancing a statewide advocacy initiative; developing high-level
      coalitions
      and collaborations; success in raising funds from corporate, private and
      public entities; infectious enthusiasm and optimism; strong professional
      knowledge of Pennsylvania; a vision and passion for change; strong
      strategic
      sense; excellent communications skills; and sensitivity for inclusivity.

      Develop and advance a statewide policy agenda and network for change:
      * Understand and track administrative, legislative and policy developments
      at the state level.
      * Work closely with state and local leaders of both parties to develop a
      common agenda around inclusive growth and economic competitiveness.
      * Build a network of regional organizations working together in support of
      a
      shared state policy agenda.

      Build a network of reformers:
      * Manage, guide and engage volunteer leaders from around the Commonwealth.

      * Advance and consistently strengthen relationships with civic, business
      and
      government leaders in the state in order to support the goals of the Renew
      PA initiative.
      * Connect regional organizations with state leaders to form new
      partnerships.
      * Build a broad, diverse, state-wide constituency to impact significant
      long-term reform.

      Promote and implement on-the-ground change and regional best practices:
      * Mobilize regions to organize and find their own solutions
      * Help build local and regional capacity to implement new
      strategies/reforms


      Communicate a reform agenda to state leaders, key constituencies and
      general
      public:
      * Act as direct contact for external relations to all audiences including
      media, legislators and key constituents.
      * Manage all media relations and serve as representative for public
      speaking
      engagements.

      Lead and manage campaign that will build capacity for long-term success:
      * Lead the steering committee and staff in resolutely addressing a range
      of
      strategic, operational and project issues including setting priorities.
      * Track benchmarks for progress.
      * Work regularly with key funders and constituents.

      With funders and Steering Committee, help direct campaign funding
      decisions:

      * Raise approximately $4.7 M in three years.
      * Manage budget and direct allocations to effectively advance agenda.

      Experience and Skills

      Substantive knowledge and a minimum of 10 years of experience with the
      following:
      * Economic development
      * Planning
      * Tax and/or governance issues
      * Community development/asset building
      * Workforce development/labor issues
      * Government policy and programs
      * Regional collaborations
      * Initiatives, organizations, or campaigns in the Commonwealth of
      Pennsylvania

      Management
      * Galvanize networks of different constituencies, including government,
      community-based organizations, state-wide associations, and private sector
      businesses.
      * Effective communicator, with a proven ability to listen, write and speak
      well.
      * Manage programs and people?competencies needed for hiring, marketing,
      budgeting, and fund raising.

      Personal Attributes and Style
      * Entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to think strategically, creatively
      and tactically.
      * Risk-taker, willing to push for bold action.
      * Trustworthy and possesses the highest level of personal and professional
      integrity and quality standards.
      * High energy level and a keen sense of humor.
      * Passionate and optimistic about the change possible in PA.

      Salary & Benefits
      Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

      To Apply
      Qualified candidates are encouraged to send cover letter, resume and
      salary
      requirements by October 15, 2004 to:
      Dewey & Kaye
      Attn: Renew PA Executive Director
      345 Fourth Avenue, Suite 400
      Pittsburgh, PA 15222
      Fax: 412.434.1390

      Applicants may submit information electronically to owens@....

      10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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      CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, SOLUTIONS NOT SPRAWL

      Solutions Not Sprawl seeks a Campaign Director to provide general
      direction
      and oversight for a campaign to stop the Outer Beltway from being built
      through Montgomery County, Maryland as well as promote sustainable land
      use
      and transportation alternatives. Other responsibilities include:
      researching, tracking and interpreting legislation, policy etc; preparing
      and delivering public testimony; maintaining relationships with elected
      officials and media; working with communities and elected officials on
      Master Plan evaluation; providing a presence in Annapolis as a
      representative of the grassroots; acting as a media spokesperson; and
      overseeing website and campaign materials. We would prefer to fill this
      position as part-time (25-30 hours/week) but full-time is possible.

      Qualifications:
      * Experience working with elected officials
      * Issue expertise in land use, transportation, housing, education and/or
      environmental issues
      * Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, public speaking
      skills, organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as
      part of a larger team.
      * Campaign management experience
      * An understanding of Maryland culture and politics strongly preferred
      * Legislative/policy experience preferred, but not required
      * Website knowledge a plus

      How to Apply:

      Solutions Not Sprawl, working in partnership with the Coalition for
      Smarter
      Growth, is a grassroots alliance working to protect remaining farmland and
      open space by connecting communities with smart transportation choices. To
      apply, send a resume and cover letter by November 14 to Andrea Arnold, at
      Andrea@....

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      VIRGINIA ORGANIZER, COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH OF WASHINGTON, DC

      The Virginia Organizer will work on a campaign to stop the Outer Beltway
      from being built through rural and suburban northern Virginia, conduct a
      public outreach campaign, and promote better land use and transportation
      alternatives. Responsibilities will include: Building field teams in
      eastern
      Loudoun and Prince William counties; tracking relevant legislation and
      studies; managing volunteers; coordinating work with organizational and
      volunteer leaders; implementing the media strategy; meeting with elected
      officials and agency staff persons; and coordinating regional efforts on
      the
      Virginia Outer Beltway with other groups such as Sierra Club, Clean Water
      Action, the National Parks Conservation Association, Environmental
      Defense,
      Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and area civic organizations.

      Additional Qualifications:
      * Campaign management experience
      * 1-2 years organizing experience
      * An ability to recruit and motivate diverse groups of people
      * Applicants will need to have good interpersonal and organizational
      skills,
      an ability to work independently and as part of a larger team, a sense of
      humor, and must be able to work some weekends and evenings.
      * An understanding of Virginia culture and politics, experience organizing
      suburban communities, some knowledge of growth and transportation issues
      are
      preferred, but not required.

      How to Apply:
      Send coverletter and resume to Nicola Wood, nicola@...
      Position Open until filled. We are conducting ongoing interviews.

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      TENURE TRACK POSITION IN ALTERNATIVE OR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, UNIVERSITY OF
      TORONTO

      The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University
      of
      Toronto invites applications for an academic tenure stream position at the
      rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Alternative or Sustainable
      Energy. A research focus on fuel cells, hydrogen systems or other
      specializations that would contribute to the Faculty's strategic plan for
      growth in the Sustainable Energy field will be considered. Applicants must
      have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering (or a related
      discipline),
      an outstanding academic and research record, and effective teaching
      ability.
      The candidate should have an undergraduate degree in engineering and be
      eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer.

      Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and
      departmental service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Start
      date
      is July 1, 2005 or earlier. Applicants should include in their responses:
      a
      detailed curriculum vitae; a clear statement of their specific teaching
      and
      research interests; and the names of three persons able to provide
      references in support of their application.

      Letters of application should be addressed to: Professor A.N. Sinclair,
      Chair, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of
      Toronto, 5 King's College Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G8. The closing
      date
      for all applications to be received is November 30, 2004.

      The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
      community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group
      members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of
      sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further
      diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to
      apply;
      however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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      MANAGER OF TRAIL DEVELOPMENT, RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY

      Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is the nation's leading advocate for trails
      and
      the only national organization devoted to converting unused railroad lines
      to multi-use trails. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is dedicated to
      connecting
      people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails.
      Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with offices in California, Florida,
      Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Massachusetts, Rails-to-Trails
      Conservancy
      is a non-profit public charity carrying out a program of technical
      assistance, public education and advocacy.

      Job Title/Responsibilities: The Program Department is seeking a Manager of
      Trail Development in our Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities are:
      manage RTC's trail planning team; identifying project prospects, marketing
      services; managing projects, and in-depth project work; oversee the Trails
      and Greenways Clearinghouse, RTC's premier trail building technical
      assistance website, and the Trails and Greenways Program; Manage RTC's
      technical assistance and training programs in identified regions of the
      country; manage and provide technical assistance and training programs to
      various regions of the country; oversee our GIS mapping program;
      identifying
      potential funding sources and developing proposals; deliver of technical
      assistance to trail builders and advocates; assist with other program
      duties
      as assigned. Must be available for occasional long-distance travel.

      Job Requirements/Qualifications:
      The successful candidate must have a B.S. or B.A. degree from a college or
      university in urban and regional planning, environmental studies or
      related
      field, master's degree preferred; a minimum of five years experience in
      urban and regional planning or related field; three years of management
      experience (non-profit background a plus); excellent GIS mapping skills;
      database management; experience developing and managing budgets and
      raising
      revenue; excellent written and oral skills, plus excellent interpersonal
      and
      leadership skills.

      How to Apply:
      Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via mail, fax
      or
      e-mail detailing your interest and your qualifications by October 15 to
      (no
      phone calls please): Attn: Elton A. Clark
      Manager, Human Resource, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1100 17th St., NW,
      10th Floor
      Washington, DC 20036. Email: elton@.... Fax: 202-466-3742

      RTC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates
      regardless of race, color, gender, disability, or national origin. Women
      and
      minorities are encouraged to apply.

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      DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY

      Summary:
      Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization
      advocating
      for healthier lifestyles by creating a nationwide network of public
      trails,
      many from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Rails-to-Trails
      Conservancy (RTC) advocates at the local, state and national level for
      policies that support trails and greenways for transportation, recreation,
      conservation, and as an integral part of livable communities. RTC is
      headquartered in Washington, D.C., with state and regional offices in
      California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and the Northeast.

      Job Location:
      This position is located in our national office in downtown Washington,
      DC,
      three blocks from the White House, and is easily accessible to the Metro
      red, orange, and blue lines.

      Job Duties:
      * This position will assist the department in its activities to cultivate,
      solicit and service Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's donors and prospective
      donors. Responsibilities include:
      * Providing support to the Vice President of Development; coordinating
      internal meetings and travel schedules and assisting with special
      projects.
      * Maintaining files, electronic and paper, for foundation, corporate and
      major donor activities.
      * Assisting with data entry and fulfillment of customer service calls and
      requests.
      * Processing contributions received outside of the lockbox service.
      * Assisting with donor mailings including the preparation and production
      of
      acknowledgements for $250+ contributions.
      * Preparing materials for workplace giving applications and foundation
      proposals.
      * Representing RTC at workplace giving events and other fundraising or
      promotional events.
      * Researching donor prospects.
      * Processing donor matching gift applications.
      * Assisting with donor mailings, regular mail and electronic.
      * Conducting other administrative duties as assigned.

      Job Requirements/Qualifications:
      A minimum of two years experience in development, membership services,
      fundraising, or office administration. Must have excellent communication,
      organizational and time management skills with attention to detail. Must
      have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to take direction from
      multiple project managers. Must be proficient in MSWord, Excel, and
      Outlook
      and familiar with using membership databases. SQL knowledge a plus.
      Teamwork
      attitude and an ability to work collaboratively with a variety of
      individuals. Public interest commitment.

      Work Environment:
      Normal office setting with low to moderate noise level.

      Employer's Rights:
      RTC reserves the right to revise, change or reclassify this job
      description
      at any time in accordance with RTC's business needs. This job description
      is
      by no means an implied contract.

      How to Apply:

      Send resume and cover letter to:
      Elton Clark, Manager, Human Resources
      RTC, 1100 17th Street, NW, 10th Floor
      Washington, DC 20036
      or email to elton@.... (No phone calls please). RTC is an equal
      opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race,
      color, gender, disability, or national origin. Women and minorities are
      encouraged to apply.

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      DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD
      PASSENGERS

      Finance
      * Prepares quarterly financial statements with analysis
      * Creates first draft of annual budget, collaborating with Executive
      Director and Treasurer
      * Provides support for Treasurer's oral, semi-annual reports to the board
      * Provides all necessary data for accountants to prepare tax returns and
      all
      other relevant filings
      * Works with accountants on annual audit/audit review

      Administration
      * Oversees personnel matters, from health insurance to 401(k) plan
      * Serves as the primary contact with the payroll company
      * Assists with any staff changes or staff searches
      * Ensures proper filings and documentation with DC and Federal government
      * Supervises office manager
      * Manages the Amtrak Customer Advisory Committee expenses and revenue,
      producing quarterly invoices

      Bookkeeping
      * Records lockbox and direct deposits on ledger; enters into general
      ledger
      system
      * Enters invoices into accounts payable system and produces checks
      * Reconciles checking and money market accounts monthly
      * Manages membership database and supervises data entry manager
      * Manages credit card payments

      Qualifications
      * Five years relevant experience
      * Proven financial and management skills

      The National Association of Railroad Passengers is an advocacy charity
      that
      seeks to educate Americans about the benefits of a balanced transportation
      system in which passenger rail plays a much greater role. The Association
      also works to secure adequate federal funding for passenger rail and
      advocates "pro-passenger" policies with Amtrak, America's national
      passenger
      rail system.

      To apply:
      Please send cover letter, resume and (optional) salary history to:
      Ross B. Capon
      Executive Director
      National Association of Railroad Passengers
      900 Second St., NE, Suite 308
      Washington, DC 20002-3557
      rcapon@...
      FAX 202-408-8287

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      POSITION IN MARKETING AND RESEARCH DEPARTMENT, BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT
      DISTRICT

      The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) anticipates an
      opening soon in the Marketing and Research Department. Resourceful
      marketing
      and research professionals with strong writing, critical thinking, project
      management and market research skills are encouraged to apply. Experience
      in applying Return On Investment (ROI) techniques to marketing campaigns a
      plus.

      This is a great opportunity for a motivated, versatile market research
      professional to join our team and help build BART ridership and customer
      satisfaction. Send an expression of interest and resume to
      bartmarketing@.... EOE.

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      TENURE TRACK POSITIONS IN TRANSPORTATION, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

      Civil Engineering (Transportation): The Department of Civil and Coastal
      Engineering at the University of Florida invites applicants for two
      tenure-track faculty positions in Transportation, at the assistant or
      associate professor rank. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in
      civil
      engineering or other transportation-related field (by date of hire).
      Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
      traffic safety, crash analysis, human factors in transportation, highway
      design, transportation networks, planning, GIS, transportation
      infrastructure systems performance monitoring, and/or intelligent
      transportation systems (ITS).

      These positions provide excellent opportunities for collaboration with
      other
      faculty in transportation (www.ce.ufl.edu/~trans/), as well as faculty and
      researchers affiliated with the Transportation Research Center (TRC).
      Additional information regarding the TRC is provided at
      www.ce.ufl.edu/TRC/.
      The University of Florida Transportation Engineering Program is a member
      of
      the Southeast Transportation Center (STC) consortium, which represents the
      member institutions of Region IV of the USDOT's University Transportation
      Centers (UTC) program.

      The successful candidates will be expected to aggressively initiate
      sponsored research programs, recruit and supervise graduate students,
      teach
      undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, engage in service
      activities, and interact with faculty in other areas of transportation and
      civil engineering. Dedication to excellence in undergraduate and graduate
      teaching, research and service, and evidence of scholarly achievements are
      required. Professional registration and academic or practice experience
      are
      desirable. The salary and benefits package are competitive. The postmark
      deadline for applications is February 1st, 2005. The desired start date
      is
      August 15th, 2005.

      Please send a complete resume and the names, addresses and telephone
      numbers
      of three references to: Dr. Lily Elefteriadou, Search Committee Chair,
      Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida, 365 Weil Hall,
      P.O.
      Box 116580, Gainesville, FL 32611-6580.

      The University of Florida is a member of the American Association of
      Universities (AAU) and is a state-supported institution. The Department
      is
      committed to seeking qualified minority and women candidates, and we
      welcome
      them to apply for this position. The University of Florida is an equal
      opportunity institution.

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      PLANNING DIRECTOR, DILLINGHAM, ALASKA

      General Description:
      Administer, coordinate, and create original documentation associated with
      community planning, land use regulations, grant writing, economic
      development, and capital projects, staff to the Planning Commission, and
      related municipal activities.

      Essential Job Duties:
      * Assess community goals through public hearings, questionnaires, etc.
      * Draft policies or guidelines for decision making, as directed.
      * Write and revise implementation measures, as directed, to resolve
      current
      land use problems, avoid future land use problems, and move the community
      toward its goals.
      * Process current land use actions (subdivision requests, variances, land
      use permits, etc.) and present applications to the Planning Commission, as
      required.
      * Generate, assemble, and record data (land use inventories, housing
      analysis, population projections, natural resources and natural hazards
      inventories, etc.)
      * Effective writing abilities to be applied to successful grant writing
      and
      reporting.
      * Assist with development and implementation of measures to carry out the
      Comprehensive Plan as directed.
      * Make public presentations to educate the public in regard to planning
      issues.
      * Conduct public meetings as directed and required.
      * Provide necessary reports, research, or other information required by
      the
      Planning Commission.
      * Effectively explain and administer municipal codes.
      * Assist with project management.
      * Draft and update maps, assist with development and maintenance of
      geographic information system, maintain street addressing system, and
      manage
      records and files of the Planning Department.
      * Act as a liaison to the City Council concerning any and all matters
      relating to the Planning Department and Planning Commission
      activities/actions.
      * Provide land use and code enforcement.
      * Responsible for the Planning Department budget.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      Knowledge
      * Knowledgeable of codes, policies and procedures that are necessary to
      perform the functions of the Planner.
      * Knowledge of Grant writing techniques, reporting styles and compliance
      rules.
      * Ability to coordinate with other staff, professionals, and consultants
      as
      necessary, or as directed by the City
      Manager.

      Abilities
      * Strong oral and written communication skills and abilities are
      essential.
      * Ability to work effectively with the public, government agencies, and
      other officials.
      * Ability to accomplish tasks as directed by the Planning Commission and
      approved by the City Manager.
      * Ability to effectively prioritize and organize multiple tasks and
      projects.

      Education and Experience:

      Education
      Minimum qualifications: bachelor's degree in community/regional planning
      or
      related field. Two years of college and four years of experience in a
      related field may substitute for a bachelor's degree.

      Experience
      * Experience in community/regional planning or related field is desired.
      * Experience with public process and municipal codes preferred.
      * Experience with land use regulations.
      * Experience in Grant writing essential.

      Supervision Given:
      Supervision of specific projects or individuals as directed by the City
      Manager.

      Scope of Employment:
      Full-time, regular, position. Required attendance of all Planning
      Commission meetings and functions; all regular City Council meetings
      involving Planning Department or Planning Commission issues; special
      activities and meetings affecting the City, when directed by the City
      Manager.

      Salary:
      Beginning: Level VII, Step 1 $46,072.00
      Maximum: Level VII, Step 10 $62,608.00

      Applications are available through the Bristol Bay Job Service office and
      Dillingham City Hall.

      Bristol Bay Job Center
      Employment Security Specialist
      State Of Alaska
      Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
      Ph: 907-842-5579
      Fax: 907-842-5679
      Pat_owens@...

      The city hall address is as follows:

      City Manager
      City of Dillingham
      P.O. Box 889
      Dillingham, AK 99576

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      POLICY ASSISTANT/ANALYST, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY STUDY INSTITUTE

      The Environmental and Energy Study Institute, a nonprofit organization
      dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies, seeks a
      full-time Policy Program Assistant. Applicants should possess strong
      writing and verbal skills, ability to work well in teams or independently,
      strong computer skills (database & website), ability to meet deadlines and
      work under pressure, be a self-started, able to juggle multiple tasks, and
      committed to the environment. Bachelor's degree (environmental science or
      policy preferred) and 2 years experience required. Experience in
      transportation, biofuels, renewable energy and/or on Capitol Hill desired.
      Salary mid-20s to low 30s, depending on experience; excellent benefits;
      growth potential. www.eesi.org


      The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is a non-profit organization
      established in 1984 by Congressional leaders and dedicated to promoting
      environmentally sustainable societies. Its primary focus is on national
      policy and policymaker education. EESI's mission is to produce credible,
      timely information and innovative policy ideas and to effect change
      through
      coalition building, media outreach, publications, Congressional briefings,
      workshops and task forces. EESI's program areas are: energy and global
      climate change; transportation; smart growth; and agriculture and energy.

      Please send cover letter, resume and a short writing sample either via
      mail,
      fax or e-mail to: Employment, EESI, 122 C St., NW, Suite 630, Washington,
      D.C. 20001, fax: 202-628-1825, email: eesi@.... No phone calls
      please.

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      TENURE TRACK POSITION IN TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF
      MINNESOTA

      The Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota invites
      applications for a tenure-track position effective September 4, 2005. An
      appointment at the assistant professor level is anticipated, but
      appointment
      as an associate professor/professor will be considered, if appropriate.
      Applicants should have an academic background in transportation
      engineering,
      with research interest and expertise in one or more of the following
      areas:
      (1) Intelligent Transportation Systems; (2) Freight logistics and
      operations
      research; (3) Airport design and operations; (4) Transit operations and
      planning; (5) Transportation safety and security. (6) Modeling and
      simulation of transportation systems. An interest in the application of
      artificial neural networks, expert systems, or probability and statistics
      to
      transportation engineering is also desirable.

      Candidates must have an earned doctorate in civil engineering or closely
      related field by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be
      expected to demonstrate high quality teaching capabilities at the
      undergraduate and graduate levels, to develop a strong sponsored research
      program, and to supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students. Information describing
      the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota is
      available at http://www.ce.umn.edu Excellent opportunities exist in the
      department for interaction with the University's Center for Transportation
      Studies and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

      Applicants should send a detailed resume, graduate transcripts, and the
      names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to Professor
      Gary
      Davis, 500 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0116. Review of
      applications will begin January 15, 2005 and continue until the position
      is
      filled.

      The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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      PROGRAM ASSISTANT, WASHINGTON REGIONAL NETWORK FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES
      (part-time)

      The Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN), a
      non-profit
      organization, seeks a self-motivated Program Assistant for a part time
      (20-30 hrs/week) position. WRN's goal is to create a network of walkable,
      bikeable communities linked by quality transit, laced with parks, and
      surrounded by greenspace, with the District of Columbia as the hub of the
      region. WRN helps urban communities capture the benefits of smart growth,
      with a focus on social equity. The Program Assistant will work closely
      with
      the Executive Director to provide substantive program and administrative
      support with the potential to focus on program activities of particular
      interest.

      The WRN Program Assistant is responsible for administrative and program
      support:

      Administrative Activities
      Support Executive Director, distribute event announcements, press releases
      and bi-monthly newsletter (electronically/faxed/mailed); schedule and
      follow-up on WRN meetings including meeting minutes, oversee the WRN
      office
      (office supplies, equipment, supplies of WRN information materials, etc.),
      update contact lists, process memberships, maintain membership and
      foundation databases, manage vendor accounts, update budget, use
      QuickBooks
      to do basic bookkeeping and tax form preparation.

      Fundraising Activities
      Assist Executive Director and Board in submitting grant proposals,
      organizing special events, send renewal notices and direct appeals.

      Program Activities
      contribute to writing and editing every other month newsletter and program
      publications, organize monthly public events, assist with media relations,
      support education & outreach efforts, update WRN website, respond to
      requests for information.

      Qualifications

      * Commitment to WRN's mission
      * Excellent organizational skills
      * Self-motivation
      * Knowledge of Windows, the MS Office suite, QuickBooks and Macromedia
      Dreamweaver
      * Strong writing skills, interpersonal communications skills and
      professional phone manner
      * Familiarity with transit-oriented development, new urbanism, smart
      growth/growth management concepts. Bachelor's degree, and course work in
      land use or urban planning or a related field.
      * Ability to work closely with and receive direction from the WRN Board
      and
      staff. Ability to work well with a variety of people and institutions ?
      from
      neighborhood associations to government administrators and elected
      officials.
      * This position requires work during the day and some evenings, and a very
      occasional weekend.

      Additional Qualifications:
      About WRN: Promoting Smart, Equitable Growth, www.washingtonreion.net

      The Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN) regional
      vision is a network of diverse, walkable communities linked by transit,
      graced by parks, and surrounded by forests and farms, with the District of
      Columbia as the hub. Through education, outreach and policy advocacy, WRN
      promotes transportation investments, land use policies, and neighborhood
      designs that enhance existing communities and protect the environment. To
      realize our vision, we work in the following program areas:

      Transit-Oriented Development (TOD): We promote thoughtful development
      around
      Metro stations to create lively, safe, diverse, pedestrian?friendly
      neighborhoods. Our community and decision-maker outreach efforts focus on
      helping stakeholders envision the potential benefits of change around
      specific eastside Metro stations, where neighborhoods suffering from years
      of disinvestment have much to gain from Metro-oriented revitalization. We
      work with residents and decision-makers to create small area plans,
      building
      designs, housing strategies and transportation investments that foster
      safe
      walking and bicycling routes, and better access to Metrorail. Recommended
      improvements to the pedestrian environment are now being pursued for our
      target stations: Fort Totten, Rhode Island Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, and
      Capitol Heights Metro station. These site-specific efforts bolster our
      broader policy reform agenda with local governments and the Washington
      Area
      Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA).

      Affordable Housing: Our distinctive contribution to D.C.'s Affordable
      Housing Alliance is land use and transportation policy expertise, and a
      regional perspective. Collectively, affordable housing advocates are
      gaining
      ground ? securing full funding for the housing trust fund, making progress
      on inclusionary zoning, and advancing a comprehensive housing strategy for
      the city. This year, our publication Affordable Housing Progress Report
      helped inform activists and decision-makers about the need for a fair
      share
      of affordable housing across the region and the potential to adopt housing
      policies commensurate to the problem.

      Transportation: WRN advocates transportation investments that provide
      equitable access, less reliance on automobiles and improved air quality.
      We
      promote innovative parking and transportation demand management
      strategies,
      an essential component to making transit-oriented development a success.
      Keys to the solution are: parking pricing that reflects true costs,
      priority
      attention to pedestrians and bicyclists, and incentives to ride transit
      rather than drive. Our advocacy to hold down Metro fares and support for
      market-rate parking prices to balance Metro's budget helped contain
      increases in overall rider costs.

      Education: WRN's education efforts reach out to communities throughout the
      Washington region to promote understanding about how smart growth land
      use,
      urban design, housing and transportation policies can strengthen
      neighborhoods and the region. WRN's education efforts target civic
      activists, private and public sector professionals and leaders to
      encourage
      a lively exchange of information about TOD and smart growth principles and
      practices. This year, our four and five part forum series --"Housing for
      the
      City" and "Design Matters: Building Livability" -- drew wide audiences to
      address critical smart growth issues with leading thinkers, elected
      officials and practitioners. Our bi-monthly Intersect newsletter also
      provides an important venue to reach over 1,000 local civic activists,
      public officials and professionals.

      Additional Qualifications:
      * Commitment to WRN's mission
      * Excellent organizational skills
      * Self-motivation
      * Knowledge of Windows, the MS Office suite, QuickBooks and Macromedia
      Dreamweaver
      * Strong writing skills, interpersonal communications skills and
      professional phone manner
      * Familiarity with transit-oriented development, new urbanism, smart
      growth/growth management concepts. Bachelor's degree, and course work in
      land use or urban planning or a related field.
      * Ability to work closely with and receive direction from the WRN Board
      and
      staff. Ability to work well with a variety of people and institutions ?
      from
      neighborhood associations to government administrators and elected
      officials.
      * This position requires work during the day and some evenings, and a very
      occasional weekend.

      How to Apply:
      Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:
      staff@... by December 12, 2004.

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      PROGRAM OFFICER, GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM, LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT
      CORPORATION

      LISC is a national non-profit intermediary that provides financial and
      technical assistance to community-based organizations, public agencies and
      private (for-profit) entities focused on the redevelopment of urban
      neighborhoods and rural communities. The Chicago program works with over
      80
      such groups throughout the metropolitan area to develop affordable
      multi-family and senior housing, homeownership opportunities, commercial
      enterprises, community facilities and various community-building programs
      in
      such areas as employment, day care, health care and open space.

      LISC/Chicago is seeking a Program Officer (PO) to oversee its Great
      Neighborhoods Program. This position reports directly to the Senior
      Program
      Director, LISC/Chicago.

      The Great Neighborhoods Program is at the core of the LISC/Chicago
      mission:
      its purview includes relationships with LISC's general clients as well as
      the development of the LISC/Chicago loan portfolio. The PO will be
      responsible for planning and implementing programs and services that
      directly benefit clients, for managing relationships with clients and
      related entities, and for conceiving innovative financing tools and
      processes that will enhance the redevelopment of neighborhoods in the
      LISC/Chicago service area.

      The PO will also be called to work in other LISC/Chicago program areas as
      needed, including but not limited to the New Communities Program.

      Responsibilities:
      * Maintain a thorough knowledge of LISC/Chicago clients and their
      neighborhoods, while nurturing the relationship between them and
      LISC/Chicago. Earning and keeping client trust and respect is an essential
      requirement of the position.
      * Retain an effective knowledge of the field of community development
      nationwide and translate relevant practices to Chicago as appropriate.
      * Prepare and implement 1-, 3- and 5-year program plans and budgets, in
      concert with other LISC staff and the Senior Program Director.
      * Identify program and project opportunities with clients and staff and
      seek
      funding sources with the Director of Development and Public Relations.
      * Control the program budget in conjunction with the Director of Financial
      Services and Underwriting.
      * Supervise and coordinate program-related staff.
      * Prepare and/or see to the preparation of reports required by funders,
      investors and national LISC in concert with other senior members of staff.

      * Assume responsibility for special projects, as assigned.

      Qualifications:
      * Highly motivated individual with a demonstrable commitment to the field
      of
      community development, who has held increasingly responsible positions in
      the field over time.
      * Self-directed, independent leader who takes initiative and is able to
      oversee the processes that will support the inherent duties of this
      position.
      * Confirmed skill in working with a diverse range of individuals and
      organizations, leading to tangible results.
      * Possesses sophisticated skills with respect to intervention
      methodologies
      in community redevelopment; has also worked successfully with the public
      sector.
      * Intimate experience with the operations of non-profit organizations,
      including budgeting, board and staff development, administrative and
      management systems.
      * Demonstrates an appreciation for and experience in working with the
      private, for-profit sector.
      * Good technical capacity for real estate finance and development, public
      finance, human capital development, and community programming. In
      addition,
      an executive ability to manage competing priorities and staffing issues
      while still attaining the goals of the position and program.
      * Excellent communication skills and good computer skills.
      * Master's degree preferred, with seven years of increasingly responsible
      work experience in the field.

      How to Apply:
      LISC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

      Please send cover letter and resume to:

      Andrew Mooney
      Senior Program Director
      LISC/Chicago
      1 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1200
      Chicago, Ill 60602

      E-mail resumes will not be accepted.

      LISC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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      COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, FRIENDS OF THE HIGH LINE

      FHL seeks Community Organizer to develop innovative engagement programs
      for
      low-income and minority communities.

      Friends of the High Line (FHL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that
      works to preserve the High Line, an out-of-use elevated rail line on
      Manhattan's West Side, for reuse as public open space.

      FHL seeks to build on its foundation as a grass-roots, community-based
      organization through the planning, implementation, and management of an
      innovatively designed, creatively run community engagement program with a
      special emphasis on low-income and minority communities.

      Primary responsibilities of the Community Engagement Manager:
      Oversee creation of community engagement program that sets new standards
      for
      the field and is as innovative and creative as the High Line project as a
      whole, including:

      * Develop strategy for engaging active participation of lower income,
      minority, and senior community residents in design, programming, and
      operating decisions
      * Create and manage programs and events that engage community members in
      development of a design master plan for the High Line (now to Winter
      2004/5,
      in coordination with design team and project manager)
      * Interact and build linkages with our current support base of design
      professionals and the neighborhood's art and fashion community
      * Create and manage programs and events that build community engagement
      with
      the High Line project as a whole prior the start of construction
      * Attend all meetings of relevant community groups (often evenings)
      * Oversee and expand volunteer program, including volunteer management in
      public programs such as street fairs and events (often weekends or
      evenings)


      Additional Qualifications:
      * 3 years experience in community outreach and engagement, with emphasis
      on
      mobilizing lower income and minority groups
      * Familiarity with community-building in lower-income and/or publicly
      subsidized housing complexes
      * Conflict resolution and communication experience
      * Development and management of volunteer programs

      How to Apply:
      Send resume and cover letter via postal mail and/or e-mail by October 19,
      2004 to:

      Rick Little, Operations Manager
      Friends of the High Line
      430 West 14th Street, Suite 304
      New York, NY 10014
      rick@...

      No phone calls, please
      FHL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates encouraged
      to
      apply.

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      RESEARCH ANALYST, GOOD JOBS FIRST

      Good Jobs First (www.goodjobsfirst.org), a non-profit, non-partisan
      research
      and education group promoting accountability in economic development and
      smart growth for working families, and its Corporate Research Project seek
      a
      research analyst to work in its Washington, DC headquarters office. Duties
      will include research and writing on economic development, smart growth
      and
      corporate profiles.

      Applicants must have:
      * demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice
      * a undergraduate college degree or equivalent professional research
      experience
      * proven analytical and writing skills to understand and popularize
      research
      and policy analysis
      * basic computer software skills

      Other desirable qualifications:
      * graduate degree and/or equivalent professional experience in relevant
      subject areas such as public finance, corporate finance, economic
      development, economics, planning or investigative journalism
      * familiarity with some constituency-based justice networks such as tax
      and
      budget fairness, community organizing, organized labor, environmental
      justice, and/or smart growth movements
      * website-design and/or database management experience

      This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced teamwork environment at a
      highly productive resource center.

      Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes healthcare,
      retirement, and vacation. Women and people of color are encouraged to
      apply.


      Please mail résumés to Research Analyst Search, Good Jobs First, 1311 L
      Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, or fax them to 202-638-3486. No e-mails
      please.

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