Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections: December 16, 2004
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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
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Positions included in this issue:
*Transportation Planner, City of Alexandria (Alexandria, VA) closes 12/17!
*Policy Director, SGA (Washington, DC)
*National Vacant Properties Campaign Director, SGA (Washington, DC)
*Environmental Justice Attorney, NRDC (New York, NY)
*Chair in Rail Transport, University of Southampton (Southampton, UK)
*Director, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (University Park, PA)
*Assistant Professor, Chico State University (Chico, CA)
*Campaign Director, Solutions Not Sprawl (Washington, DC)
*Director of Trail Management, NCTA (Lowell, MI)
*Campaign Coordinator, NRDC (Washington, DC) closes 12/17!
*Program Manager, Outreach, AIA (Washington, DC)
*Membership Associate, RTC (Washington, DC)
TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, CITY OF ALEXANDRIA TRANSPORTATION DIVISION
Coordinates programming and funding developments including grant
applications and the management of programmatic improvements and long-range
plans to enhance and development pedestrian, bicycle, and alternative
transportation throughout the City. Works with other local jurisdictions and
regional authorities such as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
Authority, Northen Virginia Transportation Commission. Prepares, evaluates,
reviews and/or administers budgets, grants, and grant applications; drafts
requests for proposals, contracts, and statistical reports. Meets with
community and neighborhood groups, makes presentations, evaluates public
response to projects plans, and develops public relations approaches to
accommodate the public response.
Must have three years experience in transportation planning and modeling,
and completion of requirements for graduation from an accredited college or
university with a degree in Civil Engineering, Urban
Planning/Transportation, or a related field.
Thorough knowledge of transportation planning, transportation modeling,
traffic capacity analysis, transit and paratransit services, and
financial/budgetary analysis. Excellent interpersonal skills. Good working
knowledge of transportation-modeling computer software, as well as MS Word,
WordPerfect, and Excel; ability to write clear, concise, and well-organized
reports; ability to make clear and effective oral presentations to civic
associations, public officials, and representatives of business and
Salary: $47,347-$61,650/YR. (DOQ)
For more info, visit
Posted Date: 2004-11-24
POSITION OPEN UNTIL 2004-12-17 By 5:00pm
POLICY DIRECTOR, SMART GROWTH AMERICA
Smart Growth America (SGA) is searching for a Policy Director. SGA is a
nationwide coalition of roughly 100 organizations promoting a better way to
grow: one that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods,
keeps housing affordable, and provides more transportation choices. For more
information about our work, see our web site at www.smartgrowthamerica.org.
Applicants are encouraged to submit résumés immediately.
The Policy Director will be expected to coordinate with SGA’s coalition
members to identify, develop and advocate for smart growth policies
pertaining to transportation, environment, housing, economic development,
open space and farmland protection. This will include a substantial amount
coalition building with a diverse range of organizations, from large
national non-profits to community-based groups. The Policy Director will
work closely with SGA’s state and local partners, including members of the
Growth Management Leadership Alliance (www.gmla.org), to provide information
on how federal programs affect states, metropolitan regions and localities,
and how they can be best implemented. He or she will also identify
innovative state policies and local best practices to further smart growth
The Policy Director will be SGA’s main representative to Congress and
federal agencies. He or she will have significant public speaking
responsibilities, including speaking at press conferences, media events,
conferences, workshops, and television and radio programs. Policymakers,
coalition partners and the public are all key audiences for SGA, and the
successful candidate must be comfortable working with all of these
The Policy Director must be a strong leader with significant management
expertise, able to work with the SGA staff to lead SGA’s Federal Policy
Team, mobilize SGA’s diverse coalition, and assist SGA’s Executive Director
in shaping the policy agenda for the organization. The Policy Director will
also be expected to help SGA’s Executive and Associate Directors develop
fundraising strategies to support SGA’s federal policy activities.
* At least four years of federal policy experience, such as Congressional
staff, federal agency, or other related experience.
* Excellent contacts with Congressional and federal agency staff who are
responsible for developing and implementing smart growth policies and
programs, especially the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of
Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the
Department of Commerce.
* Significant knowledge of federal and state laws relating to smart growth,
transportation, housing, and the environment.
* Excellent communications skills, diligence and organization.
* A thorough understanding of the federal legislative process, particularly
the ability to craft legislative ideas and advance them through enactment.
* Demonstrated ability to work with diverse coalitions to build consensus
around policies that advance smart growth.
* An open, inclusive and positive attitude toward grassroots partners.
* Leadership skills with a desire to work in teams.
The Policy Director will report directly to the Executive Director, and will
work closely with SGA’s staff, coalition members, Federal Policy Team, and
Commensurate with qualifications, and competitive with positions in similar
Washington, DC-based non-profit organizations. Excellent benefits.
This position will be open till the right candidate is hired, hopefully by
How to Apply
Smart Growth America strongly encourages people of color to apply for this
job. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national
origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Please send a résumé,
writing sample and references to:
Smart Growth America
1707 L Street, NW Suite 1050
Washington, D.C. 20036
Posted on 2 November 2004.
NATIONAL VACANT PROPERTIES CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, SMART GROWTH AMERICA
Smart Growth America (SGA) is a nationwide advocacy coalition of about 100
groups working to promote better choices for communities that are facing
growth challenges. We promote smart growth—an approach to economic
development that preserves open space and farmland, revitalizes
neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, and provides more transportation
choices. To accomplish our goals, we focus on four key tasks: coalition
building, policy advocacy, communications, and research.
SGA has partnered with the International City/County Management Association
(ICMA), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and several other
organizations and funders to create the National Vacant Properties Campaign.
The goal of the Campaign is to facilitate the reclamation of abandoned
buildings and vacant properties and to help communities redevelop them. The
Campaign is focused on four objectives: 1) the creation of a national
network of reclamation advocates, experts and practitioners, 2) the
development of policy and technical tools to help communities prevent,
manage and redevelop their vacant properties, 3) communications efforts to
make the case for reclamation initiatives, and 4) the provision of technical
assistance and training to communities of all sizes and situations. For more
information, see the Campaign web site at www.vacantproperties.org.
SGA is seeking a talented and dynamic full-time Campaign Director for the
National Vacant Properties Campaign. He or she will report directly to the
Executive Director of SGA, who also serves as the Campaign Chairman.
The Campaign Director will be responsible for working with the Campaign’s
advisors, staff and Executive Committee to achieve the Campaign’s four
objectives (above). This includes managing the Campaign’s workflow,
convening and running Executive Committee and Advisory Committee meetings,
overseeing the organization of the Campaign’s major Forums (e.g. the Spring
2005 Land Bank Authorities Forum), implementing follow up activities and
ensuring that momentum is constantly building towards improving the
Campaign’s effectiveness and expanding its reach.
With regard to the Campaign’s four objectives, the Campaign Director will be
responsible for a variety of specific tasks, including but not limited to:
1) Creating a National Network—1) working with other SGA staff, develop a
database of vacant property stakeholders, with detailed information about
their interests and needs, their potential contributions (e.g. contacts,
expertise, fundraising) to the Campaign, and other vital data; 2) provide
regular updates to stakeholders and other interested parties; developing a
public directory of vacant property experts, resources, and practitioners;
and 4) develop ways to keep stakeholders interested and engaged in the
2) Policy and Technical Tools—1) analyze the effectiveness of various vacant
property policy and technical tools; 2) work with policy experts and
practitioners to develop tools that might help communities tackle their
challenges; 3) develop case studies of successful reclamation efforts; and
4) deploy tools via Internet, publications, presentations, workshops and
3) Communications—1) work with SGA’s Communications Director to develop a
communications strategy for the Campaign, including media placements and
public relations, 2) oversee the development of all Campaign publications,
web site content, and electronic communications; 3) work with stakeholders
to craft messages and outreach efforts to reach specific audiences; and 4)
write articles, op eds, and other pieces to promote the Campaign’s mission
4) Technical Assistance—1) work with ICMA, LISC and expert consultants to
coordinate the Campaign’s technical assistance efforts; 2) cultivate
technical assistance projects, including identifying communities that need
such services and raising funding from local and national sources; 3)
oversee the development of case studies and findings from the Campaign’s
technical assistance efforts; and 4) in the long-term, develop the
Campaign’s technical assistance services into a fee-for-service operation.
In addition to these responsibilities, the Campaign Director will be
responsible for helping the SGA Executive Director raise funding for the
Campaign, including writing reports on the Campaign’s progress, drafting
funding proposals, identifying potential supporters, and ensuring that
opportunities for new revenue are being explored.
Prior Work Experience
Candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience, including
work in at least two of the following fields: housing, community
development, environmental policy, brownfields redevelopment, poverty and
social justice, transportation, and planning.
Summary of Desired Skills
The following skills and experience are essential for this job:
* Excellent writing skills
* Exceptional project management and interpersonal skills
* Meeting planning and facilitation
* Experience working with communities on brownfields redevelopment,
community development or other similar efforts, particularly in communities
* Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and Internet
communications (email, listserv management, web-based communications
Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with experience. SGA provides excellent
benefits, competitive with non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC
Equal Opportunity Employment
SGA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color are strongly
encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, résumé and a writing sample (no more than 3
pages) to Dannielle Glaros at dglaros@.... No calls
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ATTORNEY, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking applicants for an
environmental justice attorney in its New York Urban Program.
NRDC is a leading national, nonprofit environmental organization with over
550,000 members and offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco and
Los Angeles. Our staff includes lawyers, scientists, and analysts who work
to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.
In concert with our national advocacy agenda, NRDC staff have worked for
over thirty years on environmental and public health issues in the New York
metropolitan region. NRDC has focused on, among other things, improving the
region’s public transit system, combating air pollution problems, advancing
recycling and waste reduction, cleaning up surrounding waterways, and
protecting New York City’s drinking water supply. On many of these issues,
NRDC has worked with community groups in addressing environmental justice
The new attorney will work with NRDC staff on environmental justice-related
issues in the New York region. In particular, this position will focus on
air quality and other public health issues. The new attorney will also
participate in work on other regional matters that implicate environmental
justice concerns. S/he will be expected to handle both policy and litigation
matters, and should ideally have four to seven years relevant experience,
including litigation work.
We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, generous
benefits and a dynamic, pleasant work environment. NRDC is committed to
workplace diversity, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.
Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to:
NY Environmental Justice Attorney Search
40 West 20th Street
New York 10011-4231,
or by e-mail to HR@...
NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.
CHAIR IN RAIL TRANSPORT, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
The School of Civil Engineering and the Environment (RAE 2001 5*) at the
University of Southampton seeks applications from outstanding candidates for
a Chair in Rail Transport.
This is a new post which will expand the current activities of the
Transportation Research Group (TRG), and build upon the opportunities
afforded by the School’s key role in the EPSRC-funded universities’ centre
for rail systems research, Rail Research UK.
You will have a Doctorate in a relevant subject, a proven record of
scholarship and publication at the highest international level, evidence of
sustained research income and have demonstrated leadership ability to
motivate younger staff and facilitate collaboration both within and outside
This is an exciting opportunity to join TRG, which has some 25 staff and a
substantial international research portfolio, within a lively and dynamic
For any informal discussion please contact Professor Mike McDonald, (Tel:
023 8059 2192, Email: mm7@...) or William Powrie, Head of School
(Tel: 023 8059 3214, Email: wp@...)
Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Human
Resources Department, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17
1BJ. Tel: 023 8059 2750, e-mail: recruit@... or minicom: 023 8059
5595, or alternatively visit our website www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. Please quote
reference number 04P0258. Applications, including a full CV should be
returned by 14 January 2005.
The Job Description can be found on:
DIRECTOR, PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) invites applications for the
position of Director of the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (PTI).
The Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is a multi-disciplinary, research
center of The Pennsylvania State University within PSU's College of
Engineering. Recognized around the world as a leader in the transportation
field, PTI pursues a three-fold mission of research, education, and service.
The institute’s goals are to:
* Offer significant interdisciplinary education and research opportunities
for undergraduate and graduate students;
* Disseminate the results of critical transportation research;
* Promote continuing education for transportation professionals; and
* Provide transportation-related expertise to local communities, the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the nation.
The institute houses multiple research programs and centers of excellence,
and more than 50 academic and research faculty are affiliated with PTI. A
staff of nearly 60 administrative, clerical, accounting, editorial, and
technical personnel supports the research and scholarly activities of the
academic and research faculty and graduate students. Facilities include
several laboratories and test beds along with a multi-use test track at
which research is conducted on vehicle performance and durability, crash
performance of vehicles and highway hardware, driver capabilities and
performance, pavement design and durability, and structural integrity of
bridges and other transportation infrastructure. For more information on
PTI, consult the Web site at: http://www.pti.psu.edu/.
The Director of PTI has responsibility for leading the future growth of
three major transportation research programs housed in the institute (i.e.,
Infrastructure, Operations, and Vehicle Systems and Safety). Additionally,
the director is responsible for representing the institute within the
university to academic departments and other research centers and outside
the university to government and private sector partners. It is expected
that the director will have an excellent reputation in the transportation
field, and it is envisioned that this reputation will be maintained and
enhanced through participation in statewide, regional, national, and
international activities related to transportation. Because the director
also has responsibility for personnel, financial, and facilities management,
it is expected that candidates will have had specific experience in the
administration of personnel, budgets, and programs that demonstrates strong
leadership and management skills.
Qualified candidates to lead this interdisciplinary research unit should
have an earned doctorate in a transportation related discipline. Applicants
must also have significant academic, business, or governmental experience in
a transportation-related field along with a comprehensive understanding of
university-based research and graduate education. Preference will be given
to candidates who are eligible for academic appointments.
Appointment type, term, and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s
qualifications and experience. An attractive benefit package is also
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2005 and continue until the
position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a complete resume
and the names of five references to:
Dr. Martin Pietrucha
Chair, PTI Director Search Committee
The Pennsylvania State University
102 Old Botany
University Park, PA 16802.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the
diversity of its workforce.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO
The Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico
invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor
level. General expertise is required either in the area of transportation
engineering or in water resources and environmental engineering, with
additional ability in one or more related areas.
A BS and a PhD (may be in progress) in Civil Engineering or related field is
required. Preference will be given to candidates having demonstrated ability
as an effective teacher, a BSCE from an ABET-accredited program, and/or
professional registration in CE. For the transportation engineering
position, specialization in highway design and traffic engineering is
CSU, Chico is a fully accredited, state-supported university serving
approximately 16,000 students. The campus is residential in character,
situated in a community of 102,000 in rural northern California.
Candidates must send a letter of application summarizing specific
qualifications and interest in the teaching of undergraduate students, a
detailed résumé, and a list of at least three references with telephone
Review of applications will begin on February 23, 2005. Application received
after this date may be considered. Send application materials to: Personnel
Committee; Department of Civil Engineering; California State University,
Chico; Chico, CA 95929-0930. Phone 530-898-5342, TDD 520-898-5870. For more
information on the department and to view the full position announcement
CSU, Chico only employs individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.
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.
* Experience working with elected officials
* Issue expertise in land use, transportation, housing, education and/or
* 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
DIRECTOR OF TRAIL MANAGEMENT, NORTH COUNTY TRAIL ASSOCIATION
The North Country Trail Association (NCTA) is a nonprofit organization
working in close partnership with the National Park Service to build,
maintain, protect and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail. We
accomplish this by coordinating and facilitating the work of volunteers in
our 29 Chapters and 7 partner organizations, and by working closely with
numerous public agencies. Primarily managed as a premier hiking and
backpacking trail, the North Country Trail stretches across seven states and
touches more than 150 public land units.
The Director of Trail Management is a full-time, permanent position based in
our National Headquarters in Lowell, Michigan, with a salary of $38,000 per
year. We currently provide health and dental insurance, and the employee is
eligible to participate in our 403(b) retirement plan. We expect the
starting date for this position to be some time in April 2005.
The Director of Trail Management position is responsible for all field
management along the 4,600 mile length of the NCT. Working closely with our
29 chapters and 7 affiliated organizations the Director of Trail Management
responds to a wide variety of issues in both office and field work
environments. In close communication with the NCTA’s Executive Director this
position coordinates new trail construction, guides ongoing trail
maintenance, formulates policy, develops access agreements, and forges
alliances with local units of government. Our long-term vision is to place a
series of full-time regional trail coordinators along the length of the NCT.
As funding becomes available these regional positions will be added under
the supervision of the Director of Trail Management. The Director of Trail
Management will be based in Lowell, Michigan and retain responsibility for
the state of Michigan while overseeing the NCTA’s entire trail program and
all trail-related staff including supervising regional activities through
the regional positions. If we succeed in placing additional trail
coordinators in states along the trail, we would expect the “field
coordination” aspects of the position to decrease while responsibilities
related to “management of trail programs” would increase.
Requirements include a Bachelors degree in natural resources, recreation,
planning, public administration, communications, or other related field.
Minimum 2-3 years relevant work experience, or 5-10 years relevant volunteer
experience. Experience with volunteer coordination, working with public
agencies, organizational skills, supervisory skills, strong written and
verbal communication skills, and evidence of considerable public contact are
preferred. Five years of directly relevant work experience may substitute
for a Bachelors degree.
Requirements of Work
* Ability to communicate clearly using a standard telephone.
* Ability to operate standard office equipment, including a copier and
* Ability to work effectively with other staff, volunteers, the general
public, and representatives of outside agencies, organizations, and
* Ability to effectively supervise, motivate, and coordinate the work of a
variety of staff and volunteers.
* Ability to communicate with and assist members, volunteers or the general
public, employing courtesy, tact, and sound judgment, in order to maintain
and nurture their relationships with the NCTA.
* Ability to coordinate work assignments in order to produce quality results
within established deadlines.
* Ability to interact with members and land managers and the public on
primitive hiking trail.
Supervisory Controls and Work Environment
The employee is under the direct supervision of the Executive Director;
however, he or she will be expected to prioritize his or her work in order
to effectively meet all day-to-day demands and ongoing assignments. The
employee also is expected to communicate regularly on work projects and to
seek advice on new or controversial aspects of the work. Performance
evaluation will be completed by the Executive Director, at least annually.
The work primarily is in a casual office setting; however, visits to other
sites for the purposes of promoting and representing the NCTA, collecting
field data, or coordinating with staff, interns and volunteers will be
How to Apply:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to our national
headquarters at NCTA, 229 E. Main St., Lowell, Michigan 49331. Application
materials must be received by March 15, 2005. Though you don’t need to
submit references with your application, we will require three references if
you are selected for an interview.
Please consult our website for additional information about the NCTA and the
North Country National Scenic Trail: www.northcountrytrail.org
CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, CLIMATE CENTER
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a not-for-profit environmental
organization is seeking a highly-qualified and motivated individual to
coordinate public outreach efforts for advocacy campaigns. This position
will be part of the Climate Center, a team within the organization working
on promoting policy and technology solutions to global warming. The position
provides a unique opportunity to engage and educate opinion leaders, the
public, decision makers and other public interest organizations on the need
to control emissions that are responsible for global warming.
NRDC has over 250 staff people in four offices in the U.S. This position is
located in our Washington, DC, office. We offer competitive salaries, good
benefits and an excellent working environment and are committed to workplace
Qualifications for this position are 3-5 years of experience working on
issue advocacy or public education campaigns. Knowledge of energy and/or
climate policy preferred, but not required. S/he will be responsible for
implementing campaign strategy including research, coalition building, and
developing materials for public communication purposes. In particular, the
position will be responsible for identifying, developing and maintaining
partnerships with strategically important constituencies including but not
limited to religious, environmental justice and outdoor recreational users.
A successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, possess
superior professional written and public communications skills, and
demonstrate an ability to think strategically and implement a targeted
communications programs. A high level of computer and Internet literacy is
How to Apply:
Send resume to: Nrdc at HR_DC@... by December 17, 2004. Please, no
phone class or faxes.
MARKETING/OUTREACH SPECIALIST, BAY AREA COMMUTER SERVICES
Bay Area Commuter Services, a non-profit regional commuter assistance
program agency is seeking a Marketing/Outreach Specialist to promote commute
options (such as car/van pooling, transit, Telework, etc.) to public/private
sector employers specifically in the Westshore Business District of Tampa
Bay (as well as other areas potentially).The position is for 1-2 years in
duration (with a possible longer term). The selected candidate will work
with businesses to develop commuting programs for their employees, with an
emphasis on commute options during road construction. Candidate must have
excellent writing and communications skills and experience in developing
leads, “selling” unusual products or services and public speaking. Minimum
BA degree, three years experience in sales or marketing required; reliable
transportation required. Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet
applications required, with ability to learn ACT! Background in
transportation management or environmental protection a plus. Additional
information re: agency at www.TampaBayRideshare.org.
Send resume and salary requirements to:
Bay Area Commuter Services
1408 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste 704
Tampa, FL 33607
MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATE, RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONSERVANCY
Rail to Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit environmental organization, seeks
Membership Associate for database management, direct mail production and
member services. Proven experience with databases, customer relations,
print/mail production and managing vendors. For detailed job description
For qualifications please visit www.railtrails.org.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter including salary requirements/history and resume to: Elton
Clark, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, 1100 17th St., NW, 10th Floor,
Washington, DC 20036 or to elton@.... EOE
PROGRAM MANAGER, OUTREACH, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
This is a professional position in the AIA Center for Communities by Design
in which the incumbent assists in fostering leadership opportunities for AIA
members, AIA local components and the public at large, develops and provides
resources, coordinates and nurtures partnerships and provides guidance in
the arena of communities by design. The incumbent focuses on outreach,
communication, and program delivery to all audiences.
Serves as a primary link between the Center and all AIA components;
communicates and coordinates Center activities with local AIA components and
monitors local component activities related to the mission of the Center,
aligning outreach with efforts of two other key AIA national component teams
(Component Relations and Marketing/Promotion).
Responds to information requests from AIA members, AIA components, and the
general public on Center activities and issues.
Assists in developing and disseminating programs, projects and resources to
members and components on assigned issue areas reflecting AIA National
Component priorities and policies.
Assists in developing AIA Center for Communities by Design marketing plans,
communications, and program delivery systems; work with AIA Public Advocacy
to integrate the AIA brand throughout all Center activities and promote
media coverage at the national and component levels.
May provide support to AIA Government Advocacy via coordinating established
relationships with elected and appointed officials, community leaders,
public and private institutions and others to strengthen advocacy at the
national, state and local levels for all aspects of communities by design
issues as they develop.
Provides requested staff support for the Livable Communities Committee, the
Regional/Urban Design Assistance Teams, Disaster Assistance Teams, the
R/UDAT Task Group, and other focus groups that may involve group meetings,
comprehensive planning, budget, calendar, materials, communications,
staffing for national and regional conferences, workshops, meetings, and
Provides support to programs coordinated between Communities by Design and
the American Architectural Foundation, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design,
and other Center partners.
Provides input to program content development, strategic planning, and
budgeting as requested.
Other members of the AIA staff
Members of CACE and component leaders
Elected and appointed officials
Related professional organizations and associations
R/UDAT Task Group members
Livable Communities Committee
Disaster Assistance Teams
Mayor’s Institute on City Design
KSAs and Training and Experience:
Demonstrated experience writing marketing materials, reports, manuals,
articles and correspondence. Demonstrated experience analyzing complex
subjects quickly, researching and providing logical presentations both
orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences. Ability to package and
coordinate multiple products and services and present them in a cohesive
whole. Experience managing multiple priorities and responsibilities
independently. Flexibility and high energy are a must. Experience working
independently and using initiative and independent judgment to complete
complex projects on or before deadlines. Superior organizational skills,
skill in identifying and developing opportunities for outreach to
underrepresented groups and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple
duties simultaneously. Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to
communicate effectively with diverse audiences. An understanding of urban
and regional planning, multimodal transportation, and natural resource
issues is preferred Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point,
Outlook and knowledge of Internet research methods.
Four-year degree in Marketing/Communications, Planning, Urban Design,
Architecture or related field desired; master’s degree is highly desirable.
Denonstrated experience writing marketing materials, reports, manuals,
articles and correspondence, analyzing complex subjects, researching and
providing logical presentations both orally and in writing to a wide range
How to Apply:
Please respond to aiajobs@...