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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections ***TFN is back and pleased to announce the birth of the newest transportation reform advocate,
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 09/07/2005 02:51 PM -----

      Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections

      ***TFN is back and pleased to announce the birth of the newest
      transportation reform advocate, Madeleine Mae Ernst, born 05/10/05.***

      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

      Positions included in this issue:

      *Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
      *Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
      *Transportation Program Associate, CFTE (Washington, DC)
      *Assistant/Associate Planner, Fregonese Calthorpe Associates (Portland, OR)
      *Program Coordinator, Mayor’s Institute on City Design (Washington, DC)
      *Trails Information Coordinator, RTC (Washington, DC)
      *Communications Development Director, Sustainable Long Island (Garden City,
      *Volunteer Coordinator/Office Manager, TA (New York, NY)
      *Researcher, Earth Policy Institute (Washington, DC)
      *Executive Director, Transportation Riders United (Detroit, MI)
      *Program Manager, Outreach Activities, AIA (Washington, DC)
      *Research Analyst, Climate and Energy Program, SEI-B (Boston, MA)
      *President/State Coordinator, California Operation Lifesaver (?, CA)
      *Executive Director, WASHPIRG (Seattle, WA)



      Visit http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/employment/5775_ENG_HTML.htm



      Visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/employment/jobs.htm



      The Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE) - a Washington, DC-based
      organization supporting transportation choice - seeks an energetic and
      entrepreneurial professional to assist the Program Manager with projects of
      the organization.  The Center is managed by Advocacy Associates, a
      Washington, DC consulting firm.

      This individual will be responsible for a variety of operations of the
      Center, including monitoring media reports and other sources for information
      on local transit initiatives, responding to requests of local transit
      advocates, reviewing media reports on transportation-related issues and
      responding, developing materials for the website including responses to new
      reports and templates, updating the site, drafting a newsletter for site
      visitors, and identifying ongoing needs for research.  The program associate
      will also work with the Program Manager on administrative tasks such as
      scheduling meetings, including Advisory Board meetings, making travel
      arrangements, and assisting with day-to-day budget matters.

      Qualified candidates will have a strong background in transportation policy
      and program management with a degree in public administration, public
      policy, political science, planning, transportation or relevant discipline.
      Competitive candidates will be proficient in a variety of software programs,
      including the Microsoft Office Suite, Dreamweaver and graphics programs such
      as Quark.  The candidate selected should be self-directed and a team player.
      Strong writing skills are essential.

      This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is commensurate with

      No Calls Please.  Email or fax resume and cover letter to:

      Transportation Projects Position
      Center for Transportation Excellence
      Fax -- (800) 883-0513



      Assistant/Associate Planning Position. Seeking a talented individual to join
      small Urban and Regional Planning firm in Portland, Oregon. Work with a
      variety of clients on residential and commercial projects around the United
      States. Conduct preliminary land use and site development research; draft
      recommendations and present reports to clients; meet and deal effectively
      with governmental officials; use standardized word processing, spreadsheet,
      GIS and graphics software.

      The individual must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be
      detail oriented. Must be able to complete projects in a timely manner, and
      have exceptional customer service and written & oral communication skills.
      This position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate level. Successful
      candidates will have a BA/BS in an environmental, landscape architecture,
      recreation, geography or urban planning field.

      Salary and benefits DOE. Please fax or email resume to 503.525.0478 or



      The Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) is a program of the National
      Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural
      Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Its mission is to transform
      communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban
      designers of their cities.

      Since 1986, the Mayors' Institute has endeavored to make design a priority
      for our cities’ chief elected officials, training and encouraging mayors to
      use design as a fundamental tool to influence the social well-being and
      economic vitality of their cities. Each year, the Mayors’ Institute plans
      and manages six to eight Institute sessions held throughout the country.
      More than 625 mayors and hundreds of design experts have participated in

      Each Institute brings together eight mayors, along with her or his most
      critical city design challenge, with eight city design and development
      experts in a single location for two and one half days of concentrated
      discussion focused on finding design solutions to these real life projects.
      Upcoming sessions are taking place in San Francisco, Charleston, the
      University of Pennsylvania, Tulane University, the University of Illinois at
      Chicago, and the University of California at Berkeley.

      The Program Coordinator position is an employee of the American
      Architectural Foundation reporting directly to the Director of the Mayors’
      Institute on City Design. The MICD National Office is located in the U.S.
      Conference of Mayors headquarters at 1620 Eye Street NW in Washington, DC.


      Assist Director with production of pre-session briefing books, writing of
      city design case studies, and participant preparations for Institutes
      produced by the MICD National Office.

      Plan and implement logistical arrangements for Institutes produced by the
      MICD National Office. Coordinate invitations, lodging, meals, travel, local
      transportation, equipment, supplies, and professional services.

      Coordinate the production of Institute summaries and conduct post-Institute
      correspondence with participants and alumni mayors.

      Collaborate with the AAF Communications Department on the production of
      newsletters, the writing of press releases, and the development of web site

      Correspond with mayors, design professionals, and university partners.
      Respond to requests for information.

      Assist MICD Director with program administration and office management.


      Master's or Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape
      Architecture, or related discipline. Related professional experience in a
      design firm, city government agency, or not-for-profit organization is

      The position requires knowledge, passion, and appropriate education in a
      broad range of disciplines related to the design and development of cities,
      including planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and community
      development. Skills and experience to collaborate with program partners to
      organize national events with attention to detail, scheduling,
      follow-through, and diplomacy in dealing with allied organizations,
      consultants, design professionals, university partners, and mayors. Ability
      to communicate effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work
      independently. Excellent writing skills required.

      Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; however, the application
      deadline is 5:00 EST on September 9, 2005. Interested candidates should
      forward resumes and cover letters by email to: lnichols@...
      or by mail to: The American Architectural Foundation. 1799 New York Avenue
      NW. Washington, DC 20006.



      Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization dedicated
      to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of
      public trails, from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
      Rails-to-Trails Conservancy advocates at local, state and national levels
      for policies that support trails and greenways for transportation,
      recreation, conservation and as an integral part of livable communities.
      Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s national office is located in
      Washington, D.C., and we maintain field offices in California, Florida,
      Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. RTC strongly supports
      bicycling, walking and use of public transit for trip making.  This is a new
      position which is part of RTC’s national expansion effort.  

      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:
      The Trails Information Coordinator will be responsible for:
      Technical Duties:
      * Collection, input, and maintenance of information on trails, trail
      projects, railroad abandonments and trail contacts in relational database
      software for:
      * Internal use, including:
      * Tracking of trail project progress, national and regional statistics, and
      contact information
      * Research projects
      * External use, including:
      * TrailLink.com, RTC’s online trail directory
      * RTC Guidebooks
      * Media requests
      * Input of trail information into a Geographic Information System (GIS)
      database and subsequent creation of trail maps for internal and external use
      * Coordinate with IT staff and outside consultants on database enhancements
      and changes involving GIS and trail information
      * Train staff in use of database software for capturing and manipulating
      trail information.
      * Coordinate new on-line outreach and technical assistance services.

      Programatic Duties:
      * Trail Planning: work with TrailDART – RTC’s trail planning team on
      place-based projects throughout the country, including:
      * Assist in community workshops, presentations, and trainings
      * Research for RTC reports and feasibility studies
      * Provide technical assistance to trail builders, managers and advocates
      * Administration of the Early Warning System, including maintenance of rail
      corridor abandonment data:
      * Track railroad corridor abandonments
      * Alert local communities of potential abandonments and trail opportunities,
      provide technical assistance on acquisition of rail corridors.
      * Assist with other RTC and Trail/Greenways related business as needed.
      Job Requirements/Qualifications:
      The successful candidate will:
      * B.S. or B.A. degree from a college or university in transportation, urban
      or land use planning, the environment, community development or a related
      field plus a minimum of two years experience (nonprofit background a plus).
      * Have excellent database management skills
      * Have interest in non-motorized transportation planning and implementation
      * Have strong GIS mapping skills
      * Have excellent written and oral skills
      * Have excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
      * Knowledge of database reporting and SQL helpful
      Salary is commensurate with experience. RTC offers the opportunity to work
      in a high energy office in a great, transit-accessible location.  RTC also
      provides excellent health, dental, retirement and vacation benefits.

      Mail, fax or email resume and cover letter detailing your interest in RTC
      and your qualifications for the position ASAP, but no later than September
      17, 2004 to (no phone calls please):
      Human Resources
      Rails-to-Trails Conservancy                                  
      1100 Seventeenth Street, NW
      10th floor
      Washington, DC  20036                 Fax: 202-466-3742
      Email: Elton@...
      EOE – we are positively recruiting a diverse work force.



      Sustainable Long Island is a non-profit organization founded in November
      1998. Our mission is to promote economic development, a healthy environment
      and equity for all Long Islanders, now and in the generations to come.
      Currently, we are pursuing our mission through program initiatives in Smart
      Growth advocacy, community revitalization, Brownfields redevelopment, and

      The Communications Development Director will be responsible for building the
      support for Sustainable Long Island through communications and fundraising
      activities. Job components include: seeking and establishing relationships
      with donors, positioning Sustainable Long Island as a media source, and
      writing newsletter articles, grants and brochures.

      Additional Qualifications:
      * A minimum of five years of development, print journalism or public
      relations experience in a nonprofit organization, public relations agency or
      media outlet, such as a magazine or a newspaper; experience implementing
      public affairs, development and organizational branding campaigns and
      strategic planning efforts. Experience in managing websites.
      * Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills. Experience in writing
      grants, marketing materials, including brochures, newsletters and annual
      * Ability to translate complex legal and land use concepts into accessible
      language for talking points, donor reports, grant applications, marketing
      materials and press materials.
      * Ability to participate strategically in discussions of how to handle media
      and development opportunities. Ability to develop story angles in a creative
      manner, seize media opportunities, identify media trends, successfully pitch
      and place stories, and organize and manage press conferences.
      * Ability to work effectively with colleagues. Ability to juggle competing
      priorities and deadlines while maintaining a professional demeanor and
      commitment to quality control.
      * A self-motivated and results-oriented individual. Awareness and
      sensitivity to diverse racial/ethnic communities.

      Access to a car is a must.

      How to Apply:
      Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter (include salary
      history) to Sarah Lansdale, Executive Director at sl@....
      Sustainable Long Island is an equal opportunity employer.



      Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) needs someone to work with our Events and
      Membership Director to serve as the volunteer coordinator and do some basic
      office management. This is a fun and rewarding position that will provide
      plenty of opportunity for innovation and creativity. T.A. is New York City’s
      advocates for cyclists, pedestrians, car-free parks and sensible
      transportation. For more information please visit http://www.transalt.org .

      Summary of Position
      The Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager will be responsible for working
      with the Events and Membership Director to strengthen our volunteer program
      and expand our member recruitment. We are a member- and volunteer-supported
      organization, so your work will be crucial to sustaining our advocacy work.
      In addition, the Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager will enjoy the
      opportunity to develop our volunteer program to help support our advocacy
      and development initiatives—including the NYC Century Bike Tour.

      * Develop and manage volunteer program. Process all volunteers, run
      bi-monthly Mailing Parties, expand volunteer corps for NYC Century Bike Tour
      and Bike Month NYC.
      * Assist Events and Membership Director with the production of materials for
      events and membership program.
      * Conduct outreach activities to spread the word about T.A. and the NYC
      Century Bike Tour and to recruit new members and volunteers. Recruit
      volunteers to assist with outreach.
      * Handle all general phone and e-mail inquiries, direct emails and calls to
      the appropriate staff member.
      * Keep office stocked with all membership materials and general office

      Additional Qualifications:
      * Fervent desire to work for the improvement of bicycling, walking and
      transit in New York City.
      * Strong attention to detail, follow-through and ability to prioritize and
      keep track of multiple projects at once.
      * Experience working with databases (particularly ebase, Filemaker Pro) and
      Microsoft Word and Excel desired but not necessary.
      * Personable, enthusiastic, creative and independent.
      * Leadership skills and an ability to work well with staff and the public.
      Must be able and willing to work with all types of people.
      * Ability to meet many deadlines.
      * Flexible schedule. Willing to work longer hours during event season
      (spring and summer).

      How to Apply:
      Send a one or two page cover letter describing why you are the person for
      the job, along with your resume to:

      Dani Simons, Events and Membership Director
      Transportation Alternatives
      127 W. 26th Street
      New York, NY 10001
      Fax: 212-629-8334
      E-mail: info@...

      Hints: Your cover letter is crucial and phone calls/walk-ins are not



      Earth Policy Institute is looking for an experienced researcher to help
      analyze a broad range of environmental issues from an interdisciplinary
      perspective. Responsibilities will include gathering information, compiling
      data, and writing articles on the building of an eco-economy. A successful
      candidate will have a degree in the natural sciences or related discipline,
      knowledge of global environmental issues, and excellent research ability.
      Strong writing and analytical skills, computer proficiency, and an exemplary
      academic record also are important qualifications.

      Earth Policy Institute strives to provide interdisciplinary analysis and
      information to policymakers and the public through its print and on-line
      publications and the media. Areas researched include food and agriculture,
      biological diversity, transportation and urban planning, climate and energy,
      fisheries and forestry, population, and economic policies. Additional
      information on Earth Policy Institute’s activities and publications is
      available at www.earth-policy.org.
      Additional Qualifications:
      Experience writing about environmental issues for a general audience is a
      How to Apply:
      If interested, please mail or email a cover letter, resume, short writing
      sample (no more than 4 pages please, can be an excerpt), and names and
      contact information of three references to:

      Research Department
      Earth Policy Institute
      1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 403
      Washington, DC 20036


      Email: epi@...

      Please identify in Subject line with “Staff Researcher position”.

      Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to high level of
      interest you will be contacted ONLY if selected for an interview. Earth
      Policy Institute is an equal opportunity employer.



      A small but powerful member-based 501(c)(3) transit activist group in
      Greater Detroit is seeking a full-time executive director to lead us to the
      next level of internal organization and funding. Transportation Riders
      United, Inc (TRU) works to educate the public and officials about transit
      benefits, promote discourse on transportation issues at the state and local
      levels, improve existing bus service, and promote alternatives to highway
      projects which unnecessarily drain regional resources. We have received
      start-up funding from foundations since 2001, have successfully completed
      our initial audit, and are ready to grow our grass-roots membership and
      fundraising efforts to implement major projects. We have a diversified and
      dedicated Board and leadership team who have tirelessly led us through
      several noted accomplishments and need a full-time person in our Detroit
      office to effectively administer and direct the organization's efforts for
      the future.

      Position Responsibilities:
      * Be responsible for leading and managing the organization's overall
      developments to increase its annual budget.
      * Develop and administer a comprehensive fundraising plan, which integrates
      individual, corporate and foundation giving.
      * Collaborate with our committees involved with grass* roots activities to
      increase fundraising opportunities.
      * Cultivate and secure all corporate, major donor, planned giving and
      foundation gifts. This will include some travel, and collaborating with
      Board members.
      * Execute and administer the policies of the Board and maintain a close
      reporting relationship.
      * Manage the day* to* day financial integrity of the organization through
      budget development and administration.
      * Manage and administer the member recruitment and services activities
      including database and website administration, mailings, and event
      * Manage and administer all corporate reporting to regulators and funders.
      * Recruit and train volunteer office assistants and interns as needed.
      Additional Qualifications:
      * A dedication to TRU's Mission.
      * At least 5 years' hands* on experience in non* profit fundraising with an
      emphasis on major donor and corporate sponsorships and donor cultivation.
      * Demonstrated ability to market a program and then 'close the deal'
      * At least 2 years management experience in a technical or project field,
      with demonstrated hands* on office systems proficiency with Microsoft
      Office, etc.
      * Demonstrated ability to set goals and meet them.
      * Strong writing and verbal communication skills; attentive to details,
      spelling and syntax.
      * Self* starter able to manage own time, meet deadlines and deliver.
      * Willing and able to work and be directed with humility and harmony in a
      culturally* diverse environment.
      * Positive 'can* do' attitude.
      * Willing and able to travel (most travel in southeast Michigan).

      How to Apply:
      Please email your resume and a cover letter with your compensation
      requirements to: Lawrence Hands at lmhands@....



      This position provides professional support to the Managing Director and
      Director by assisting in achieving the goals of AIA Community Design;
      fostering leadership opportunities for AIA members, AIA local components and
      the public at large; and developing and providing resources, partnerships
      and guidance in the arena of livable communities. The incumbent focuses on
      outreach, communication, and program delivery to all audiences. The Program
      Manager will report directly to the Managing Director.

      Job Duties:
      * 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
      other efforts.
      * 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.

      Frequent contacts:
      * Other members of the AIA staff
      * Members of CACE and component leaders
      * Elected and appointed officials
      * Community leaders
      * Related professional organizations and associations
      * R/UDAT Task Group members
      * Communities by Design Committee
      * Disaster Assistance Teams
      * AAF
      * Mayor’s Institute on City Design

      Authority/Reports to:
      Managing Director, Communities by 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.

      How to Apply:
      Please forward resume and cover letter to the attention of Human Resources
      via email at aiajobs@.... Please reference job title and job number
      FB05-23 in the subject line.



      The Boston Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI-B) at Tellus
      Instititute in Boston is seeking an exceptional candidate to work as a
      research analyst on SEI’s integrated energy and environmental planning
      system, LEAP. LEAP, the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning system, is
      an advanced software tool designed, disseminated and supported by SEI and
      used by hundreds of governments, academics and non-profit organizations
      around the world. LEAP is used for a wide range of applications including
      climate change mitigation studies, integrated resource planning and
      long-range sustainable futures studies. For more information on LEAP visit:

      Duties will include (but not be limited to):
      * Applying LEAP and other tools in studies and (eventually) conducting
      international LEAP training workshops.
      * Providing technical support to LEAP users.
      * Managing, developing and maintaining the LEAP web site.
      * Preparing documentation and training materials.
      * Meeting preparation and support.
      * Report writing and proposal development.
      * Work on other SEI projects such as greenhouse gas mitigation and hydrogen
      transition analysis using the National Energy Modeling System and other

      Additional Qualifications:
      The successful candidate should have:
      * A master’s degree in a field related to energy and environmental analysis,
      and two or more years of work experience in a relevant field.
      * Exceptional quantitative skills including familiarity with spreadsheets
      and statistical analysis techniques.

      * Strong writing skills.
      * A commitment to and interest in the principles of sustainable development.

      * Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
      * Ability to effectively and creatively work in a multi-disciplinary
      * Web site development skills including a working knowledge of HTML and ASP.

      * Willingness to work in developing countries (including the Arab States) as
      well as the USA.
      * Software development skills are not required but would also be desirable.
      * A working knowledge of a second language (Spanish or French) is desirable.

      How to Apply:
      SEI-B is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are
      particularly encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with
      experience. Tellus offers a full package of benefits. Interested candidates
      should respond with a cover letter, resume, three brief writing samples,
      college transcripts, and names and contact information of three references

      Stockholm Environment Institute-Boston Center
      Attn: Research Analyst Position: Climate and Energy Programme
      11 Arlington Street.
      Boston, MA 02116

      About SEI
      The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international
      research institute specializing in sustainable development issues. SEI works
      at local, national, regional and global policy levels. The SEI research
      programmes aim to clarify the requirements, strategies and policies for a
      transition to sustainability. The Boston Center of the Stockholm Environment
      Institute is hosted by Tellus Institute, a not-for-profit research and
      policy organization working on issues of sustainable development. With
      headquarters in Sweden, SEI also has centers in Bangkok (Thailand), Oxford
      and York (UK) and Tallinn (Estonia).

      For more information on SEI and SEI-Boston, visit: http://www.seib.org



      The President/State Coordinator is the chief administrative representative
      and spokes-person of California Operation Lifesaver. This position reports
      to the Board of Directors of California Operation Lifesaver through the
      Executive Committee. The duties of the President/State Coordinator include
      but are not restricted to the following:

      The performance of all day to day operations of the Corporation, including
      all correspondence. Manages the Corporation finances and formulates the
      annual budget. Solicits funds for operation and special projects from our
      corporate partners and pursues new funding through contributions, grants,
      gifts or other sources. Presents at any regular or special board meeting
      such reports and recommendations as necessary or might be required by the
      Board of Directors or the Executive Committee. Issues all notices for
      regular and special board meetings. Appoints and supervises the Regional
      Coordinators as well as other staff needed to meet the goals of the
      Corporation. Maintains a roster of Members of the Corporation and the
      presenter database. Maintains a database for presentations made and other
      information to help guide the Corporation in meeting its purpose and goals.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      * Must possess leadership qualities.
      * Must be a person with strong “people” skills.
      * Must have excellent administrative and organizational skills.
      * Must be a “self-starter” and be able to work independently.
      * Must be familiar with railroad, light rail, transit, law enforcement or
      related transportation processes.
      * Desired additional qualifications:
      * To have excellent computer skills.
      * To have public speaking experience.
      * To be able to work with the Media.
      * To have team building and motivational skills.

      How to Apply:
      Jerry Hardesty
      650 W. Davis Road
      Salt Lake City, UT 84119



      For 30 years, WashPIRG has been a tireless advocate for the public interest
      in Washington state. Our mission is simple: deliver persistent,
      result-oriented public interest activism that protects our environment,
      encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democracy,
      government. Whenever consumers are cheated, our natural environment is
      threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special
      interest lobbyists, WashPIRG speaks up and takes action, using the
      time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposes, grassroots
      organizing, advocacy and litigation.

      WashPIRG’s history is rooted in developing practical solutions to some of
      the state’s most pressing problems. In recent years we’ve helped stop the US
      Department of Energy from shipping nuclear waste to their Hanford site,
      enacted on the nation’s strongest bans of consumer products containing the
      deadly neurotoxin mercury, restricted the use of consumer credit reports in
      determining insurance policies, passed one of the country’s strongest
      pipeline safety standards, and put through stronger protections to help
      consumers correct credit report errors. We’ve also broken new ground on
      seemingly major policy issues, passing for instance, the first-ever state
      program to eliminate discharges of some of the most deadly toxic chemicals.
      In 2005, WashPIRG is working to get the state to adopt California’s clean
      cars standard, increase funding for public transit, raise energy efficiency
      for major appliances, phase out the use of toxic PDBE chemicals, and allow
      consumers to freeze their credit reports to protect against rampant identity

      WashPIRG currently has 4 program and field staff, organizers at the
      University of Washington and The Evergreen State College, the largest
      door-to-door canvass operation in the state, and a membership of
      approximately 20,000 Washington citizens.

      Job Description
      The WashPIRG Executive Director will oversee the day-to-day operations and
      the long-range program and financial planning for the one of the oldest and
      largest public interest groups in Washington. Specific responsibilities will
      * Hiring, training, and managing staff.
      * Working with staff to create plans to win our public interest campaigns;
      strategizing how to gain political support for our agenda through
      coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media publicity, endorsements and
      message development; and identifying new program areas.
      * Lobbying officials on environmental and consumer protection policies.
      * Developing and implementing fundraising plans, including building and
      maintaining relationships with foundations and major donors and identifying
      new funding sources.
      * Working with bookkeeper and accountant to ensure all fiscal
      responsibilities of organization are met.
      * Developing and maintaining annual operating budget.
      * Representing WashPIRG with coalition partners, legislators, policy makers,
      and the media.

      The Executive Director will also work with PIRG staff across the country,
      including issue teams of state and federal-level policy staff across the
      nation, and more specialized projects including an in-house think tank, an
      environmental litigation team, a corporate campaign center, shareholder
      advocacy experts, political messaging staff, campus organizing team, and
      national celebrity- and media organizers. Moreover, the Executive Director
      will receive support from PIRG organizational building departments,
      including our legal, financial, grantseeking, citizen outreach fundraising,
      direct mail fundraising, internet organizing, and membership services
      departments, as well as other experts in non-profit operations.

      Seattle, Washington

      Salary & Benefits
      Salary for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional
      experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. A competitive
      benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance,
      a retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for
      advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

      Additional Qualifications:
      We're looking for a goal-driven and results-oriented individual with passion
      and persistence who is committed to the public interest, someone with
      leadership skills and initiative, and the verbal and written skills
      necessary to make the case that protecting the environment must be a top
      priority. Candidates should have 8 or more years of relevant professional
      experience, post-college, including (but not limited to) work in political,
      policy, legal, journalistic or government settings. Advanced degrees,
      including a JD or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate's
      professional experience.

      How to Apply:
      Please email a cover letter and resume to careers@....

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