Transportation Program Director - TALC, Oakland
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Transportation and Land Use Coalition
Transportation Program Director
The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC) is a partnership of over 90
groups working for a sustainable and socially just Bay Area. We envision a
region with healthy, walkable communities that provide all residents with
transportation choices and affordable housing. TALC analyzes county and
regional policies, works with community groups to develop alternatives, and
coordinates grassroots campaigns. TALC is a nonprofit organization with 10
staff members that has gained national recognition for our work to promote
transportation alternatives and more livable neighborhoods.
The Transportation Program Director is responsible for coordinating a
variety of the campaigns and programs outlined in TALC’s World Class
Transportation Initiatives as well as the Transportation Equity and
Community Health Initiative. Information on these initiatives is available
online in TALC’s 2005-2008 strategic plan:
General duties for the position include:
· Analyzing and summarizing regional and state policies and investments,
soliciting input from Coalition members, developing recommendations and
leading grassroots advocacy efforts.
· Collaborating with member groups on local campaigns to improve public
transit (such as implementing Bus Rapid Transit on key corridors), to gain
additional funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, and to expand the
regional rail system.
· Providing policy analysis and recommendations for the Transportation
Justice Working Group, TransitWorks, and other regional collaborations.
· At times, working with transportation agencies to implement some of the
projects TALC and proposed and/or championed. In the past, this has included
overseeing the process to design and administer the $20 million Safe Routes
to Transit program.
· Soliciting and overseeing contracts with agencies to assist them in
integrating land use planning with project design, and in increasing
participation of low-income, people-of-color communities.
Given the breadth of TALC’s advocacy and project implementation efforts, the
specific workplan will be tailored to fit the skills and experience of the
new Transportation Program Director.
The Transportation Program Director will work out of TALC’s Oakland office,
will report to and work closely with TALC's Executive Director, and may
supervise staff, interns and volunteers as needed.
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
· Master's degree in planning or a transportation-related field preferred;
candidates with a bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience in
the field of transportation may also apply.
· Sophisticated understanding and appreciation of planning and funding
processes for transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects, particularly Bus
· Familiarity with the Bay Area transportation systems and experience with
the region’s advocacy community preferred.
· Ability to, with very little supervision, direct a number of unrelated
projects, effectively prioritize tasks for completion, make the most of
limited resources, and respond quickly to constantly changing circumstances.
· Excellent writing and group presentation skills.
· Demonstrated community outreach and organizing skills.
· Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice, and ability to
work and communicate effectively with individuals of varying ethnic
background, age, and education level.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Full-time (37.5 hours/week), salary commensurate with experience and
competitive with other nonprofits, anticipated salary range is
$42,000-$55,000, but flexible. Compensation includes health and dental
insurance, generous vacation time, comp time, and an exciting team-oriented
work environment. TALC also administers an employee contribution 403b
retirement plan and participates in the Commuter Check program.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a short, descriptive cover letter and resume´ to:
TALC/Transportation Program Director, 405 14th Street, Suite 605, Oakland,
CA 94612, or fax to: (510) 740-3131. No e-mail please. Review of
applications will begin Thursday, June 15, with interviews likely the week
of June 19.
Visit www.transcoalition.org for more information about our Coalition
TALC is an equal opportunity employer.
People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.