Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC) is hiring for a Transportation Program Director
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: http://www.transcoalition.org/about/about_stratplan.html.
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 Rapid Transit.
· 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 non-profits, 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