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    ... Transportation and Land Use Coalition Job Announcement Senior Planner, Land Use Program The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC) is a partnership
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 18, 2006
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 07/18/2006 08:58 AM -----

      Transportation and Land Use Coalition
      Job Announcement
      Senior Planner, Land Use Program

      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 Senior Planner will be responsible for creating regional advocacy
      tools and for engaging community residents in planning processes for
      transit oriented developments (TODs) at select sites around the Bay Area.

      Over the next five years, the Bay Area has a once-in-a-generation
      opportunity to stop poorly planned growth and make better decisions about
      what, where, and how to build next. With over 100 new transit station
      areas being planned and growing market demand for homes near transit, we
      can finally turn back the tide of sprawl and reinvest in our existing
      communities. The Great Communities Initiative (GCI) is bringing together
      leading regional organizations and community foundations to ensure that
      communities across the Bay Area have the tools, training, and assistance
      they need to participate effectively in planning their own communities.

      Together, GCI partners anticipate getting directly involved in at least 25
      TOD planning processes around the region over the next three years. Our
      long-term goal is ambitious: that half of all new Bay area homes built by
      2030 are in walkable communities located near transit, jobs, and services,
      and affordable to people of all incomes. More information on GCI is
      available at http://www.transcoalition.org/gci.

      •                 Plan and conduct presentations, workshops, and trainings to educate
      community members about transit oriented development.
      •                 Create a suite of tools, such as a best practices resource guide, site
      tracking database, media action guide, and citizen's guide to commenting
      on environmental review.
      •                 Work with public agencies, GCI partners, and local residents to improve
      TOD planning processes.
      •                 Analyze proposed developments and specific plans, prepare
      recommendations for improvements to follow TOD best practices, and lead
      grassroots advocacy efforts.

      Given the breadth of the Great Communities Initiative, the specific
      workplan will be tailored to fit the skills and experience of the new
      Senior Planner.

      The Senior Planner will work out of TALC’s Oakland office, will be
      supervised by TALC's Policy Director, work closely with partner
      organizations, and may supervise staff, interns and volunteers as needed.
      This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits.

      •                 Master's degree in city planning, urban design, or other related field
      and at least two years of land use planning and or policy experience;
      candidates with a bachelor's degree and at least four years of relevant
      planning experience will also be considered.
      •                 Sophisticated understanding and appreciation of issues involved in
      planning and implementing successful transit oriented developments.
      •                 Excellent writing and group presentation skills.
      •                 Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with
      individuals from many different sectors and of varying ethnic background,
      age, and education level.
      •                 Demonstrated community outreach and organizing skills.
      •                 Familiarity with the Bay Area development context and with California
      planning practices preferred.

      Full-time (37.5 hours/week), salary commensurate with experience and
      competitive with other non-profits, anticipated salary range is
      $46,000-$60,000.  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.

      Please send a short, descriptive cover letter and resumé to: TALC/ Senior
      Planner, 405 14th Street, Suite 605, Oakland, CA 94612, or fax to: (510)
      740-3131. No e-mail please.

      Review of applications will begin Monday, August 7, with interviews likely
      to begin Thursday, August 24.

      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.

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