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    Urban Habitat Job Announcement Title: Transportation and Housing Program Assistant Status: Full-time, salary Urban Habitat s Mission Urban Habitat (UH) builds
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 12, 2006
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      Urban Habitat
      Job Announcement

      Title: Transportation and Housing Program Assistant

      Status: Full-time, salary

      Urban Habitat's Mission
      Urban Habitat (UH) builds power in low-income communities and
      communities of color by combining education, advocacy, research and
      coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social
      justice in the Bay Area.

      Position Description
      The Transportation and Housing Program Assistant will play a
      supportive role in the policy research, advocacy, and community
      outreach for Urban Habitat's Transportation and Housing Program. The
      Assistant will work with community stakeholders and policymakers to
      promote policies that advance social equity in transportation
      planning and funding decisions. An understanding of a variety of
      transportation and housing issues including land use and zoning,
      urban planning, affordable and transit-oriented housing strategies,
      redevelopment, and policies that overcome transit barriers to jobs,
      education, social services, and health care, is required.
      Familiarity with the Regional Transportation Plan process, and the
      Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a plus. Candidate should
      have an understanding of grassroots organizing and be able to work
      with a diverse group of organizations: community-based
      organizations, intermediaries, policy groups, labor, youth groups,
      etc. in order to promote the development and implementation of a
      regional transportation and housing agenda that is grounded in the
      priorities of low-income communities and communities of color. This
      includes organizing and facilitating bi-monthly meetings to advance
      the goals of the Transportation Justice Working Group campaigns.

      Duties include but are not limited to:

      • Policy and Advocacy: Implement Urban Habitat's
      Transportation and Housing Program that addresses the concerns of
      low-income communities and other disenfranchised populations;
      participate on various external taskforces and committees; and
      monitor, develop, and advocate for socially just transportation and
      housing policies.
      • Research and Analysis: Conduct research, provide analysis,
      and write policy statements and articles for publication on
      transportation justice and housing issues.
      • Campaign Development and Management: Provide staff support
      to the priority campaigns and play a leadership role in
      identification, analysis and selection of future campaigns.
      • Technical Assistance: Work with Urban Habitat's community-
      based partners to identify opportunities to provide technical
      assistance and training on affordable housing, redevelopment,
      zoning, and transportation.
      • Fundraising: Assist with fundraising to support the
      Transportation and Housing Program and campaigns.
      • Public Speaking: Represent and promote transportation
      justice and affordable housing locally and nationally.
      • Administration: Provide staff support to the Transportation
      Justice Working Group and Program Associate including drafting
      agendas, providing background materials, and facilitating the
      ongoing communication among members.

      Qualifications:
      • Master's degree or equivalent experience (preferably in
      planning or public policy)
      • Strong research, analytical and written skills
      • Strategic and creative problem-solving skills who can
      contribute to the development of a regional equity vision and agenda
      • A thorough understanding of a variety of environmental,
      social, and economic justice issues and a demonstrated ability to
      work with low-income communities and communities of color
      • Ability to organize and build effective relationships among
      diverse organizations representing different issues and sectors
      • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, tasks, and
      deadlines
      • Ability to speak publicly and clearly present information to
      groups
      • A team player who works well with others as independently
      • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the nine Bay
      Area counties
      • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power
      Point, Excel, email, and other applications.

      Salary range: $42,000-$45,000. This is a full-time position with
      generous benefits package of health, dental, and vision insurance,
      holidays, vacation, 401 K, and sick leave.

      Please send resume and cover letter to Marc Caswell at
      jobs@... or by fax to 510-839-9610 or by mail to 436
      14th Street Suite 1205 Oakland, CA 94612.
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