TFN Employment Connections: November 8, 2006
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Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections
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Positions included in this issue:
*Community Designer/Planner, Urban Ecology (Oakland, CA)
*Transportation and Housing Program Assistant, Urban Habitat (Oakland, CA)
*Energy Practice Area Manager, RESOLVE (Washington, DC)
*Research Manager, CNT (Chicago, IL)
*Climate Program Associate, Energy Foundation (San Francisco, CA)
*Executive Director, Richmond Main Street Initiative (Richmond, CA)
*Outreach Director, CPEX (Baton Rouge, LA)
*Assistant Professor, Urban & Environmental Policy Program, Occidental
College (Los Angeles, CA)
*Bicycle Mechanics and Safety Instructor, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
*Sponsorship & Marketing Manager, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (Chicago,
*Adolescent Violence Reduction Partnership Youth Worker, Neighborhood Bike
Works (Philadelphia, PA)
*Planner/Program Coordinator, WashCOG (Washington, DC)
*Field Campaign Organizer, The Richmond Initiative (Richmond, CA)
*Research Associate, Global Footprint Network (Oakland, CA)
*Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
COMMUNITY DESIGNER/PLANNER, URBAN ECOLOGY
Background: Urban Ecology, a thirty-year old San Francisco Bay Area
non-profit, believes that vibrant neighborhoods are the building blocks of
healthy cities and sustainable regions. Urban Ecology uses architecture and
design, participatory land use planning and research to generate and
advocate for change. For additional information, please see our web site:
Job Description: Urban Ecology seeks an experienced Community
Designer/Planner with a commitment to lead neighborhood participatory
planning projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. You will work in a team
environment to support Urban Ecology’s mission of promoting vibrant
neighborhoods. The job is varied and challenging. Current projects that the
selected candidate will work on include:
* Streetscape Master Plan: The project will at conduct an extensive
community involvement process to inform the Better Streets Plan for San
Francisco. The community meetings will take place at three levels; city wide
meetings, district level and local community -stakeholder meetings. Tasks
include designing an outreach strategy, and creating a toolkit of techniques
to implement it. The job involves organizing such meetings to solicit
feedback from different constituencies, creating graphic material to support
the process, making verbal and visual presentations at these meetings that
translate complex design concepts into simple visions and transferring the
data collected from the community back to the design team in a usable
* East Bay Greenway: The project is to conceptualize and design a new
pedestrian-bike trail along with recreational spaces beneath the elevated
BART tracks in the East Bay. Running from Oakland to Hayward, the Greenway
will provide the much needed open space in some of the dense low-income
neighborhoods it goes through. The process will involve a large component of
community involvement both from city agencies and the local users. Tasks
include site data gathering, site inventory analysis, conceptual design of
the greenway, preparing design drawings and strategizing and conducting
community participation sessions.
* Revitalization of urban parks, schoolyards and other localized streetscape
projects, all involving a community design component.
Responsibilities: The designer is responsible for managing a set of
neighborhood planning and design projects from inception to completion, and
for assisting with other Urban Ecology projects as needed. The designer,
with other team members, develops strategic partnerships with key
stakeholders, community organizations and elected officials, who can help
implement goals and projects developed during neighborhood planning. The
candidate must be able to:
* Manage complex projects with diverse stakeholders who often have competing
interests; develop goals, strategies and tactics for neighborhood planning
projects; work closely with a range of constituencies to develop strategic
partnerships that can lead to implementation of neighborhood planning
* Communicate effectively and comfortably with a wide range of audiences.
Prepare and conduct outreach using various techniques to communities
including elected officials and grassroots organizations that work on varied
issues such as streets, parks and open space, schools and youth programs.
* Research, write, and produce neighborhood plans documenting community
involvement, current conditions, proposed land use policies and design
recommendations, potential capital funding sources, and next steps for the
community to follow.
* Conceptualize issues to develop plans for schoolyards, parks, greenways
and streetscapes that are accessible to a wide range of people; develop cost
estimates and identify possible funding sources;
* Assist with various administrative and organizational tasks
* Develop a pool of volunteer design and planning professionals to work on
Skills & Qualifications:
* Excellent project management skills. This includes time management,
involvement of other team and community members; developing scopes of work
for involvement in shorter-term local projects, as well as long-term
* Excellent listening and analytical skills. This includes the ability to
boil down large amounts of information into key themes, and ultimately, into
pragmatic strategies for change.
* Strong facilitation, collaboration and leadership skills.
* Familiarity and experience with issues facing low-income neighborhoods in
the Bay Area.
* Hand drawing or sketching proficiency, as well as professional competence
in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, ArcView GIS and Microsoft
* Knowledge of land use planning and transportation issues as they affect
urban communities in the Bay Area.
* Ability to write clearly and effectively, as well as convey land use and
design concepts to a wide range of constituencies, including elected
officials, neighborhood groups, and the media.
* Applicants who speak Spanish, Vietnamese or Cantonese strongly preferred.
Education and Experience:
Graduate or undergraduate degree in landscape architecture, urban design or
community planning. Planning graduates must be able to demonstrate a minimum
level of design capability. Additional work experience in land use planning,
park design, housing, transportation, public health or related fields
strongly preferred. At least two years of professional practice in community
oriented urban design, planning or landscape architecture is required.
How to Apply:
Please send or email:
3-5 pages (8.5 x 11) of work samples that demonstrate your facility with
communication of design ideas
And a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this
Please send to:
Urban Ecology, Inc.
582 Market Street, Suite 1020
San Francisco, CA 94104
Posted October 2006
TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING PROGRAM ASSISTANT, URBAN HABITAT
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.
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
* 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
* Master’s degree or equivalent experience (preferably in planning or public
* 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.
How to Apply:
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. No phone calls, please.
ENERGY PRACTICE AREA MANAGER, RESOLVE
RESOLVE, a non-profit, public policy dispute resolution organization with
offices in Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon, is seeking applicants for
an Energy Practice Area Manager. This new position is available for a
qualified applicant in our Washington, DC office.
Background on the Position:
RESOLVE has facilitated and mediated collaborative problem solving processes
in the public policy arena for 30 years, with special expertise in energy,
water, and health policy. This decade has seen a sea change in our nation’s
awareness of the need to address energy needs. Building on RESOLVE’s already
significant body of work in the energy arena, the Energy Practice Manager
will work with the RESOLVE Energy Director and team to expand this practice
area. This is a great opportunity for someone with entrepreneurial skills,
knowledge of energy, and a commitment to collaborative problem solving. The
position requires an experienced, responsible, mature candidate, who is a
self-starter, team player, problem solver, and fast learner, who enjoys
working with people in the public and private sectors. The successful
candidate can initiate, manage, and coordinate numerous activities with
RESOLVE is committed to collaborative approaches to address the country’s
energy future, including exploring ways to more efficiently use energy
resources and exploring options for transitioning to a different mix of
energy resources to supply both electricity and transportation needs. The
Energy team covers issues ranging from federal-level policy questions to
Specifically, the Energy Manager will be responsible for:
* managing the Energy Practice Area to meet Board-set targets for revenue
* maintaining and expanding RESOLVE’s visibility in select energy sectors
* networking with potential clients
* conceiving and marketing RESOLVE’s services on a project-specific basis
* leading business development activities such as scoping project leads and
* ensuring high quality services
* identifying networking and learning opportunities
* organizing events at RESOLVE
* identifying opportunities for other members of the Energy Practice Area to
* representing RESOLVE at national conferences and other public meetings
The Experience Needed:
RESOLVE is seeking an accomplished, experienced, enthusiastic policy expert
with significant experience in a broad range of energy issues – preferably
from both a policy and technical perspective.
Specific knowledge and skills of importance to the position:
* technical and policy fluency in the electricity generation and
transportation sectors [biofuels, geothermal, solar, or other renewables,
and energy efficiency preferred]
* knowledge of and extensive relationships with energy-related federal,
state, non-governmental, and industry stakeholders
* negotiation skills, with experience or strong interest in facilitation and
* ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* ability to work proactively, take initiative, and work independently
* ability to network effectively
* strong writing skills, proposal writing experience
* presentation skills (presenting proposals to clients; presenting at
* strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
* computer proficiency, particularly Microsoft Office suite
* masters degree preferred
* minimum of seven years of experience in the energy sector
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated credibility with
stakeholders representing diverse perspectives and success in marketing
How to Apply:
Applications (cover letter with a description of how the candidate meets the
desired qualifications, salary history, resume, and references) should be
sent to Dani Schuman, Human Resources at RESOLVE, c/o The HR Team, 9841
Broken Land Pkwy, Ste 303, Columbia MD 21046, or via fax to 410-290-9199.
Applications can also be sent via e-mail to HR@.... Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled.
RESOLVE values enhancing the diversity of its staff and is an Equal
RESEARCH MANAGER, CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is a twenty-eight year-old
non-profit organization which develops and applies innovative approaches to
urban sustainability. Our mission is to simultaneously promote ecological,
economic and community development in Chicagoland communities and in urban
regions throughout the U.S. We do this through public policy, market
development and community planning activities in partnership with other
organizations. The intended result of CNT’s work is healthy urban
communities that have a clean, livable, sustainable environment, a strong
local economy with good paying jobs, and a strong social and political
CNT works in an entrepreneurial fashion, seeking opportunities to apply
knowledge about potential strategies for inclusive urban well-being to
demonstrations that can be taken to scale, whether by changing public
policy, changing marketplace practice, promoting rapid learning or by
creating better professional communities of practice. Our staff of 45 is
located in Chicago’s Wicker Park community in a former weaving factory that
recently was awarded a “Platinum” rating by the US Green Building Council.
CNT’s program initiatives are organized primarily around four areas:
Transportation and Community Development, Energy Efficiency, Natural
Resources, and Climate Change. Much of CNT’s work relies on original
research that we conduct either in-house or in partnership with other
research institutions and networks. We have a particular competency in
using geographical information to better understand the opportunities for
sustainable development. Recent examples include: the development of the
Housing +Transportation index, measuring the combined cost of housing and
transportation by location, with analysis of the impacts of the combined
cost on lower and middle income households; and economic and geographic
analysis to inform strategies to replace aging highway infrastructure in
some cities with enhanced street transportation options. CNT’s research has
a national and regional reputation for quality and innovation, and has been
the basis for new program initiatives as well as significant policy change.
Purpose of Position
The Research Manager plays a key role in the success of CNT programs through
developing and managing high quality research, data analysis and
presentation efforts that advance knowledge of community economic
development, sustainable development strategies and policies. The Research
Manager will be responsible for the development, planning, direction and
coordination of a range of quantitative and qualitative research and
analytical projects. He/she will also be responsible, in conjunction with
CNT senior staff and external partners, for the identification, development
and marketing of new project opportunities. The Research Manager will
coordinate a team with 4-5 staff whose skills include database development
and management, programming, GIS analysis, website development, and urban
planning and design.
* Envision and plan research and analytical projects that address the
mission of CNT and advance program objectives in conjunction with program
staff and senior management.
* Working with Program Managers and external partners, develop project work
plans and staffing requirements and reporting procedures for project phases
* Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project
progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
* Work with the research team to ensure quality completion of project
deliverables, e.g. reports, websites, maps, programs, and other final
products, for management, client, or others
* Track progress of research projects and provide regular updates for CNT
senior staff and external partners.
* In conjunction with CNT senior staff and external partners, assist in the
identification, development and marketing of new funding and project
opportunities. Work with appropriate CNT staff and external partners to
facilitate the development of proposals related to new project opportunities
* Present research results to external audiences.
* Maintain and enhance CNT’s research reputation.
Qualifications: The Research Manager will have:
* Exemplary written and verbal communications skills.
* Strong research skills and analytical capabilities
* Exceptional ability to organize people and resources to get things done,
along with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
* Time management and organizational skills to balance multiple projects
* Ability to prepare proposals, scopes of work, research designs for
potential clients, partners, and funders.
* Demonstrated ability to help organize and work in partnership teams with
* Experience in managing complex research projects
* Prior experience in community economic development, planning, and/or
organizing, applied and/or action-oriented research, environmental analysis,
or related field(s)
* Master’s degree or equivalent required
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary history to:
Bridget Torres, Human Resources Manager
Center for Neighborhood Technology
773 269 4054
Additional information about CNT programs and research projects is available
The Center for Neighborhood Technology is an equal opportunity employer that
does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexually orientation, age disability,
veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring,
termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation
The Center for Neighborhood Technology and the Community Energy Cooperative
are Equal Opportunity Employers.
CLIMATE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, ENERGY FOUNDATION
The Energy Foundation is a private grant-making foundation whose mission is
to assist in a national, and ultimately a global, transition to a
sustainable energy future by promoting energy efficiency and renewable
energy. The Foundation’s U.S. office has a dedicated staff of 18 and a
dynamic, positive work environment. The office is located in the Presidio of
We seek a responsible, energetic, and highly professional individual with a
background in environmental or energy studies and a strong interest in the
clean energy mission of the Foundation. This person will work closely with a
Program Officer and other Program Associate staff to support the
administrative functions of the Foundation and be the front-line contact
handling inquiries from grant-seekers and grantees.
* Support the work of program officers by:
* Managing foundation-initiated projects such as meetings, contracts, and
* Setting up conference calls
* Editing and drafting documents and reports
* Generating correspondence to grantees, grant- seekers, and funders
* Working with grantees to compile proposal materials
* Reviewing grant proposals and assisting with due diligence as needed
* Evaluating grantee reports
* Assisting with preparation for Board meetings, potentially including
drafting grant recommendations, evaluations, and presentations
* Maintaining grantee and subject files (both physical files and electronic
* Conducting research on climate- and energy-related subjects
* Providing general administrative support, including scheduling, travel
logistics, and reviewing mail
* Maintain Filemaker Pro database information
* Answer phone as backup for receptionist
* Execute general office responsibilities in partnership with other staff
* Generate and implement ideas for program and office improvement
* Minimum of two years relevant work experience or academic background in
the fields of energy, climate, environmental studies, or public policy
* Demonstrated interest in the mission of the Foundation
* Strong administrative skills
* Ability to prioritize and juggle diverse tasks
* Excellent attention to detail
* Solid computer experience with emphasis in Microsoft Office, Filemaker
Pro, and Adobe products (Mac experience helpful)
* Superior written and oral communication skills
* Proven ability to work well under pressure, take initiative, and be a
* Work well independently and as a team member
* Good sense of humor and positive attitude
Start Date: Immediate.
Last Day to Apply: November 22, 2006
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter explaining your interest in the mission and resume
immediately to: Craig Appel, The Energy Foundation, 1012 Torney Ave. #1, San
Francisco, CA 94129. FAX 415-561-6709 EMAIL: craig@... NO PHONE CALLS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RICHMOND MAIN STREET INITIATIVE
Richmond Main Street is the organization in Richmond, California, that is
dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Richmond with a commitment to
make downtown a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban village, offering
products, services, arts, and entertainment that reflect the community’s
rich and diverse heritage.
RMSI follows the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization that was
developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an approach that
has been used successfully in hundreds of downtowns throughout the United
States. The approach is comprehensive and community driven, and focuses on
the following points: physical revitalization, business retention and
attraction, cleanliness and safety, and promotion.
RMSI programs include business assistance, festivals, marketing campaigns,
youth involvement programs, streetscape and façade improvements, and much
more. RMSI’s programs involve volunteers from the merchant and resident
community of downtown Richmond, as well as representatives from City
government and the larger East Bay business community.
The RMSI Executive Director is responsible for coordinating, developing, and
implementing current and future projects and programs within the Main Street
boundaries of downtown Richmond. The Executive Director works closely with
various public and private organizations to improve and maintain the
vitality of the downtown area. The Executive Director reports to the Board
of Directors of the RMSI.
Duties and Responsibilities
* Work with the Board, committees, and city agencies to prepare, implement,
and monitor goals and work plans for RMSI;
* Devise marketing and promotional programs including special events to
promote downtown Richmond;
* Gather data and analysis of downtown and maintain data systems to track
* Provide assistance to existing and potential downtown businesses regarding
physical improvements, financial resources, and other topics with the goal
of attracting and retaining high quality businesses;
* Make presentations to various constituencies regarding downtown Richmond;
* Build strong and productive working relationships with public and private
organizations at the local, state, and national level;
* Manage all administrative aspects of the organization including financial
management, purchasing, record keeping, and hiring and supervising employees
* Identify potential sources of funding for the organization and implement
effective fund development strategies;
* Provide strategic vision and leadership to shape the ongoing development
* Perform targeted outreach to increase community participation and
diversity in revitalization projects;
* Recruit and retain volunteers;
* Maintain and update building and business inventory database including
merchant contacts and vacancies;
* Other responsibilities as required.
* Bachelors’ degree or minimum of three years experience in economic
development, business, or community development.
* Experience with project management, group facilitation, public relations,
public speaking, revitalization programs, and fund development.
* Ability to interface with various ethnic and cultural groups.
* Ability to recruit and manage employees, consultants, and volunteers.
* Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus.
* Able to prioritize tasks and maintain a sense of humor and positive
attitude in a fast paced environment.
How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to jkassan@...
OUTREACH DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR PLANNING EXCELLENCE
Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) is seeking a highly motivated
individual with experience and expertise in public relations and
communications. Ideal candidates will also have familiarity with public
policy and/or urban planning.
This person will serve as Outreach Director for local community planning
efforts in South Louisiana that CPEX is facilitating under a U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant. The Outreach Director will be
responsible for public outreach, communications, and meeting/event
coordination with civic leaders and the general public.
Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in public relations, marketing,
communications or similar discipline OR Master’s degree in urban planning,
public policy, architecture, landscape architecture or similar discipline OR
equivalent employment experience in either field. Some background in both
fields is preferred.
Submit cover letter and resume to: Center for Planning Excellence, Attn: Hal
Cohen, Director of Planning, Re: EPA Outreach Director, 402 N. Fourth
Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 OR via email to: halcoh@....
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, URBAN & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PROGRAM, OCCIDENTAL
Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2007 in the Urban and
Environmental Policy (UEP) Program. Applicants should be prepared to develop
and teach courses in two or more of the following areas: Community Economic
Development, Immigration in American Society, The Environment and
Sustainable Development, Labor, Community, and the Environment. We
encourage candidates who also have an interest in teaching related courses
in Methods of Policy Analysis, Economics for Public Policy, Social Change
Across Borders, and Urban and Environmental Planning. UEP is an
interdisciplinary major that involves faculty in politics, sociology,
economics, history, biology, geology, and other disciplines. We will
consider candidates with training in a variety of disciplines, including
urban planning, political science, sociology, environmental studies, public
policy, economics, history, and law. Candidates with practical
political/community/planning experience are strongly encouraged to apply. We
encourage candidates who are familiar with Los Angeles. Candidates should be
immersed in the pedagogy of community based learning and able to expand the
College's efforts to promote internships, community based learning in
classes, and partnerships with public, private, and non profit organizations
in Los Angeles, California, and Washington, D.C. The UEP program is closely
linked with the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, through which
students, faculty and staff engage in applied research and community
Applicants should submit a letter of interest demonstrating a commitment to
academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment, and including a
statement of teaching philosophy, areas of teaching interest, and plans for
research/creative work; a curriculum vitae; samples of scholarly or creative
work; and three letters of recommendation to Professor Peter Dreier, Urban &
Environmental Policy Program, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los
Angeles, CA. 90041. All materials are due by November 17, 2006.
Occidental College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The
College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and
supporting interdisciplinary and multicultural academic programs that
provide a gifted and diverse group of students with an educational
experience that prepares them for leadership in a pluralistic world. Women
and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
BICYCLE MECHANICS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTOR, CHICAGOLAND BICYCLE FEDERATION
Mayor Daley's Bicycling Ambassadors is currently accepting applications for
After School Matters - Junior Ambassador Instructors.
LENGTH OF JOB: January 2007 through early June 2007
PURPOSE AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation manages a city-funded program called the
After School Matters Junior Ambassadors. The After School Matters Junior
Ambassador Program is after school instruction on bicycle mechanics and
safety that takes place three days a week for sixteen weeks between February
and June. After School Matters Instructors work in teams of two to teach the
bicycling curriculum to 25 teenagers at two locations in Chicago. Once
successfully completing the After School Matters Junior Ambassadors program,
the teenage participants are able to apply to the Mayor Daley’s Junior
Ambassadors program for possible summer employment.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The After School Matters Instructors will:
* Work in a team of two, reporting to the Junior Ambassador Coordinator.
* Work for nineteen weeks from January 2007 through June 2007.
* Be available to work 20 hours in late January 2007 for recruitment and
* Work 9-12 hours per week, predominately on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
* Travel directly to training site, by bicycle, walking, or public transit.
* Manage and teach teenagers in a classroom environment, lead on-bike
training for teens outside of classroom.
* Practice safe bicycling, which includes wearing a bicycle helmet, when
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The After School Matters Instructor will have these duties:
* Teach the designated Junior Bicycling Ambassador curriculum to 25 teenage
After School Matters participants.
* Teach bicycle mechanics, maintenance and repair.
* Teach Bicycling Ambassadors’ messages about safe bicycling and the use of
bicycles as a form of transportation.
* Teach teens teamwork, public speaking skills and strategies for presenting
to children and adults.
* Encourage confidence, strong work ethic and maturity in teens, in part by
being a positive role model.
* Maintain order and discipline in an unstructured learning environment.
* Oversee program equipment at the host school teaching site; assist in
transporting this equipment to and from the site.
* Sustain a working relationship with administration of host school
* Correspond with After School Matters and the Chicago Park District
regarding student paperwork.
The candidate should have the following qualifications:
* Communicates well with teenagers of all abilities, cultural groups,
economic statuses, sexual orientations, and disabilities.
* Writes and speaks in a friendly, concise, and accurate manner.
* Comfortable with speaking in front of large groups.
* Very experienced in bicycling in urban traffic.
* Owns a bicycle in good working condition and an approved bicycling helmet.
* Effective problem-solving abilities, thinks creatively.
* Self-motivated and determined, completes tasks in an unstructured and
informal environment with limited supervision.
* Works well in a team, fosters team spirit through communication and
* Prompt, punctual and takes direction well.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
* Can pass a background check in order to work with children.
We prefer candidates with these qualifications:
* Experience teaching teenagers.
* Experience working as a bicycle mechanic with an emphasis on repairing
urban bicycles and/or teaching bike mechanics to others.
* Experience with Mayor Daley’s Bicycling Ambassadors program materials and
How to Apply:
Candidates should write a cover letter and résumé which includes (a) why
they consider themselves suited for the job, and (b) a description of
qualifications and/or relevant experience.
Mayor Daley's Bicycling Ambassadors
30 North LaSalle, Suite 500
Chicago IL 60602
phone (312) 744-5645
fax (312) 742-2422
All applications are due by Wednesday, November 15, 2006.
This full job description and additional information about the program is
also available online at
SPONSORSHIP & MARKETING MANAGER, CHICAGOLAND BICYCLE FEDERATION
Responsibilities: Manage and develop sponsorship opportunities for the
Chicagoland Bicycle Federation with a focus on its events such as Bike The
Drive and the Boulevard Lakefront Tour. Coordinate and assist with
organizational marketing efforts.
* Maintain and build existing sponsor relationships
* Research and develop new sponsor opportunities including:
* In-kind trades such as advertising
* Donations such as food, water and equipment
* Develop and expand sponsor benefits by developing marketing and promotion
* Draft and communicate sponsorship proposals
* Manage and fulfill all elements of sponsorship contracts
* Manage pass-through rights and co-promotions for signed sponsors
* Assist with marketing planning and execution including:
* Drafting materials and communication (brochures, website copy, email
* Public relations outreach (news releases, media pitching, etc.)
* Managing vendor relationships (printers, designers, etc.)
* Maintain a positive relationship with volunteers, board members and
* A desire to improve Chicagoland communities by promoting bicycling
* At least one year of marketing or sponsorship related experience
* At least one year of major event experience
* Ability to evaluate and recommend changes in advance or on-site for events
* Excellent writing and presentation skills
* Flexible schedule: Must be willing to work longer hours during event
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Access and PowerPoint, and
Salary and benefits:
$28,000 - $30,000 Depending upon experience and skills. The Chicagoland
Bicycle Federation offers a progressive benefit program that includes
health, dental, and retirement options.
We are an equal opportunity employer; women, persons with disabilities and
persons of color are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
No phone calls, please. Submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to
ethan@... or fax it to (312) 427-4907, attn: Ethan Spotts.
ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE REDUCTION PARTNERSHIP YOUTH WORKER, NEIGHBORHOOD BIKE
Hours: Community service activities will be mostly during the after school
hours and some weekends. Much of the work (but not all) will probably occur
during the afternoon and evening. Youth Workers will need to be available to
either help in crises or to organize other interventions for their ten youth
around the clock. This job requires a great deal of flexibility in terms of
hours worked. This is a 40 hour per week job. During some weeks it may be
greater or lesser depending on conditions, but will average 40 hours per
week, and applicants should expect to work 40 hours per week. During the
training and orientation period before youth are assigned to the youth
worker, hours will be set by NBW and will be close to regular business
hours; once the caseload is up and running, hours will be determined by the
schedules and needs of the youth.
* Undergo Adolescent Violence Reduction Partnership (AVRP) training at To
Our Children’s Future With Health.
* Undergo bike repair training and youth work orientation at NBW
* Create files on ten youth assigned to NBW by the Department of Human
* Set up interviews with assigned youth and their families. Get to know the
youth we will be serving as completely as possible.
* Mentor these youth, meeting with each youth at least an assigned number of
times per week for group and individual activities.
Work with NBW executive director to
Integrate AVRP youth into existing NBW activities, including
* Youth leadership activities in NBW classes
* Bicycle repair community service activities
* Neighborhood revitalization
* Documenting youth experience through writing, photography and video
* Fitness training
Create new activities based on the needs of the AVRP youth
Write up descriptions and procedures for these activities
Document activities, including but not limited to
* Keeping attendance records
* Keeping notes on progression of youth
* Keeping detailed notes on situation of each youth
* Use Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word for record keeping
* Using NBW’s proprietary database
Write reports when required (monthly at least)
Attend NBW staff meetings and liaise daily with other NBW staff regarding
placement of AVRP youth in activities with other NBW programs
Participate in bike rides and fitness programs when relevant to AVRP
Other duties as needed by AVRP program. NBW is a small agency, so the AVRP
worker will have to perform administrative duties that are sometimes
performed by other specialists in larger agencies.
* Knowledge of inner city communities in which the youth we are serving live
* Philadelphia resident, preferably residing near the youth we are serving
(West Philadelphia), but in any event must be able to easily travel to the
youth’s homes, schools, and places of recreation.
* Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of youth
* Competent bicycle mechanic or undergoing training for this
* Be able to ride twelve miles straight. Bicycling enthusiast preferred
* Youth work and community relations experience desired
* This is a job that can require more or less constant physical activity
* Excellent personal communications skills and ability to use and e-mail
* Computer skills; you must be able to use Word and Excel for PC
* Availability to work at extremely inconvenient hours when necessary
* Complete faith in the ability of youth in difficult situations to rise
above the hardships they have endured… and a great sense of humor
* Must have high school diploma
* Knowledge of goals and strategies of AVRP program
* State police and PA Childline background check
How to Apply:
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Andy Dyson, Executive Director,
andy@.... E-mail is our preferred means of
communication. Please use Microsoft Word attachments including your name and
the position being applied for in the file name. Files entitled “resume” may
well be deleted, which can delay your application. Please do not use any
kind of compression on the files. If you do not have access to e-mail, mail
to Neighborhood Bike Works, 3916 Locust Walk Philadelphia PA 19104.
Candidates must be available to try out at NBW for a few days prior to
starting. Please check our web site for more information on NBW at
PLANNER/PROGRAM COORDINATOR, METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is seeking applications
for a planner to support human service transportation coordination efforts
at the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), a
metropolitan planning organization (MPO).
This position will involve working with local/state social service and
transportation agencies to improve transportation services for persons with
disabilities, older adults and low-income populations. Specific assignments
* Provide staff support to a new TPB task force;
* Assist with the development of a regional Human Service Transportation
Coordination Plan which will set priorities for three Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) programs; and
* Coordinate two FTA programs for transportation services, the Job Access
Reverse Commute and New Freedom program, which will provide $2 million in
federal funding per year.
Qualifications: knowledge in practices of transportation planning and/or
social services; proficient computer skills; strong oral and written skills;
ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees,
officials and the public. Master’s degree in planning, public
administration, or an appropriate related field.
How to Apply:
For more details and to apply on-line, please visit http://www.mwcog.org or
send application materials to: Resumes@... or
Office of Human Resources Management
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 962 -3200
(202) 962-3213 TDD
FIELD CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER, REGIONAL EQUITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, THE RICHMOND
The Richmond Initiative: Regional Equity Development Project is seeking an
individual who is passionate, energetic and committed to building
partnerships for a more just community. The Field Campaign Organizer will
provide coordination and implementation of the Richmond Initiative’s
priority campaigns. These campaigns include promoting a set of equitable
development principles and policies as part of the City of Richmond’s
General Plan update and advancing a jobs and economic development agenda
that benefits the city’s low-income/low-wealth residents.
The Richmond Initiative includes the partnership of the following
organizations: Contra Costa Faith Works, Urban Habitat, EBASE (East Bay
Alliance for a Sustainable Economy), and the University of California at
Berkeley’s Center for Community Innovation.
Duties include but are not limited to:
* Conduct outreach and organizing to engage community allies and other
stakeholders in the Initiative’s campaigns.
* Train community leaders on the principles of equitable development.
* Assist in the overall coordination of Initiative partner efforts. .
* Represent the Initiative and promote its agenda at community meetings,
city council meetings, and other public meetings.
* Facilitate communication among initiative members and allies.
* Facilitate media outreach, including writing press releases and planning
* Represent the organization at conferences, meetings, and other media
events, when necessary.
* Assist in transitioning the Richmond Initiative from a foundation
sponsored project into an independent program.
* Minimum 3 years experience as a community organizer working on social and
environmental justice issues and/or land-use and planning.
* Bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental science, public health,
community development or equivalent experience.
* Demonstrated experience working with members of diverse communities–
including community, faith, and labor organizations and coalitions.
* Must be extremely detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage
multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
* Strong skills and experience in key campaigning areas: public speaking,
activist training, strategic planning, organizing people around an issue,
oral and written communication and problem solving.
* Fluency in English and Spanish ideal.
* A team player who works well with others as well as independently.
* Must be computer literate in word processing, email and database
* Current California Driver’s License, auto insurance and vehicle required.
The Richmond Initiative is committed to maintaining a diverse and
multi-cultural working environment
How to Apply:
The Field Campaign Organizer works on behalf of the Richmond Initiative
partners but reports directly to the Executive Director of FaithWorks! This
position is located in Richmond and will require a willingness to work some
evenings and weekends.
To Apply: Send Resume and cover letter via electronic mail (e-mail) to
ma@.... or mail to: Maria Alegria, Executive Director, Contra
Costa Faith Works! 402 Harbour Way, Suite 105, Richmond, CA 94801. Phone
calls are strongly discouraged.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL FOOTPRINT NETWORK
Global Footprint Network is seeking Research Associates to perform research
and conduct data analysis in support of Ecological Footprint studies.
Working in teams, the Research Associate will contribute to a variety of
projects with partners and clients worldwide.
A young and growing nonprofit, Global Footprint Network uses the Ecological
Footprint as a metric of sustainability to inform decision-making in
business and government. Working with more than 70 partner organizations
around the world, and serving clients ranging from WWF to the European
Environmental Agency to major corporations, our impact is large compared to
the size of our organization.
The successful candidate will have the solid quantitative and software
skills needed to manage and conduct Ecological Footprint assessment
projects, such as the Footprint of business operations, and to develop
Footprint modeling applications, such as calculators, for both stand-alone
and web-based platforms .
Applicants are expected to be motivated, reliable, responsible, and
self-starters. Applicants should be interested in sustainability, global
resource issues, ecological economics, and resource analysis. A background
or strong interest in one of the following areas is beneficial:
environmental science, ecology, earth systems, urban planning, or resource
management. Opportunities exist for both experienced candidates and recent
college graduates; a postgraduate degree is desirable but not required.
* Ability to plan and deliver projects and reports on schedule and under
* Effective interpersonal skills
* Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
* Experience working in a team oriented environment very desirable.
* General interest in, and understanding of, environmental problems and
* Background in natural, physical, or engineering sciences
* Strong and demonstrated ability to solve problems and create models
* Knowledge of LCA, Input-Output and/or hybrid IO methods desirable
* Strong computer skills
* Intermediate to advanced Excel programming skills
* Experience with Visual Basic and database queries / administration (MySQL,
MS Access), or demonstrated ability to learn quickly
* Web programming skills and knowledge (e.g. HTML,PHP,CSS, or Dreamweaver
beneficial but not required
* Working with partner organizations to build Ecological Footprint
applications and tools
* Building, maintaining, and enhancing ecological accounts for a variety of
Ecological Footprint applications
* Providing ad-hoc queries, summaries, and graphs for projects and clients
* Scoping, budgeting and managing projects that support Ecological Footprint
studies and calculators
* Writing documentation and academic papers describing the resource accounts
Salary commensurate with experience; health benefits provided.
Extra-pecuniary benefits include opportunities to work on international
projects, contribute to peer-reviewed academic publications, and help shape
international reports. Our collegial, open-plan office is in an attractive
neighborhood with good transit access. Light-hearted, often delicious,
communal lunches daily.
The Global Footprint Network is committed to diversity in the workplace;
women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Unfortunately,
we are unable to provide assistance in applying for work permits, so all
applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the
HOW TO APPLY
Send resume and statement of career goals to jobs@....
Email preferred; subject line MUST include the term "Research Associate
Position." Please -- no walk-in applications.
WHO WE ARE
Global Footprint Network supports a sustainable economy by advancing the
Ecological Footprint, a measurement and management tool that makes the
reality of planetary limits relevant to decision-makers throughout the
world. The Network, which has over 70 partner organizations around the
world, is advised by sustainability leaders such as E.O. Wilson, Jorgen
Randers, Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Wangari Maathai, and Herman Daly.
For more information about the Global Footprint Network and the Ecological
Footprint visit http://www.footprintnetwork.org
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION