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    ... Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC) TALC is seeking a Program Associate to work in the Great Communities Collaborative, an exciting effort to
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 12/19/2006 03:39 PM -----

      Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC)

      TALC is seeking a Program Associate to work in the Great Communities
      Collaborative, an exciting effort to promote transit-oriented development
      and stop poorly planned growth in the Bay Area.

      Please pass this announcement along to anyone who might be interested in
      this opportunity to help influence how the Bay Area grows.


      Job Announcement

      Program Associate, Great Communities Collaborative

       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 12
      staff members that has gained national recognition for our work to promote
      transportation alternatives and more livable neighborhoods.


      Position Summary

      We seek a motivated individual to perform a wide variety of communications,
      organizational, advocacy, and administrative tasks as part of our efforts
      to promote transit oriented development around the region.


      Background

      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 Collaborative 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, Collaborative 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. The Program Associate
      will work closely with core partners, including Greenbelt Alliance,
      Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, Reconnecting
      America, Urban Habitat, and two community foundations, as well as other
      local and regional partners. More information on the Collaborative is
      available at
      <http://www.transcoalition.org/gci>www.transcoalition.org/gci.


      Key responsibilities

         * Provide programmatic and administrative support to the Policy
      Director and other Great Communities staff.
         * Write project updates for a variety of audiences and media based on
      updates from front-line staff.
         * Develop and distribute meeting agendas, notes, and materials for
      meetings of regional organizations and community foundations involved in
      the initiative.
         * Maintain on-line communications tools, such as file sharing,
      calendar, joint document creation, and social networking.
         * Update databases, project files, financial books, and other systems.
      The Program Associate will work out of TALC’s Oakland office and will be
      supervised by TALC's Policy Director.


      Experience and skills:

         * Excellent writing and editing skills.
         * Two years of professional or high-level volunteer experience in
      nonprofit organizations or a related field.
         * Comfortable and proficient with computer applications such as MS
      Word, Excel, Outlook, and web browsers. Experience with database and
      on-line communications tools is helpful.
         * Organized and able to manage multiple projects with an attention to
      detail. Ability to work independently.
         * Commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice is
      highly desirable, particularly if combined with a demonstrated interest in
      city planning, urban design, and/or transit oriented development.
         * Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with
      individuals from many different sectors and of varying ethnic background,
      age, and education level.
         * Familiarity with land use planning concepts preferred but not required.


      Compensation and Benefits:

      Full-time (37.5 hours/week), salary commensurate with experience and
      competitive with other non-profits. 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 contributes to the Commuter Check program.


      How to Apply:

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

      Position is open until filled. Review of resumes will begin on Monday,
      January 8, with interviews expected to begin the following week.

      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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      About the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC)
      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. The coalition analyzes county and regional policies,
      works with community groups to develop alternatives, and coordinates
      grassroots campaigns.

      To contact TALC:
      405 14th Street, Suite 605
      Oakland, CA 94612
      510-740-3150
      www.transcoalition.org

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