TFN Employment Connections: December 21, 2006
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Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections
This is the Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections. It is a
periodic compilation of job positions to match the right people with the
right jobs in areas broadly related to the transportation field. TO SUBMIT
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Positions included in this issue:
*Director of Development, America Walks (Alexandria, VA)
*Program Associate, TALC (Oakland, CA)
*Membership Assistant, LAB (Washington, DC)
*TransLink Senior Program Coordinator, MTC (Oakland, CA)
*Assistant/Associate Planner for Transit Connectivity Implementation, MTC
*Assistant, Center for Sustainable Communities, NACO (Washington, DC)
*Policy and Planning Analyst, Time Square Alliance (New York, NY)
*Global Warming Advocate, MASSPIRG (Boston, MA)
*Executive Director, Richmond Main Street Initiative (Richmond, CA)
*Project Manager for Design and Construction, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
*Senior Communications Officer, Energy and Climate Change, UN Foundation
*Finance Manager, City CarShare (San Francisco, CA)
*Southland SRTS Coordinator, Chicagoland Bicycle Foundation (Chicago, IL)
*Communications Manager, Chicagoland Bicycle Foundation (Chicago, IL)
*Internship, STIPDG, USDOT (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, AMERICA WALKS
America Walks is a national coalition of pedestrian advocacy groups seeking
a self-starter to help build our organization. We work with existing groups
(and to start new groups) whose goal is making their communities safer and
more desirable for walking. Our mission has broad appeal to those interested
in walking, transit-oriented development, planning, new urbanism,
environment, social justice, accessible communities, public health, active
aging, national transportation policy, and more.
The qualified candidate would have the chance to work with a professional
board and have or be willing to develop skills in grant-writing, program
development, publicity, fundraising, corporate sponsorship, member outreach,
and event organizing. A great opportunity for an ambitious person, a career
changer, a fixer-upper. Must be willing to take on this project with the
understanding that you are responsible for raising funding for salaries,
including your own. A stipend is available for 4 -8 hours per week, but the
ideal candidate would be motivated to work more in order to develop this
into a full-time Executive Director position.
Office is located in Alexandria, VA, just off the Beltway exit at Eisenhower
Avenue, between the Van Dorn and Eisenhower metro lines.
Must be well-organized, out-going, well-rounded, personable, and did we
mention organized? Tasks range from administrative work and basic
bill-paying to developing programs, sponsors, and members.
Experience in urban planning and transportation is definitely desirable, but
not necessary. General familiarity with non-profits, as well as advocacy
skills such as publicity, outreach, and lobbying.
How to Apply:
Send your cover letter with three references by email, resume attached to
nmogul@..., or by mail to:
1816 North Shore Court
Reston, VA 20190
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, GREAT COMMUNITIES COLLABORATIVE, TRANSPORTATION AND LAND
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.
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.
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
* 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
* 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
* 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.
MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT, LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS
Founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen, the League of American
Bicyclists represents the interests of the nation's 79 million cyclists. The
League counts 300,000 cyclists and 600 organizations as affiliated members.
In 1880, when rutted dirt roads challenged bicyclists, over 100,000 wheelmen
joined the League and advocated for paved roads through the "Good Roads"
movement, ultimately leading to our national highway system. Today, the
League carries on its legacy of success through national programs,
including: Bicycle Friendly Communities Campaign, bike safety education,
Safe Routes to School, National Bike MonthTM and the National Bike SummitR
from its offices in Washington, DC.
The League of American Bicyclists, the national organization of cyclists, is
seeking a Membership Assistant to sort mail, process income and provide
general administrative support. An entry-level position ideal for someone
interested in cycling, and seeking experience with a non-profit
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:
League of American Bicyclists
1612 K Street NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006-2850
Email: Marthea@..., Please reference “Membership Assistant
Search” in the subject.
TRANSLINK SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
MTC is announcing an Open recruitment for a TransLink Senior Program
Coordinator in the Traveler Coordination and Information (TCI) Section.
The person in this position will, among other tasks:
* Assume lead responsibility for technical management (design-build for
"back office" aspects) of the TransLink program.
* Coordinate implementation of the TransLink system with participating
transit operators and the TransLink contractor.
* Coordinate with the other TransLink Senior on the business management of
the program (customer, policy and "front-end" aspects).
* Provide day-to-day supervision and direction to professional, technical
and support staff, and consultants/contractors who work in assigned program
For more information: http://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/
All required materials must be submitted to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, December 27, 2006.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PLANNER FOR TRANSIT CONNECTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION,
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
Grade VII of the Salary Plan: $64,869 to $83,038 per year (Depending upon
additional qualifications, salary may be up to $95,736).
Under the direction of the TCI Director and supervision of a senior planner,
assume transit connectivity and coordination responsibilities at MTC.
Implement findings from the Regional Transit Connectivity Study.
Coordinate/support wayfinding signage improvements, real-time information
deployments, and regional transit information displays at regional transit
hubs. Staff an advisory committee on transit connectivity issues. Represent
and/or support MTC’s customer service projects with respect to transit
connectivity and coordination issues. Identify opportunities and solutions
to encourage transit operators to better support MTC’s customer service
projects. Support and/or manage other elements of the Regional Transit
Connectivity Study and the Regional Transit Coordination Program.
Education: Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university, as listed in the Higher Education Directory, in an appropriate
discipline such as: transportation planning, urban planning, engineering,
public policy, public finance, public administration, business or related
discipline. A master’s degree is preferred. (Applicants with a degree issued
from an institution outside the United States or from a school not listed in
the Higher Education Directory must have their transcripts evaluated by an
academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with the
Experience: Two years of recent, increasingly responsible and verifiable
professional experience in an appropriate field related to the position.
Alternatively, one year of graduate work in a discipline directly related to
the position may be substituted for the required experience.
Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of transportation planning, program
management, contract management, transportation system management, project
evaluation and research, as well as familiarity with traveler information
strategies/projects with an emphasis on transit information. Specific
knowledge of wayfinding signage principles and real-time transit technology
would be helpful, but is not required.
Ability to: Use spreadsheets to track funds. Use PowerPoint to prepare
presentations. Analyze and develop strategies for complex problems.
Recommend alternative solutions and implement recommendation. Work
cooperatively in a team environment with internal staff and partner agency
staff to build consensus on solutions. Communicate effectively in writing.
Author and present comprehensive reports. Make public presentations. Be
proactive and work independently. Meet deadlines. Manage many diverse work
tasks simultaneously. Travel to transit hubs and meeting locations.
Under direction of the TCI Director and a senior planner, the
Assistant/Associate Planner for Transit Connectivity Implementation will:
Implement findings from the Regional Transit Connectivity Study. Manage
overall implementation of MTC’s Transit Connectivity Program. Identify
follow-up actions from the final Transit Connectivity Plan and lead MTC
efforts to facilitate their completion. Define areas in which MTC should
assume a leadership role versus a support role for transit operators.
Prioritize the initiatives and recommend sequencing. Conduct outreach to
stakeholders affected by hub improvements. Manage consultants and contracts,
as appropriate. Track the expenditure of funds and progress at delivering
transit connectivity improvements. Report progress to MTC management and the
Coordinate wayfinding signage improvements at regional transit hubs.
Formulate and/or finalize an approach to develop specific plans/proposals
for wayfinding signage improvements at regional transit hubs and to
distribute funds to make the improvements. The current approach is for
transit operators to develop and implement their own plans based on the
initial hub survey work done to date (possibly for consultant review). An
alternative approach could be to hire a professional wayfinding signage
consultant to develop plans for all regional transit hubs. Depending on the
final approach, manage or support the agreed upon approach. Develop funding
agreements between MTC and transit operators to make the improvements as
Support real-time information deployments at regional transit hubs.
Coordinate with the RM2 Real-Time Transit Program Manager to formulate an
approach for the purchase, installation and ongoing operation of real-time
transit information signs at regional transit hubs. Assess whether this
program should be implemented regionally or operator-by-operator. Distribute
funds to pay for real-time information deployments accordingly. Support
implementation either through developing funding agreements for individual
transit operators to deliver or through a signage contractor/entity to
deliver on behalf of the region. Coordinate the approach with the Regional
Real-Time Technical Advisory Committee.
Coordinate regional transit information displays at regional transit hubs.
Develop a contract with a transit operator to upgrade, expand and maintain
Regional Transit Information Centers (RTIC) at regional hubs. Perform
contract management duties and serve as a liaison between the contractor and
other transit operators as necessary. Periodically review the state of
RTIC’s to make sure they are well maintained (in terms of their physical
appearance and the information and materials they contain) and give feedback
to the contractor as appropriate. Coordinate the capital expansion of RTIC
display cases with affected transit operators/property owners consistent
with recommendations in the Transit Connectivity Plan. Coordinate
dissemination of hub information through other media, as appropriate.
Staff an advisory committee on transit connectivity issues. Convene and
staff the Transit Connectivity Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which
advises MTC on transit connectivity issues. Handle all communications and
meeting records. Incorporate the TAC’s advice as appropriate into strategic
management recommendations for the transit connectivity program.
Represent and/or support MTC’s customer service projects. Interface with
MTC’s customer service project staff in support of transit connectivity and
coordination objectives. Develop a working knowledge of MTC’s customer
service projects that impact transit, such as TransLink® and 511 traveler
information services. Support implementation and operations of TransLink® or
511, as necessary.
Identify opportunities and solutions to encourage transit operators to
better support MTC’s customer service projects. Work with TCI project
managers to identify opportunities for transit operators to better support
MTC’s customer service projects. Assist MTC project staff to develop and
recommend strategies and solutions. Coordinate with the Planning Section to
periodically update portions of the SB 1474 Transit Coordination
Implementation Plan, which specifies transit coordination requirements for
Coordinate other elements of the Regional Transit Connectivity Study.
Monitor the status of the Regional Integrated Fare Study. Manage periodic
check-ins on transit schedule coordination recommendations. Liaise with the
Bay Area Clean Air Partnership (BayCAP) Shuttle Group to coordinate ‘Last
Mile’ service issues.
Other duties as assigned. Undertake other crosscutting or project-specific
assignments as time permits or priorities change.
Submit an MTC application, current resume and written responses to the
supplemental questions (listed below) to: Human Resources Office,
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA
94607. Application materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m.,
Friday, January 19, 2007. Faxed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
For more information: http://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/
ASSISTANT, CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
The National Association of Counties’ Center for Sustainable Communities is
seeking a program Assistant. The Center assists county officials in
developing partnerships that lead to economic development, environmental
safety, and social equity. The selected candidate will have demonstrated
knowledge of sustainable development concepts as well as an understanding of
county governments. In particular, the successful candidate will have a
background in or more of the following issue areas; planning, growth,
health, housing, land use, or economic development. Strong preference will
be given to candidates with an understanding of county government structure,
functions, and responsibilities. The Assistant will be given responsibility
for and significant latitude to conduct programmatic activities under Center
initiatives in the areas of active living, community health, and housing
working in partnership with Foundation, Government and Private Sector
Primary Responsibilities include:
* Production of reports, publications and technical assistance materials.
* Assistance in program development, including new issue and proposal
* Planning, presenting and organizing conferences, forums and other events.
* Participation in planning sessions, conference calls and meetings with
public, private sector, and foundation partners.
* Working with and supporting county officials of various NACo committees
* Travel to various sustainability related meetings and conferences.
* Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree, plus one year of experience in a related field is
required. Related fields of preference include government, health,
planning, land use, housing, and economic development. An advance degree
may be substituted for experience. Strong preference will be given to those
with experience working for or with county governments.
Supervision: The Assistant will report to the Director of the Center for
Salary: $32,842 +
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources Director
Re: Sustainable Communities Assistant
National Association of Counties
440 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
POLICY AND PLANNING ANALYST, TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE
As part of the ongoing revitalization of Times Square, the Times Square
Alliance is launching major retail and economic development initiatives with
a particular emphasis on Eighth Avenue between W. 40th and W. 53rd Streets.
This includes both long- and short-term capital improvements, retail
upgrades, and façade enhancements. The Alliance seeks a Policy and Planning
Analyst to manage these programs.
The Policy and Planning Analyst will assist in those goals by (a)
outreaching to members of the real estate community to shape the development
of Eighth Avenue and district-wide retail; (b) assisting the Vice President
of Operations and the Vice President of Policy, Planning and Design to
effectively track and summarize data regarding crime, quality of life
issues, and general conditions in Times Square; and (c) managing an
initiative to track hazardous or unsightly streetscape and sidewalk
conditions and then following-up in efforts to address them (details below).
The Policy and Planning Analyst also works as needed with the Policy,
Planning and Design staff on capital and cultural initiatives and special
Retail and Development
The office worker and residential communities in Times Square represent
enormous spending potential but are underserved by current retail choices.
Times Square Alliance aims to help businesses capture some of this lost
opportunity by making the area a more desirable place for people to live,
shop and work.
Specific tasks include:
* Track monthly retail openings and closings and disseminate information to
the real estate community
* Track commercial, residential, and retail development
* Cultivate relationships with retail brokers
* Develop and administer an incentive program to attract desired retail
tenants to the area
* Promote Eighth Avenue as an attractive corridor for office worker and
* Coordinate regular meetings of the Eighth Avenue Advisory Committee and
Research and Statistics
The Policy and Planning analyst oversees the collection and analysis of an
array of economic and quality of life data. This data directly informs the
organization’s policy and program choices. Specific tasks include:
* Monthly crime statistics
* Quarterly and Weekly Indicator Reports
* Pedestrian studies
* Demographic and Visitor research
Street Conditions Tracking
Using a specially created database, the Analyst manages the tracking and
remediation of hazardous or unsightly street and sidewalk conditions
Specific tasks include:
* Work with database consultant and Operations Department on condition
* Analyze government response time to reported conditions
All candidates should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of
two years of relevant full-time work experience. Proficiency in Microsoft
Office and Excel, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is essential. Experience
with GIS and Adobe InDesign is a plus. Candidates should possess excellent
communication, writing and analytical skills.
How to Apply:
Please send/fax resume and cover letter to:
Times Square Alliance
1560 Broadway, Suite 800
New York, NY 10036
GLOBAL WARMING ADVOCATE, MASSPIRG
Solving global warming is arguably the greatest challenge of our generation.
The United States is the biggest part of the problem. And the northeast US
is at the forefront of the effort to cut global warming pollution and commit
to a more sustainable future. MASSPIRG has been on the front lines of this
effort for years, and we’re looking to add a Global Warming Advocate to
tackle this issue and achieve meaningful results.
Over the years, we’ve worked with the legislature to pass a law that will
result in 30% reductions in global warming pollution from cars and trucks,
and we’ve worked to hold the line on enforcing those standards against
attacks from automakers. We were at the table as the northeast states
negotiated and created the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. When
Gov. Mitt Romney rejected the program, we launched a campaign to have the
state re-join the rest of the region, and built majority support in the
legislature for strong global warming limits. But power plant owners
successfully blocked the bill from coming up for a vote, so that fight
Experts predict that global warming emissions in the northeast are going to
rise in the coming years. We have to build on recent progress to win deeper
reductions from power plants, cars and trucks, and other sources. We have to
adopt smart growth principles and practices, and expand public transit, so
people can get out of their cars and make more efficient choices. We have to
rally our Congressional delegation to not take no for an answer on raising
federal fuel economy standards. We have to convince our legislature and
governor to commit to precedent-setting policies that will serve as a model
for the rest of the country. The Global Warming Advocate will show up at
work every day to do all that.
MASSPIRG is the state’s largest public interest advocacy group, with over
30,000 members across the state, 22 campus chapters, and a 35 year history
of advocating and organizing on public interest issues. We research
problems, write reports, work with the media, build coalitions, lobby
decision-makers, and stand up for the public interest through grassroots
organizing and advocacy.
The MASSPIRG Global Warming Advocate will be responsible for the following:
* Campaign strategy and coordination: Develop and implement the strategies
and tactics needed to build political support for our work.
* Lobbying: Testify at legislative and administrative hearings and lobby
state legislators and the administration.
* Coalition Building: Work with our allies in the state and region to
achieve our policy and political objectives.
* Research: Investigate and write reports about the policies that will solve
* Policy Development: Craft policy solutions to cut global warming pollution
from power plants, vehicles, and other sources.
* Media Outreach: Organize media events to release reports and publicize our
global warming work. Work to provide compelling information to reporters and
react to current events.
* Grantseeking: Write grant proposals, network with donors, and present our
case to foundations. Seek creative approaches for bringing more resources to
Further, as part of a network of hundreds of PIRG advocates, organizers,
attorneys and non-profit professionals across the country, the Global
Warming Advocate will share resources and expertise with a large network of
organizations, helping to build a stronger public interest movement
Qualified applicants have a strong commitment to public interest issues;
excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills; the ability to debate and
speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere; enthusiasm for the work; and an
interest in taking on more responsibility for campaigns, programs, and
organizational development over time. Candidates for this position should
have one to five years of relevant professional, post college experience.
Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political,
policy, legal, journalistic, or government settings. Advanced degrees,
including a JD or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate’s
Salary & Benefits
Salary for this position is commensurate with a candidate’s relevant
professional experience. A competitive benefits package includes health care
coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and
sick days, and parental leave. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and
additional training are available.
E-mail a compelling cover letter and resume to:
44 Winter St. 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Please specify which position you are applying for in the subject line of
the e-mail, and be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised.
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@...
PROJECT MANGAER FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN PARTNERSHIP
Role and Responsibilities
The Project Manager for Design and Construction (Project Manger) will work
with the City to advance the design and construction of approximately $100
million of City-sponsored capital projects in the Downtown Brooklyn area.
The Project Manager will be responsible for working with the Mayor’s Office
of Capital Project Development and the New York City Economic Development
Corporation towards creating design and construction schedules for all City
capital projects within the Downtown Brooklyn area, as well as working with
the Mayor’s Office, City agencies, developers and contractors to ensure the
expeditious completion of project design and construction. Projects will
include the development of cultural venues within the Brooklyn Academy of
Music (BAM) district, design and construction of several new public open
spaces within the area, streetscape and pedestrian-environment improvements
and the creation of an underground parking garage. The position will report
directly to the President of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
In advancing each project, the Project Manager must:
* Establish and oversee a clear process for working with the Mayor’s Office
of Capital Projects to set project schedules, expedite project execution and
manage project budgets
* Coordinate closely with the City, along with its agencies and development
partners on all phases of project work
* Anticipate regulatory processes and critical path items and work to ensure
that they don’t impede progress
* Drive strategic thinking and decision making related to selected capital
* Report progress to the DBP Board of Directors, local elected officials and
* At least 2 years experience with large-scale planning and/or capital
projects, preferably with a focus on implementation
* Strong understanding of economic development issues
* Excellent communication and leadership skills
* Demonstrated ability in managing projects involving multi-disciplinary
* A professional degree in planning, architecture, landscape architecture,
engineering, construction management, law, public administration, real
estate or other related field
How to Apply:
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
15 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
submit resume by email or fax
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE, UNITED NATIONS
LAST DATE TO APPLY: DECEMBER 22nd!
The United Nations Foundation (UNF) was created in 1998 with entrepreneur
and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN
causes and activities. The Foundation builds public-private partnerships,
coalitions, and campaigns that address the world’s most pressing problems
and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public
The Foundation’s Energy & Climate Team builds partnerships, coalitions, and
campaigns that accelerate national and global transitions to
climate-friendly energy economies.
Working with members of the Energy & Climate Team, the Public Affairs Team,
and the Partnership Development Team, the Senior Communications Officer will
develop and coordinate the implementation of a strategic domestic and
international communications plan that supports the accomplishments of the
Energy & Climate Team’s programmatic and financial objectives.
The Team’s current operating plan includes both domestic and international
efforts. Domestically, the Team works to stimulate climate change
leadership, increase energy security, increase energy efficiency, and reduce
the negative public health impacts that result from a carbon-based energy
economy. Internationally, the Team works to stimulate climate change
leadership, advance the development of biofuels policy, and increase energy
Major Duties and Responsibilities
* Meet the day-to-day communications needs of the Energy & Climate Team.
* Understand the Energy & Climate Team’s mission, strategy, goals, current
operating plan, and event calendar.
* Understand senior Energy & Climate Team, Partnership Development Team, and
Public Affairs Team members’ objectives for communications support.
* Develop a prioritized, budgeted communications plan that supports the
accomplishment of Energy & Climate Team’s programmatic and financial
objectives, that is consistent with other UNF branding and messaging
strategies, and that increases the visibility of the Team’s issues, the
Team’s senior members, the United Nations Foundation, and its Executive
Officers, and energy and climate change focused Board members.
* Directly, or indirectly, implement the communications plan including print
media, new media, radio, and events. More specifically, but not necessarily
limited to, write and pitch press releases, schedule and staff media
appearances and editorial board visits, write speeches, produce media and
other events, work with the Web Team on on-line and e-mail content, liaise
with other UNF departments, and engage and manage consultants.
* Identify strategic media and other partnerships to leverage UNF’s
investment in the Energy & Climate Team’s communications plan.
* Develop effective working relationships with key national and
international media outlets that focus on energy, climate change, energy
finance, energy politics, and corporate social responsibility.
* In-depth knowledge and passion for energy and climate change issues.
* Proven ability to develop, pitch, and place stories with media outlets.
* Excellent oral and written communications skills.
* Ability to self-manage on project management, attention to detail, and
* High energy self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also
knows when to ask for counsel.
* Ability to multi-task in a very fast-paced, often rapidly changing
* Grace under pressure.
* Quick learner.
* Minimum five years of experience in communications, public relations,
and/or media outlets.
How to Apply:
Please apply on-line at http://unfoundation.org/about/employment.asp. Click
on this position, go to the bottom of the page, and click on “click here to
FINANCE MANAGER, CITY CARSHARE
Finance Manager is a key hands-on position in CCS’ accounting department.
The Finance Manager will supervise the organization’s Finance Associate and
work closely with the management team and the CEO. The Finance Manager’s
responsibilities will include:
* Optimizing the use of cash through regular management of cash flow
* Supervision of the Finance Associate, whose primarily responsibility is
* Managing accounts payable and credit lines
* Processing payroll through Quickbooks
* Preparing monthly & periodic finance reports for the Board of Directors
* Reconciling and closing accounts at month-end
* Assisting development of the annual budget
* Serving as primary liaison to independent auditors
* Orientation of new hires, maintenance of employee and vendor files
* Management of employee benefit programs (see details under compensation
The salary offered is $50,000 or higher, depending on experience.
Compensation includes the following:
* Health and dental coverage
* IRA with employer match
* Transit benefit (commuter checks)
* Discounted City CarShare membership
* Ten paid holidays and two personal floating holidays per year
* Two weeks paid vacation per year, eventually increasing to four weeks
City CarShare is seeking an individual with strong organizational skills and
a solid foundation in accounting. We are looking for someone with the
* Full-charge bookkeeper with excellent working knowledge of Quickbooks
* Adaptability to new computer systems and software
* Experience with nonprofit financial management
* Good verbal and written communication skills
* Advanced skills with spreadsheets and Excel
* Working knowledge of GAAP
* Supervisory experience
How to Apply:
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: jobs@... or
fax 415-995-8589. No phone inquiries please. Please write "Finance Manager"
in the subject of your email. Please understand that only applicants being
considered will be contacted.
City CarShare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. City CarShare is dedicated
to providing an open, tolerant, and diverse workplace environment. We
encourage all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, sexual
orientation, ethnicity or other background to apply for this position.
SOUTHLAND SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL COORDINATOR, CHICAGOLAND BICYCLE FEDERATION
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an international movement aimed at promoting
walking and bicycling to school in a safe and accessible environment. SRTS
programs have been shown as an effective way of decreasing traffic
congestion, reducing traffic-related child injuries and fatalities,
improving student health and physical activity levels, improving air quality
and increasing walking and bicycling safety and access.
The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, one of the nation’s largest regional
bicycle advocacy organizations, is seeking a Coordinator for its new south
suburban Safe Routes to School project. This project, in conjunction with
the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and Robinson Engineering,
Ltd. and funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality
program, will provide comprehensive SRTS activities to 5 schools in
Chicago’s southern suburbs. The goal of the project is to reduce by 20% the
amount of automobile traffic around schools by converting driving trips to
walking and bicycling. Schools will receive a combination of bicycling and
walking infrastructure improvements around schools as well as education,
encouragement and evaluation programs within the school community.
Position requires the development, coordination, and management of a variety
of program activities in 5 south suburban elementary and/or middle schools,
including (but not limited to):
* Organizing and managing Safe Routes to School Teams at each school,
comprised of parents, students, school officials and staff, police,
municipal leaders and planners, and community members;
* Assisting in each school’s development of a School Travel Plan;
* Developing Walking School Bus and/or Bike Train programs at schools and
recruiting, training and managing adult volunteers;
* Designing incentive and reward programs for students who walk or bicycle
* Directly delivering and training school faculty on educational
initiatives, such as traffic safety instruction, on-bike and on-foot lessons
and environmental awareness activities;
* Organizing International Walk and Bike to School Day events at each
school, including event planning, sponsorship procurement, media promotion
and day-of-event management;
* Evaluating program outcomes through use of surveys, focus groups and
traffic counts, and creating evaluation reports.
This is a two-year position, beginning approximately January, 2007 and
terminating approximately January, 2009. The Coordinator will be based out
of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers’ offices in East Hazel Crest, IL
and will routinely be required to travel to schools throughout the
Salary and Compensation:
The salary for this position is $34,000/year. Full medical and dental
benefits and voluntary 403(b) program apply.
* Excellent project management, communication, collaboration and team
* Solid knowledge of pedestrian and bicycling issues, understanding of
active and sustainable transportation, familiarity with safe bicycling
skills and basic bicycle mechanics
* Ability to interact effectively and build relationships with community and
government leaders, school officials and teachers, parents, students and
* Ability to recruit, train and motivate school-based volunteers
* Ability to work effectively with diverse communities
* Ability to read, understand and explain demographic and transportation
* Computer competence, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office,
internet and email, database management, and graphic design software;
* Ability to be stationed in south suburban Hazel Crest and travel
throughout south suburban region as well as attend meetings in the City of
* Able to lift 30 lbs and perform basic transporting of program materials
including loading/unloading boxes, transporting bicycles and bike supplies,
* Must have access to a car or be able to transport materials to and from
meetings and workplace/community programs
* Ability to attend occasional evening and/or weekend meetings. Longer work
hours during the school year may be required.
How to Apply:
Please forward a resume, brief writing sample and three references via email
or fax to:
Melody Geraci, Safe Routes to School Director
Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
9 W. Hubbard St., Suite 402
Chicago, IL 60610
No phone calls, please.
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, CHICAGOLAND BICYCLE FEDERATION
The communications manager assists the director of communications with
programs and projects that describe and promote the organization and its
work. Tasks include:
* Assist with development and execution of communications and marketing
strategies for the organization
* Write, edit and lay out communications and marketing print materials
including brochures, letters and regular publications
* Write and edit website content
* Manage image database
* Manage print jobs, including drafting bid specifications, analyzing bids,
submitting prepress materials and guiding jobs to completion.
* At least one year experience with desktop publishing and/or with public
* A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related
* Strong communication skills
* The ability to articulate clearly both with the written and spoken word;
* The ability to work in a team environment;
* The ability to interview and report
* Facility with Mac OS X, Quark or InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop
* Passion for social equity and for issues of transportation sustainability
* Interest in bicycling is preferable
Salary and benefits:
$30,000 - $32,000 Depending upon experience and skills. The Chicagoland
Bicycle Federation offers a progressive benefit program that includes
health, dental, and retirement options.
How to Apply:
No phone calls, please. Submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to
david@... or fax it to (312) 427-4907, attn: David Callahan.
2007 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR DIVERSE GROUPS, USDOT
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT)'s Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) is accepting applications for the 2007 STIPDG. Funded
by the FHWA's Office of Civil Rights' On-the-JobTraining Supportive Services
Program, the objective of the STIPDG is to provide college/university
students with hands-on experience and on-the- job training, working on
current transportation-related topics and issues. The STIPDG is open to all
qualified applicants but is designed to provide qualified women, persons
with disabilities, and members of diverse groups with summer opportunities
in transportation where these groups have been under represented.
For more information about the program and instructions about how to apply,
visit C:\Documents and Settings\Michelle\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\OLK27\STIPDG 2007 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse
DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 29th!
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION