TFN Employment Connections: May 3, 2007
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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 AN EMPLOYMENT POSTING TO TFN, SEND AN EMAIL CONTAINING ONLY THE TEXT OF THE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TO: mernst@...
Positions included in this issue:
*President and CEO, 10,000 Friends of PA (Harrisburg, PA)
*Public Policy Campaign Organizer, Pratt Center for Community Development (Brooklyn, NY)
*Senior Program Manager, NCHRP (Washington, DC)
*TDM Manager, Pima Assoc. of Governments (Tucson, AZ)
*TransLink Program Coordinator, MTC (Oakland, CA)
*Leadership Institute Coordinator, Urban Habitat (Oakland, CA)
*Global Warming Advocate, Environment Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
*Communications Coordinator, Community Transportation Center (Silver Spring, MD)
*Federal Tax and Budget Advocate, U.S. PIRG (Washington, DC)
*Managing Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth (Washington, DC)
*Commuter Operations Assistant, MWCOG (Washington, DC)
*Senior Policy Advocate, Greenbelt Alliance (San Francisco, CA)
*Sustainability Program Associate, Environment Now (Santa Monica, CA)
*Communications and Outreach Director, SFBC (San Francisco, CA)
*Community Liaison, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (Chicago, IL)
*Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, 10,000 FRIENDS OF PENNSYLVANIA
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania seeks to hire a new President and Chief Executive Officer. 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is an alliance of organizations and individuals from across the state who are committed to land use and investment policies and actions that will enable Pennsylvania to strengthen its diverse urban, suburban, and rural communities and reduce sprawl. 10,000 Friends seeks development that will support the social and economic viability of Pennsylvania's cities and towns, protect environmental quality, conserve fiscal resources, and preserve our state's exceptional rural and heritage resources. 10,000 Friends’ principles have been endorsed by over 300 organizations representing well over 310,000 Pennsylvanians.
Position Description and Requirements
The ideal candidate should be a proven leader with executive experience in a nonprofit organization, or a business or public-sector executive with nonprofit volunteer leadership experience. The ideal candidate should also possess knowledge and experience in land use planning and law, economic development, state and local government policy, and issue advocacy.
The ideal candidate will be focused and disciplined, an outstanding communicator, and entrepreneurial in building alliances with key funders, partner organizations, legislators, and business, civic and other opinion-influencers.
The President/CEO has overall responsibility for managing the financial and human resources of the 10,000 Friends organizations, fund-raising, building and maintaining relationships with members of the 10,000 Friends alliances and assisting the Board of Directors in identification of potential new board members.
This position organizes and participates actively in educational outreach and advocacy on land use related policy and issues in the state capitol and across the state. The position is based in the Harrisburg office and requires extensive travel throughout Pennsylvania, including evening and weekend events. The location of residence of the President and flexibility to work out of other 10,000 Friends offices in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh at certain times are negotiable as terms of employment.
Education Requirements: An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience is required. A graduate degree is desirable.
Experience Requirements: Must have a record of at least 10 years of varied and progressive relevant experience, including at least 5 years of managerial and executive experience.
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania and 10,000 Friends/Advocates of Pennsylvania are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Qualified candidates should send an electronic PDF file with cover letter, resume, salary requirements and three references by May 15, 2007 to Michelle Last at mlast@....
PUBLIC POLICY CAMPAIGN ORGANIZER, PRATT CENTER FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Organize coalition efforts to help community, environmental, and labor organizations win policy changes and strategic investments on transportation, environmental justice, community development, housing, and economic development issues.
The Public Policy Campaign Organizer will build and support coalitions (of community-based, environmental, labor, business, and other organizations) and develop and oversee campaigns to win key public policy changes and investments on critical planning and community development issues.
Initially, the primary campaigns will be in the area of “transportation equity” working with stakeholders on advocacy for the Cross Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel; car and truck traffic reduction; allocation of funding among major transportation projects; fair distribution of infrastructure benefits and burdens, and democratizing the transportation planning process. In addition and over time, the Campaign Organizer is likely to work with coalitions focusing on affordable housing, community development, and economic justice.
* Staff coalitions (including existing efforts and the creation of new efforts) of community, environmental, labor, civic, and other organizations. Conduct outreach to a wider group of potential allies: trade associations, community and civic groups, unions, environmental groups, to provide information and build support
* In consultation with a diverse range of stakeholders, identify, develop, and implement one or more campaigns on specific transportation equity issues. Campaigns may focus on specific projects or policy proposals, on transportation decision-making bodies and processes, on agencies responsible for implementing transportation projects and operating transportation systems, etc.
* Staff the Move NY & NJ Coalition, and coordinate its advocacy for the Cross Harbor Freight Tunnel forward, through research, outreach, education, media work, meetings with officials, etc., to improve the project and help to mitigate potential negative impacts. Work closely with Move NY & NJ co-chairs, who are leaders in business, labor, environmental, and community organizations.
* Represent the Pratt Center in other coalitions on a range of housing, community development, economic and environmental justice issues. Play a lead or contributing role in organizing and strategy work of these efforts.
* Coordinate work of media, policy, lobbying, and other consultants and staff on communications and political strategy.
Bachelors or Masters degree and knowledge of relevant fields (e.g. transportation, environmental justice, urban planning)
Five years’ experience in community, political, and/or policy organizing, with demonstrated experience leading the work of diverse coalitions in policy campaigns.
* Strong community and/or political organizing
* Knowledge of/experience with transportation, environmental justice, community development, and affordable housing issues
* Media advocacy experience strongly preferred
* Facility with relevant computer and communications technologies
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER, NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM
Master's degree or equivalent knowledge with 6 years of related administrative or technical experience, two of which were in a supervisory capacity. Related experience needs to encompass the broad areas of transportation planning, economics, finance, and environmental issues. Must possess excellent speaking and writing abilities and substantial experience in project management, research, report writing, and working with committees or panels. MS/MA degree with 8 to 9 years of related experience is preferred.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is a unit of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. The Board's mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation by stimulating and conducting research, facilitating the dissemination of information, and encouraging the implementation of research results.
The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) is an applied, contract research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to transportation issues. TRB manages this program; a description of the program may be found at http://www.trb.org/CRP/About/DivD.asp.
The Senior Program Officer will manage projects primarily in the NCHRP. The Senior Program Officer will work with expert panels established for the purpose of guiding research projects on transportation planning, economics, finance, and environmental issues and will be responsible for preparing project statements and progress reports, making presentations before technical groups, evaluating research reports, initiating contracts, and monitoring research. The selected candidate will assist in program administration.
Responsibilities will include (1) acting as secretariat for project panel meetings, supporting the panel chairs, and following up with notes of the panel meetings; (2) working with prospective proposers resolving all matters relating to submission of acceptable proposals; (3) evaluating research proposals for technical merit and participating in the process of selecting research agencies; (4) becoming thoroughly familiar with the selected research plan and working with the agency and project panels in developing a detailed working plan to accomplish project objectives; (5) working with administrative offices to provide information necessary for contract negotiation and execution; (6) managing contracts by obtaining a clear meeting of minds on objectives and technical aspects of accomplishing objectives, visiting research agencies to become familiar with the organizations and their facilities and to monitor the work and assess comparative progress against project schedules, preparing visit reports setting forth progress and appraisal of agencies’ accomplishments, and making recommendations concerning orderly pursuit of the various research projects; (7) preparing quarterly reports of progress and such other reports as needed for administration of the program; (8) reviewing all types of reports that emanate from research for clarity, completeness, adherence to CRP format, and fulfillment of research plan, and making recommendations as to acceptability; (9) conducting periodic surveillance visits; (10) making critical reviews of projects’ progress with recommendations for improvement; (11) interpreting the findings of each project with respect to applicability for improving practices; (11) preparing Research Results Digests; (12) preparing staff forewords for use in published reports; (13) making presentations on research findings at technical meetings; (14) coordinating with appropriate agencies for work within given subject areas to ensure that projects have the benefit of all available knowledge; (15) providing staff support to NCHRP project selection committees in formulating annual research programs by reviewing and evaluating problems submitted for research.
TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT MANAGER, PIMA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
Pima Association of Governments (PAG) in Tucson, Arizona is seeking a TDM Manager to develop and implement the travel demand management elements of PAG's annual work program, including but not limited to transportation operations and system preservation, safety, congestion management, transportation enhancements, travel reduction, Rideshare and other programs designed to improve system operations, reduce congestion and promote alternate modes of travel. A full job description is available below and at http://www.pagnet.org/employment/ . Recruitment for the position is open through April 30, 2007.
Salary Range: 80 ($60,003 - $90,004)
General Description Summary:
* Under general direction of the Transportation Planning Director, develops and implements the travel demand management elements of the Overall Work Program (OWP) including but not limited to transportation operations and system preservation, safety, congestion management, transportation enhancements, travel reduction, Rideshare and other programs designed to improve system operations, reduce congestion and promote alternate modes of travel.
* Oversees other planning tasks as needed to implement the varied elements of a continuing, coordinated and comprehensive, multi-modal transportation planning program.
* Provides technical assistance to various PAG committees, subcommittees and task forces as assigned, including other agencies conducting transportation planning and programming.
* Work requires considerable personal initiative, sound independent judgment and ability to develop consensus among diverse stakeholders in resolving regional transportation planning and programming issues.
* Must possess knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local regulations.
* Must demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to the structure, role, and interests of PAG member jurisdictions and associated decision making bodies.
* Supervises and directs activities of the team leads for TDM - Travel Reduction and Enhancement and TDM – Operations and other subordinate planning staff.
* Performs related work as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Manages activities related to the region’s Travel Demand Management Program which includes Travel Reduction, Rideshare and transportation operations activities.
* Manages development and implementation of various TDM concepts, strategies, projects and programs to reduce congestion and promote alternative modes of transportation.
* Manages development and implementation of programs to enhance the transportation experience such as Transportation Art by Youth and Transportation Enhancements.
* Manages staff in development of regional plans for implementation or coordination of transportation operations, system preservation, safety, congestion management and other transportation systems.
* Develops annual overall work plan and budget for the Travel Demand Management Program.
* Monitors relevant practices and technologies and identifies and monitors transportation related issues of local, regional and statewide interest.
* Represents the agency in meetings with various committees, public and private agencies, community organizations, the general public, elected/appointed officials and other stakeholders.
* Manages activities to assure compliance of TDM program with federal, state or other regulations, including local Travel Reduction Ordinance compliance.
* In coordination with PAG’s Communications staff, coordinates a variety of public involvement activities and development of any required publicity materials
* Conducts staff performance coaching, evaluations and ensures compliance with agency policies.
* Supervises travel demand management staff in the areas of operations and travel reduction and community enhancement.
* Supervises contracted consultant services.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:
At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties and either a graduate degree with three years of related experience or an undergraduate degree with five years of related experience or equivalent.
Skills and Abilities:
* Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, both written and orally.
* Possess outstanding organization skills.
* Ability to maintain effective working relationships with regional transportation planning professionals engaged in regional transportation planning and programming.
* Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously, and to carry out complex work assignments in a team environment in a timely manner with a minimum of supervision.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all transportation planning process participants.
* Exceptional computer skills with advanced knowledge of word processing, databases and other programs. Some familiarity with travel demand models and GIS applications related to work.
PAG is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and Native Americans are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must complete and submit an official PAG application .
Please visit www.pagnet.org for more information
TRANSLINK PROGRAM COORDINATOR, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
Grade VII/VIII of the Salary Plan: $66,685 per year (Depending upon additional qualifications, salary may be up to $98,416.76 per year).
Under supervision of the Senior Program Coordinator and general guidance from Program Director, assist in the development, implementation, operation and evaluation of TransLink®. Assume responsibility for the coordination and resolution of institutional, technical, and contractual issues related to the TransLink® program. Work with and support efforts of other staff assigned to the TransLink® project. Provide other support to the project as required.
TransLink® is a single instrument that can be used to pay fares on transit systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The TransLink® card, which is based upon a contactless smart card technology, is designed to meet the fare collection needs specific to each transit operator as well as inter-operator fares and transfers. AC Transit and the Golden Gate Bridge and Highway and Highway Transportation District implemented TransLink® on their respective transit fleets in November 2006. Deployment on the remaining large operators will occur within the next two years. MTC is responsible for managing and administering the project on behalf of all the transit operators in the region.
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 urban planning, transportation planning, engineering, or public administration. A Masters degree is preferred. (Applicants with a degree, issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with the application.)
Experience: Completion of at least one year of recent, progressive and verifiable professional experience, in a field such as: transportation planning, transportation engineering, contract management, or project management. Other experience in transit or payment systems would be helpful.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of project management and control, particularly as they relate to large, technology-based projects; techniques to facilitate inter-agency coordination; interrelationships among government agencies; the implementation and operation of electronic payment systems; transit operations; program and contract development, analysis, administration and evaluation; transportation program administration; and quantitative analysis.
Ability to: Analyze problems, develop strategies and make practical recommendations; track and prioritize several tasks; develop consensus among local agencies and consultants on various issues; carry assignments through to completion on time and with minimum supervision; prepare correspondence and reports; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; prepare and make presentations to a wide variety of audiences; attend evening meetings as required; and use initiative and sound judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Other: Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work well in a team atmosphere.
Under the supervision and direction of the TransLink® Senior and the TransLink® Program Director, the Program Coordinator will work as a member of a team on the following tasks:
* Serve as the staff lead managing TransLink® operations and system performance. Responsibilities will include; system operations tracking and performance monitoring, issue identification, resolution and reporting, and monitoring of financial settlement.
* Support development of operator-specific training programs by coordinating meetings and participating in the training development process, as needed.
* Serve as the primary contact for upcoming TransLink® integration efforts that are getting under way. These include Caltrain and VTA ticket vending machine (TVM) integration; BART, SF MTA and Golden Gate Ferry faregate integration projects, various parking integration projects.
* Support overall testing program. Review test procedures and witness testing as required. Coordinate transit agency staff witnessing of lab- and field-testing. Coordinate and monitor testing performed by the TransLink® Contractor, as appropriate.
* Assist other staff with following up on critical path activities and support schedule management as required. Identify items for regular project management meetings with TransLink® Contractor. Escalate issues to the Program Director when necessary. Support the TransLink® Consortium, serving as staff liaison for the Design Review and Implementation Committee.
* Work closely with transit agency fare collection staff, consultants, and advisory groups to identify, manage, organize and implement various tasks relating to TransLink®, including, but not limited to: formulating recommendations, resolving and responding to participant issues and concerns, coordinating the implementation of systems at the different transit operators, and monitoring ongoing work of one or more consultants/ contractors.
* Develop RFPs, evaluate consultant proposals, negotiate and manage contracts, and process Change Orders.
* Conduct general liaison, problem solving, handling of correspondence, and project administration duties.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
The following are the general tasks expected of all positions at this level:
* Organize analytical tasks, determining overall priorities and objectives.
* Detail work scope, design and plan technical approach to tasks, define method of analysis and estimate required resources.
* Periodically review and evaluate the quality and quantity of assigned work to ensure progress and conformance is on schedule.
* Coordinate the efforts of assigned work with MTC staff and affected agencies.
* Prepare memoranda reports regarding findings and conclusions; prepare recommendations, alternatives and priorities.
* Advise Section Director and supervisor of significant policy developments; consult with MTC Counsel on legal issues.
* Represent agency at meetings, make presentations before MTC committees, management, staff, and other agencies.
* Serve as independent staff member on significant specific assignments.
Instructions to Applicants:
Submit an MTC application (PDF), 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., Monday, May 14, 2007. Faxed/emailed applications will not be accepted.
Supplemental Background Information:
Prepare a brief written summary addressing the areas below. Your responses should be limited to a maximum of two pages, preferably typewritten on 8-1/2” x 11” paper. Please be sure your experience directly relates to this position; reference the organization where you acquired the relevant experience.
Describe any experiences you’ve had working with multiple stakeholders who may have conflicting goals. Were you able to move the group towards consensus or define a path forward?
Provide an example of where you were responsible for the design, development, installation or management of an implementation of a technology project. Describe your role in the project, steps taken to complete the project, experience working with contractors, consultants or other partner organizations, and what lessons you took away with you.
To receive an application form, contact MTC at the Job Hotline, (510) 817-5818, or email jobhotline@.... Leave your contact information and indicate which job announcement you are requesting. Applications can also be downloaded (PDF). Applications not submitted on MTC forms or not including all required materials will not be considered.
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE COORDINATOR, URBAN HABITAT
The Leadership Institute is a year-round training academy that provides strategic and comprehensive trainings to a broad range of partners, including community organizations, elected officials, labor, faith-based organizations, and youth. Our trainings identify both the policies that create problems and strategies that could correct them. Urban Habitat is seeking a person with strong leadership, facilitation, training, curriculum development, and campaign skills and experience in the social justice movement to coordinate all aspects of the Leadership Institute. Candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of organizations—community groups, intermediaries, policy groups, government, labor, youth groups, etc.—to create and implement customized curricula and leadership trainings. An environmental justice framework and an understanding of organizing strategies for moving campaigns among community-based organizations as well as city officials, are a must. Content knowledge of urban planning and development issues including workforce development, housing, transportation, and land use, and their impacts on historically disenfranchised communities, is helpful. This is a great opportunity for someone with initiative and a passion for social equity issues.
The Coordinator must also be able to work closely with the other Leadership Institute Coordinator and collaboratively with UH staff in a team environment to ensure that the work supports UH’s programs and priority campaigns. Current campaigns that the Leadership Institute is supporting are the Richmond Equitable Development Initiative, the Quality Jobs Working Group, and the Transit Oriented Development Collaborative. Leadership Institute coordinators work closely with external partners to strengthen coalitions and move identified campaigns involving multiple and diverse stakeholders. This full-time position reports directly to the Associate Director.
* Program Support: Work with UH staff and play a lead role in identifying and implementing leadership development and capacity building strategies that support UH’s priority programs and campaigns including our Transportation Program, Social Equity Caucus, and Richmond Initiative.
* Political Strategy: Work with UH staff and partners to design Leadership Institutes for decision makers. Understand strategies and tools for moving political agendas of UH’s campaigns.
* Curriculum Design: Play a lead role in the design of curricula and other popular education materials on a wide range of topics related to environmental justice, equitable development, community engagement strategies, and policy and decision-making processes.
* Facilitation and Coordination of Leadership Institutes: Coordinate and implement all stages of Leadership Institute trainings including contracts with partner organizations, recruitment of participants, selection and management of external advisors and trainers, and implementation of the trainings.
* Documentation and Evaluation: Play a lead role in the documentation and evaluation of curriculum, trainings, and methodology. Disseminate best practices and methodology to key allies throughout the country.
* Alumni Network: Create and sustain a network of Leadership Institute alumni to ensure that they remain engaged in UH’s ongoing programs and campaigns. Possible activities include developing an alumni newsletter and hosting an annual reception for graduates.
* Development and Communications: Provide regular updates and other written materials to the Development Director, Board of Directors, and Program Associate in order to support UH’s fundraising efforts, media strategy and web-site.
* Minimum 3 years experience
* Master's degree or equivalent experience
* Excellent written and public speaking skills
* Experience developing popular education curriculum
* Experience providing training to an array of audiences
* Ability to build partnerships and relationships with key campaign players
* Understanding of public policy and politics
* Strong research skills
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with grassroots and base building organizations, elected officials, and decision-makers
* A team player who works well with others as well as independently
* Demonstrated sensitivity and understanding of issues facing low-income communities of color
* Capacity to establish goals and priorities along with the ability to manage multiple projects to achieve deadlines
* Event planning experience a plus
* Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, email, and/or other graphics applications
How to Apply:
We are an EEO employer. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All candidates are subject to a background check. We will obtain your written consent before performing the check. Please email your cover letter and resume to LIcoordinator@...
Please see http://www.urbanhabitat.org/ website for more information.
GLOBAL WARMING ADVOCATE, ENVIRONMENT MASSACHUSETTS
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. We are 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 continues.
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.
Environment Massachusetts is the state’s largest public interest advocacy group, with over 30,000 members across the state. We research problems, write reports, work with the media, build coalitions, lobby decision-makers, and work to for the public interest through grassroots organizing and advocacy.
The Environment Massachusetts 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 global warming.
* 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 our efforts.
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 professional experience.
How to Apply:
E-mail a compelling cover letter and resume to:
44 Winter Street. Suite 401
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.
Environment Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION CENTER
The Community Transportation Center, a national organization for labor-management transit partnerships, is seeking a Communications Coordinator to promote the Center’s work to the transportation industry as well as the general public. The successful candidate will manage and maintain the Center’s websites, print materials and marketing/outreach plan.
About the Center:
The Community Transportation Development Center founded in April 2001 is a non-profit (501 c3) organization dedicated to advancing public transit and other transportation sectors at the national level and within communities. To accomplish this mission, the Center builds partnerships between labor and management that improve organizational capacity and expand worker skills and career opportunities.
* Update and improve the existing websites including implementing and managing new technology features to create a more dynamic and interactive site, including pairing active email notifications with web postings of events and activities
* Manage newsletter development, design, layout and distribution. Contribute articles to newsletters
* Work with the Communications Team to prepare and implement a marketing and outreach plan
* Write and design key marketing collaterals, including brochures and graphics for reports
* Support Center staff with reporting program activities to funding agencies including editing progress reports and ensuring coordination between partner organizations and timeliness of deliverables and outcomes
* Coordinate production of print materials for events and meetings
* Assist the IT team with related projects and communications activities
* BA or BS in a relevant field with 2-5 years work experience. Equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.
* Experience in communication, media and/or marketing desired
* Web development and production experience
* Demonstrated knowledge of emerging web technologies and applications
* Graphics experience a plus
* Proficient in MS Office, Dreamweaver, the Adobe Creative Suite, and other relevant programs
* Outstanding writing, editing, and proofreading skills
* Strong organizational and planning skills
* Willingness to work in a multicultural setting
* Experience with union organizations, nonprofits, and/or transportation issues a definite plus
Location: Silver Spring, MD (Near the Silver Spring Metro Station); some travel involved.
Expected Annual Salary Range: $30,000 - $40,000 to start, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Opportunities for growth.
Start Date: ASAP
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter by email: info@..., by fax: (301) 565-4712, or by mail:
Community Transportation Center
8403 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Transportation Center is an affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
FEDERAL TAX AND BUDGET ADVOCATE, U.S. PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
Budget and tax policies are often the driving force behind other policy initiatives and the incentives behind changing private behavior. Issues such as corporate accountability, renewable energy, public transit, and the use of public lands often hinge on behind-the-scenes fiscal decisions. Federal funding rules also indirectly determine much of what takes place in state and local government. Too often policies reflect the lobbying efforts of special interests. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) is looking for a Federal Tax and Budget Advocate to promote accountability, sustainability, fairness, and transparency in federal tax and budget policy.
U.S. PIRG is the federation of state PIRGs, a nationwide network of state- based public interest advocacy organizations. With 500 staff nationwide, 300,000 members, and 70 chapters on college campuses, the state PIRGs have been advocating and organizing for public interest issues for 30 years. 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 U.S. PIRG Federal Tax and Budget Advocate will be responsible for the following:
* Research: Investigate and write reports documenting problems and available solutions.
* Policy Development: Craft policy options that turn solutions into law.
* Campaign strategy: Develop the strategies and tactics needed to build political support for those solutions and turn practical ideas into the law of the land, such as through coalition building, grassroots organizing, and media visibility.
* Lobbying: Testify at legislative and administrative hearings and lobby members of Congress and the administration.
* Media Outreach: Organize media events to release reports and publicize problems. Write media releases. Provide source material to reporters. Meet with editorial boards and reporters.
* Grant seeking: Write grant proposals, network with donors, and present our case to foundations. Seek creative approaches for bringing more resources to our efforts.
Further, as part of a network of hundreds of PIRG advocates, organizers, attorneys and non-profit professionals across the country, the Federal Tax and Budget Advocate will share resources and expertise with a large network of organizations, helping to build a stronger public interest movement nationwide.
Salary & Benefits
Salary for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.
Additional Qualifications: Qualified applicants will 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; and enthusiasm for the work. Candidates for this position should have three to eight years of relevant professional, post-college experience. Relevant experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political, policy, legal, journalistic, financial, or government settings. Advanced degrees, including a JD or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. An ideal candidate will know Capitol Hill, have experience on the issues, know the budget process, be comfortable with crunching numbers, and skilled at translating issues for non-policy wonks.
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter by June 8, 2007 to Phineas Baxandall at phineas@.... Please specify which position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to mention where you saw the position advertised.
U.S. PIRG and all PIRG-affiliated organizations are equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is seeking a new Managing Director to provide organizational and staff management and to direct our fundraising and communications efforts. This is a senior position within our 10 member staff.
Mission and History
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is the leading smart growth group covering the Washington DC Metropolitan Region. Founded in 1997 by partner groups in the conservation community, the Coalition remains a collaborative effort of its partners addressing the key issues of where and how our region will grow. Our mission is to ensure that transportation and development decisions are made with genuine community participation and allow the region to accommodate growth while revitalizing communities, providing more housing and travel choices, and conserving our natural and historic areas. Our goals include: focusing investment in towns and around transit stations; increasing transportation and housing choices; and ensuring vibrant neighborhood open space, agricultural lands and natural areas.
Recently, the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN), a long time partner, merged with the Coalition for Smarter Growth to take advantage of synergies and economies of scale. The merged organization, under the name Coalition for Smarter Growth, is maintaining and expanding WRN’s focus on equitable development through advocacy and education about transit-oriented development, affordable housing, and improved access to transportation and jobs.
The Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, including staff management, hiring, fundraising and finances, with an additional role in communications. The Managing Director will work with the Executive Director to ensure the day-to-day operations of our 10 person staff move the organization towards our long-term vision. The Managing Director will play a key role in anticipating and planning for organizational development needs. This person would also be responsible for our media/marketing campaign, building upon the Coalition’s effective use of earned media to communicate our message, and will provide communications advice and support to our partners.
Primary Responsibilities include:
* Working collaboratively with the Executive Director to ensure the organization’s effectiveness and success;
* Developing, managing and advising the Coalition’s staff;
* Financial planning and management, including developing, tracking and managing the organization’s budget and revenue plan with the support of an accounting team;
* Identifying, cultivating and securing support from existing and new foundation and institutional donors;
* Organizational development and management, including establishing community advisory boards;
* Conducting public relations and marketing efforts to support our campaign and outreach goals;
* Providing training and consultations on communications, media strategy and framing for our staff and partners; and
* Ensuring we are utilizing all of our communication tools to expand, engage, educate and activate our constituency;
The successful candidate must have a commitment to the Coalition’s regional goals. In addition we are looking for an individual with the following credentials:
* Seasoned non-profit manager with at least 4 years of solid management experience, preferably more;
* Proven experience managing staff and organizational resources to create a thriving, collaborative, and effective team;
* A sincere interest and love for staff and organizational management;
* Commitment to a strengths based organizational culture and management approach;
* Experience managing budgets and creating and implementing fundraising plans;
* Successful experience with media campaigns from creating a plan to pitching reporters;
* Strong communications skills;
* An ability to balance immediate & long term needs;
* Talent for thinking strategically to ensure effective delivery and coordination of our programs, communications and organizational goals;
* Applicants will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently and as part of a larger team, a sense of humor, and must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings;
* Knowledge of growth and transportation issues; and
* An understanding of Virginia, DC, and Maryland culture and politics, and experience working in and knowledge of Washington area jurisdictions are preferred, but not required.
How to Apply:
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as we would like the Managing Director to start on or around June 1st, 2007. The salary range is dependent on experience and includes a generous benefits package.
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