Fw: TFN Employment Connections: May 31, 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:
*Safe Routes to Schools Director, TALC (Oakland, CA)
*Planning and Development Director, City of Asheville (Asheville, NC)
*Director of Transportation Management Dept., Bethesda Urban Partnership (Bethesda, MD)
*Managing Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth (Washington, DC)
*Workforce Development Associate, Community Transportation Development Center (Silver Spring, MD)
*Field Officer/Campaign Director, Piedmont Environmental Council (Warrenton, VA)
*Harlem/Upper West Side Organizer, Transportation Alternatives (New York, NY)
*Membership Associate, SPUR (San Francisco, CA)
*Communications and Outreach Director, SFBC (San Francisco, CA)
*Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION AND LAND USE COALITION
The Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC) is hiring a full-time director for the new Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools Partnership. The Partnership includes TALC, the Alameda County Public Health Department, and Cycles of Change. It will work to promote safe walking and biking to school to improve children's health, safety, and mobility, strengthen communities, reduce automobile trips, and improve air quality in school neighborhoods. The program is part of the nationwide Safe Routes to Schools movement and will be one of the few programs in an urban area.
Learn more: www.transcoalition.org/about/about_jobs.html#job
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, CITY OF ASHEVILLE
Full-time: 37.5 hrs/wk
Bachelor's degree in planning, architecture, engineering or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of related experience; a master's degree in planning or public administration preferred; and/or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Position requires leading long-range planning, development review, historic preservation, and community development programs. The successful candidate will have experience in: managing a variety of planning and development programs; handling a high volume of permitting and development review cases; addressing affordable housing issues in a comprehensive manner; managing community input and outreach in a proactive fashion; developing innovative solutions to land use and economic development issues; facilitating downtown redevelopment; and negotiating and implementing development incentives and public-private partnerships.
DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, BETHESDA URBAN PARTNERSHIP
Well-established Bethesda, MD non-profit organization is seeking a permanent, full-time director of transportation management department. This position is responsible for the marketing of transportation alternatives to the employees and employers of downtown Bethesda. The alternatives include: Metro, Ride-On, carpool, vanpool, walking, biking, MARC train and teleworking as possibilities.
A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in marketing, department management, budget management is required. Experience in transportation preferred, but not required. Degree in related field strongly encouraged. Great working environment, full company benefit package offered. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.
Please send a cover letter and resume to J. Oyer, Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Lobby Level, Bethesda, MD 20814 or fax to 301-215-6664 or e-mail to joyer@....
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.
If you are interested in this position, please email a letter outlining your interest and qualifications along with a resume, and 1-2 work samples (fundraising, media, marketing, or other written materials) to: jobs@...
For more information about the Coalition for Smarter Growth please visit our website at: www.SmarterGrowth.net. We are in the process of launching a new site and until then you can also visit www.washingtonregion.net for information about our housing and equitable development initiatives.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION CENTER
The Community Transportation Center, a non-profit organization based in the Washington, DC metro area, seeks an organized, energetic individual to conduct research projects on transit workforce development, provide technical assistance to labor and management partners in the transit industry, and perform other related program and research tasks.
The Center: The Center helps to create and sustain labor-management partnerships for career advancement. As part of its mission in building broader community support for public transit, the Center also works with transit authorities and their unions to create outreach and training programs to bring new workers, particularly workers from disadvantaged backgrounds, into good jobs with stable careers in mass transit. By upgrading the skills of current workers and providing training for members of the broader community to enter transit careers, the Transportation Center helps transit employers create a long-term strategic approach to their workforce needs.
Position: As an important part of the Center’s program and research team, this associate will be responsible for conducting transit workforce development research and providing technical assistance to the Center’s industry partners across the country. The associate will also collect and analyze data for general research projects and perform other office responsibilities. This is an ideal position for someone with experience and aspirations to grow in workforce development and education, labor-management relations, public transportation and planning, or the labor movement.
* Conduct research projects: collect, organize and analyze information, articles, statistics and other materials from the Internet, libraries, and other sources; develop background and case study research; write research articles and promotional material for the Center’s work.
* Lead field work: provide technical support and assistance to transit labor and management; answer research requests from Center partners; facilitate and organize projects with partners; conduct site visits; attend transit industry meetings and conferences.
* Assist the Center in development of national transit training standards as needed: record and organize work tasks; conduct site visits; assist partners in training standards work.
* Draft and proofread letters, correspondence, and general information as needed.
* Perform other related tasks as needed.
* Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree with three to five years experience in workforce development or a related area.
* Master’s degree and/or more than five years experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.
* Experience in research highly desirable
* Ability to work independently and multi-task
* Ability to work in collaborative multi-cultural setting
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
* Experience with union organizations and/or urban planning/community organizations a definite plus
* An outgoing personality and commitment to social advocacy
Location: Silver Spring, MD (Near the Silver Spring Metro Station); some travel involved.
Expected Annual Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and enormous 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.
FIELD OFFICER/CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, PIEDMONT ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
The Loudoun County Field Officer/Campaign Director is responsible for the following duties:
* Direct the Campaign for Loudoun’s Future, a two-year old, Internet-based grassroots coalition of citizen groups and nonprofit organizations in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.
*Work collaboratively with the Loudoun PEC team, including field officers who can provide technical expertise, and Campaign partners.
* Nurture new and existing citizen groups to extend reach of grassroots campaign, mobilize existing coalition members around neighborhood and countywide issues, and ensure effective community participation in land use issues. Engage and develop capabilities of core citizen activists and new volunteer leaders.
* Develop and execute grassroots strategies to engage citizens, organizations, and regional media in land use and conservation, transportation planning, community development, and natural resource protection. Work with elected officials to create open, transparent opportunities for community planning with their constituents.
* Craft comprehensive strategic plans to address critical community issues including field organizing, earned media, and other components. Track success using goals and metrics.
* Communicate information to local residents and public officials on land use and transportation issues, including:
- Writing clear, persuasive action alerts to campaign supporters and website content;
- Translating technical analyses into “citizen speak;” and,
- Holding group and individual meetings.
* Direct a media campaign with traditional and new media. Monitor local press and blogosphere to watch the way issues are being framed and debated by reporters, bloggers, and citizens. Build relationships with local reporters. Continue the campaign’s history of using the Internet as a critical outreach tool.
* Fundraise for ongoing and new Loudoun suburban and rural initiatives in partnership with board members and campaign leaders.
* Monitor issues of importance to the Loudoun communities, both rural and suburban. Attend public hearings and meetings with local and state elected officials, the Loudoun Planning Commission, and other community meetings. Issues include:
- Developer and Board driven proposals to change county’s zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan
- Transportation proposals (the outer beltway, local neighborhood network, major commuting corridors, mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian routes, etc.)
- County budget and tax rate
- Community services (schools, recreation, fire and rescue, police, etc)
* Other duties and responsibilities as occasionally assigned by PEC’s President
* Strong interest in neighborhood and community issues
* Experience in community organizing, issue advocacy or political campaigns, or have similar outreach & organizational skills
* Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build effective relationships
* Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
* Willingness to work some weekends and evenings
* Knowledge of or strong motivation to learn smart growth principles and Loudoun County land use issues
* Leadership cultivation experience
* Knowledge of traditional and new/digital media
* Experience with Internet outreach, websites, and marketing
* Exposure to land conservation and land use advocacy issues
* Prior fundraising experience
* Loudoun resident
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a resume with 2 references to:
Assistant to the President, PEC
PO Box 460
Warrenton, VA 20188
The Piedmont Environmental Council is an equal opportunity employer.
HARLEM/UPPER WEST SIDE ORGANIZER, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) seeks a full time organizer to coordinate campaigns to expand walking- and bicycling-friendly public space in the Upper West Side and Harlem. Applicants should be familiar with current local politics, have experience in political organizing and have a strong affinity for the mission of Transportation Alternatives, which is to “reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.” Spanish language and press communications skills are a plus.
You will spend most of your time meeting with local residents, community groups and local businesses and institutions to find common cause around our efforts to achieve a car-free Central Park and reshape local streets to be more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. You must be comfortable speaking with and building support among a diverse group of people. This will not be a traditional 9-5 position, night and weekend work will be expected in order to meet with community members when they are available.
Benefits: TransitChek, HMO health coverage, retirement
Start Date: Immediate
Women and people of color encouraged to apply.
No phone calls or walk-ins please.
* Strong interpersonal and public presentation skills and ability to effectively represent T.A. to elected officials, government agency staff, community leaders and the public
* Highly self-motivated and able to work closely with others
* Community organizing experience is preferred
* Political organizing experience is a plus
* Ability to communicate effectively to print, radio and TV journalists
How to Apply:
1. Cover letter (the most important part of your application)
127 West 26th Street, #1002
New York, NY 10001
Women and people of color encouraged to apply.
No phone calls or walk-ins please.
MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATE, SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING AND URBAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Reports to: Development Director
Status: Full-time, exempt
Salary: Depending upon experience
The Membership Associate runs SPUR’s on-going membership renewal efforts, including communication with major employers in the Bay Area, small businesses, emerging businesses and other community groups that make up the SPUR business membership, in addition to major donors and other prospective individual members. In addition, this individual will plan strategy for new member recruitment and work closely with SPUR’s Events Coordinator to organize our member events. This person facilitates the membership committee meetings and is jointly responsible for maintaining the database of members. Last year, SPUR raised $830,000 in sponsorships, and $780,000 in membership.
The Membership Associate reports to the Development Director and works closely with the Membership Coordinator, Events Coordinator, other key staff members and other key collaborators. In addition, the Membership Associate will have the support of an engaged Board of Directors made up of over 70 individuals who actively participate in all levels of the organization.
Individual membership fundraising and outreach
* Develop new strategies to increase recruitment of the individual members and implement existing strategies, including creation of annual appeal letters, website content and materials to communication with members
Business membership fundraising and outreach
* Develop new strategies to increase recruitment/retention of the business members and implement existing strategies, including: management of monthly renewal appeal process, upkeep and creation of website/newsletter content and materials for communication with business members
* Coordinate sponsorship outreach efforts to business members, major donors and prospective business members
* Communicate regularly with business and individual members who need assistance coordinating their membership benefits
* Organize member benefit events and generate attendance by our business and major donor members. Member benefit and cultivation events include the following events:
- Quarterly Civitas Society evening receptions and speakers
- Bi-monthly Business Breakfasts
- The annual State of the City Breakfast
- Occasional additional events that will be developed throughout the year
* Report donor information to Development Director, membership committees (especially committee co-chairs), event committees and the Capital Campaign team
* Manage the electronic system files
* Troubleshoot database issues, coordinating outside database when necessary
* Using the SPUR database, assist Membership Coordinator in tracking and acknowledgement of gifts that relate to business members
* Ensure accurate and regular data entry related to SPUR business members and major donor contacts
* Monitor the contributions intake process, as it relates to member income
* Monitor acknowledgement process for all business member and major donor contributions, including oversight and, on occasion, production of acknowledgement letters
* Facilitate meetings of SPUR’s membership committees, which include two dozen executive volunteers who sustain membership for SPUR
* Recruit and train volunteers and interns
* Supervise interns and volunteers on an ongoing basis
Administration and program event support
* Assist with coordination of other SPUR events, meetings and activities put on by program staff.
* Update staff on department activities at staff meetings and maintaining an annual activity calendar
Other duties as assigned
* Bachelor’s degree
* Minimum of 1-3 years work experience
* Project management experience bringing a project from conception/planning stages through to implementation and completion
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Interest in urban and public/civic affairs
* Interest in non-profit fund raising
* Proven team leadership skills
* Self-directing initiative
* Keen sense of judgment to handle complex membership inquiries
* Proven effective communication skills (written and verbal)
* High attention to detail
* Strong time-management skills
* Extremely organized, able to multi-task and work under pressure in a team environment with enthusiasm and humor
* Working knowledge of membership renewal and recruitment systems of fundraising
* Ability to collaborate with diverse individuals in the middle of a hectic day
* Ability to adapt to existing systems and improve upon them
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Experience with capital campaigns and endowments
* Knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Experience with databases (eTapestry, access, or others) highly desirable
* Experience working closely with a variety of businesses and community leaders
* Record of strategic marketing and communication experience desirable
* Proficiency with Mac computers helpful
Salary and Benefits
Salary is to be determined, depending upon experience. Full-time, exempt position. SPUR offers a rich package of health insurance, specialty health insurance, dental insurance, long term disability and life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), 25% retirement contribution matching, and monthly transit pass.
How to Apply:
Applicants should E-mail a cover letter and resume to Lawrence Li, Administrative Director at jobs@....
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and, skills required of personnel so assigned.
SPUR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE COALITION
The S.F. Bicycle Coalition is looking for a highly motivated, talented individual to lead and expand the Coalition's communications and outreach programs. Primary responsibilities will include managing SFBC's communications, such as our printed newsletter, email bulletins, web content, PR and media promotion, outreach materials, Annual Report, and other special projects.
This full-time position reports to the SFBC's Executive Director and works closely with a talented team of bicycle advocates on staff and with Coalition volunteers.
The right candidate for the SFBC's Communications & Outreach Director position will
* Have at least 3 years of communications and outreach experience
* Have experience developing and executing on an organizational Communications Plan
* Have excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
* Have experience in graphic design, newsletter production
* Have strong design-related computer skills, including InDesign, Photoshop, and HTML
* Be a creative and motivated self-starter
* Be able to handle multiple tasks at once
* Be goal-oriented
* Be capable of and enthused about working with a team
* Demonstrate passion for creating a better city through bicycle advocacy
* Possessing bilingual skills is a plus
How to Apply:
People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pay is commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume and a letter of interest stating the specific job description for which you are applying to Leah Shahum, SFBC Executive Director, via email to jobs@... with the subject line: Communications & Outreach Director search.
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION