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  • Asha Agrawal
    ... Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections This is the Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections. It is a periodic compilation of
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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.  


      Positions included in this issue:
      *Commissioner, GDOT (Atlanta, GA)
      *Senior Planner, TSTC (New York, NY)
      *Community Outreach Personnel and Canvassers, TALC (Berkeley, CA)
      *Active Living Director, City of Decatur (Decatur, GA)
      *Transportation/Mobility Planner, City of Glendale (Glendale, CA)
      *Education and Outreach Director, Preservation Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
      *Program Manager, BikeWalk VA (Martinsville, VA)
      *Motorist Aid Program Coordinator, MTC (Oakland, CA)
      *California Smart Growth/Location Efficiency Director/Advocate, NRDC (San Francisco, CA)
      *Transportation Policy Director, Fresh Energy (St. Paul, MN)
      *Program Officer, The Summit Foundation (Washington, DC)
      *Outreach Coordinator, Perimeter Transportation Coalition (Atlanta, GA)
      *Global Warming Solutions Advocate, Environment Illinois (Chicago, IL)
      *Advocate for a Better Transportation Future, U.S. PIRG (Washington, DC)
      *Multiple Positions, Various MPOs
      *Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
      *Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
      State Transportation Board Chairman Mike Evans announced today that the Board will accept applications and resumes until 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, from individuals seeking to replace retiring Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl.
      Evans, who also is chairing the Board’s Search and Interview Committee, said both internal and external applicants will be considered.  Interviews will be conducted Wednesday, September, 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 3.  Persons interested in applying should submit a letter of interest, credentials and curriculum vitae to:
      Elizabeth Osmon
      Board Secretary
      Georgia Department of Transportation
      2 Capitol Square, SW
      Atlanta, GA  30334
      The Search and Interview Committee is composed of Chairman Evans, of Cumming; Board Vice Chairman Garland Pinholster, Ball Ground; David Doss, Rome; Dana Lemon, Jonesboro; and Bill Kuhlke, Augusta.  
      Leading environmental advocacy group seeks a dynamic and experienced urban planner to coordinate advocacy work in Connecticut and suburban New York and assist the executive director with development efforts. Planner must have a dedication to environmental issues and willingness to work in an advocacy environment.
      The Tri-State Transportation Campaign conducts advocacy to promote a more balanced and equitable transportation system in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We were formed in 1994 by the region’s major environmental and planning organizations to reduce the impacts of car dependency and sprawl development. Since our founding, we have stopped wasteful road expansion projects and won millions more in funding for mass transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects. Our work has helped foster a transformation of the New Jersey Department of Transportation from a highway building department to one that promotes smart growth, sustainable alternatives, and more livable communities.
      The location of the job is flexible, depending on the residency of the applicant, but will require frequent travel to the Campaign’s headquarters in Midtown Manhattan and to locations throughout Connecticut.
      Responsibilities include:
      * Working with a variety of Connecticut elected officials, civic leaders, and business groups to promote smart growth and holistic transportation planning in the state
      * Analyzing state budget documents and policies, and testifying at public meetings and hearings
      * Working with the executive director, writing grant proposals and reports and offering ideas for new funding partners
      * Assisting with reform campaigns in the Hudson Valley and Long Island
      * Writing stories and offering ideas for Mobilizing the Region, our weekly newsletter
      Other responsibilities may includes GIS mapping, press outreach, and report writing.
      Requirements: Masters in urban planning, environmental policy, non-profit management, or related field preferred. Three years of work experience required. Fundraising and development experience preferred. The person must have a passion for environmental matters, be politically savvy, be energetic, and have excellent analytical, research and writing skills.  
      Additional requirements: The person must also be a team player, enjoy working on a small staff, and have a good sense of humor.
      The Tri-State Transportation Campaign offers full health insurance, TransitChek, a retirement package, 3 weeks paid vacation, and bike parking. Women and people of color encouraged to apply.
      To apply, email resume and cover letter to Kate Slevin, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign at kates@.... No phone calls please.
      Are you interested in encouraging the use of environmentally-friendly transportation and helping to inform people about alternative transportation choices in their neighborhood? TALC's TravelChoice program has a new Berkeley outreach campaign and is looking for enthusiastic individuals for two positions:
      * Community outreach personnel to help with the phone bank campaign
      * Neighborhood canvassers to walk Berkeley streets and talk with residents
      TravelChoice is an innovative new program to reduce auto trips. The program is conducting outreach to Berkeley's south and west ends. TravelChoice will contact approximately 7,500 households by the end of the year, with the goal of reducing solo driving trips by 9% by increasing transit usage, biking, and walking.
      The educational campaign uses innovative social marketing techniques and is modeled after similar projects around the world. It follows two successful TravelChoice campaigns in 2006 in the City of Alameda and Oakland's Fruitvale District.
      Learn more: www.transcoalition.org/about/about_jobs.html#job
      About the Transportation and Land Use Coalition (TALC)
      TALC is a partnership of over 100 groups working for a sustainable and socially just Bay Area. We envision a region with healthy, walkable communities that provide all residents with transportation choices and affordable housing. The coalition analyzes county and regional policies, works with community groups to develop alternatives, and coordinates grassroots campaigns.
      The City of Decatur, Georgia, a dynamic, small city in the metropolitan Atlanta area, seeks an innovative, team-oriented individual to create and lead a new Active Living Division within the Department of Community and Economic Development.  This division will combine traditional recreation programs like team sports, swimming, tennis, parks and recreation centers with quality of life programs like environmental sustainability, alternative transportation planning and efforts to encourage an active living lifestyle in our community.  
      The successful candidate must have the ability to build partnerships with other service providers in the community, work with citizen committees and look for opportunities to work cooperatively across department lines.  The City of Decatur is recognized as a leader in Smart Growth throughout the region and is attractive to active residents of all ages because of the opportunity to walk or cycle to a wide variety of services while enjoying a high quality of life.    
      The new Active Living Division will maintain Decatur’s status as a progressive community focused on addressing issues related to public health and recreation, environmental sustainability and alternative transportation.  
      For more information on this position, contact Department of Personnel at 404-370-4102 or visit www.decaturga.com for a specific job description and application.  Applications will be accepted through Friday, October 19, 2007.  
      The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Events/Program Manager to augment our current staff of five. Established in 1972, WABA is dedicated to promoting bicycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transportation by advocating for better riding conditions in the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
      This position supports the Executive Director in the following ways – managing diverse special events, assisting with member outreach, and providing support for bike advocacy initiatives.  
      Special Events
      Develop, manage, and execute special events including, but not limited to, Bike to Work Day, Arlington Community Bike Ride, Winter Gala and Fundraising Auction and BikeDC.  Work to secure permits, solicit sponsors, create routes for riding events, event promotion, and recruiting, training and managing volunteers.  
      Member Outreach
      Work with other WABA staff to assist members with general queries about such topics road conditions, bicycle routing through the area, advocacy efforts, and special events.  Attend outreach events.
      Advocacy Initiatives
      Support the executive director and other staff in advocacy efforts throughout the region.  Attend public meetings, assist with public testimony and comment, and research advocacy issues.  
       * Experience in event planning and volunteer management.  
       * Extensive computer experience, especially in MS Office Suite
       * Strong oral and written communications skills
       * Web development experience, and interest in bicycling and strong riding skills a plus
      Position details:
      This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position. Hours are flexible and some telecommuting will be acceptable.  Salary range is $29,000 to $33,000 with benefits.  Benefits include full medical and dental coverage, three weeks paid vacation, comp/flex time and optional 403B plan.  
       WABA is an equal opportunity employer based in the District of Columbia.
      This position is open until filled.  To apply please send a cover letter and resume to gill@....  No phone calls please.
      Salary: $5,841 - $7,239 (An 8% PERS contribution is deducted from the listed salary for employee’s retirement benefits.)  FLSA Exempt
      Filing Period: Open/Continuous Examination. Recruitment may close at any time.
      The Position
      Under general direction, this mid-management position coordinates the City’s long-term mobility/transportation policies expressed in the General Plan and Zoning Code.  May be reassigned as necessary at any time to one of the following areas of expertise:  Zoning Administration, Current Planning, Environmental Review, Historic Preservation, urban/architectural design, or Long-Range Planning.  
      Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to: Develops and updates the mobility policies of the General Plan and Downtown Mobility Study on subjects including street classifications, transit service, bicycle routes, pedestrian routes, public and private parking requirements, transportation demand management and parking cash-out programs, and associated performance standards. Evaluates adequacy of traffic and parking studies prepared by applicants or their consultants in relation to proposed planning cases. In coordination with the Traffic and Transportation Division, develops programs and specific mobility plans including the Short Range and Long Range Parking Plan, Short Range and Long Range Transportation Plan, Bikeway Master Plan, and other programs.  May recommend parking meter rates and fee structures, transit routes and fees, parking requirements and associated zoning requirements.  May evaluate methodologies employed in the conduct of surveys and studies.  May be responsible for the preparation and processing of basic environmental documents, amendments to other parts of the General Plan or the Glendale Municipal Code.  Writes, prepares, edits and presents reports to boards, commissions, and the City Council.  Represents the department in presentations, workshops, and other discussions with community groups. Monitors current legislation affecting transportation, transit, and land-use planning and environmental review. May supervise and assist in the evaluation of other professional staff.  Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.  Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
      Minimum Requirements
      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
      * Knowledge of and skill in good customer services practices.
      * Knowledge of general principles and practices of governmental planning, including applicable federal, state, and municipal codes, ordinances, and practices governing the City’s planning activities.
      * Skill in: project management including managing diverse projects within time lines, within budget, and according to previously developed plans; taking responsibility for major projects and seeing to their completion within established deadlines; making independent judgments and decisions based upon established guidelines.  
      * Ability to: perform basic research concerning mobility plans and programs, including the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data and findings; prepare reports, policies and procedural manuals; prepare complex written materials, such as proposals, requests for proposals, grant requests, procedure manuals, policies, and reports; take responsibility for major projects and to see to their completion within established deadlines; work effectively as a member of a team with elected officials, board members, commissioners, and other City staff; read, write, and comprehend directions in English; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; maintain good interoffice communications and prepare accurate, reliable, and error-free reports; prepare and deliver staff reports and presentations to the City Council, boards, commissions, and community groups; to foster creativity in a regulatory environment; effectively interact with the public in a positive and helpful manner; effectively supervise and manage professional staff; review and evaluate employees’ job performance; develop functional measures for the monitoring of program effectiveness.  
      Other Characteristics
      Willingness to: assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment; work overtime as requested; demonstrate a commitment to continuing education and/or training to stay abreast with best practices in planning, transportation, urban design, land use, and environmental planning and review.
      Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a public planning agency or a private firm with direct experience on public planning or urban design/architectural issues.  Recent direct experience on transportation issues is highly desirable.  
      Bachelor's Degree in city or urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, geography, economics, public administration, or a closely related field.  A Master’s Degree in city or urban planning, architecture, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
      Valid California Class C Driver's License is required.
      For more information, please call (818) 548-2110 or visit www.ci.glendale.ca.us.  
      The Education & Outreach Director is responsible for providing educational and networking opportunities to build the capacity and effectiveness of the preservation constituency in Maryland.  The primary duties of the position are coordinating the Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference, managing Preservation Maryland’s Colleagues program, coordinating the Endangered Maryland program, and assisting lobby efforts on public policy initiatives.
      Job Description:
      * Minimum 2 years experience working in historic preservation, with nonprofit experience a plus
      * Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation or related field, Master’s preferred
      * Strong desire and ability to work with the public
      * Excellent communication and computer skills
      * Self starter, goal oriented, and able to work independently and as a team
      To apply please send letter, resume and salary requirements to:
      Executive Director
      Preservation Maryland
      24 W. Saratoga Street
      Baltimore, Maryland 21201
      Fax  410-539-2182
      BikeWalk Virginia, a statewide non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking a full-time
      qualified program manager to develop and implement a new three-year program. This
      position will be located in Martinsville/Henry County, Virginia.
      A new initiative, Activate Martinsville/Henry County, is underway to improve the health,
      quality of life, and economic vitality of the Martinsville/Henry County region in Virginia. This
      three-year program, funded by a grant from the Harvest Foundation, will encourage and enable
      residents and visitors alike to enjoy a more active lifestyle. BikeWalk Virginia, along with
      national and local partners, has created Activate Martinsville/Henry County (AHMC) to
      stimulate changes to the physical and policy environment, as well as to regional cultural norms
      so more people of all ages will walk and bicycle as part of their daily routines. The goal is to
      create a biking and walking friendly community.
      More info: http://www.bikewalkvirginia.org/
      To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to
      ssmith@.... Applications will only be accepted electronically. No phone calls
      Application deadline: October 1, 2007
      Salary: $67,220 to $86,045 per year
      Working for Local Government Services and assigned to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the incumbent will provide support for the management and operation of the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE) Motorist Aid Services program. The SAFE program includes operation of over 2,100 call boxes and 83 roving tow trucks on the Bay Area’s highways with a total budget in excess of $15 million annually.  These programs have a proven track of significantly improving safety and reducing congestion on Bay Area freeways.
      Responsibilities include:
      * Assisting with implementation and maintenance of FSP and Call Box programs, including the new Mobile Call Box Program.
      * Managing data collection for tow truck fleet monitoring and invoice preparation.
      * Managing FSP incentive program.
      * Monitoring performance and inventory management; and coordinating with partners that support both programs and other incident management activities.
      Typical assignments include:
      * Managing implementation and operation of the Mobile Call Box Program, including developing contracts and reviewing contractor performance.  
      * Contract tracking, fleet management, invoice preparation, and inventory tracking and monitoring.
      * Managing funding agreements and representing the safe program at technical advisory committee meetings.
      * Working with CHP and Caltrans to do required program operations analysis to identify and solve key problems.
      * Monitoring contractor invoices to ensure accuracy and contract conformance.
      * Coordinating the development of the FSP newsletter and the FSP Incentive Program with Public Information staff, FSP staff, and CHP and Caltrans.
      * Managing inventory and distribution for FSP tow services and telecommunication equipment.
      The ideal Motorist Aid Program Coordinator will have a master’s or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in an appropriate discipline such as urban planning, transportation planning or engineering, public administration, or business management.
      Completion of a minimum of one year of experience within the last five years, that is progressive and verifiable professional level work in a field related to the discipline. One year of graduate work in a discipline directly related to the position may be substituted for the required experience.  Additional professional work experience is preferred.              
      Knowledge of:  Principles and techniques of quantitative analysis;  Computer applications related to complex databases and spreadsheets; GIS concepts desirable; Principles of transportation operations, planning, funding, and programming; Procurement and contract management; and techniques to facilitate inter-agency coordination.
      Ability to:  Analyze complex data to develop solutions; Document technical analysis for policy makers as well as lay audiences; Prioritize and undertake multiple tasks; Develop work scopes, procure consultants and manage projects and contracts;  Manage technical projects that achieve objectives; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and effectively work in a team environment;  Develop and implement project budgets; Manage equipment and supply distribution, manage and track invoices and other related activities.
      Other Desirable Qualifications include:
      Knowledge of and experience with one or more of the following:
      * Project and contract management.
      * Database and spreadsheet software applications.
      * Newsletter and incentive program coordination.
      * Freeway related intelligent transportation systems.
      Bordering San Francisco Bay and serving the 9-county Bay Area, MTC is located in Alameda County, which is graced with natural beauty, a variety of activities, and is made up of cities and towns. Alameda County includes a large unincorporated area, with mountains and beaches falling under its jurisdiction.  MTC’s offices are located within a 15-minute BART ride from downtown San Francisco.  
      The Organization
      MTC is comprised of three agencies in one:
      MTC — Created by the Legislature in 1971, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is the transportation planning, coordinating, and financing agency for the 9-county San Francisco Bay Area.  MTC distributes over $1 billion per year in local, state, and federal funds to transportation projects and services.
      BATA — Created by the Legislature in 1998 to administer the base toll on the bridges, BATA is now responsible for the entire $4 toll, including overseeing the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program.
      SAFE — Created by the Legislature in 1988, SAFE oversees the region’s network of call boxes and the Freeway Service Patrol.  Partnering with Caltrans and the CHP on Freeway Incident Management.  The SAFE program includes operation of over 2,111 call boxes and 83 roving tow trucks on the Bay Area’s highways with a total budget in excess of $15 million.
      If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit via the web address at www.calopps.org.  Look for the position with Local Government Services/Regional Government Services and then apply with a cover letter stating your project management skills/experience and a resume by Friday, October 5, 2007.
      San Francisco Office
      The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit national environmental advocacy organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists.  We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Beijing.  Our staff of nearly 350 includes lawyers, scientists, policy analysts and educators working to protect the environment and public health.
      Position Description:
      The Energy Program focuses on curbing global warming by advancing sustainable energy solutions such as energy efficiency, location efficiency, renewable energy, cleaner vehicles, and renewable fuels. The California Smart Growth Advocate will be an integral part of the Energy Program’s team advocating effective policies to implement California’s package of landmark bills to curb global warming, including the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32), in a manner that cuts emissions while providing economic and environmental benefits to California.  This position represents a challenging, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and enjoyable opportunity for the right person.  We are seeking the most appropriate match for our needs and current capability, and will entertain applications from senior level candidates as well as individuals with more modest levels of experience.  
      Essential Functions:
      * Lead NRDC’s development and implementation of public policies and changes in private sector decision-making processes that encourage location efficient development. Location efficiency is maximized when residential neighborhoods are compact and well served by mass transit; mixed use development and pedestrian/bicycle friendliness and centrality to regional attractions also enhance location efficiency. These attributes improve profitability for developers and the real estate industry; they also cut traffic congestion and reduce consumer costs. Yet a complex array of barriers, some regulatory, some based on past practice, some political, thwart beneficial development.
      * Identify barriers and disincentives, work collaboratively with stakeholders, and develop and implement affirmative solutions. Some of these include the Location Efficient Mortgage™ and the improvement of transportation planning models such that they account for location efficiency correctly.
      * Develop other concrete policy proposals and work with other NRDC staff to develop policy agreements in the private sector and with public interest advocates and state government to implement changes to growth patterns that reduce VMT (vehicles miles traveled) and greenhouse gas emissions.
      * Represent NRDC in public including before state regulatory proceedings, regional planning forums, and the state Legislature.
      * Work with key stakeholders including business, transportation, conservation, environmental justice, and consumer and low-income advocate stakeholders.
      Skills and Expertise Requirements:
      This position benefits from extremely multi-disciplinary educational and practical experience. While no candidate may possess all of the skills and background listed, the following skills are particularly important:
      * Graduate or professional degree in a related discipline such as City and Regional Planning, transportation planning, energy, law, public policy, business, real estate, finance, economics, science, or engineering.
      * At least two years of relevant work experience.
      * Knowledge of California’s transportation sector, and how both highway and transit projects are planned, evaluated, and funded, at the local, regional and state levels.
      * Familiarity with transportation planning models; how they are constructed and how they are used.
      * Knowledge of the real estate development industry and how projects are permitted, how their impacts are evaluated, how they are able to obtain approvals both formally and through the political process.
      * Knowledge of the lending industry and how homes, apartments, and real estate development projects are financed is preferred.
      * Persuasive oral and written advocacy skills.
      * Demonstrated ability to build coalitions much broader than the traditional environmental community; in particular, ability to work cooperatively with businesses individually and through business organizations.
      * Strong analytical skills required; ability to perform technical and quantitative analyses is preferred.
      Reposting Notice:
      We posted a similar position 6 months ago and received a large number of responses from qualified candidates; we invite reapplication from individuals currently interested in the position.  
      We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a dynamic work environment, and we are committed to workplace diversity.  Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs. Please apply before October 7th. No phone calls or faxes. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      For more information, please visit www.nrdc.org.
      This position serves as the lead advocate in Fresh Energy’s transportation and transit policy program. This new initiative is an opportunity for a seasoned policy professional to work with legislators, regulators, and coalition partners to craft and advocate for long-term transportation and transit policy solutions. Our intent is to reduce global warming pollution, decrease our dependence on foreign oil, and advance smart growth.
      Principal Responsibilities
      * Create and manage the annual budget for the program.
      * Plan program work including objectives, strategies, and tactics in order to meet or exceed promises to funders.
      * In collaboration with the Development Director produce grant proposals and funding reports. Also, actively participate in the recruitment and stewardship of funders.
      * Make written and oral presentations to policy makers, collaborators, community groups, and other parties that are key to the program’s mission and outreach function.
      * In collaboration with the Communications Director, create and publish reports, white papers, web content, e-newsletters, and other program information.
      * Work with the Media Relations director to optimize media coverage of the program’s goals, activities, and successes. This may include media interviews as well as writing op-ed pieces, and also includes the recruitment and training of effective messengers.
      * Retain and manage program sub-contractors.
      * Serve on the management team of the organization.
      Fresh Energy is a St. Paul-based nonprofit founded in 1992 as Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3). The mission of Fresh Energy is to change public energy policy to realize our vision of a 21st century energy system that promotes health and independence. We do this through research, advocacy, communications, and collaboration with allies. See www.fresh-energy.org for further details.
      Minimum Qualifications
      Bachelor’s degree plus seven years of directly related experience including experience in personnel and budget management, excellent writing and presentation skills, and proficiency in MS Office applications
      How to Apply:
      E-mail cover letter and resume to Bob Fitzwilliam, Deputy Director, at fitzwilliam@....
      No telephone calls please
      “Innovations in Sustainable Design” is a grantmaking program under development at The Summit Foundation (www.summifdn.org) that seeks to harness human creativity and market forces to provide design solutions to an increasingly heavy human footprint on the planet. The ultimate goal of the program is to speed up the transition to products, processes and systems that minimize natural resource depletion, eliminate waste and toxicity, and emulate nature’s benign processes and energy flow. Examples of areas of exploratory interest include (but are not limited to) the built environment (including cities & buildings), transportation, carbon-neutral design, and industrial products and processes. Geographic focus is yet to be determined but the program will likely target areas of greatest potential impact, such as the U.S. and other highly industrialized nations, and possibly rapidly industrializing nations.
      Working closely with the Executive Team and the Board of Trustees, the program officer will be responsible for completing the planning process (including identifying specific funding areas and strategies and prospective grant recipients); identifying cutting-edge and highly leveraged projects; monitoring, evaluating and overseeing grants; networking; and collaborating with other staff in carrying out the Foundation's mission. The program officer will be responsible for preparing materials for Board meetings, and designing and implementing outreach and other strategies to advance the program and its desired impact. The position will be based in Washington, DC.
      Additional Qualifications:
      * A minimum of five years professional experience in a relevant field.
      * A master’s degree in a field closely related to the program’s interests is strongly preferred, but it may be substituted by additional years of related professional experience.
      * Demonstrable experience in green design and close familiarity with relevant non-profits, business/industrial sectors and government agencies in that field.
      * Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical skills, and a self-starting style.
      * Desire and ability to work well as a team member, and willingness to work closely with the Board of Trustees of a family foundation.
      * Availability to travel domestically and internationally.
      How to Apply:
      Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and two writing samples to Ms. Joan Parris, Office Manager, The Summit Foundation, at jparris@..., no later than September 30, 2007. No telephone inquiries, please.
      This position's primary activities are to:
      * Work with Perimeter area employers to initiate and develop employer-sponsored commute programs, such as subsidized transit, reserved carpool parking, vanpool programs, flex time, etc. Most of this work will be done with new clients, or those that have lapsed in their participation with the PTC.
      * Design, market, and implement outreach strategies to the Perimeter market’s commuters that support the above effort.
      For more detailed info on the PTC and this job, visit the PTC website at www.perimetergo.org/job.html
      Additional Qualifications:
      * Interest in sustainability, developing transportation options, smart-growth style development, improved air quality, etc.
      * 2-5 years work background in transportation, marketing, retail, or customer service
      * Good public speaking and business writing skills
      * Comfort and enjoyment in face-to-face promotional activities
      * Self-starter with ability to self-direct and prioritize work activities, and manage multiple projects
      * Enjoys working in a team; persistent, outgoing, organized, flexible, and can think well on their feet
      * Knowledge Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
      How to Apply:
      For detailed application instructions, visit the following website:
      Solving global warming is arguably the greatest challenge of our generation, and the Midwest – with its high reliance on coal – has a big role to play in meeting this challenge. Environment Illinois 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.
      Last spring, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich set strong goal, to reduce our state’s global warming pollution to 1990 levels by 2020. This will take a strong suite of policies to cap emissions, get cleaner cars on our roads, make the state more energy efficient, shift to renewable energy sources, and a commitment to smart growth and transit. The Global Warming Advocate will show up at work every day to do all that.
      The Environment Illinois Global Warming Solutions 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.
      * Further, as part of a network of hundreds of 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 nationwide.
      Additional Qualifications:
      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:
      You can also e-mail your cover letter and resume to Rebecca Stanfield, State Director of Environment Illinois at rstanfield@.... 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 Illinois 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.
      Transportation policy plays a critical part in the nation’s public interest. Federal programs can foster smart-growth, reduce oil dependence and traffic congestion, and target resources for the country’s long-term needs. For decades, however, powerful developers and the road construction industry have lobbied to spend taxpayer money on sprawl-inducing roads and highways, while the federal funding system creates obstacles to expanding public transit. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) is looking for a Transportation Advocate to promote public transportation and prevent irresponsible highway pork projects and toll-road privatization subsidies.
      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 Transportation Advocate will be responsible for the following:
      * 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.
      * Research: Investigate and write reports documenting problems and available solutions.
      * 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 Transportation Advocate will share resources and expertise with a large network of organizations, helping to build a stronger public interest movement nationwide.
      Additional Qualifications:
      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; and enthusiasm for the work. Candidates for this position should have at least two 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, has experience on the issues, has ability to analyze policy proposals, and is skilled at translating issues for less-expert audiences.
      How to Apply:
      Send a resume and cover letter by August 30, 2007 to Phineas Baxandall at phineas@.... Send as soon as possible because we may hire a particularly skilled candidate earlier. 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. Applicants should check out our Transportation website at http://www.uspirg.org/issues/transportation
      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.
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