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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:
      *Capital Program Director, Delaware River City Corporation (Philadelphia, PA)
      *Multiple Positions, TALC (Oakland, CA)
      *Executive Director, Friends of Hudson River Park (New York, NY)
      *511 Transit and Project Delivery Coordinator, MTC (Oakland, CA)
      *Program/Logistics Assistant, California Climate Action Registry (Los Angeles, CA)
      *Field Organizer, Environmental Action (Multiple locations)
      *Communications Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (San Francisco, CA)
      *Project Manager, ICLEI (New York, NY)
      *Project Associate/Coordinator, Community Transportation Center (Silver Spring, MD)
      *Coordinator, Climate Justice Initiative, Urban Habitat (Oakland, CA)
      *Director of Advocacy and Outreach, MassBike (Boston, MA)
      *Multiple Positions, Various MPOs
      *Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
      *Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
      The Delaware River City Corporation (DRCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2004 with a mission of revitalizing a sustainable riverfront corridor in Northeast Philadelphia by reconnecting people, places, and businesses to the Delaware riverfront. DRCC is developing an 11-mile Greenway, a system of trails and parks stretching from Allegheny Ave. in Port Richmond to the Poquessing Creek in Torresdale.
      DRCC has secured approximately $30 million in funding for its capital programs, and is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Capital Program Director. The following exciting projects are scheduled for final design and construction in 2008:
      * Extension of an existing trail in Pennypack on the Delaware Park (construction Spring 2008)
      * Construction of Phase 1 of the 4.5-acre Lardner’s Point Park, the newest park in the Fairmount Park system for the City of Philadelphia (construction Summer 2008)
      * Final design of the Kensington & Tacony Trail, a 2-mile multi-use trail on a former railroad right of way in the Wissinoming/Tacony neighborhoods.
      * Final design of the Baxter Trail, a 3-mile trail connecting Pennypack Park to Pleasant Hill Park in the Tacony/Holmesburg/Torresdale neighborhoods.
      Job Purpose
      The Capital Program Director is responsible for managing DRCC’s design and construction projects. S/he directs design functions, develops bid packages for construction projects, and manages all aspects of construction including project scheduling and budgeting. S/he coordinates with the City of Philadelphia, DVRPC, PaDOT and other governmental agencies to coordinate federally funded transportation projects.
      Duties and Responsibilities
      * Manages design and construction projects
      * Directs contractors working for the corporation
      * Reviews drawings and specifications for proposed construction projects
      * Researches funding opportunities for capital projects
      * Researches regulations for capital projects
      * Prepares project budgets and tracks of project costs
      * Develops project schedules
      * Represents the corporation at public meetings; meets with elected and public officials to discuss programs and projects
      * Sets up standards for selection of consulting architect and engineering firms
      * Reviews proposals for several federal and state grant-in-aid programs; ascertains that proposals are properly prepared and meet federal and state requirements for certification; ensures that requisitions for payment are processed and that funds are received; contacts and discusses problem areas with federal, state, city and quasi-public agency officials; follows up to see that projects progress as rapidly as possible; makes final inspection of completed projects
      * Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering or architecture
      * Certified Professional Engineer with six years of engineering or architectural experience managing capital public works projects
      Knowledge of:
      * Current engineering and architectural methods and practices used in design and construction
      * Administrative methods and practices
      * Public policy and appropriate legislation relating to transportation and public works
      * Project and Budget management
      * Projects utilizing Federal and State transportation funding
      Skill in:
      * Making engineering computations
      * Public presentations
      * Using Project Management and Presentation Software
      * Writing grant applications
      * Budget preparation
      Direct Reports
      All staff report directly to the Executive Director
      To Apply
      Please submit your cover letter and resume by mail or email to:
      Sarah M. Thorp
      Executive Director
      Delaware River City Corporation
      Arsenal Business Center
      5301 Tacony Street, Box 215
      Philadelphia, PA 19137
      DRCC is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
      For this full-time position, the Program Assistant will spend about 60% of his/her time with the four other staff who focus on the Great Communities Collaborative and about 40% supporting the Executive Director on a variety of projects and programs. The position requires strong organizational, administrative and communication skills.
      Read the complete announcement at http://www.transcoalition.org/about/program_assistant.pdf
      TALC is the lead organization in administering an Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program, which began in the 2007-2008 school year. TALC will be partnering with the Alameda County Public Health Department and Cycles of Change 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 Education Coordinator will have responsibility for the education and curricular aspects of the Safe Routes to Schools program.
      Read the complete announcement at http://www.transcoalition.org/about/sr2s_ed_coordinator.pdf
      (part-time, temporary position)
      TALC is co-leading a statewide campaign to protect funding for public transit in the State Budget. Since 2000, nearly $3 billion in dedicated transit funds have been redirected in efforts to balance California’s budget. We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented person to help with our campaign to protect public transit funding in the state budget. The Campaign Assistant will be responsible for various elements of the campaign including logistics in support of a spring lobby day in Sacramento, material development, and communication with advocates and legislative offices. There is the potential for this to be made into a full-time (still temporary) position if funding becomes available, with the additional time spent on TALC’s Regional Transportation Plan campaign.
      Read the complete announcement at http://www.transcoalition.org/about/wct_asssistant.pdf
      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.
      To contact TALC:
      405 14th Street, Suite 605
      Oakland, CA 94612
      The Executive Director of the Friends of Hudson River Park functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. In this capacity, the incumbent is responsible for implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors, meeting annual goals and objectives, and the financial program and administrative management of the corporation. Guidance and direction is provided by the Chairman of the Board and President and by the Board and its Executive Committee.
      Essential Duties and Responsibilities
      Include but are not limited to the following:
      1. Responsible for selection and overall leadership of staff in the development and implementation of short and long range plans and policies and other activities.
      2. Responsible for the financial management of the corporation, including the development and implementation of the annual budget.
      3. Assist the Chairman and Board of Directors in managing Friends’ relationship with the Hudson River Park Trust and conduct all communications and negotiations to ensure cooperation and mutual support for our shared goals.
      4. Responsible for the development, implementation and realization of the annual work plan of the corporation as approved by the Board of Directors.
      5. Responsible for liaison with government agencies, the press and other civic community and advocacy organizations, such as the Friends of Clinton Cove Park, the Chelsea Water Side Park Association, Community Boards # 1, 2, 4 & 7; as well as elected officials and the philanthropic / foundation community.
      6. Responsible for providing information, advice, and counsel to the Chairman of the Board, Board Committees, and the Board of Directors in the creation of policies, programs, and strategic direction of the corporation.
      7. Responsible for support of all activities associated with the Board of Directors, including staffing for all Board and Committee meetings, meeting schedules, locations, development of agenda and meeting materials.
      8. Responsible for administration of overall operation of the corporation, including: the annual budget, reviewing and evaluating the results of program activities, ensuring that continuing contractual obligations are being fulfilled; allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency; developing organizational and administrative policies and program objectives for Board consideration.
      9. Perform other duties as required.
      Supervisory Responsibilities
      Responsible for supervision of all assigned staff & consultants. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommendation for hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing of work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
      Qualification Requirements
      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.
      Attainment of a MBA, equivalent advanced degree in a related field or advanced administrative experience and seven years of increasingly responsible management experience, at least five of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.
      Language Skills
      Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, legal documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; efficiently respond to questions from membership, staff and members of the community; communicate effectively in both written and oral form; and effectively present information to elected officials, state and city agencies, membership, top management, public group, and/or Board of Directors.
      Reasoning Ability
      Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies; and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical, blueprint or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
      Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      Knowledge of the principles and techniques of research grant administration, contract administration and negotiation, park administration, community organization, fiscal and organizational management, principles and practices of marketing and public relations. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities; negotiate and administer contracts; work with park advocates, commercial vendors, government agencies, community groups and other organizations as necessary; communicate effectively in both written and oral forms; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies.
      Working for Local Government Services and assigned to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the 511 Transit and Traffic Project Coordinator, will be responsible for the delivery of the regional real-time transit program, supporting consultant contract administration, and real-time transit and traffic performance monitoring. This position will also provide other general support to the 511 Traffic and real-time transit programs  as required.
      The objective of the real-time transit program is to provide real-time transit departure predictions for buses and rail on 511 phone, 511 web and through MY 511 to give transit riders better real-time information and more control over their transit trips.
      The Project Coordinator will work as a member of a team on the following tasks:
      Real-time Transit:
      * Support efforts to add transit agencies data to the regional system, including adding data to the regional real-time signs.
      * Manage the design, build, and implementation of the new 511 phone user interface. Evaluate text-messaging user interface options and recommend implementation approach.
      * Lead the research effort to determine the necessity of posted stop ID numbers at every transit stop.
      * Prepare agendas and meeting minutes.
      Contract Management:
      * Review invoices and work with contractor to resolve outstanding questions/issues. Track invoice payment and provide quarterly updates about expenditures as compared to budget.
      * Write and manage contract change orders.
      * Maintain and update contractor action item list by participating in bi-weekly conference calls.
      Performance Monitoring:
      * Develop, implement, and analyze a performance monitoring plan for the regional real-time transit program.
      * Provide direction to the performance monitoring contractor on traffic performance monitoring.
      The ideal 511 staff person will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in an appropriate discipline such as urban planning, transportation planning, public policy, business or public administration.
      Compensation: $30 - $42 per hour
      For more information and to apply for this exciting opportunity, please go to http://calopps.org.  Look for the position under “member agencies” Local Government Services where you can apply online with a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 22, 2008.
      Organizational Background
      The California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) is a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) registry, created as a non-profit public/private partnership by the State of California, to help protect, encourage, and promote early actions to reduce GHG emissions. CCAR assists the country’s leading organizations in measuring their greenhouse gas emissions and is a center of thought leadership for climate change. Registry participants include over 300 businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and others. More information about CCAR is available at: www.climateregistry.org. CCAR is organized into staff teams working on policy, business development/outreach, and program/member services.
      CCAR offers a hands-on, fast-paced work environment, and tremendous potential for growth and advancement. This position provides the opportunity to join a team playing a leading role in developing climate change policy in the United States.
      Primary Responsibilities
      The Program Assistant is a new position, whose primary roles will be 1) to support CCAR members as they work to create and report a GHG inventory and 2) to manage logistics for meetings and events. This individual will also assist CCAR’s program staff in improving member services overall. The primary responsibilities are outlined below; this list should be viewed as a starting point, as the position will evolve and grow according to the successful candidate’s interests and aptitude, and Registry workflow.
      CCAR is also helping to support a new North American GHG accounting organization, The Climate Registry (TCR). During a start-up phase, the Program Assistant will also help to support TCR reporting entities and to help transition interested CCAR members to this new organization.
      Member Services Support (50%)
      * Provide customer service, technical support, and training to members on program requirements, including CCAR’s online software, CARROT, through presentations and ongoing individual communication.
      * Respond to general inquiries about reporting and verification requirements.
      * Help develop materials and resources to assist member reporting, verification, and emission reduction activities.
      * Manage online resources including database of frequently asked questions, policy clarifications, member directory and verifier/technical assistance provider program updates.
      * Undertake and complete programmatic research assignments, as requested.
      * Assist program staff with administrative tasks.
      Logistics Support (50%)
      Help coordinate logistics for meetings and events, including an annual conference, workshops, conference calls.
      * Identify event sites, facilitate venue contracts, assess & reserve meeting space, prepare meeting rooms
      * Coordinate event catering
      * Provide participant updates as needed
      * Manage event registration, help process payment including refunds, cancellations
      * Assist in preparation of meeting materials (name tags, table tents, participant lists, training binders, etc.) as needed
      * Maintain and update event planning records
      The Climate Action Registry is an equal opportunity employer.
      Additional Qualifications:
      * Experience, or interest in, working with GHG/climate change, corporate environmental management, and/or air quality issues.
      * BS or BA degree (environmental science or related technical degree preferred) and 1-2 years of professional experience (and/or substantive internship experience).
      * Research, writing, and strong oral communication skills.
      * Ability to understand complicated technical issues and present them in a simple and understandable fashion.
      * Strong experience in internet research and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
      * U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.
      * Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well
      * Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills
      * Team player and quick learner who focuses on high productivity and results
      * Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality
      * Self starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs
      * Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail
      How to Apply:
      The position is available immediately. Interested candidates should submit the following documents to manager@...:
      * Cover letter
      * Resume
      * Writing sample (maximum of 5 pages)
      Incomplete applications will not be considered.
      You can also mail your application to:
      Program Assistant Search Committee
      California Climate Action Registry
      523 W. 6th St, Suite 428
      Los Angeles, CA 90014
      If you have questions about CCAR or the position, please contact Gillian Calof at 213-891-1444.
      Environmental Action and Grassroots Voter Outreach are currently hiring staff for their Energy Independence Campaign. Energy independence IS possible through real solutions like raising miles per gallon standards, developing clean energy technology like solar power, as well as expanding and improving public transit.
      Unfortunately, our leaders have been pushing energy policies that would take us in the exact opposite direction. These dirty energy plans are nothing but a big giveaway to Big Oil. The good news is that we can stop it by acting now and building huge public support and outcry against this policy.
      History of Organization:
      Environmental Action (EA) was created by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970. Environmental Action organized Americans to speak out about the environment and helped pass key environmental laws like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. 30 years later, using grassroots face to face outreach and web based organizing, Environmental Action works to continue to activate and unite people who want to do their part for the environment but aren’t sure where to start.
      We are currently hiring for full-time, part-time, and career positions in various cities across the country.  For more information, visit www.environmental-action.org
      ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A., a non-profit membership association of local governments working to achieve climate protection and other sustainable development goals, seeks a dynamic and talented Project Manager to work on contract in New York, New York.
      In collaboration with ICLEI, over 300 local governments across the United States and hundreds more around the world have made commitments and taken action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Participating local governments agree to conduct baseline analyses of greenhouse gas emissions and to develop and implement plans to meet their GHG emission reduction targets. ICLEI staff works closely with these local governments, providing technical assistance, training, software, and other tools to help them achieve their emissions reduction goals.
      ICLEI seeks a Project Manager to coordinate and manage a new collaborative project with the City of New York on developing a framework to be utilized by local governments for successful long-term sustainability planning, using PlaNYC, New York’s comprehensive sustainability plan, as the primary model. This position will develop an online guidebook for local governments to design and implement an effective long-term sustainability planning process drawing upon PlanNYC and best practices from other local government planning processes. This position will be a member of ICLEI’s Northeast Regional Team and will be jointly supervised by ICLEI’s Northeast Regional Director, based in Boston, MA, and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability (OLTPS). This position will be responsible for assisting OLTPS fulfill requests received from cities across the U.S. seeking guidance on the development of long-term sustainability plans.
      Qualified applicants will possess a solid understanding of the link between energy use and climate change, a strong background in elements of planning, significant experience and knowledge of local government processes, and expertise developing and implementing municipal plans.
      The hiring salary range for this position is $60,000 – $65,000. Placement is based on the ICLEI U.S.A. salary scale, commensurate with experience. This position is funded for one year with the potential to extend. It is a full-time position with benefits. Though the potential exists for transition to a permanent role at the completion of the project, continuation beyond the specified one year is not guaranteed. This position will be based in OLTPS offices in New York.
      Specific Duties Include:
      * Extract key components of the PlaNYC development to create a scaleable model to allow for applicability to smaller communities
      * Develop an online guidebook for local governments to design and implement an effective long-term sustainability planning process
      * Research the planning process utilized to develop PlaNYC, through interviews, meetings and regular communication with OLTPS staff
      * Conduct onsite educational and training visits with New York City staff to key municipalities in the US that have demonstrated an interest and a commitment to replicating the PlaNYC model
      * Identify potential barriers to successful implementation of PlaNYC
      * Research other local government planning processes as a means of comparison
      * In coordination with NYC staff, respond to incoming requests from other local governments related to the PlaNYC process and development
      * Actively educate municipalities across the nation how to create effective, long-term sustainability plans, drawing upon the PlaNYC model and similar processes in other cities.
      Position Requirements:
      Eligible applicants will possess advanced knowledge of or experience working with local governments on the topics of climate, energy, and/or other sustainability initiatives. ICLEI prefers candidates who hold an advanced degree in a planning or policy-related field and have at least two years of work experience in energy/climate, planning, transportation, urban environmental issues, or related fields OR who hold a BA/BS degree and possess five years of relevant experience. Applicant must possess excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, communications, and writing skills; and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively; and be willing to travel, as necessary (less than 40 percent). Ideal applicants will possess extensive knowledge of local and regional planning and solid relationships within the City of New York as well as experience working directly for or with local governments on climate protection issues.
      Other desirable qualifications include:
      * Familiarity with the topics of global warming and climate change
      * Understanding of environmental, economic, and social issues related to energy use, transportation, and waste management
      * Expertise in urban environmental planning
      * Excellent interpersonal, phone, written communication, and public presentation skills
      * Strong computer background in the PC environment, with experience in quantitative software programs, including database programs
      For more information about ICLEI U.S.A., please visit www.iclei.org/usa. For information on PlaNYC, please visit www.nyc.gov/planyc2030.
      To apply, please e-mail, fax, or mail a cover letter and résumé that details and demonstrates your experience, qualifications, and why you feel you would be the right choice for this position to:
      ICLEI U.S.A.
      Attn: Human Resources – NYPM
      436 14th Street, Suite 1520
      Oakland, CA 94612
      Fax: (510) 844-0698
      E-mail: usajobs (at) iclei (dot) org
      E-mail preferred. This position is open until filled. To ensure full consideration, completed applications should be received no later than 5 p.m. PT on Friday, January 25, 2008. No phone calls please. All materials submitted become the property of ICLEI U.S.A. and will not be returned.
      ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability U.S.A., Inc. and the City of New York are Equal Opportunity Employers.
      Women, people of color, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged strongly to apply.
      The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) works to promote bicyclingfor everyday transportation. Our 8,000-member grassroots organization is considered one of the most active and effective advocacy groups in the city. The SFBC's work during the past decade has helped to double the number of people biking in San Francisco. We are striving to dramatically increase the number of trips made by bike in the city. The SFBC's top strategies include: building support for a Citywide Bike Network, where people of any age, background, or skill level will feel safe and comfortable riding; educating motorists and bicyclists about the importance of sharing the road responsibly; increasing secure bike parking and access to transit; and promoting bicycling as a fun, healthy, and mainstream form of transportation. For more information on the SFBC, see www.sfbike.org
      The SFBC is looking for a highly motivated, talented individual to lead and expand the Coalition's communications programs. Primary responsibilities will include managing the SFBC's communications, such as our printed newsletter, email bulletins, website, media promotion, outreach materials, and other special projects; managing graphic design projects; and leading a communications plan for our growing organization.
      This full-time position reports to the SFBC's Executive Director and works closely with a talented team of bicycle advocates, on staff, and Coalition volunteers.
      The right candidate for the SFBC's Communications position will
      * Have at least 3 years of communications experience
      * Have excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
      * Have experience in graphic design, newsletter production, and media promotion
      * Be well-versed in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Go Live
      * Be familiar with media outlets, particularly new media and online media
      * Be a creative and motivated self-starter
      * Be able to handle multiple tasks at once
      * Be a strong project manager
      * Have experience managing others, such as volunteers and interns
      * Be capable of and enthused about working with a team
      * Demonstrate passion for creating a better city
      * Be familiar with bicycle issues
      People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pay is commensurate with experience.
      How to Apply:
      Please submit your resume and a letter of interest to Leah Shahum, SFBC Executive Director, via email to jobs@..., including the email subject line: Communications Director.
      The Community Transportation Center is seeking a talented and creative Project Associate/Coordinator with an understanding of the relationships between management and labor and an interest in assisting the Center with building labor-management partnerships. This is a position with strong growth potential in the area of project management. This is a position with strong growth potential in the area of project management.
      About the Center:
      The Community Transportation Development Center founded in 2001 is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) 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.
      The major projects the Center is currently undertaking include developing national training standards in six areas (Bus Maintenance, Rail Vehicles Maintenance, Rail Signals Maintenance, Elevator-Escalator Maintenance, Traction Power Maintenance, and Transit Maintenance Apprenticeship), developing training partnerships, and developing rail maintenance skill certification.
      National Training Standards
      * Work with project leads of the six different standards areas to:
      - Track progress against goals for internal use and for reporting to funding agencies.
      - Conduct SME (Subject Matter Expert) interviews at transit agencies around the country to gather job task data for the different standards areas.
      - Organize and refine data in preparation for standards committee meetings.
      * Work with Events Coordinator to plan meetings of each standards committee and keep up-to-date a Center calendar of activities looking forward three to six months.
      * Work with Communication Coordinator to develop and implement a communications plan for the National Training Standards initiative.
      * Work with Senior Staff to validate existing courseware to ensure consistency with national standards; Assist with the development of a sustainable system for transit training programs to share with each other curriculum, courseware and instructional materials.
      Partnership Development
      * Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Research, conduct analyses of the transportation industry and its workforce in different localities using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census, the National Transit Database and various State Labor Departments.
      * Work with the Director of Workforce Development and the Communications Coordinator to develop materials explaining the Center’s programs to current and existing partnerships.
      * Participate in off-site partnership meetings with Senior Staff as required.
      * Be responsible for research and program-related duties as required.
      * With assistance from other staff, manage the daily work and schedules of the interns.
      * Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with at least two years of work experience. Equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.
      * Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Project
      * Good understanding of the relationships among management, labor, educational institutions, and government and community organizations
      * Ability to work independently and multi-task
      * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      * Strong organizational and planning skills
      * Willingness to work in a multicultural setting.
      * Experience with labor organizations, nonprofits, and/or transportation issues highly desirable.
      * Experience with project management and progress tracking a plus.
      * Knowledge of industrial training and certification practices, and of the principles and practices of different apprenticeship programs highly desirable.
      Location: Silver Spring, MD (Near the Silver Spring Metro Station); some travel involved (approximately 10%-30%).
      Expected Annual Salary Range: $28,000 - $40,000 to start, based on experience. Excellent benefits. Opportunities for growth.
      Start Date: ASAP
      Send a resume and cover letter by email: bwiewiora@..., by fax: (301) 565-4712, or by mail:
      Community Transportation Center
      8403 Colesville Road
      Suite 825
      Silver Spring, MD 20910
      The Transportation Center is an affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
      Organizational Background and Mission
      Urban Habitat (UH) is a community-based organization, founded in 1989, to build power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining policy, advocacy, research and coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area. Our staff brings a wealth of expertise in issues of transportation, land use, planning, community development, and environmental justice.
      Position Description
      Urban Habitat is seeking a high-energy individual to coordinate its Climate Justice Initiative. Candidate must have substantive content knowledge of the causes and effects of climate change and the ways in which transportation, economic development, and land-use policies can be used to advance equitable and green development that benefits low-income communities and communities of color. More specifically, the candidate will play the lead role in the development and implementation of the following components of UH’s Climate Justice Initiative: 1) Creation of a green economic development strategy for the City of Richmond; 2) Development of regional transportation strategies and policies that reduce green house emissions and improve transit services for low-income communities; 3) Coordination and facilitation of regional convenings involving labor, business, government and community groups to develop a climate justice strategy for the Bay Area; and 4) Participation in relevant coalitions and meetings taking place at the local, regional, state and national level.
      Candidate should have a strong understanding of the disproportionate burdens on low-income communities of color associated with the direct effects of climate change (especially in the Bay Area), as well as equity issues associated with adaptation and mitigation strategies. In addition, candidate must be a strategic thinker and have the ability to translate complex ideas and research findings into concrete recommendations for climate change policy development. He/she must be able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders including community groups, policy, government, labor, and health organizations. Finally, the candidate must be able to work collaboratively with UH staff in a team environment to strengthen other UH programs and priority campaigns.
      1. Policy and Research
      * Play a lead role in analyzing existing climate change policies and developing policy solutions that benefit the region’s low-income communities and communities of color.
      * Research trends, initiatives, and developments in climate change/climate justice, including green economic development, throughout the region, state, and nation. Identify and implement best practices and methodology that will advance UH’s mission and program goals.
      * Work with Urban Habitat’s Richmond Campaign Coordinator, Richmond’s City Council, including the Mayor, city staff, labor, and other key allies to develop a comprehensive green economic development strategy in Richmond.
      * Work with Urban Habitat’s Transportation Program to develop strategies and policies that reduce green house emissions while also improving services for the region’s low-income communities.
      * Serve as Urban Habitat’s key contact on all matters relating to climate change and climate justice.
      2. Coordination and Facilitation
      * Coordinate and facilitate a series of regional convening of key stakeholders to develop a climate change strategy for the Bay Area.
      * Assist UH’s Education and Training Coordinator with research and curriculum development for Leadership Institutes focusing on climate change and green initiatives.
      * Participate in other related climate change initiatives at the state, regional, and local levels.
      3. Development and Communications
      * Provide regular updates and other written materials to the Director of Development and Planning, Board of Directors, and Media and Communications Associate in order to support UH’s fundraising efforts, media strategy, and web-site outreach.
      * Participate in fundraising cultivation meetings and/or provide talking points on UH’s Climate Change Initiative for development purposes.
      * Represent UH at conferences, workshops, and meetings, including but not limited to, those with a focus on climate change and green economic development.
      Status: Full-time position with full benefits. Position reports directly to the Associate Director.
      Additional Qualifications:
      * Master's degree in Environmental Sciences/Policy, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Community Development, or related field.
      * At least three (3) years of experience conducting policy and research in climate change, economic development, transportation, housing, land-use planning, or other related field.
      * Experience in program management, coordination, and facilitation.
      * Excellent written and public-speaking skills.
      * Experience working with a range of partners including government, business, labor, community, and policy organizations
      * 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.
      * A team player who works well with others as well as independently.
      * Proficient in Microsoft Office with some graphics applications
      How to Apply:
      Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
      Start Date: ASAP
      We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Please email your cover letter and resume, AS ATTACHMENTS to Greencoor@...
      MassBike, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, is seeking a full-time Director of Advocacy and Outreach to manage and expand our education and outreach programs statewide. The Director of Advocacy and Outreach will report to and work closely with the Executive Director.
      About MassBike:
      MassBike is the statewide bicycling advocacy group for Massachusetts, with more than 3000 members and three chapters: Metro Boston, Pioneer Valley, and Cape Cod & Islands. MassBike improves the bicycling environment in Massachusetts and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation. MassBike’s programs focus on legislative action; road and transportation infrastructure design to improve bicycle access and safety; education for bicyclists, motorists, and police; and bicycle commuting. In 2008, MassBike will be providing bicycling skills classes to adults and kids, commuter seminars to companies and institutions, and bike safety classes for the Safe Routes to School program. In addition, we plan to expand our outreach efforts to educate the public about bicycling through collaboration with state and local agencies, schools and universities, and media outlets.
      * Manage the class schedule and class registrations.
      * Coordinate with instructors to schedule classes, find locations for classes, distribute course materials, and advertise classes.
      * Coordinate with school liaisons and the SRTS program coordinator to schedule SRTS classes.
      * Assist with the development and implementation of a bicycling education program for the City of Boston.
      * Assist with the preparation of grant and sponsorship applications to support MassBike education programs.
      * Develop or supervise development of educational materials for all media.
      * Recruit additional instructors and coordinate their training.
      * Become certified as a League Cycling Instructor and an SRTS Instructor.
      * Present commuter seminars on-site at companies and institutions.
      * Teach BikeEd and SRTS classes when instructors are unavailable.
      * Produce MassBike’s email newsletter.
      * Coordinate distribution of bicycling safety materials with universities and high schools statewide.
      * Work with the Executive Director to develop additional public outreach campaigns.
      * College degree or equivalent relevant work experience. Nonprofit and advocacy experience preferred.
      * Strong interest and participation in bicycling.
      * Background in education, particularly managing education programs and/or working with kids.
      * Strong interpersonal and management skills.
      * Excellent communication skills, both writing and spea

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