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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:
       
      *Marketing Associate – Clean Air NY, ICF International (New York, NY)
      *Domestic Outreach Coordinator, USCAN (Washington, DC)
      *Development and Membership Director, TA (New York, NY)
      *Outreach Coordinator, Perimeter Transportation Coalition (Atlanta, GA)
      *Multiple Positions, CNT (Chicago, IL)
      *Senior Program Assistant (Transportation), TRB (Washington, DC)
      *Transportation Policy Director, Fresh Energy (St. Paul, MN)
      *Operations Coordinator, Coalition for Smarter Growth (Washington, DC)
      *Bicycling Ambassadors Coordinator, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
      *Executive Director, Bikes Not Bombs (Jamaica Plain, MA)
      *Computer Tech, WalkBoston (Boston, MA)
      *Multiple Positions, Various MPOs
      *Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
      *Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
       
       
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      MARKETING ASSOCIATE – CLEAN AIR NY, ICF INTERNATIONAL
       
      New Yorkers can breathe easier, thanks to an innovative outreach campaign launched in 2007 by ICF International on behalf of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the New York metropolitan area (including NYC, Long Island and the Hudson Valley) fails to meet federal ambient air quality standards for ground-level ozone and particulate matter pollution. To improve the air, NYSDOT has committed to reducing vehicle miles traveled by 1% through a public outreach campaign. ICF is proud to be supporting NYSDOT in this ground-breaking effort to use public relations and advertising to effect environmental change.
       
      Late in 2006 and early 2007, ICF revamped and rebranded NYSDOT’s existing Ozone NY program to become Clean Air NY– building a dynamic network of more than 3,000 individuals, and more than 4,000 employer and community partners committed to improving air quality through carpooling, using mass transit, combining errands, and other positive transportation-related actions.
       
      On the ground, the campaign has been led by ICF’s local Marketing & Outreach Manager with help from 3 regional subcontractors/transportation management organizations (MetroPool, CommuterLink & LITM) and has gained enough momentum to demand a 2nd local position in the NY metro region, to help take the project and campaign to the next level.
       
      ICF is looking to take the Clean Air NY campaign to the next level in 2008 and needs to expand its team on the ground in New York to do so. The Clean Air NY – Marketing Associate will support the Marketing & Outreach Manager in growing the network of businesses, community groups and individuals in the program. The program requires frequent follow up with partners, in addition to detailed tracking of participation. The Marketing Associate will lead the planning & execution of Clean Air NY’s consumer/community events and individual outreach campaign, with input from the Marketing & Outreach Manager and the team and will require staffing on some weekends in the Spring & Summer. Additionally, the Marketing Associate will assist in launching a new effort to recruit colleges and universities to a Clean Air Campus component of the campaign.
       
      The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3+ years of relevant experience in business and/or community outreach campaigns and programs TDM programs. Experience in business outreach, and program elements such as carpool and vanpool programs, incentive and marketing programs, emergency ride home programs, as well as transit subsidy and benefits programs is desired. The ability to manage partnerships with businesses, and local organizations is desired. The position may also involve support to ICF’s other communications, voluntary programs, and transportation projects, as well as business development. The position will require frequent travel in the NY metro region and may require some limited travel outside of the NY metro region.
       
      To apply please visit https://jobs.icfi.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-16563&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCo
       
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      DOMESTIC OUTREACH COORDINATOR, US CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK
       
      US Climate Action Network is seeking a dynamic director of programs and outreach to the Network’s members. This is a newly created leadership position designed to work with the Executive Director, staff and Board of Directors to maximize our organization’s ability to operate successfully. It includes a variety of programmatic, operational and outreach responsibilities in the implementation and support of our programs requiring specific knowledge and skills. The successful candidate will be a key team member charged with meeting our growing needs as we transition to a larger organization with increased staff.
       
      The primary job responsibility of the Domestic Outreach Director is to initiate, facilitate and coordinate network member support services, including briefings, conferences, and outreach to other climate change constituencies.
       
      Specifically the Domestic Outreach Director will:
      * Establish regular contact with and outreach to USCAN member organizations
      * Design and implement regular briefings and conferences
      * Direct logistics for conferences
      * Work with Communications Director and Policy Director to ensure that network members have the information and support they need to engage in climate change policy;
      * Strategize initiatives and programs that best meet the needs of the network membership
      * Collaborate with other staff on various program and operational projects such as network communications and policy briefings.
       
      Qualifications
       
      The successful candidate will have the following qualities, skills, and experience:
      * Knowledge of climate change policy, programs and organizations
      * General knowledge of program management procedures
      * Experience working with a network or coalition of NGO’s
      * Knowledge of policies and procedures specific to the requirements of a non-profit
      * Strong desire to work for an environmental organization and/or non-profit
      * Interest in carrying out organizational goals and visions
      * Skilled in methods of outreach, communication and networking
      * Logistical skills in planning and implementing conferences
      * Is resourceful, able to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively
      * Good team player, positive attitude
      * Communicates clearly, respectfully, and warmly, both orally and in writing
      * Demonstrates responsibility, dependability, and confidentiality in the performance of all job functions
       
      Compensation is dependent on qualifications. Benefits provided.
       
      Qualified applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter via email to Peter Bahouth at jobs@.... Deadline for application is 5/22/2008.
       
      About US Climate Action Network (USCAN)
       
      USCAN is the largest US network of organizations focused on climate change. USCAN plays a critical role as the only network connecting organizations working on climate advocacy and policy development at all three levels of the debate: state/regional, federal, and international, all of which are becoming increasingly interdependent.
       
      USCAN’s mission is to support and assist civil society organizations to influence the design and development of an effective, equitable and sustainable global strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure its implementation at international, national and local levels.
       
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      DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
       
      Transportation Alternatives seeks an experienced, outgoing, team-oriented and highly communicative livable streets enthusiast to serve as our Development and Membership Director. The ideal applicant is highly organized, entrepreneurial, and in possession of great writing skills, a deep affinity for New York City and strong motivation to fulfill Transportation Alternatives' mission "to reclaim New York City streets from the automobile and promote bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives." Prior experience in fundraising, grant writing and database oriented membership growth and maintenance is a must.
       
      The D & M Director will be responsible for leading fundraising and membership campaigns, and executing events and outreach strategies to double T.A.'s 6,000 strong membership and greatly expand T.A.'s network of individual and foundation donors. The D & M Director will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with T.A.'s Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Campaign staff and Events Director. T.A.'s Membership Coordinator/Bookkeeper and Volunteer Coordinator will both report to this senior level staffer.
       
      The position will be competitively compensated. Benefits include paid vacation, health insurance coverage and retirement benefits and dental coverage. Transportation Alternatives is an equal opportunity employer.
       
      How to Apply:
      Please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references to info@... with the subject line "D & M Director".
      Deadline for Submissions is May 15.
       
      Mail:
      Transportation Alternatives
      Re: D & M Director
      127 West 26th Street, #1002
      New York, NY 10001
       
      Fax: 212-629-8334
       
      Women and people of color encouraged to apply.
       
      No phone calls or walk-ins please.
       
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      OUTREACH COORDINATOR, PERIMETER TRANSPORTATION COALITION
       
      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.
      * Provide administrative management to the programs that support this outreach.
       
      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.
      * 1+ 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; aptitude at learning new programs.
       
      How to Apply:
      Please reference idealist.org in your cover letter. If the right candidate is found earlier, this job may not remain open until its closing date. For detailed application instructions, visit the following website:
       
      www.perimetergo.org/job.html
       
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      MULTIPLE POSITIONS, CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY
       
      SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST
       
      CNT is a 30-year old award-winning urban innovations sustainability laboratory, located in Chicago with a growing national and international practice. We seek to create and apply knowledge on the efficient use of resources that “brings home the benefits of sustainable development.” And we are committed to using the tools of public policy and public and private investment to make these benefits available at significant scale.
       
      This position will be part of a cutting edge team that analyzes urban sustainability issues, designs and frames original research, and works to organize conventional and unconventional data in accessible ways to communicate the value of urban assets.
       
      The successful candidate will:
      * Conduct high level analysis, including modeling, data analysis, and production of reports to advance CNT’s urban practice and research agenda.
      * Work with other nationally prominent teams, such as the Brookings Institution, Surface Transportation Policy Partnership, Center for Housing Policy, Center for Transit Oriented Development, Congress for a New Urbanism, Center for State Innovation, and leading for-profit firms,
      * Help perform further research, dissemination, and consultation of CNT’s ground breaking Housing and Transportation Affordability Index, location efficiency valuation and related products, and
      * Support other projects within CNT’s overall practice, which include urban economic development, transportation, energy efficiency, green infrastructure and climate change.
       
      Qualifications:
      The Senior Research Analyst will have:
      * Masters degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, Physical Sciences, Economics, or related field; or commensurate experience
      * GIS experience considered a plus
      * Five to ten years of experience in applied and/or action-oriented research, analysis, or related field(s);
      * Strong research and analytical capabilities, including in-depth knowledge and experience of statistics, databases, modeling, and data analysis;
      * Knowledge of policy and decision-making in the public arena, particularly in the arena of urban planning, environmental practices, transportation, and/or climate change
      * Experience in partnering with other national organizations and working in the national arena
      * Exceptional ability to problem solve, work independently, meet deadlines, and work effectively in a collaborative environment
      * Understanding of housing, transportation, and urban practices and policy
      * Skill in preparing research papers, policy analyses, and recommendations for potential clients, partners, and funders
      * Experience leading teams and managing projects
      * Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation communications skills
      * Flexibility and a sense of humor
       
      Salary commensurate with experience
      Please forward a resume and salary history.
      Employment Policy
       
      It is the policy of the Center for Neighborhood Technology that all employees are employed at the will of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Continued employment is subject to funding availability and job performance.
       
      Anti-Discrimination Policy
       
      The Center for Neighborhood Technology is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
       
      How to Apply:
      To apply for this job, please send cover letter and resume to:
       
      Human Resources
      Center for Neighborhood Technology
      2125 W. North Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60647
      Or email to HR@...
       
      CNT is an Equal Opportunity Employer
       
      SENIOR TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNER
       
      CNT is a 30-year old award-winning urban innovations sustainability laboratory, located in Chicago with a growing national and international practice. We seek to create and apply knowledge on the efficient use of resources that “brings home the benefits of sustainable development.” And we are committed to using the tools of public policy and public and private investment to make these benefits available at significant scale.
       
      We seek a creative and innovative self-starter with experience in public policy, transportation and community development interested in joining a challenging, leading and collaborative team.
       
      The successful candidate will:
      * Perform transportation analysis of with emphasis on transportation policy and planning. In the coming year this includes helping State and local government and civic leaders manage assets productively in the face of fiscal and environmental challenges and prepare for significant emerging changes in federal policies;
      * Perform research in the area of transportation and local economics(household, community and regional-level) to inform public policy;
      * Conduct economic and land use analyses in support of community development proposals, with a particular focus on Transit-Oriented Development and New Urbanist-style developments;
      * Analyze economic and financial data;
      * Project management;
      * Write reports, develop research summaries, and present findings; and
      * Develop project proposals
       
      Qualifications:
      The Senior Planner will have:
      * Masters degree in Urban Planning, Economics or related field
      * 7-10 years of experience in transportation planning, transportation economics, transportation financing, market research and/or microeconomics
      * Understanding of housing finance and/or urban development issues. Experience in helping design value capture systems through mechanisms such as tax-increment financing, special service areas, municipal bonds, or business improvement districts helpful.
      * Ability to work with other nationally prominent teams, such as the Brookings Institution, Surface Transportation Policy Partnership, Center for Housing Policy, Center for Transit Oriented Development, Congress for a New Urbanism, Center for State Innovation, and leading for-profit firms
      * Working knowledge of transportation analysis such as travel demand management or transit planning desirable
      * Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
      * Flexibility and a sense of humor
       
      A preferred candidate is an organized, collaborative, and creative professional with strong communication and interpersonal skills. He or she will have the ability to anticipate issues, propose solutions and implement them successfully with flexibility, persistence and resilience, and to creatively work with partners, networks, and leaders, both nationally and in local areas.
       
      Salary commensurate with experience.
      Please forward a resume and salary history.
       
      Employment Policy
       
      It is the policy of the Center for Neighborhood Technology that all employees are employed at the will of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Continued employment is subject to funding availability and job performance.
       
      Anti-Discrimination Policy
       
      The Center for Neighborhood Technology is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
       
      How to Apply:
      To apply for this job, please send cover letter and resume to:
       
      Human Resources
      Center for Neighborhood Technology
      2125 W. North Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60647
      Or email to HR@...
       
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      SENIOR PROGRAM ASSISTANT, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
       
      The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is a unit of the National Research Council, a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. The Board's mission is to promote innovation and progress in transportation by stimulating and conducting research, facilitating the dissemination of information, and encouraging the implementation of research results.
       
      The TRB Studies and Special Programs Division conducts policy studies at the request of the U.S. Congress, executive branch agencies, states and other sponsors; provides bibliographic databases of completed and ongoing research and a library; produces syntheses of current practices in highway, transit, airport and commercial truck and bus operations; and manages Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) programs in rail, truck, highway and transit operations.
       
      The Senior Program Assistant for the IDEA program, performs clerical and administrative duties for assigned programs/projects under minimal supervision. Performs administrative tasks. Coordinates logistical and administrative aspects of meetings. Writes, edits, and formats routine correspondence. Interfaces with committee members and performs duties involving committee activities. May participate in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data, as well as researching and summarizing literature.
       
      This position provides medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, insurance, disability, and retirement and savings benefits. In addition, Academies-provided holidays, paid personal leave, transportation subsidies and generous education assistance ensure a healthy work/life balance. This appointment is currently scheduled to end in approximately 14 months.
       
      Additional Qualifications:
      High school diploma or equivalent and 4 years of administrative expereince. Working knowledge of Access, Excel, and Word mail merge. Good written, oral, and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees. Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
       
      How to Apply:
      Submit your profile at: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=6135
       
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      TRANSPORTATION POLICY DIRECTOR, FRESH ENERGY
       
      Position Summary
      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.
       
      Additional Qualifications:
      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@.... Or mail to Bob Fitzwilliam
      Fresh Energy
      408 St Peter St Ste 220
      St Paul MN 55102-1125
       
      NO TELEPHONE CALLS, PLEASE
       
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      OPERATIONS COORDINATOR, COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH
       
      The Coalition for Smarter Growth is looking for an individual who can ensure smooth office operations, administer our in house IT services, coordinate with our IT consultants, assist other staff with our advocacy, education and fundraising programs, manage our intern program, and assist with communication to our coalition partners. Our organization is at an exciting pivotal point as we implement new communication technologies which will energize our advocacy in DC metropolitan area. We are looking for a team player to maximize use of these technologies. This is a great opportunity to be at the center of the critical struggle to ensure the nation’s capital is the leader in smart growth.
       
      Mission and History
      The Coalition for Smarter Growth, an advocate of community oriented development since 1997, addresses the Washington, DC region’s key issues of where and how to 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. The Coalition was founded as and remains the central coordinating agent and voice of smart growth in Metropolitan Washington. 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.
       
      Role Description
      The Operations Coordinator is an essential coordinating role and a central point of communications within the organization and works under the direction of the organization’s Managing Director. CSG is looking for someone available full time who is energetic, friendly, detail-oriented, technically confident and well-organized. This position requires leadership, initiative, and a forward-thinking attitude to manage various departmental tasks and concerns. The Operations Manager will play a critical role in ensuring the success of the Coalition’s communication, education, policy and development programs. The ideal candidate will be comfortable playing a fundamental role on a focused, effective, results-driven team.
       
      Responsibilities will include:
       
      IT Management (40%)
      Maintain and update technology services for the office
      * Maintain our network (Microsoft Small Business Server) and ISP server connection
      * Coordinate computer and internet services with IT consultants
      * Oversee and provide strategic technical solutions
      * Coordinate with other staff to maintain contact, donor and media databases
      * Assist website manager with technology solutions and maintenance
      * Assist with electronic outreach activities
       
      Program Support (25%)
      Support Coalition staff in planning, implementing and evaluating programs, events and communication and advocacy efforts
      * Support Directors, and other staff (scheduling meetings, material preparation and formatting, sending press releases, staffing and assisting with events, etc.)
      * Coordinate our monthly meetings of Coalition partners and take minutes
      * Manage and distribute our news digest and monthly e-newsletter
      * Manage the internship program (explore needs, recruit, train, and assist)
       
      Office Management & General Administrative (20%)
      Ensure the office runs smoothly
      * Order, monitor and maintain office equipment & supplies
      * Maintain office organizational systems
      * Serve as first point of contact for all queries
      * Manage invoices, bills and donations and ensure they get to accounting team promptly
       
      Fundraising (15%)
      Support staff with elements of our fundraising program
      * Assist with mailings and other donor communications
      * Help coordinate fundraising events
      * Process incoming donations
       
      Qualifications
      The successful candidate must have a commitment to the Coalition’s organizational mission. In addition we are looking for an individual with the following qualifications:
       
      * Demonstrated experience using relevant technologies (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Microsoft Small Business Server, internet research tools, Google Maps, etc.) and electronic communications;
      * Sharp attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
      * Ability to perform in a multi-task environment and to prioritize work requirements
      * Strong interpersonal communications skills, and ability to work closely with a variety of people
      * Ability to adapt and accept additional or alternate assignments in a changing work environment
      * Clear and concise writing skills
      * Ability and willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours
      * Positive attitude, personal integrity, and sense of humor
      * Flexibility and willingness to problem-solve
       
      We would like to fill this position by the end of April.
      Salary range is low to mid $30’s, depending on experience. Coalition for Smarter Growth provides a generous and flexible benefits package.
      How to Apply:
      If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and letter outlining your interest and qualifications to Alice Grabowski at: jobs [at] smartergrowth.net
       
      For more information about the Coalition for Smarter Growth please visit: www.SmarterGrowth.net and www.washingtonregion.net.
       
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      BICYCLING AMBASSADORS COORDINATOR, BICYCLE COALITION OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA
       
      The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is looking for a full time coordinator to create and implement our Bicycling Ambassadors program. Bicycling Ambassadors will encourage more people to bike, and bike safely, in Center City and University City.
       
      Based on a successful program in Chicago, the Philadelphia Bicycling Ambassador Program coordinator will produce and distribute safety publications, give safety presentations and host urban cycling safety rides from local bike shops through the efforts of 8 street-based seasonal bicycling ambassadors. More information on the program is available at http://bicyclecoalition.org/ambassador.html.
       
      Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
       
      Making bicycling better through advocacy and education, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) promotes biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation. With a membership of 1,200, BCGP serves 1.2 million bicyclists in ten counties in Pennsylvania, NJ and Delaware.
       
      Responsibilities
      * The Project Coordinator will hire and train eight seasonal bicycling ambassadors, and retain primary responsibility for their attendance, performance and effectiveness in the field. The Coordinator will maintain regular written evaluations of seasonal ambassadors. Prior experience with staff management will be emphasized during the hiring process.
      * The Project Coordinator will develop printed materials for distribution by bicycling ambassadors, create and execute presentations for area live audiences and, in the second year of the project’s implementation, adapt this presentation for online use and distribution. The Coordinator should consult the content expertise of the Bicycle Coalition and is encouraged to adapt the material of successful implementations of similar projects in Chicago, Portland and San Francisco. The Coordinator may also consult the technical expertise of the Project’s subcontractors where appropriate; ultimate responsibility for producing effective material with a consistent look and feel will rest with the Coordinator.
      * The Project Coordinator will schedule meetings and prepare meeting minutes for the Project Steering Committee, and facilitate the transfer of information between the Bicycle Coalition, the field office of this project at University City District, and members of the Committee.
      * Coordinator will manage the budget of this project in conjunction with Bicycle Coalition Executive Director, normalizing all expenses and reimbursements with regard to the guidelines set forth in this application and the attached budget.
      * The Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director.
       
      Preferred Qualifications
       
      The ideal candidate will have:
      * A strong commitment to BCGP’s mission
      * Prior bicycle safety certification preferred; willingness to obtain it is required.
      * One or more years of experience in people / project management, marketing, prior hands-on event management experience a plus
      * Experience supervising hourly staff
      * Excellent writing and presentation skills
      * A flexible schedule and willingness to work four weekend days a month from May to October
      * The ability to self-direct, organize their time wisely and multi-task in a small fun environment
      * Experience with Microsoft Office
       
      Benefits include flexible schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave, and health insurance. Compensation: $30,000 to $40,000, depending on qualifications. This position is full-time, year-round for the duration of the Bicycling Ambassadors contract, which currently runs until the end of 2010, but may be extended if the program is successful and additional funding is found, or if other suitable opportunities become available within the Coalition.
       
      Position available June 1, 2008. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
       
      The Bicycle Coalition is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.
       
      How to Apply:
      Send a one- or two-page letter describing why you are the person for the job with a resume to the email address above or to:
      Alex Doty, Executive Director, BCGP, 100 S Broad St Suite 1355, Philadelphia PA 19110.
       
      Position available June 1, 2008. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
       
      The Bicycle Coalition is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.
       
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      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BIKES NOT BOMBS
       
      Bikes Not Bombs is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership, vision, and sound management to build on BNB’s 24 years of history spearheading initiatives that promote sustainable communities through international and Boston-based programming. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with substantial management experience in youth development, international development or nonprofit social change organizations, and be driven by a deep commitment to social justice. The Executive Director will manage staff, ensure program quality, oversee fundraising (assisted by two fundraising staff), manage BNB’s relationships with community partners and lead efforts to expand its reach. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and will work closely with the board and its committees to oversee the organization’s sound financial and programmatic existence. The Executive Director will be responsible for elaborating and implementing successful strategies for program development with assistance provided by the BNB board and staff; developing a long-term financial plan; and building new strategic partnerships that further the mission of the organization. BNB’s annual operating budget is $1,000,000, about 50% of which comes from our retail bike shop.
       
      About the Organization
      Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) began in 1984 as a campaign in support of the people of Nicaragua, and in opposition to the U.S. military intervention there. To date, we have shipped over 30,000 donated bicycles to projects in the Global South, where they are fixed and sold to provide capital to establish bicycle shops, create permanent jobs, provide people with affordable means of sustainable transportation, and support youth development programs, disabled people’s organizing campaigns and appropriate technology centers. In Boston, BNB runs a integrated set of youth development programs that teach young people to build, maintain, and safely ride bikes, while developing critical thinking and leadership skills, and an understanding of social justice issues. BNB also operates a full-service bike shop. The shop houses an advanced vocational training program and repairs customer bikes, and sells completely refurbished used bikes. BNB advocates for alternative transportation and creates opportunities for adults and youth to interact in a positive, multi-racial peace-building environment.
       
      Responsibilities
      * Responsible for oversight of all of BNB programs and operations (including fiscal and staff management, fundraising and program development).
      * Responsible for creating and building on existing initiatives that promote our strategic mission both locally and internationally.
      * Supervising 7 senior employees, as well as consultants and volunteers.
      * Representing BNB to the public, media, and government and developing productive partnerships.
       
      Specific Responsibilities
       
      Administration
      * Recruits, hires, trains, and evaluates employees of the organization.
      * Develops job descriptions and work assignments, and administers personnel policies, including the ongoing development of an environment that welcomes people from a wide variety of race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation backgrounds.
      * Establishes and maintains an organizational calendar that coordinates all projects, events, and fundraising initiatives.
      * Establishes and oversees sound financial management practices. (Oversees fiscal matters such as creating and monitoring budgets, authorizing payroll, expenses and reimbursements, accounting for revenue, and supervising bookkeeper).
      * Oversees property and facility maintenance and implements standard safety procedures and accident reporting for offices, teaching space, and bike shop.
      * Oversees and approves the production of all outreach materials, including newsletter, fundraising solicitations, special events announcements and invitations, educational materials, and website content, etc.
      * Represents BNB to press and external community agencies and partners.
      * Oversees sound business management of retail bike shop, while ensuring alignment with BNB mission.
       
      Program Development and Evaluation
      * Ensures that programs are diversified, innovative, and meet the identified needs and interests of the organization's constituents in alignment with the BNB mission.
      * Considers new programming opportunities and partnerships according to board guidance, mission, and goals of strategic plan, grounded in strong sense of financial viability.
      * Oversees the implementation of qualitative and quantitative data collection to contribute to ongoing internal and periodic external evaluations.
      * Works to strengthen vocational training program within the retail bike shop.
       
      Fundraising
      Works with the Development Team to:
      * Establish annual and long-range fundraising strategy.
      * Oversee grant proposal submission and reporting.
      * Cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders including donors, other youth organizations, international organizations, other bike groups, the City of Boston, and others as needed.
      * Ensuring successful completion of building fund campaign
       
      Board
      * Coordinates meetings and provides support for the Board of Directors and all of its committees and their activities.
      * Supports the board in setting, clarifying, and evaluating organizational goals and objectives, including implementation of a strategic plan.
       
      Required Qualifications:
      * 5+ years experience in a management level position, preferably as an executive director
      * Commitment to social, environmental, and economic justice
      * Management experience in finance, operations and staff/volunteer supervision
      * Strong, vision, leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to manage relationships with board members, donors, funders, and staff
      * Experience with budget development and expense management
      * Experience working directly with youth
      * Excellent communication, including written, public speaking, and presentation skills
      * The ability to juggle multiple competing priorities simultaneously, and boundless enthusiasm and tenacity
      * Appreciation for the relationship between overseas community development and local grassroots community development
      * Comfortable with word processing, spreadsheets and database management
      * Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in fulfilling BNB’s commitment to increasing diversity at all levels of our organization
       
      Additional Qualifications:
      * BA/BS degree in a relevant subject
      * Passion for bikes; past or current bike commuter
      * Ability to speak second language, such as Spanish (preferred)
      * Retail or small business management experience
       
      BNB offers a competitive benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color especially encouraged to apply.For more information about our organization please visit www.bikesnotbombs.org.
       
      Target Start Date: July 21, 2008
       
      How to Apply:
      Please submit cover letter and resume to:
      Bikes Not Bombs Hiring Committee
      EDSearch@...
      no calls please.
      Resumes will be considered on a rolling basis.
       
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      COMPUTER TECH SUPPORT (MAC SPECIALIST), WALKBOSTON
       
      Boston nonprofit seeks hourly tech support for our mac-based operations including help with purchasing and setting up new equipment and occasional troubleshooting.
       
      WalkBoston is dedicated to improving walking conditions across Massachusetts and promoting walking for transportation, health and vibrant communities.
       
      How to Apply:
      Please contact Elisabeth D'Angelo at info@... for more information
       
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      MULTIPLE POSITIONS, VARIOUS MPOs
      http://www.ampo.org/employment/index.php
       
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      MULTIPLE POSITIONS, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
      Visit http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/employment/5775_ENG_HTML.htm
       
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      MULTIPLE POSITIONS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
      Visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/employment/jobs.htm
       
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