TFN Employment Connections: June 11, 2008
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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:
*Campaign Director, America Bikes (Washington, DC)
*Senior Research Analyst, CNT (Chicago, IL)
*Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership (Washington,
*Outreach Coordinator ? REDI, Urban Habitat (Oakland, CA)
*City Planner, City of Martinsville, Virginia (Martinsville, VA)
*Green Jobs and Smart Growth Policy Specialist, PSN (New York, NY)
*Development Coordinator, Cascade Bicycle Club (Seattle, WA)
*Office Manager, BATMA (Atlanta, GA)
*Deputy Campaign Director, 1Sky (Takoma Park, MD)
*Transportation Intern, NARP (Washington, DC)
*Office/Program Manager, Transportation Learning Center (Silver Spring,
*TransLink Assistant/Associate Program Manager, MTC (Oakland, CA)
*Transportation Policy Director, Silicon Valley Leadership Group (San
*Senior Manager, Major Gifts, Special Transit (Boulder, CO)
*Field Representative, Greenbelt Alliance (San Francisco, CA)
*Marketing Associate ? Clean Air NY, ICF (New York, NY)
*StreetLife Ambassadors, TA (New York, NY)
*Alternative Transportation Educator, Wood River Rideshare (Ketchum, ID)
*Multiple Positions, Various MPOs
*Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, AMERICA BIKES
Want to help change the world ? and make a major difference for cycling
and sustainable transportation in the USA?
America Bikes, the coalition of national bicycling and trail advocacy
groups working to boost federal government investment in cycling, seeks an
experienced professional ? based in Washington, DC -- to serve as our
Campaign Director. The Campaign Director will coordinate our campaign for
pro-bicycling provisions and funding in the next federal transportation
authorization bill, by supporting and participating in advocacy and
lobbying efforts, acting as a media liaison, and helping with
administrative aspects of the organization, assisted by a part-time
support staff member. We are looking for candidates who are passionate
about cycling, well-organized, experienced in government and advocacy, and
knowledgeable about transportation policy. Leading candidates should also
have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and understand how
to manage coalition efforts. This is a unique and important opportunity
to help shape America?s transportation policy at a critical juncture. For
information about the position, click on
http://www.adventurecycling.org/whoweare/employment.cfm and for background
on America Bikes, go to www.americabikes.org.
SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST, CENTER FOR NEIGHBORHOOD TECHNOLOGY
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
* 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
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
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
How to Apply:
To apply for this job, please send cover letter and resume to:
Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Or email to HR@...
CNT is an Equal Opportunity Employer
POLICY MANAGER, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
Summary: The non-profit Bikes Belong Foundation is looking for an
energetic and dynamic professional with at least 4-5 years proven success
in a senior advocacy/policy/legislative position to work with the Safe
Routes to School (SRTS) National Partnership as our Policy Manager. The
Policy Manager will work on government relations, lobbying, policy
research and analysis, and report writing to advance the SRTS national
movement. The SRTS National Partnership is a coalition of more than 300
organizations. Its mission is to serve a diverse national community of
organizations that advocates for and promotes the practice of safe
bicycling and walking to and from schools throughout the United States.
Background: SRTS is a new federal program designed to make it safe, easy
and convenient for children grades K-8 to walk and bicycle to schools. Due
to federal legislation adopted in 2005, State Departments of
Transportation (in all 50 states and the District of Columbia) now have
$600 million in funding to make SRTS programs available to local
communities during the next two years. Congress plans reauthorize the
federal transportation bill, SAFETEA-LU during 2009, so the SRTSNP is
starting work in 2008 to build the case for increased funding and improved
policies for SRTS. We are also working to ensure that the SRTS funding
allocated in 2005 is spent on good projects, that Congressional members
become aware of the of the successful SRTS programs in their communities,
and that we are working to insert SRTS language into other key pieces of
Key Responsibilities: The Policy Manager will report to Deb Hubsmith,
Director of the SRTS National Partnership. Key responsibilities include:
* Working with federal policy makers and staff to get SRTS included in
federal bills such as the reauthorization of SAFETEA-LU, climate change
legislation, and energy, health and education bills;
* Ensuring that all states have SRTS Coordinators hired and that grant
application guidelines are released in all states;
* Researching and writing policy papers on issues such has how SRTS has
impacted the built environment, Wellness Councils, and reductions in
greenhouse gas emissions, as well as how school siting policies, school
buses, and hazard busing policies affect safety and physical activity;
* Organizing site visits with Congressional members to showcase successful
SRTS projects and creating an on-line kit for scheduling site visits;
* Researching Title 23 requirements for SRTS funding and how various
states are complying with federal procedures so that we can make
recommendations to lower the overhead and time required;
* Working with national organizations to show the links for SRTS to public
health, environmental concerns, complete streets, and more;
* Working on high profile state legislation and policy initiatives that
could provide precedent-setting national implications for SRTS;
* Helping to develop SRTS State Networks and grassroots advocacy in states
that are not currently served by our State Network Project;
* Assisting the Director with fundraising efforts;
* Communicating with other organizations at national, state and local
* Scheduling meetings, developing web content, responding to media
inquiries, producing materials, and executing other tasks, as needed, to
advance the goals of the SRTSNP; and
* Attending regular staff meetings via telephone, and working as a team
* Live in the Washington DC region or be willing to move there in
* Successful legislative experience at state and federal levels.
* Bachelors degree required; masters degree preferred.
* Knowledge of Safe Routes to School, transportation and health issues.
* Minimum of 4-5 years proven success in a senior
* Self motivated, creative, detail-oriented and energetic.
* Ability to work from home, and to work independently with minimal
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Experience in meeting facilitation.
* Experience with network/coalition building to create policy changes.
* Track record of supervising complex projects with multiple stakeholders,
and organizing/motivating volunteers and groups.
* Organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with
excellent attention to detail.
* Advanced level of proficiency and previous experience in a variety of
computer software applications, especially Internet Explorer, MS Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Available for travel throughout the United States.
Compensation: The Policy Manager salary will be commensurate with
experience. The package also includes health insurance benefits, paid
vacation and federal holidays, and optional participation in a retirement
plan. A computer and a telephone will be provided and paid for.
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and three
writing samples in one PDF document to: Deb Hubsmith, Director, SRTS
National Partnership, at deb@.... All applications
will be acknowledged with an email reply. Telephone inquiries will not be
accepted. The position will be open until filled, and interviews will take
place on a rolling basis.
Visit www.saferoutespartnership.org for more information about the Safe
Routes to School National Partnership. Bikes Belong is an equal
OUTREACH COORDINATOR ? RICHMOND EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, URBAN
Organizational Background and Mission
Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat works to ensure that the current and future
development of the Bay Area benefits the region?s low-income communities
and communities of color. Through advocacy and the promotion of equitable
policies, leadership development, research, and participation in strategic
coalitions, UH helps to build a democratic society in which all
communities have the power to influence and benefit from the decisions
impacting their neighborhoods.
Richmond Equitable Development Initiative (REDI)
REDI is a diverse collaboration of organizations working to create and
realize a common vision for an equitable Richmond. REDI was launched in
2003, and since that time, has worked actively in the Richmond community
to carry out its vision that every Richmond resident has access to
affordable housing, safe and reliable public transit that connects to
living wage jobs, quality education, a clean environment, health care, and
other essential services. Over the past 18 months, REDI has been working
to influence the City of Richmond?s General Plan, which is a comprehensive
blueprint for land use and development within a city. REDI has developed a
set of policy recommendations and implementation steps for the City?s
General Plan and is aggressively working to have these recommendations
incorporated into the Plan. Simultaneously, REDI is engaging in priority
projects as part of the implementation phase of the General Plan campaign.
REDI is comprised of the following organizations: Asian Pacific
Environmental Network (APEN), California ACORN, Communities for a Better
Environment (CBE).Contra Costa Faith Works!, Center for Community
Innovation at University of California, Berkeley, East Bay Alliance for a
Sustainable Economy (EBASE), Greater Richmond Interfaith Project (GRIP)
and Urban Habitat.
REDI is seeking an individual who is passionate, energetic and committed
to building partnerships for a more just community. The Outreach
Coordinator will play a major role in coordinating community outreach as
well as mobilizing community members to turn out at key events and public
hearings. He/she will assist in the overall management of REDI?s major
projects, documentation of REDI?s impact and the development of an
outreach strategy for REDI. Candidate must be able to work with a diverse
group of individuals, including campaign coordinators and organizers to
promote the goals of the REDI collaborative. An understanding of a variety
of environmental and social justice issues including workforce
development, housing, transportation, equity, and land use, and their
impacts on historically disenfranchised communities, is helpful.
Essential Functions of the Job:
1. Community Outreach and Mobilization:
* Assist REDI partners in developing an outreach strategy and work with
partner organizations to assure clear communication flow.
* Assist REDI partners with mobilizing critical mass for events, public
hearings, and other key meetings. * * Specifically, assist with turnout
and help REDI expand its reach in the community.
* Attend meetings to support REDI?s priority campaigns and projects, as
* Promote the REDI Collaborative amongst non-REDI partner organizations
such as labor, faith, neighborhood councils, environmental, housing, and
industry groups, and community-based organizations.
* Help coordinate community events related to REDI?s priority campaigns
2. Project Management and Documentation:
* Assist REDI partners with tracking, documenting, and disseminating
information about the impact of the various campaigns and REDI as a whole.
* Assist with local data gathering to help manage and move the REDI
* Assist REDI Campaign Coordinator in coordinating/scheduling meetings and
attend public hearings, as needed.
3. Capacity-Building & Partnership-Building:
* Attend and assist REDI Campaign Coordinator with Leadership Institute
* Assist REDI Campaign Coordinator to build strategic partnerships with
labor unions, faith, and other allies.
* Provide support to organizations new to the REDI Collaborative.
4. Other Duties
* Maintain REDI outreach database.
* Assist with administrative duties, as needed.
* Bachelor?s degree in planning, environmental science, public health,
public policy, related field, or equivalent experience.
* Minimum of three (3) years experience working on social and
environmental justice issues and/or land-use planning.
* Experience in community outreach.
* Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
* Well-organized, self-motivated, able to multi-task, establish
priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
* Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision, take
direction well, and learn quickly.
* Excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
* Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, required.
How to Apply:
REDI is a coalition of organizations that are Equal Employment Opportunity
employers. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Email
resume and cover letter (AS ATTACHMENTS) to: RediOutreach@...
or mail resume and cover letter to Sheryl Lane, Urban Habitat, 436 14th
Street, Suite 1205, Oakland, CA 94612.
This is a part-time position. The Outreach Coordinator works on behalf of
REDI but reports to Urban Habitat?s Richmond Campaign Coordinator. Work
schedule will require some evenings and weekends.
CITY PLANNER, CITY OF MARTINSVILLE, VA
The City of Martinsville, VA, is seeking an experienced planner to perform
professional planning functions. Duties involve neighborhood
revitalization, historic, and preservation efforts, as well as
comprehensive planning, project management and basic master planning.
Requires four-year degree in public administration, urban, and/or
regional planning, or closely related field, and three years experience in
planning, economic development, urban design, or similar experience.
Salary: $50,000 DOQ; excellent benefits. Submit required City
Application to the City?s Human Resources Department, PO Box 1112,
Martinsville, VA 24114 by CLOSING DATE OF 5:00 PM on JUNE 27. Download
application at www.ci.martinsville.va.us.
GREEN JOBS AND SMART GROWTH POLICY SPECIALIST, PROGRESSIVE STATES NETWORK
Progressive States Network is seeking a highly motivated individual to
advance green jobs and smart growth policies across the nation and help
build a nationwide network of state legislators and advocates in support
of these progressive reforms.
The Policy Agenda: Creating jobs based on clean energy and reshaping the
urban environment through smart growth policies is a cornerstone of
progressive policy. Wasteful energy and development policies have created
an environmentally destructive cycle of urban sprawl, long commutes and
fragmentation of community life. Rightwing activists have promoted the
myth that jobs and the environment are incompatible, a divisive strategy
used to undermine wage standards for workers, undercut
environmentally-sound planning, and deepen racial and economic segregation
patterns. On the other hand, a strategic alliance around smart growth and
green jobs can bring together unions, environmentalists, low-income
housing activists and civil rights groups in a combined effort to promote
sustainable economic growth for our communities.
The goal of this position is to help strengthen those alliances with
sympathetic state legislators to promote model green jobs and smart growth
legislation in states across the country. Key policies will include:
* Encouraging ?green jobs? policies, such as retrofitting buildings for
energy efficiency, building mass transit and deploying solar and other
alternative energy sources;
* Promoting economic and housing developments along established transit
* Supporting higher-density affordable housing policies in urban and inner
suburbs to discourage urban sprawl;
* Developing innovative policies to fight greenhouse gas emissions, such
as clean car legislation and ?pay by the mile? auto insurance to help
encourage the shift from autos to alternative transit options.
The position will be based in our New York City office.
About Progressive States Network: The Progressive States Network works
with legislators and community organizations across the country to advance
legislation at the state level that protects individual freedoms, promotes
sustainable economic growth, and strengthens America's working families.
Backed by labor unions, community leaders, environmental groups,
grassroots organizations such as MoveOn.org, and other individual
supporters, Progressive States blends analysis and action and is working
to establish a cohesive network and support system for progressive
legislators in all 50 states, while building a concerted movement
dedicated to grassroots social and political change across the nation. See
www.progressivestates.org for more information.
Skills Needed: This job requires the skills to develop and explain
policies to legislators, the media and potential allies. The position also
requires strong organizing skills to build a multi-state legislative
network where legislators educate each other on both the policy and
political benefits of supporting green jobs and smart growth. Strong
writing skills are a must as are strong networking skills. Since our goal
is to build a multi-issue network of legislators and allied organizations,
any person in this position must be committed to working as a team with
other staff at the Progressive States Network.
Candidates for this position should have three to eight years of relevant
professional 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 candidates professional experience.
How to Apply:
Salary and benefits for this position are commensurate with the amount of
relevant professional experience that a candidate has. Opportunities for
advancement, travel, and additional training are available.
Please email a compelling cover letter, resume and writing sample showing
your ability to write about policy issues in a manner accessible to the
Nathan Newman, Policy Director
Progressive States Network
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB
The Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC) is one of the largest bicycle organizations
in the U.S., with more than 9000 members. The Club is a leader in bicycle
and transportation advocacy and through our 501(c)(3) Education
Foundation, bicycle safety and education. We produce 11 major bicycle
events (e.g. the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, the Seattle
International Bicycle Expo, and Bike to Work Month) and offer 1200 free
recreational rides annually. CBC is directed by an elected, volunteer
board and has 16 paid employees.
Summary -- The development coordinator is responsible for supporting the
development department including the business relations, communications
and marketing and fund development functions. The development department
serves CBC programs (advocacy, commuting, education and events) and works
collaboratively with CBC administration and finance departments.
The development coordinator will work as an integrated member of the
development department team, supporting:
* Assist with event sales, support and fulfillment.
* Oversee appeal production.
* Update websites.
* Layout and execution of electronic communication tools.
* Mailing list and ad sales and fulfillment.
* Prepare on-line surveys.
* Coordinate CBC membership booth.
* Prepare management reports for appeals, marketing, membership, and
* Represent CBC by interacting with external audiences including business
representatives, volunteers, board members, donors, club members, event
participants, and others.
* Perform other duties as assigned by the development director.
* Reports to and is supervised by development director.
* Serves as member of development department and CBC teams.
* Full time salary position.
* Six month probationary performance review with annual review thereafter
on or about hire date.
* Some evening and weekend work required.
* Monetary compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.
* Benefits package.
Qualifications and Skills Desired
* Education: BA or equivalent.
* At least one year of relevant work experience.
* Excellent written and oral communications.
* Excellent interpersonal skills.
* Excellent organizational skills including ability to manage multiple
projects and work accurately under deadline.
* Solid knowledge of HTML and experience with website updating.
* Experience with Adobe GoLive or comparable web development software is
* Solid knowledge and experience with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.
* Strong Microsoft Office skills.
* Basic graphic design knowledge and an ?eye? for design very helpful.
* Photoshop experience helpful.
* Performs a variety of tasks; willingness to get the job done.
* Comfortable with fast-paced environment and deadlines.
* Team player with the ability to work independently.
* Familiarity with nonprofit structure helpful.
* Interest in bicycling a plus.
How to Apply:
TO APPLY, please send cover letter and resume to:
Cascade Bicycle Club
kathy.mccabe@... (Email preferred)
PO Box 15165
Seattle, WA 98115
OFFICE MANAGER, BUCKHEAD AREA TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
The Buckhead Area Transportation Management Association (BATMA) is one of
the Atlanta region?s eight transportation management associations working
to develop commute solutions that ease congestion and its resulting
pollution. BATMA strives to foster public-private partnerships to solve
the transportation and access challenges facing the Buckhead Community.
BATMA works closely with area building owners, property managers,
residents and many corporate and government partners to develop and
implement programs and projects that improve mobility, accessibility and
air quality in the community. BATMA has been in existence since 1997 and
operational since 1999. Funding for the organization is provided through a
combination of membership dues, federal grants and local tax dollars.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) is a state enabled
governmental entity whose objective, working with the City of Atlanta and
its community partners, is to meet the challenges resulting from
Buckhead's rapid, primarily automobile-based growth.
These challenges include: improving traffic mobility, enhancing the
pedestrian environment, creating better access to public transit,
initiating intra-district transportation alternatives, encouraging better
integration of land uses, and improving linkages to the region's
automobile, transit and bicycle networks. The CID has been in existence
since 2000 and is funded by property taxes levied on commercial properties
in the community.
Job Description: The Office Manager position supports both BATMA and the
Buckhead CID and is very diverse including functions related to both the
general management of the office as well as the administration of
commuter-focused programs and measurement of those programs. The standard
duties of the Office/Program Manager will include, but not be limited to,
the following functions:
* General accounting/book keeping
* Benefits administration
* Insurance administration
* Database administration
* Contacts management
* Filing system maintenance
* Office equipment support
* Computer software maintenance and support, including regular anti-virus
* Tracking and reporting of all commuter programs
* Grant Management and reporting
* Payroll processing
Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of an undergraduate
degree in management, accounting or related field or the equivalent work
experience. Applicants must be highly organized, detail oriented, self
motivated and possess strong time management skills.
Necessary skills include: Proficiency in Quickbooks, ACT, Access XP,
Outlook, WORD, EXCEL, and Powerpoint programs.
How to Apply:
Attention: Office/Program Manager Position
3340 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Fax: (404) 842-2681
DEPUTY CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, 1SKY
1Sky (www.1sky.org) is a highly collaborative new national campaign in the
United States catalyzing a society-wide movement in support of bold
federal action to tackle global warming. The 1Sky policy platform
represents the scientific bottom line ? the solutions we must implement
immediately to avert catastrophic climate change and transition to a green
economy. The 1Sky strategy combines dozens of allies nationwide in a
campaign driven by powerful field and organizing, voter education, and
Internet and communications strategies to communicate a highly visible
public demand for Congress and the President to implement the 1Sky
platform as quickly as possible. 1Sky is building a central staff of
approximately 12 located Takoma Park, MD, that works cooperatively with
1Sky allied organizations and individuals around the country to carry out
The Deputy Campaign Director will support the Campaign Director as a
senior strategist and manager in the campaign. They will assist in leading
a team with diverse expertise and objectives to set and accomplish short
and long term campaign goals. The Deputy Campaign Director will supervise
several members of the senior management team and must have a strong track
record of senior leadership in the non-profit arena, including experience
with fundraising, communications, policy, field, organizational
development, operations, and strategic planning.
* Assist the Campaign Director to conceptualize and implement the 1Sky
campaign plan, with direct responsibility for translating plans into short
and long-range goals.
* Manage the day-to-day activities of 1Sky that ensure the achievement of
* Evaluate progress and report results to the Campaign Director.
* Identify and cultivate prospective donors, including foundations,
individuals, business and partner organizations.
* Work with Internet Director and Development Coordinator to launch a
creative and lucrative on-line fundraising strategy.
* Oversee production of materials for all fundraising activities.
* With the Campaign Director, oversee a full-time staff of 12 as well as
various part-time employees and consultants, including recruitment,
training and management of senior-level staff.
* Supervise staff evaluation and support professional development for
* Manage 1Sky operations in the absence of the Campaign Director.
START DATE: Immediately
SALARY: Salary, commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits
package is offered.
* Relevant graduate experience with a minimum of 10-15 years relevant
experience in the fields of climate change advocacy, organizational
development and administration, fundraising, and new technologies.
* Significant managerial experience in large-scale issue campaigns,
including c3/c4 combinations.
* Demonstrated success in meeting multi-million dollar campaign goals and
a personal track record of success in garnering individual major gifts.
* Strong interpersonal skills for donor cultivation and solicitation.
* Traditional and creative approaches to diversifying fundraising
* Excellent writing, communications, analytical, organizational, planning
and marketing skills.
* Charisma, experience and comfort with public presentations.
* Strength in multi-tasking and prioritization.
* Excellent intuition and people skills.
* A sense of humor, energy for challenges, and passion for social change.
How to Apply:
SUBMISSIONS: letter, resume, and contact information for three (3)
references from your most recent employment and/or education.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling, please send immediately
PLEASE SEND APPLICATIONS TO: jobs@..., putting "Job Application:
Deputy Campaign Director" in the subject line.
NOTE: We are only accepting applications by email. Please do not make any
inquiries about the position or the status of your application. Because of
the volume of applicants we anticipate, we cannot respond individually to
each application. We will contact those applicants that are of interest to
the Search Committee directly.
1Sky is an equal opportunity employer. We carefully consider 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.
TRANSPORTATION INTERN (PAID), NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD PASSENGERS
The mission of the National Association of Railroad Passengers is to work
for a modern, customer-focused national passenger train network that
provides a travel choice Americans want.
NARP is the largest national membership advocacy organization for train
and rail transit passengers. We have worked since 1967 to expand the
quality and quantity of passenger rail in the United States. Our work is
supported by over 23,000 individual members.
The Transportation Internship at NARP is an exciting, paid opportunity to
work on behalf of the traveling public to improve our nation's
* Update and expand the Association's reporters e-mail distribution,
researching bouncebacks to update distribution lists and adding new
contacts as well.
* Attend and monitor hearings and mark-ups on Captiol Hill and elsewhere,
per direction of Assistant Director.
* Work with Assistant Director to coordinate NARP Board of Directors Day
on Capitol Hill.
* Keep the Association's NARP News index up to date.
* Answer phone when call volume is high and/or Office Manager is out.
* Handle a number of varied fact-finding and research projects, per
direction of fellow staff.
* Assist Communications Associate in drafting weekly news hotline and
newsletter articles, as needed.
* Track and record on-time performance of Amtrak trains, as instructed by
The following responsibilities are shared by the four program staff:
* Answer phone calls and respond to e-mail from reporters, Capitol Hill,
NARP members and Board members, and other outside parties.
* Draft or review news releases.
* Provide material for NARP Blog.
* Represent the Association as a speaker at regional membership meetings,
rail policy forums, and other events that request a speaker from the
The ideal candidate will have an interest in railroad/public
transportation advocacy. Capitol Hill experience preferred.
Basic computer literacy (MS Office Suite) required. Experience with Adobe
InDesign and Photoshop preferred, but not required.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
If you have any questions, please call 202-408-8362. For more information
about NARP, visit http://www.narprail.org/
OFFICE/PROGRAM MANAGER, TRANSPORTATION LEARNING CENTER
The Transportation Learning Center is seeking an energetic and
detail-oriented Office Assistant to provide logistical support and
coordination on staff travel and Center events, conduct research and
communications, assist with accounting functions, manage the Center?s
contact database, and perform other office duties as assigned. This is an
entry-level position with strong potential for growth and increased
responsibilities in research and communications. Part-time candidates may
About the Center:
The Transportation Learning 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.
Travel and Events:
* Maintain travel calendar and assist with travel coordination
* Gather travel receipts and process expense reports in a timely manner
* Produce and assemble print materials for events and meetings
Research and Communications:
* Assist with research projects; collect organize and analyze information,
articles, statistics and other materials from the Internet, libraries, and
other sources; develop background and case study research
* Assist with communications projects
* Draft and proofread letters, correspondence, and general information as
* Work with Financial Manager on subcontractor files and other accounting
* Manage contact database
* Maintain office copier/telephone lists
* Maintain central Outlook calendar and contacts
* Keep track of and maintain office machines and other Center assets
* General reception, including answering phones, faxing and mailing
* Organize front-desk
* Perform general office duties as assigned.
* Bachelor?s degree in relevant field. Associate degree with 1-2 years of
relevant experience may be sufficient.
* Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
and Project; Strong ability to navigate interactive websites for travel
reservations and event registration
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Attention to details
* Ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple projects
simultaneously and meet deadlines
* Ability to collaborate in a multi-cultural setting
* Experience with labor organizations, nonprofits, and/or transportation
issues highly desirable.
* Good understanding of the relationships among management, labor,
educational institutions, and government and community organizations a
Location: Silver Spring, MD (Near the Silver Spring Metro Station)
Expected Annual Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Excellent
benefits. Opportunities for growth.
Start Date: ASAP
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter with salary expectations by email:
info@..., by fax: (301) 565-4712, or by mail:
Transportation Learning Center
8403 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The Transportation Learning Center is an affirmative action employer.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
TRANSPORTATION POLICY DIRECTOR, SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP
Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2008.
The Transportation Policy Director is a senior level management position
that reports directly to the President/CEO and leads the Leadership
Group's transportation and land use policy initiatives and programs. The
Director provides key staff support to the Leadership Group's
transportation policy committee and the organization generally in areas of
public policy development, strategic planning, legislative advocacy and
program initiatives related to transportation and land use.
* Provide leadership and staff support to the transportation policy
* Duties include meeting planning, facilitation, leadership development,
policy analysis and coordination of work programs.
* On an annual basis, work with the committee to establishÑwith the
approval of the overall membership-- the Leadership Group's
transportation-related legislative, policy and program priorities.
Identify measureable outcomes and issue champions.
* Carry out research and analysis on issues related to transportation
policy, including but not limited to improving California's transportation
infrastructure, addressing the state's infrastructure funding shortfall,
reducing greenhouse gas emissions and encouraging transit-oriented
development. Identify policy positions, programmatic activities, and
initiatives to advance the organization's priorities and the strategies
necessary to achieve those objectives.
* Advocate effectively for the Leadership Group's policy positions by
developing and maintaining relationships with key policy makers, community
leaders, and organizations, and identifying opportunities to partner on
issues of mutual interest.
* Assist in communicating the Leadership Group's transportation and land
use priorities, successes and activities to the broader community by,
among other things, drafting op eds, writing the transportation section of
the Leadership Group's annual Projections report, and representing the
Leadership Group at meetings and conferences and on community taskforces,
committees, boards and organizations as appropriate.
* Actively involve member companies in the Leadership Group's policy and
program initiatives. Staff committee co-chairs and board members as they
make presentations and advocate for transportation issues on behalf of the
* Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Ability to prepare memos, reports and letters quickly that are thorough
and factually correct.
* Broad knowledge and experience in the public policy process and
* Strong organizational skills, ability to facilitate meetings, organize
events, and build excellent working relationships with elected officials,
professional staff, community groups and policy makers. Ability to
engender collaboration among diverse groups.
* Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
* Ability to manage staff, coordinators (student interns) and executive
We are a dynamic, passionate team where everyone pitches in and supports
organizational priorities and events. This will include staffing
high-profile events, participation in advocacy trips with city, county,
and state leaders, and participation in various organization-sponsored
gatherings. This may include some early morning and evening engagements.
Our offices are based in San Jose within walking distance of the airport,
Guadalupe River Trail, and public transit.
Excellent benefits include health, vision, dental, 401(k), transit pass,
and subsidized fitness center.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Carl Guardino at
TRANSLINK ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR, METROPOLITAN
Under supervision of the Senior Program Coordinator, the TransLink®
Program Coordinator will assist in managing multiple tasks related to the
implementation, operation and promotion of the TransLink® fare payment
system. Working as a member of a team, the Program Coordinator will focus
on several key program areas including distribution of TransLink® cards
and value, the TransLink® website, employer benefit distribution and
TransLink®-related marketing and customer outreach initiatives.
TransLink® is the new regional transit fare payment system for San
Francisco Bay Area transit agencies. When fully implemented, transit
riders will be able to use the reloadable TransLink® smart card to ride
any transit agency in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. The
TransLink® card stores value, which cardholders can use on any
participating agency, and the system automatically deducts the correct
fare including discounts and transfers.
TransLink® is currently operating on two transit agencies: AC Transit and
Golden Gate Transit and Ferry. The system will expand to three additional
agencies in the coming months (BART, Caltrain and San Francisco Muni) and
two additional agencies in mid-2009 (SamTrans and Santa Clara VTA). More
than two dozen agencies will accept the card when TransLink® is fully
implemented. Additional information about TransLink® is available at
Education: Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university, as listed in the Higher Education Directory, in an appropriate
discipline, such as urban planning, transportation planning, engineering,
public policy, or public administration. (Applicants with a degree issued
from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts
evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of
equivalency along with the application.)
Experience: Completion of at least one year of recent, progressive and
verifiable professional experience in a field such as: transportation
planning, transportation program management and/or automated fare
collection. Experience in transit, payment systems, customer service
programs, and/or other publicly funded operations programs would be
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of transportation planning,
transportation program administration, policy analysis, automated fare
collection; project management and control; techniques to facilitate
coordination and participation of multiple stakeholders; managing
interrelationships among public agencies; program and contract
development, analysis, administration and evaluation; quantitative
analysis; and/or transit operations.
Ability to: Analyze problems, develop strategies and make practical
recommendations; simultaneously manage multiple projects; communicate
clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; edit and proofread; prepare
correspondence and reports; prepare and make presentations to a wide
variety of audiences; attend evening meetings as required; work
independently; use initiative and sound judgment within established
procedural guidelines; establish and maintain effective working
relationships; and develop consensus among local agencies and consultants
on various issues.
For more information:
SENIOR MANAGER FOR MAJOR GIFTS, SPECIAL TRANSIT
Special Transit, one of the largest nonprofit providers of low-cost
transportation and mobility services for older adults and people with
disabilities in the Rocky Mountain Region, is looking for a Senior Manager
for Major Gifts to advance efforts for individual giving in its
development department. Major donor identification, cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship are the expectations of this newly created
position. Major gifts include individuals, as well as new grant and
funding opportunities from foundations and corporations. Prospect research
and subsequent grant writing are also critical components. Gift
cultivation and solicitation in support for the upcoming capital campaign
are also exciting aspects of this position in a rapidly growing and
financially healthy organization.
Bachelors in fundraising, business administration or non-profit management
or related field and minimum of 3-5 years progressively responsible
successful experience in soliciting individuals at the major and special
gifts level, demonstrated success in closing larger major gifts,
experience utilizing database for prospect identification required, and
capital campaign exp preferred.
How to Apply:
Email or mail resume with references to jmasontops@... or Joan L
Mason, CFRE, 9200 Cherry Creek Drive South #23, Denver, CO 80231. For
additional information contact Mary Cobb, Director of Development &
Communications, at 303-447-2848 ext 102 or email mary@...
FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, GREENBELT ALLIANCE
Greenbelt Alliance, the San Francisco Bay Area?s advocate for open spaces
and vibrant places, seeks an experienced candidate for the position of
Field Representative based in Marin County.
The Field Representative will lead advocacy efforts to stop sprawl and
encourage smart growth in Marin County and provide support for similar
work in Sonoma County. To accomplish these goals, the Field Representative
will be based in Greenbelt Alliance?s new San Rafael office as the local
center for land-use advocacy. The Field Representative will provide
leadership on our efforts to support walkable neighborhoods, affordable
homes, effective public transportation to reduce traffic and greenhouse
gases, while protecting farmland and natural areas. Our work in Marin
County will focus on working with decisionmakers and the community to
effect policy changes that will create more affordable homes.
The Field Representative will report to the Field Director and work
closely with the entire Greenbelt Alliance team?including central staff in
San Francisco, field representatives throughout the Bay Area, and
volunteers in Marin and Sonoma counties?to support Greenbelt Alliance?s
efforts to protect open space and encourage infill development in the Bay
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in grassroots organizing,
political campaigns, and housing and/or land-use policy.
Organizing and Outreach: Work with other local organizations to recruit
and coordinate activists for specific campaigns and to build long-term
political effectiveness in local communities. Reach out to community
organizations and the general public to increase awareness about the
importance of smart growth and open space protection. Help to develop new
community leaders to champion these issues.
Advocacy: Lead local campaign efforts to secure policy change that will
promote vibrant communities, provide homes people can afford, protect open
space and enhance the quality of life in Marin and Sonoma counties.
Responsibilities include helping to identify campaign priorities, campaign
planning, coalition building, and direct lobbying.
Persuasive Communication: Build relationships with local press, serve as
key spokesperson on local land-use issues, develop media campaigns with
Greenbelt Alliance?s Communications department, write letters to the
editor and opinion pieces, organize media events, and make public
Policy Analysis: Analyze public policy alternatives that will enhance
housing opportunities, smart growth development, transportation options,
and open space conservation in Marin and Sonoma counties. In collaboration
with others at Greenbelt Alliance and allies, help develop Greenbelt
Alliance?s policy positions.
Management: Manage the Marin Field Office, including supervision of
volunteers and interns.
The Field Representative will be enthusiastic and self-motivated with some
combination of the following skills:
* Grassroots organizing
* Campaign planning
* Building coalitions among diverse stakeholder groups
* Public speaking before citizen organizations and elected bodies
* Interacting with the media and serving as a spokesperson
* Volunteer recruitment and management
* Writing persuasively on tight deadlines
* Analyzing, developing and/or implementing public policy (experience in
housing policy, land use, urban planning and/or community development
Bachelor?s degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies,
Public Policy or another appropriate field required.
Two years of grassroots organizing, housing advocacy, public policy, urban
planning and/or community development work experience preferred.
Car and flexible schedule also required.
Most importantly, the Field Representative will be committed to promoting
livable communities and protecting the Bay Area?s greenbelt for this and
Salary and Benefits
Salary depends on experience. Medical and dental insurance provided as
well as short-term disability, flexible spending, and 403(b) accounts.
Generous vacation package.
Send a resume and cover letter to jobs@....
Applications can also be sent via postal mail to:
Attn: Field Representative Search
631 Howard Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
About Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance is the San Francisco Bay Area?s advocate for vibrant
places and open spaces. Founded in 1958, we work to make the Bay Area a
better place to live by protecting the region?s greenbelt and improving
the region?s cities and towns. We have helped protect over 1.1 million
acres of farmlands, parks, watersheds, and other open space. Greenbelt
Alliance is also a leading advocate for creating livable communities:
walkable neighborhoods near transit, shops, and jobs, with homes people
With a committed staff of 20, Greenbelt Alliance has a strong team spirit
and sense of fun. We are headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in
San Jose, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, and Fairfield. Greenbelt Alliance
values a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. People of
color, women, people of all sexual orientations, trans and gender
non-conforming people, and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged
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
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
How to Apply:
To apply please visit
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION EDUCATOR, WOOD RIVER RIDESHARE
Americorps position will oversee continued implementation and development
of our highly recognized Safe Routes to School Program. Position will
maintain harmonious relationship with partner organizations and local
government agencies. Position is deeply involved in volunteer development
and coordination. Position will be active in bike and pedestrian safety
Working knowledge of MS; Desire to serve with people to promote education,
environmental stewardship and an ethic of service. Key to success is an
understanding and willingness to work with children ages 6-14, and their
*Experience as a facilitator or team builder is recommended.
*Bicycling skills are essential
*Spanish is a huge plus!
How to Apply:
Please submit resume, 2 written references and cover letter to:
Contact: Jim Finch c/o
Mountain Rides Transportation
P.O. Box 3091 Ketchum, ID 83340
(208) 726-7576 ext. 5
STREETLIFE AMBASSADORS, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
Transportation Alternatives is looking to hire eight to ten outgoing
individuals to work part-time through the summer as StreetLife
Ambassadors. StreetLife Ambassadors will be part of a team that will
represent Transportation Alternatives at neighborhood block parties,
car-free events and bicycle events throughout the summer. StreetLife
Ambassadors will work closely with T.A.?s StreetLife Coordinator to
conduct outreach and interviews while staffing these events. This is a
flexible, part-time position, with most opportunities for work falling on
the weekend days. You will not be working within an office environment.
Instead, you will be outdoors connecting with New Yorkers to better
understand how T.A. can improve public life in the city.
* Conducting outreach and distribution at block parties, car-free events,
and biking events in New York City;
* Interviewing New York City residents at block parties and other car-free
events about ways to make their streets and neighborhoods safer and more
* Gathering information on pedestrian traffic and other use of the street
* Assisting with bike parking at T.A. events;
* Participating in trainings pertaining to the duties listed above.
* Interest in community organizing or urban planning;
* Outgoing nature, and the ability to comfortably interact with New York
How to Apply:
1. A one page cover letter detailing why you would like to be part of
T.A.?s StreetLife team (please do not make this generic)
2. A one page resume detailing your education and work history
Re: StreetLife Ambassador Application
127 West 26th Street, #1002
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 212-629-8334 (Attn: StreetLife Ambassador Position)
Women and people of color encouraged to apply.
No phone calls or walk-ins please.
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, VARIOUS MPOs
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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