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6-Month Fellowship - Washington, D.C. - National Complete Streets Coalition

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  • Asha Agrawal
    (From http://www.completestreets.org/fellow.html) COMPLETE STREETS FELLOW The National Complete Streets Coalition is seeking a Complete Streets Fellow to work
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 23, 2008
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      (From http://www.completestreets.org/fellow.html)


      The National Complete Streets Coalition is seeking a Complete Streets
      Fellow to work with a diverse coalition of prominent national
      organizations working for the adoption of complete streets policies across
      the country. This is an tremendous opportunity for a recent graduate to
      take on significant responsibility while learning about transportation
      reform issues and working directly with a variety of well-known leaders
      and organizations in the field.

      The National Complete Streets Coalition is working for adoption and
      implementation of Complete Streets policies at the federal, state, and
      local level. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe
      access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit
      riders of all ages and abilities are able to safely move along and across
      a complete street. Active Coalition members include Smart Growth America,
      AARP, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the American Planning
      Association, the League of American Bicyclists, the American Public
      Transportation Association, and many others (see the 'Who We Are' page).
      To find out more about complete streets visit www.completestreets.org. The
      Coalition shares office space and is staffed by Smart Growth America.

      Responsibilities will include:

      * Research and analysis of current and forthcoming complete streets
      policies around the country
      * Assist with local workshops to help communities across the country
      develop and implement complete streets policies
      * Research and write fact sheets and other material on the benefits of
      complete streets
      * Assist in writing editing and disseminating the monthly newsletter
      * Development of content and maintenance of the website and web-based
      * General administrative tasks including mailing, event planning,
      database management, etc.

      Requirements: The candidate should have a strong interest in smart growth,
      transportation issues, or related areas. Candidates should have at least a
      bachelor?s degree and either and educational background or work experience
      in urban planning, environmental studies, public policy, or a related
      field. This position requires a self-motivated and detail-oriented person
      with excellent organizational skills. The candidate should be able to work
      independently with minimal supervision. Candidates must have exemplary
      research and writing skills, and an ability to synthesize diverse
      material. The candidate should be highly computer literate with specific
      experience in website maintenance, web research, database management, and
      using the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
      Knowledge of InDesign or graphics software, html, css, Joomla! and/or
      other open source web interfaces are a definite plus.

      Compensation: The Fellowship comes with a stipend of $1,800 per month. He
      or she will receive five days of paid sick leave or vacation and will have
      paid leave on all federal holidays that occur within their tenure at SGA.
      Health benefits will not be offered.

      Timeframe: Full-time, forty hours a week for six months. This position
      will very likely lead to full-time, permanent employment with the National
      Complete Streets Coalition.

      How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume,
      short writing sample and 3 references to Stephanie Potts at
      info@.... Interviews will be held on a rolling basis so
      it's best to get your application in early.

      Equal Opportunity Employment: SGA is an equal opportunity employer.
      People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

      National Complete Streets Coalition
      1707 L St NW, Suite 1050
      Washington, DC 20036
      (202) 207-3355

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