TFN Employment Connections: March 18, 2009
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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:
*Capitol Hill Reporter/Blogger, Streetsblog (Washington, DC)
*State Campaign Manager, SGA (Washington, DC)
*Federal Transportation Program Manager, Friends of the Earth (Washington,
*Organizing Fellowship, T4America (Washington, DC)
*Regional Transit Projects Manager, LSCOG (Aiken, SC)
*Director of Public Works, City of Bellingham (Bellingham, WA)
*Director of Communications and Development, ITDP (New York, NY)
*Great Streets Campaign Director, SFBC (San Francisco, CA)
*Instructional Designer, the Transportation Learning Center (Silver
*Field Representative, Greenbelt Alliance (San Francisco, CA)
*Multiple Positions, Various MPOs
*Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
CAPITOL HILL REPORTER/BLOGGER, STREETSBLOG
Streetsblog.org is a top source for news and analysis of transportation,
planning and urban environmental policy issues, with outlets in New York
City, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We are the producers of
Streetfilms.org and a national network of more than 200 progressive
transportation policy bloggers called Streetsblog.net. Since its launch
three years ago, Streetsblog has broken numerous stories and emerged as an
influential voice in civic affairs in New York and other cities. Our
readership consists largely of planning and transportation professionals,
environmental advocates, government employees, members of the media and
individuals involved in what is often referred to as the ?Livable Streets?
With major transportation, climate, and energy legislation coming before
Congress in 2009 and 2010, we are seeking a talented journalist to cover
Capitol Hill for Streetsblog. We are looking for a reporter/blogger who
can help bring outside-the-Beltway readers inside the legislative process,
scoop the mainstream press, and make Streetsblog Capitol Hill an engaging
and entertaining must-read.
Our ideal candidate is a talented, experienced writer and reporter who
knows the players in transportation and environmental policymaking on
Capitol Hill. The ability to navigate the intricacies of the legislative
process, to dig beneath the surface, and to track the interests and
influences behind the scene is a must.
While Streetsblog has a distinct advocacy bent oriented towards reducing
automobile dependence and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists
and transit riders, we bring newspaper-quality journalism to the issues
that we cover. Towards that end, we are seeking a reporter/blogger with
previous professional experience to do original research, interviews,
investigation and coverage of events. Qualifications include:
* Professional journalism experience, ideally covering the legislative
processes related to transportation, planning or environmental policy
* A network of existing sources ? and an ability to cultivate new sources
? among the lawmakers, lobbyists, advocates and other players who work on
federal transportation policy issues.
* Experience with WordPress or other blogging technologies is a plus.
* A personal passion for the issues that Streetsblog covers.
Streetsblog is produced by The Open Planning Project, a New York
City-based non-profit that uses technology to catalyze civic action and
social change. This position is full-time, and the Reporter will work
remotely from Washington, DC.
How to Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and relevant clips/links to
STATE CAMPAIGN MANAGER, SMART GROWTH AMERICA
Smart Growth America is seeking a smart and motivated individual to grow a
national campaign into an excellent field operation. The Campaign Manager
will direct the day to day expansion of, and tasks to build, a diverse
coalition of prominent national, state, and local organizations working to
a) affect stimulus spending in the states, and b) in the longer run, pass
state smart growth measures.
Experience managing field organizing on a political or issue campaign is a
MUST. The Campaign Manager reports to the State Policy Director and works
with SGA's state and regional affiliates to develop and implement field
plans for SGA state-level campaigns. The applicant must be a dynamic
individual, prepared to speak to audiences, and organize both grasstops
and grassroots events for NGOs, business leaders, and elected officials.
The Campaign Manager will also work closely with SGA's Communications
staff, consultants, and Transportation for America teams.
Smart Growth America is a growing organization working at the federal,
state, and regional levels to support citizen-driven planning that
coordinates development, transportation, revitalization of older areas and
preservation of open space and the environment.
Responsibilities will include:
* Manage state-level campaigns, including work with SGA's state
* Develop tools and materials (in coordination with other staff and
consultants) to engage coalition partners in advocacy and media efforts in
an expanding role over the course of the campaign.
* Manage implementation of field activities by the state affiliates.
* Work with affiliates to engage local and state partners to shape
outreach strategies appropriate for each state.
* Build a powerful national field operation consisting of state coalitions
of "grasstops" supporters ? local organizations, statewide organizations,
and in-state opinion leaders ? for the campaign. This will include leaders
from the local business community, local environmental organizations,
union leaders, real estate sector, equity and health groups, elected
officials and others.
* Train state coalition leads on organizing, advocacy and messaging.
* Build the capacity of local and state campaign partners to engage with
state and federal leaders on transportation and other related policies.
This position requires a self-motivated and detail-oriented person with
excellent organizational skills. The candidate must have good
communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work independently
with minimal supervision. The candidate should have:
* Interest in transportation and land use issues, or related areas.
Experience doing organizing with a political or issue campaign is a MUST.
Work with bicyclists, pedestrian, transit, union, business, rural, aging,
or political organizing an asset.
* A minimum of two years management experience in organizing or on
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines with
willingness to be part of a team working towards a common goal.
* Strong communication and writing skills and an ability to work with a
diverse group of people and audiences.
* Ability to build and maintain coalitions through internet, in person or
Full-time, will include some nights and weekends as campaign needs
require. Must be available for travel.
Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis. Job is available for an
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, short writing
sample and three references to jobs@.... Interviews
will be held on a rolling basis.
Equal Opportunity Employment: Smart Growth America is an equal opportunity
employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM MANAGER, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
Friends of the Earth U.S. is an environmental advocacy organization
currently conducting major campaigns on global warming, human health and
toxics elimination, cleaner energy and transportation, and the reduction
of government subsidies to environmentally destructive projects. We are
the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots
groups operating in 70 countries. Founded in 1969 by David Brower, Friends
of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts
to create a healthy and just world.
Friends of the Earth currently has offices in Washington, DC and San
Friends of the Earth is seeking an experienced, energetic candidate to
join Friends of the Earth as our Federal Transportation Program Manager.
This person will direct Friends of the Earth?s ongoing, multi-year
campaign to reform federal transportation policy, as well as implementing
This effort is primarily focused on reducing global warming impacts from
transportation by ensuring federal support for more environmentally and
economically sustainable transportation options as alternatives to the
automobile. This includes rethinking the transportation planning process
with an emphasis on greenhouse gasses, reconsidering ineffective federal
transportation spending programs, and securing greater federal support for
mass transit, passenger rail, and smart growth development.
The successful candidate will be experienced in campaign management,
strategic planning, policy development and analysis, organizing, and
advocacy. He or she will be detail-oriented and organized, with a track
record of success in influencing public policy, running campaigns, and
convening and coordinating a broad array of organizations to work for
This person will work with Friends of the Earth?s domestic team, reporting
to the Domestic Program Director.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
* Develop, coordinate, and execute Friends of the Earth transportation
* Advocate transportation and global warming policy changes in Congress
and government agencies through direct outreach, public processes, media,
and report writing/analysis;
* Combine expertise on both policy and practice these issues, staying
abreast of the latest research relating to the global warming impact of
transportation and its mitigation;
* Conduct and oversee research and analysis to develop reports and
articles to educate nongovernmental organizations, policymakers, and the
* Develop public education and campaign materials on transportation and
global warming issues;
* Supervise and manage 1-3 staff members in implementing campaign
* Develop strategic campaign and communications strategies in conjunction
with the Domestic Program Director, the Director of Public Advocacy and
Media Relations and the Web Organizer; and
* Develop and implement fundraising plan, working with Domestic Program
Director and Director of Foundation Relations.
Requirements and Special Knowledge
This position requires three to five years of experience in policy
advocacy addressing energy, climate change, or transportation issues, as
well as a strong interest in transportation infrastructure and land use
planning/development policy. Previous experience in transportation issues
at the federal or state level and knowledge of climate change policy are
The ideal candidate will have a strategic approach to both policy and
politics, and a desire to have a major impact on federal policy debates
through hard-hitting advocacy. The successful candidate will have the
ability to balance and successfully complete a wide range of campaign
activities including advocacy, convening/organizing, policy development,
and research, as well as the ability to manage staff, oversee consultants,
and coordinate media, development, and legislative staff. Strong written
and verbal communication skills are required. Fundraising experience is
This position offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
Benefits package includes healthcare, paid vacation, sick leave, and an
employee contribution- based retirement plan.
E-mail cover letter, resume and short writing sample to jobs@... with
the subject heading ?Federal Transportation Program Coordinator.? No mail
applications or phone calls. Position will remain open until filled.
Friends of the Earth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ORGANIZING FELLOWSHIP, TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
The Transportation for America Campaign is seeking a Fellow to work with a
diverse coalition of prominent national, state, and local organizations
working to reform federal transportation policy. This is a 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.
This fellowship position will work directly with prominent thinkers in the
real estate development community, specifically with leaders in
sustainable, urban infill, and transit oriented developments.
Transportation for America is a growing and diverse coalition focused on
creating a national transportation program that will take America into the
21st century by building a modernized infrastructure and healthy
communities where people can live, work and play. To find out more about
Transportation for America visit www.t4america.org.
Responsibilities will include:
* Work with prominent thinkers in the real estate development sector on
outreach and engagement with the development community on transportation
* Assist with outreach meetings and be the staff liaison to real estate
and housing leaders and continue to engage broader constituents and
organizations in the campaign
* Engage coalition partners in advocacy and media efforts
* General administrative tasks including mailing, event planning, database
management, website creation, etc and other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: The candidate should have a strong interest in smart growth,
transportation issues, real estate development, or related areas.
Candidates should have at least a bachelor?s degree and either an
educational background or work experience in field organizing,
transportation policy, urban planning, environmental studies, grasstops
outreach, or a related field. This position requires a self-motivated and
detail-oriented person with excellent organizational skills. The candidate
must have good communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work
independently with minimal supervision. Candidates must have exemplary
research and writing skills, and an ability to synthesize diverse material
so that it is understandable to a lay audience. The candidate should be
highly computer literate with specific experience in web research,
database management, and using the Microsoft Office suite of programs
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of WordPress, InDesign or graphics
software, html, css, Joomla! and/or other open source web interfaces are a
COMPENSATION: The Fellowship comes with a stipend of $1,500 per month. He
or she will receive two days of paid sick leave or vacation and will have
paid leave on all federal holidays that occur within their tenure at T4A.
Health benefits will not be offered.
TIME FRAME: Full-time, forty hours a week for six months to a year
(timeframe is flexible).
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume,
short writing sample and 3 references to jobs@.... Interviews
will be held on a rolling basis so it?s best to get your application in
early. Fellowship to begin immediately.
Equal Opportunity Employment: Transportation For America is an equal
opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
REGIONAL TRANSIT PROJECTS MANAGER, LSCOG REGIONAL TRAVEL MANAGEMENT AND
The Projects Manager will be responsible for administering several
USDOT/Federal Transit Administration grant programs. These include a
newly created regional Travel Management and Coordination Center and
contract performance oversight of three small county transit systems.
Responsibilities include planning, contract management, performance and
compliance monitoring, relationships with state and federal funding
partners and the ability to work with local government and agency
officials. A working knowledge of Federal Transit Administration
regulations is a plus. The successful candidate must be able to
understand and administer federal and state grant regulations.
The successful candidate must be adaptable to changing environments, must
be involved with local, public and community services, must be able to
work well with people, market public transit systems, and provide
awareness to the community of the benefits of public transportation.
Position will be responsible for start-up activities of the new LSCOG
Regional Travel Management and Coordination Center, will work with
consultants, staff and provider network related to that project, and will
handle daily activities related to contract issues for the transit
Relevant education, skills, knowledge and experience related to this
position must be clearly demonstrated. Salary range $50-$60k. Send
resume only (with salary history) to: Director of Human Services, P. O.
Box 850, Aiken, S. C. 29802. Position open until filled. EOE
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, CITY OF BELLINGHAM
The City of Bellingham has a strong-Mayor form of government with the
Mayor serving as the elected Chief Executive Officer. A seven-member City
Council provides policy direction for the City. The Mayor oversees a City
staff of approximately 850 FTE employees and an annual operating budget of
more than $212 million. The appointed Chief Administrative Officer
oversees day-to-day operational activities and assists in translating the
Mayor?s Goals & Objectives and City Council policy directives to the City
staff. The City of Bellingham Public Works Department is the largest of
the 15 City Departments that report directly to the Mayor.
The Bellingham Public Works Department has had stable senior management,
with only two Directors over the last 35 years, thus creating an
outstanding career opportunity for the right individual. The Director will
be responsible for the oversight and management of the Department and its
two divisions: Engineering/Administration & Services and the Operations
Division which contains maintenance and supplemental services. The
Department is staffed by 240 full time employees. Non-supervisory
employees are represented by AFSCME Local #114; supervisors,
professionals, and some managers are part of a Teamster bargaining unit.
The Department?s annual operating budget for the current year is $102.7
million, inclusive of a $20+ million capital improvement program.
The Public Works Director provides leadership, guidance, and general
oversight to Departmental employees who are responsible for City
infrastructure, enterprise utilities, and transportation systems; potable
water source protection, production and distribution; storm water and
sewer collection and treatment; transportation systems including planning,
streets, parking, and traffic control; the engineering and project work
associated with these systems; facilities construction and maintenance for
the city?s 20+ buildings; and internal services programs for other City
departments in the areas of fleet management, purchasing, warehousing and
The Director will be actively involved in significant community engagement
and public education efforts with elected officials, other policy makers,
and citizens. As a member of the City?s Senior Management Team, the
Director will work in collaboration with the Executive Department, City
Council and other City Departments on strategies, programs and policies
that ensure that the City?s mission and core values are incorporated into
all operational activities and services.
The Director of Public Works occupies a highly visible position that
requires well-developed operations, technical and administrative skills.
The individual must be an outstanding communicator and be responsive to
the needs of the public, elected officials, advisory board members and
department employees. Strong interpersonal skills and a high level of
energy and creativity will distinguish the superior candidate from the
field of applicants. An ability to make sound decisions under pressure in
a highly visible environment is essential.
The successful candidate will be a team-oriented professional who can
interact effectively with a broad spectrum of both technical and
non-technical audiences. Candidates for the position must be dynamic and
creative managers who have developed strategic planning skills in
growth-oriented environments. They should demonstrate experience working
in organizations where delegation of authority, participative management
concepts and strong customer service ethics prevail. Bellingham?s new
Public Works Director will be visionary and an innovator He/she must be
open to change and new ideas and be able to encourage and motivate a
highly skilled professional staff toward achievement of collectively
The ideal candidate for this position must be able to quickly grasp
detailed information and demonstrate an ability to effectively manage
highly complex issues in a fast-paced environment. The position requires
an energetic professional who is able to operate with significant
independence, but who is willing to accept direction and guidance from the
Mayor and City Council. The selected candidate will possess a strong
commitment to promoting a diverse workplace and to providing equal
opportunities for all employees of the Public Works Department.
The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a bachelor?s degree
in civil Engineering, construction management, transportation management
or a related field. A master?s degree in public administration, management
or a related field is preferred. Seven to ten years of senior management
experience in a growing and progressive community of similar size in terms
of service area, staff levels and budget. P.E. designation is desirable,
but not mandatory. Substantial experience at the Director,
Assistant/Deputy Director or Superintendent level must be evident. The new
Director should also be familiar with working in collective bargaining and
civil service environments.
An extensive background in municipal budgeting, capital budget management,
strategic planning and environmental services is required, as is a
demonstrated ability to work effectively with elected and appointed
officials, advisory boards, community and environmental groups. The
candidate must be able to demonstrate a record of creativity and
innovation that would support the City of Bellingham in achieving its full
potential as a leader in providing sustainable community services and
Application & Selection Process
Qualified candidates please submit your resumé online by visiting our
website at www.watersconsulting.com/recruitment
This position is open until filled; however, the first review of
applicants will take place in late March 2009. Following the first review
date, résumés will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in
this brochure. Candidates with relevant qualifications will be given
preliminary interviews with the Consultant. Those deemed qualified will be
referred to the hiring authority for further consideration. Final
interviews in Bellingham will be offered to those candidates named as
finalists, with reference checks conducted after receiving candidates?
permission. The final interview process will be held in early May.
For more information please contact Jerry Oldani by calling our toll free
number 877.356.2924 or by visiting our website at www.watersconsulting.com
The City of Bellingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values
diversity at all levels of its workforce!
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT, INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION
AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is a
not-for-profit organization based in New York City with offices in Mexico
City, Sao Paulo, Guangzhou, Ahmedabad, Jakarta, and Bogota. It was
established to promote environmentally sustainable and equitable
transportation policies and projects around the world, with an emphasis on
developing countries. ITDP?s programs focus on bus rapid transit,
non-motorized travel, travel demand management, parking, and urban
revitalization. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.
ITDP is seeking a Director of Communications and Development (DCD) to join
its senior team. Working with the other members of this team, this
position will oversee the strategic development and implementation of both
internal and external communications for the organization, as well as
build its individual donor base and direct development activities.
The main focuses for the DCD will be to:
* Strengthen internal and external communications to become more
consistent in message development and tone in describing its programmatic
goals and technical recommendations;
* Better utilize communications tools, with a focus on new media, to
disseminate information about technical and political resources to a wider
audience of financial contributors, colleagues and the general public;
* Set a proactive dialogue with funders, policymakers and the general
public about sustainable transportation issues;
* Cultivate our individual donors and strengthen our untied fundraising;
* Raise the profile of the issues we work on, while solidifying ITDP?s
brand as a leader in the field.
Duties and Responsibilities
* Develop a communications plan that integrates ITDP?s advocacy,
communications and fundraising needs.
* Work closely with ITDP program staff, many working from international
locations, to create materials for use in development and communications
* Develop and implement a comprehensive donor cultivation and stewardship
program to ensure continued and increasing giving.
* Edit and coordinate the publication of ITDP?s main communications:
annual Sustainable Transport magazine, bi-monthly email bulletin, annual
report, brochures and program-related materials and develop strategies for
* Expand and maintain ITDP?s on-line presence, including more frequent
updates to the website.
* Develop and implement a strategy to use new media as a tool to further
our programmatic work.
* Direct press outreach and develop international media contacts,
including drafting pitch letters and press releases.
* Conduct media trainings with staff.
* Develop and implement internal communications strategies that help with
knowledge management and information sharing.
* Assess the effectiveness of ongoing fundraising activities, develop and
implement a plan to increase ITDP?s donor base with a specific focus on
private donors and major gifts campaigns.
* Plan and hold events for developing our. fundraising base, such as
friendraisers, speakers tours and ITDP?s 25th anniversary
* Lead the annual direct solicitation of the ITDP board of directors,
participate in board development, and ensure that board members are
actively engaged in external solicitations on behalf of the Institute.
* Strong commitment to advancing ITDP?s mission and to environmental and
* Experience in working in international development, and a Masters Degree
in a relevant field,
* Experience in strategic communications planning and implementation,
* Experience with fundraising and event planning,
* Experience managing, supervising staff and working in long-distance
* Strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills,
* Excellent networking and communication skills and ability to energize
and influence others to take action,
* Ability to summarize and effectively communicate fairly technical
information for more general audiences, including donors, government
* Strong computer skills
* Experience with online communications, including website content
development, blogs, online outreach,
* Willingness to travel, some domestically and some internationally.
* Fluent written and spoken English
* Fluency in a language other than English is a plus, but not required
How to Apply:
Position is available immediately. Qualified candidates should send a
resume and cover letter by March 20, 2009 to jobs@... and put in the
subject line Communications and Development Director. Only candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
ITDP is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and
benefits package based on experience. More information is available at
GREAT STREETS CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE COALITION
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) works to promote bicycling for
everyday transportation. Our 10,000-member grassroots organization is
considered one of the most active and effective advocacy groups in the
The SFBC's work during the past decade has helped to double the number of
people biking in San Francisco. We are striving to increase the percentage
of trips made by bike in the city to 10% by 2010. The SFBC's top
strategies include: building a Citywide Bike Network, where people of any
age, background, or skill level will feel safe and comfortable riding;
educating motorists and bicyclists about the importance of sharing the
road responsibly; increasing secure bike parking and access to transit;
and promoting bicycling as a fun, healthy, and mainstream form of
transportation. For more information on the SFBC, see www.sfbike.org.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) is seeking a highly motivated
and talented individual to serve in a new position of Director of the San
Francisco Great Streets Campaign (GSC). This is an exciting, new
collaboration being launched by the SFBC and partner organizations to
promote safer, more livable streets and public places.
The GSC Director will lead campaigns to realize innovative transformations
to the public realm at key locations throughout San Francisco. The
Director will organize and galvanize the support of local businesses and
community groups for people-oriented redesigns of streets and public
spaces and identify other locations ripe for change. The Director will
collaborate with community leaders and neighborhood groups to advocate for
and win great walking spaces, safe bike space, and less motor vehicle
traffic. The Director will work with city agency representatives and
community leaders to elevate people-oriented principles to the forefront
of San Francisco city planning and implementation.
Applicants should be familiar with people-oriented urban design
principles, progressive transportation planning and policy, local
politics, and political organizing and have a clear vision for livable
* Conversant with best practices in public realm planning and
people-oriented urban design
* Strong familiarity with sustainable transportation policy and practice
* Community and/or political organizing experience
* Media outreach experience
* Strong interpersonal and public presentation skills and the ability to
represent the GSC to the media, elected officials, government agency
staff, community leaders and the public
* Solid written communication skills
* Ability to plan, manage and execute community events and forums
* Highly self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
* Ability to work closely in a team and effectively collaborate with
outside agencies and organizations
* Highly computer literate with interest and/or experience in web-based
* Fundraising skills are a plus
* Spanish or Chinese language skills are a plus
This is a one-year contract position with potential for extension beyond
the contract date. Hours may be flexible. Position will entail some work
on weeknights and weekends, in order to attend community meetings and
The Director reports to the SFBC's Executive Director and works closely
with the coalition partners of the Great Streets Campaign. Pay is
commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest to Leah
Shahum, SFBC Executive Director, as soon as possible via email to
jobs@..., including the email subject line: Great Streets Campaign
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER, THE TRANSPORTATION LEARNING CENTER
Overview: The Transportation Learning Center, a non-profit organization,
seeks an organized, energetic individual with specific experience in
developing training for modern electro-mechanical trades to conduct
research and design, develop and write new curriculum to upgrade technical
training for transit elevator-escalator technicians and other crafts. This
Instructional Designer will participate in comprehensive job task analyses
to assess training needs for elevator-escalator maintainers, as well as
other skilled transit maintenance occupations utilizing labor-management
teams. He/she will evaluate existing courseware and identify gaps, design
training programs, and write and organize curriculum and courseware. The
incumbent will also work with the Center to implement the training program
and assess the results.
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.
* Working with the Center team and industry SMEs, review the existing
industry-wide courseware gap analysis and annotated listing of source
materials for developing industry-wide training modules for
* Design, develop and write transit elevator-escalator training courseware
to fill the gaps.
* Assist with project management
* Develop and write curriculum, courseware and training materials for
apprenticeships, career ladder programs, and national standards.
* Develop a sustainable system for transit training programs to share with
each other curriculum, courseware and instructional materials.
* Work with local partnerships to design and implement training/education
* Participate in surveys with workers and managers to determine training
* Act as liaison for curriculum development and review by coordinating
activities with Center staff, industry organizations and transit agencies
* Present curriculum/training programs at meetings and conferences.
* Provide training in curriculum and courseware development for
* Assist the Center in development of training standards, conduct site
visits, and liaison with partner organizations in the transit industry.
* Perform other related tasks as needed.
* Bachelor?s degree with 5-10 years experience as an instructional
designer, technical instructor, curriculum developer, or technical writer
for modern electro-mechanical trades; elevator and escalator maintenance
training experience is a plus. Public transportation industry experience
also preferred. Equivalent combination of education and work experience
will be considered.
* Knowledge of and experience with, the application of digital,
programmable controllers in electro-mechanical systems and devices
including diagnostics, troubleshooting, programming and reprogramming.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to assess the effectiveness of instructional materials
* Knowledge of transit training practices beyond a single property
* Demonstrated willingness and ability to work in a labor-management
* Strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Project
* Knowledge and experience in web and e-learning desirable
* Ability to work independently and multi-task
* Ability to work in collaborative multi-cultural setting
* Experience with union organizations and/or urban planning/community
organizations a definite plus
Location: Silver Spring, MD (Near the Silver Spring Metro Station)
Type of Employment: Full-time permanent. Contracting options may be
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Start Date: ASAP
How to Apply:
Application Instructions: Send a resume and cover letter with salary
expectations by email: xwang@..., 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.
FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, GREENBELT ALLIANCE
Greenbelt Alliance, the San Francisco Bay Area?s advocate for open spaces
places, seeks an experienced candidate for the position of Field
Representative based in
The Field Representative will lead advocacy efforts to stop sprawl
development and encourage smart growth in Marin County and support similar
work in Sonoma County. To accomplish these goals, the Field Representative
will be based in Greenbelt Alliance?s 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, and the protection of 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, fellow field representatives in other counties, and
volunteers in Marin and Sonoma counties?to support Greenbelt Alliance?s
efforts to protect open space and encourage good development throughout
the Bay Area.
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 to the public to increase awareness about the importance
of housing affordability in the context of smart growth and open space
protection. Help to develop new community leaders to champion these
Advocacy: Lead local campaign efforts to secure policy changes that will
promote vibrant communities, provide homes people can afford, protect open
space, and enhance the quality of life in Marin. 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 to 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 with partner organizations, 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 preferred.
Two years of grassroots organizing, housing advocacy, public policy, urban
planning and/or community development work experience preferred.
Car and flexible schedule 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 through Friday, March 27, 2009.
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 San Rafael. Greenbelt Alliance
values a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
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 through Friday, March 27, 2009.
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