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Kaye Bock <kbock@...
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Subject: Full Time Position (Bay Area)
Urban Habitat Program A Project of the Tides Center
TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat's overall mission is to advance social
equity in the Bay Area. Urban Habitat works in partnership with low-income
communities and communities of color to advance social, economic, and
environmental justice in the Bay Area region and beyond. 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.
Since its founding, Urban Habitat has built bridges between
environmentalists and advocates of social justice, and has played a key
role in the evolving national environmental justice movement. UH has
helped broaden the agenda of this movement from its focus on toxic
pollution to include many other issues such as military base conversion,
transportation policy, education, housing, brownfield development, food
security, immigrant rights, inner-city disinvestments, suburban sprawl,
and local, as well as regional planning and development.
Urban Habitat is seeking an experienced, progressive thinking, committed
Program Associate to increase the organization's impact and ability to
promote transportation and housing justice in the Bay Area. Candidate
must be able to provide leadership in developing and implementing the
Transportation and Housing Program at Urban Habitat. A thorough
understanding of a variety of transportation and housing issues including
land use and zoning, urban planning, affordable and transit-oriented
housing strategies, redevelopment, and polices that overcome transit
barriers to jobs, education, social services, and health care, is
required. The Program Associate should have familiarity with the
redevelopment process, the Regional Transportation Plan process, and the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Candidate must be able to work
well with community-based organizations and intermediaries, identify areas
for research and publication, and coordinate all aspects of this program.
The Program Associate will also assist with fundraising and writing grant
proposals. This is a great opportunity for someone with initiative who is
passionate about transportation and housing issues.
* Policy and Advocacy - implement the Transportation and Housing Program
that addresses the concerns of low-income communities and other
disenfranchised populations; participate on various external taskforces
and committees; and monitor, develop, and advocate for socially just
transportation and housing policies.
* Capacity Building - work with community-based organizations to identify
opportunities to provide technical assistance and training on affordable
housing, redevelopment, zoning, and transportation.
* Reframing the debate - research, provide analysis, and write policy
statements and articles for publication on transportation justice and
* Regional Coalition Building - provide staff support to UH's Social
Equity Caucus, attend Caucus meetings, outreach to and increase
transportation and housing organizations participation in the Caucus, and
coordinate the Transportation Justice Working Group. Maintain
relationships with key allies and collaborators.
* Minimum 3 years experience
* Master's degree or equivalent experience
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong research skills
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse
* A team player who works well with others as well as independently
* Ability to manage multiple projects
* Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel,
Filemaker Pro, email, and/or other graphics applications
* Sense of humor a must
Salary range: $38,000- $42,000, with full benefits package of health and
dental insurance, holidays, vacation and sick leave. This is a full-time
position, which reports directly to the Executive Director.
Please submit resume and cover letter via fax, email or US Postal service
Urban Habitat Program
436 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612