Job Announcement: TransForm, Transportation Organizer (Temporary, March - July 2013)
- *JOB ANNOUNCEMENT*
*Full-Time, Temporary for March-July 2013*
*ABOUT TRANSFORM:** *TransForm works to create world-class public
transportation and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond. We
build diverse coalitions, influence policy, and develop innovative programs
to improve the lives of all people and protect the environment. We achieve
this mission by working with groups and people representing a broad range
of backgrounds and perspectives. Learn more at www.TransFormCA.org.
*ABOUT THE POSITION:** *This position will work with TransForm�s Deputy
Director and other staff on several campaigns to change the Bay Area�s
transportation network and influence land use decisions. These include
efforts to ensure equity, choice, and innovation in plans for
high-occupancy toll lanes, the adoption of the Bay Area�s first Sustainable
Communities Strategy. The person in this position will do a wide range of
tasks to make these campaigns successful. This position will begin as soon
This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about improving
transportation and land use in the Bay Area, has experience running
advocacy campaigns, and has strong communication skills. The work will
provide excellent exposure to a wide range of issues, organizations and
leaders in the field. It is based in TransForm�s main office in Oakland.
The position is temporary, running through July 2013. Full-time is strongly
preferred, but there is some potential of flexibility for the right person.
*KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: *
� *Carry out advocacy campaigns *on* *issues such as high-occupancy toll
lanes, the Sustainable Communities Strategy, and neighborhood TOD plans.
� *Inspire ally groups *to take supportive campaign actions: gather
signatures for sign-on letters, spur partners to organize their members to
� *Represent TransForm�s position* in a variety of contexts: one-on-one
with decision-makers and partner groups, with media, and in public
� *Write and edit.* With direction on content, produce drafts of a wide
variety of written materials: e.g., emails, blog posts, action alerts,
newsletter articles, web pages, Facebook posts, and tweets. Copyedit a
range of written materials prior to release.
� *Support effective media efforts: *work with the communications team to
create innovative media hooks, write releases, pitch stories, and followup
� *Design & run social media efforts *to spur TransForm members and
sympathizers to take supportive campaign actions.
� At least 3 years experience advocating for change in transportation
policy, land use planning, or related field.
� Familiarity with Bay Area transit agencies, issues and non-profit
community a strong plus.
� Strong writing and editing skills in many formats.
� Demonstrated comfort working with partners and influencing
decision-makers with widely varying viewpoints.
� Experience running media campaigns, using social media and online
campaign tools, and designing infographics or other innovative ways to
convey complex analyses a plus.
*COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:* Compensation is $3500-$5000 per month based
on skills and experience. Our staff is focused on making positive change
in the world, and we support and celebrate diversity. TransForm is an equal
opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ persons, and women are
strongly encouraged to apply.
*HOW TO APPLY:* See application instructions at
*Timeline:* Applications will be reviewed beginning March 4. Phone
interviews will begin immediately. We would like the *Transportation
Organizer *to begin during March. To see if the position is still available,
please go to www.TransFormCA.org <http://www.transformca.org/> and check if
it is still listed in the �Jobs� section of our website. *First Posted
February 28, 2013.*
Arisha Williams, Administrative Assistant
436 14th Street, Suite 600, Oakland, CA 94612
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