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    ... Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 16:59:22 -0400 From: Michelle Ernst Subject: TFN Employment Connections: October 1, 2003 Transportation Futures
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      Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 16:59:22 -0400
      From: Michelle Ernst <mernst@...>
      Subject: TFN Employment Connections: October 1, 2003

      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:
      *Executive Director, WABA (Washington, DC)
      *Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Specialist, WABA (Washington, DC)
      *Associate Regional Grassroots Organizer, Sierra Club Environmental
      Justice
      Campaign (Washington, DC)
      *Senior Washington DC Representative, Sierra Club Global Warming and
      Energy
      Program (Washington, DC)
      * Program Communications Director, Environmental Defense (Washington, DC)
      *Legislative Representative for Wildlife Policy, National Wildlife
      Federation (Washington, DC)
      *Executive Director, Community Resources (Baltimore, MD)
      *Recent FTA Postings


      THE TFN MISSION

      The purpose of the Transportation Futures Network is to cultivate
      progressive leadership in the transportation field. Members believe that

      sensible transportation decisions are an essential ingredient of viable
      communities and therefore should support environmental quality, social
      equity, community development and economic efficiency. To help our members
      pursue these goals, the Network provides a forum for problem-solving,
      debate, professional development and collaboration on local and national
      transportation activities.

      "Transportation is about making connections, and so are we."


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      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON AREA BICYCLIST ASSOCIATION (WABA)

      Mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association:
      The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is to
      create
      a healthier, more livable region by:
      * Promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation;
      * Advocating better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a
      healthier environment; and,
      * Educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

      General Statement of Responsibilities
      The Washington Area Bicyclist Association, one of the oldest bicycle
      advocacy organizations in the United States, is seeking an Executive
      Director. This extremely active 7,000-member organization sets the agenda
      for bicycle improvements in the nation's capital and the Virginia and
      Maryland suburbs. Current activities include staging an annual
      10,000-rider
      auto-free ride, pushing for (and sometimes implementing) trail and on-road
      facilities in three unique jurisdictions, and extending the reach of
      bicycle
      education across the region. The Executive Director will work closely
      with
      the Board of Directors, a small staff, and a large cadre of volunteers in
      carrying out WABA's mission to create a healthier more livable region
      through bicycle promotion, advocacy, and education. The Executive
      Director
      will be responsible for all administrative aspects of the organization,
      including directing WABA fundraising activities.

      Administration
      The Executive Director shall be generally responsible for the oversight of
      all management and administrative functions of WABA at the direction of
      the
      Board.
      * Responsible for oversight of the day to day operations of the WABA
      office;

      * Develop the annual budget for the organization in conjunction with the
      Treasurer, monitor receipts and expenditures, and make monthly and annual
      reports to the Board, oversee and present annual audit by outside
      auditors;
      * Hire, supervise and evaluate professional and support staff, recruit and
      motivate volunteers;
      * Oversee and coordinate special events that are appropriate for
      fulfilling
      the WABA's mission;
      * Manage all contract and consulting work undertaken by WABA; and
      * Ensure that WABA is in compliance with all federal, state and local
      rules,
      and fully observing the terms and conditions of any existing contractual,
      grant, or other fund source related requirements.

      Fundraising/Membership/Development
      The Executive Director under the direction of and in partnership with the
      Board shall have the responsibility for managing organizational
      development,
      fundraising, and membership development activities.
      * Develop and implement appropriate fund-raising and financial development
      strategies that are related to the organization's mission and program
      priorities and work with the Board to implement them;
      * Continue the growth of, and maximize WABA membership revenue through
      regular and relevant membership appeals, issue appeals, effective
      management
      of the data base system and other appropriate means;
      * Institute a major donor campaign to increase funding from individuals;
      * Package and promote corporate sponsorships of WABA programs, activities,
      and special events;
      * Generate proposals for relevant foundation grants and government and
      institutional contracts for bicycling related program activities; and
      * Develop and implement other fundraising activities as necessary and
      appropriate.

      Bicycling Advocacy
      The Executive Director shall be generally responsible for representing
      WABA
      to its various stakeholders and actively advocating WABA's mission to the
      Washington Metropolitan area community.
      * Advise and assist the Board with the development of policy positions
      designed to further the WABA mission;
      * Be the "public face" of WABA in representing the organization and
      advocating WABA positions to all organizational constituencies including
      but
      not limited to individual bicyclists, other bicycling related private
      organizations, and government and institutional entities;
      * Communicate and work with the media to advocate WABA goals and
      positions;
      * Advise and assist the Board in the development and promotion of relevant
      and appropriate bicycling related programs, projects, and special events;
      and
      * Develop new partners and contacts to support WABA infrastructure and
      education goals.

      Board of Directors
      The Executive Director shall attend all Board meetings unless otherwise
      directed by the Board and shall generally assist and enable the Board to
      carry out its duties and governance obligations.
      * Assist the Board in the development and implementation of long-term
      strategic plan and goals;
      * Keep Board fully apprised of WABA operations at monthly Board meeting
      and
      at other times as appropriate;
      * Provide monthly financial statements and fundraising analysis to the
      Board;
      * Assist in the recruitment of new Board members;
      * Coordinate and facilitate activities for the Board and its committees;
      and

      * Implement Board policy.

      Preferred Qualifications
      The ideal candidate will have:
      * A strong commitment to WABA's mission and goals, and an understanding of
      bicycling and transportation issues;
      * Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, with a minimum of ten years job
      experience, including significant management experience;
      * Demonstrated non-profit management or highly relevant business and
      government experience with organizations of similar size and composition;
      * Demonstrated fundraising experience and capability;
      * Broad-based connections and experience with Washington area governmental
      bodies, political institutions, and various entities active in
      environmental
      and transportation related issues;
      * Strong competency in administration, strategic planning, fiscal
      budgeting,
      volunteer recruitment/management;
      * Superior oral and written communication skills, and excellent
      computer/technical skills.

      Compensation
      Salary range: $37,500 to $42,500 depending on qualifications. Health
      insurance, vacation and sick leave.

      Application Process
      To apply, please provide a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest
      in the position summarizing how your experience can ensure professional
      leadership and efficient management for WABA, and a writing sample. The
      position will remain open until filled, strongest consideration given to
      material received prior to October 1, 2003. Electronic submission is
      strongly preferred. No telephone calls, please. Send material to:

      Email: waba@... (place Executive Director Search in subject line)

      Regular mail:
      Executive Director Position
      Washington Area Bicyclist Association
      733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1030
      Washington, D.C. 20005-2112

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      BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY EDUCATION SPECIALIST, WASHINGTON AREA
      BICYCLIST ASSOCIATION (WABA)

      The Specialist coordinates, identifies, plans and executes bicycle and
      pedestrian safety programs in lower and middle schools in Maryland and the
      general public in the metropolitan Washington region. The specialist
      utilizes a proactive approach working with lower and middle school faculty
      and staff, as well as other safety education program providers, on matters
      requiring cooperation and explanation. The work is directed by the
      Executive
      Director of WABA. The incumbent directs the work of temporary and
      volunteer
      personnel.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      Required Training and Experience:
      * Bachelor's degree and the equivalent of three years experience in
      project
      and/or contract management.

      Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      * Basic knowledge of road designs
      * Knowledge or the ability to acquire information about bicycling
      policies,
      safety, and education is preferred.
      * Skill in effective communication.
      * Skill as an experienced bicyclist.
      * Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers.

      Compensation
      Salary range: $30,000 to $34,000 depending on qualifications. Health
      insurance, vacation and sick leave.

      Application Process
      To apply, please provide a resume and a cover letter explaining your
      interest in the position summarizing how your experience can ensure the
      success of WABA's bicycle and pedestrian safety education program for
      lower
      and elementary schools, as well as advancing safety in these areas among
      the
      general population of the metropolitan Washington region. The position
      will
      remain open until filled, strongest consideration given to material
      received
      prior to October 1, 2003. Electronic submission is strongly preferred. No
      telephone calls, please. Send material to:

      Email: waba@... (place Safety Specialist in the subject line)

      Regular mail:
      Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Specialist Position
      Washington Area Bicyclist Association
      733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1030
      Washington, D.C. 20005-2112

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      ASSOCIATE REGIONAL GRASSROOTS ORGANIZER, SIERRA CLUB, ENVIRONMENTAL
      JUSTICE
      CAMPAIGN

      Context
      Carries out the strategies and grassroots organizing activities for
      assigned
      conservation campaigns and programs in a region/ecoregion. Participates in
      the development of grassroots strategies and conservation priorities to
      confront environmental injustice. The Associate Regional Grassroots
      Organizer works with regional field staff and chapter/group volunteers to
      organize support for grassroots, environmental justice campaigns; provides
      organizing support and skills training to generate public support for the
      Club's environmental justice campaign. Works with staff, local volunteers
      and community activists to integrate the regional field programs with the
      goals and objectives of the Sierra Club's Environmental Justice Campaign.
      Main media work and organizing will be in the cities in which the
      Associate
      Grassroots Organizers are based.

      Scope
      The Associate Regional Grassroots Organizer will facilitate local
      grassroots, volunteer-based citizen education effort on environmental
      justice conservation issues throughout the Central Washington, DC region.
      Requires some travel. The Associate Grassroots Organizer plans, organizes
      and implements the efforts of the Sierra club on its Environmental Justice
      program primarily in the city in which based. Works independently under
      the
      general supervision of the Regional Field Staff Director and in
      consultation
      with the appropriate regional staff and chapter/group volunteers to
      organize
      community support around the Sierra Club's Environmental Justice Campaign.

      Knowledge and Skills
      * 1-2 years experience in the environmental field, including research and
      campaign organizing, press relations and public speaking.
      * B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science or a
      closely
      related field.
      * Current basic knowledge of environmental justice issues affecting the
      assigned region.
      * Strong background in community grassroots organizing.
      * Excellent writing and editing skills. Demonstrated skills in writing and
      production of newsletters. Good verbal communication skills.
      * Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
      * Exceptional cross cultural organizing skills. Ability to link people of
      color and low income community groups with predominantly European American
      conservation organization.
      * Proficient computer skills; knowledge and experience with work
      processing
      (WordPerfect or MS Word), database and communications software.
      * Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

      Please send cover letter and resume to:
      Sierra Club - Appalachian Office
      attn: Senior Regional Rep.
      200 N Glebe Rd., Suite 905
      Arlington, VA 22203
      FAX: 703-312-0508

      Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse
      workforce.

      Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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      SENIOR WASHINGTON DC REPRESENTATIVE, SIERRA CLUB, GLOBAL WARMING AND
      ENERGY
      PROGRAM

      Context
      Plans, directs and manages all aspects, including financial, strategic,
      and
      staff of Auto Accountability Campaign and legislative programs within the
      Global Warming and Energy national legislative program. Develops and
      determines strategies and priorities.

      Scope
      The Senior Washington D.C. Representative has overall program and staff
      management responsibility, and provides experienced leadership and
      strategic
      planning, for a specific legislative program or campaign within a major
      national legislative program. Manages and monitors expenses, assigns
      priorities and timetables, plans and develops strategies, evaluates
      campaign/ program effectiveness. Represents the Sierra Club to government
      officials, the media and other organizations.

      Knowledge and Skills:
      * B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science, or a
      closely
      related field.
      * 3-5 years experience as a Washington D.C. representative, or in a
      comparable position in another organization which includes substantial
      experience planning and managing a national level legislative campaign,
      including strategy, organizing, lobbying , media, fundraising,
      program/employee management, budget planning and management, and work with
      senior level political leaders.
      * Substantial experience in the strategic planning and direction of
      legislative campaigns and programs.
      * Expert knowledge with the specific program field.
      * Excellent demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
      Demonstrated
      public speaking and media presentation ability.
      * 3-5 years prior experience in fundraising that includes foundation
      relations, individual solicitation of major gifts, and grant-funded
      project
      development and oversight. Demonstrated effectiveness as a major gift
      fundraiser.
      * Substantial experience, demonstrated skill and ability, in national
      media
      relations. Includes effective television and radio presence, knowledge of
      media technologies including video, radio and print production processes.
      * Expert lobbying ability.

      Please send cover letter and resume to:
      Sierra Club
      attn: Director of Global Warming
      408 C Street NE
      Washington, DC 20002-5818
      FAX: 202-547-6009

      Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse
      workforce.

      Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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      PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE

      ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE: Environmental Defense's distinctive approach to
      environmental protection emphasizes a focus on scientific and economic
      disciplines and on the use of market mechanisms where applicable to reach
      well-crafted, durable solutions. The organization builds teams of
      scientists, lawyers, and economists to investigate the scientific causes
      of
      environmental problems as well as the market forces and government
      policies
      that encourage and subsidize patterns of environmental damage. In the full
      range of environmental arenas (air, water, climate, soil, toxins, and
      wildlife), Environmental Defense seeks practical solutions, founded on
      science, that policy makers and industry can be urged to incorporate into
      practice, law, or regulation.

      Overall Function: The Program Communications Director (PCD) will develop
      and
      implement strategic communications plans to advance the goals of
      Environmental Defense, assuring broader recognition of the organization's
      advocacy efforts among elected and appointed officials, opinion leaders,
      potential funders and the public at large. The PCD will develop and
      maintain
      positive working relationships with targeted online, print and broadcast
      journalists, editorial writers and columnists, as well as with other
      influentials. The PCD will help plan and carry out press strategies
      including press conferences, one-on-one meetings with the media, press
      releases and other written materials and staff training for media
      opportunities. The PCD will also work to increase the profile of the
      organization through non-media outreach to constituencies by, for example,
      helping staff identify opportunities for lectures, dinners and meetings
      with
      opinion leaders. The PCD will support the program staff in developing
      campaign strategies and materials. The PCD will coordinate closely with
      the
      national office in the development of communications strategies and
      materials, so as to assure a consistent Environmental Defense message.

      Key Responsibilities:
      * Develop and execute strategic communications plans for program
      activities
      and for targeted branding efforts.
      * Create cultivation plans for assigned media outlets.
      * Help create and implement press outreach and response strategies on a
      daily basis, with a special focus on program goals and influencing the
      actions of regulatory agencies, other governmental bodies and key target
      audiences.
      * Develop feature concepts and coverage.
      * Serve as Environmental Defense spokesperson as appropriate.
      * Create and distribute press materials under intense deadline pressure.
      * Monitor and facilitate press response to breaking news and legislative
      events.
      * Distribute news stories to appropriate staff throughout the day.
      * Help develop and execute long-term strategic communications planning
      while
      maintaining an opportunistic approach to daily, breaking news events.
      * Maintain regular contact with a wide variety of Environmental Defense
      staff through e-mail, telephone and in-person meetings.
      * Maintain daily telephone and in-person contact with key members of the
      press corps as well as with members of the NGO and governmental community.
      * Work with senior staff on the communications aspects of policy and
      programmatic decisions.

      Qualifications:
      * A college degree in communications with a minimum 4 years
      PR/communication
      planning experience.
      * Superior attention to detail and good organizational skills. Ability to
      adapt to frequent change with the ability to prioritize effectively under
      constant deadline pressure. Proven strategic thinking and judgment.
      * Experience with the national press corps as well as with state and
      Federal
      agencies. Internet and computer mastery. Self starter, able to work well
      with remote supervision. Communication experience with environmental
      advocacy organizations a distinct plus

      Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

      Mechelle Evans
      Human Resources Coordinator
      Environmental Defense
      1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20009
      Fax: (202) 387-1030
      Email: jobs@...

      Environmental Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
      Women, minorities and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.

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      LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE FOR WILDLIFE POLICY (#1566), NATIONAL WILDLIFE
      FEDERATION

      NWF seeks an experienced professional to advocate NWF's wildlife
      conservation agenda in Congress/Executive Branch. Job will initially
      focus
      on: 1) implementing strategies to increase federal funding for wildlife
      conservation activities; 2) implementing strategies for addressing
      nationally significant wildlife health and disease issues. This position
      will work with NWF's DC-based Wildlife Conservation team, and will
      coordinate closely with other key senior staff and NWF field offices.

      Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree in
      environmental policy, wildlife biology, or other related topics desired.
      At
      least 3 years experience in conservation policy with a non-profit,
      professional association, government agency, or congressional office.
      Familiarity with the federal budget and appropriations process, federal
      and
      state wildlife conservation programs, and federal wildlife disease
      regulatory processes a plus. NWF offers an excellent benefits package
      with
      a competitive salary. NWF is an equal opportunity employer committed to
      workplace diversity. Please apply online at www.nwf.org/careergateway .

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      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY RESOURCES

      Position Overview:
      Community Resources is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual
      to lead the organization into the future. The Executive Director must be
      able to lead all aspects of this non-profit management as we continue to
      build Community Resources. S/He will work collaboratively with three other
      existing program staff, overseeing the organizations strategic
      development,
      financial management, new program development, and staff management.

      Specific Duties Include:
      * Fiscal and Strategic Organizational Management: The Executive Director
      (ED) will work with the Board of Directors to develop an annual budget,
      develop and implement organization plan, and lead the organization through
      strategic development. The ED will work with an administrative assistant
      and
      accountant to track finances and meet all payroll and reporting
      responsibilities.
      * Fundraising and New Program Development: The ED will take lead role in
      grant writing, developing relationships with funders, and soliciting
      individual gifts. The ED will also be identifying and developing new
      programs and partnerships in Mid-Atlantic cities.
      * Project / Program Coordination: Oversee and coordinate staff and
      volunteer
      field activities with mission and project goals. This will occasionally
      include hands-on horticultural work outside in the field.
      * Marketing and Business Development: Act as a promoter and salesperson
      for
      Community Resources' environmental business ventures, including
      identifying
      and responding to bids and contracts, and forming business partnerships
      with
      developers, government offices, and subcontractors.
      * Outreach and Partnership: The ED will be the organization's key
      spokesperson and partnership developer. The ED will work to build and
      sustain partnerships that serve our mission and project goals.
      * Staff Management: The ED is responsible for general organizational and
      staff management.

      Qualifications:
      Success as Community Resources Executive Director will require personal
      drive and initiative to take Community Resources into the future.
      * Excellent personal communication and writing skills, non-profit
      management
      experience, appreciation of hands-on environmental improvement and
      experience in grant writing and fundraising are also necessary.
      * The ED should have an ability to work with diverse organizations and
      individuals across all economic strata, and an interest in and knowledge
      of
      nature, the outdoors and urban communities.
      * A successful candidate should also be energetic, congenial and have a
      sense of humor.
      * Candidates should have at least a Bachelors Degree and at least 5 years
      of
      experience in non-profit organizations, urban environmental issues, and
      project management. Education and experience in community forestry,
      community development, environmental studies and / or non-profit
      management
      will be preferred.

      Salary Range: $40,000 to $46,000 based on experience.

      Please send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to:
      Mike McConnell, Executive Director
      Community Resources - Baltimore Headquarters
      4900 Wetheredsville Road
      Baltimore, MD 21217
      Inquiries to: info@...

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      Recent FTA job postings available at:
      http://www.fta.dot.gov/library/admin/jobs/ftajobs.html

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