TFN Employment Connections: February 27, 2004 (fwd)
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Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections
This is the Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections. It is
periodic compilation of job positions to match the right people with the
right jobs in areas broadly related to the transportation field. TO
AN EMPLOYMENT POSTING TO TFN, SEND AN EMAIL CONTAINING ONLY THE TEXT OF
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TO: mernst@...
Positions included in this issue:
*Senior Policy Analyst/Organizer, MoveNY (Brooklyn, NY)
*Executive Director, Odyssey (Sacramento, CA)
*Transportation and Housing Associate, The Urban Habitat Program (Oakland,
*Associate Project Manager, Nelson\Nygaard (San Francisco, CA)
*GIS-Planning Specialist, Nelson\Nygaard (San Francisco, CA)
*Fellowships, Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence at Penn
*Medical Transportation Specialist, CTAA (Washington, DC)
*California Director, STPP (California)
*Transportation Consultant, CCAP (flexible)
*Executive Director, Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (Boston, MA)
*Program Director, Safe Routes to School Program (Portland, OR)
*Events and Membership Director & Event Coordinator, Transportation
Alternatives (New York, NY)
*East Bay Field Representative, Greenbelt Alliance (Walnut Creek, CA)
* Automotive Analyst, Environmental Defense (Washington, DC)
*Development Director, 1000 Friends of Oregon (Portland, OR)
*Executive Director, RIDES for Bay Area Commuters (Oakland, CA)
*Communication and Administration Associate, The Coalition for Clean Air
(Los Angeles, CA)
*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 is about making connections, and so are we."
SENIOR POLICY ANALYST/ORGANIZER, MOVENY
The Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development
(PICCED) is seeking an experienced Senior Policy Analyst/Organizer to
PICCED's work on the MoveNY initiative. MoveNY is a coalition of leaders
from business, labor, environmental, community and planning sectors
dedicated to improving the region's rail freight transportation system,
moving trucks off the region's highways, and moving the economy forward
smart growth through the construction of a Cross Harbor Rail Freight
underneath New York Harbor.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Coordinate effective advocacy and organizing to move the Cross Harbor
Freight Tunnel forward, through outreach, education, media work, meetings
with officials, etc.
* Staff and build the MoveNY coalition, working closely with the
who are leaders in business, labor, environmental, and community
* Conduct extensive outreach to a wide array of trade associations,
community and civic groups, unions, environmental groups, to provide
information and build support.
* Conduct policy and planning analyses - building upon a draft
impact statement - to help explain the project, improve the proposed
project, identify additional benefits, and help to mitigate potential
* Communicate strategically with media, oversee maintenance of website,
* Coordinate with a wide range of government agencies and contractors to
determine and advance the steps necessary to achieve MoveNY's goals.
* Provide expertise and assistance on other PICCED transportation,
infrastructure, and development policy matters.
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 plus benefits
Masters degree in urban planning, policy, or equivalent
* Five years' experience in relevant fields (e.g. urban and regional
planning, policy research and advocacy, community organizing, community
* Knowledge/experience with transportation and infrastructure projects
* Community and/or political organizing experience
* Media advocacy experience, and media advocacy strongly preferred.
* Facility with relevant computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel,
Please submit resume and cover letter to:
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ODYSSEY
Position Announcement: Executive Director for dynamic non-profit
organization. Candidates should have experience as a senior manager,
preferably with transportation, public health, social equity,
or other non-profit organization. Proven ability to provide strong
strategic leadership to build and direct an organization; working
of transportation policy preferred. Strong community outreach, grassroots
organizing, and coalition building skills. For full job description and
candidate qualifications, please visit our website at www.odyssey.org
TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, THE URBAN HABITAT PROGRAM
Urban Habitat works in partnership with low-income communities and
communities of color to advance social, economic, and environmental
in the Bay Area region and beyond. Through advocacy and the promotion of
equitable policies, leadership development, research, and participation in
strategic coalitions, Urban Habitat helps to build a democratic society in
which all communities have the power to influence and benefit from the
decisions impacting their neighborhoods.
Housing and transportation are two of the fundamental building blocks of a
healthy region. Urban Habitat's Transportation and Housing Program aims to
promote a regional equity agenda that provides all residents with
housing and accessible and reliable transportation. Currently, many people
living in low-income communities and communities of color are forced to
spend the majority of their income on housing and transportation costs. As
result, these most vulnerable communities have fewer resources to allocate
for other basic necessities such as food, childcare, and health services.
To address these urgent problems, Urban Habitat partners with a range of
stakeholders including community-based organizations, government agencies,
and policy makers to ensure that the housing and transportation needs of
these communities are met. In addition, Urban Habitat convenes a
Transportation Justice Working Group (TJWG) made up of economic, social,
environmental justice community-based groups, as well as, labor, public
health, advocacy, faith, and youth organizations. The TJWG is charged with
developing a regional transportation justice platform and campaign
priorities that result in systemic change and increased power within the
Area's low-income communities and communities of color.
Urban Habitat is seeking a person with experience in the social justice
movement and strong leadership skills to coordinate all aspects of the
Transportation and Housing Program. A thorough understanding of a variety
transportation and housing issues including land use and zoning, urban
planning, affordable and transit-oriented housing strategies,
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
process, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Candidate must be
able to work with a diverse group of organizations-community-based
organizations, intermediaries, policy groups, labor, youth groups, etc.-to
promote the development and implementation of a regional transportation
housing agenda that is grounded in the priorities of low-income
and communities of color. This includes organizing and facilitating
bi-monthly meetings to advance the goals of the Transportation Justice
Working Group campaigns. The Program Associate will also identify areas
research and publication. This is a great opportunity for someone with
initiative who is passionate about transportation and housing issues.
* Policy and Advocacy: Implement Urban Habitat's Transportation and
Program that addresses the concerns of low-income communities and other
disenfranchised populations; participate on various external taskforces
committees; and monitor, develop, and advocate for socially just
transportation and housing policies.
* Outreach and Education: Conduct outreach and education to increase
participation in the Transportation Justice Working Group.
* Research and Analysis: Conduct research, provide analysis, and write
policy statements and articles for publication on transportation justice
* Campaign Development and Management: Provide staff support to the
campaigns and play a leadership role in the identification, analysis and
selection of future campaigns.
* Regional Equity Agenda: Provide ongoing leadership around the
of a regional transportation and housing equity agenda.
* Technical Assistance: Work with Urban Habitat's community-based partners
to identify opportunities to provide technical assistance and training on
affordable housing, redevelopment, zoning, and transportation.
* Fundraising: Assist with fundraising to support the Transportation and
Housing Program and campaigns.
* Public Speaking: Represent and promote transportation justice and
affordable housing locally and nationally.
* Administration: Provide staff support to the Transportation Justice
Working Group including drafting agendas, proving background materials,
facilitating the ongoing communication among members.
* Master's degree or equivalent experience
* Strong research, analytical and written skills
* A strategic and creative problem-solver who can contribute to the
development of a regional equity vision and agenda
* A thorough understanding of a variety of environmental, social, and
economic justice issues and a demonstrated ability to work with low-income
communities and communities of color
* Ability to organize and build effective relationships among diverse
organizations representing different issues and sectors
* Ability to effectively manage multiple projects, tasks and deadlines
* Ability to speak publicly and clearly present information to groups
* A team player who works well with others as well as independently
* Ability and willingness to travel throughout the nine Bay Area counties
* 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: $40,000-$45,000, with full benefits package of health,
and dental insurance, holidays, vacation and sick leave. This is a full
position, which reports directly to the Executive Director.
Please submit resume and cover letter via fax, email or mail service to:
Urban Habitat Program
Attention: Transportation and Housing Associate
436 ~ 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER, NELSON\NYGAARD
An Associate Project Manager (APM) is expected to function as a project
manager for small studies and as a lead planner for complex components of
large projects. An APM is expected to manage and supervise survey efforts
the field, analyze data, write reports, prepare proposals and make public
presentations. An APM is expected to travel as needed for projects
throughout California and the West Coast.
Expectations for your first year at Nelson\Nygaard
As an Associate Project Manager you might be asked during your first year
* Serve as a Project Manager on 1 or 2 small city or rural Transit
Development Plans in places like Tuolumne County, Kern County or Tulare
* Serve as lead planner on 3 to 5 small or medium transit planning
for properties like LAVTA/Wheels (Alameda County) or Union City Transit
* Prepare existing conditions reports which include analysis of transit
system performance, demographics, survey and ridecheck data, review of
systems and stakeholder interviews
* Be primarily responsible for preparing proposals for 2 to 3 small
* Attend at least one industry conference
Candidates should have a B.A./B.S. in planning, public management or
field plus three (3) years of planning experience, or an advanced degree
(MPA or MCP) plus two years of related planning experience. Solid
in transit is strongly preferred. Potential candidates must demonstrate
excellent skills in writing, data analysis, oral presentation and
problem-solving, and should be energetic self-starters. Proficiency with
spreadsheet (Excel) and word processing software required; SPSS, Arcview
database knowledge a plus. Finalists may be asked to demonstrate their
writing and oral presentation skills before a selection panel. Salary
depends upon qualifications.
Please email resume to Bonnie Nelson at bnelson@....
Alternately, you may fax resumes to 415-284-1554.
GIS-PLANNING SPECIALIST, NELSON\NYGAARD
Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates has an immediate opportunity for an
experienced GIS professional with experience in transportation planning
and/or other urban planning disciplines.
This position will work as part of the GIS-Planning Group, an
interdisciplinary group of staff skilled in transportation planning, GIS
mapping and analysis, and map design. For each project, the GIS-Planning
Specialist will work with others on staff to determine the best analytical
and presentation techniques to address project needs. Using ArcView 8x,
GIS-Planning Specialist will conduct analyses and develop high quality
for reports and presentations for transportation-related projects. While
some maps may be simple analysis tools in ArcView 8x, others may be quite
complex, presenting many different types of data across large urban and
rural areas. Adobe Illustrator is used to develop publication-quality
Possible applications include basic mapping of population densities,
path analysis for bus service planning, the potential impacts of
transportation investment on land use, etc.
As one of the firm's two primary GIS specialists, this position will be
responsible for educating other planners on the capabilities of GIS
software, developing analysis and mapping budgets for a variety of
transportation-related studies, identifying staffing needs and tools
required to accomplish analysis and mapping tasks, and co-managing the
day-to-day workload of GIS-related projects. The GIS-Planning Specialist
will also provide firm-wide technical expertise in GIS software and
* Master's degree in urban planning, transportation engineering, or
geography, and professional GIS work experience desired. Consideration
also be given to candidates with a Bachelor's degree in these fields plus
two years of GIS-based planning experience. Experience with
GIS preferred but not required.
* Cartographic training, or practical experience designing maps that are
clear, informative, and easy to read. A portfolio of work is desirable.
* Knowledge of and experience with ArcGIS 8x and relevant extensions
(Network Analyst, 3D Analyst, Publisher, etc.) and familiarity with GIS
* Fluency with Adobe Illustrator and the conversion of GIS maps to Adobe
Illustrator graphic files.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Access and SPSS software.
* Experience obtaining and importing data from a wide variety of sources
Census data, client-supplied data, and original survey data collected by
* Ability to develop and manage geospatial databases.
* Experience exchanging digital data among different software and computer
* Ability to evaluate staff needs and project requirements, and develop
GIS-based solutions within budget and on time.
* Ability to work on several projects concurrently.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Experience writing technical reports and presenting the results in a
* Ability to travel as needed (some travel may be needed, depending on
Starting salary is $45-55K depending on experience. Position offers
competitive benefits in a downtown San Francisco location. For more
information about Nelson\Nygaard, please visit our web site at
www.nelsonnygaard.com <www.nelsonnygaard.com> .
Please fax resume and cover letter to (415) 284-1554, or e-mail Joey
at jgoldman@..., Principal and include "GIS-Planning
Specialist" in the subject heading.
FELLOWSHIPS, CENTER FOR URBAN REDEVELOPMENT EXCELLENCE AT PENN
The Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence aims to support the next
generation urban redevelopment leaders. The Center does this by placing
talented early-career professionals in Fellowships with top redevelopment
organizations nationwide. Fellows are employees of their host
for two years, during which they perform as project managers and receive
mentorship from senior staff. The Center also enhances the Fellows'
individual field experience with technical training, leadership
and exposure to different markets, organization structures, and cases
addressing both physical and non-physical redevelopment issues. Finally,
by sharing their work with each other and reflecting on their own
experiences in a structured way, the Fellows internalize this information
and exposure more quickly than most practitioners. They emerge from the
program able to use these experiences and insights as effective urban
Applications are due April 28, 2004 for a September, 2004 program start.
See www.upenn.edu/curexpenn <www.upenn.edu/curexpenn> for applications
CORE PROGRAM ELEMENTS
Rigorous selection and matching process: The selection and matching
is intended to improve the networks and insights of candidates who are not
ultimately selected for the program as well as those who are. It includes
written applications; interviews with Center leadership to establish a
strong group of finalists; real job interviews with host organizations;
matching that takes into account both candidate and host organization
Six weeks of intensive training at Penn: Prior to the Fellows' taking up
their placements, the six-week training includes large-scale real estate
development process and finance; quality urban design and planning, and
grounding physical planning and design in strong market assessment;
coordinating physical redevelopment with efforts to improve non-physical
issues in urban neighborhoods; roles and perspectives of different types
redevelopment partners; issues of race, gender and class; and training for
leadership and visioning. Local community development corporations, other
students and professionals also take advantage of various sessions
throughout the training.
Quarterly, 1-week trainings at various locations: After the Fellows take
their placement jobs, quarterly trainings provide structured opportunities
for the Fellows to share their experiences and internalize the insights of
others. Structured reflection on how they are building core capacities
urban redevelopment leadership assist them in becoming more effective
practitioners, and provide the Center with a source of information for
mid-stream program improvement tailored to the individual Fellows and
cohort. Fellows also receive additional training and skills development,
make site visits, and improve their national networks through
relationship-building opportunities with other institutions, networks and
2-year project management jobs with top firms: Organizations hosting
for Urban Redevelopment Excellence Fellows develop real estate for the
purpose of improving the quality of life and opportunities in distressed
areas. They may be for-profit or nonprofit organizations, and are located
across the nation. Fellows work in project management roles in these
organizations, where they gain experience with all of the elements of the
real estate development process as it operates in the urban redevelopment
context. Fellows also receive mentorship from host organization senior
staffs. While there is no obligation for either party to continue
employment after the term of the Fellowship, there is the possibility that
host organizations and Fellows will continue to find good "fits" with each
other after the program term.
MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST, COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF
The Medical Transportation Specialist works under the immediate
of the Director of National Programs and participates in individual and
assignments and projects to promote improved access to medical care.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
* Conduct research and analysis on current issues and practices in the
delivery of medical transportation services.
* Translate the research into briefs, articles and other publications to
promote improved access to medical care.
* Create a network of allied organizations from the healthcare and medical
field to promote better understanding of transportation as an important
* Develop and deliver presentations on medical transportation issues.
* Receive emails and calls on Medical transportation issues and provide
information, referrals and technical assistance by phone or in writing.
* Coordinate a Medical transportation Peer to Peer network. Act as conduit
between providers and technical assistance.
* Work with association staff and contractors to continually develop and
improve the Medical Transportation section of the Association's web site.
* Demonstrated ability to think and work both independently and in a team
* Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and solve problems
* Demonstrated ability to research complex issues and develop readable and
concise written reports on those issues.
* A working knowledge of research methods
* An interest and awareness for political and legislative processes,
community planning and development
* Proficiency with computers; knowledge of Windows and word processing
* Proficiency in oral communications, including the ability to develop and
deliver presentations to various audiences.
* Bachelor's degree in transportation, gerontology or related field
* Minimum two years' experience in a related national or local
transportation or Medical organization
Status: Full time, Exempt
Salary: Range from $30,000 to $50,000 based on experience,
accomplishments. Excellent fringe benefits.
Deadline: Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
To apply: Send resume to Charles Dickson at dickson@...
CALIFORNIA DIRECTOR, SURFACE TRANSPORTATION POLICY PROJECT
Background: The Surface Transportation Policy Project is a national
coalition of transportation, environmental, health, social equity,
development and business advocates formed in 1990 to achieve better
transportation and travel choices, stronger linkages between land use,
social equity, and transportation investments, and more public involvement
in the transportation decision-making process. STPP is based in
DC with California field offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and
Job Description: STPP is seeking a full time staff person to lead state
level and local reform initiatives in our California field office.
Responsibilities include state level policy work, public education and
advocacy, and local outreach and organizing. The position presents an
excellent opportunity to play a critical role in advancing a
balanced transportation and smart growth agenda in the state of
Tasks will be broad and varied, and overall responsibilities will include
1. Leading the development of, and advocacy for, critical state and local
transportation policy, program, and funding reforms;
2. Coordinating a diverse group of organizations involved in
and land use, including the development of and leadership in strategic
statewide and local initiatives;
3. High profile public speaking engagements at press conferences,
testimony before state and local legislative committees, town hall
4. Fundraising to support the California field staff and programs.
5. Outreach to community organizations, underserved populations, business
leaders, and local officials in targeted cities and counties, and
assistance to initiatives to improve transportation choice, create more
sustainable transportation funding opportunities, provide better linkages
between transportation, housing, social equity, and land use, and support
for livable community-type strategies and projects;
6. Outreach to statewide media outlets through the preparation and release
of reports, op-editorials, letters to the editor etc. to inform public
7. Assistance in the research, writing and publication of statewide
newsletters, data and fact sheets on sustainable transportation and smart
8. Support to national grassroots advocacy efforts to educate policy
on the coalition's transportation agenda.
Candidates must demonstrate an ability to handle non-traditional and
sometimes demanding work hours including frequent travel within the state
and the requirement to occasionally work nights and weekends. Some
assistance in the operation and management of the California field
including administration duties, database management, and raising of funds
to support the project is also expected.
* Must be energetic, personable, and a self-starter, with ability to work
well under pressure and with minimal supervision.
* Five to seven years experience in transportation, land use, social
justice, environmental issues, or related work.
* Strong experience with staff supervision, budget management and
* Thorough understanding of state and local political structures and
* Excellent communications skills, including writing and public speaking
* Familiarity with computers, word processing programs, databases and the
* Experience in non-profit or local government arena preferred.
* Knowledge of Spanish a plus.
Salary: Highly competitive with other California non-profits and
commensurate with qualifications and experience; good health, vacation,
time and retirement benefits. Position reports to National Field
Interested individuals should send resumes (include contact information
references) along with a writing sample to:
Surface Transportation Policy Project
c/o Karin Cicelski
1100 17th Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Or by email to: kcicelski@...
Announcement posted November 17, 2003; position open until filled. No
The Surface Transportation Policy Project is proud to be an equal
opportunity employer. People of color and women are strongly encouraged to
TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANT, CENTER FOR CLEAN AIR POLICY (CCAP)
The Center for Clean Air Policy, a non-profit environmental think-tank
in Washington, DC, is looking for a consultant to undertake research,
analysis and writing on transportation, land use and environmental policy.
Task areas include: identifying policy linkages between smart growth and
quality and quantifying greenhouse gas emissions impacts of a variety of
transportation policy options. An ideal candidate will have a Master's
degree in planning, public policy, or a related field, and five to ten
of experience working on transportation and air quality issues.
Strong analytical and writing skills are essential. This announcement is
intended to identify a roster of candidates who would bid on either an
hourly or task basis over the next six months. Work location is flexible.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, your hourly rate, and a
writing sample to:
Attention: Greg Dierkers
Center for Clean Air Policy
Re: Transportation Consultant Position
750 First St., NE, Suite 940
Washington, DC 20002
No telephone inquiries please.
CCAP is an equal-opportunity employer.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MASSACHUSETTS BICYCLE COALITION
The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive officer of MassBike,
responsible for the management and operations of the organization. The ED
responsible for the consistent achievement of MassBike's mission,
objectives and program objectives.
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition's mission is to make Massachusetts a
better and safer place to bicycle. MassBike is a 1,100 member organization
with two employees, several contractors, and many volunteers.
MassBike achieves its goals through advocacy, education, and raising
awareness. MassBike focuses its advocacy on road improvements and access,
inter-modal access, commuting to destinations, as well as bike path
development. Education program focuses include police training, adult and
child education, and motorist awareness. MassBike raises awareness by
organizing and promoting events, distributing information, providing
resources to local advocates, working with the media, and working with
government transportation bodies. Learn more about the organization at
www.massbike.org <www.massbike.org> .
Executive Director Responsibilities
* Assist and lead members, committees and communities in advocating at the
local, regional, state and national level for safe and improved bicycling
opportunities, consistent with the mission and policies developed by the
Administration and Finance
* Recruit and supervise staff, contractors, and volunteers. Develop job
descriptions and perform regular evaluations. Promote broad participation
volunteers in all areas of MassBike's work.
* Prepare an annual budget, working with a Treasurer to appropriately
the organization's day-to-day finances and banking relationship.
Communications - Internal and External
* Keep the Board informed of significant issues or events that affect the
* Prepare a written report to the Board in advance of every Board Meeting
addressing these functions: 1) advocacy and education initiatives, 2)
administration and financial statement, 3) membership, coalition-building
and events, and 4) development and fund raising.
* Act as a spokesperson for the organization consistent with the mission,
and conduct communication with the MassBike membership and others in a
regular and professional manner.
Membership and other Revenue Development
*Provide necessary information, tools, collateral materials, and human
resources to support membership recruiting, revenue generating programs
events, contracts, grant writing, and coalition-building activities of
various MassBike committees. The ED is expected to be directly involved in
those development activities that the Board determines have the greatest
fundraising potential for MassBike.
Preferred Background and Profile
* Bachelors degree.
*A minimum of three years work experience in a non-profit or related
* Knowledge and passion for bicycling as a form of transportation and
* Experience lobbying and working with decision-makers.
* Experience leading a broad and diverse constituency.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate to the public and the press in
* Record of successful and entrepreneurial fundraising.
* Demonstrated project management skills including planning, execution,
* Personal management skills including the oversight of staff and
How to Apply:
How to Apply and Hiring Timeline
Submit a cover letter and resume to
bikeinfo@... or to MassBike,
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1028, Boston, MA 02116.
NO PHONE CALLS.
The cover letter should include a paragraph explaining the applicant's
interest in bicycle advocacy and MassBike.
Benefits: Health Insurance. Paid holidays, personal days, and vacation
Closing Date for Applications: March 2, 2004.
Anticipated Starting Date: April 1, 2004.
The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM, BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION
ALLIANCE AND WILLIAMETTE PEDESTRIAN COALITION
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance and the Willamette Pedestrian
are two Portland, Oregon, groups creating healthy communities by improving
bicycling and walking conditions in the greater Portland, Oregon area. We
are seeking a highly-qualified Program Director for our jointly-run Safe
Routes to School programs.
Pay will be $30,000 to $32,000 per year, depending on qualifications. We
will begin interviewing on February 16th and the position will remain open
For more information and to download an application, go to:
EVENTS AND MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) New York City's advocates for
walking and sensible transportation, seeks a Director of Events and
Membership. This is a stimulating and rewarding position responsible for
important share of the organization's budget. For more information, please
visit www.transalt.org <www.transalt.org> .
Summary of Position
The Events and Membership Director reports to the Executive Director and
responsible for organizing major established events including: the NYC
Century Bike Tour and Bike Month NYC. Additionally, the Events and
Membership Director is responsible for sustaining and increasing T.A.'s
membership through marketing and member acquisition through the Web,
publications and mail solicitations. Membership responsibilities include
supervising a full-time Membership and Volunteer Coordinator and part-time
data entry worker and developing and executing strategies to increase
giving. Currently, the Events and Membership Director also serves as the
managing editor of Transportation Alternatives Magazine and City Cyclist.
Start date: June 1, 2004.
* Direct all aspects of T.A.'s NYC Century Bike Tour, a 5,000 participant
bicycling fund-raising event, Bike Month NYC and several smaller events.
* Expand current membership giving through development, planning, tracking
* Manage one full-time, one part-time, one seasonal full-time and various
contract workers and interns.
* Strong interest in making New York City a better place to bicycle and
* Proven ability to manage major events and fundraising projects.
* Proven ability to balance complicated work load and complete tasks on
schedule and in budget.
* Proven ability to manage others and ability to work well with staff and
* Excellent writing, editing and conversation skills. Experience managing
design work is a plus.
* Able to work long hours during event season (spring and summer).
* Strong computer skills (Word, Excel) are required. Experience in
design (Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator, Indesign) is a plus. Experience
databases is a plus
How to Apply:
Send a one or two page cover letter describing why you are the person for
the job, along with your resume by April 1, 2004 to:
115 West 30th St. #1207
New York, NY 10001
HINTS: YOUR COVER LETTER IS CRUCIAL AND PHONE CALLS AND WALK-INS ARE NOT
EVENT COORDINATOR, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
Transportation Alternatives, NYC's advocates for bicycling, walking and
sensible transportation, is looking for a special events coordinator to
organize T.A.'s annual NYC Century Bike Tour. To learn more about
Transportation Alternatives, please visit www.transalt.org
T.A.'s NYC Century Bike Tour
This annual event, held the second weekend in September, is a touring
bicycle ride through New York City's four most populous boroughs:
Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx. Riders visit unique neighborhoods,
parks, astounding bridges and open waterfront vistas. Please visit
www.NYCcentury.org <www.NYCcentury.org> for more information.
Coordinator will work with the Events Director, learning the ins and outs
event organizing. T.A.'s NYC Century Bike Tour is a big event (5,000
participants) and generates about 25 percent of T.A.'s annual budget.
Responsibilities will include preparing the route, working with City
agencies, planning logistics, obtaining materials and many other details
planning and executing the ride. This is a great opportunity to take on a
great deal of responsibility for putting on the ride. This job begins in
March and will be part-time (10-20 hours a week) until mid-May when it
be full-time through mid-September.
* Intense love of detail.
* Must be self-motivated, energetic and have good communication skills.
* Good researcher, independent worker, willing to assume a great deal of
* Flexible schedule. This job is not necessarily 9-5 style.
* Basic computer skills (Word, Excel).
* Applicants must be able and eager to bicycle.
* Must be able to work Sept. 12, 2004.
How to Apply:
Write an excellent cover letter and send it, with your resume, to:
115 West 30th St. #1207
New York, NY 10001
EAST BAY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, GREENBELT ALLIANCE
The East Bay Field Representative will lead advocacy efforts to stop
and encourage smart growth in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. To
accomplish these goals, the East Bay Field Representative will run
Alliance's Walnut Creek office as the local center for land use advocacy.
The East Bay Field Representative will provide leadership on our critical
efforts to protect farmland and open space, encourage affordable infill
development, and invest in effective transportation solutions in Alameda
Contra Costa Counties.
The East Bay Field Representative will report to the Field Director and
closely with the entire Greenbelt Alliance team, including central staff
San Francisco, field representatives throughout the Bay Area, and
in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. See www.greenbelt.org
<www.greenbelt.org> to learn more about our work.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in grassroots organizing,
political campaigns, volunteer coordination, and land use policy.
Advocacy: Lead local campaign efforts to secure permanent protection of
space, creation of smart growth housing opportunities, and enhancement of
the quality of life in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Key strategies
include coalition building, direct lobbying, and media outreach.
Organizing: Recruit and coordinate activists for specific campaigns and
long term political effectiveness.
Outreach: Coordinate efforts to increase awareness of Greenbelt Alliance
issues; make presentations to wide variety of community groups.
Media: Build relationships with local press, serve as key spokesperson for
local land use issues, develop media campaigns with Greenbelt Alliance's
Communications Director, write opinion pieces, and organize media events.
Management: Run the East Bay Field Office; manage volunteers and interns.
Greenbelt Alliance is committed to a rewarding work environment. We offer
starting salary of $31,000 to $35,000 depending on experience; a good
medical, dental, vacation, and comp time benefits package; and
for skills development and professional growth.
About Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance mission is to protect open space and promote livable
communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 45 years, we've played a
part in making the Bay Area a great place to live, work, and play.
Since 1958, we've been active across the nine county region protecting
space, opposing sprawl, and promoting smart growth. Greenbelt Alliance has
helped save over one million acres of farms, watersheds, and recreational
greenbelt lands. We are a leader in promoting regional solutions to the
problems of sprawl and were one of the first environmental groups to
compact infill development and city-centered public transit.
We will build on this legacy of success in the years to come by bringing
people together to ensure that the Bay Area remains a great place to live
a thriving metropolitan region with a healthy economy surrounded by
protected Greenbelt. You can be part of our success.
Greenbelt Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity
The East Bay Field Representative will be enthusiastic and self-motivated
with some combination of the following skills:
* Grassroots organizing
* Political strategizing
* Campaign management
* Public speaking
* Persuasive writing
* land use planning, community development and/or
public policy experience helpful
Car and flexible schedule also required.
Most importantly, the East Bay Field Representative will be committed to
protecting the Bay Area's
greenbelt and quality of life for this and future generations.
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to
Applications can also be sent via regular mail to:
631 Howard Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attn: EBFR Search
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.
AUTOMOTIVE ANALYST, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE
Environmental Defense: Our distinctive approach to environmental
emphasizes a focus on scientific and economic disciplines and on the use
market mechanisms where applicable to reach well-crafted, durable
The organization builds teams of scientists, lawyers, and economists to
investigate the causes of environmental problems as well as the market
forces and government policies that encourage 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
incorporate into practice, law, or regulation.
Overall Job Function: This position provides technical support to
Environmental Defense's Clean Car Campaign, with a focus on clarifying the
factors behind greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks and
developing U.S. domestic policies for reducing emissions. The work entails
building an analytically rigorous foundation for advancing emissions
reduction strategies that are technically well-grounded, practical from
business, institutional, and cultural perspectives, and environmentally
sound in terms of the other health and safety impacts of automobiles. The
analyst will work closely with the Campaign's senior technical staff,
project managers, collaborators, and consultants to find, track, and
the data and information needed for in-depth analyses supporting Clean Car
* Collecting, tracking, and analyzing motor vehicle data, specifications,
and related information from automakers, trade sources, and government
* Research and assessment of automotive technologies, design options, and
market trends as well as auto industry business and product strategy
* Assisting with project management, including coordination of work,
participants, and project-related meetings; preparation of work plans and
* Research, writing, and production of technical and policy reports,
articles, presentations, and web content on automotive environmental
and assisting with the organization's communication of such information to
policy makers and the public.
* Masters degree plus 1-2 years experience, in mathematics, statistics,
applied physics, mechanical engineering, with focus or background on
* Strong skills in research and critical thinking, emphasizing rigorous
analysis of systems and data.
* Excellent written and oral English communication skills as well as
outstanding personal organization and attention to detail.
* Ability to work both independently and with colleagues of varied
background and experience.
* Good understanding both the automotive industry and environmental issues
in the United States, plus an appreciation of the value of public policy
protecting the environment.
* Demonstrated proficiency with personal computer software for word
processing, data management and analysis, technical graphics development,
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter stating your salary requirement along with a resume,
and writing sample to:
Human Resources Manager
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, 1000 FRIENDS OF OREGON
1000 Friends of Oregon is seeking a full-time Development Director to lead
and manage our fundraising efforts from our state headquarters in
The land-use planning advocacy organization, founded in 1975, has a budget
of $1.1 million, and is supported by 5,000 members and 225 major donors
The position is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including
donor cultivation, membership development, special events, planned giving,
board development and foundation support. The position reports to the
Executive Director and supervises a full-time Development Specialist who
handles gift processing & fulfillment, direct membership services and
The successful candidate will be an experienced development generalist
a bachelor's degree or the equivalent, and 3-5 years of progressive
development achievement. Position open immediately and until filled. 1000
Friends of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer committed to
strengthening our workplace through diversity.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter/resume via mail only (no faxes or e-mails) to:
Development Director Search
1000 Friends of Oregon
534 SW 3rd, #300
Portland, OR 97204
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RIDES FOR BAY AREA COMMUTERS
The Executive Director is responsible for providing overall administrative
and policy direction to RIDES staff, exercising significant executive and
administrative judgment. The Executive Director is accountable for
successfully directing the development and implementation of programs that
will further the overall mission of RIDES: "To promote transportation
protects the environment and improves quality of life." The Executive
Director is the duly authorized representative of RIDES' Board of
and as such is responsible for the negotiation and management of all
grants and contracts. The Executive Director serves as Secretary to the
Board of Directors and operates under guidance from the Board.
Essential Job Functions
* Orchestrating strategic planning efforts in conjunction with RIDES'
of Directors to shape and modify over time the overall direction of the
*Serving as liaison of the Board in communicating corporate policy
to RIDES employees.
*Establishing long range and short-term objectives by developing and
maintaining a business plan to include goals and objectives covering
programs, services, and business development efforts.
*.Building and maintaining ongoing relations with key San Francisco Bay
transportation and related organizations.
*.Overseeing the implementation of current contracts.
*.Developing funding from both public and private sources.
*.Designing new programs to meet emerging market needs.
*.Participating in legislative efforts at federal, state, and local
government levels that are directly related to RIDES' mission.
*.Works directly with the President of the Board of Directors, as well as
with the entire Board as the Board Secretary, in developing the Board's
meeting agendas and overall policy direction.
*.Supervises RIDES' Deputy Directors, chairs RIDES' Management Committee,
and approves final hiring of all other staff.
*.Directs, through subordinate management staff, the development and
implementation of policies and procedures that are consistent with RIDES'
mission and objectives, and that comply with state and federal laws.
*.Assigns responsibilities and establishes lines of authority; evaluates
effectiveness of programs and management personnel, and makes
recommendations to the Board.
*.Ensures that operations and activities assigned to each department are
consistent with legal mandates, funding source guidelines and generally
*.Serves as a technical expert and represents RIDES at government hearing
bodies, with professional groups, and in the general public.
*.Acts as liaison to traveling community and transportation agencies.
*.Consults with and advises the Board on legislative matters and other
issues as required.
*.Directs the preparation of reports, contracts, grant proposals,
papers and Board documents and correspondence.
*.Directs the preparation of agency budgets and monitors their budget
activity in addition to making recommendations on resource allocations and
fixed asset purchases.
*.Oversees business development efforts for new sources of funding.
Constant communication required including communicating one-on-one,
communicating to an audience verbally and by writing; extensive background
reading; listening one-on-one; listening or talking on the telephone;
on keyboard; travel.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
* At least 10 years of demonstrated management, supervisory, budgetary and
administrative skills in an organization of similar size and complexity.
* Familiarity with San Francisco Bay Area transportation, as well as
knowledge and understanding of local, regional, state and national
transportation planning, policy, legislation and legislative processes.
* Ability to work with diverse groups of public and private sector
* Strong understanding of business development, marketing, advertising,
public relations programs, budget processes and fundamental business
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Contact and acquaintance with major transportation planning agents in
state and region preferred.
* Knowledge of Transportation Demand Management (TDM)/ridesharing programs
and their role in the overall scheme of transportation preferred.
* Knowledge of air quality issues as they relate to transportation
* Five years experience working in TDM highly desirable, but not a
* Advanced degree in business, planning, transportation or related field,
equivalent experience required.
To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
RIDES FOR BAY AREA COMMUTERS, INC.
Attention: Brett Kanazawa, Chair
RIDES Executive Performance Committee
Title: Executive Director
Department: Executive Office
Reports to (title): Board of Directors
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Salary Grade: 1
Salary Range: $72,962 - $109,489
COMMUNICATION AND ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATE, THE COALITION FOR CLEAN AIR
The Coalition for Clean Air is an environmental non-profit organization
dedicated to reducing air pollution in California. We are seeking a
Communication and Administration Associate for our Los Angeles office to
enhance and expand our external communications through our web site,
newsletter and other communications vehicles and to provide organizational
support for all Coalition programs.
* Coordinate and produce quarterly newsletter
* Assist in the re-design of the Coalition's web site
* Responsible for regular updating and maintenance of the Coalition's web
* Assist in the development, design and production of new Coalition
* Responsible for ensuring that Coalition press packets, donor packets,
promotional packets are up to date
* Responsible for outreach to and maintenance of intern and volunteer
* Responsible for maintenance of central file area for issues, letters of
support, news clips, newsletters etc.
* Responsible for maintenance of organizational database of supporters
* Responsible for general computer troubleshooting
* Provide support and back-up to Office Manager in terms of answering
phones, assisting with the Annual Audit, processing credit card donations
* General administrative support including filing, copying, donor
correspondence and other tasks as needed.
* Strong computer skills including experience with HTML, SQL, ASP, .Net,
varied databases, including FileMaker Pro.
* Extensive experience with web development and/or design
* Strong organizational skills
* Attention to detail
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work both independently and with significant supervision
* Commitment to the mission of the Coalition for Clean Air
* Team player
The Coalition for Clean Air is an equal opportunity employer. Women and
people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Please mail, fax or email cover letter and resume to:
523 W. 6th Street, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
No calls Please
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