Job Listings from Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections
- 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: mlgernst@...
Positions included in this issue:
*Research Scientist, Center for Transportation Studies, UVA
*Government Relations Associate, Defenders of Wildlife (Washington, DC)
*Legislative Assistant, ? (Washington, DC)
*Coordinator, NTEC (Washington, DC)
*Public Relations Project Manager, APTA (Washington, DC)
* Program Manager, WestStart-CALSTART (Pasadena, CA)
*Waterfront Park Project Coordinator, WE ACT (New York, NY)
*Program Manager, MCAN (Boston, MA)
*Transportation Advocated, MassPIRG (Boston, MA)
*Staff Attorney, Trustees for Alaska (Anchorage, AK)
*Media Relations Expert, Resource Media (San Francisco, CA)
*East River Advocate, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (New York, NY)
*Environmental Justice Attorney, NRDC (New York, NY)
*Multiple Positions, GHASP (Houston, TX)
*Program Assistant, WRN (Washington, DC)
*Paid Internship, Sacramento County Planning Department (Sacramento, 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 activities.
"Transportation is about making connections, and so are we."
RESEARCH SCIENTIST, CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION STUDIES, UVA
The Center for Transportation Studies in Civil Engineering at the
University of Virginia is seeking an experienced professional to fill
the position of Research Scientist. This individual will conduct
transportation related research including designing, implementing, and
analyzing travel related surveys. The individual will also be
responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Center. Tasks
include the administration of all active research grants, preparation of
reports for research sponsors, budgets, expense tracking of all Center
research grants, grant compliance, payroll, equipment
planning/acquisition, space planning, and Center promotion.
PhD degree desired. Master's degree from an accredited college or
university and significant related experience will be considered in lieu
of PhD degree. The position requires experience in conducting research
surveys, data analysis, and financial planning/analysis/ reporting and
business operations, as well as experience in administrating grants and
contracts from federal, state, and local agencies including policies and
procedures. For further information visit http://cts.virginia.edu
A position description follows.
* Research & Analysis. Activities include design, implementation and
analysis of transportation related surveys. Participation in research
projects associated with the Virginia Transportation Research Council
(VTRC). Collection and analysis of research data, interpretation of
results, presentation and recommendation of findings.
* Management of Research Projects. Managing the Center's project
database through frequent monitoring and updating of the status of
various ongoing research projects. Ensuring the posting of all projects
(new, ongoing, complete) on the Center's web site database. Ensuring
that sponsors receive final reports on completed projects on a timely
basis. Responding to all internal and public inquiries regarding
research projects. Attending some research conferences and symposiums.
* Research Grant Management & Compliance. Ensuring that sufficient funds
are appropriately allocated to new grants and that allowable
expenditures are charged to existing grants according to UVA's financial
administration guidelines as well as state, federal, and sponsor
guidelines. Also, managing the accurate coding of expenses to
appropriate accounts and expense categories. Responding to financial
inquiries from the School of Engineering's pre and post-award
administration staff. Working with the School of Engineering's budget
staff on allocating funds to various research grant accounts.
* Financial Management & Reporting. This responsibility encompasses the
planning, budgeting, and management of financial resources associated
with the day-to-day operations of the Center. Specific activities
include: annual budget preparation, authorization of purchases,
monitoring of expenses, developing monthly financial reports, and
summarization and presentation of monthly financial results to faculty
* Managing Procurement/Billing Activities. Authorizing purchase
requisitions for equipment, supplies, and services. Working with vendors
in receiving competitive quotes/price bids, and ensuring on-time and
accurate processing of procurement related documents. Managing the
timely processing of all invoices, purchase requisitions, and payment
vouchers. Responding to vendor inquiries regarding payments. Working
with the Procurement Services Department (Accounts Payable, Purchasing,
Asset/Property Management) on various accounting/billing issues.
* Managing Payroll/Recruitment Activities. Ensuring that Center's
faculty/staff/student hours are charged to correct grant accounts
according to research activities. Managing the timely processing of
student timesheets. Responding to all payroll inquiries and issues.
Managing all administrative activities associated with student
recruitment (communication/outreach, response to inquiries, student
immigration issues, registration, payroll set-up).
* Managing Sponsor Requirements. Ensuring that all sponsor related
reports and documents (e.g., annual reports, invoices, project status
reports, final reports, etc.) are prepared and submitted with maximum
accuracy and within required timeframe.
* Managing the CTS web site. This includes working with internal and
external professionals (programmers, creative designers, copy writers,
etc.) to continuously update the web site and ensure that the content,
database information, and the functionality of the web site are
* Managing Center Promotion Activities. Acting as the marketing and
promotions officer for the Center, promoting CTS through various means
including the web site, marketing materials (program brochures, folders,
handouts, etc.), and event opportunities. Officially representing the
Center in various internal and external forums and making public
presentations regarding Center activities and achievements. * Responding
to public inquiries regarding academic programs and research projects.
Planning, logistics, and coordination activities concerning special
events such as workshops, seminars, guest speaker opportunities, and
student recruitment events. Developing public announcements for
important news topics such as faculty recognition awards, invitation of
distinguished speakers and officials, as well as local, regional, and
national transportation seminars.
Please submit a complete resume, as well as the names, phone numbers,
and email addresses of three references by August 16, 2004 to: Dr.
Nicholas J. Garber, Chair of Search Committee, Center for Transportation
Studies, University of Virginia, 351 McCormick Rd, PO Box 400742,
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4742. Submission of all documents via email
(njg@...) is preferred.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATE, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Supervisor: Vice President, Government Relations and External Affairs
Job Description: This professional position is responsible for
representing Defenders of Wildlife's legislative and administrative
interests before Congress, the Administration and the media. Primary
focus will be on endangered species, wildlife, National Forests and
related appropriations issues. Responsibilities include: direct
lobbying; developing advocacy strategies; representing Defenders'
interests in issue-based coalitions; monitoring Congressional
committees; drafting reports, fact sheets and testimony; obtaining
legislative and political information and generally assisting the
advocacy work of Defenders' Government Relations and External Affairs
1) Implement strategies, campaigns, programs, projects, workplans,
budgets, publications, educational materials and reports for each
assigned program area;
2) Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members
of Congress, Congressional staff, federal agency personnel, biologists,
scientists and staff of leading NGOs;
3) Represent Defenders in coalitions, public meetings, hearings, press
events, conferences, national forums, and in general communications with
public officials, the media, members, the donor community and the
4) Identify, inform and mobilize citizen activists, including Defenders'
members and supporters, in areas of particular importance;
5) Assist all Defenders departments with tasks relating to education,
development, publications and media coverage;
6) Be a committed and effective advocate for all Defenders' programs and
7) Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
1) Degree in Law, Natural Resources, Public Policy, Biology, Education
or related field;
2) At least 2-4 years of Capitol Hill or other legislative experience,
preferably involving natural resource issues;
3) Experience working with wildlife conservation issues and knowledge of
federal resource agencies, laws, treaties and policies dealing with use
and conservation of natural resources;
4) Political experience, judgment and sensitivity, including a thorough
understanding of lobbying, resource and appropriations committees,
budget process and federal legislative procedures and grassroots
5) Experience developing, implementing and managing legislative and
advocacy campaigns on a national level;
6) Strong writing, media and communication skills;
7) Ability to conduct research, analyze information, and produce
work-products in a consistent, efficient and timely manner;
8) Other relevant experience with public policy, education, grass-roots
organizing, communications, editing, and/or development;
9) Ability to work effectively as part of Defenders' legislative and
administrative advocacy team.
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to:
Government Relations Associate Search
Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
No phone calls please.
It is the policy of Defenders of Wildlife to provide equal employment
opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other
characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.
Senior Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee seeks a
legislative assistant to handle all issues before the Transportation
Committee in addition to a few non-committee issues. Ideal candidate has
Capitol Hill experience as a legislative assistant and with
transportation issues, excellent writing skills, and solid analytical
abilities. No telephone calls, please. An on-site writing test will be
required of all candidates. Please fax a cover letter, resume, two
writing samples of a maximum of two pages each, and salary requirements
COORDINATOR, NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS CLEARINGHOUSE (NTEC)
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) seeks to fill the position of
Coordinator of the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse
(NTEC). The NTEC is a partnership project between RTC and the Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA). The Coordinator is primarily responsible
for the daily operations of the Clearinghouse and for carrying out
NTEC's research projects and product development.
Specifically, the duties of the NTEC Coordinator are (note these duties
are split between two coordinators):
* Provide technical assistance to the public via phone and email;
* Fill orders for publications and other resources;
* Data entry and upkeep of Customer Database
* Write, edit, and publish a 6-page quarterly newsletter, distribution
* Write, edit, and publish other documents, such as fact sheets, case
study booklets, and brochures;
* Conduct research with state DOTs regarding spending of TE funds and
update database of TE funded projects;
* Write, edit, and publish yearly report analyzing trends in state TE
* Prepare and execute 2-day TE Seminar for 100 DOT staff held every two
* Conduct research about TE for other strategic reports;
* Speak at conferences and to stakeholders about TE;
* Analyze monthly customer data for service summary;
* Maintain customer database and product distribution;
* Manage email list serve for TE professionals;
* Stay informed on legislative and administrative changes at both the
federal and state level that affect TE.
* Update Web site information;
* Other duties as assigned.
The NTEC Coordinator reports directly to the NTEC Director, and is a
member of the RTC Program Department staff.
The ideal candidate for this job will have:
* A Bachelor's degree;
* At least two years professional experience in a transportation or
public policy related field;
* Demonstrated excellence in research, writing and editing;
* Strong interpersonal communications skills;
* Exposure to government and/or non-profit work environments;
* Interest in transportation reform, public policy, urban planning, and
* A preference for behind-the-scenes, research-based advocacy;
* Experience with Microsoft Office, especially databases, Web, and word
Hours are 40 hours per week. RTC offers a generous health and vacation
Send letter, resume, and writing sample to:
1100 17th Street, NW, 10th Fl.
Washington, DC, 20036
Or email to: hugh@...
PUBLIC RELATIONS PROJECT MANAGER, AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Washington-based trade association has an immediate opening for a
dynamic public relations project manager who will be responsible for
working with the Director in coordinating activities to support a
nationwide education and outreach initiative designed to build support
for public transportation among the public and local, state and federal
officials. Duties will include researching and developing communications
materials, developing presentations, and coordinating fundraising
activities. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing with a
high degree of proficiency.
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree, with at least three years of
business experience preferably in communication or public affairs or a
related field. Ability to meet deadlines and handle several projects at
the same time. Experience in developing communications materials and
writing press releases, as well as basic administrative abilities and
project management. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Computer expertise necessary. Excellent fringe benefits package
including retirement, 401 (K), medical and dental plan. Salary is
commensurate with experience.
Send resume with salary history to: American Public Transportation
Association Human Resources 1666 K Street Suite 1100 Washington, DC
20006 or fax to: 202/496-4323 or email at: aptajobs@....
PROGRAM MANAGER, WESTSTART-CALSTART
Duties and Responsibilities
WestStart-CALSTART has an immediate opening for a highly motivated
Program Manager. This is an associate level position. The person would
support a number of exciting advanced transportation technology
Skills, Knowledge, and Attributes
As a minimum, the candidate must have strong writing skills and a
willingness to make presentations and work with diverse stakeholders.
The candidate should also have the ability to think analytically and
address technical subject matters. Last but not least, candidates must
have a passion for the WestStart-CALSTART mission and be able to
demonstrate standout levels of personal commitment, persistence, and
Among other capabilities and attributes that WestStart-CALSTART is
looking for in the Program Manager position are the following:
* Support a number of diverse projects and work within a flexible team
* Write and prepare high quality reports in a timely manner;
* Take complex technical concepts and present them in a clear and
compelling way to diverse audiences using websites, press releases,
publications and presentations;
* Competently represent WestStart-CALSTART at industry meetings and high
* Demonstrate an ability to develop and build relationships with a wide
array of stakeholders.
The following skills and experience will be viewed favorably but are not
required for the position:
* An advanced degree;
* Website familiarity and capabilities;
* Ability to use statistical analysis tools; and
* Specific expertise or familiarity with advanced transportation
technologies and organizations;
The open position is at WestStart-CALSTART's headquarters facility,
which is located in Pasadena, California.
WestStart-CALSTART provides a competitive salary that is typically
higher than those provided by most non-profit organizations. The
organization also offers a significant benefits package that includes a
retirement plan as well as health, dental, and eye benefits.
Who We Are
WestStart-CALSTART's mission is to improve air quality, decrease
dependence on foreign oil, and prevent global warming by acting as a
catalyst for the development of commercially viable advanced
transportation technologies, services, and systems. WestStart-CALSTART
is the nation's leading organization working to accelerate the
commercialization of clean, energy efficient transportation technologies
and services. WestStart serves as a creative strategic broker to
support its 115 member organizations.
How to Apply for Employment:
Applicants should send their responses in email form only and must
include a cover letter explaining why they should be considered for this
position and a resume. Salary history should also be included. The
information should be sent via e-mail to: Monica Alcaraz at
Principals only need apply. NO agencies need respond.
WATERFRONT PARK PROJECT COORDINATOR, WEST HARLEM ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT), a 16-year old, non-profit
environmental justice organization is seeking applications for a Project
Coordinator to: coordinate the start up of the Harlem Waterfront
Alliance - a non-profit entity composed of community groups,
community-based institutions and stakeholders to oversee the management,
maintenance and programming of the soon-to-be-constructed Harlem Piers
waterfront park, and to coordinate a community-designed transportation
plan for the site.
Some Responsibilities of the Project Coordinator will Include:
* Coordinate meetings with residents and stakeholders interested in the
management, membership and programming of the park;
* Educate the general public, media, public officials and residents on
the importance of the Harlem Piers and other waterfront areas in
* Develop stewardship plan for youth and adults;
* Coordinate community oversight during the construction of the Harlem
* Develop cultivation events at the waterfront and assist in
* Coordinate a community-designed transportation plan for the waterfront
* Research permitting issues
* Three years experience in parks operations, advocacy, programming, or
* Solid writing and public speaking skills;
* Experience in effective project management;
* Fundraising experience;
* Ability to communicate effectively in community and formal settings;
* Knowledge of the parks / waterfront advocacy communities a plus;
* Spanish proficiency is a plus.
* Employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
How to Apply:
Send to berlinda@... or to Berlinda Durant, Attn. Waterfront Park
Coordinator, 271 W. 125th Street, #308, NY, NY 10027. Telephone calls
will not be accepted.
Include cover letter, resume, three references, and day time contact
People of color and Northern Manhattan residents are encouraged to apply
PROGRAM MANAGER, MASSACHUSETTS CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK (MCAN)
Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) is a network of local groups acting
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our communities and the state.
MCAN works both locally and at the state and regional levels to promote
energy efficiency & renewable energy.
Program Manager: Primary responsibility for working with MCAN's
municipal-level community chapters, include assisting with their
organizational development, educational programs, and advocacy efforts.
The position will be one-half to three-quarters time.
Support for local climate action groups:
* Support existing local groups, through assisting them with outreach,
program planning, educational efforts, and advocacy with municipal
* Help local group efforts to promote energy efficiency in the
residential, business, and government sectors.
* Help with development of new local groups throughout the state
* Assist with the writing and implementation of local climate action
Education and Outreach
* Promote renewable energy development, through sales of "green power"
and other means
* Help organize, along with consultant, the annual grassroots climate
* Maintain MCAN web site, mailing list, and computer and paper files.
* Assist in MCAN communications, through e-mails, web site, and written
* Work with ad-hoc MCAN committees as they arise, such as on
* Assist Director with fundraising efforts, including grant-writing and
* Passion for the cause of reducing GHG emissions and protecting human
health and the environment from the impacts of climate change.
* Demonstrated ability in grassroots organizing and program planning.
* Enthusiasm for and ability to work with and motivate MCAN's grassroots
* Experience and ability in planning local outreach, educational, and
* Well organized, ability to keep track of and manage a variety of tasks
* Willingness to attend evening meetings on a regular basis.
* Ability to understand and communicate the complexities of climate
change and the policy issues associated with energy efficiency and
* Ability to work both independently, and in cooperation with other
staff and volunteers.
* Capable in use of computer software, for writing, database management,
budget planning, and basic updating of MCAN web site (web site
development not expected).
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to: marc@...
and to fgordon574@.... Resumes will be accepted until August 16.
MCAN is an equal opportunity employer. If you have questions about the
positions, please include them in the cover letter. For general
information about MCAN, see our web site, www.massclimateaction.org.
TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATE, THE MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH
With the Big Dig winding down, where do we go from here?
Transportation in Massachusetts should be convenient, environmentally
sustainable, and friendly to our communities. If you'd like a career
working to make transportation work in ways that are less centered on
how to move cars around and more focused on how to move Massachusetts
forward, read on.
The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is looking
to hire an Environmental Lobbyist who will focus on transportation
policy in Massachusetts, especially in the areas of public
transportation and more sustainable vehicles.
MASSPIRG has 50,000 citizen members, 23 college chapters, a staff of
organizers and issue advocates, and a national lobbying office in
Washington, D.C. to cover federal issues. With a 30-plus year history,
MASSPIRG is well known for protecting the environment, fighting for
consumers and making government and business more accountable from Cape
Cod to the Berkshires.
The Transportation Advocate with MASSPIRG will develop campaigns to make
a difference on pressing issues such as: improving public transportation
by watch-dogging the MBTA, getting automakers to use existing and new
technology to clean up cars, and promoting public policy that encourages
smart transportation planning and smart growth. We seek a talented
individual who will bring creative ideas and gumption to the
transportation challenges that face Massachusetts.
On a day-to-day basis, the Transportation Advocate will do the
Advocacy: Bring problems and solutions to the attention of
decision-makers-including state legislators, the Executive agencies,
transit agency staff and local officials.
Campaign Strategy: Create a plan to win on our transportation campaigns;
strategize to gain political support for our agenda through
coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media publicity, endorsements
and message development.
Media Outreach: Serve as the public spokesperson for our transportation
campaigns -through media events, press releases, editorial board
meetings and other PR tactics.
Fundraising: Write grant proposals, impress foundations to support our
work, and meet with large donors, all to bring more resources to our
efforts to improve transportation in Massachusetts.
Salary and Benefits
Salary for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional
experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. A competitive
benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan
assistance, a retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick days.
Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are
Passion. Persistence. We're looking for a goal-driven and
results-oriented individual who is committed to the public interest,
someone with leadership skills and initiative, and the verbal and
written skills necessary to make the case that convenient, efficient and
sustainable transportation must be a top priority. Candidates should
have 3 to 8 years of relevant professional experience, post-college,
including (but not limited to) work in political, policy, legal,
journalistic or government settings.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to careers@... to apply.
STAFF ATTORNEY, TRUSTEES FOR ALASKA
Trustees for Alaska, a non-profit, public interest environmental law
firm, is seeking candidates for a full-time Staff Attorney position in
Anchorage. Founded in 1974, Trustees provides legal counsel to national,
regional and local conservation organizations, Alaska Native villages,
and others on marine conservation, fisheries, oil and gas, clean air and
water, transportation, and public lands issues. For further information
about Trustees for Alaska, see <http://www.trustees.org/>.
An ideal candidate should have environmental litigation experience and a
demonstrated commitment to environmental protection. Desired skills
include creative thinking in problem-solving; excellent writing and
analytical skills; ability to manage an active judicial and
administrative environmental docket; effective legal research skills;
ability to understand scientific principles and methods; demonstrated
ability to handle a substantial workload as needed; high degree of
professional integrity; courtesy and diplomacy in dealing with
colleagues, clients, opposing counsel and government agencies.
How to Apply:
Send (email preferred) cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcripts
and references to Megan Mcbride, mmcbride@..., Trustees for
Alaska, 1026 W. 4th Ave, #201, Anchorage, AK, 99501. Fax: (907)276-7110
MEDIA RELATIONS EXPERT, RESOURCE MEDIA
Resource Media is a nonprofit communications organization dedicated to
expanding and improving the quantity and quality of media coverage of
environmental and public health issues. Our growing staff of 15 includes
communications professionals, former journalists, and issue experts. We
serve as a resource for journalists and nonprofit groups and new
spokespeople on environmental issues. We have offices in Seattle, San
Francisco, Portland, Boulder, and Kalispell, MT.
Resource Media seeks a media relations expert with at least seven years
of experience for its San Francisco office. Candidate should have
experience building relationships and pitching stories with print,
television, radio and online reporters. Past success in strategic
communications and quick, news-style writing a must; experience as a
legislative or political campaign press secretary a plus. Experience
working with transportation issues both in California and nationally -
fuel economy, air pollution, oil independence - also a plus.
* develop and execute earned-media strategies;
* help integrate media campaigns with the policy objectives of partner
* develop and maintain strong ties to national and regional print,
television, radio and online reporters, and strategically pitch stories
about campaign issues to those reporters;
* write news releases, advisories, statements, background briefings for
* support efforts by other Resource Media staff by offering ideas, help
This position reports to the RM Co-Director in a collaborative team
atmosphere. Every staff member is fully involved in strategic planning
of campaigns and the development of our organization. The position is
Salary up to $75,000, depending on experience. Resource Media is an
equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent working environment
and generous benefits, including employee health care, dependent health
care, paid vacations and federal holidays.
Please send resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and copies of
at least two stories you helped create (along with the materials you
used to pitch the story) to:
SF-Media Relations Director Search
1007 General Kennedy Avenue
Suite 225, Mailbox #8
San Francisco, CA 94129
No calls, please.
EAST RIVER ADVOCATE, METROPOLITAN WATERFRONT ALLIANCE
In the midst of a rapid wave of redevelopment projects and in advance of
the 2005 municipal elections, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA)
is seeking an East River Advocate to research issues, conduct outreach,
and develop an agenda with community, civic, political, environmental,
labor, transit and business groups along the East River of New York
City. Currently funded for two years, this position will come under the
supervision of the Director and will have room for independent judgment
* Research current and planned developments, quality of life issues and
socioeconomic indicators, and analyze their impact on East River
* Bolster MWA's current outreach along the East River, with particular
attention to growing MWA's East River Network.
* Work with the East River Network to design and advance an East River
platform for the 2005 municipal elections and state and federal budget
* Contribute regular articles on these efforts to MWA's print
publications and electronic newsletter, Waterwire, and organize and
convene public programs during the campaign.
The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, a project of the Municipal Art
Society of New York, is a network of more than 300 organizations
dedicated to helping our region reclaim and reconnect to our greatest
natural resource - the harbor, rivers and estuaries of the New York-New
Jersey metropolitan area. MWA works through education, grassroots
organizing and media advocacy to include the public's voice and values
in the decision-making that will determine the future of our region's
waterfront and waterways.
MWA is a fast-paced organization. The desired candidate must have
excellent writing and communication skills, a winning attitude and a
sense of humor. Additionally, the candidate must have 2-to-4 years'
experience working in community or political organizing, preferably in
New York City. Although no formal planning background is required, basic
knowledge of land use, preservation and waterfront zoning issues is
desired. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule and attend
meetings, frequently in the evening. GIS knowledge helpful, Spanish
fluency preferred. Minority and women candidates are encouraged to
How to Apply:
Send resume and a writing sample to Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance,
457 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10022, fax (888) 486-9688, email
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ATTORNEY, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking applicants for
an environmental justice attorney in its New York Urban Program.
NRDC is a leading national, nonprofit environmental organization with
over 550,000 members and offices in New York, Washington, DC, San
Francisco and Los Angeles. Our staff includes lawyers, scientists, and
analysts who work to protect the environment and public health through
advocacy and education.
In concert with our national advocacy agenda, NRDC staff have worked for
over thirty years on environmental and public health issues in the New
York metropolitan region. NRDC has focused on, among other things,
improving the region's public transit system, combating air pollution
problems, advancing recycling and waste reduction, cleaning up
surrounding waterways, and protecting New York City's drinking water
supply. On many of these issues, NRDC has worked with community groups
in addressing environmental justice concerns.
The new attorney will work with NRDC staff on environmental
justice-related issues in the New York region. In particular, this
position will focus on air quality and other public health issues. The
new attorney will also participate in work on other regional matters
that implicate environmental justice concerns. S/he will be expected to
handle both policy and litigation matters, and should ideally have four
to seven years relevant experience, including litigation work.
We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience,
generous benefits and a dynamic, pleasant work environment. NRDC is
committed to workplace diversity, and people of color are encouraged to
How to Apply:
NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.
Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to:
NY Environmental Justice Attorney Search
40 West 20th Street
New York 10011-4231,
or by e-mail to HR@...
Please submit application no later than September 24, 2004.
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, GALVESTON-HOUSTON ASSOCIATION FOR SMOG PREVENTION
The Galveston-Houston Association for Smog Prevention is seeking to hire
one or more individuals who have skills in communications, regulatory
policy and/or community organizing. If you are dedicated to making the
Houston region a cleaner and healthier place to live, and have the
skills to make a difference in a struggle with powerful opponents, we
want to hear from you.
GHASP is a nonprofit organization located in Houston, with a 15-year
track record of advocacy for addressing the region's problems with air
pollution. Historically a volunteer-based citizen group, GHASP has grown
over the past several years to develop a full-time office. To learn more
about GHASP, visit www.ghasp.org.
For individuals interested in working on communications or regulatory
policy, strong writing skills, talent with a range of typical office
computer software programs, and the ability to learn about the
complexities of air pollution issues are essential. We anticipate these
individuals will have higher education credentials, but there are not
any specific minimum standards. Individuals interested in communications
should have prior media experience. Individuals interested in regulatory
policy should also have some technical or legal background in air
pollution or closely related issues.
For individuals interested in community organizing, excellent
communication and strong organizational and interpersonal skills are
necessary. Strong preference will be given to individuals with a
personal knowledge of existing civic organizations in areas of the
Houston region affected by pollution. Spanish-language skills would be a
strong asset. We will be most interested in individuals with a proven
track record of working independently and delivering on projects.
In addition to advocacy work, each employee will be expected to share in
some administrative responsibilities. Relevant experience working for
government or industry will be considered an asset in most instances.
Positions can be full or part time and will involve some travel. All
applicants must have a bachelor's degree and either two years work
experience or a graduate degree.
Salary offers will be commensurate with other non-profit advocacy
organizations, which means that salary offers are not likely to be
competitive with large corporations. Currently, GHASP does not offer
benefits but will consider offering benefits as part of any hiring
If you are interested in being considered for a position, please email
your resume and a cover letter describing the type of work you would be
most interested in doing and describing any original ideas you may have,
to hiring@.... You will receive a reply confirming receipt of your
materials and follow-up communication within six weeks of your email.
Telephone inquiries are discouraged. Applicants requesting
confidentiality may be assured that GHASP will handle inquiries with
PROGRAM ASSISTANT, WASHINGTON REGIONAL NETWORK FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES
The Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN), a
non-profit organization, seeks a self-motivated Program Assistant for a
part time (20-30 hrs/week) position. WRN's goal is to create a network
of walkable, bikeable communities linked by quality transit, laced with
parks, and surrounded by greenspace, with the District of Columbia as
the hub of the region. WRN helps urban communities capture the benefits
of smart growth, with a focus on social equity. The Program Assistant
will work closely with the Executive Director to provide substantive
program and administrative support with the potential to focus on
program activities of particular interest.
The WRN Program Assistant is responsible for administrative and program
Support Executive Director, distribute event announcements, press
releases and bi-monthly newsletter (electronically/faxed/mailed);
schedule and follow-up on WRN meetings including meeting minutes,
oversee the WRN office (office supplies, equipment, supplies of WRN
information materials, etc.), update contact lists, process memberships,
maintain membership and foundation databases, manage vendor accounts,
update budget, use QuickBooks to do basic bookkeeping and tax form
Assist Executive Director and Board in submitting grant proposals,
organizing special events, send renewal notices and direct appeals.
contribute to writing and editing every other month newsletter and
program publications, organize monthly public events, assist with media
relations, support education & outreach efforts, update WRN website,
respond to requests for information.
* Commitment to WRN's mission
* Excellent organizational skills
* Knowledge of Windows, the MS Office suite, QuickBooks and Macromedia
* Strong writing skills, interpersonal communications skills and
professional phone manner
* Familiarity with transit-oriented development, new urbanism, smart
growth/growth management concepts. Bachelor's degree, and course work in
land use or urban planning or a related field.
* Ability to work closely with and receive direction from the WRN Board
and staff. Ability to work well with a variety of people and
institutions - from neighborhood associations to government
administrators and elected officials.
* This position requires work during the day and some evenings, and a
very occasional weekend.
About WRN: Promoting Smart, Equitable Growth, www.washingtonreion.net
The Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN) regional
vision is a network of diverse, walkable communities linked by transit,
graced by parks, and surrounded by forests and farms, with the District
of Columbia as the hub. Through education, outreach and policy advocacy,
WRN promotes transportation investments, land use policies, and
neighborhood designs that enhance existing communities and protect the
environment. To realize our vision, we work in the following program
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD): We promote thoughtful development
around Metro stations to create lively, safe, diverse,
pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods. Our community and decision-maker
outreach efforts focus on helping stakeholders envision the potential
benefits of change around specific eastside Metro stations, where
neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have much to gain
from Metro-oriented revitalization. We work with residents and
decision-makers to create small area plans, building designs, housing
strategies and transportation investments that foster safe walking and
bicycling routes, and better access to Metrorail. Recommended
improvements to the pedestrian environment are now being pursued for our
target stations: Fort Totten, Rhode Island Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, and
Capitol Heights Metro station. These site-specific efforts bolster our
broader policy reform agenda with local governments and the Washington
Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA).
Affordable Housing: Our distinctive contribution to D.C.'s Affordable
Housing Alliance is land use and transportation policy expertise, and a
regional perspective. Collectively, affordable housing advocates are
gaining ground - securing full funding for the housing trust fund,
making progress on inclusionary zoning, and advancing a comprehensive
housing strategy for the city. This year, our publication Affordable
Housing Progress Report helped inform activists and decision-makers
about the need for a fair share of affordable housing across the region
and the potential to adopt housing policies commensurate to the problem.
Transportation: WRN advocates transportation investments that provide
equitable access, less reliance on automobiles and improved air quality.
We promote innovative parking and transportation demand management
strategies, an essential component to making transit-oriented
development a success. Keys to the solution are: parking pricing that
reflects true costs, priority attention to pedestrians and bicyclists,
and incentives to ride transit rather than drive. Our advocacy to hold
down Metro fares and support for market-rate parking prices to balance
Metro's budget helped contain increases in overall rider costs.
Education: WRN's education efforts reach out to communities throughout
the Washington region to promote understanding about how smart growth
land use, urban design, housing and transportation policies can
strengthen neighborhoods and the region. WRN's education efforts target
civic activists, private and public sector professionals and leaders to
encourage a lively exchange of information about TOD and smart growth
principles and practices. This year, our four and five part forum series
--"Housing for the City" and "Design Matters: Building Livability" --
drew wide audiences to address critical smart growth issues with leading
thinkers, elected officials and practitioners. Our bi-monthly Intersect
newsletter also provides an important venue to reach over 1,000 local
civic activists, public officials and professionals.
How to Apply:
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to:
PAID INTERNSHIP, SACRAMENTO COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Available in September 2004
$10.05/hour (Soph/Jr) or $11.80/hour (Sr./Grad)
24 hours maximum during school year
40 hours maximum during summer session
Flexible hours, occasional night meetings
FT enrollment in degree program (required)
General Assignment & Duties
* Provide staff support to Carmichael & Arden-Arcade Community Action
* Prepare newsletters & meeting notes
* Attend public meetings (occasional nights)
* Other duties as required
Desirable Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
* Excellent written and verbal communication
* Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, Power Point
* Coursework in Public Policy, Community Development, Urban Design and
Land Use Planning
How To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to (email preferred):
Planning & Community Develop. Dpt.
Intern Program Coordinator
827 7th Street Room 230
Sacramento, CA 95814 Email: FerrarioN@...
Tel: (916) 874-8371
Fax: (916) 874-6400
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