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Campaigns Director (Full-Time)

Transportation Alternatives is New York City’s leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of 100,000 active supporters committed to reclaiming New York City’s streets for people. T.A. works to ensure that every New Yorker has access to public transportation and safe space to walk and bike.

Summary of Position:
Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) seeks an outgoing, team-oriented community organizer to join the organization as a Campaigns Director.

The Campaigns Director is responsible for overseeing volunteer activists and Campaigns and Organizing staff to conceive, plan and execute 13-15 livable streets campaigns in all five boroughs. This includes overseeing campaign strategy, developing ambitious campaign plans, meeting with elected officials, speaking to the media and supervising three field organizers on a day-to-day basis. The Director also serves as Lead Organizer for T.A.’s Brooklyn-based field organizing and Brooklyn Activist Committee.

To support activist organizing activities, the Director curates an annual immersive activist training and works with relevant members of T.A. staff to host activist trainings in activist committee meetings. In addition to managing a $35,000 departmental budget, the Director is also responsible for coordinating advocacy efforts with other T.A. advocacy departments, design and IT staff and senior management. The Director also seeks funding through grant writing and grassroots fundraising.

If you’re a seasoned organizer looking to take your organizing and staff management to the next level, this position will provide you with a rich community of activists and a framework to make an impact in New York City from day one.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Execution of the 2014 Campaigns and Organizing goals as determined with the Senior Director of Campaigns and Organizing
  • Management of borough-based, full- and part-time organizers
  • Oversight of 13-15 volunteer activist-lead livable streets campaigns, including campaign strategy and execution
  • Cultivating leadership among T.A.’s grassroots activists
  • Relationship-building with grassroots and grass-tops community partners to advance campaign goals
  • Attending community meetings and public forums to be a voice for T.A. and our goals for safe streets
  • Regular maintenance of campaign progress tracking and online campaign presence
Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years union, community or political organizing experience
  • Demonstrated staff supervision experience
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented and extremely well-organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and maintain relationships with dozens of community partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept with social media and other web-based outreach tools
  • Knowledge of Brooklyn neighborhoods
Values:
  • Commitment to making New York City a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • A good sense of humor
Compensation:
We offer competitive salary and benefits including an employer contributed health/dental plan, a matching retirement plan, 3 weeks paid vacation, professional development opportunities, transit/bike commuter benefits and indoor bike parking. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Campaigns Director Search
job_applications@transalt.org

Transportation Alternatives is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.



Bike Valet (Part-Time Seasonal)

Transportation Alternatives is a nationally renowned non-profit focused on transportation issues in New York City. Transportation Alternatives boosts a citywide network of tens of thousands of supporters committed to reclaiming New York City’s streets for people by ensuring that every New Yorker has safe space to walk and bike and access to public transportation. Every day, all over the city, we're working to make New York City’s neighborhoods safer and restore a vibrant culture of street life.

T.A.’s Bike Valet works like a coat check…for your bike! Each year we set up bike racks at dozens of locations and park thousands of bikes at many of NYC’s premier events, including sites such as Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park, street fairs, and private parties. Bike Valet services are offered free to patrons and allow event goers to enjoy their time without worrying about the safety and security of their bikes.

Summary of Position:
We are seeking energetic, responsible, and personable individuals to work as part of our Bike Valet team. You will work directly with the Bike Valet Team Leader and the Business Engagement Coordinator to run one of the most exciting programs in NYC and help make some of the city’s most beloved events even better by providing Bike Valet services to patrons.

Responsibilities:
  • Work at Bike Valet stations around the city, parking and returning bikes
  • Interface with patrons and event planners
  • Promote T.A. and our mission to event goers
  • Pick up supplies at the T.A. office as needed
  • May be asked to oversee volunteers
Qualifications:
  • Must be a people person
  • Punctuality a must
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment
Values:
  • Commitment to making NYC and better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • A good sense of humor
Compensation:
$12/hr. Hours per week will vary over the Bike Valet season and most will be during evenings and weekends.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Bike Valet Search
job_applications@transalt.org

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Transportation Alternatives is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law.



Seasonal Events Volunteer Coordinator

(part time, 20 hours/week, April - October)

Summary of Position:
We are seeking a seasonal Events Volunteer Coordinator who is an organized, personable, problem solver to work with in our events team. The Events Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruitment of quality volunteers, placement, training, and management of those volunteers. Transportation Alternatives is a volunteer-supported organization so your work will be crucial of the success of our events. This position will be part-time, but will require night and weekend work as necessary for each event. Availability on event-day is mandatory:

Tour de Staten Island – April 13
Bike to Work Day – May 16
Tour de Brooklyn – June 1
Tour de Queens – July 6
NYC Century Bike Tour – September 7
Tour de Bronx – October 26

Responsibilities:
  • Promote volunteer opportunities and recruit event volunteers through use of T.A.’s own database, and by developing new relationships with community and corporate organizations.
  • Track and maintain volunteer registration and volunteer database
  • Deliver weekly reports to Events Director on volunteer status for each pending event
  • Create and maintain volunteer materials and communications
  • Direct volunteer activities at events
  • Lead volunteer training sessions
  • Field volunteer inquiries
  • Other responsibilities as needed
Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills, ability to talk about T.A.’s mission and its events comfortably
  • Comfortable cold calling potential groups and organizations to ask for volunteers
  • Ability to research potential volunteer resources
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous organization and good follow up skills
  • Comfortable talking to large groups of people (for volunteer training)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook
  • No direct experience necessary – must be resourceful and good problem solver, must be extremely personable
  • Familiarity with bicycling and bicycle tours is a large plus
  • Any previous event experience a large plus
Values:
  • Commitment to making NYC and better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced environment
  • A good sense of humor
Compensation:
$15/hour (20 hours/week)

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Events Volunteer Coordinator Search
job_applications@transalt.org

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Transportation Alternatives is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law.



Brooklyn Organizer

(part time, potential to transition to full-time)

Transportation Alternatives is New York City's leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of a hundred thousand supporters committed to better bicycling, walking and public transit in the five boroughs. Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.

Summary of Position:
We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic person to coordinate campaigns that will make Brooklyn’s streets safer and more accessible for people to walk, ride bikes and take public transportation. Applicants should be familiar with current local politics, have experience in political and/or community organizing and have a strong affinity for the mission of Transportation Alternatives.

Most of your time will be spent working with people and neighborhood leaders in Brooklyn to organize support for measures that make local streets safer for biking and walking. This will not be a traditional 9-5 position. Night and weekend work will be required, as you will need to attend community board meetings, meet with local community members in the evening and conduct outreach events on the weekends. The position will entail approximately 20 hours of work per week.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Conducting outreach, recruiting volunteers to transform community streets by attending and hosting public meetings; canvassing and conducting targeted online recruitment campaigns, among other initiatives
  • Developing relationships with key political players, opinion leaders and allied organizations
  • Developing strong volunteer leaders
  • Participating in coalitions with other organizations
Qualifications:
  • Union, community or political organizing experience
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented and extremely well-organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and maintain relationships with dozens of community partners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept with social media and other web-based outreach tools
  • Knowledge of Brooklyn neighborhoods
  • Basic Adobe InDesign skills are a plus
Values:
  • Commitment to making NYC a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
  • A good sense of humor
Compensation:
$16/hour

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:

job_applications@transalt.org with “Brooklyn Organizer” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Hiring immediately. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Transportation Alternatives is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law.