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Web Developer (FULL TIME)

Summary of Position:
We are seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented and personable web developer to work with the Web Team at Transportation Alternatives on a series of exciting development projects. The Web Manager uses front-end and back-end web development skills (with a core proficiency in Drupal, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, HTML5, jQuery and PHP), along with project management and people skills, to build new websites and maintain and improve existing websites. The Web Developer is the champion of DevOps best practices and enforces and improves those practices over time, in addition to having an eye on innovative solutions, rising technology trends and responsive / adaptive web design. An ideal candidate for this position has a love of learning and the desire to grow into a leadership position with expanded responsibilities. This position is integral to effectively communicating T.A.’s mission online and to exponentially growing the voice of our advocates to make New York City -- its streets, buses and subways -- a better place for every New Yorker.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain, update, add functionality to and build new Drupal-based websites
  • Research and implement innovative web development solutions and recommend and evaluate web development opportunities (including non-Drupal solutions such as WordPress, Bootstrap, PhoneGap, AngularJS, etc.)
  • Manage web projects
  • Establish, implement and enforce web development standards and best practices
  • Empower T.A. staff to create and update web assets themselves by building new tools, documenting procedures and providing support
  • Provide T.A. staff with Google Analytics data and reports to help assess online campaign effectiveness
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions to improving the look and function of our Convio-based web assets
  • Research new technology solutions and apply them to problems
  • Translate requirements and design mock-ups into a tangible, online product
  • Strategize for the long-term and create realistic work plans for multiple projects in the short, medium and long term; communicate project status and roadblocks to stakeholders and clearly explain concepts to non-technical staff
Qualifications and Required Experience:
  • Excellent skills in building websites in Drupal with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and jQuery, specifically for cross-browser and cross-device compliance
  • Experience in writing reusable HTML and CSS
  • A solid understanding of Drupal architecture and administration, including theming, basic module development, common modules, Drush, etc.
  • A broad understanding of internet technologies (e.g. HTTP, DNS, browsers, servers, Apache web server)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of user experience and user interface design best practices
  • Experience using automated website testing tools and developing for site performance
  • Experience in using Firebug and / or Chrome developer tools
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of development / QA environments and other tools for testing websites
  • Strong skills in using Git/GitHub for version control, and other related web development best practices
  • Experience in PHP, MySQL, AJaX, APIs, DNS, Unix/Linux command line and shell scripting
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, specifically in a not for profit work environment, including the ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects
  • Experience in requirements gathering and project management
  • Experience with Google Analytics and SEO best practices
  • Experience with social media widgets and APIs (specifically for Facebook and Twitter)

  • Desired but not required:
  • Experience with Trello or other collaboration/project management tools, estimating the amount of time required to complete a development task and agile/Scrum development methods are helpful
  • Experience with using Pantheon, Convio Luminate Online tools (including the Convio API) and Adobe Creative Suite
Values:
  • Commitment to NYC
  • Comfort working independently in a flexible and fast-paced campaign environment
  • A passion for T.A.’s mission
  • A 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:
job_applications@transalt.org
with “Web Developer” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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. We value having diverse staff in gender, ethnicity, background and modal preference.



Legislative/Policy Director (FULL TIME)

Summary of Position:
Transportation Alternatives seeks a highly motivated and accomplished public policy and transportation expert to contribute to our campaigns to win more bicyclist- and pedestrian-friendly policies and advance Vision Zero in New York City. Through legislation, legal action, lobbying and other words that start with the letter “L,” this staff member will work with our team to educate elected officials, government agency staff, business and civic leaders and the public about our policy goals and related work. The focus will primarily be directed at New York City, though it could include Albany and Washington D.C. as well.

This position will work with our entire staff to build relationships and advance program, policy and media solutions.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop, execute and win policy and legislative campaigns
  • Manage T.A.’s city and state legislative agendas and related organizational activities
  • Draft and distribute bill memos, advocacy materials, reports
  • Manage hearing preparation: draft testimony, coordinate witnesses, brief elected officials, advise media strategy
  • Build relationships with elected officials and staff
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the laws of the City and State of New York related to transportation, traffic safety and related topics
  • Monitor the legislative process in New York City and Albany
  • Identify and act on opportunities to advance and win policy reforms
  • Provide legal advice/analysis to staff. Draft contracts and provide other legal support
  • Serve as T.A.’s general legal counsel on advocacy, organizational and other matters
Qualifications:
  • Strong interest in Transportation Alternatives’ mission
  • Law degree is preferred, though not required
  • Extensive experience working with New York City and state elected officials, government agency staff and the business communities
  • Broad knowledge and experience in legislative process, contract law, IRS nonprofit rules
  • Familiarity with the legislative process, including legislative bill drafting
  • Must be able to write clearly and persuasively
  • Accomplished campaign manager with proven successes
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to work closely with others
  • Insatiable appetite to learn about transportation, road safety and public space
Values:
  • Commitment to making NYC a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • 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:
job_applications@transalt.org
with “Legislative/Policy Director Search” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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.



Events Associate (PART TIME)

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.

Summary of Position:
Transportation Alternatives seeks a seasonal part-time Events Associate to work on all aspects of T.A.’s special events and fundraising events. Candidates must be detail oriented with a demonstrated track record in planning and organization, and a serious interest in event production.

Transportation Alternatives hosts the NYC Century Bike Tour, the areas only all urban century. The Event Associate will work closely with the Events Manager and Events Director, working hands-on with materials, planning, marketing and production of these events.

The Events Associate position is an extremely dynamic position, involved with every level of event planning. One of the main tasks of the Event Associate is to inventory, pack, and order all event materials. In addition to materials, help with course prep (route marking and hazard ID), apply for and track appropriate permits, as well as help answer participant questions. During the event itself, the Event Associate must be comfortable trucking materials and managing an area on course. The right candidate will be an independent worker, critical thinker, very resourceful with an understanding that no task is too small.

This position will be part-time, but will require night and weekend work. Full time availability from September 1st - 9th is mandatory.

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating materials (inventory, packing, ordering). Must be able to lift 30-lbs.
  • Oversee loading and unloading of materials for events
  • Route marking and hazard ID (this requires riding a bike) around NYC for T.A.’s bike tours
  • Oversee loading and unloading for events
  • Able to properly manage an event site with a crew of volunteers
  • Represent T.A. at various public events and promoting rides
  • Assisting in marketing of T.A. events
Qualifications:
  • Possesses some events experience. Experience with athletic events and/or bike tours is a plus
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, in possession of good communication skills, and a desire to energize and inspire
  • An experienced trouble shooter who can delegate and multi-task
  • A good researcher, independent worker, willing to assume responsibility
  • Comfortable reaching out to organizations over the phone
  • Adept at Word, Excel, Power Point and using social media to promote events
  • Familiar with New York City neighborhoods and local government
  • A team player; enjoys working in groups
  • New York City savvy and knows how to read a map
  • A bicycle rider (must own a bike), should know how to fix a flat and able to spend long periods of time on a bike. Sometimes this job requires 5-8 hours a day on a bicycle
  • A valid driver’s license and comfort driving large box trucks is a must
  • Must be able to lift 30-lbs
Values:
  • Commitment to NYC
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • A sense of humor
Compensation:
$15/hr (20hrs a week)

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
job_applications@transalt.org
with “Events Associate Search” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

HINTS: YOUR COVER LETTER IS CRUCIAL (Please let us know how your skills apply to this job posting).

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.