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Communications Associate

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Communications Associate to be a support to the communications team with digital content, website management and media relations. This role reports to and works closely with the Communications Director. 

Major responsibilities include:

Digital Content & Social Media

  • Produce, edit and disseminate newsletters and targeted email communications
  • Create social-share images for advocacy campaigns
  • Draft and schedule Tweets and Facebook posts
  • Manage Facebook and Twitter live streams for TransAlt actions and events

Web Content Management

  • Assist with the re-design of transalt.org and consolidation of microsites and other web properties
  • Create, edit and post content to websites
  • Maintain other web properties on an as-needed basis

Media Relations

  • Assist communications director with fielding media inquiries, collecting news clips, updating press lists 
  • Draft press releases and media advisories

 

Skills/Qualifications desired:

  • 2-4 years of professional experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Above average to expert proficiency with social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Web content management experience
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, email marketing platforms, photography, video editing, graphic design a plus
  • Collaborative, good sense of humor, ability to work independently, and adhere to deadlines
  • Interest in TransAlt's mission

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Communications Associate” in the subject line.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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, gender identity, 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.

 


Executive Assistant

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's leading advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks an Executive Assistant to provide crucial support to the Executive Director in addition to the fundraising efforts of the organization. This role reports to the Development Director and works very closely with the Executive Director. This is an entry-level position with an impactful organization working to make NYC streets safer and more vibrant for all New Yorkers. The responsibilities of this role have the potential to be tailored to the best candidate to emerge from the interview process.

Major responsibilities include:

Staffing the Executive Director

  • Schedule and make arrangements for meetings and travel for the Executive Director
  • Ensure the Executive Director is properly prepared for meetings, including having meeting materials
  • Prepare expense reports for the Executive Director
  • Draft documents and correspondence for the Executive Director
  • Special Projects 

 

Development Department

  • Provide friendly and helpful customer service for Transportation Alternatives' members and supporters by answering the main TransAlt phone line and managing the organization's general email accounts
  • Serve as an organizational representative at events
  • Provide data entry and donor data maintenance support as needed
  • Generate membership acknowledgement letters and renewal notices
  • Track inventory of membership premiums and other materials

 

Skills/Qualifications desired:

  • 1+ years of professional experience, with a strong preference for non-profit development, sales, communications, or marketing experience (internship experience will be considered)
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong writing and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
  • Keen attention to detail, especially in list management and writing
  • Self-directed; able to work independently on multiple projects and set and adhere to deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial disposition: collaborative, good sense of humor, and strong work ethic 
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite and Google products preferred
  • Interest in Transportation Alternatives' mission to make NYC a better place by building a better transportation system for all residents

 

Start date: Immediate

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

No phone calls or walk-ins.

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, gender identity, 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.


 

Marketing Coordinator

 

Reports to the Events Manager

 

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Marketing Coordinator to facilitate and track marketing plans and materials for revenue (earned and philanthropic) activity, including corporate sponsorship, event attendance/registration, and membership growth. This role reports to the Events Manager and will work closely with a dedicated team of fundraisers, as well as web, design, and CRM teammates.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Events and Sponsorship

  • Manage and execute marketing strategy, including: event engagement on owned, earned, and paid marketing channels; desired outcomes for each marketing channel; and metrics to measure campaign effectiveness
  • Develop, manage and execute a deadline-driven Marketing Calendar, including: building/writing email calendar; developing, managing, and executing paid social and search campaigns; planning and executing organic social media
  • Track and report on metrics of marketing campaigns (Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, Google Ads, etc.)
  • Monitor advertising budgets and make decisions on allocations
  • Project-manage marketing materials, digital assets, and emails by working with the Communications and Graphic Design teams
  • Build and maintain Classy registration pages for fundraising events
  • Strategize, manage and execute development of, and updates to, event-specific websites
  • Support Partnerships team in ideating creative corporate sponsorship activations around TransAlt events and other revenue-generating opportunities
  • Fulfill marketing obligations and deliverables for sponsorship agreements
  • Identify compelling trends and opportunities to inform new/revised marketing strategy
  • Work with Development Director and Events Manager to inform Board, senior staff, and other key stakeholders of marketing progress, including reports for Board and Committee meetings
  • Leverage Google Analytics reporting to: analyse marketing campaigns across channels, understand and track how users interact with TransAlt's digital presence, make recommendations to increase the effectiveness of our digital fundraising
  • Work with the CRM Manager to optimize Salesforce utilization for outreach and analysis

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
  • 2-3 years of marketing, marketing internships or similar experience
  • Proficiency running campaigns in Google Ads and social media advertising platforms
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think on one's feet and problem-solve creatively
  • Self-directed: able to work independently on multiple projects, set and adhere to deadlines
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite and Google products
  • Entrepreneurial disposition: collaborative and strong work ethic
  • High degree of professionalism, tact, sensitivity and level of confidentiality
  • Interest in TransAlt's mission to improve the livability of NYC through transportation infrastructure

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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, gender identity, 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.

 


 

TransAlt Ambassador (April-October)

 

Summary of Position:

Transportation Alternatives seeks passionate, outgoing, team-oriented community organizers to join the organization as hourly canvassers for our TransAlt Ambassador program.

The TransAlt Ambassadors work on the ground to organize and engage New Yorkers around safer streets. We are seeking knowledgeable and dedicated organizers who are familiar with New York City, and are passionate about working with others to improve the city’s streets in all five boroughs. The Ambassadors will report to the Field Organizing Coordinator and will work with staff and local activists to plan, prepare for and attend outreach events around New York City. At the beginning of the program, Ambassadors will undergo training about Transportation Alternatives’ advocacy campaigns and New York City government and policy as a means to prepare for work in the field.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, prepare for and conduct street-safety outreach around borough-specific campaigns
  • Work with Field Organizing Coordinator to meet shift goals for petitioning, canvassing, and coalition growth
  • Engage communities citywide in support of Transportation Alternatives’ mission
  • Be an outgoing and articulate model for safe and responsible bike riding in New York City
  • Build relationships with community-based organizations to foster support for safe street design and transportation equity on a local level
  • Manage and distribute canvassing, promotional, and TransAlt membership materials

Qualifications:

  • Fervent desire to make bicycling and walking safer in New York City
  • Ability to work in a team environment to meet deadlines and accomplish common goals
  • A genuine love of their borough and New York City
  • Experience in community organizing and strong public speaking skills a plus
  • Fluent Spanish and/or Chinese speaking and writing skills are desired
  • Position requires a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights and weekends
  • Work takes place mostly outdoors, candidates must be comfortable working outside
  • Comfortable engaging diverse community members face-to-face

 

Values:

  • Commitment to social justice on New York City streets
  • Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Sense of humor

 

Compensation:

  • $18/hour
  • Part Time (15-20 hrs/wk)

 

How to apply:

  • Please send your resume and a short response (250 words max.) to the following prompt:
    • Describe a time when you convinced someone of something they were initially unsure of. What did you learn from the outcome?

to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with "TransAlt Ambassador" in the subject line.

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, gender identity, 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.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.