Job Alert: Project Assistant – Communities for Transit @ Silver Spring, Maryland

June 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Communities for Transit (“CFT”) is a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to public eduation to cultivate and harness enthusiasm for transit and smart growth to build support for a planned rapid transit network in Montgomery County, Maryland. CFT will employ a range of strategies to catalyze support for making Montgomery County a national leader in using transit systems to transform “urbanizing” suburbs from congested, auto-centric neighborhoods into more environmentally and financially sustainable communities.

Responsibilities: Communities for Transit is seeking a full-time project assistant to help the organization’s executive director and program director implement projects to advance the organization’s public education and organizational development goals. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Build and maintain CFT’s contact databases
  • Develop content for CFT’s blog, fact sheets and social media accounts
  • Catalog research and media regarding existing transit systems around the world
  • Assist in new research projects relating to the proposed rapid transit network
  • Create public education materials that are responsive to a wide variety of audiences and concerns
  • Organize logistics and outreach around CFT’s public education events and community discussions
  • Administer office and organizational functions as needed on a day-to-day basis
  • Implement fundraising projects to sustain CFT’s efforts into the future
  • Passion for transit, smart growth, planning, and/or environmental issues strongly preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with mass email communications, social media, and/or web development
  • Ability to self-start and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fast learner with attention to detail and ability to turn-around projects on quick timelines
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills; Comfort with public speakin
    Demonstrated comfort conducting public education campaigns, particularly for diverse communities, including youths, renters, immigrants, businesses, environmentalists, etc
  • Experience working in a 501(c)(3) non-profit environment or other community-facing organization preferred
Location: Communities for Transit is headquartered in downtown Silver Spring, near the Red Line Metro station.
Reports to: Executive Director & Program Director
Salary: CFT’s Program Director will serve for roughly 12 months, with possibility for extension contingent upon future fundraising. Salary is commensurate with experience, with a range of $27,000-$30,000 and health benefits.
Application process: Communities for Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and references to No calls please.
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