The Advocacy Advance Outreach Coordinator will work directly with advocacy organizations and agency staff to increase the awareness of funding programs for walking and biking projects and programs and share best practices in securing and utilizing this funding at the state and local level nationwide. The work of the Outreach Coordinator will have a particular emphasis on communicating the health benefits of walking and biking and related funding opportunities. Work includes social media communications, health research and outreach, sharing best practices of advocacy organizations, field travel and database management.
Outreach Coordinator Responsibilities
Health Research and Outreach:
• Research and communicate about the health benefits of active transportation and health-related funding, policies and advocacy
• Conduct outreach to member organizations on applicable issues to support their advocacy campaigns and organizational development, particularly related to the health impacts of transportation policy and funding
• Create resources for transportation advocates, agencies and the health community explaining the connection between transportation planning, funding and safe, accessible infrastructure
• Work with local, state and national partners to provoke a national conversation about the health benefits of walking
• Turn technical research and policy reports into easy-to-understand resources for general audiences, including the health community
• Maintain the Advocacy Advance website and promote resources through social media, including blogs and photos
Advocacy and Organizational Support:
• Gather and share examples of how advocates and agency staff have successful won and used public funding for pedestrian and bicycle projects and programs
• Review grant reports and member activities and share best practices among advocacy members
• Facilitate / present at workshops, conferences and webinars
• Perform other administrative duties as needed
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• 1-3 years experience in nonprofit outreach, communications, research, or related field
• Familiarity with InDesign
• Familiarity with web site management, HTML and database tools
• Experience with social media management or organizations
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Interest in pedestrian and bicycle advocacy and health issues
• Track record of working well on team projects
• Cheerful, friendly and upbeat outlook
• Familiarity with Salesforce
• Knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs nationwide
• Interest in transportation policy and funding
• Hands-on work with state and local advocacy organizations and agency staff
• Specific experience working with national non-profit organizations
Compensation will be relative to experience with health and retirement benefits. The Advocacy Advance Outreach Coordinator reports to the Advocacy and Programs Director.
Timeline and How to Apply
Interested applicants should apply to Brighid O’Keane, Advocacy and Programs Director, at applications@PeoplePoweredMovement.org with “Advocacy Advance Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. All applicants should include a cover letter, resume and professional writing sample (no college papers, please). Optional additions include a link to a personal or social media account you have managed and a design sample. The final deadline for applications is 12 Noon EDT, Thursday, August 29th 2013. Finalists will be contacted for interviews.
About the Alliance
The Alliance for Biking & Walking is the only national organization that trains, assists, empowers and strengthens community leaders and their organizations to transform communities through better bicycling and walking. With more than 200 state and local bicycle and pedestrian organizations employing hundreds of professionals in nearly every city and state, our people powered movement is transforming communities and the country.
The Alliance for Biking & Walking creates, strengthens and unites state/province and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations.
Every community benefits from the fun, practicality and efficiency of biking and walking. In 2020, one-third of all trips in North America will be made by bicycling and walking for all reasons ranging from personal health and environmental sustainability, to economic necessity and moral responsibility.