Job Alert: Program Manager (Women Bike Initiative) – The League of America Bicyclists @ Washington, DC

April 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

via The League

In less than two years, our Women Bike initiative has grown at a rapid pace and evolved into one of the most visible and exciting programs at the League of American Bicyclists. To carry this momentum forward, we’re seeking a national leader to serve as the program’s first full-time staffer!

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Women Bike Program Manager

In 2012, the League launched its Women Bike initiative, aimed at changing the face of bicycling by creating pathways for women of diverse backgrounds to embrace biking as an everyday activity and participate as riders, advocates and leaders. Women Bike served as a model for a larger Equity Initiativelaunched by the League last year, and the two programs have been closely allied in expanding the reach of bicycle advocacy to serve more diverse populations.

Now, we’re adding staff to continue and build this important work!

The new Women Bike Manager will lead the program through an exciting period of growth, becoming its first full-time staff member. As the energy and interest to get more women on bikes grows, Women Bike is working to share collective knowledge, build a network of diverse female leaders and advance targeted programs that put more women in the saddle and at the forefront of the movement. The Women Bike Program Manager will work closely with the Equity Initiative Manager and other social programs staff at the League to coordinate our work with the public we serve.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites

Regular duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):

1) Lead the program through a time of transition: The Women Bike initiative is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and evolving into one of the most visible and impactful programs at the League. This position will be the program’s first full-time staff position and will continue to lay and implement a foundation that will build the program’s communication and outward-facing components, as well as organizational and policy efforts.

  • Focus on overcoming barriers to help the organization think more broadly about women’s issues and integrate throughout the League’s programs.
  • Lead on program-specific communications, while working closely with our Communications Director, including blog posts, emails, social media, etc.
  • Research and write reports, which includes synthesizing data from diverse sources and soliciting and pooling qualitative feedback from others in the bicycle movement and beyond.
  • Plan and execute Women Bike events, including the National Women’s Bicycling Forum, in partnership with the League’s Equity Initiative.

2) Interact with League staff, Board of Directors and outside partners and stakeholders, while managing day-to-day operations.

3) Work with and cultivate a diverse coalition and network of organizations, supporters, and participants to advance our the program’s mission to make biking accessible to women of all backgrounds — and identify how the program can be an ally to larger women’s, transportation and equity movements.

Requirements

  • Passionate, teachable and have the desire to help build something great
  • Storytelling skills and a background in communication, particularly with social media, blogs, e-news, etc. is required
  • Strong background in building relationships, working collaboratively and commitment to intersectionality
  • Community organizing experience preferred
  • Research experience and comfort with data analysis is a plus
  • A personal connection to bicycling is preferred
  • Bilingual / Spanish-speaking candidates strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply

This position is based in Washington, D.C. and salary is based on experience. Generous benefits and great work environment. Position will be open until filled, so early applications encouraged. To apply, send a personalized cover letter and resume tojakob@bikeleague.org.

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Job Alert: Executive Director – Kansas City Streetcar Authority

April 4, 2014 at 7:21 pm

The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), a nonprofit corporation established in 2012, is seeking its first Executive Director who will be charged with overseeing the operations and maintenance of the entire system through a third-party operator, and ensuring stakeholder and neighborhood involvement.

When becomes operational in late 2015, the two-mile north-south streetcar route (approximately 4 miles round trip) will operate on City streets and efforts are currently underway to study opportunities and gain support for future expansion projects.

Without question, this position represents a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic leader to have a significant impact in a city focused on downtown revitalization. Given that Kansas City Streetcar initiatives are in their development stages, it will be necessary for the Executive Director to demonstrate flexibility, maturity and an ability to “scale” within a dynamic, expanding entity.

We are seeking candidates who possess:

·         At least five years of demonstrated experience in an externally focused leadership position is required.

·         A solid base of experience in administrative skills, project management, budget oversight and contract/vendor management is necessary.

·         Given complexities associated with federal funding, candidates with previous experience resulting in positive relationships with the FTA will be viewed favorably.

While ideal candidates will have experience in public transit (e.g., streetcars/light rail, urban transit, bus systems, heavy rail), individuals with applicable skills in government/stakeholder relations, urban redevelopment, urban planning and/or community outreach are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or make a referral, please contact Nancy Huckaba at 913.234.1570 or nhuckaba@eflassociates.com.

(via YPTransportation)

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Job Alert: Transportation Planner Coordinator – Montgomery County Planning Department @ Silver Spring, MD

April 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm

The Montgomery County Planning Department in Silver Spring has an opening for a planner coordinator to lead the transportation planning efforts in the rural and upper portions of Montgomery County, Maryland. See full announcement below.

 

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AASHTO Announces ‘Faces of Transportation’ Photography Contest, 2014 Competition Will Include Video Entries

April 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Shutter bugs get ready to click away to some cold cash.. See the AASHTO presser below. 

Washington — The annual Faces of Transportation photography contest is marking its 10th year by adding a video category. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the national contest asks State DOT employees and private citizens to send in photographs and videos of people, projects, and personal experiences that demonstrate the benefits of transportation.

This year’s competition, themed “Transportation in America,” includes seven awards. Five will be presented in the photography section and two prizes will be awarded in the video portion of competition.

Photography: Photographs will be judged in three new categories: Quality of Life/Community Development, Historic Projects, and Taking the Road Less Traveled. A $125 cash prize will be awarded to the best photograph in each of the three categories. $500 cash prizes will be presented to the winners of both the People’s Choice and the Best Overall Photograph award.

Video Section: Videos will be judged on two levels and in two separate categories. Amateur or novice videos must demonstrate travel experiences in a category called Safe, Smart and Fun. Professionally produced videos will be judged in a category called Innovation in Motion.

The videos (one winner in each category), as selected by AASHTO, will each be awarded $150 cash prizes. The winners, along with other submitted videos, may be featured on AASHTO’s Transportation TV or AASHTO’s YouTube Channel.

Winning video and photography submissions must prominently feature people designing, constructing, using and enjoying the nation’s transportation systems. All entries must represent the positive effects of all modes of transportation on individuals and communities. Photographs and videos which include recognizable individuals must be accompanied with a model release form regardless of category; all photos and videos must include a caption that describes the scene. Failure to meet these requirements may lead to disqualification.

All entries must be received by July 31, 2014. Judging will begin on August 8, 2014. The general public will vote for the People’s Choice Award photograph at the Faces of Transportation web site, www.facesoftransportation.org. Judging will begin August 8 and end August 31, 2014.

The winners of the 2014 Faces of Transportation competition will be announced at the AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communications (TransComm) annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona in September. Entry forms and contest rules are available at www.facesoftransportation.org.

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Job Alert: Executive Director – Bikeshare Hawaii @ Honolulu, Hawaii

April 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Bikeshare Hawaii is looking for an Executive Director to lead the implementation of bikeshare in Honolulu and throughout the state of Hawaii. Bikeshare Hawaii was founded as a non-profit corporation this past January and the organization’s website is now live:  www.bikesharehawaii.org (See full announcement in the embedded PDF below).

If you have any further questions, please email bikesharehawaii@gmail.com

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