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Transportation Alternatives is New York City's leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of a hundred thousand supporters committed to better bicycling, walking and public transit in the five boroughs. Our mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile, and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
Summary of Position We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic person to coordinate campaigns that will make Brooklyn's streets safer and more accessible for people to walk, ride bikes and take public transportation. Applicants should be familiar with current local politics, have experience in political and/or community organizing and have a strong affinity for the mission of Transportation Alternatives.
Most of your time will be spent working with people and neighborhood leaders in Brooklyn to organize support for measures that make local streets safer for biking and walking. This will not be a traditional 9-5 position. Night and weekend work will be required, as you will need to attend community board meetings, meet with local community members in the evening and conduct outreach events on the weekends. The position will entail approximately 20 hours of work per week.
Compensation: $16/hour (part time, potential to transition to full-time)
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Conducting outreach, recruiting volunteers to transform community streets by attending and hosting public meetings; canvassing and conducting targeted online recruitment campaigns, among other initiatives
• Developing relationships with key political players, opinion leaders and allied organizations
• Developing strong volunteer leaders
• Participating in coalitions with other organizations
• Union, community or political organizing experience
• Strong time management skills, with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently
• Strong work ethic and ability to multi- task
• Detail-oriented and extremely well- organized
• Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build trust and maintain relationships with dozens of community partners
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Adept with social media and other web- based outreach tools
• Knowledge of Brooklyn neighborhoods
• Basic Adobe InDesign skills are a plus.
• Commitment to making NYC a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
• Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
• A good sense of humor
How TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Brooklyn Organizer” in the subject line
No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
Hiring immediately. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
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.