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New York City Bike Ambassador, Borough Lead
Five seasonal part-time positions available: Brooklyn Lead, Manhattan Lead, Queens Lead, Bronx Lead and Staten Island Lead
April 15- November 15, 2013, 16 hours/week
Transportation Alternatives is New York City's leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of 100,000 active supporters committed to reclaiming New York City's streets for people. T.A. works to ensure that every New Yorker has safe space to walk and bike and access to public transportation.
Summary of Position: Transportation Alternatives (T.A.) seeks five experienced, outgoing, team-oriented community organizers to join the organization as hourly borough specific Leads for our central safe bicycling advocacy campaign, the New York City Bike Ambassador program.
The New York City Bike 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 their borough, and are passionate about working with others to improve the city's streets in all five boroughs. The borough Leads will report to T.A.'s Field Organizing Coordinator and will work with T.A. staff to plan, prepare for and attend outreach events around New York City. In the field, the Leads will run on-site outreach operations and will set the tone for a productive and engaging work environment for a team of ambassadors and volunteer activists. At the beginning of the program, the borough Leads will undergo training about Transportation Alternatives' advocacy campaigns and New York City government and policy as a means to prepare for a season in the field.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Plan, prepare for and conduct bike safety outreach around borough specific campaigns
Engage bike share users city wide in support of T.A.'s 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 bicycling, bike lanes and increased bicycle ridership on a neighborhood level
Manage and distribute bike safety equipment and materials
Oversee site- specific field operations, and act as Lead among Bike Ambassador staff in the field
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 a plus
Position requires a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights and weekends
Work takes place mostly outdoors, candidates must be comfortable working outside
Commitment to making New York City a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
A good sense of humor
To Apply Please send cover letter and resume to: Bike Ambassador, Borough Lead search firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the borough you wish to apply for 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, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal state or local law.
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