Become a Consummate Transportation Advocate

The BTA is hiring:

Position Title: Statewide Project Advocate
Status: Full time, exempt, grant dependent, limited duration (through 9/2011)
Salary: Dependent on experience
Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance as well as generous paid time off and holiday benefits
Reports To: Operations Director
Posted: September, 2009
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Expected Start Date: October, 2009

Organizational Statement:
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon and SW Washington. Since 1990 the BTA has worked in partnership with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies and elected officials to create communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs on a bike. The BTA creates healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible.

Position Summary:
This is a 2-year position, the objective of which is to assist in creation of new partnerships and leverage existing relationships among public agencies, business communities, and statewide education programs to build high-level and broad-based support for statewide active transportation initiatives into the next biennium. In doing so, this position will focus on working with four communities throughout Oregon and engage them in efforts to improve their active transportation options and in a movement to increase funding for active transportation at the 2011 Oregon legislative session. This position will be required to work with diverse communities and stakeholders, including rural, low income, and racially diverse communities and representative organizations.

This position is managed by the BTA and funded with the support of the Northwest Health Foundation and other community partners.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Bringing creative ideas and energy for the purpose of helping Oregonians access safe places to walk and bike
• Grassroots organizing, including strategic planning, volunteer organizing, coalition building and media relations
• Working with minority and low-income communities
• Coordinating and collaborating with existing and new BTA advocacy and program initiatives
• Planning tasks and effective delegation of responsibility
• Tracking and adjusting to meet commitments and timelines
• Communicating effectively: verbally, visually and electronically

Qualifications:
•Well organized, self-motivated and reliable, with experience in advocacy and active transportation options
•Ability to work well with and inspire others
•Ability to work closely with business and community leaders, including after hours
•Strong communications skills – writing and presenting
•Ability to speak and write in Spanish

Working Conditions:
This position requires statewide travel, which will include evening and overnight stays and requires periodically long and irregular hours of work both in and away from our office, so as a result the successful applicant will possess a willingness to work flexible hours, will possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record or be otherwise able to provide alternate transportation capable of supporting equivalent programmatic expectations, and will possess a cell phone for staying in contact.

Non-Discrimination:
The BTA does not discriminate on the basis of: race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, or legal source of income.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume completed BTA application form and sample of your work that best demonstrates relevant experience and capabilities in PDF format via email to humanresources@bta4bikes.org. No calls, please.

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