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Great Job in Washington County

From my friend Karen Frost who is retiring as Executive Directory of the Westside Transportation Alliance (a Transportation Management Association):

Title: Executive Director
Status: Full time exempt
Salary range: Low $50’s, depending on experience, plus benefits

Background

The mission of the Westside Transportation Alliance, located in Beaverton, Oregon, is to provide programs and services to Westside employers that reduce single-occupant-vehicle trips, reduce green house gas emissions, foster economic vitality and improve health. We do this by offering workplace services and programs that help employees commute to work by transit, carpool, vanpool, walking and biking.

WTA is a Transportation Management Association founded in 1997 and supported by business and public agency membership, event sponsorship and Metro funding. We are supported by a dedicated working board that is active in pursuing the vision of WTA.

The Position

The Executive Director of the Westside Transportation Alliance will join a thriving organization that has made great progress toward reducing automobile trips in Washington County. We are looking for a self-starter, an energized leader to bring the highest level of service, a partnership builder, and a skilled fundraiser to implement a vision of future growth and sustainability. The next Executive Director of WTA will have:

  • The leadership, unbridled enthusiasm for our mission, and partnership building skills to expand sustainable transportation options in Washington County.
  • Knowledge of the issues and passion for supporting transportation alternatives, which lead to cleaner air, healthier citizens and a stronger economy.
  • Proven organizational leadership experience to grow the capacity of the WTA to meet its mission.
  • Comparable success working in a small organization and the talent to marshal the skills, talents and efforts of a committed Board of Directors.
  • Charisma and networking talents to build relationships with businesses, the community and potential funders.
  • Proven ability to be the public face and chief spokesperson for WTA.
  • Superior writing skills, especially grant writing skills to work effectively and persuasively with a wide diversity of people.
  • Management experience to oversee financial and accounting activities, including budget creation, compliance, and expenses.
  • Experience and proficiency in advocating for a cause in which she/he believes.


Application Packets must include:

  1. A complete chronological resume, including dates of employment.
  2. The names and contact information for four references.
  3. A cover letter with answers to the following questions:
    • What is your vision for what the Westside Transportation Alliance can do in the next five years to significantly impact transportation issues in Washington County, and why are you the person to lead the WTA?
    • How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information to: bhazen@nonprofitoregon.org with “WTA” in the title by Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 5:00pm.

For further information visit our website: www.wta-tma.org

T4America Hiring in Oregon

Transportation for America is hiring a field organizer for Oregon.

The position will be hosted at 1000 Friends of Oregon.

Responsibilities include:

  • Convene and provide staff support for a diverse coalition of partners and allies.
  • Provide assistance with local education and outreach efforts of Oregon groups.
  • Develop educational tools and materials on campaign goals and issues (in coordination with other local coalition partners and other T4America campaign teams).
  • Engage in policy advocacy, media outreach and organizing public events.
  • Support and strengthen creative partnerships and grassroots transportation reform campaigns in Portland, Eugene and other Oregon cities.
  • Build and manage a powerful field operation to mobilize “grasstops” supporters of
    campaign, including local business leaders, environmental organizations, labor unions, the real estate sector, equity and health groups, elected officials and others.

  • Expand the capacity of local and state campaign partners to engage with state and federal leaders on transportation and other related policies.
  • Analyze and translate federal policy goals and “best practices” in transportation reform into a Oregon-specific context through outreach to local groups and allies.

Unless some breaking news comes along, this will be my final pre-holiday post, so I’d like to take this opportunity to extend wishes to all our readers for a joyous and safe holiday season!

See you on Monday.

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.