Job Opportunities


Full-time

Legislative/Policy Director (FULL TIME)

Summary of Position:
Transportation Alternatives seeks a highly motivated and accomplished public policy and transportation expert to contribute to our campaigns to win more bicyclist- and pedestrian-friendly policies and advance Vision Zero in New York City. Through legislation, legal action, lobbying and other words that start with the letter “L,” this staff member will work with our team to educate elected officials, government agency staff, business and civic leaders and the public about our policy goals and related work. The focus will primarily be directed at New York City, though it could include Albany and Washington D.C. as well.

This position will work with our entire staff to build relationships and advance program, policy and media solutions.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop, execute and win policy and legislative campaigns
  • Manage T.A.’s city and state legislative agendas and related organizational activities
  • Draft and distribute bill memos, advocacy materials, reports
  • Manage hearing preparation: draft testimony, coordinate witnesses, brief elected officials, advise media strategy
  • Build relationships with elected officials and staff
  • Develop and maintain expertise in the laws of the City and State of New York related to transportation, traffic safety and related topics
  • Monitor the legislative process in New York City and Albany
  • Identify and act on opportunities to advance and win policy reforms
  • Provide legal advice/analysis to staff. Draft contracts and provide other legal support
  • Serve as T.A.’s general legal counsel on advocacy, organizational and other matters
Qualifications:
  • Strong interest in Transportation Alternatives’ mission
  • Law degree is preferred, though not required
  • Extensive experience working with New York City and state elected officials, government agency staff and the business communities
  • Broad knowledge and experience in legislative process, contract law, IRS nonprofit rules
  • Familiarity with the legislative process, including legislative bill drafting
  • Must be able to write clearly and persuasively
  • Accomplished campaign manager with proven successes
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to work closely with others
  • Insatiable appetite to learn about transportation, road safety and public space
Values:
  • Commitment to making NYC a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • A good sense of humor
Compensation:
We offer competitive salary and benefits including an employer contributed health/dental plan, a matching retirement plan, 3 weeks paid vacation, professional development opportunities, transit/bike commuter benefits and indoor bike parking. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
job_applications@transalt.org
with “Legislative/Policy Director Search” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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.



Brooklyn Organizer (FULL TIME)

Transportation Alternatives is New York City's leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of 100,000 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.

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
Qualifications:
  • 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.
Values:
  • Commitment to NYC
  • Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • A sense of humor
Compensation:
We offer competitive salary and benefits including an employer contributed health/dental plan, a matching retirement plan, 3 weeks paid vacation, professional development opportunities, transit/bike commuter benefits and indoor bike parking. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with experience

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:

job_applications@transalt.org with “Brooklyn Organizer” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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. We value having diverse staff in gender, ethnicity, background and modal preference.


Bronx Organizer (FULL TIME)

Transportation Alternatives is New York City's leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of 100,000 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 streets in the Bronx 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 the Bronx 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.

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
Qualifications:
  • 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 Bronx neighborhoods
  • Basic Adobe InDesign skills are a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is desired
Values:
  • Commitment to NYC
  • Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
  • Comfort working independently in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • A sense of humor
Compensation:
We offer competitive salary and benefits including an employer contributed health/dental plan, a matching retirement plan, 3 weeks paid vacation, professional development opportunities, transit/bike commuter benefits and indoor bike parking. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:

job_applications@transalt.org with “Bronx Organizer” in the subject line

No phone calls or walk-ins, please. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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. We value having diverse staff in gender, ethnicity, background and modal preference.