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Full-time

Human Resources Manager
(Full-Time)

Transportation Alternatives is seeking a Human Resources Manager to join our team. The HR Manager leads on and provides support for all HR areas for TransAlt’s team, including personnel policies and procedures; time and labor administration; benefits administration; and performance evaluation. They play an important role in creating and sustaining a positive work environment for all TransAlt staff.

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer, and works out of our Manhattan office, based in the Financial District.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administers various human resource procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; maintains and updates the employee handbook;
  • In partnership with the COO, develops HR department goals, objectives and systems;
  • Conducts annual salary surveys; analyzes compensation; administers the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary;
  • Assists with recruitment and interview process; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; tracks status of candidates in and responds with follow-up letters at the end of the recruiting process;
  • Performs benefits administration, including enrollments, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefits information to employees;
  • Conducts onboarding and offboarding processes;
  • Administers time and labor system;
  • Assists Finance Manager in running payroll;
  • Maintains organizational charts, staff and jobs pages of website, and staff list;
  • With our HR/payroll provider Paychex, ensures compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws;
  • Partners with the COO and senior leadership around HR strategy and implements those strategies;
  • Partners with COO on staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee recommendations and implementation;
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyzes data and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement;
  • Responds to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations and civil rights complaints;
  • Facilitates or provides staff training;
  • Supervises Operations Assistant.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in human resources and benefits administration;
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt to changing priorities;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and streamline processes in a complex and diverse environment;
  • General knowledge of employment laws and insurance practices;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in creating and delivering learning and development opportunities for staff;
  • Demonstrated relationship-building and problem solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and sense of humor; strong organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail and precision in all work;
  • Outgoing personality and ability to foster a positive TransAlt culture;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required; must work effectively independently and as part of a team;
  • Alignment with Transportation Alternatives’ mission and values;
  • Ease in working with people of different backgrounds and levels of education.

Education and Experience:

  • 4-7 years of experience in Human Resources in a generalist capacity or equivalent;
  • 2-3 years of supervisory experience;
  • Experience working in a small, fast-paced environment;
  • Experience working in non-profit organizations preferred;
  • SHRM certification a plus.

Compensation:

  • Salary: mid 50’s
  • Benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, 401K plan with employer match, commuter benefits
  • Paid time off includes 10 holidays, plus one-week winter break; two weeks vacation; and summer Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

How to apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter to job_applications [at] transalt [dot] org with “HR Manager” 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, color, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, gender identity, 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.


 

Development Assistant  (Full Time)

Reports to the Development Director

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Development Assistant to provide crucial support to fundraising efforts at TransAlt. This role reports to the Development Director and will work with multiple members of the Development team. This is an entry-level position with a lean but impactful group of activists working to make NYC streets safer and more dynamic for all New Yorkers. The responsibilities of this role have the potential to be tailored to the best candidate to emerge from the interview process.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Provide customer service for TransAlt members and constituents by managing the main TransAlt phone line and the organization's general email address.
  • Serve as an organization representative at in-person events
  • Provide data entry and donor data maintenance support across all Development functions
  • Generate Membership acknowledgement letters and renewal notices
  • Track inventory of membership premiums and other materials
  • Manage TransAlt gift shop, including the online interface and physical inventory
  • Oversee employer matching gifts program, including staying up-to-date on program changes
  • Project manage the Development email calendar on Trello
  • Conduct prospect research on current and potential donors

Skills/Qualifications desired:

  • 1+ years of professional experience, with a strong preference for non-profit development, sales communications, or marketing experience (internship experience will be considered)
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
  • Keen attention to detail, especially in list management and writing
  • Self-directed; able to work independently on multiple projects and set and adhere to deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial disposition: collaborative, good sense of humor, and strong work ethic
  • High degree of professionalism, tact, sensitivity, and "EQ"
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite and Google products preferred
  • Interest in TransAlt's mission to improve the livability of NYC through transportation infrastructure

Start date: Immediate

How to apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter and a writing sample to job_applications [at] transalt [dot] org with “Development Assistant” in the subject line. Must be a resident and/or eligible to work in the U.S.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 


Membership Coordinator (Full Time)

Reports to the Partnerships Manager

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Membership Coordinator to oversee our robust and growing membership program. This role reports to the Partnerships Manager, who oversees both Membership and Corporate Sponsorship.

 Major responsibilities include:
  • Working with Partnerships Manager, develop strategy for Membership acquisition and retention to reach annual goals (both financial goal and goal for number of members)
  • Identify compelling trends and opportunities to inform marketing strategy for membership
  • Track Membership financials; ensure expenses remain in line with budget and income is tracking with projections
  • Update Membership communications on an annual basis (or more frequently as needed)
  • Oversee twice-annual Membership renewal campaigns
  • Execute and manage all aspects of phone-banking campaigns
  • Act as point person on all Membership-related events, including the annual Membership party, Bike Month events, and Member Happy Hours
  • Oversee Membership sales/outreach at non-Membership events, including members' registration for bike tours, Membership tables at events, etc.
  • Maintain a robust membership stewardship/benefits program, including managing relationships with vendors, adding new benefits to the program, updating website, etc.
  • Plan and execute membership stewardship campaigns, including thank you calls to long-time donors, new members and high dollar members on an ongoing basis
  • Collaborate with CRM team to develop and/or improve membership tracking
  • Assist with special projects as they arise

 

Skills/Qualifications desired:

  • 2-3 years of professional experience, with a strong preference for non-profit development, sales, or marketing experience
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
  • Keen attention to detail, especially in list management and in writing
  • Self-directed; able to work independently on multiple projects and set and adhere to deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial disposition: collaborative, good sense of humor, and strong work ethic
  • High degree of professionalism, tact, sensitivity and level of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite, and Google products preferred
  • Interest in TransAlt's mission to improve the livability of NYC through transportation infrastructure

 

Start date: Immediate

How to apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter and a writing sample to job_applications [at] transalt [dot] org with “Membership Coordinator” in the subject line. Must be a resident and/or eligible to work in the U.S.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


TransAlt Ambassador

(Part-Time/Seasonal)

Transportation Alternatives seeks passionate, outgoing, team-oriented community organizers to join the organization as hourly canvassers for our TransAlt Ambassador program.

The TransAlt 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 New York City, and are passionate about working with others to improve the city’s streets in all five boroughs. The Ambassadors will report to the Field Organizing Coordinator and will work with staff and local activists to plan, prepare for and attend outreach events around New York City. At the beginning of the program, Ambassadors will undergo training about Transportation Alternatives’ advocacy campaigns and New York City government and policy as a means to prepare for work in the field.

Primary responsibilities:
• Plan, prepare for and conduct street-safety outreach around borough-specific campaigns
• Work with Field Organizing Coordinator to meet shift goals for petitioning, canvassing, and coalition growth
• Engage communities citywide in support of Transportation Alternatives’ 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 safe street design and transportation equity on a local level
• Manage and distribute canvassing, promotional, and TransAlt membership materials

Qualifications:                                                                                  
• 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 desired
• Position requires a flexible schedule, including early mornings, nights and weekends
• Work takes place mostly outdoors, candidates must be comfortable working outside
• Comfortable engaging diverse community members face-to-face

Values:
• Commitment to social justice on New York City streets
• Commitment to organizing people to achieve change
• Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced campaign environment
• Sense of humor

Compensation:
$15/hour with bonus pay
Part Time (15 hrs/wk)

How to apply:
Please send a resume, and a short response (250 words max.) to the following prompt: Describe a time when you convinced someone of something they were initially unsure of. What did you learn from the outcome? to job_applications [at] transalt [dot] org with “TransAlt Ambassador” 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. We value having diverse staff in gender, ethnicity, background and modal preference.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please


 

 

TransAlt Bike Valet

(Part-Time/Seasonal)

TransAlt's Bike Valet works like a coat check...for your bike! Each year we set up bike racks at dozens of locations and park thousands of bikes at many of NYC's premiere events, including sites such as Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park, street fairs, and private parties. Bike Valet services are offered free to patrons and allow event goers to enjoy their time without worrying about the safety and security of their bicycles.

Summary of Position

We are seeking energetic, responsible, and personable individuals to work as part of our Bike Valet team. You will work directly with the Events and Volunteer Coordinator to run one of the most exciting programs in NYC and help make some of the city's most beloved events even better by providing Bike Valet services to patrons. 

Responsibilities

  • Work at Bike Valet stations around the city, parking and returning bikes
  • Interface with patrons and event planners
  • Promote TransAlt and our mission to event goers
  • Pick up supplies as the TransAlt office as neeeded
  • May be asked to oversee volunteers

Qualifications:

  • Must be a people person
  • Punctuality a must
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment

Values:

  • Commitment to making NYC a better place to bike, walk and use public transit
  • A good sense of humor

Compensation:

$15/hr. Hours per week will vary over the Bike Valet season, and most will be during evenings and weekends.

 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to job_applications [at] transalt [dot] org with “Bike Valet Search” in the subject line.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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.