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Full-time

Events Manager
(Full-Time)

 

Job Overview
(Reports to the Development Director)

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks an Events Manager to plan, market, and produce a robust and diverse calendar of events that includes the Bike Month Commuter Challenge and Party, Vision Zero Cities Conference, and bike tours, as well as our annual Gala fundraiser. This role reports to the Development Director (DD) and works closely with nearly everyone on staff here.

Major responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement event production timelines with well-defined deadlines and staffing plans for all major TransAlt events
  • Work closely with DD to set event revenue goals and expense budgets
  • Track and analyze event performance (expenses, revenue, participation numbers, feedback)
  • Communicate event status effectively and consistently to all internal and external stakeholders to keep event production on schedule, from initial planning through to post-event debriefs
  • Serve as primary liaison for all event vendors, negotiate contracts, and ensure timely payments
  • Coordinate participation of City agencies for TransAlt events, including permitting needs
  • Ensure that all events comply with insurance, health, and safety obligations and laws
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings to promote seamless coordination of program content and event logistics
  • Provide guidance and support on advocacy events, as needed
  • Manage part-time event assistants (volunteer program, inventory), bike valet coordinator, and other events-related contractors, as needed
  • Support Partnerships team and Marketing Assistant in fulfilling event-related corporate sponsorship deliverables, including marketing (social media) deliverables
  • Work with the Communications team and Marketing Assistant to ensure all production, coordination and implementation of materials for events and are carried out via print, web, and social media outlets

Other responsibilities include:

  • Propose new ideas to improve services and processes for events
  • Develop and produce new events in support of TransAlt’s mission as they arise

Skills/Qualifications desired:

  • Minimum 3 years of special events experience, preferably in non-profit sector
  • Entrepreneurial disposition: collaborative, good sense of humor, and strong work ethic
  • Self-directed; able to work independently on multiple projects and to set and adhere to deadlines
  • Superior ability to keep multiple projects in play and moving forward simultaneously
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar knowledge and skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite, and Google products
  • High degree of professionalism, tact, sensitivity, and level of confidentiality
  • Interest in TransAlt’s mission to improve the livability of NYC through transportation infrastructure

Start date: Immediate

To apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications@transalt.org with “Events Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Must be authorized to work in the U.S.  APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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.


Finance and Operations Associate
(Full-Time)

 

Transportation Alternatives is New York City’s leading advocate for better walking, biking, and public transportation in the five boroughs. We are looking for a full time Finance & Operations Associate to join our team.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Finance & Operations Associate is responsible for day-to-day bookkeeping of accounts payable and credit card expense transactions. The Finance & Operations Associate will contribute to organizational effectiveness by ensuring the accuracy of the financial systems and the timeliness of financial data. The Finance & Operations Associate is also responsible for minor IT set up and repair, and acts as liaison to the outside IT consultant. This position will report to the Controller.

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Accounts Payable

  • Monthly, Quarterly, and Annual close

  • Business Credit Card Accounts

  • IT systems support

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

Finance tasks (60% time):

  • Process Accounts Payable

  • Administer TransAlt’s business credit card accounts

  • Prepare and maintain reconciliation schedules for assigned general ledger accounts (including prepaid & accrued expenses, resolve issues, and prepare journal entries)

  • Assist with the annual external audit including preparing schedules and maintaining document files

  • Ensure that the organization’s policies, procedures, and internal controls are adhered to

  • Assist with TransAlt’s organization budgeting process

  • Accomplish Finance Department’s goals and TransAlt’s mission by completing related tasks as assigned

Operations tasks (40% time):

Assist Operations Coordinator with the following:

  • Act as liaison to IT support consultants

  • Act a liaison to IT vendors (phone, printing, etc.)

  • Perform routine office IT tasks, such as minor printer and computer set up and repair

  • Prepare meeting materials for Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

  • Prepare expense reports and arrange travel for Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

  • Manage and/or support special projects

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Possess excellent knowledge and experience in debits and credits, journal entries, reconciliations, Microsoft Office Suite, accounting software and accounts payable.

  • Possess excellent skills in: attention to detail, thoroughness, organization, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the Finance department team and other departments

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage priorities and projects in a deadline-oriented environment

  • Possess personal and professional integrity; this role requires exceptional discretion and judgment

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Associate degree in Accounting

  • 6 months – 2 years of experience in non-profit accounting

  • Proficiency in Excel, QuickBooks

SALARY

This is a fulltime, non-exempt position, with a salary of $40,000-$45,000, depending on experience.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to: job_applications@transalt.org with "Finance and Operations Associate" in the subject line.  No phone calls or walk-ins, please.  

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. 

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, 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.


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