Jobs and Fellowships

Full-Time

 


Field Coordinator and Organizing Assistant

The Field Coordinator and Organizing Assistant will report to the Director of Advocacy and will work with Advocacy staff to ensure successful public outreach for the organization.

 

In the spring and summer, the Field Coordinator and Organizing Assistant will organize and oversee effective and varied field outreach to meet Transportation Alternatives' (T.A.'s) annual goals.  The Field Coordinator and Organizing Assistant will hire and train part-time staff, create schedules for outreach, and will set the tone for how our organization interacts with New Yorkers on the streets.

 

In the fall and winter, the Field Coordinator and Organizing Assistant will work with the Director of Advocacy and Senior Organizer to implement campaign plans around New York City.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Hire and manage seasonal field staff
  • Oversee field outreach as it applies to T.A.'s strategic plan
  • During off-season, work with the Director of Advocacy and Senior Organizer to win campaigns around NYC
  • Keep outreach materials orderly
  • Oversee phone banking shifts
  • Perform constituent services for T.A. network

 

Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

 

Manage spring and summer field staff

  • Hire and train field staff, including interfacing with the Summer Youth Employment Program coordinators and participants
  • Train them in how to be effective in the field, including but not limited to the following skills:

          ◦Petitioning

          ◦Business Outreach

          ◦Signing up memberships

          ◦Phone Banking

  • Create weekly schedules for strategic outreach
  • Track staff hours and submit timesheets
  • Hold weekly field staff meetings for ongoing trainings and check-ins
  • Delegate responsibility for planning and implementation of field work as needed

Oversee field outreach as it applies to T.A.'s strategic plan

  • Coordinate with borough leaders to meet the goals of each campaign
  • Track and quantify field work, including budget and goals
  • Integrate interactive and engaging field work as part of campaign strategy
  • Promote work through social media

Assist Director of Advocacy and Senior Organizer during the fall and winter

  • Work with Director of Advocacy and Senior Organizer to implement campaign strategy across the five boroughs

 

Job Requirements:

  • Broad knowledge and experience in New York City active streets issues and public policy
  • 2-3 years experience in political organizing, community building, education, or field outreach
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage staff in a dynamic, varied and fast-paced environment
  • Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Applications, creative use of social media outlets, CRM proficiency a plus

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's level degree preferred, but not required
  • 2 years experience managing the work of others
  • 2 years experience in community organizing, education, public policy

 

Physical Requirements:

Employee must be able to travel to all five boroughs of New York City.  Must be able to lift and transport material up to 40 lbs.  Position requires working outdoors in hot and cold weather.

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Field Coordinator and Organizing Assistant” 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, 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.

 

 

 


Grants Coordinator

Reports to the Development Director

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Grants Coordinator to oversee two key Development functions: foundation and government grant management and writing. This role reports to the Development Director.

 

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of the Grants pipeline with a deadline-driven calendar to meet/exceed the revenue goal
  • Track and document activity through the prospect/funder cycle on the appropriate schedule (research, letters of inquiry, proposals/applications, grant reports and other compliance, acknowledgments, and renewal proposals)
  • Craft compelling cases for funding both from within and beyond our current funder community in all written correspondence and outreach, including TA’s annual report and the communications calendar for all grant funders
  • Track Grants revenue progress, report on projections, reconcile with Finance and in Salesforce
  • Track Grants-related project budgets and work with relevant staffers to ensure they remain within the prescribed budget
  • Collaborate with program staff to inform proposals, budgets, and reports and to identify compelling programs for grant support
  • Strategize, manage and execute development of, and updates to, event-specific websites
  • Work with Development Director to inform Board, senior staff, and other key stakeholders of grants progress, including reports for Board and Committee meetings
  • Support Development Director on special projects, as needed

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • 2-4 years of non-profit grant-writing experience, preferably private foundations and not government funding
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar knowledge and skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Self-directed; able to work independently on multiple projects and to set and adhere to deadlines
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite, and Google products
  • Entrepreneurial disposition: collaborative, good sense of humor, and strong work ethic
  • High degree of professionalism, tact, sensitivity, and level of confidentiality
  • Interest in TA’s mission to improve the livability of NYC through transportation infrastructure

 

Start date: Immediate

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and two successful writing samples (e.g., letter of inquiry, grant proposal, grant report) to: job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Grants Coordinator” in the subject line.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please. Must be a resident and/or eligible 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, 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.