Job Opportunities and Fellowships

 
Full-time

 

 

Web Manager

 

Summary of Position

We are seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented and personable web developer to work on the Communications Team at Transportation Alternatives on a series of exciting development projects. The Web Manager uses front-end and back-end web development skills (with core proficiencies in Drupal, WordPress, HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript), along with project management and people skills, to build new websites and maintain and improve existing apps and web properties. The Web Manager is the champion of best practices and enforces and improves those practices over time, in addition to having an eye on innovative solutions, rising technology trends and responsive and adaptive web design.

The ideal candidate for this position has a love of learning and the desire to explore new languages, content management systems, and technologies. This position is integral to effectively communicating TransAlt's digital presence and to exponentially growing the voice of our advocates to make our streets better for every New Yorker.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, update, add functionality to, and build new Drupal and WordPress-based websites
  • Research and implement innovative web development solutions and recommend and evaluate web development opportunities
  • Manage and maintain the TransAlt app
  • Establish, implement and enforce web development standards and best practices
  • Empower TransAlt staff to create and update web assets themselves by moving web properties to user-friendly systems, documenting procedures and providing support
  • Provide TransAlt staff with Google Analytics data and reports to help assess online campaign effectiveness
  • Streamline the connectivity between TransAlt's in-house web properties and third-party systems such as Pardot and Classy
  • Work with Advocacy team to create digital solutions
  • Strategize for the long-term and create realistic work plans for multiple projects in the short, medium and long-term; communicate project status and roadblocks to stakeholders and clearly explain concepts to non-technical staff

Qualifications and Required Experience:

  • Excellent skills in building websites in Drupal and WordPress with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript. Experience building sites for cross-browser and cross-device compliance
  • Experience in writing reusable HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Experience translating designs and wireframes into websites
  • A solid understanding of Drupal architecture and administration, including theming, basic module development, common modules, and Composer
  • A broad understanding of internet technologies (e.g. HTTP, DNS, browsers, servers, REST APIs, Apache and NGINX web servers)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of user experience and user interface design best practices
  • Experience using automated website testing tools and developing for site performance
  • Experience using Chrome developer tools
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of development / QA environments and other tools for testing websites
  • Strong skills in using Git/GitHub for version control, and other related web development best practices
  • Experience in PHP, React, MySQL, DNS. Unix/Linux command line
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, specifically in a not for profit work environment, including the ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects
  • Experience in requirements gathering and project management
  • Experience with Google Analytics and SEO best practices
  • Experience with social media widgets and APIs (specifically for Facebook and Twitter)

Desired but not required:

  • Experience with Trello or other collaboration/project management tools, estimating the amount of time required to complete a development task
  • Experience with using Git and Git-based workflows, experience using React and/or React Native, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with CRM tools such as Saleforce
  • Knowledge of best practices in cyber security

Values:

  • Commitment to New York City
  • Comfort working independently in a flexible and fast-paced campaign environment
  • A passion for TransAlt's mission

Compensation:

  • Salary: 60's
  • Benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefits, indoor bike parking
  • Paid time off includes 10 holidays, plus one-week winter break, two weeks' vacation and Summer Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day

To Apply:

 

Please send cover letter and resume to:

job_applications [at] transalt [dot] org with "Web 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.


 

Freelance Graphic Designer (Part-Time/Seasonal)

Summary of Position:
We are seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented and personable Graphic Designer to work with the Communications team at Transportation Alternatives on a series of exciting projects correlating with our peak event season and End of Year fundraising campaign. The Graphic Designer reports to the Art Director and assists in designing and/or overseeing all project phases that require graphic design work on both print and digital platforms. This includes the design of print collateral, digital assets, and apparel design. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working on-site.

This position is equal parts production design and creative design. An ideal candidate is an independent contractor/freelancer who is passionate about
advocacy work and cause marketing. You like getting your hands dirty in the details. Your role is integral to effectively communicating TransAlt’s mission online and amplifying the voice of our advocates to make streets better and safer for every New Yorker.


Timeframe & Hours:

  • 8-24 hours/week
  • August 1-November 30, 2018
  • Hours will vary depending on workload

Responsibilities:

  • Designing communications for both print and web
  • Upholding a high standard of design for all of our visual communications
  • Ensuring consistency of TransAlt branding across communications vehicles
  • Coordination of design projects across print and web platforms
  • Working with design consultants/interns and printing/material vendors
  • Working closely with Art Director and Communications team on publications, marketing materials, e-communications, and websites
  • Develop and support flexible design tools (templates, etc) that make TransAlt staffers more self-sufficient – and free you up to work on the fun stuff!
  • Research new design solutions and apply them to problems
  • Research new print vendors as necessary

Qualifications:

  • 2-6 years experience in a junior to mid level design role
  • Must be self-directed and able to manage projects from concept to completion
  • Excellent visual design and typography skills
  • Experience designing for the web and digital/social media platforms
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with Adobe Creative Cloud(InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop specifically)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and adapt to changing project requirements
  • Experience taking a creative concept and adapting it for a wide variety of touch points
  • Managing relationships with print vendors and consultants
  • Dedication to hard work in a professional, ethical and fun workplace

Bonus points:

  • Experience working with a non-profit organization
  • Experience working for an advocacy organization affiliated with transportation
  • Experience with Trello or other collaboration/project management tools
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, content management systems like Drupal or WordPress
  • Experience with social media ad campaigns
  • Experience with Sketch Values:
  • Commitment to NYC
  • Comfort working independently in a flexible and fast-paced campaign environment
  • A passion for TransAlt’s mission
  • A sense of humor


Compensation:

  • $15-$20 an hour based on experience


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and portfolio link to
job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Freelance Graphic Designer” 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 AND PORTFOLIO 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.


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.

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, 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.