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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.

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.


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.

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@transalt.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, 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, 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.