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Full-Time

 

Contract

 


Executive Assistant

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's leading advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks an Executive Assistant to provide crucial support to the Executive Director in addition to the fundraising efforts of the organization. This role reports to the Development Director and works very closely with the Executive Director. This is an entry-level position with an impactful organization working to make NYC streets safer and more vibrant 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:

Staffing the Executive Director

  • Schedule and make arrangements for meetings and travel for the Executive Director
  • Ensure the Executive Director is properly prepared for meetings, including having meeting materials
  • Prepare expense reports for the Executive Director
  • Draft documents and correspondence for the Executive Director
  • Special Projects 

 

Development Department

  • Provide friendly and helpful customer service for Transportation Alternatives' members and supporters by answering the main TransAlt phone line and managing the organization's general email accounts
  • Serve as an organizational representative at events
  • Provide data entry and donor data maintenance support as needed
  • Generate membership acknowledgement letters and renewal notices
  • Track inventory of membership premiums and other materials

 

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)
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality
  • Strong 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 
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite and Google products preferred
  • Interest in Transportation Alternatives' mission to make NYC a better place by building a better transportation system for all residents

 

Start date: Immediate

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

No phone calls or walk-ins.

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.

 

 


Development Operations Coordinator

Reports to the Individual Giving Manager

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's leading advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Development Operations Coordinator to provide crucial database maintenance and financial reporting to support the fundraising efforts of the organization. This role reports to the Individual Giving Manager and works closely with the entire Development team, the CRM Manager and the Finance Manager. 

Major responsibilities include:

  • Ensure expedient and accurate gift processing
  • Serve as main point of contact and head of quality control on all things Salesforce for Development needs
  • Ensure donor tracking workflows are functioning correctly (membership automations, Salesforce integrations with Classy and other software, etc.)
  • Run regular data maintenance reports and ensure data integrity by running data entry verification reports, correcting mistakes, and communicating all amendments to appropriate staff
  • Create and maintain Salesforce reports for all Development functions to track progress, inform fundraising strategy, and increase efficiency of daily tasks 
  • Collaborate with CRM Manager to create and/or improve Salesforce workflows that are essential for the organization’s fundraising success
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager on monthly income reconciliation and as needed
  • Serve as a power user for the database, acting as a Development team expert and providing ongoing support and/or training for staff
  • Provide supplemental Development events and initiatives support as needed

 

Skills/Qualifications desired:

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in a fast paced, fundraising department
  • Prior database experience, preferably Salesforce in a nonprofit setting
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Profound appreciation for spreadsheets and data reporting
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and think creatively
  • Keen attention to detail, especially in list management and writing
  • Strong technical proficiency and comfort with the Google and Microsoft Office Suite (particularly with Google Sheets and Excel)
  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to distill complex information and make it digestible for a wide audience
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining close attention to detail
  • High level of comfort with taking initiative and evidence of being able to see a project through to completion

 

Start date: Immediate

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Development Operations Coordinator” in the subject line.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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.

 

 


Marketing Coordinator

 

Reports to the Events Manager

 

Transportation Alternatives, New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling and public transportation, seeks a Marketing Coordinator to facilitate and track marketing plans and materials for revenue (earned and philanthropic) activity, including corporate sponsorship, event attendance/registration, and membership growth. This role reports to the Events Manager and will work closely with a dedicated team of fundraisers, as well as web, design, and CRM teammates.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Events and Sponsorship

  • Manage and execute marketing strategy, including: event engagement on owned, earned, and paid marketing channels; desired outcomes for each marketing channel; and metrics to measure campaign effectiveness
  • Develop, manage and execute a deadline-driven Marketing Calendar, including: building/writing email calendar; developing, managing, and executing paid social and search campaigns; planning and executing organic social media
  • Track and report on metrics of marketing campaigns (Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, Google Ads, etc.)
  • Monitor advertising budgets and make decisions on allocations
  • Project-manage marketing materials, digital assets, and emails by working with the Communications and Graphic Design teams
  • Build and maintain Classy registration pages for fundraising events
  • Strategize, manage and execute development of, and updates to, event-specific websites
  • Support Partnerships team in ideating creative corporate sponsorship activations around TransAlt events and other revenue-generating opportunities
  • Fulfill marketing obligations and deliverables for sponsorship agreements
  • Identify compelling trends and opportunities to inform new/revised marketing strategy
  • Work with Development Director and Events Manager to inform Board, senior staff, and other key stakeholders of marketing progress, including reports for Board and Committee meetings
  • Leverage Google Analytics reporting to: analyse marketing campaigns across channels, understand and track how users interact with TransAlt's digital presence, make recommendations to increase the effectiveness of our digital fundraising
  • Work with the CRM Manager to optimize Salesforce utilization for outreach and analysis

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university
  • 2-3 years of marketing, marketing internships or similar experience
  • Proficiency running campaigns in Google Ads and social media advertising platforms
  • Excellent writing and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think on one's feet and problem-solve creatively
  • Self-directed: able to work independently on multiple projects, set and adhere to deadlines
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or comparable database, Microsoft Office suite and Google products
  • Entrepreneurial disposition: collaborative and strong work ethic
  • High degree of professionalism, tact, sensitivity and level of confidentiality
  • Interest in TransAlt's mission to improve the livability of NYC through transportation infrastructure

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to job_applications[at]transalt[dot]org with “Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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.

 


Development Writer

 

The Opportunity

Transportation Alternatives seeks a Grants Writer to write and project manage this year’s Annual Report, in addition to a handful of scheduled reports, renewal proposals, and LOIs, for the fall season while we recruit a new grants coordinator. This is a temporary, contract position. We seek a candidate with excellent grammar and a clean, concise writing style. The Writer will report to the Development Director and liaise with several staff members to complete each writing project. 

 

Transportation Alternatives Background

Transportation Alternatives (TA) is New York City’s leading advocacy organization for people who walk, bike, and take public transit. We have played a critical if not leading role in transportation- and street-related improvement projects in New York City such as the Citi Bike bike share program; pedestrian plaza program; historic lowering of the speed limit, speed safety camera program, and other Vision Zero policies; ongoing expansion of New York City’s bike lane network, including the busiest bike path in the country, the Hudson River Greenway; and many, many more. 

 

Major Responsibilities and Expectations

  1. Write TA’s Annual Report for calendar year 2019 and project manage through to print deadline

    1. Word count goal: 800-1000 words

    2. An outline will be supplied by TA

    3. Writer to meet with program staff to gather notes, prepare first draft, shepherd it through the editing process

    4. Writer to work with design team re: layout, design, and print

    5. Writer to work with finance manager for numbers

    6. Writer to work with development team to compile the annual donor listing

    7. Writer to meet print deadlines as defined by TA

  2. Write 3 combination report and renewal proposal pieces for current institutional grants

  3. Write 2-5 LOIs or proposals for new grants (from current/past funders as well as new prospects identified by TA)

  4. Weekly check-in with Development Director, preferably in person at TA’s office

 

Important Dates

  • Contract term

    • Start: Immediate

    • End: Mid-December 2019

  • Important Deadlines

    • Annual Report first draft deadline: 10/04/2019

    • Annual Report print deadline: 11/02/2019

    • Report/renewals: November and December 2019

    • LOIs and proposals: December 2019 and January 2020

 

Point of Contact

Vicky U. Bisogno, Development Director, vicky.bisogno@transalt.org; 646-852-9889

 

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.