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Thursday Jobs Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

U.S. Communications Manager, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, New York, NY
This position will raise the profile of ITDP’s US program as ITDP begins to play a larger role in BRT efforts in the US. The primary responsibility will be press and public relations, but the position will also include event planning and writing.

Legislative Affairs Manager, Cascade Bicycle Club, Olympia, WA
In collaboration with departmental staff and key organizational leadership, the Legislative Affairs Manager informs, develops, and implements Cascade’s legislative efforts. The Legislative Affairs Manager is expected to influence major non-motorized policy and funding decisions in Olympia to support Cascade’s vision of more bikeable and livable communities.

Executive Director, PedNet Coalition, Columbia, MO
The PedNet Coalition of Columbia, Missouri is conducting a national search for an experienced and visionary Executive Director to lead a dynamic team of advocates implementing PedNet’s local programs and policy campaigns, its nationwide training and consulting business, and its participation in the active transportation movement.

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We’re Hiring: Cover the Peninsula Beat for Streetsblog San Francisco

Menlo Park. Photo: Richard Masoner/Cyclelicious

Streetsblog San Francisco is looking for a talented journalist to provide part-time coverage of sustainable transportation and livable streets on the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.

Thanks to a grant from the San Mateo County Health Department, Streetsblog has provided occasional coverage in recent months on bicycle, walking and transportation issues affecting health in SM County from our founding editor Bryan Goebel. As Bryan pursues new opportunities, we’re looking for a local journalist to provide part-time coverage of exciting developments in transportation, like high-speed rail, regional bike-share, San Jose’s new bike lanes, and the South Bay’s first Bus Rapid Transit routes, while elevating the public dialogue on livable streets issues in the area.

We welcome applications from engaging writers who share our vision of Streetsblog as a respected, influential source of information and commentary on transportation and planning issues. The ideal candidate will be familiar with local politics on the Peninsula and have a good feel for how Streetsblog coverage can help advance transportation policies that reduce traffic congestion and car dependence while improving conditions for transit, cycling, and walking.

Responsibilities

Streetsblog combines a distinct advocacy bent with newspaper-quality journalism. Toward that end, we are seeking a reporter to craft a well-rounded beat full of original content, interviews, event coverage and engaging commentary.

The reporter will:

  • Provide a stream of two to three articles per month, on average, that builds Streetsblog’s audience on the Peninsula and the South Bay
  • Research and write enterprise pieces about developments in transportation and planning policy in San Mateo and northwest Santa Clara Counties

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Friday Jobs Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

Executive Director, Puget Sound Bike Share, Seattle, WA
PSBS seeks a professional who is passionate about urban mobility and the potential transformational impact of Bike Share on community livability. The Executive Director will provide leadership for the fundraising, planning and implementation of tasks necessary to launch the bike share program in 2014.

Bike Educator/School Liaison, Presidio Community YMCA, San Francisco, CA
The Bike Educator position is responsible for facilitating and/or implementing various YBike bicycle safety education programs for elementary, middle, and high school youth at multiple off-site San Francisco public school sites.

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The Strain of Job Sprawl on Two-Income Households

When Mark Lampert was a kid, his mom stayed home with him and his brothers. His dad was out the door by 4:30 every morning, driving to the commuter lot in their distant Houston suburb to take the bus in to the city for work. He had friends whose parents both worked, and when those friends came home from school they had the house to themselves – “which is why we went over there to build pipe bombs,” Mark said. At Mark’s house, dinner was ready and everyone was home by 6:00 every night.

Young people don't want to work in corporate campuses like this. And with more and more two-income households, it's just not practical. Photo: Indiana County

These days, Mark is living very differently. He lives in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, April. She works long days as a journalist, biking or riding the metro a short 10 to 15 minutes to her downtown office. His dream job as a video game sound designer has him commuting far beyond the reaches of the metro red line, over an hour each way. They often don’t manage to sit down to dinner until 9:00.

He normally takes the train, but things get complicated during his months-long crunch times at work, when he’s up against a video game release deadline. The Ride-On bus he takes from the metro doesn’t run late, so he has to drive during those times — and lengthen an already painfully long day, circling around endlessly when he gets home to find a parking spot. It gets even hairier when they think about having a family, which they’d like to do soon. It’s hard to imagine a child care situation where they could equitably split drop-offs and pick-ups.

April and Mark used to live out in the suburbs, closer to his work, but they ached to get back into the city. “We knew it would be a lot harder for him time-wise,” April said, “but there’s so much vibrancy about living in the city.”

Their situation is shaped by three coinciding trends: the rise of the dual-income household, the increased desire for urban living, and the spread of job sprawl.

In the 1950s, 57 percent of residents and 70 percent of jobs were located in central cities; in 1990, they were about 37 and 45.

When Mark’s parents were graduating from high school, 35 percent of married women worked outside the home. By the time Mark graduated from high school in the late 1990s, it was 61 percent, which is about where it is now. That means that rather than locating a household to be convenient to one person’s job, families are now struggling to find the sweet spot where two people will have a reasonable commute to two different workplaces.

Sometimes they choose to live between the two. Anecdotally, I see more people making the choice April and Mark made: living where one can have an easy, car-free commute, and the other has a much longer haul. The lack of parking in their inner-city neighborhood is no problem for her, but it causes him no end of headaches.

Couples like April and Mark have a harder time finding that sweet spot because of job sprawl, or the decentralization of employment outside of central cities.

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Friday Jobs Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

Advocacy Campaign Manager, Bike-Walk Mississippi, Jackson, MS
The Advocacy Campaign Manager will serve as the primary liaison for BWM’s “Bicycle Friendly Mississippi” campaign, a statewide initiative to connect officials from public agencies, businesses, nonprofits, biking and running clubs and communities to the necessary tools and resources to increase their bicycle friendliness.

Bike Friendly Business Intern, Transportation Alternatives, New York City
The Bike Friendly Business Intern will assist T.A.’s Bicycle Advocate in growing T.A.’s Bike Friendly Business Program in neighborhoods throughout New York City. Building the program means pounding the pavement: interacting with various community and business stakeholders and doing the follow-up necessary to cultivate trusting relationships with New York’s business community.

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Thursday Job Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

GO Boulder Manager, Boulder, Colorado
The City of Boulder, Colorado is conducting a nationwide search for the Manager of GO Boulder, the City’s multi-modal transportation program.  Since 1989, GO Boulder has been working to create an innovative and balanced transportation system that sustains the quality of life valued by Boulder residents, employees and visitors.

Director of Finance, Transportation Alternatives, New York NY
The Director of Finance will be responsible for data entry, payroll, grant reporting, assisting and monitoring organizational and program budgets.  The Director will contribute to organizational effectiveness by ensuring the accuracy of the financial systems and the timeliness of financial data.

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Get Involved With Streetsblog — Internships Available

Streetsblog San Francisco is searching for interns and volunteers who want to get involved in online media covering the local livable streets movement. Interns and volunteers will perform tasks like posting daily headlines, updating the events calendar, maintaining the appearance of the site, and writing content for the blog.

Ideal candidates will have experience in reporting and/or communications, possess a strong familiarity with San Francisco, and share our passion for progressive transportation and planning policies that make the city a better place for transit, biking, and walking. Interns would be paid a small stipend for their work and have the opportunity to take on more challenging responsibilities over time.

Availability requires about 5 hours per week, and possibly up to 10 for some weeks. However, interns are welcome to volunteer to contribute more. Early morning availability about two days per week is needed to post the day’s headlines.

People of color, LGBT individuals, women and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, references and three writing samples to abialick@streetsblog.org.

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Friday Job Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

Event Planner, Bike to Work Day 2012, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is currently seeking an Events Planner to help with San Francisco’s biggest citywide bicycling event, Bike to Work Day. This position reports to the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Membership & Volunteer Director and works closely with a team of staff, interns, and volunteers.

Volunteer Coordinator Internship, Bike to Work Day and Bike to School Day 2012 , San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is the primary organizer for San Francisco’s Bike to School Day, Thursday, April 12, and Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 10, 2012. The intern will have the opportunity to help execute these highly-regarded citywide events coordinating hundreds of volunteers. An excellent opportunity for a “people person” seeking practical experience in event production.

Sunday Streets Volunteer Program Internship, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
The Sunday Streets Volunteer Program Interns will be working closely with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Sunday Streets Volunteer Coordinator as well as the Membership & Volunteer Director. This internship requires 10-20 hours/week non-Sunday Streets weeks, and up to 40 hours/week on event weeks, attendance at all Sunday Streets events is mandatory. A modest stipend will be provided as compensation.

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Friday Job Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

Membership Manager, Transportation Alternatives, New York, NY
The Membership Manager will be responsible for developing and leading membership drives and executing events and outreach strategies to significantly grow Transportation Alternatives’ membership base.

External Communications and Marketing Manager, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, New York, NY
This position will help lead ITDP’s external communications, including public relations and social media, as the organization scales up its efforts to address climate change, poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

Communications Manager, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Washington, DC
The coalition is seeking a person with a passion for advocacy, writing, and making a difference in the Washington D.C. region to join a team that makes a real difference on smart growth issues in and around our Nation’s Capital  – from saving Metro to creating bicycle and pedestrian-friendly communities and protecting open space.

Principal Planner, Modeling/GIS, San Francisco County Transportation Authority, San Francisco, CA
The Transportation Planner Series-Technology Services Division includes three levels of professional Transportation Planners who prepare complex travel demand forecasting model applications for planning studies; maintain the model; and manage the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database.

Youth Cycling Instructor, Bike New York, New York, NY
Bike New York works with established youth organizations to teach basic bike handling and traffic safety skills to young cyclists and to lead rides in New York City Parks and Greenways. The organization is seeking instructors who can teach in either the spring after-school program, the summer camp program, or both.

Bike Fleet Manager, Bike New York, New York, NY
Bike New York’s education department seeks an energetic, organized person with bike maintenance and bike mechanic skills to manage a growing bike fleet and Community Bicycle Education Centers. In 2012, Bike New York’s eight Community Bicycle Education Centers will house a total of nearly 300 bicycles.

Business Networking Intern, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco, CA
Gain valuable business networking experience while promoting bicycling to San Francisco businesses. Because the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is the primary organizer for San Francisco’s Bike to School Day and Bike to Work Day, you will have the opportunity to help execute these citywide events coordinating hundreds of volunteers.

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Thursday Job Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

Membership and Outreach Associate, National Complete Streets Coalition, Washington, DC
The Coalition seeks a motivated full-time Membership and Outreach Associate to coordinate the involvement and activities of Coalition members in pursuit of Complete Streets.

Santa Monica Columnist, Streetsblog Los Angeles
Los Angeles Streetsblog is hiring a writer to contribute a weekly column covering transportation and livability issues in the city of Santa Monica. The winning applicant will have a knowledge of progressive urban planning and transportation policy as well as a familiarity with Santa Monica city government.