Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives

Bronx and Uptown Organizer

Based in New York City, NY


Reports to: Director of Organizing
Salary: $60,000/year
Transportation Alternatives (TA), New York City's advocate for walking, bicycling, and public transportation, seeks a Bronx and Uptown Manhattan Organizer to lead our campaigns and work in the borough. The right candidate is a self-starter who can create and implement campaign strategy, build consensus within a group, and is interested in New York City – especially the Bronx and Uptown Manhattan – politics, grassroots organizing, and active transportation.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Director of Organizing, the Bronx and Uptown Organizer will work closely with others in the organization to advance our work to reclaim street space from the automobile for pedestrians, cyclists, micro-mobility, and mass transit riders. You will manage a group of local activists which requires thinking about “big picture” strategy and managing the day-to-day needs of each campaign. The right candidate will approach the work in both a qualitative and quantitative way, elevating local volunteers and partners as needed while also identifying new opportunities through data metrics.

Campaign Management

  • Lead and manage major campaigns and grants, as well as new campaigns as opportunities arise, in collaboration with the Director of Organizing
  • Create and implement campaign strategy, from top-level goals to day-to-day campaign management
  • Organize and implement tactics per campaign strategy, including hosting rallies, lobbying elected officials, conducting stakeholder outreach in the community, press outreach and more.
  • Track qualitative and quantitative goals for campaigns, as well as provide monthly reports

Activist Development

  • Facilitate monthly Activist Committee meetings, identify and recruit new volunteer activists, and build and maintain strong relationships with activist volunteer base
  • Develop leadership among volunteer activists, including establishing leadership structures within advocacy campaign committees and engaging in one-on-one meetings with key activists
  • Manage Activist Committee’s Google Group, Slack, and Social Media accounts

Community Support and Recruitment

  • Conduct outreach to recruit volunteers for TA campaigns through attending and hosting public meetings, canvassing, phone/text banking, social media, and other methods
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key political and opinion leaders, as well as allied organizations
  • Represent TA in coalitions, meetings, and events

This position is located in New York City. TA’s office is a fast-paced and collaborative work environment. Occasional evening and weekend engagements are expected. Additionally, given the 24-hour news cycle, late nights and early mornings will be part of this position.
Qualified candidates will bring with them:

  • At least two years’ experience in organizing or campaigning, with a strong background in advocacy and/or grassroots organizing
  • Knowledge of the Bronx and Uptown Manhattan communities and political landscape
  • Able to develop and execute campaign strategy and build consensus within different stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build trust and maintain relationships with volunteers, community partners, and fellow staff members
  • Strong communication skills, including writing and public speaking
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment
  • Passion for TA’s mission and commitment to social justice, antiracism and a nuanced understanding of the ways in which TA’s work intersects with race and equity.

Exceptional candidates will also bring with them:

  • Bilingual, with a strong preference for Spanish speakers
  • Experience with using social media platforms for organizing, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Familiarity with online platforms such as EveryAction, CallHub, Mobilize, and Canva, or similar
  • Experience with event planning and logistics
  • Experience working G Suite tools

To Apply:
Please send a résumé and a cover letter to: job_applications@transalt.org, with “Bronx/Uptown Organizer” in the subject line.

This position is included in the bargaining unit of TA employees represented by the Technical, Office and Professional Union, T.O.P. Local 2110 UAW.

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. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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