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  • Co-Executive Director of Mobility Justice:
    Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:06:28 +0000
    Co-Executive Director of Mobility Justice teosaragi Thu, 06/30/2022 - 08:06

    The Mission

    Bike East Bay promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible. 

    The Position

    The Co-Executive Director (Co-ED) of Mobility Justice is a new position created to support Bike East Bay’s strategic priorities to build a more sustainable and equitable transportation system. The Co-ED of Mobility Justice is responsible for thought-leadership, local and regional advocacy, coalition building, and organizational development in support of Bike East Bay’s bicycle and transportation advocacy work rooted in mobility justice. The Co-ED of Mobility Justice will have the opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the organization and restructure or build out new programs to support that vision. 

    The Co-ED of Mobility Justice leads the Advocacy and Communications team, directly supervises 2-3 staff members, and works collaboratively with staff, board and community partners. The Co-ED of Mobility Justice reports horizontally to the Co-ED of People and Operations. Both Co-Executive Directors are overseen by the Board of Directors. 

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Advocacy, Movement Building and Systems Change (50%)

    • Oversee and work collaboratively with the Advocacy and Communications team to set goals, priorities and strategies for Bike East Bay’s advocacy agenda and campaigns.
    • Develop relationships with and participate in regional and state level coalitions to advance shared agendas for equity, racial justice, environmental justice, and mobility justice.
    • Advocate for, organize and resource the local bike ecosystem, partner organizations, and community members to participate in transportation planning processes and create systems change for community-based decision-making. 
    • Vision and build out Bike East Bay’s people of color-centered community organizing and leadership development program 
    • Develop staff capacity to implement systems change strategies, including policy change, community organizing, direct action, narrative change, and/or cultural organizing.

    Development and Fundraising (25%)

    • In partnership with the Development Director, recruit institutional funders and individual donors to support Bike East Bay’s work. 

    Responsibilities Shared Between Co-Executive Directors (25%)

    Organizational Development and Management

    • Uphold Bike East Bay’s positive, supportive and collaborative staff culture
    • Promote the shared leadership model, support staff professional development through coaching, mentoring and training, and strive for inclusive and transparent decision making whenever possible and appropriate.  

    Fiscal and Executive Management

    • Conduct strategic financial decision-making, with support from staff and the board Finance Committee. 
    • Develop and monitor the annual budget, provide timely internal reporting and forecasting, and ensure that adequate funds are available to carry out the organization’s work.

    Board Development and Coordination

    • Facilitate strong board and staff alignment around strategic planning, revisions to organizational structure, and programmatic and financial goals.
    • Train and support the board’s capacity for effective governance.

    Strategic Planning

    • In 2023, lead a strategic planning process to center equity and mobility justice in Bike East Bay’s bicycle and transportation advocacy work and articulate our impact in intersecting issues areas, for example, policing and traffic enforcement; housing, gentrification and displacement; transit advocacy; climate change and sustainability; and disability mobility. 

    Desired Qualifications

    We strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. If you are passionate about Bike East Bay’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. The ideal candidate is a coalition builder, strategist and team leader who is passionate about mobility justice and brings many of the following qualifications.

    • At least 5 years professional and/or personal experience with advocacy campaigns, community organizing, capacity building, coalition building and movement strategy in Black and Brown communities, low-income communities and/or other marginalized communities.
    • Professional and/or personal experience in bicycle advocacy, active transportation and/or urban planning.
    • Professional and/or personal experience with social justice organizations that center equity and inclusion in their internal and external work.
    • Experience with strategic planning, budgeting, and team management responsibilities
    • Experience with narrative change, strategic communications and messaging. 
    • Experience in nonprofit fundraising, especially in foundation grants, individual donors and government contracts. 
    • STOKED ABOUT CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MODEL, SHARED LEADERSHIP AND COLLABORATIVE DECISION MAKING
    • An experienced supervisor who sets clear goals and expectations, thoughtfully gives and receives feedback, encourages a healthy work-life balance, and promotes both personal and professional growth.
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
    • Willingness to travel locally and work occasional evenings and weekends.
    • Passion for bicycling, active transportation, and Bike East Bay’s mission. 

    Compensation & Benefits:

    The salary range for this full-time, exempt, salaried position is $110,000 to $130,000 depending on experience. Bike East Bay’s full-time benefits include a health and dental plan, 13 paid holidays, 3 days paid sick leave, and 15 days PTO annually, with PTO accruals increasing in subsequent years. Other benefits include a telecommuting stipend, flextime, and matching of an employee’s SIMPLE IRA contributions up to 3% of an employee’s annual salary. 

    Bike East Bay is proud of our passionate, positive, and supportive workplace. We care deeply about each other as co-workers and as full people. Transportation justice is an essential part of our work as bicycle advocates and we are committed to working for equity and social justice. By sharing leadership, supporting each other through challenges, and loudly celebrating our successes, we are stronger as individuals, as an organization, and as a community. 

    Location: Hybrid remote and in-person at our offices based in Oakland, CA.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Bike East Bay Executive Director Ginger Jui at Ginger@BikeEastBay.org. Please include “Co-Executive Director” and your name in the subject line. 

    First round phone interviews will begin August 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

    Bike East Bay is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

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    Organization
    Bike East Bay
    Location

    Oakland, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $110,000 to $130,000 depending on experience
    Ginger@BikeEastBay.org
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  • Planner I - Program Development:
    Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:18:59 +0000
    Planner I - Program Development Palm Beach TPA Wed, 06/29/2022 - 13:18

    The Planner I – Program Development works collaboratively with and supports the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency’s (TPA) Program Development Team. The position’s primary responsibilities include creating and maintaining Geographic Information Systems (GIS) datasets, maps and graphics. The position also requires supporting the development and implementation of the TPA’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the identification and implementation of projects in the TPA’s State Road Modifications and Local Initiatives funding programs. All work is performed with considerable independence and initiative under direction of the Deputy Director of Program Development.

    Position duties include:

    • Create and maintain GIS datasets, maps and graphics to support transportation-related analysis and web-based presentations of data.
    • Support the development and implementation of the TPA’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), including creation of GIS project data, participation in regional planning and modeling efforts, and creation of socioeconomic forecasts based on land use plans and population and employment trends.
    • Support the development of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), including creation of GIS project data, development of revenue forecasts, calculation of performance measures, and documentation of compliance with federal and state regulations.
    • Support the identification and implementation of projects in the TPA’s State Road Modifications and Local Initiatives funding programs, including reviewing applications, conducting field reviews of project locations, and reviewing design plans.
    • Participate in corridor planning, multimodal planning, and transportation/land use planning.
    • Perform other transportation and land use planning tasks to support TPA objectives and meet state and federal requirements.
    • Prepare maps and graphics to support TPA performance management initiatives.
    • Maintain and analyze transportation data using the ESRI Suite.
    • Create and design maps, data visualizations, graphics and documents using the ESRI Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and/or Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Prepare and present information to the TPA Board, advisory committees, outside agencies and the public.
    • Oversee consultant work orders as assigned.
    • Collaborate with TPA staff, consultants, local governments, partner agencies, key stakeholders, and the public in transportation planning.
    • Provide technical and advisory assistance to local governments and agencies in matters related to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit planning.
    • Perform updates to the TPA website.
    • Participate in partner agency committees.
    • Participate in public outreach and educational activities to share information and gather public input.
    • Perform all other duties as may be assigned to meet agency needs.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the aforementioned essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, transportation engineering, or a related field is required.
    • Master’s degree or any other graduate degree in urban/regional planning or a related field is preferred.
    • One (1) or more years of experience in urban/regional planning, transportation engineering, or a related field is preferred.
    • A graduate degree in urban/regional planning or related field may account for one (1) year of experience.
    • GIS experience is preferred. 
    • Experience working with a Metropolitan Planning Organization is preferred.
    • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Must have or obtain a valid Florida Driver's License and maintain a clean driving record.

    Benefits

    The TPA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including paid leave and TPA-funded insurance, retirement, transportation, and tuition reimbursements.

     

    The full job description can be viewed at PalmBeachTPA.org/jobs.

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    Organization
    Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA)
    Location

    West Palm Beach, FL
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $54,559-$87,295
    AICP Certification
    Preferred
    Experience Level
    Entry Level
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1656533860
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  • Planner - SB 375 Regional Planning Liaison:
    Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:18:24 +0000
    Planner - SB 375 Regional Planning Liaison LKSzeto Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:18

    California Air Resources Board (CARB) is looking to fill multiple staff positions in its Transportation Systems Planning Branch policy team. In this position, staff would be responsible for supporting the evaluation, implementation, and monitoring of land use and transportation development strategies to reduce vehicle miles traveled and greenhouse gas emissions, particularly as they relate to implementation of California’s Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg, Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008); supporting integration of land use and transportation development strategies into CARB’s research, incentive, and regulatory programs; as well as engaging in inter-agency work groups and committees on the development of policies, strategies, and tools that foster sustainable and equitable land use patterns, housing, and transportation options.

    More information: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=313975.

    Option
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    Organization
    California Air Resources Board
    Location

    Sacramento, CA
    United States

    Pay Scale
    $5,336 - $10,327 monthly
    AICP Certification
    Not required
    Publish Option
    published
    Paid Time
    1656521689
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  • Participatory GIS Team Lead / Planner:
    Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:18:14 +0000
    Participatory GIS Team Lead / Planner tcwp_planner Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:18

    Posted June 27, 2022. Position will be open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

    Position Profile & Responsibilities:

    You’ll join our resiliency planning program to lead the creation of highly localized, participatory GIS projects and visualizations for communities across Texas and beyond. Your contributions to the program will be felt directly by communities as they plan for sustainable futures and reduce risks from floods and other disasters. Through ongoing community engagement, we continually bring forth new ideas for how collaboration, data, and visualizations work together for meaningful planning. On the backend we are constantly enhancing our data libraries, testing new exercises for our end users, and developing solutions to streamline our work and improve our products. Our teams coordinate tightly to make it all happen.

    Our program is seeking a highly organized, solutions-oriented GIS professional, preferably with a background in urban planning. We are looking for a tenacious problem solver whose transparent management style brings out the best from our teams and our work. The hire will collaborate across the program to bring these projects to life and to sustain the culture and mission that keeps our work and minds pointed in the right direction. This is an ideal position for an early career analyst and participatory specialist to grow into project leadership while helping communities collaborate and build safer futures.

    Our program is housed in the largest university-based outreach agency in the nation, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension System. From there, we advance a mission-driven program working directly with communities, planners, and decision makers. We are rapidly growing our team and kicking-off a massive multi-year project developing innovative online collaborative mapping applications. We look forward to hiring talented and experienced staff who enjoy being part of a mission-driven program and who want to make a difference through planning, data, and bringing people together.

    General Qualifications:

    • 5 or more years’ GIS experience is preferred; a minimum of 3 years’ GIS experience is required to be considered.
    • Knowledge and experience with participatory GIS methods and applications.
    • Urban planning or land use planning experience is required.
    • Subject matter background in either natural hazards, hydrology, or natural resource management is highly beneficial and preferred.
    • Ideally, the preferred candidate will have a master’s degree in geography, planning, engineering, environmental science, information systems/technology or allied discipline.
    • We expect you to be skilled in advanced ESRI ArcGIS tools and methods, including ESRI, ArcMap, ArcPro, AGOL, Access, MS SQL, Microsoft Office, or equivalent is preferred. Ability to develop and use scripts to streamline workflows, and to have advanced knowledge of geodatabases and relational databases.
    • Any experience with CommunityViz software is valued but not required.
    • You’ll be working with GIS data sets of all types, at all scales.
    • Hires must be able to quickly interpret data formats, attributes, and their properties to support the development of new GIS-based participatory exercises for decision-support and planning.
    • Knowledge of data source methods, projections, scale, domains, and definitions is required.
    • Be highly organized and attentive to detail in all aspects of GIS work and technology. Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new systems.
    • Well-developed leadership and project management skills; must be a team player with the ability to lead and motivate work teams.
    • Strong communication and writing skills are expected.
    • GISP credentials are valued.
    • Hire must be able to occasionally travel overnight as part of the team for project work and planning meetings.

    Salary:

    Salary is commensurate with experience, education, skills, and responsibilities.

     

    Please visit our website for information on how to apply.

    Texas A&M AgriLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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    Organization
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
    Location

    Houston (Clear Lake), TX
    United States

    Pay Scale
    Salary is commensurate with experience, education, skills, and responsibilities
    Experience Level
    Mid-Level
    madeline.kemp@ag.tamu.edu
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    1656521292
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  • Municipal & Regional Planner or Senior Planner:
    Wed, 29 Jun 2022 16:39:21 +0000
    Municipal & Regional Planner or Senior Planner windhamregional Wed, 06/29/2022 - 09:39

    The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) seeks a highly skilled, self-motivated, full-time (37.5 hrs./wk.) Planner or Senior Planner (depending upon experience) with a municipal and regional planning background and desire to work in a rural context with a team of dedicated professionals, volunteer WRC Commissioners, and municipal officials. The WRC is the regional planning commission for a 27-town, 920 square mile area of southeastern Vermont in Windham, Bennington, and Windsor counties. Our mission is to assist towns in southeast Vermont with providing effective local governance and to work collaboratively with them to address regional issues. 

    This planner works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director principally in support of town plan and zoning bylaw development, and special planning projects such as local hazard mitigation plan development This is grassroots planning, requiring the ability and enthusiasm to work directly with the public, volunteer planning commissions and commissioners, and town staff.  The majority of towns with which we work have no professional planning staff and very limited administrative capacity (town populations range from 6 to 12,000).  Knowledge of planning areas is necessarily broad, and includes land use and working landscapes, community and economic development, natural resources and water quality, transportation, hazard mitigation, climate resilience and adaptation, energy (efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction, and renewable energy siting), and diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice.  While landscape architecture or urban design skills to support community planning efforts are not required, they are a skill set that we need.

    Job tasks include supporting municipal planning commissions in their efforts to develop plans and zoning bylaws, special municipal planning projects and plan implementation projects, presenting planning concepts to the Commission and the public, research on planning concepts and precedents, staffing WRC committees, and fielding general inquiries from town officials related to planning, plan and bylaw implementation, and local governance. Must be able to manage multiple projects at any given time.

    Candidates should be familiar with regional and municipal planning tools (regulatory and non-regulatory), and must have excellent writing, public speaking, meeting facilitation, team building, inclusive public engagement, community organizing, project development, grant writing, and project management skills. As is noted above, landscape architecture or urban design skills to aid with planning visualization are a plus but not required.  Experience working with rural communities is also a plus. Four to five months of winter driving on rural roads is a fact of life.

    The position of Planner requires a degree in planning or a closely related field (including landscape architecture, architecture, geography, public administration/policy, etc.) and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in rural municipal and/or regional planning.  A master’s degree in planning or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of required experience.  The position of Senior Planner requires a minimum of 5 years’ experience in rural municipal and/or regional planning, including at least one year’s experience in staff supervision or as a project manager, or the equivalent experience in the administration and implementation of adopted policies and objectives.  Candidates should also demonstrate experience working with complex regulations and issues.

    Our office is located in downtown Brattleboro in a great walking environment with a variety of restaurants, services, and businesses.  Our workplace is friendly and highly flexible in terms of both workday and location.  We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Please email a letter of interest and resume (with references and contact information) in a single pdf to Chris Campany, Executive Director at ccampany@windhamregional.org.  Recent graduates are encouraged to describe direct experience with planning and public engagement, including that done through coursework.  This position will remain open until filled.  To learn more about the WRC, visit our website at www.windhamregional.org.  No phone calls please.  WRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Organization
    Windham Regional Commission
    Location

    Brattleboro, VT
    United States

    AICP Certification
    Not required
    ccampany@windhamregional.org
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    1656520475
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Job Resources and Links

http://www.planetizen.com/jobs
What I have found to be one of the best job boards out there that is specific to urban design/planning.

http://www.planning.org/jobs/search/
American Planning Association website: Only planning jobs but you must create an account to view all of the jobs.

http://www.acsp.org/job_bank/faculty_positions
Entirely faculty positions for postsecondary education in planning.

http://planningjobs.berkeley.edu/view/all/
Job board with a lot of planning and development jobs in California

http://www.geographyjobs.com/Urban_Planning_Jobs.html
Geography jobs filtered to just show urban design – I think it does better than the other websites like Monster and Simplyhired, but doesn’t have as many postings.

http://www.urbanplannerjobs.com
One of the most extensive job boards exclusive for planning.

http://histpres.com/tag/urban-planning
Urban planning jobs that have a focus on historical preservation. I find this to be a good website for job searching if you are a young professional or looking for an entry level position.

http://www.urs-jobs.com/key/entry-level-urban-design-jobs.html
Many jobs in the construction and engineering fields and some in planning as well.

http://www.cyburbia.org/buzz/planning_jobs
A pretty good search engine that takes from other jobs boards and makes a list specializing in planning jobs.

http://www.ilapa.org/jobpost.html
Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association job board.

http://jobs.planningresource.co.uk/
A great list of Planning jobs only in the United Kingdom

http://www.jobisjob.com/urban+design/jobs
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-urban+designer
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.indeed.com/q-Urban-Designer-jobs.html
Job board that is filtered to show just urban design jobs. Has some good posts but you have to siphon through some unrelated posts as well.

http://www.cnu.org/resources/jobs-rfps
Congress for New Urbanism job board – good for people looking for urban design jobs or jobs where environmental design is important.

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