Bronx Organizer

Website TransAlt Transportation Alternatives

Advocate for better walking, biking and public transit for all

Bronx Organizer
Reports to the Director of Organizing
Salary: $60k/year

Transportation Alternatives (TA), New York City’s advocate for walking, bicycling, and public transportation, seeks a Bronx 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, politics, grassroots organizing, and active transportation.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Organizing, the Bronx 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.

Areas of responsibility will include:

Campaign Management

Lead and manage three major campaigns and two 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
Track qualitative and quantitative goals for campaigns, as well as providing monthly reports

Activist Development

Facilitate monthly Activist Committee meetings, and find and invite in new members
Develop leadership among existing volunteer activists, including leadership structures within each of the three committee campaigns and one-on-one meetings with key activists
Manage Activist Committee’s Google Group, Slack, and Facebook page

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 (working remotely through at least mid-2021). Occasional evening and weekend engagements, and, 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
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 community partners and fellow staff members
Strong communication skills, including writing and public speaking
Ability to work in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment, including the ability to “manage up”
Able to develop and execute campaign strategy and build consensus within different stakeholders
Extensive knowledge of the Bronx and its neighborhoods
Ability to manage dozens of activists involved across three campaigns
Ability to manage, from start to finish, large scale events with up to hundreds of participants

Exceptional candidates will also bring with them:

Familiarity and interest in TA’s work and advocacy areas
Knowledge of Bronx political landscape
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 Phone2Action, Salesforce, and Canva, or similar
Experience working G Suite tools

To apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter to job_applications@transalt.org with “Bronx Organizer” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted through June 11, 2021.

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 strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to pj.mead@transalt.org