The Tri-State Transportation Campaign seeks a dynamic and effective advocate to advance multi-modal transportation policies in southern New Jersey.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign is a non profit, non partisan advocacy organization focused on securing a more balanced and equitable transportation system in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We were formed in 1993 by the region’s major environmental and planning organizations to reduce the impacts of car dependency and sprawl. Since our founding, we have stopped wasteful road expansion projects and won millions more in funding for mass transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects. Currently, Tri-State Transportation Campaign is focused on winning campaigns for better public transit, safer streets, improving subways and commuter rail, and modernizing bus networks throughout the region.
The South Jersey Coordinator would lead Tri-State’s work on the Circuit Trails, a multi-modal trail network that extends for hundreds of miles in the Greater Philadelphia region. In particular, the Coordinator would work with a broad coalition of bike, pedestrian, and environmental organizations to expand and secure funding for trails in southern New Jersey, as well as research and analysis of existing and proposed trail routes.
Responsibilities of the position include:
- Furthering the work of the Circuit Trails, a proposed 800 mile network in Greater Philadelphia region. This includes identifying new sources of multi-use trail funding, gathering stakeholder and public support and attending project specific committee meetings.
- Working with municipalities and counties in southern NJ on adoption and implementation of policies that advance road safety for all users including Vision Zero and Complete Streets.
- Conducting outreach and education about transportation policies with southern NJ elected and agency officials, civic leaders, businesses, and nonprofits.
- Coalition building with a variety of stakeholders in southern New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area as well as partners in the environmental, health, economic and other related sectors.
- Conducting original research, analysis, and mapping of existing and proposed trails, as well as transit-to-trails networks.
- Conducting media outreach regarding TSTC reports and positions, speaking with members of the press for print news and television.
- Preparing and presenting testimony before various agencies and committee hearings.
- Organizing meetings with various stakeholders and events such as conferences, symposiums, workshops, etc.
- Frequent travel throughout New Jersey (particularly Mercer/Burlington/Camden counties and New Brunswick) and to our Manhattan office.
TSTC is headquartered in Manhattan and maintains an office in Haddonfield, NJ. Location of the position is flexible.
B.A. in urban planning, political science, environmental policy or related field required. Three years of work experience preferred. The person must have a passion for multi-modal transportation issues, be energetic, highly motivated, and have excellent analytical, research and writing skills. New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia region knowledge and media experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Google Suite, statistical software and GIS or other mapping software also a plus.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tri-State Transportation Campaign offers full health insurance, TransitChek, four weeks of paid vacation, and a retirement plan.
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Tri-State Transportation Campaign is an equal opportunity employer, and women, candidates of color, queer/LGBTQ candidates, and other candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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