WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The Regional Organizer is a key player in our Circuit Coalition and suburban outreach work. This person should be dynamic, personable, detail-oriented, outgoing, and have excellent writing skills. You should be able to thrive in a fast-paced workplace, work with a diversified set of constituents, and handle multiple tasks with a high degree of accountability. You need not be a serious bicyclist, but you must embrace our mission that bicycling should be a safe and fun way for everyone to get around the Greater Philadelphia Area.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The Regional Organizer will report to the Executive Director and serve as a member of both the Policy and Development Team. This position will have responsibility to organize constituents in the suburbs around our Circuit Coalition efforts, a project funded by the William Penn Foundation. This individual should anticipate traveling throughout the eight county suburbs for meetings, trainings and forums to educate and engage our current and future partners. In addition this individual will be responsible for the bulk of the communication efforts directed to our suburban influence and will assist in the development of a new technical assistance program and membership engagement strategy.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Regional Organizer will be responsible for:
o Online organizing as it relates to communications around the Circuit and our Suburban work
o Organize our regional community around the Circuit:
o Designing public outreach strategies to develop and build public support; o Working with regional agencies to promote implementation;
o Presenting at public meetings, city agencies and the press;
o Research policies and statistics as needed for advocacy campaigns and reports.
o Keep up-to-date on transportation projects, particularly bike and pedestrian projects, in the DVRPC region.
o Performing general office duties, attending meetings, assist with appointments and calendars.
o Working with the organization’s development department to assist with fundraising strategies as it relates to our members in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Reside in or have familiarity with the surrounding PA and NJ counties of Philadelphia (preferred).
Comfortable presenting information to and engaging large groups with humor and enthusiasm.
Comfortable presenting information to municipal and elected officials, in person or at public
Ability to deliver succinct and compelling advocacy messages in media interviews.
Ability to write and speak in a professional, friendly and accurate manner.
Ability to complete work in an unstructured and informal environment with limited supervision.
Strong business writing, data entry, and office skills. Experience with Google Docs, donor management software, email marketing software, social media, and MS Office.
Basic knowledge of bicycle infrastructure / familiar with NACTO design guide.
Understanding of google map and/or GIS experience a plus.
Ability to work some weekend and evening hours.
A strong commitment to the Bicycle Coalition’s mission.
A professional appearance and manner.
Interested Candidates should send a resume, cover letter and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Monday, April 10th at 5 PM.
For the full job description, go to http://bicyclecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Regional-Organizer_20170327.pdf