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-> APPLY FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

If you are working to make streets safer or to increase access to playgrounds and parks so that children and families in your community can have more opportunities for physical activity – we can help! The Safe Routes to School National Partnership can assist your efforts to make your community a place where kids can easily be active and healthy. We are offering free technical assistance to successful applicants working in underserved communities on campaigns to obtain shared use agreements, Complete Streets policies, or other policies in support of walking, bicycling and Safe Routes to School. Technical assistance can range from providing resources, to assisting with the creation of campaign plans and platforms, to developing communications strategies and coaching to ensure a successful campaign.

Deadline: September 26, 2014 by 5 pm ET
http://bit.ly/18OHqxe

-> $1,000 MINI-GRANTS, NATIONAL CENTER FOR SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND SCHWINN'S HELMETS ON HEADS PROGRAM

The National Center for Safe Routes to School and Schwinn's Helmets on Heads program are teaming up to provide 25 $1,000 mini-grants to 25 schools across the country. These mini-grants support a common goal of both organizations: to support educators, communities and families in encouraging children to safely bike to school. These funds can be used to fund activities ranging from the nuts and bolts to help start or sustain bicycling programs, to new, inspiring ideas that explore the range of benefits of safe bicycling.

Deadline: October 22, 2014
http://bit.ly/1DhUahc

-> APPLICATION, ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEST COMMUNITY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, NEW MOBILITY WEST

New Mobility West will provide four rounds of direct technical assistance to communities across the Rocky Mountain West to address specific challenges or opportunities at the nexus of transportation and community development. Community Assistance must be related to the following common challenges: state highways as main streets; local capital improvement planning and investment; and reshaping commercial corridors.

Deadline: December 5, 2014. Recommended, though not required, to contact Jillian Sutherland (http://bit.ly/1BL7F7k) or call 970.928.3411before submitting an application.
http://bit.ly/1DhScgF

-> JOB - COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER, AMERICA WALKS, WASHINGTON, DC

America Walks is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as the daily manager of communications for America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative. The position will manage all elements of communications, work to improve messaging to increase walking and improve walkability, and manage the Communication and Marketing work group of the Collaborative. This person will also serve as our liaison in Washington DC, attending key partnership and lobby meetings. This person will work from their home office, but must be a strong team player in order to collaborate with staff and organizational partners to grow the national walking movement and build awareness about the importance of walking and walkability among individuals and organizations. This staff person will also help promote Office of the Surgeon General's proposed Call to Action on Walking and Walkability.

Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis until September 21, 2014
http://bit.ly/1sj9AZV

-> JOB – COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, SAFE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER (SAFETREC), BERKELEY, CA

SafeTREC at UC Berkeley is one of the oldest and largest traffic safety centers in the US... and is partnership involving the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies in the College of Engineering at UCB. SafeTREC's mission is to reduce injury and death caused by traffic crashes through education, research and programing... The communications program at SafeTREC uses a wide variety of media (website, e-newsletters, e-alerts, social media, printed flyers, news stories) to communicate our work to a wide-ranging audience. SafeTREC also conducts online seminars. The communications manager requires a leader who is self-motivated, willing to work directly with members of the public, as well as directly with SafeTREC researchers and staff, to keep current on research programs within the organization, along with tracking the leading sources of California and national information (e.g., TRB APHA, Caltrans, SHSP, various blogs, websites, Twitter feeds, etc.) and sharing it as appropriate with SafeTREC staff, networking with the overall traffic safety community and posting items on websites, in newsletters and various social media outlets. 

Deadline: September 23, 2014
http://bit.ly/1skCvNf

-> JOB - COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, PORTLAND (OR) BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's Public Information Manager (PIM) is responsible for managing all internal and external messaging. This includes managing all communications staff, public relations, media relations and coordinating community relations team members to ensure appropriate messaging that builds and sustains the bureau's reputation for quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. The PIM is also responsible for developing communications plans and strategies that align with internal short- and long-term plans that effectively demonstrate the bureau's progress against established performance metrics, and showcase the bureau's role in enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life in the City.  The PIM works closely with top executives and elected officials to ensure messaging is consistent and tailored to targeted audiences.  The PIM may act as a principal spokesperson for the bureau in responding to inquiries from the media and the public and is expected to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of intergovernmental and community issues and sensitivities.

Deadline: Applications accepted, on-line, until 75 applications have been received or 4:30 pm, on Friday, September 26, 2014
http://bit.ly/Xe5ZUn

-> JOB – TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANT PLANNER, CAMBRIDGE, MA

The Transportation Assistant Planner will assist with and manage a variety of multi-modal transportation community/school outreach, planning, and infrastructure projects that further the City's transportation goals through innovative ideas and best practices in sustainable transportation planning, design and community engagement.  This person will be a member of an eleven person team within the Environmental and Transportation Planning division of the Community Development Department, doing innovative and collaborative work with other City departments with a focus on schools and also including regional, state and federal transportation agencies, institutions and community members. Primary responsibilities will be in three main areas: Safe Routes to School, the Parking and Transportation Demand Management Ordinance, and the Bicycle Parking Program.

Deadline: October 2, 2014
http://bit.ly/1qerAmq

-> COMPLETE STREETS FELLOW - SMART GROWTH AMERICA, CHICAGO, IL

The Complete Streets Fellow will support the work of Smart Growth America's National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of prominent national organizations working for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies across the country. The Fellow will be an integral part of the team. Core responsibilities include: researching and drafting new resources and case studies; supporting the development and planning of events and workshops; and producing compelling content for our blog, newsletter, and social media.

Deadline: None provided (position posted on September 5)
http://bit.ly/1qW4WnR

-> ECONOMIC ANALYSIS FELLOW – SMART GROWTH AMERICA, WASHINGTON, DC

Smart Growth America seeks an Economic Analysis Fellow to assist with in-depth studies and technical assistance on local government fiscal and economic development issues related to smart growth and land use. The Fellow will also work with the George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis on a variety of projects in the areas of economic and fiscal analysis and walkable urbanism, performing technically-oriented public policy research. The primary responsibilities involve: Assembling data and preparing in form suitable for analysis; working with spreadsheets, GIS, statistical packages, or other modeling tools; and assisting in the drafting of reports, briefs, and memoranda related to the research program.

Deadline: Applications are open immediately and will be accepted on a rolling basis. The position is available for an immediate start.
http://bit.ly/1m99RSK

-> JOB – DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES, NEW YORK, NY

Transportation Alternatives is a nationally renowned non-profit focused on transportation issues in New York City. T.A.'s work is supported by more than 12,000 dues-paying members and a network of 100,000 supporters. T.A. is committed to reclaiming New York City's streets for people by ensuring that every New Yorker has safe space to walk and bike and access to public transportation. T.A. is a fast-growing and dynamic organization, with an annual budget of approximately $3.6 million raised from individual, foundation and corporate donors and from fundraising events. To help lead these efforts, T.A. is seeking and experienced fundraising professional to become its next Development Director. The Development Director will lead and direct all of T.A.'s fundraising efforts, with direct responsibility for major gifts, foundation grants, and gala events, and oversight responsibility for corporate sponsorship, membership, and T.A.'s annual bike tours.

Deadline: None Provided
http://bit.ly/1oZRQl3

-> 11 JOBS, ALTA PLANNING + DESIGN, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

If you have a passion for creating healthy communities and want to be surrounded by others who are dedicated to the same cause, Alta may be the place for you. Use the links below to apply for a position. If you are having problems, contact HR@altaplanning.com. There are currently 11 jobs open.

http://bit.ly/1jbgjF9

-> 6 JOBS, TOOLE DESIGN GROUP, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

We are always interested in hearing from talented, qualified candidates and students in planning, engineering, and landscape architecture who are passionate about multimodal transportation. For those interested in future positions or internships please send letters of interest and qualifications to hr@tooledesign.com. There are currently 6 jobs open.

http://bit.ly/15shbA4

-> 2 JOBS + INTERNSHIPS, SAM SCHWARTZ ENGINEERING, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

SSE continues to experience tremendous growth, even when other engineering firms are downsizing. How do we do it? By hiring exceptional people. Our employees come from the best programs. They are bright, creative and extremely talented. They love what they do and are excited about being a part of some the best traffic and transportation projects in the world. There are currently 2 jobs and internships open.

http://bit.ly/ZpcYLO

-> 18 JOBS + 1 INTERNSHIP, FEHR & PEERS, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

http://bit.ly/1jPQje4

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