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Project Assistant – Silver Spring, MD

Organization: Communities for Transit

Position Title: Project Assistant

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. $27,000 – $30,000.

Application Deadline: June 17, 2013.

Posted On: June 4, 2013.

Organization Overview:

Communities for Transit (CFT) is a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to public education to cultivate and haness enthusiasm for transit and smart growth to build support for a planned rapid transit network in Montgomery County, Maryland. CFT will employ a range of strategies to catalyze support for making Montgomery County a national leader in using transit systems to transform “urbanizing” suburbs from congested, auto-centric neighborhoods into more environmentally and financially sustainble communities.

Description:

Communities for Transit is seeking a full-time project assistant to help the organization’s executive director and program director implement projects to advance the organization’s public education and organizational development goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain CFT’s contact databases
  • Develop content for CFT’s blog, fact sheets, and social media accounts
  • Catalog research and media regarding existing transit systems around the world
  • Assist in new research projects relating to the proposed rapid transit network
  • Create public education materials that are responsive to a wide variety of audiences and concerns
  • Organize logistics and outreach around CFT’s public education events and community discussions
  • Administer office and organizational functions as needed on a day-to-day basis
  • Implement fundraising projects to sustain CFT’s efforts into the future

Qualifications:

  • Passion for transit, smart growth, planning, and/or environmental issues strongly preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with mass email communications, social media, and/or web development
  • Ability to self-start and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fast learner with attention to detail and ability to turn-around projects on quick timelines
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Demonstrated comfort conducting public education campaigns, particularly for diverse communities, including youths, renters, immigrants, businesses, environmentalists, etc.
  • Experience working in a 501(c)(3) non-profit environment or other community-facing organization preferred.

How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and references to dmoon@communitiesfortransit.org.

Contact Information: 

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Job URL: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/tHBNBC2sgCH4/

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