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Policy Outreach Manager, Rail to Trails Conservancy – Washington, DC

Organization: Rail to Trails Conservancy

Position Title: Policy Outreach Manager

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: Rail to Trails Conservancy, a national nonprofit trails, walking and bicycling advocacy organization, is actively recruiting for a Manager of Policy Outreach for our Policy division. This is a fantastic job opportunity for those with a strong background and interest in active transportation issues.

Duties: Build and support advocacy coalitions with a variety of strategic partners, including development officials, local business leaders and elected officials, at the state and local levels; organize and develop policy campaigns to support state and local policies funding trail and active-transportation networks;  track important policy developments at the local and state level around active-transportation and identify opportunities to create visibility for RTC initiatives; manage a web-based advocacy network for trail and active transportation activists; resourceful and creative communicator with online and in-person grassroots organizing skills to play a key role in building a movement for active transportation. For a detailed job announcement, go to our website at www.railtrails.org, and then click careers at the bottom of the page.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, such as planning or political science, with 3 or more years direct work experience. Understanding of transportation policies; organizing coalitions; policy and legislation, and a passion for trails, walking, and biking; must have excellent written/verbal communications skills; grassroots organizing experience. Computer skills: MS Word, and data base.

How to Apply: Please use one form of transmitting your resume. No phone calls please unless selected for an interview. Recruiters please do not contact our offices. Interviews will begin around the last week of June.

Mail, fax or email cover letter, résumé and three professional references to: Elton A. Clark, Human Resources Manager, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, The Duke Ellington Building, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037;

Email: elton@railstotrails.org; Fax: 202.223.9257.

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