Molly Nichols, the current Director of PPT, will be moving with her family to Tacoma, Washington this summer. We are acting very quickly to hire a new director, aiming for a June start date, which would allow for some overlap with Molly to ease the transition.
Job description is below. Please submit resume and 1 page cover letter asap to email@example.com. Review will begin April 10th. We are especially interested in candidates who have some experience with Pittsburghers for Public Transit or grassroots organizing in Pittsburgh.
Position Description for Pittsburghers for Public Transit Director
Pittsburghers for Public Transit, a project of The Thomas Merton Center, is a grassroots organization of public transit riders, workers, and residents who defend and expand public transit. We mobilize action for equitable, affordable, and sustainable transportation systems.
PPT is seeking a full-time director to start in June of 2017. The Director, in consultation with the coordinating committee (board of 11 members), leads the organization to achieve its mission and vision. For more information on PPT: www.pittsburghforpublictransit.org
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Manage staff (1 full-time community organizer), fellows, and interns
- Recruit and maintain active and involved coordinating committee, to whom the Director reports (The Thomas Merton Center director is on the committee)
- Oversee community campaigns for adequate, affordable, and sustainable transit service
- Oversee all organizational communications, outreach, and member engagement
- Serve as primary media contact
- Lead all fundraising, grant writing, and grant management
- Maintain the budget
- Direct development of research plans and goals
- Build coalitions with other organizations to advocate for improved transportation and land use
- Engage policy experts, agency officials, and elected officials on transportation issues
- Organized, responsible, and independent self-starter with the ability to identify new opportunities, while effectively using existing resources
- At least 3-5 years of experience in grassroots community organizing
- At least 1-2 years experience managing staff and operations
- Proven ability to work as part of a team and to handle fast paced situations
- Strong and effective communication skills (public speaking, writing, etc.)
- Values self-improvement, open to giving and receiving feedback
- Passionate about public transit, labor, environmental justice, and equity.
- Believes in the power of collective action to bring about systemic change
- Experience working in an environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation and physical ability is an important institutional value
- Willingness to work flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
- Willingness to travel throughout Allegheny County
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive, and a willingness to develop additional skills as needed.
The Thomas Merton Center is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Salary: 45,000 plus health benefits
Please submit resume and 1-page cover letter asap to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review will begin April 10th. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience with Pittsburghers for Public Transit or grassroots organizing in Pittsburgh.