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Job


Location: Boston, MA

Project Manager, Transit + Streets

Salary: $60 -70K

Closing: August 8, 2022

What We're Looking For
LivableStreets seeks a highly motivated full-time project manager to advance LivableStreets programs including Vision Zero, Community Engagement, Great Neighborhoods, and Transit.

Who We Are and What We Do
For more than 15 years LivableStreets has been transforming Metro Boston’s streets by advocating for innovative and equitable transportation solutions that are safe, affordable, and enjoyable - making our community more connected and more livable for everyone.

What the Project Manager will do
Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Project Manager will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from engaging with municipal and state officials to advance critical transportation issues, to developing advocacy materials and campaigns.

Specifically, the Project Manager will

  • Develop and lead advocacy campaigns for municipal projects and policy changes in Metro Boston.
    • Municipal project advocacy includes working along several corridors to engage residents, business owners, and community partners around opportunities for improved transportation choices, including bus priority, safer pedestrian and bike infrastructure, and making the case to decision-makers.
    • Policy advocacy includes working with entities such as the MBTA, MPO, MassDOT, and DCR to impact policy decisions.
  • Build and maintain trusting and authentic relationships with key stakeholders including municipal and agency staff, municipal and state electeds, advocacy and community partners.
  • Write comment letters and letters of support in response to planning initiatives, project proposals, and State and Municipal budgets.
  • Coordinate and connect partners, programs, and initiatives to support the LivableStreets goal of holistic, inclusive, and just street changes.
  • Participate in local steering committees and task forces relevant to LivableStreets initiatives.
  • Craft action alerts, fact sheets, reports, media statements, and communication materials to support our advocacy agenda.
  • Represent LivableStreets at public events, meetings, and with the press.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Developing and managing municipal contracts to expand and build upon our burgeoning technical assistance program.
  • Working with the Executive Director in developing and cultivating effective partnerships, foundation, corporate, and donor support.
  • Evening events, occasional weekend events, and local travel are a responsibility for this position.

Ideal Candidate
Minimum 3 year of relevant work experience Some knowledge of topics relevant to LivableStreets work including land use, housing, transportation and open space best practices and policies Ability to execute on a number of diverse projects simultaneously; comfort with taking initiative and creatively resolve problems Experience working in low-income and communities of color Strong communication skills, written, visual and verbal Language proficiency in a second language; Spanish speaking and writing skills preferred Fundraising and/or previous non-profit campaign management experience a plus

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter + resume to careers@livablestreets.info. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Monday, August 8, 2022.