Employment

Transit for Livable Communities depends on a talented, mission-driven team to create positive change in Minnesota. Our staff are respected members of their fields. Every day, they bring an essential breadth of skills and experience to our work with members, allies, and community partners. Our interns add value to our work throughout the year, assisting with outreach, programming, research, and special projects.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Embedding equity in organizational practices is a core value at our organization, resulting in culturally inclusive services, materials, resources, and programs. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through different backgrounds and perspectives.

Current Career and Internship Opportunities

Reports Directly to: Director of Advancement

Status: Full Time

On January 1, 2017, Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips joined forces as a merged nonprofit organization. Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips share a deep commitment to expanding equitable, sustainable, and multimodal transportation options in Minnesota. Through advocacy, outreach, and innovative programming, our merged organization seeks to advance transit, bicycling, walking, and sharing across the Twin Cities region and beyond and to ensure underserved groups have a voice in transportation decision-making.

The Manager of Development and Member Engagement, working in close collaboration with both the Executive Director and Director of Advancement, leads the development and implementation of the merged organization’s fundraising plan, including support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and through contract work. In addition, this position oversees the member engagement activities of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fund Development

• Develops and manages the annual fundraising plan and budget. Tracks and reports on contributed income by source.

• Oversees prospect research from foundations, government, individuals, corporations, and other sources. Cultivates relationships with funders. Oversees grant writing and reporting.

• Manages existing and new funding sources to meet the fundraising goals of organization.

• Develops and manages appeals for corporate and individual giving to meet annual fundraising goals, including donor cultivation. Manage events or other activities related to donor cultivation.

• Ensures that internal systems for donor tracking and engagement meet standards for confidentiality and promptness.

• Works closely with the Director of Finance and Administration and Office Manager to maintain accurate records.

• Prepares the Executive Director and Director of Advancement for effective individual and corporate fundraising activities and to nurture relationships with various funding sources.

• Works with the Board of Directors on development and donor engagement.

Member Engagement

• Develops, implements, and oversees the organization’s member engagement program.

• Leads the implementation of a plan to engage members with the goal of retaining current members, recruiting new members, and helping individuals and allied organizations successfully advocate for transportation options programs and pathways at the local, regional, and state level.

• Provides opportunities for members to impact the goals of the organization by coordinating opportunities for members to engage directly on issues.

Financial Responsibilities

• Adheres to departmental budget objectives.

General

• Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development to keep current in the latest trends in fund development/member engagement. As necessary, attends professional meetings and seminars at the local, regional, or state level to keep abreast of happenings and developments in related matters.

• Carries out other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Executive Director.

Position Qualifications

• 5+ years of leadership experience in implementing and managing fund development initiatives.

• Exceptional communications skills, including highly effective writing skills.

• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and strategic thinking.

• Ability to contribute to a collaborative team environment.

• Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and experience in cross-cultural collaboration, including the ability to discuss individual and systemic inequity and its impact on this work.

• Existing understanding of walking, biking, and transit as modes of transportation, and sensitivity to the way transportation issues affect peoples’ lives and communities is desired.

• Previous nonprofit experience in a transportation-related area is a plus.

Location: This position is housed at the Transit for Livable Communities-St. Paul Smart Trips office at University and Raymond Avenues in Saint Paul, Minnesota. METRO Green Line trains and Metro Transit bus routes 16, 63, 67, and 87 conveniently serve our location. Bike parking is available. Seasonally, a Nice Ride bike-sharing station is less than one block away.

Compensation: Salary for this full-time position is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar nonprofits. Benefits package includes: health and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, multimodal commuter benefits, and a flexible work environment.

To apply: Email one PDF document with cover letter and resume to jenniferh@tlcminnesota.org. The posting will remain open until filled. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The newly merged organization of Transit for Livable Communities & St. Paul Smart Trips is an equal opportunity employer.

Reports Directly to: Director of Programs

Status: Full Time

The Community Organizer will be responsible for supporting TLC/Smart Trips to build and maintain relationships with targeted neighborhoods and corridors in the metro region. The organizer position will coordinate and implement grassroots outreach activities.

Current programs include: St. Paul Women on Bikes, which works to make it safer and easier to ride a bike in St. Paul through advocacy, education, and fun; Smart Trips Neighborhoods, which aims to increase walking and biking rates in a targeted neighborhood – currently working in District 1 on the East Side of St. Paul; Riverview Corridor, which connects with local residents, community organizations, and business owners along West 7th Street and Highland, encouraging them to get involved and speak out about what they want to see as the planning process moves forward.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Cultivates relationships with individuals and allied organizations, with a focus on listening to community needs and creating a shared vision for how we can be allies in relation to increasing access to transit, bicycling, and walking with targeted locations.

• Builds a base of residents to mobilize support in key areas through various activities designed to educate and inform about multimodal transportation (e.g. local events, letters to the editor, direct outreach, phone banking).

• Works to identify and engage local champions (e.g. local elected officials, county engineers, local transit agencies, community leaders).

• Plans and conducts events.

• Assists in the planning and hosting of regular campaign meetings.

• Assists the communications team with education and outreach via campaign website, social media, action alerts, and other communications to organizations, supporters, etc.

• Activates and grows the member base.

• Recruits and manages volunteers.

Position Qualifications

• Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and experience in cross-cultural collaboration, including the ability to discuss individual and systemic inequity and its impact on this work.

• Strong interpersonal skills, especially being a good listener

• Energetic and self-motivated .

• Able to establish and meet project deadlines

• Comfort with meeting new people and striking up conversations

• Existing understanding of walking, biking, and transit as modes of transportation desired

• 1+ years of community organizing or related experience.

• Language proficiency in Hmong, Spanish, Somali desired.


Location:
This position is housed at the Transit for Livable Communities-St. Paul Smart Trips office at University and Raymond Avenues in Saint Paul, Minnesota. METRO Green Line trains and Metro Transit bus routes 16, 63, 67, and 87 conveniently serve our location. Bike parking is available. Seasonally, a Nice Ride bike-sharing station is less than one block away.

Working conditions: Work involves 85-90% indoor work in an office environment with seasonal outdoor activities. Work will include meetings outside the office, primarily at locations within the Twin Cities metro. Position involves lifting, pushing, pulling, and loading equipment up to 50 pounds. Equipment used includes, but is not limited to, general office and presentation equipment including telephone, desktop computer, laptop computer, printer, copier, LCD projector and fax machine.

Salary Range: $32,000 – $39,000 or commensurate with experience

Compensation: Salary for this full-time position is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar nonprofits. Benefits package includes: health and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, multimodal commuter benefits, and a flexible work environment.

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to emma@smart-trips.org. Please include “Community Organizer search” in the subject line of your email application. The position will remain open until filled.

The newly merged organization of Transit for Livable Communities & St. Paul Smart Trips is an equal opportunity employer.