Employment

Transit for Livable Communities & St. Paul Smart Trips depend 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 merged 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

Position Summary:

The Community Organizer position coordinates grassroots member and community outreach activities and coordinates the implementation of those activities. Additionally, this position works closely with other departments and staff to execute specific campaigns in accordance with the organizational mission.

Work this year will most likely include supporting phone banking and member events within targeted areas of the metro, community events within the Frogtown and East Side neighborhoods of Saint Paul, and walking, biking, transit engagement at colleges and universities in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary & Compensation: $32,000-$37,000. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience and competitive with similar nonprofits. Benefits include health and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, short-term/long-term disability, life insurance, bus pass

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivates relationships with individuals and allied organizations, with a focus on engaging transit, bicycling, and walking allies.
  • Builds and mobilizes a base of local supporters 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.

Experience and 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 organizational skills, attention to detail, and strategic thinking desired
  • Comfort with meeting new people and striking up conversations
  • Existing understanding of walking, biking, and transit as modes of transportation desired
  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • 1+ years of community organizing or related experience
  • Language proficiency in Hmong, Spanish, Somali desired

Additional Info:

  • Mentors, coaches, and develops staff.
  • Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development to keep current in the latest trends.
  • Carries out other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Director of Programs.
  • Adheres to Organizational Values: Visionary Leadership: We look beyond the status quo to imagine new possibilities; Equity: We value a transportation system that affords all people economic opportunity and inclusion in community life; Community Engagement: We believe the best solutions are achieved by careful listening, shared learning, and empowered collaboration; Excellence: We are guided by rigorous research, innovative thinking, and community dialogue; Stewardship: We value responsible use of public investment and our shared natural resources to preserve these assets for future generations.

Organization Summary:

Transit for Livable Communities and St. Paul Smart Trips recently joined forces to create the largest transportation advocacy nonprofit in the state. Based in St. Paul, we are working to ensure every Minnesotan has access to transportation options that are safe, affordable, sustainable, and healthy. Our team is hard-working, mission-driven, collaborative, and fun. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a flexible work environment.

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

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 70-75% indoor work in an office environment with seasonal outdoor activities. Work will include meetings outside the office and supporting organizational events, 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.

Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@smart-trips.org. Position open until filled. Please include “Community Organizer search” in the subject line of your email application.