TRANSIT ADVOCACY COORDINATOR
Organization: Propel ATL
Job Title: Transit Advocacy Coordinator
Reports to: Senior Advocacy & Engagement Manager
Job type: Full-time salary, exempt
Compensation: $42,000 - $45,300 + benefits including remote work stipend
Location: Fully remote workplace, candidates must reside in MARTA service area at time of employment
Do you want to work to make Atlanta’s streets and transit systems work better for people? Do you want to help build a city with streets that are safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll?
Propel ATL, formerly the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, seeks a Transit Advocacy Coordinator to join our energetic and focused staff.
We’re looking for a team member with a demonstrated enthusiasm for our mission and vision, and a commitment to our guiding principles — particularly the principles related to social and racial justice. Guided by the big-picture goals of our strategic plan, the ideal candidate will be able to adeptly manage the breadth of their responsibilities as an essential member of our Advocacy and Engagement Teams.
Our staff relies on accountability and collaboration to achieve effectiveness. Top candidates for this position exercise exemplary critical thinking skills, thrive in a dynamic environment, and are comfortable working in a small organization.
Propel ATL is committed to the career development of each staff member and provides an abundance of leadership opportunities.
The Transit Advocacy Coordinator will advance our strategic goal to make transit work better for people and elevate Propel ATL’s status as an effective transit advocacy organization. Fulfilling this position will entail the following key responsibilities in addition to other assignments as new priorities emerge:
- Inform and support planning, implementation, and evaluation of all transit advocacy efforts, including the transit elements of our policy agenda, advocacy and engagement initiatives, and campaigns.
- Fulfill transit campaign tactics in coordination with the Advocacy and Engagement Teams, our board’s Policy and Infrastructure Committee, transit advocacy coalition partners, and community advocates.
- Organize and support a diverse coalition of organizations, community advocates, and other stakeholders to advocate for transit service improvements and projects that prioritize equitable outcomes.
- Generate and maintain compelling content to support transit advocacy initiatives and campaigns, including storytelling that amplifies the experiences of transit riders.
- Attend transit agency meetings related to our transit advocacy priorities and effectively communicate pertinent insights to the Advocacy Team.
- Effectively communicate ideas, priorities, challenges, concerns, and other feedback expressed by transit coalition partners and community advocates to the appropriate internal team members
- Ensure all transit advocacy efforts align with our guiding principles and The Untokening’s Principles of Mobility Justice
- Has been involved in coalition building, community advocacy, and community/civic engagement initiatives for one or more years
- Has effectively worked with and on behalf of individuals and communities most impacted by ongoing racial injustices, systemic oppression, and racial disparities
- Is practiced at organizing and facilitating community/stakeholder meetings
- Has created compelling public-facing persuasive content — especially written — such as website content, newsletters, and social media content, and email campaigns
- Has regularly ridden transit
- Has used collaborative project management platforms and digital tools to generate and present work products, organize work, and manage relationships
- Is knowledgeable about how local transit systems and agencies work
- Recognizes why transit access is key to advancing equity and mobility justice
- Is current on transit issues, especially their local context
- Is familiar with metro Atlanta’s local political and civic landscape
- Is familiar with Atlanta’s communities, community institutions, and neighborhoods
- Recognizes and understands Atlanta’s history — especially its racial disparities and record of “intentional harm perpetrated by white supremacist policies and actions”¹
¹The Untokening’s Principles of Mobility Justice
- Is resourceful, self-directed, impact-focused, and enlists critical thinking skills to solve problems
- Exercises political acumen
- Has exemplary organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage and deliver on multiple priorities at once in a dynamic environment
- Is passionate about the transformative potential of transit for equity, climate, health, and access to opportunity
- Has an enthusiastic and positive attitude about systems change and community perspectives
- Is service-oriented and highly collaborative
- Is approachable, accountable, and comfortable exchanging constructive feedback
Workplace and Benefits
Fully remote. Requires some evenings and weekends as well as in-person engagements as necessary for the responsibilities of the position.
In addition to approximately 10 recognized holidays, Propel ATL closes operations for one week in mid July and one week at the end of each year in late December.
REMOTE WORK STIPEND
Staff receives a work from home reimbursement as a fixed amount each pay period.
Employer pays 50% of each employee’s medical insurance premium, in addition to partial dental and vision, and fully covered basic life and long-term disability insurance.
Annual paid holidays include:
- two weeks (one in summer, one in winter).
- approximately 10 recognized holidays.
- four floating days.
- Vacation accrues at the rate of eight hours per 160 hours worked.
- Each staff member receives 72 hours of annual wellness leave.
- Family and bereavement leave policies are provided.
Each staff member receives bi-weekly career development support from their direct supervisor. Staff also has access to and is encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities.
Propel ATL aims to foster an environment that recognizes, respects and values different backgrounds and talents. We do not discriminate in our staff, board, volunteers, volunteer committees, or recipients of services, and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected category. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Apply for this Opportunity
Email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Transit Advocacy Coordinator” in the subject line. In your cover letter, let us know how you became aware of this job opportunity, what resonates most with you from our mission, vision, and guiding principles, and your understanding of why transit access is key to advancing equity and mobility justice. Include any details that uniquely qualify you for this position. If you need accommodations to make our hiring process more accessible to you, please be in touch and we will respond accordingly.
This job was updated on November 1, 2022. Applications are reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled.