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Field Director

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811 1st Ave, Ste 626
Seattle
United States

Job Description:
The Field Director is a key part of the staff leadership team and helps to develop organizational and program strategy. The Field Director is responsible for building public support for our agenda; developing messages; running the grassroots component of legislative, issue-based, and ballot measure campaigns; conducting educational outreach; organizing coalition partners around our priorities; directing volunteers and interacting with the media. This is a senior staff position. Flexible schedule with some night and weekend work required. Modest monthly travel also required.

About TCC
Transportation Choices Coalition is a statewide non-profit advocacy organization working to expand transportation choices for everyone. Based in Seattle, we promote improving the quality of life for all Washingtonians by providing the state's residents with a better mix of transportation choices including bus and rail transit, intercity trains, carpools, vanpools, ferries, bicycle and pedestrian investments and commute trip reduction strategies.
Field Director Responsibilities:
Education
• Conduct education and outreach activities in counties throughout Washington.
• Organize and perform outreach for Transportation 101 programs throughout the year.
• Organize Transportation Choices’ monthly lunchtime ‘Friday Forums’ throughout the year.
• Build broad coalitions to advocate for transportation choices. Past coalition efforts have included environmental groups, labor unions, businesses, advocates of people with disabilities, community organizations and public sector agencies.

Field
• Maintain and aggressively build Transportation Choices' grassroots capacity in targeted districts.
• Organize events including Transportation Advocacy Day, election events/forums, and small community based fundraisers.
• Develop and manage field strategies for statewide and local campaigns including legislative, issue-based, and ballot measure campaigns.
• Oversee outreach to Transportation Choices’ members and field contacts via e-mail action alerts, mail and phone banks.
• Represent Transportation Choices at state and national field coalition meetings.
• Respond to citizen and member inquiries including policy, field, and volunteer requests.

Communications
• Collaborate with other staff on program and organizational strategy.
• Provide assistance raising funds from individuals and member organizations.
• Manage a number of e-mail list serves and work with the TCC webmaster on website content.
• Conduct media outreach, including letters to the editor, media outreach for local campaigns, and communications coordination for other TCC led coalitions.

Primary Qualifications:
• Experience developing and implementing grassroots campaign strategies.
• A self-starter who is comfortable working in a team environment, collaborating with coalition partners and working with volunteers.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple tasks.
• Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
• Proficient computer skills including comfort with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web and e-mail software.
• Persuasive public speaker.
• Strong writing, editing and presentation skills.

Secondary Qualifications
• Staff and/or volunteer management experience.
• Familiarity and interest in transportation, land use and/or related issues.
• Experience dealing with the media.
• Strategic planning experience.
• Fundraising experience.
• Experience with graphic design

COMPENSATION
Salary will be based upon experience. Competitive benefits package including excellent health care and dental, retirement matching, sterling vacation policy, and transit pass. Women, people of color, and individuals from under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment at TCC is based upon individual qualifications without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical, or mental disability, marital, or veteran status, political ideology, gender identity, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social/recreational programs.

TO APPLY
Submit cover letter and resume, by email to Carrie Dolwick, Policy Director at [email protected] ; indicate “Field Director Application” in the subject line. Position closes on October 5. For more information about TCC, visit www.transportationchoices.org

Location

811 1st Ave, Ste 626
Seattle
United States