The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks a strategic community organizer to lead our program to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the Washington Region within the decade. (Learn more about our Vision Zero campaign here.)
Traffic fatalities are preventable. For too long, we have been conditioned to accept that crashes on our roads are the inevitable price we pay for convenient and efficient transportation. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We know how to design roads to be so safe that even when people make mistakes, no one gets killed. We know what kinds of traffic laws and enforcement make the streets safer for all users. What we need is the public support to implement these solutions. That’s where you come in.
The Vision Zero Campaign Coordinator will act as a community organizer, mobilizing support to keep the District moving forward with commitments to Vision Zero, and support neighboring jurisdictions to make their own Vision Zero commitments. The Coordinator will work to build better relationships between the bicycling community and law enforcement.
Vision Zero Coordinator Job Activities:
Vision Zero Advocacy
- Build community support for Vision Zero through Safe Street workshops, days of action, neighborhood safety audits, and other community engagement activities;
- Analyze publicly available crash data to produce think pieces and reports that support our advocacy for safer streets;
- Act as a resource to victims of crashes through the WABA Crash Tracker;
- Organize “What to do after a crash” and other relevant community workshops;
- Help organize a regional Vision Zero summit
Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience or background in the following:
- Grassroots or community organizing
- Event planning
- Commitment to equity and social justice
- Policy or legal work (preferred, not required)
- Experience working with a regional transportation department or planning agency (preferred, not required)
Additional required skills:
- Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
- Technological fluency. The coordinator will create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with our members and the public via a myriad of online organizing tools, including WordPress and Salsa. The advocacy team uses Google office tools (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office tools to collaborate on work.
Washington Area Bicyclist Association works to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
The salary for qualified candidates is mid-40s. The position is full-time. Benefits include employer covered health/dental insurance, generous flex and comp time policy, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, fun working environment, and WABA’s 403(b) retirement program.
The position is based in the WABA office in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.
How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to Tamara Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Vision Zero Campaign Coordinator” in the subject line. In your application materials, please help us understand how you would contribute to the diversity of WABA’s staff, and let us know where you learned about the position.
If you are selected for an interview, we will request three writing samples, one persuasive and one policy analysis.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please, no phone calls.