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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Open Streets" Manager Job Posting

Active Transportation Alliance
Position: Open Streets Project Manager

The Active Transportation Alliance is looking for a full time Project Manager to develop a strategic plan that will make “Open Streets” a regular and sustainable program in Chicago. Open Street’s goals are to connect communities and promote physical activity. Open Streets closing arterial streets to car traffic and opening it to residents of all ages and abilities to safely walk, bike, run, skate, and roll.

The Open Streets Stakeholders is a collaborative between the Active Transportation Alliance, five grassroots organizations and the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC). The collaborative has piloted three events over two years. The Project Manager will work closely with key Open Streets Stakeholders to develop a strategic plan that seeks to win broader support for the program and to expand its reach both in length and frequency.

This position will be available for a minimum of one year starting January 2011 and will work under the supervision of the Active Transportation Alliance Director of Outreach and Advocacy.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop short and long term sponsorship packages for both small and large scale events.
  • Directs, coordinates and solicits sponsorship for Open Streets.
  • Solicit sponsorships to meet or exceed budget set by the Stakeholders Committee
  • Expand partners and stakeholders with business, community based, and civic organizations
  • Develop strategic partnerships with city agencies
  • Assist with developing media messages
  • Work with experts to design effective evaluation tools
  • Communicate with the national Open Streets network
  • 2-3 years experience in corporate relations, marketing, strategic planning or sponsorships
  • At least one year of major event planning
  • Experience building coalitions and partnerships .
  • Experience developing and conducting presentations.
  • Compelling personal presence and the ability to convey the agency’s mission and ideas effectively to diverse audiences: government, civic and business leaders.
  • Commitment to encouraging physical activity through walking, biking and transit.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of Chicago area government a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • General understanding of community organizing principles.
Salary and benefits:
Salary contingent upon experience and skills. The Active Transportation Alliance offers a progressive benefit program that includes health, dental, and retirement options. We are an equal opportunity employer; women, persons with disabilities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
Submit resume, cover letter and work portfolio to, Director of Outreach and Advocacy, Active Transportation Alliance. Please include “Open Streets Manager” in the subject line.

Resumes will be accepted until November 19, 2010.

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