The Shared-Use Mobility Center is currently recruiting for the following positions:


Program Director – Chicago, IL

Position Details: Full-time position

Reports to: Executive Director

General Overview:
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a public-interest organization working to foster collaboration in shared mobility (including bikesharing, carsharing, ridehailing and more) and help connect the growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across the nation. Through piloting programs, conducting new research and providing advice and expertise to cities and regions, SUMC hopes to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.

Position Overview:
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) seeks a Program Director to manage a large-scale project working with transit agencies and shared mobility providers to support the successful planning of mobility-on-demand projects in cities across the U.S. The ideal candidate is a strategic and creative thinker, self-starter, highly organized, has research and strong analytical skills, and a proven track record of managing teams to deliver complex projects, ideally within the transportation or urban policy sectors.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate interviews and site visits to transit agencies across the U.S.
  • Facilitate conversations within diverse communities about mobility needs, challenges, and potential solutions
  • Facilitate partnerships across public, private, and community stakeholders
  • Conduct research and analyze relevant data to understand opportunities and impacts of plans
  • Develop a plan to track progress and coordinate internal resources to carry out tasks
  • Identify new sources of funding
  • Develop implementable business plans
  • Create performance measurement plan to track project activities against desired outcomes
  • Ensure that all tasks and deliverables are completed on time, within scope, and within budget
  • Coordinate regular stakeholder meetings, webinars, and workshops in locations across the U.S.
  • Communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Travel for site visits and meetings

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years’ program management experience
  • Experience managing a team
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels in written and oral modes
  • Experience in transportation, shared mobility and/or urban policy required
  • Experience working in the public, nonprofit, or consulting sectors preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required; higher degree preferred

Benefits:
Medical, dental, vision, transit, life insurance, 401k

Professional Level:
Managerial

Minimum Education Required:
4-year degree; Higher level degree preferred

How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to:
careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org
OR
Mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
Human Resources – SUMC
125 S. Clark, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60603

No phone calls please.


Anti-Discrimination Policy:
SUMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Communications and Public Affairs Director – Chicago, IL

Position Details: Full-time position

Reports to: Executive Director

General Overview:
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a public-interest organization working to foster collaboration in shared mobility (including bikesharing, carsharing, ridehailing and more) and help connect the growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across the nation. Through piloting programs, conducting new research and providing advice and expertise to cities and regions, SUMC hopes to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.

Position Overview:
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) seeks a Communications and Public Affairs Director to coordinate the organization’s overall communications strategy. This person will report to the Executive Director and will be part of the management team. They will work collaboratively with senior leadership to develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the impact of the Shared-Use Mobility Center’s programs and oversee organizational messaging. The SUMC’s media impact mirrors its national collaborations with government, business, community organizations, and academia. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, highly organized, has excellent verbal and written skills and has a proven track record of managing communications within the transportation or urban policy sectors.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the CEO and senior leadership to develop communications strategies that will broaden programmatic reach and deepen impact
  • Develop and refine SUMC’s “core” messages to ensure organizational consistency
  • Identify significant media and public policy issues that can be leveraged to support SUMC’s work, and create and implement plans to leverage them
  • Push out messages based on SUMC original research and position papers
  • Serve as executive editor for the organization’s website, weekly news releases and blog posts
  • Oversee organizational response to inquiries about SUMC
  • Oversee social media strategy
  • Serve as executive editor of all reports, proposals and white papers developed internally
  • Coordinate with graphic designers and photographers as needed for report production
  • Manage Communications Associate

Qualifications:

  • Significant communications and media relations experience, preferably in urban affairs, transportation, or environmental issues
  • A strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment
  • Ability to support senior leaders as spokespersons and presenters
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience with social media, blogs and website management

Benefits:
Medical, dental, vision, transit, life insurance, 401k

Professional Level:
Managerial; FSLA Exempt

Minimum Education Required:
4-year degree

How to Apply:
Submission Deadline:  December 12, 2017

Email resume, cover letter and writing sample to:
careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org
OR
Mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
Human Resources – SUMC
125 S. Clark, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60603

No phone calls please.


Anti-Discrimination Policy:
SUMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Program Coordinator – Los Angeles, CA

Position Details:  Full-time salaried position with benefits

Reports to:  Program Manager

General Overview:
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a non-profit public interest organization that works in the public interest to foster collaboration in shared mobility (including bikesharing, carsharing, ridesharing and more) and help connect the growing industry with transit agencies, cities and communities across the nation. Through pilot programs, research and technical assistance to cities and regions, SUMC hopes to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.

Position Overview:
The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) seeks a Program Coordinator that will work closely with the Program Manager and California team to contribute to SUMC’s growing set of projects in the State of California.  As a start-up organization, SUMC has a small staff responsible for a wide range of duties in a creative and flexible, but also fast-paced atmosphere.  Depending on needs at the time, the Program Coordinator may be responsible for conducting research and analysis, delivering technical assistance, planning meetings and events, conducting outreach and stakeholder engagement, and handling administrative tasks.

This is a full-time salaried position, and travel is required (approximately 10%).

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance to Los Angeles County local and regional agencies implementing the Los Angeles County Shared Mobility Action Plan, and support efforts to advance action plan development in other regions around the state
  • Support technical assistance efforts on electric vehicle (EV) carsharing programs in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Fresno
  • Provide technical assistance and process coordination around the Electric Access Charging Hubs (EACH) project, a partnership with EVgo installing electric vehicle charging stations supporting shared mobility in disadvantaged communities in Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego
  • Organize stakeholder engagement opportunities in regions around the state in support of the EACH project as well as other statewide engagement opportunities
  • Perform project management tasks such as invoicing and reporting with support from the Program Manager
  • Perform a variety of research, technical assistance, event planning, outreach, and administrative tasks on emerging shared mobility planning projects statewide, and nationally as needed
  • Coordinate with the SUMC office in Chicago to track and document shared mobility programs and policy trends in LA region and statewide
  • Maintain knowledge of shared mobility industry trends and practices
  • Facilitate relationship development between SUMC management and potential partners, and maintain account and contact information in SUMC databases
  • Contribute to SUMC communications efforts such as authoring blog posts and news items
  • Represent SUMC at statewide meetings and conferences
  • Will customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years’ experience required in related field such as transportation and land use planning; policy analysis and advocacy; or mobility industry public affairs
  • Experience working in or with local or regional public agencies required
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with team members, including colleagues in a remote location
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Self-starter with ability to identify needs and next steps with minimal guidance
  • Experience with technical analysis and/or writing specific to transportation projects is preferred
  • Experience implementing shared mobility services such as carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing, or on-demand transit preferred
  • Spanish-language competency preferred

Benefits:
Medical, dental, vision, transit, life insurance, 401k

Minimum Education Required:
4-year degree

How to Apply:
Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2017

Email resume and cover letter to:
careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org
OR
Mail resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:
Human Resources – SUMC
125 S. Clark, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60603

No phone calls please.


Anti-Discrimination Policy:

 SUMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.