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

Program Director (Chicago)

Project Associate (Chicago)


Date opened: April 13, 2018

Position Title:  Program Director

Position Details:  Full-time salaried position with benefits

General Overview:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a fast-growing innovative public-interest organization that fosters collaboration between transit and shared mobility (including bikesharing, carsharing, ridehailing and more) and helps connect the growing industry with 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 Program Director is a managerial-level position with responsibility for collaborating with transit agencies, shared mobility providers, and a variety of stakeholders to develop implementation plans for shared mobility pilot projects. The position requires knowledge of public transit planning and/or operations, strong business planning skills and an entrepreneurial attitude. The Program Director will support the successful development 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 strong research and analytical skills, excellent writing, oral communication and presentation skills, and a proven track record of managing teams to deliver complex projects within the transportation or urban policy sectors.  Candidates with business planning and start-up experience are highly desired.

Program Director Routine Duties:

  • 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
  • Develop implementable business plans
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Ability to write business plans
  • 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

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.

Benefits:

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

Minimum Education Required:

4-year degree

Higher level degree preferred

How to Apply:

Submission Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Email:  resume and cover letter to:

careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org

OR

Mail resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources –SUMC

125 S. Clark, Floor 17

Chicago, IL 60603

No phone calls please


Date opened: April 13, 2018

Position Title:  Project Associate

Position Details:  Full-time salaried position with benefits

General Overview:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a fast-growing innovative public-interest organization that fosters collaboration between transit and shared mobility (including bikesharing, carsharing, ridehailing and more) and helps connect the growing industry with 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 Project Associate will have a wide range of duties and responsibilities related to supporting SUMC’s core program of work.  The Project Associate will work under the direction of Project Managers and will assist with research, writing, data collection, data analysis, digital mapping, informational graphics, presentation preparation, and with organizing events.   The Project Associate is expected to be a self-starter, quick thinker, independent worker, well organized, and excellent communicator.

Project Associate Duties:

  • Assist Senior Staff with basic research, data collection and power point presentations
  • Research and write case studies and reports on topics related to shared mobility
  • Assist with administrative activities across a variety of projects
  • Conduct surveys and interviews as needed
  • Customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment for assigned work
  • Occasional travel

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • One to three years’ experience in related field
  • Outreach or customer service experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Prefer strong technical skills
  • Work well in a collaborative environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to occasionally be available evenings and weekends as needed

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.

Benefits:

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

Minimum Education Required:

4-year degree

How to Apply:

Submission Deadline:  April 20, 2018

Email:  resume and cover letter to:

careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org

OR

Mail resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources –SUMC

125 S. Clark, Floor 17

Chicago, IL 60603

No phone calls please