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

Project Manager

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 Project Manager to manage a large-scale, multi-year project to support the successful implementation of Mobility on Demand (MOD) projects across the U.S. This is a federally-funded position. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, highly organized, and has a proven track record of managing teams to deliver complex projects, ideally within the transportation or urban policy sectors.

Project Manager Duties:

  • Develop a project management plan to track progress and coordinate internal resources to carry out tasks
  • Develop a 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 interviews and site visits to MOD project areas across the U.S.
  • Coordinate monthly stakeholder meetings, webinars, and workshops in locations across the U.S.
  • Produce reports using an electronic grant management system
  • Identify potential risks and proactively resolve issues
  • Communicate with stakeholders at all levels

Qualifications:

  • 5-7 years’ project 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
  • Solid understanding of project management terms and concepts
  • 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

This position will require travel.

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.

How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources – SUMC
18 S. Michigan, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Or email careers [at] sharedusemobilitycenter.org
No phone calls please.

California Program Coordinator

Position Details: Full-time salaried position with benefits

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 California Program Associate will be responsible for assisting the Program Director with the implementation of the Electric Vehicle Carsharing Pilot Program in Central Los Angeles. This work will involve:

  1. Project Management responsibilities associated with various aspects of the program (i.e. site selection for EV stations, management of data collection, and reporting to current and future project funders).
  2. Coordination and outreach with the project Steering Committee, which is comprised of several community based organizations.
  3. Outreach to shared mobility providers and others as highlighted in the Shared Mobility Action Plan for Los Angeles County.

The California Program Associate will be the second staff person based in Los Angeles and will be an integral team member in our California office as well as the national organization.

As a start-up organization, SUMC has a small staff responsible for a wide range of duties. We have a creative and flexible, but also fast-paced atmosphere. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and an independent worker with a high attention to detail. S/he must also possess excellent communication and outreach skills.

Program Associate Duties:

Assisting the Program Director with activities related to the project management of the City of Los Angeles Electric Vehicle Carsharing program, including:

  • Coordinating phone calls, meetings, and working group sessions with various city agencies and external stakeholders
  • Reporting project progress to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the state agency providing initial funds for this project, through development of quarterly reports
  • Coordinating Steering Committee and City partners around program design, outreach and marketing strategies, and program expansion;
    Assisting the City’s electric vehicle station siting process, through site surveys and with the aid of SUMC’s analysis of geographic and demographic factors;
  • Developing survey tools and methods for data collection, and tracking and analysis of this data as it comes in.

Assisting the California Program Manager with implementation of the Shared Mobility Action Plan for LA County, including, but not limited to:

  • Communicating goals, strategies, and tactics of the Plan to key stakeholders;
  • Designing and coordinating workshops throughout California;
  • Tracking and monitoring public policy developments at the local, regional, and state level;
  • Supporting emerging pilots including mobility hubs, microtransit services and vehicle and truck automation;
  • Developing and executing the Action Plan in close coordination with local partners.

Qualifications:
• At least four years of work experience required
• Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
• Direct project or program management experience required
• Experience in the transportation, sustainability, and/or land use/development sectors
• Strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and evolving environment

The California Program Coordinator is a full-time position with competitive benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This position is grant funded for one year position with the opportunity to extend pending additional funding. The position is based in Los Angeles.

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.

How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources – SUMC
18 S. Michigan, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Or email careers [at] sharedusemobilitycenter.org
No phone calls please.

Outreach Manager (City of Los Angeles)

Position Details: Full-time salaried position

Reports to: Project Steering Committee

The City of Los Angeles has recently launched a first-of-its-kind Electric Vehicle Carsharing project focused on service to Disadvantaged Communities in Central Los Angeles, working with BlueCalifornia, a carsharing operator that has launched such systems in Paris and Indianapolis. The City and its technical advisor – the Shared Use Mobility Center (SUMC) has partnered in this work with a Steering Committee comprised of the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), the Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund (SALEF), TRUST South LA, and other community-based organizations, to guide the program design and neighborhood outreach towards ensuring that the program supports the needs of LA’s low-income residents.

The Steering Committee (SC) seeks committed and well-qualified candidates to fill a full-time Outreach Manager position, which will lead this work. This is a key position in what represents a groundbreaking partnership to advance transportation equity. The Outreach Manager will seek to produce tangible positive impacts on disadvantaged communities in Central LA.

Position Overview:

The Outreach Manager will be a full time salaried staff position of one of the Steering Committee organizations. This is a 15-month grant funded position, with continuation likely but dependent on funding for future project phases. This position will champion community interests while facilitating communication between the community-based Steering Committee, BlueCalifornia, the City, and SUMC. The Outreach Manager and their sponsoring organization will report to the Steering Committee and City on the progress of their efforts on a bi-monthly basis, and will check in on a sometimes daily basis with BlueCalifornia and SUMC.

This individual will play a central role in shaping both the program design and the outreach campaign once the carshare network is launched. As such, the Steering Committee is looking for someone who is an excellent communicator and consensus builder but who also understands the importance of converting curios residents into carshare members.

Outreach Manager Duties:

  • Facilitate community input to inform discussions with BlueCalifornia, SUMC, and the City of Los Angeles regarding site selection for EV stations and associated infrastructure.
  • Facilitate weekly coordinating meetings with BlueCalifornia, SUMC, the City, and the Steering Committee.
  • Support BlueCalifornia with day-to-day strategy, activity, and methods for outreach.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct workshops with assistance from SUMC and the Steering Committee to determine station locations, pricing models, and troubleshoot barriers for disadvantaged communities as the program progresses.
  • Coordinate with SUMC Staff on a number of items relative to the Project, including but not limited to:
  • Data collection, evaluation, and progress against project goals
  • Policy implementation and guidance for the City and Steering Committee on adjustments to policy
  • Maintenance and strengthening of partnerships between the various parties involved with this project.
  • Build relationships with community-based organizations, business associations, and other community institutions in the project area and city-wide.
  • Work with SUMC to facilitate growth of the Steering Committee as opportunities emerge.:

Requirements:

  • An understanding of and commitment to transit equity and environmental justice.
  • Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English: listening and speaking, reading and writing. Ability to translate and interpret quickly and accurately from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
  • Outgoing personality, good listening, and good communication skills.
  • Enjoy meeting and spending time with people.
  • Good memory and attention to detail.
  • 3-5 years of experience in outreach, community education and/or community organizing
  • Familiarity with the history and cultures of immigrant communities and communities of color in Los Angeles, and particularly Latino/a immigrant communities.
  • Bachelors or Advanced Degree in Marketing, Urban Planning, Social Work, community relations, or equivalent years of experience working in a related field is preferable.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Comfort with and experience in sales environment or retail communications
  • Familiarity with the history, people, places, and institutions of diverse immigrant communities.
  • Familiarity with municipal government in Los Angeles, including decision-making processes, key local actors and institutionsEase and familiarity with
  • computers, email, and social media
  • Database management skills
  • Knowledge of community organizing and L.A.’s political system
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using the media
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Prior responsibility in sales and/or business operations

Salary Range: $50,000 to $55,000 depending on experience, plus competitive benefits.

To Apply:

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Anita Tang (anita.tang@lacity.org) at the City of LA on or by JANUARY 31, 2017. The City will be collecting applications on behalf the Steering Committee. No phone calls.

Research Intern

Position Details: Part-time position (20-32 hours a week)

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 an intern to conduct quantitative and qualitative research focusing on shared mobility programs and policies (carsharing, bikesharing, ridehailing, and more). The intern will have a strong writing skills, and technical skills in GIS and statistics are preferred. These skills will be applied to research topics such as writing case studies, defining industry standards, assessing the impacts of shared-use mobility, and identifying lessons learned from the public and private sectors. The intern’s research will be used to inform policy discussions and to shape the agendas for workshops and events hosted by SUMC. The intern may also have the opportunity to publish research findings in blog posts, newsletters, or other materials as required.

Required Skills: Graduate student in Public Policy, Urban Planning, or related program.

Preferred Skills: Research, Writing, Statistics, GIS, Transportation & Land use Planning

Start Date: Winter/Spring. Internships are ongoing for 10-week periods. Start and end dates to be negotiated.

Internship may extend beyond spring.

Other Information: SUMC will not assist with lodging or other housing needs.

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.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to:

Human Resources –SUMC
18 S. Michigan Ave.
Floor 12
Chicago, IL 60603

Or email careers [at] sharedusemobilitycenter.org

Applications due by January 1st, 2017

See posting on idealist here.

No phone calls please.

Development Director

Position Details: Full-time position

General Overview:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a non-profit 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 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 Development Director will identify, cultivate, and steward potential funders and partners to support SUMC’s projects core operations. The Director is responsible for meeting annual fundraising goals in addition to identify new strategies to expand SUMC’s fundraising programs. The Director will report to, and work closely with, the Executive Director.

As a start-up organization, SUMC has a small staff responsible for a wide range of duties. We have a creative and flexible, but also fast-paced atmosphere. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and an independent worker with a high attention to detail. S/he must also have direct fundraising experience as well as excellent communication and outreach skills.

Development Director Duties:

  • Research, identify, qualify, and prioritize potential funders for SUMC’s programs and core operations, including a focus on corporation, foundation and government funders;
  • Facilitate the development of relationships with funders through presentations, personal meetings, regular communications, and meetings with other SUMC staff;
  • Manage fundraising timelines and track and meet grant and proposal submission deadlines;
  • Draft, assemble, and submit funding requests through letters of intent, sponsorship packages, proposals, phone calls, in-person meetings, or other presentations;
  • Follow up with interested funders, finalize contracts, and issue acknowledgements of gifts;
  • Create and maintain an annual fundraising calendar of activities to ensure the timely delivery of reports, benefits, and recognition;
  • Review and revise, as needed, systems for keeping records, tracking donors, managing correspondence, and gift acceptance policies in keeping with ethical fundraising practices;
  • Help organize fundraising for SUMC’s events, including the annual National Shared Mobility Summit;
  • Develop strategy for growth of SUMC’s fundraising program and identify alternative sources of revenue;
  • Track progress towards quantifiable goals and make mid-course adjustments as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred;
  • At least six years’ experience in fundraising or development, including experience working with institutional funders;
  • Strong attention to detail and project management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Previous supervisory experience;
  • Previous experience in transportation or urban planning a plus;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision.

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.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources – SUMC
18 S. Michigan, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Or email careers [at] sharedusemobilitycenter.org

No phone calls please.

Application deadline November 30, 2016

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