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

California Program & Policy 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 California Program and Policy Manager (Program Manager) will report to the Program and Development Director of SUMC. 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.

The position will involve coordinating SUMC’s growing set of projects in the State of California. The work involves working closely with government agencies, civic organizations, community groups, private foundations, and shared mobility businesses to advance the SUMC mission to make it possible to live well without owning a car. This work will take the form of coalition-building, policy analysis, and technical assistance.

This is a full-time salaried position, and occasional travel is required.

The Program Manager will have the following responsibilities:

Advance mobility and land use policy in support of SUMC’s mission in California.

This will include:

  • Developing policy guidance towards the development and implementation of SUMC Action Plan(s)
  • Planning, promoting and executing shared mobility workshops in California
  • Tracking and maintaining an understanding of state and local funding sources from agencies including CARB, SGC, CPUC, LA Metro, the Cities of LA and Long Beach, and others
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with individuals in agencies as well as elected officials
  • Maintaining up to date information and monitoring solicitations around agencies’ opportunities and program/funding strategies
  • Working with SUMC staff, project partners, and community-based organizations to continually advance shared mobility opportunities for low-income communities
  • Working with the California Program Coordinator and SUMC Program Director to communicate program work weekly to the larger SUMC team

Work with the Program and Development Director towards advancement of equity-focused shared mobility policies and programs in the State of California and nationally:

  • Supporting grant writing and program planning efforts to advance equity-focused shared mobility programs in California
  • Meeting bi-weekly and coordinating with Executive Director and Operations Director, and other staff as needed, to develop a program and fundraising strategy for California
  • Developing relationships with local, state, and national foundations under the direction of the Executive Director
  • Communicating with partners in coordination with the Communications Director to identify common ground in advancing SUMC’s equity goals
  • Identifying new opportunities for SUMC

Provide guidance and assistance to the California Program Coordinator by:

  • Implementing equity-focused technical assistance around projects such as the Los Angeles electric vehicle carshare pilot project
  • Communicating to community partners and stakeholders
  • Supervising staff and interns as needed
  • Guiding project design and evaluation efforts, including focus groups, surveys, and tracking/measurement

Qualifications:
The Program Manager will be expected to have at least five years of project management experience in urban planning, urban economics, social work, environmental studies or related field. Experience in community organizing and grant writing is a plus.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org

No phone calls please

Deputy Director

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:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director is a new position that will be responsible for enhancing the internal organization and infrastructure necessary for the Shared-Use Mobility Center’s (SUMC’s) continued success and growth.

The Deputy Director should assist the Executive Director in thinking strategically about SUMC’s work while managing the structures necessary to move visions into reality. The Deputy Director will be responsible for he day-to-day management of facilities, grant and contract administration, human resources, information technology, and special event functions. S/he will also support the Executive Director in fundraising.

Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership and Development

  • Work with Executive Director to plan strategically for organization development, including analysis and implementation of projects, priorities, partnerships, and policy positions.
  • Integrate operating infrastructure and functions with programmatic efforts, staff, board and partners.
  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
  • Work with the Executive Director to structure and develop strong teams and effective internal communications to work toward achieving SUMC’s mission.

Fundraising and Communications

  • Work with Executive Director to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
  • Manage and coordinate foundation, individual, and events fundraising including institutional proposal development and grant reporting.

Finance, Human Resources, and Administration

  • Build organizational infrastructure to support SUMC’s work, including finance, human resources, facilities and technology.
  • Assist the Executive Director with fiscal and risk management.
  • Ensure contract and legal compliance, including insurance coverage.
  • Assist Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with monitoring budget, financial controls, cash, and investments in accordance with Board approved policies.
  • Oversee human resource functions and policies and maintain SUMC as a great place to work and grow professionally.
  • Supervise staff and consultants as determined.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years experience in nonprofit management and fundraising
  • Experience in urban planning, policy, or transportation fields
  • Experience managing and motivating teams
  • 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.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources – SUMC
125 S. Clark, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Or email careers [at] sharedusemobilitycenter.org
No phone calls please.

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: Summer. Internships are ongoing for 10-week periods. Start and end dates to be negotiated.

Work Days and Hours: 20 to 32 hours per week. Internship possibilities may extend beyond summer.

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
125 S. Clark, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60603

Or email careers [at] sharedusemobilitycenter.org

No phone calls please.