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

Program 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:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) seeks a Program Director 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.

Program Director Duties:

  • Coordinate interviews and site visits to transit agencies across the U.S.
  • Develop a plan to track progress and coordinate internal resources to carry out tasks
  • Identify new sources of funding
  • 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 monthly stakeholder meetings, webinars, and workshops in locations across the U.S.
  • Communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Develop a project management plan to track progress and coordinate internal resources to carry out tasks

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
125 S. Clark, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Or email careers [at] sharedusemobilitycenter.org
No phone calls please.

Project Associate

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 Project Associate will work closely with the Project Manager to implement a peer-to-peer carsharing pilot project. Peer-to-peer carsharing is a process by which car owners rent their vehicles to other people by the hour or the day.

As a start-up pilot project, this person will be responsible for a wide range of duties related to communications, outreach, and marketing activities. We are anticipating a creative and flexible, but also fast-paced atmosphere. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and an independent worker.

In particular, s/he must be well organized, outgoing, and have excellent communication, outreach, and customer service skills. We anticipate that this person will interact with a wide range of people including car owners and renters, community groups, and local businesses.

Project Associate Duties:

  • Conduct web based and grassroots outreach to communities, car owners, and driver participants.
  • Assist with marketing and communications activities.
  • Track program metrics and analyze data.
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations.
  • Use research to inform project implementation and likely participants.
  • Assist with market research activities including focus groups and online surveying.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 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.
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness to be available on call 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, 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.