We currently have several open positions available, including three Program Associates and one Research Analyst. You can find more details about each job listing below.

Program Associate

Position Title: Program Associate

Date Opened: August 20, 2021

Date Closing: September 22, 2021 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Position Details:

  • Full-time salaried positions with benefits
  • Three positions available, based in Los Angeles or Chicago
  • Salary range depending on qualifications: $50,000 – $60,000
  • Currently remote; hybrid remote/in-office model to come

General Overview:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a non-profit public interest organization promoting multimodal transportation systems that work for all. Through pilot projects, research, capacity-building, and advocacy, SUMC helps communities realize a vision of an equitable and sustainable mobility future.

SUMC is expanding its LA and Chicago offices to serve a growing set of programs that support practitioners and stakeholders in pursuing transportation equity and innovation. These capacity-building programs disseminate knowledge and resources throughout a rapidly growing mobility ecosystem of public agencies, community-based organizations, Native American tribes, and private sector mobility providers. Foremost among these programs are the Accelerating Innovative Mobility National Network (AIM-NNet) and the California Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO):

  • AIM-NNet is a partnership with the Federal Transit Administration to support transit agencies, cities, and regions across the nation in adopting innovative, multimodal mobility solutions, encompassing mobility-on-demand, automation, new payment and data approaches, and improvements to transit access and information.
  • CMO is a partnership with the California Air Resources Board to support zero-emission shared mobility pilots in the State’s disadvantaged communities. SUMC works in partnership with CALSTART as the CMO Program Administrator, delivering approximately $35M in funding and capacity-building resources to disadvantaged and low-income communities across California in pursuit of mobility equity goals.

Position Overview:

The Program Associate will work closely with SUMC’s Chicago and California teams to support the organization’s growing technical assistance and capacity-building work. The position presents a rare opportunity to work across the public and private sectors to shape the future of mobility around climate and social equity goals.

SUMC staff are responsible for a wide range of duties in a thoughtful, creative, fast-paced atmosphere. Depending on needs at the time, the Program Associate will be responsible for delivering technical assistance, writing and developing tools and resources, facilitating training and peer exchange, and managing administrative tasks. Subject matter is wide-ranging and may include transportation planning, community engagement, procurement, public-private partnerships, accessibility, data management, and innovative technology, such as trip-planning software, multimodal payment, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Program Associate will have routine contact with transportation leaders and other practitioners doing some of the most innovative work at the intersection of mobility, equity, and climate.

Program Associate Duties May Include:

  • Coordinate and support trainings, workshops, and webinars, including sessions in SUMC’s annual National Shared Mobility Summit
  • Contribute to technical assistance delivered to program participants
  • Organize meetings and other peer exchange opportunities in information-sharing networks
  • Track participation in SUMC programs through surveys and data management
  • Contribute to engaging and educational resources such as guidebooks, fact sheets, case studies, videos, and podcasts
  • Conduct research, conduct interviews, and collect other information about mobility projects for inclusion in the Mobility-on-Demand Learning Center
  • Contribute to development and utilization of tools such as surveys, interactive maps, decision-support tools, and reporting dashboards
  • Contribute to program planning and organizational strategy in collaboration with partners and colleagues
  • Facilitate and document relationships between SUMC and potential partners
  • Contribute to other communications efforts such as blog posts, newsletters, and social media feeds

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as planning, public policy, or business administration AND at least two years experience in related work such as transportation planning or mobility industry operations, service development, or policy/public affairs

OR

Master’s degree in a relevant field such as planning, public policy, or business administration AND at least one year experience in related work

  • Experience analyzing and communicating transportation best practices
  • Strong attention to detail and independent time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with team members, including colleagues in remote locations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience planning/operating public transit or mobility services such as carsharing, micromobility, ridehailing, or on-demand transit, especially in low-income communities and communities of color
  • Experience working in or with local or regional transportation agencies
  • Familiarity with public-sector administrative processes, constraints and requirements, and funding streams
  • Ability to engage individuals representing a variety of cultures and personal/professional backgrounds with ease, adapting to the context both in-person and remotely
  • Familiarity or experience with racial and social justice work and strategies
  • Experience with technical analysis or policy/program evaluation applicable to the transportation sector
  • Spanish-language competency

Compensation and Benefits:

SUMC offers a salary and benefits package competitive with similar non-profit organizations in California and Illinois. Starting salary will be between $50,000 and $60,000. Benefits include a healthy offering of paid time off; employer-provided medical, dental, vision, and life insurance policies with employer contributions; 401k retirement plan; and transit benefits.

Diversity Policy:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to equity and inclusion in transportation, and we strive to reflect that mission in the composition of our staff. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and women candidates are especially encouraged to submit applications. We look forward to learning about the diverse experiences that candidates may bring to the team.

The Shared-Use Mobility Center is an Equal-Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment candidates are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, childbirth, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or, any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply:

Applications received through September 22nd, 2021 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email a cover letter, resume/CV, and writing sample to careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org indicating the position you’re applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Research Analyst

Position Title: Research Analyst

Date Opened: August 25, 2021

Date Closing: September 22, 2021 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Position Details:

  • Full-time salaried position with benefits
  • Salary range depending on qualifications: $58,000 – $68,000
  • Based in LA office (currently remote; hybrid remote/in-office model to come)

General Overview:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a non-profit public interest organization promoting multi-modal transportation systems that work for all. Through pilot projects, research, capacity-building, and advocacy, SUMC helps communities realize a vision of an equitable and sustainable mobility future.

SUMC is looking for a Research Analyst to join the Los Angeles Office. SUMC is expanding its Los Angeles Office to serve a growing set of programs that include program evaluation and learning components. These capacity-building programs disseminate knowledge and resources throughout a rapidly-growing mobility ecosystem of public agencies, community-based organizations, Native American tribes, and private sector mobility providers.

Foremost among these programs is California Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO).  CMO is a partnership with the California Air Resources Board to support zero-emission shared mobility pilots in the State’s disadvantaged communities. SUMC works in partnership with CALSTART as the CMO Program Administrator, delivering approximately $35M in funding and capacity-building resources to disadvantaged and low-income communities across California in pursuit of mobility equity goals.

Position Overview:

The Research Analyst will work closely with the Strategic Lead for California and Western Programs and SUMC’s California and Chicago-based teams to support the organization’s growing capacity-building programs. The position presents a rare opportunity to work across the public and private sectors to shape equity indicators, metrics, and processes to impact the future of mobility around climate and social equity goals.

SUMC staff are responsible for a wide range of duties in a thoughtful, creative, fast-paced atmosphere. Depending on the needs at the time, the Research Analyst will primarily be responsible for coordinating program evaluation efforts including developing processes to facilitate data collection management tasks, analyzing data, and delivering technical assistance around data collection.

Additional relevant subject matter is wide-ranging and may include transportation planning, community engagement, procurement, public-private partnerships, accessibility, data management, and innovative technology, such as trip-planning software and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Research Analyst Duties May Include:

  • Coordinate evaluation data collection, cleaning, and analysis
  • Conduct literature reviews to support evaluation indicators and metrics
  • Deliver technical assistance to program participants regarding evaluation practices
  • Create engaging written and visual reports based on evaluation findings
  • Contribute to the development and utilization of tools such as surveys, mapping tools, decision-support tools, and reporting templates
  • Conduct research and collect information about mobility projects from around the country for inclusion in SUMC’s Learning Center
  • Contribute to program planning and organizational strategy in collaboration with partners and colleagues
  • Facilitate meetings and other peer exchange opportunities in information-sharing networks
  • Facilitate relationships 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 meetings and conferences
  • Gain a deep understanding of identified topic areas as a subject matter expert

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as program evaluation, economics, public policy, city planning, economic geography, or business administration AND at least four years’ experience in related positions such as program evaluator, researcher, data analyst, transportation and land use planning or mobility industry operations, or policy/public affairs

OR

Master’s degree in a related field such as program evaluation, economics, public policy, city planning, economic geography, or business administration AND at least two years’ experience in related positions such as program evaluator, researcher, data analyst, transportation and land use planning or mobility industry operations, or policy/public affairs

  • Experience and/or course work in the following areas:
    • Familiarity with program evaluation
    • Familiarity with a wide range of quantitative methods and skills
    • Familiarity with a wide range of qualitative methods and skills
    • Familiarity with mixed-methods approaches
    • Familiarity with compiling, cleaning, and manipulating data to create a single database from various sources
    • Familiarity with data coding and categorization techniques
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to synthesize analysis findings to develop narrative documents from outline to complete draft with minimal editorial oversight
  • Experience communicating complex processes and findings to stakeholders of different backgrounds
  • Experience with survey development and online survey platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated familiarity with key evaluation components such as logic models and hypothesis building
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with team members, including colleagues in a remote location
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to identify needs and next steps with minimal guidance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with local or regional transportation agencies
  • Experience with statistical programming languages
  • Experience with data visualization software
  • Ability to engage individuals representing different cultures and backgrounds with ease, adapting language and style to the context both in-person and virtually
  • Familiarity or experience with racial and social justice work and strategies
  • Subject matter knowledge on accessibility, mobility and transportation equity, and climate resiliency
  • Experience with technical analysis and evaluation specific to transportation planning and implementation
  • Spanish-language competency

Compensation and Benefits:

SUMC offers a salary and benefits package competitive with similar organizations in California.  Starting salary will be between $58,000 and $68,000.  Benefits include a healthy offering of paid time off; employer-provided medical, dental, vision, and life insurance policies with employer contributions to premiums; 401k retirement plan; and transit benefits.

Diversity Policy:

The Shared-Use Mobility Center is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to inclusion in transportation, and we strive to reflect that mission in the composition of our staff.  Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and women candidates are especially encouraged to submit applications.  We look forward to learning about the diverse experiences that candidates may bring to the team.

The Shared-Use Mobility Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment candidates are considered without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, childbirth, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or, any other characteristic protected by law.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

How to Apply:

Applications received through September 22, 2021 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, writing sample, and work sample relevant to program evaluation to careers@sharedusemobilitycenter.org with the following email subject line: “CMO Research Analyst Application Materials.” The writing sample and work sample can be one document if it demonstrates both writing ability and program evaluation competency. No phone calls, please.