Active Transportation Alliance is seeking an individual with political campaign or community organizing experience to join our fight for healthy, sustainable and equitable communities. The ideal candidate will have organizing experience in Chicago’s low-income communities and communities of color.
The Campaign Organizer will lead outreach for the 2018 statewide election and the 2019 municipal election cycles. The organizer will gather input on issue platforms and built support among a diverse group of civic and community-based organizations. The individual will connect with elected officials, candidates, and voters to educate leaders about sustainable transportation issues and raise the profile of our issues in local races.
This full-time, salaried position is available immediately and will last at least through the end of 2019, with the potential for an extension.
Essential Duties and Accountabilities
Build diverse, regional coalitions of support for issue platforms, with support of Active Trans staff, partners and volunteers
Engage elected officials, candidates, and staff on sustainable transportation issues
Recruit and train volunteers to participate in election advocacy activities in local communities
Track and report on progress of outreach activities
Coordinate development and distribution of election-related communications
Frequent travel throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs via biking, walking, public transportation or car share
Regular evening and weekend work hours required for meetings, rallies, events, etc. Hours worked outside the regular workday can be flexed off at a later date
A passion for and understanding of the transformational nature of walking, bicycling and transit on health, equity, and sustainability
A commitment to Active Transportation Alliance mission, vision and goals
3-5 years of demonstrated political campaign or community organizing success
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Experience working in low-income communities and communities of color strongly preferred
Digital organizing experience preferred, including social media and CRM experience
Fluency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
Fluency in Spanish a plus
Send a resume and cover letter to Kyle Whitehead at Kyle@activetrans.org. You must include the words ‘Campaign Organizer’ in the subject line. Electronic submissions only; no mailed or faxed submissions will be accepted. No phone calls, please.
About Active Transportation Alliance
Based in Chicago, Illinois, the Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans) works to promote walking, bicycling and public transit to create safe, healthy and equitable communities. We envision a Chicagoland where all people have access to a safe, seamless, convenient and connected transportation environment that is abundant with walking, bicycling and transit options. Together with over 20,000 members, partner organizations, staff, board and volunteers, Active Trans stands poised to harness the momentum of the 21st century, building on the energy of today’s historic demand for a society that offers healthier, cleaner, and more equitable transportation options.