Friday Job Market

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Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

Senior Associate, Transportation Policy, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Madison, WI
In 2010 COWS launched the State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI). Current transportation policy and practices are draining public budgets, degrading the environment, worsening inequality, retarding competitiveness, and failing most measures of efficient democratic government project on transportation reform. SSTI aims to reform current U.S. transportation policy and practice from the “ground” of state and local transportation decisions up.

DC Regional Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Washington, DC
The Washington D.C. Policy Manager will build and maintain a regional network in the area comprising the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG). The goal is to increase funding and improve policies which result in more infrastructure and programs to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families, especially lower-income communities most vulnerable to childhood obesity.

Bay Area Regional Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Oakland, CA
The Bay Area Policy Manager will build and maintain a regional network in the nine-county Bay Area within the jurisdictions of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The goal is to increase funding and improve policies which result in more infrastructure and programs to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families, especially lower-income communities most vulnerable to childhood obesity.

Southern California Regional Policy Manager, Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Los Angeles, CA
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is looking for two (2) energetic and dynamic professionals to work as full-time Regional Policy Managers in the Southern California region. The goal is to increase funding and improve policies which result in more infrastructure and programs to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families, especially lower-income communities most vulnerable to childhood obesity at the Metropolitan Planning Organization (SCAG and SANDAG) level as well as at the County Transportation Commission level (CTC).

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