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The Bicycle Alliance of Washington advocates for a bicycle friendly state, educates people of all ages to increase transportation safety, develops more inclusive communities for cycling, builds a coalition of organizations, and seeks to make bicycling accessible to everyone.
As a statewide organization with offices in Seattle, the Policy Director is a senior member of the staff leadership team and will lead our organizational and program strategy at the state level. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Director works with our contract lobbyist in Olympia and staffs the Legislative and Statewide Issues Committee. The Policy Director is responsible for all policy programs including direct advocacy in Olympia, working with agencies and stakeholder groups, bicycle clubs, building political support for our agenda; developing messages; running the policy component of legislative organizing legislative coalition partners around our priorities; directing policy interns and interacting with the media. We seek a dynamic individual with 7+ years of transportation, public policy, government relations, or experience in a related field to lead our policy programs. Some direct advocacy and/or legislative experience is also a must.
Flexible schedule with some night and weekend work required. Statewide travel and significant travel during Washington’s Legislative session is also required.
Key Responsibilities· Direct all aspects of our policy and legislative program including developing broad coalitions to advocate for bicycling· Develop and manage the Bicycle Alliance’s policy program including advocacy for increased bicycle safety and funding, climate and transportation policy, planning reform, roadway pricing policy and budget issues· Oversee and increase outreach with stakeholders including Seattle and Washington Departments of Transportation, State Department of Health, State Transportation Commission, and other organizations with aligned interests· Develop productive relationship with League of American Bicyclists, Regional and Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organizations· Promote Bicycle Alliance’s advocacy efforts related to current or upcoming priorities via media outreach
Other Responsibilities· Provide assistance raising funds from individuals and member organizations· Collaborate with other staff on program and organizational strategy· Organize events such as workshops, forums and fundraisers
Minimum Qualifications· 7+ years in transportation, public policy, government relations, or a related field· Grassroots Advocacy and/or Legislative experience· Experience with media and communications, including online and social media· Experience developing and implementing transportation policy strategies· A self-starter who is comfortable working in a team environment, listening deeply, thinking creatively, collaborating effectively, and communicating well with coalition partners and volunteers
Additional Qualifications· Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple tasks· Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends· Proficient computer skills including comfort with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web and e-mail software· Strong writing, editing and public presentation skills· Ability to leverage available resources· Staff and/or volunteer management experience· Fundraising and strategic planning experience· Strong desire to change the world!
Salary and Benefits· Annual salary $45,000-$55,000 based upon experience· Excellent health, dental and retirement benefits
Bicycle Alliance of WashingtonAttn: Policy Director Search309A Third Ave SSeattle, WA 98104or by email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject Line: Policy Director SearchPosting open until May 31, 2011