Outreach Fellowship Opportunity
Deadline: Wednesday, September 3 at midnight!
Transportation for Massachusetts is hiring a full time Outreach Fellow to support our coalition’s work on transportation and smart growth policies and advocacy in our Boston office. This position will support the work of the statewide coalition and the work of our national partners, Transportation for America and LOCUS.
Transportation for Massachusetts is a statewide coalition supporting reliable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable transportation. Our 40 member organizations have expertise in transportation, public health, economic development, planning, social justice, housing and smart growth. Learn more at www.t4ma.org.
Transportation for America is an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country who are united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. LOCUS is a coalition of responsible real estate developers established by Smart Growth America who invest in walkable, transit served neighborhoods across the US.
General responsibilities will include working on events and communications, outreach and member relations, legislation and policy, and administrative tasks including database development, social media and other office work.
This position is available starting in early September for a minimum six month commitment with the possibility of an extension for an additional three months.
This is an opportunity that features a great deal of responsibility, direct collaboration with our supporters and valuable hands-on experience.
The ideal fellow will have an interest in transportation and planning; strong technical and communications skills; excellent initiative and follow through, and the ability to work with different degrees of oversight and supervision in a small, fast-paced office. A friendly and collaborative work style is very important. Relevant education (with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree) and some relevant experience is strongly preferred. A small stipend is available.
The fellow’s primary responsibilities include:
- Develop and maintain a database of members, prospects and supporters for communications and organizing
- Writing and editing communications materials
- Tracking news and issues in federal, state and local transportation and development
- Creating content for social media channels and other digital media
- Writing, formatting and sending HTML emails to our members and supporters
- Assisting with our legislation and policy initiatives to reporters and bloggers; and
- Providing general office support for the organization
Transportation for Massachusetts fellowships require a self-motivated, detail-oriented person with excellent writing, oral communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to think creatively and work independently with minimal supervision. Candidates should have a strong interest in economic development, transportation, smart growth or related areas.
In addition, the Outreach Fellow should have a working understanding of HTML and CSS; proficiency in contact management systems; a solid understanding of organizational social media protocol; and interest in contributing to communications strategy.
Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree and all candidates should be highly computer literate with experience in creating, formatting and sharing web content.
Compensation, location and time frame
The position is full time (40 hours per week) and requires a six-month commitment, with the potential to renew for another three months. Transportation for Massachusetts Fellows receive a stipend of $2,000 per month. This position is based in our office in Boston, MA. This temporary position does not include benefits.
Please send a short cover letter that describes what you would bring to the position, a resume and two writing samples (500 words or less) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Outreach Fellow” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted immediately on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Transportation for Massachusetts. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.