Location: Michigan-Northern
Mission(s): Environment
Salary: $45,000/Yr - to - $55,000/Yr
Job Type: Full Time
Posted On: Aug 28, 2020

Career Level: Mid Career (2+ Years Experience)
Nonprofit Experience: No Experience Required

The Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities (Traverse City, MI) is seeking a Transportation Program Manager to manage our Transportation & Community Design program. The ideal candidate will be passionate about cities; interested in public policy; and wake up every day thinking about how to improve transportation systems for those on train, bus, bike, foot, or wheelchair. This position is full-time, year-round, and will report to the Deputy Director.
The Transportation Program Manager will be a visible, credible community leader on policy issues who will help develop new project ideas; manage program activities and budgets; publicly advocate for policy positions; and build relationships with community leaders, donors and grantors.
By way of example, the Transportation Program Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of a project focused on providing more transportation choices to residents in the Traverse City, Michigan-area;
  • Develop, plan and execute necessary steps to build passenger rail between Ann Arbor, Michigan and Traverse City, Michigan;
  • Help Traverse City, Michigan-area residents and decision-makers understand transportation policy and its impact on communities;
  • Become a credible voice on state and federal transportation policy;
  • Organize meetings and community events that address transportation issues;
  • Develop new project ideas and plans that address housing and city growth;
  • Participate in local transportation committees and networks;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community leaders and serve as a local and statewide expert on transportation policy;
  • Work with the Communications Director to oversee and manage Groundwork’s transportation-related communications;
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Groundwork on transportation-related topics, including in public presentations and media relationships;
  • Research and describe best practices in transportation policy;
  • Write grant proposals and build strong relationships with existing and potential funders, including individual donors and foundations.

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