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For 36 years, ITDP’s progress on sustainable, equitable transport has been the result of the dedication, and creativity of our staff.  From our headquarters in New York City, to our locally-run regional offices in Kenya, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, we work collaboratively across both boarders and expertise to make real change happen on the streets. If you have passion for transport, and want to help break through our car-dominant culture to bring our streets back to the people, join us!

Open Positions

Research Intern

Internship - January 2023 New York, NY / Hybrid

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide.  ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, cycling and walking, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, shared mobility, and urban development.  More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

The Research and Impact Group under ITDP’s Global Program is seeking a Research Intern. ITDP’s Global Program is responsible for scaling up the implementation of sustainable transport measures around the world by collecting and spreading information. The Research and Impact Group supports that mission by monitoring progress on sustainable transportation and translating research into practical guidance for decision makers. The intern will support these efforts through data collection and cleaning, conducting literature reviews and analysis, and contributing to written and visual materials.

The Research Intern will report to the Research Manager but will have the chance to work with staff across all ITDP offices. ITDP’s US-based staff are working in a hybrid environment, and the intern should be available to work in our Washington, D.C. or New York City office. ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations, with the expectation that the Research Intern will provide meaningful support to our ongoing projects while gaining valuable experience and education in the field. We are looking for an intern who is available to work 20 hours per week. 

The internship will begin in January 2023, or earlier depending on the intern’s availability, and run through the end of spring. The internship may be extended into the summer depending on mutual interest and academic eligibility. A stipend is available of $400 per week. A computer will be provided during the internship.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform literature reviews, extract findings, and draft original content for use in ITDP research products and communications pieces.
  • Synthesize and effectively communicate qualitative and quantitative research to support ITDP’s programs and projects.
  • Obtain, clean, and organize quantitative data, and occasionally perform statistical analyses.
  • Assist research staff in identifying key data sources and making data requests.
  • Create visual materials (maps, graphs, other graphics) based on analysis of data.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, presentations, webinars, etc. to grow our research capacity and body of knowledge.
  • Occasional administrative duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED
  • Interest in cities, sustainable transportation, urban planning, or related areas.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, engineering, geography, or related field.
  • Good communicator with strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Capable of conducting comprehensive internet research.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week starting January 2023 (hours are flexible between 9am and 6pm). 
  • Ability to work in ITDP’s Washington, D.C. or New York office in a hybrid work model.
PREFERRED
  • Proficiency in GIS.
  • Proficiency in Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple projects of varying scales. 
  • Familiarity with OpenStreetMap, Mapbox, or other spatial data visualization platforms.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, or Portuguese a plus.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “Research Intern” in the subject line. 

MOBILIZE Intern

Internship - January 2023 New York, NY / Hybrid

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide.  ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, cycling and walking, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, shared mobility, and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

The MOBILIZE Program under ITDP’s Global Program is seeking an Intern to work side by side with the Senior Program Manager. The Global Program aims to scale up the implementation of sustainable transport measures around the world by collecting and spreading information. The MOBILIZE Program supports that mission by providing capacity building through workshops and events hosted year-round to help disseminate ITDP’s work and products.  The MOBILIZE Intern will support these efforts through research, data collection, and contributing to written and visual materials. 

The MOBILIZE Intern will report to the MOBILIZE Senior Program Manager and will work with staff across all ITDP offices. ITDP’s US-based staff are working in a hybrid environment, and the intern should be available to work in our New York City office. ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations, with the expectation that the MOBILIZE Intern will provide meaningful support to our ongoing projects while gaining valuable experience and education in the field. Therefore, an availability of 20 hours per week is required. This position will last from January 2023 to the end of June 2023 and may be extended depending on academic eligibility. A computer will be provided during the internship, if needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research Sustainable Transport Award winners and help produce case studies about the winners and honorable mention cities.
  • Review, assess and update website content and copy. 
  • Draft marketing materials for events, webinars, and social media.
  • Help coordinate best approaches for social media outreach and campaigns.
  • Draft copy and edit content for the MOBILIZE Program.
  • Assist in coordinating and administration of the Sustainable Transport Award program.
  • Communicate with funders, partners, and ITDP’s international offices.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, presentations, webinars, etc.
  • Provide logistical support for organizing events (physical and virtual sessions for Mobilize, STA, and webinars) and study tours locally and abroad (COVID-dependent). 
  • Maintain listservs for various groups and a master list.  
  • Help with other research around ITDP project areas, ITDP focus cities, or partner cities.
  • Administrative duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned that fall in the scope of the STA/Mobilize Program or related research.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Interest in cities, sustainable transportation, urban planning, nonprofit management, capacity building/e-learning, or related areas.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, geography, NPO management, international relations, environmental studies, communications, or a related field.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Capable of conducting fast-paced, comprehensive internet research. 
  • Self-directed with strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal communication to conduct interviews for information research and work with a variety of international partners.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and Google applications.
  • Must be available beginning in January -May 2023 with an option to extend to summer 2023. A stipend is available of $400 per week for a 20-hour work week.
  • Ability to work in ITDP’s New York City office in a hybrid work model.
Preferred
  • Creative writer with an emphasis on synthesis, a hierarchy of information, and messaging to different types of audiences.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, or Portuguese is a plus.
  • Experience in content management systems (e.g. Squarespace, WordPress), email marketing systems (e.g. Mailchimp), graphic design (e.g. Canva, Illustrator, or Photoshop), and video editing is helpful but not required.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “MOBILIZE Intern” in the subject line.

Communications Internship

Internship - January 2023 New York, NY / Hybrid

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transit, including bus rapid transit, urban development, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, shared mobility, and transport policy. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

ITDP is seeking an intern to work with the Global Communications team. The intern will report to the Communications Director and work closely with all members of the team. The internship is available from January 2023- June 2023 with a possibility for extension based on academic eligibility. ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations with the expectation that the intern will provide meaningful support to our ongoing projects while gaining valuable experience and education in the field.

Approximately 70% of the intern’s time will be focused on communications and marketing projects, based on the intern’s strengths and interests, and 30% will be focused on supporting the impact tracking system. This internship is based in our New York City office in a hybrid work model. A stipend is available of $300 per week. A computer will be provided during the internship, if needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Communications Director and other team members to develop a calendar-based communications system; identify critical dates in the international calendar and help schedule communications strategies around them.
  • Identifying news and publications that are timely and related to ITDP work to serve as references and resources to improve messaging and content.
  • Support the tracking system to monitor the impact of our publications and work: downloads, media mentions and social media activity.
  • Assist with social media monitoring and analytics.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student interested in media and journalism, urban studies, sustainable transport, urban anthropology, climate change, social equity, environmental sustainability, climate justice, or nonprofits.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; since this internship is remote, the successful candidate will be very responsive with calls and emails, proactive with projects and timelines, organized and detail-oriented, and have a solid ability to process instructions and move quickly to execute tasks.
  • Strong internet research skills.
  • Basic understanding of data analytics, click-through rates, visits, etc.
  • Professional and positive attitude.
  • Team-oriented with the ability to work well independently.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and ability to multitask.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Must be able to work 15 hours a week from January 2023-June 2023. Hours are flexible between 9 am and 6 pm, Monday-Friday. 
  • Ability to work in our New York office in a hybrid work model.
Preferred
  • Examples of marketing and communications are a plus (classwork materials count).
  • Strong writing and communications skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms is a plus.
  • HTML, CMS Platform experience a plus.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “Communications Intern” in the subject line. 

Development Manager

Full Time New York, NY | Hybrid

ORGANIZATION

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with local presence in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at ITDP.org.

POSITION

The Development Manager is a part of the headquarters team and assists with efforts to grow the organization’s funding base. The Manager is a grant writing-oriented position that identifies, cultivates, and manages a diversified portfolio of five- and six-figure institutional donors to support ITDP through grants and other funding contracts. The Manager creates strategies and well-written proposals and reports for collaborating with mission-aligned foundations, agencies, and businesses, with a focus on sustained revenue generation.

This position will play a key role on a small development team and will focus on mid-sized institutional fundraising, while contributing to other funding opportunities as needed. The Manager works with program teams to shape ideas into compelling proposals for donors, and is able to organize program team content for thorough and clear donor reports. The Manager is a self-motivated and creative professional with highly developed writing, client relationship building, opportunity identification and development, project management, and presentation skills.  

The Manager reports to the Director of Institutional Development (DID) and works closely with others from ITDP’s team, including the CEO, Chief Strategy & Development Officer (CSDO), Senior Development Associate, program directors, and communications colleagues to develop engagement strategies. The Manager works closely with colleagues in ITDP’s international programs teams, both at headquarters and regional offices, maintaining engagement with and knowledge of programs and acting as a collaborative and respectful colleague and liaison between funder and program.

This role is based in our New York City office in a hybrid work model. The hybrid model is a combination of in office work and telework. Telework may be performed from the states of New York or New Jersey only.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the DID to establish funding goals and benchmarks for a portfolio of five- and six-figure institutional funding partners, each with the capacity to support ITDP’s work.
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of institutional donors and support grant-writing activities across the department.
  • Provide writing expertise for the development of proposals and any written materials in support of fundraising initiatives. Work with program teams to craft compelling concepts that align with funder interests.
  • Support the project development process and synthesize ITDP’s complex programs into clear, compelling presentations, proposals and reports.
  • Provide assistance as needed for six-figure and above funding opportunities as led by the DID and CSDO.
  • Play an active role in executing ITDP’s institutional giving strategy and creating new ways to engage foundation, public agency, and corporate donors in ITDP’s work.
  • Research, vet, solicit and steward prospective donors in support of ITDP and its activities.
  • Design and implement creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation, and management strategies for funders within the portfolio, leading on partnership negotiations, proposal submissions, and pitches.
  • Project manage the proposal and reporting process with relevant program teams, including creation of work plans and setting deadlines. 
  • Support the involvement of the DID, CSDO, and staff, such as the CEO, in high-level solicitations and relationship management with briefing materials, agendas, background research and appropriate follow-up.
  • Monitor and analyze partnership trends so that market opportunities may be capitalized on, ensuring that ITDP’s partnership proposition remains compelling and competitive.
  • Ensure open and relevant communication is maintained between ITDP and your portfolio of funding partners.
  • Maintain clear records for the portfolio that contribute to comprehensive tracking/reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-7 years progressive institutional fundraising experience in a dynamic environment with a proven track record of securing six-figure plus grants.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated grant writing experience, including proposals and reporting across a range of institutional donors. 
  • A well-developed knowledge of institutional giving planning processes, with a demonstrable understanding of the issues affecting the field.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, transport, urban planning, or environmental policy preferred. 
  • Experience of working to, and meeting, ambitious revenue goals, as well as participating in financial projections, reporting, and scenario planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, collaborative, productive relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Experience working with decentralized teams and across cultures.
  • Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills, to include: experience speaking to and writing for donors and program staff about program design and implementation in a manner that indicates deep understanding and grasp of nuance; crafting compelling partnership proposals and pitch materials.
  • Excellent editing and writing skills. Attention to detail and demonstrated critical reading skills. 
  • Sound judgment in balancing ITDP’s values of integrity and independence with developing partnerships with corporate, for-profit entities.
  • Understanding of the necessary processes and internal infrastructure required to deliver effective institutional funder relationships.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to devise creative solutions to complex problems and issues.
  • CRM experience, Salesforce preferred.
  • Extremely organized with attention to detail. Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Self-starter able to work effectively amidst competing priorities.
  • Positive attitude, patience, flexibility, and eagerness to learn and take on increasing responsibility.
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.

OTHER DETAILS

ITDP requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption or an exemption required under state/local law is approved. Offers of employment are contingent upon proof that a candidate is fully vaccinated or qualifies for an exemption.

SALARY RANGE

The salary range for this position is $80K-$90K commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “Development Manager” in the subject line. 

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law



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