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For 35 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

MOBILIZE Intern

Full Time Position Remote

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 Program Manager. This internship will be remote. The intern may work from any state in the  continental U.S. and must be available to work during our Eastern time zone office hours. There is a preference for an intern who can work in our New York City office when it reopens. 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. This role will be communications focused both in developing content and editing content for external audiences.

The MOBILIZE Intern will report to the MOBILIZE Manager and will work with staff across all ITDP offices.  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 15-20 hours per week is required. Hours are flexible Monday-Friday from 9:30 am- 6 pm Eastern time. This position will last from August 2021 to the end of December 2021 and may be extended into the next academic year. A computer will be provided during the internship.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a database of the Sustainable Transport Award nominations and support in researching and data collection for case studies.
  • Review, update and assess website content and copy.
  • Draft copy and edit content for the MOBILIZE Capacity Building Program and update as necessary.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, presentations, webinars by notetaking or assisting with backend tech support.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for organizing events (physical and virtual) and study tours locally and abroad.
  • In tandem with the Communications team and Mobilize Team, support with communications in developing creative content, and editing documents as needed.
  • Supporting the team on reports and data collection.
  • Drafting communication emails for participants and follow up messaging as needed.
  • Administrative duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 communications, creative writing, urban planning, NPO management, international relations or related fields.
  • Good communicator with strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Capable of conducting fast-paced, comprehensive internet research.
  • Strong attention to detail, self-directed, organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal communications to conduct interviews for information research.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, word, google application.
  • Must be available August 2021- December 2021 with an option to extend to 2022. Hours are flexible Monday-Friday from 9:30 am- 6 pm Eastern time. A stipend is available of $300 per week for a 15 hour work week and $400 per week for a 20 hour work week.

Preferred

  • Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese a plus.
  • Creative writer.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “MOBILIZE Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

U.S. Program Coordinator

Full Time Position Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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 Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, non-motorized travel, travel demand management, parking, transport policy and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

Based in Boston, the Program Coordinator will work with the ITDP US team. In this cross- functional role, the Program Coordinator will provide programmatic management, communications, research and logistical events support, working on a variety of projects. The role will include direct in-person support to the program work in Boston as well as liaising with US, global and core function teams at ITDP HQ in New York City. 

The Program Coordinator will report to the US Director and will be expected to work cooperatively, independently and communicate effectively with program staff, senior leadership (CEO, COO, CKO), finance team, and communications and development teams. 

The ideal candidate is a motivated creative thinker pursuing a nonprofit administration or philanthropy career with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience with nonprofits, event management, and budgets, as well as comprehension of office management systems and procedures. An interest in social equity, environmental sustainability and urban planning is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Programmatic Management Support

  • Assist the US Director and Boston Program Manager with programmatic support as needed, including organizing meetings, set up and help manage consulting contracts (tracking progress, invoicing and payments), prepare expense reports.
  • Coordinate and track the development and processing of program grants and contracts to ensure timely receipt, approval, processing and payment.
  • Assist in the development of annual program plans and monitoring progress.
  • Assist in the management of fiscal operations including tracking expenditures, updating forecasts and monitoring budget vs. actual.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with all aspects of assigned projects, including knowledge of donor requirements to ensure compliance, along with related ITDP policies and procedures for project grants and contracts.
  • Pull together activity lists and progress reports for Board, funders and weekly internal updates.

Communications and Knowledge Sharing

  • Support internal and external knowledge sharing, by focusing on webinars, media tracking, photo library development, and identifying opportunities for learning for the organization.
  • Conduct specific research, draft materials for external communications such as fact sheets, case studies, etc. and prepare PowerPoint presentations as needed in support of ITDP’s programmatic work.
  • Work with the global program and global communications teams to promote US programs via web and print, as well as help develop outreach plans, including contact management.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating events, workshops, virtual convenings and study tours–including outreach, managing RSVP lists, follow-up and budget tracking.
  • Organize calls and meetings as needed both internally and externally.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years of progressive nonprofit or philanthropic administration experience.
  • Excellent command of Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft Office and computer database management systems.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team across all levels within the organization.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; ability to represent ITDP well with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.
  • Salesforce and/or database experience a plus.
  • Event planning experience a plus.
  • Graphic design skills a plus.
  • Adept at Mailchimp, Adobe Creative Cloud, Flickr, social media applications, web based platforms/applications, WordPress, Slack is a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “U.S. Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. This position is term limited until December 31, 2022 with the possibility of an extension.

Technical Transport Manager, Southeast Asia

Full Time Position Jakarta, Indonesia

ITDP is seeking a Technical Transport Manager. The Manager will work closely with the Southeast Asia Director to advance ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Jakarta, the Manager provides essential support to current ITDP programs and assists with developing new program opportunities. In collaboration with the Southeast Asia Director, the Manager will supervise technical work in Southeast Asia. The Manager will promote, plan and facilitate transit and urban development projects in Southeast Asia, provide technical advice in analysis, design and implementation of public transport and urban development related projects, promote best practices in public transport and the transformation of urban development including research in public transport related subjects.

The Manager will report to the Southeast Asia Director. The Manager will manage staff in the ITDP Indonesia office in Jakarta and will be expected to collaborate with senior management, senior government officials and business leaders. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical and Policy Responsibilities

  • Implement project activities, including: 
    • Collect, compile and analyze data for technical assessments and case studies.
    • Prepare presentations and write technical reports
    • Manage the dialog and participate in the execution of activities with international consultants and partners in Southeast Asia.
    • Manage workshops, events, capacity building activities and campaigns. 
  • Work with Southeast Asia Director to oversee program work on policy at the city, state, and national levels to ensure government institutions and funding are aligned with sustainable transportation.
  • Work with Southeast Asia Director to oversee policy work to prioritize safe, sustainable transport and discourage unsafe, unstainable options through measures such as parking, low emissions zones, congestion charging and urban development through dense and compact development.
  • Assist Southeast Asia Director to develop partnerships with local authorities, international and national agencies, other NGOs and research institutes, or other valuable contacts as a means to scale ITDP’s impact and expand programming into new topics, cities or countries in accordance with ITDP’s mission.

 

Management

  • Ensure that projects are high quality, well documented and effective; work directly with Southeast Asia Director and staff to ensure that projects are implemented in compliance with ITDP and donor financial policies.
  • Directly manage staff, ensuring a good working environment and professional fulfillment.

 

Communications

  • Represent ITDP in public forums and public communications. Serve as an articulate, persuasive and effective spokesperson for ITDP and its mission, goals and successes to the external community.  
  • Maintain sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with outside organizations that are critical to the achievement of ITDP’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, economics, engineering, political science or related field required.
  • 5-7 years’ progressive experience in the sustainable transport field.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice with an excellent command of sustainable transportation issues and approaches in Southeast Asia. 
  • Proven ability to manage a team with high morale and performance, and to collaborate effectively in an international organization with people of diverse cultures, perspectives and ideas.
  • An intuitive problem solver and motivator who can analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions that enhance ITDP’s relationships, goals and initiatives.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff. 
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills; demonstrated ability to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder.
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required. 
  • Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to indonesia@itdp.org with “Technical Transport Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

East Asia Director

Full Time Guangzhou, China OR Beijing, China

ITDP is seeking an East Asia Director. The Director is ITDP’s principal representative in China and will be responsible for advancing ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Guangzhou or Beijing, China, the Director provides essential support to current ITDP programs while focusing on developing new program opportunities.

The Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be a member of ITDP’s Senior Leadership Council. The Director will oversee a team based in Guangzhou and Beijing. The Director will be expected to collaborate with senior management, senior government officials and business leaders to lead ITDP’s regional strategy, develop partnerships and funding, and manage a passionate team of mission-driven professionals to create tangible impact in cities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Development & Support

  • In close collaboration with the CEO, develop ITDP’s regional strategy, including measurable five-year goals; prioritization of topics and geographies; clear influence targets; and a compelling approach to scaling ITDP’s impact.
  • Develop relationships with key bilateral, multilateral, foundation and corporate donors in the region. Maintain awareness of key donors’ regional and country-level funding strategies. Actively engage donors to positively influence donor strategies and programmatic and funding priorities.
  • Provide significant leadership on program design and proposal development. Write project proposal narratives and develop budgets as needed.
  • Actively develop partnerships with local authorities, international and national agencies, other NGOs and research institutes, or other valuable contacts as a means to scale ITDP’s impact and expand programming into new topics, cities or countries in accordance with ITDP’s mission.
  • Collaborate closely with ITDP regional staff and headquarters to identify new projects, new donors, and other mechanisms to strengthen the organizational presence in- country.

Management & Operations

  • Provide strong leadership that unifies the region within an international organization while nurturing initiatives in the regional office. Manage for results.
  • Lead, recruit, develop, mentor and manage the team in the region ensuring high morale, good performance and embodiment of ITDP’s culture and values. Manage professional development plans for each staff member and manage performance evaluation process. Conduct regular site visits and provide mentoring and backup support as needed.
  • Ensure that projects are high quality, well documented and effective; coordinate a quarterly review on progress of key project indicators and milestones. Track program budgets and ensure that projects are implemented in compliance with ITDP and donor financial policies.
  • Ensure institutional strength in the region, including sound financial and accounting practices, good project management, an organogram with clear roles & responsibilities and decision-making, strong human resources, inter-office collaboration, regulatory and legal compliance, etc.

Communications

  • In coordination with the CEO, oversee, identify and develop a plan to communicate ITDP’s goals, strategies and successes for the region.
  • Represent ITDP in public forums and public communications. Serve as an articulate, persuasive and effective spokesperson for ITDP and its mission, goals and successes to the external community.
  • Protect the reputation and technical credibility of ITDP by ensuring that products released in ITDP’s name are of the highest technical caliber and enhance the role of ITDP as a standard bearer for best practice in transportation systems.
  • Maintain sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with outside organizations that are critical to the achievement of ITDP’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, economics, engineering, political science or related field required.
  • 10+ years of experience in the sustainable transport field.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social equity with an excellent command of sustainable transportation issues and approaches in East Asia.
  • Proven track record of fundraising in a nonprofit environment and strong connections with industry-related foundations and international aid institutions.
  • Strong experience engaging and maintaining relationships with high-level stakeholders and senior decision makers in Chinese government bodies relevant to ITDP’s work; experience working in a government department preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage a team with high morale and performance, and to collaborate effectively in an international organization with people of diverse cultures, perspectives and ideas.
  • An astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; sophisticated analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Experience in a progressively responsible management role; an intuitive problem solver and motivator who can analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions that enhance ITDP’s relationships, goals and initiatives.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills; demonstrated ability to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder and fundraiser.
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English is required.
  • Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

TO APPLY

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “East Asia Director” 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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