The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks a strategic community organizer to lead our program to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the Washington Region within the decade. (Learn more about our Vision Zero campaign here.)
Position OverviewTraffic fatalities are preventable. For too long, we have been conditioned to accept that crashes on our roads are the inevitable price we pay for convenient and efficient transportation. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We know how to design roads to be so safe that even when people make mistakes, no one gets killed. We know what kinds of traffic laws and enforcement make the streets safer for all users. What we need is the public support to implement these solutions. That’s where you come in. The Vision Zero Campaign Coordinator will act as a community organizer, mobilizing support to keep the District moving forward with commitments to Vision Zero, and support neighboring jurisdictions to make their own Vision Zero commitments. The Coordinator will work to build better relationships between the bicycling community and law enforcement.
Vision Zero Coordinator Job Activities:Vision Zero Advocacy
- Build community support for Vision Zero through Safe Street workshops, days of action, neighborhood safety audits, and other community engagement activities;
- Analyze publicly available crash data to produce think pieces and reports that support our advocacy for safer streets;
- Act as a resource to victims of crashes through the WABA Crash Tracker;
- Organize “What to do after a crash” and other relevant community workshops;
- Help organize a regional Vision Zero summit
QualificationsThe ideal candidate will demonstrate experience or background in the following:
- Grassroots or community organizing
- Event planning
- Commitment to equity and social justice
- Policy or legal work (preferred, not required)
- Experience working with a regional transportation department or planning agency (preferred, not required)
- Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
- Technological fluency. The coordinator will create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with our members and the public via a myriad of online organizing tools, including WordPress and Salsa. The advocacy team uses Google office tools (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office tools to collaborate on work.