We’re hiring! Vision Zero Campaign Manager

Interested in being a part of a movement to end traffic fatalities and severe injuries in the D.C. Metro Region? WABA is hiring a Vision Zero Campaign Manager to help organize the growing movement of advocates, families and coalition partners who are leading efforts to implement solutions to make streets safer for all road users.

The Vision Zero Campaign Manager will be part of WABA’s supportive and collaborative Advocacy Team, and report directly to the Advocacy Director. 

The Team

The WABA Advocacy team includes: the Advocacy Director, Organizing Manager, the Trails Coalition Manager and Trails Coalition Coordinator, a volunteer organizer, and the Vision Zero Campaign Manager.

Job Responsibilities

The Vision Zero Campaign Manager will manage WABA’s regional Vision Zero program by organizing WABA’s regional Vision Zero Summit, leading regional Families for Safe Streets coalitions, managing the Vision Zero grant administered by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and planning events to push our region towards the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Vision Zero Coalition Building
    • Seek out and build partnerships at all levels to advance our work on Vision Zero with community leaders, agency staff, public officials, and families impacted by traffic violence. 
    • Build community support through workshops and campaign actions.
    • Convene a diverse cross-section of Vision Zero stakeholders to facilitate cooperation and communication, and drive implementation of action plans.
  • Event Planning
    • Build community support for achieving Vision Zero by organizing safe streets community meetings, days of action, neighborhood safety audits, a regional Vision Zero Summit, and/or other education and outreach activities as indicated in grant deliverables.
  • Grant Management 
    • Lead accountability and oversight for achieving established targets and goals.
    • Lead all grant management meetings with DDOT.
    • Develop the annual Vision Zero budget in coordination with the Advocacy director and DDOT grant manager.
    • Create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with colleagues, WABA members and the public to track progress against grant deliverables.
    • Submit monthly grant invoices and reports to the DDOT grant manager.
  • Communications
    • Support WABA staff with distilling complicated Vision Zero policy ideas into compelling messages easily understood by the general public. 
    • Support WABA staff with creating and delivering training.
    • Contribute to the WABA blog and social media accounts.
  • Crash Advocacy
    • Improve our access to quality data by advocating for better reporting practices and open sourcing to the public; analyze the data to make more informed safety arguments and decisions about where to use WABA’s advocacy resources.
    • Manage WABA Crash tracker submissions and follow-up. Be a resource to victims of crashes.
    • Administer the supporting attorney referral program.
    • Expand crash data collection beyond DC to help inform expansion of the Vision Zero campaign.


Core Skills and Experience: 

  • 3+ years of combined experience in: project management, team management, coalition building, and outreach.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • 2+ years of grant management experience.
  • The ability to organize time wisely and multitask in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work some hours outside of traditional business hours (i.e. mornings before 9 AM, evenings after 5 PM, and weekends).

Useful Skills & Experience:

  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate and evaluate employees.
  • 2+ years of experience working with government agencies and elected officials to achieve policy goals. 
  • Familiarity and comfort with using the following tools in a professional capacity: Google Workspace (Gmail, Chat, Meet, Drive, Sheets, Docs), Salesforce, WordPress.


There’s a lot of work to do! Here’s some of what’s available to help get it done:

  • A network of thousands of engaged advocates and organizations. 
  • WABA’s hardworking and supportive Advocacy Team. 
  • WABA’s Communications team is here to help you get the right messages to the right people.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full time salaried exempt position, with compensatory time in exchange for additional weekend and evening hours worked. The expected salary range is $54,000-$60,000. Other benefits include:

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
  • Up to 120 hours of paid vacation starting in your first year, with additional hours after two, five, and ten years of service.
  • Up to 160 hours annually of paid sick time starting in your first year.
  • Flexible use of sick leave. WABA supports and promotes the health of staff, who may use accrued sick time for unscheduled leave when not feeling well (mind or body), as well as for scheduled medical appointments.
  • Paid holidays following the annual federal holiday calendar.
  • Immediate access to WABA’s 403(b) retirement program, with up to a 5% employer match after one-year of service.
  • A fun and relaxed office environment.
  • Passionate, supportive colleagues who are dedicated to working together for our mission and seeing the impact of our work.

Employment Details

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working remotely, this position will require attending some in-person events.

WABA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. DC grant funded staff must comply with Mayor’s Order 2021-147, section VI, part 2, or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Mission & Vision

WABA empowers people to ride bikes, build connections, and transform places. We envision a just and sustainable transportation system where walking, biking, and transit are the best ways to get around.

To make our vision a reality, we ground our work in five key values:

Joy: We celebrate people and share the joy of bicycling.
Boldness: We think big and transform passion into action.
Integrity: We earn trust through consistency, honesty, and transparency.
Justice: We put justice at the heart of our work.
Stewardship: We care for people and the environment, conserve resources, and evolve thoughtfully.

Visit our about page to read WABA’s theory of change and more on how we will continue impacting positive change in our region’s transportation system.


Send a compelling, relevant cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Vision Zero Manager” in the subject line. Resumes and cover letters should be labeled “First Name Last Name Resume/Cover Letter” (e.g. Renee Smith Resume). Applications that are not emailed directly to jobs(at)waba.org and/or do not include a cover letter will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be moved forward for consideration.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 17th, 2022 to ensure consideration. We expect the position to start in April 2022.

No phone calls please

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.