Youth Advocate, Prince George’s County Vision Zero Youth Leadership Institute

Position Overview

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is seeking four committed and dedicated youth advocates, ages 15-18, for Prince George’s County Vision Zero Youth Leadership Institute.

Under the supervision of the Advocacy Director and the Youth Organizing Coordinator, the Youth Advocates will be responsible for organizing a youth town hall summit to advocate for Vision Zero in Prince George’s County. Youth Advocates will play a pivotal role in advocating for change in Prince George’s County and working towards a more equitable and safe transportation system.

The Youth Advocates will be part of WABA’s collaborative Advocacy Team, and report directly to the Youth Organizing Coordinator. The WABA Advocacy team currently includes: the Advocacy Director, Senior Organizing Manager, the DC Organizer, Virginia Organizer, Maryland Organizer, a volunteer organizer, Vision Zero Campaign Manager, and Vision Zero Coordinator. 

Youth Organizing Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Learn from transportation experts in the region to understand issues surrounding transportation safety, equity, and justice 
  • Develop public speaking skills, and data presentation skills to present compelling arguments as to why Vision Zero should be a county wide priority
  • Design and implement a community action plan to promote Vision Zero in Prince George’s County by connecting with key community leaders
  • Organizing a youth town hall in Prince George’s County to present and educate youth on a youth crash tracker toolkit, promoting awareness of Vision Zero amongst youth

Qualifications include, but are not limited to: 

  • Must reside in Prince George’s County;
  • Must be within the ages of 15-18;
  • Able to work 5 hours a week (twice per week, 2.5 hours per session) after school hours in a mutually agreed upon location in Prince George’s County;
  • Interest and desire to learn about transportation safety and justice; 
  • Prior volunteer experience and work experience a plus but not a requirement; 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time, hourly position. This position runs through August 2024, with the possibility of extending based on funding. Pay is $20 per hour. Students are expected to work 5 hours per week. Each session of work will be 2.5 hours, twice a week.

Transportation to and from work locations will be covered by WABA. Meals will be provided to successful candidates during work sessions 

About WABA

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.

Visit our about page to read about our values, theory of change and more.

To Apply:

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Positions available immediately. Deadline to apply is September 29th, 2023. 

Email with any questions. 

This opportunity was made possible due to a grant by Maryland Department of Transportation and Highway Safety Office.


WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities 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.