Vision Zero Grants and Coalition Manager

Position Overview

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 Grants and Coalition 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 Grants and Coalition Manager will be part of WABA’s supportive and collaborative Advocacy Team, and report directly to the Advocacy Director. 

The Vision Zero Campaign Manager will manage WABA’s regional Vision Zero Grants and Coalitions by leading WABA’s regional Families for Safe Streets coalitions, managing the Vision Zero grants administered by the Department of Transportations, supervising our vision zero team, helping to expand our grant portfolio and planning events to push our region towards the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries.

The Vision Zero Grants and Coalition Manager will join WABA’s supportive and collaborative Advocacy Team, and report directly to the Advocacy Director. The WABA Advocacy team includes: the Advocacy Director, Senior Organizing Manager, Regional Organizers for DC, Maryland, and Virginia, a volunteer organizer, and teammates focused on regional Vision Zero Campaigns. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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,, and/or other education and outreach activities as indicated in grant deliverables. 
  • Grant Management 
    • This position will oversee application, job delegation (in coordination with the advocacy director and other advocacy managers), and compliance for government and foundation grants for the Advocacy Team. Job duties include writing grants when we are invited to apply, and interviewing staff as needed to get more details on capabilities. The position also works closely with the finance team to finalize grant budgets. 
    • Develop the annual Vision Zero budgets in coordination with the Advocacy director.
    • Create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with colleagues, WABA members and the public to track progress against grant deliverables.
    • Oversee monthly grant reports to Grant managers. 
  • 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.


  • Core Skills
    • 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 write grants while also tracking grant performance measures
    • 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.


  • 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.


This is a full time salaried exempt position, with option to flex time in exchange for additional weekend and evening hours worked. The expected salary range up to $65,500. 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 96 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 generally 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. 


Send a compelling, relevant cover letter and resume to with “Vision Zero Grants and Coalition 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) and/or do not include a cover letter will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be moved forward for consideration.  

Applications should be submitted by October 3rd 2023  to ensure consideration. We expect the position to start in October 2023.

No phone calls please

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.