WalkBoston Program Director
WalkBoston is seeking a mid-level professional with a passion for sustainable transportation. If you are
committed to making walking a major form of transportation and working in close coordination with
bicycling, transit, health, planning and environmental advocates we encourage you to apply for our
Program Director position. You would be working with a core team of advocates with years of experience
in developing walkable communities. We are looking for an individual who wants to make walking
advocacy a career focus and help WalkBoston continue our expansion across Massachusetts serving urban, suburban and rural communities.
The Program Director will manage several ongoing WalkBoston programs, act as a public face for the
organization, have responsibility for working with community and/or agency partners, and assist in project
development and grant writing. Among the programs that the Director will manage are:
- Technical assistance to municipalities concerning addition of walking to municipal planning efforts,
assessment of existing walking conditions, and development of programs to encourage walking.
- Safe Routes to Schools – with both state and community partners in schools and towns.
- Creation of new walking maps for municipal and institutional partners.
The Program Director should have demonstrated experience in the following skills:
• manage several projects simultaneously
• work independently and as part of a team
• create work plans
• develop and track budgets for projects
• delegate tasks to other staff
• write monthly, quarterly, and final reports
• participate in strategic planning for the organization
• make presentations at meetings and events
• create and build relationships
• attend public meetings relevant to walking and walkers’ concerns
• follow up on leads for possible partners and projects
• develop grant proposals
• assist with corporate and individual fund raising
• 5 – 8 years of increasingly responsible professional experience
• Masters degree in relevant field such as Urban Planning, Public Policy, Education or Public Health
• Expertise in reading and interpreting design plans and comfort with carrying out walking condition
• Experience in development of project proposals and/or grant proposals
• Project management experience
Our ideal candidate would have great enthusiasm for our mission, a strong commitment to walkable
communities, and an interest in a long-term position.
Salary $50,000 – $60,000/year plus benefits.
If you are interested please email a cover letter and resume by December 15th to firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.
For more information on WalkBoston’s mission and programs please visit http://www.walkboston.org