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Tri-State Transportation Campaign seeks a dynamic and effective part-time advocate to advance a safe streets campaign in Nassau County, Long Island.

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign conducts advocacy to promote a more balanced and equitable transportation system in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. We were formed in 1994 by the region's major environmental and planning organizations to reduce the impacts of car dependency and sprawl development. Since our founding, we have stopped wasteful road expansion projects and won millions more in funding for mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects. Year after year, Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s Most Dangerous Roads Report identifies Long Island as home to some of the most dangerous roads for walking in the tri-state region.

Responsibilities of the Long Island Safe Streets Advocate will include:

  1. Taking a lead role in convening and coordinating a Safe Streets Stakeholder Working Group in Nassau County comprised of: school representatives (superintendents, PTA Leaders, crossing guard workers, & teachers), government representatives (Village, Town & County Boards, police, fire, highway superintendents), and advocates for safer streets.
  2. Working with agency and elected officials, civic leaders, businesses, and non-profits to identify solutions to help improve the safety of the County’s roads for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers.
  3. Help to develop, produce, and implement an Action Plan and “Best Practices” report based on working group and community input.
  4. Produce letters to the editor, blog posts, and other educational materials to help build awareness and support for safer streets.
  5. Work with local partners to call attention to the need for design, engineering, and enforcement changes on some of LI’s most deadly roads.

The position is for 20 hours per week, with a one-year commitment, and some work hours can be done remotely. TSTC is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan. Vacation/sick time benefits and Transitchek benefits offered.

Requirements: B.A. in political science, environmental policy, urban planning or related field required. Community organizing experience a plus. Three years of work experience preferred. The person must have a passion for transportation and environmental issues, be politically savvy, energetic, highly motivated and have excellent analytical, research and writing skills. Long Island residency and media experience strongly preferred.
How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Vincent Pellecchia, General Counsel and Operations Manager, Tri-State Transportation Campaign at vincent@tstc.org. No phone calls please.

TSTC Internships

We welcome students and others who are interested in environmental issues, urban planning, transportation advocacy, or community organizing to come spend some time working with us. Tasks could include writing for our daily blog, research projects, advocacy work, or assisting with administrative duties. If you would like more information, please contact Vincent Pellecchia at vincent@tstc.org.