The Shared-Use Mobility Center is a public-interest organization dedicated to achieving equitable, affordable, and environmentally sound mobility across the US through the efficient sharing of transportation assets. By connecting the public and private sectors, piloting programs, conducting new research, and providing policy and technical expertise to cities and regions, SUMC seeks to extend the benefits of shared mobility for all.
About the Role
Position Title: Program Associate
Date Opened: September 6, 2022
Date Closing: October 21, 2022 (applications reviewed on a rolling basis)
Two full‐time salaried positions with benefits
Based in our Los Angeles office
Salary range depending on qualifications: $50,000 ‐ $62,500
Hybrid remote/in‐office work location
The Shared‐Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is a non‐profit public interest organization promoting multimodal transportation systems that work for all.
Through pilot projects, research, capacity‐building, and advocacy, SUMC helps communities realize a vision of an equitable and sustainable mobility future.
SUMC is expanding its LA office to serve a growing set of programs that support practitioners and stakeholders in pursuing transportation equity and innovation.
In particular, the California Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot program (CMO) disseminates knowledge and resources throughout a rapidly growing mobility ecosystem of public agencies, community‐based organizations, Native American tribes, and private sector mobility providers.
The Program Associate will work closely with SUMC’s California and Chicago teams to support the organization’s
growing technical assistance and capacity‐building work. The position presents a rare opportunity to work across the public and private sectors to shape the future of mobility around climate and social equity goals.
SUMC staff are responsible for a wide range of duties in a thoughtful, creative, fast‐paced atmosphere.
Depending on needs at the time, the Program Associate will be responsible for delivering technical assistance, writing and developing tools and resources, facilitating training and peer exchange, and managing administrative tasks.
Subject matter is wide‐ranging and may include transportation planning, community engagement, procurement, public‐private partnerships, accessibility, data management, and innovative
The Program Associate will have routine contact with transportation leaders and other practitioners doing some of the most innovative work at the intersection of mobility, equity, and climate.
What You're Gonna Do
Program Associate Duties May Include:
- Contribute to technical assistance delivered to program participants
- Organize meetings, training, workshop and webinars, and other peer exchange opportunities within the Clean Mobility Equity Alliance and SUMC’s annual National Shared Mobility Summit
- Contribute to engaging and educational resources such as guidebooks, fact sheets, case studies, videos, and podcasts
- Conduct research, conduct interviews, and collect other information about mobility projects
- Contribute to development and utilization of tools such as surveys, interactive maps, decision‐support
tools, and reporting dashboards
- Contribute to other communications efforts such as blog posts, newsletters, and social media feeds
- Contribute to program planning and organizational strategy in collaboration with partners and colleagues
- Facilitate and document relationships between SUMC and potential partners
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) planning, public policy, or business
administration AND at least two years of experience in related work such as transportation planning or mobility industry operations, service development, or policy/public affairs
Master’s degree in a relevant field such as (but not limited to) planning, public policy, or business administration AND at least one year of experience in related work
- Experience analyzing and communicating about transportation or social equity best practices
- Strong attention to detail and independent time management skills
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with team members, including colleagues in remote locations
- Experience planning/operating public transit or mobility services such as carsharing, micromobility, ridehailing, or on‐demand transit, especially in low‐income communities and communities of color
- Experience working in or with local or regional transportation agencies
- Ability to engage individuals representing a variety of cultures and personal/professional backgrounds
with ease, adapting to the context both in‐person and remotely
- Familiarity or experience with racial and social justice work and strategies
- Experience with technical analysis or policy/program evaluation applicable to the transportation sector
- Spanish‐language competency
What We Offer
The Shared‐Use Mobility Center is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to inclusion in transportation, and we strive to reflect that mission in the composition of our staff. Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, women, and older adult candidates are especially encouraged to submit applications.
The Shared‐Use Mobility Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant. Employment opportunities at SUMC are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job.
All employment candidates are considered without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetics, marital status, veteran status, or, any other characteristic protected by law.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training.
This job is available for international candidates.