This position is part of RTC’s Trail Development team and will report to the Manager of Trail Development who serves as Project Manager for the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network (BGT). The successful candidate will support the Project Manager in building and managing a broad based coalition made up of grass roots advocates, citizens, and policy makers throughout the Baltimore community. Specific tasks include coordinating community outreach efforts, representing RTC and the goals of the BGT Network at community events, event planning to publicly promote the BGT Network, communications and logistical support for activities within the BGT Network, and partnership development. The successful candidate will be able to manage the related tasks of assisting to build a broad based constituency of trail supporters, while simultaneously supporting staff in the cultivation of strong working relationships with our local partners in the public, private and non-profit sector. Attention will also be given to developing a robust community and trail programming schedule to support trail use and trail development.
Specific responsibilities include:
-Engage with residents of Baltimore City in targeted neighborhoods near existing and proposed trails to cultivate neighborhood leaders who can act as ambassadors and advocates for the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network
-Develop a calendar of community events and neighborhood meetings to ensure a Coalition presence in order to promote the mission of the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network and to build our constituent base
-Maintain and grow a list of contacts for our database of constituents and partners for outreach and organizing purposes
-Support ongoing planning efforts of RTC and our coalition BGT Network partners in Baltimore as we work with communities and partners to develop new trails. Examples could include helping to facilitate community charrette to gather data for a trail corridor master planning process or gathering information to help write reports or produce concept plans
-Develop relationships with community leaders across Baltimore to engage them as partners in our BGT Network activities and empower them to be leaders in trail programming and trail development
-Support RTC and local partners in programming activities on trails an in neighborhoods such as bike rides, community walks, tours, and pop-up demonstration events
-Synthesize public input and data collection from a variety of collection methods including, but not limited to surveys, tabling at events, open houses, and other public events
-Work with RTC staff to ensure that the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network is representative of the diversity of communities and to expand outreach beyond the traditional set of trail users. This position will focus heavily on targeted outreach to neighborhoods which are historically underserved by the formal planning processes. The successful candidate will be able to engage with traditionally underserved areas of the city to engage residents in active transportation planning and place-making strategies in in which they are empowered as leaders within their communities and in the political structure of Baltimore.
How to Apply
Mail, fax, or email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Attention: Human Resources Office
The Duke Ellington Building
2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20037