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Bicycle Alliance of Washington
Policy Director
The Bicycle Alliance of Washington advocates for a bicycle friendly state, educates people of all
ages to increase transportation safety, develops more inclusive communities for cycling, builds
a coalition of organizations, and seeks to make bicycling accessible to everyone.
We believe that
Diversity is critical to developing a strong cycling community.
Bicycling is healthy, safe, affordable, and fun.
Everyone should feel safe while riding a bike.
Everyone has a right to transportation choices.
Safety can be increased through education, appropriate legislation, improved
infrastructure, and increased ridership.
The bicycle provides a simple and inexpensive way to promote public health, ease traffic
congestion, and improves the environment.
As a statewide organization with offices in Seattle, the Policy Director is a senior member of the
staff leadership team and will lead our organizational and program strategy at the state level.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Director works with our contract lobbyist in
Olympia and staffs the Legislative and Statewide Issues Committee. The Policy Director is
responsible for all policy programs including direct advocacy in Olympia, working with agencies
and stakeholder groups, bicycle clubs, building political support for our agenda; developing
messages; running the policy component of legislative organizing legislative coalition partners
around our priorities; directing policy interns and interacting with the media.
We seek a dynamic
individual with 7+ years of transportation, public policy, government relations, or experience in a
related field to lead our policy programs. Some direct advocacy and/or legislative experience is
also a must.
Flexible schedule with some night and weekend work required.
Statewide travel and significant
travel during Washington’s Legislative session is also required.
Key Responsibilities
Direct all aspects of our policy and legislative program including developing broad
coalitions to advocate for bicycling
Develop and manage the Bicycle Alliance’s policy program including advocacy for
increased bicycle safety and funding, climate and transportation policy, planning reform,
roadway pricing policy and budget issues
Oversee and increase outreach with stakeholders including Seattle and Washington
Departments of Transportation, State Department of Health, State Transportation
Commission, and other organizations with aligned interests
Develop productive relationship with League of American Bicyclists, Regional and
Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organizations
Promote Bicycle Alliance’s advocacy efforts related to current or upcoming priorities via
media outreach
Other Responsibilities
Provide assistance raising funds from individuals and member organizations
Collaborate with other staff on program and organizational strategy
Organize events such as workshops, forums and fundraisers
Minimum Qualifications
7+ years in transportation, public policy, government relations, or a related field
Grassroots Advocacy and/or Legislative experience
Experience with media and communications, including online and social media
Experience developing and implementing transportation policy strategies
A self-starter who is comfortable working in a team environment, listening deeply,
thinking creatively, collaborating effectively, and communicating well with coalition
partners and volunteers
Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple tasks
Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends
Proficient computer skills including comfort with word processing, spreadsheets,
databases, web and e-mail software
Strong writing, editing and public presentation skills
Ability to leverage available resources
Staff and/or volunteer management experience
Fundraising and strategic planning experience
Strong desire to change the world!
Salary and Benefits
Annual salary $45,000-$55,000 based upon experience
Excellent health, dental and retirement benefits
To apply please send a cover letter, resume, references, and one
writing sample to:
Bicycle Alliance of Washington
Attn: Policy Director Search
309A Third Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
or by email:
Subject Line: Policy Director Search
Posting open until May 31, 2011