Job Posting for Smart Growth America: National Complete Streets Coalition Director

The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, seeks a passionate, professional leader to serve as its Director. The successful candidate will build upon a decade of success by taking the Complete Streets movement to the next level.

The National Complete Streets Coalition is a non-profit, non-partisan alliance of public interest organizations and transportation professionals committed to the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and practices. A nationwide movement launched by the Coalition in 2004, Complete Streets is the integration of people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks. To date, over 700 agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies.

The Director reports to Smart Growth America’s President and CEO and works in support of a strategic plan developed collaboratively with the Coalition’s Steering Committee, a diverse group of national public interest organizations and transportation consulting firms.


  • Articulating the Complete Streets vision to varied audiences, including policy-makers, transportation professionals, public health professionals, and advocates.
  • Developing and delivering a program of policy, research, and technical assistance to advance the Complete Streets movement.
  • Managing Coalition staff and consultants.
  • Shepherding federal policy activities related to Complete Streets, including legislative and administrative strategies.
  • Researching and writing reports, memos, and other resources on a variety of related topics, from developing a policy through maintaining projects and from the perspective of different user groups and modes of transportation.
  • Providing technical assistance to transportation agencies, public health organizations, advocacy groups, and others in Complete Streets topics.
  • Managing Coalition membership, including recruitment and renewals.
  • Planning events and meetings for Coalition members, allies, and funders.
  • Securing funding for the Coalition’s activities, including pursuit of grants and contracts.
  • Preparing the program’s annual budget and providing financial oversight and controls throughout the year.


  • Skills and ease serving as program’s public face; ability to be credible and communicate with diverse audiences, including media; natural ease making public presentations.
  • Experience managing relationships with and among other organizations working at the national, state, and local levels.
  • Deep knowledge of best and emerging practices in transportation decision-making, including community engagement, project delivery systems, and performance measures.
  • Excellent writing skills, both in formal publications and informal means such as blog posts and Twitter.
  • A “can-do” attitude, resourceful and thoughtful when solving problems.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet urgent deadlines without compromising the quality of the finished product.

To Apply: For more information and to apply, click here.

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