Job Posting for LivableStreets: Program Manager

Title: Program Manager

OrganizationLivableStreets

Brief Summary of Position: In 2015, Livable Streets launched the Emerald Network Initiative, a vision that builds on Boston’s greenway legacy to create a seamless 200 mile greenway network across the core of Boston and its inner suburbs–an urban recreation and transportation system that is safe and convenient for all. 

The Program Manager will lead and shape the program and overall strategic direction for the Emerald Network

Responsibilities:

  • Build Broad Public Support
  • Create strong awareness and brand identity for the Emerald Network; communicate the vision widely to the general public, community partners and public and private stakeholders through online platforms, meetings and presentations
  • Build and cultivate relationships with a social network of partners and advisors
  • Advocate for the Vision
    • Influence cities, agencies, institutions, and businesses to become advocates for the Emerald Network vision and identify how they can help implement the greenway network
    • Lead a research study to document the costs and benefits of a regional greenway network
    • Mobilize efforts to push for the inclusion of the Emerald Network in various city, regional and state plans (i.e. Imagine Boston 2030)
  • Advance Projects
    • Lead change for key greenway projects with no current sponsor and provide technical, community and political support to active projects in the Emerald Network
    • Manage the recently launched Greenway Partners Program- lead and collaborate with 3-5 community groups to move proposed greenway projects forward

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of professional work experience with demonstrated leadership managing groups of people and managing an initiative/program
  • Strong communication skills–written, visual and verbal
  • Ability to execute on a number of diverse projects simultaneously; comfort with taking initiative
  • Academic or professional experience in community and/or urban planning, transportation policy, landscape architecture, or related discipline
  • Adobe Creative Suite highly preferred, ArcGIS experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Metro Boston regional planning issues

To Apply: View full job description and apply here