About The Street Trust
The Street Trust is a membership advocacy organization representing street users from across the Portland Metro area. We advocate to break the political gridlock to address unsafe and incomplete public streets that threaten lives and livelihoods, and to win policy and investments that save lives, reduce barriers, and expand opportunities to the people and neighborhoods our current system neglects.
About These Positions
The Street Trust is building a new team as we prepare to publicly unveil our new Strategic Action Plan - a roadmap to how we intend to win the future of transportation. Everyone we hire will hold some responsibility for each aspect of the new plan, but each new hire will be positioned to lead internal and external discussions on one of our four priority areas (see below). These are new positions, so the successful candidate will have the opportunity to influence how the position takes shape and grows at The Street Trust.
Work at The Street Trust
We hire to help us to achieve the goals laid out in our strategic plan. We offer transparent pay and competitive benefits to full-time employees, and flexible work with living wages for part-time employees. Our workplace supports professional development and centers passionate professionalism. We hire without strict requirements, recognizing that many candidates from low-income backgrounds, communities of color, gender and sexual minorities, and people with disabilities face barriers to obtaining advanced degrees or work experience. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we recognize increased diversity can only strengthen our organization and the victories we can achieve. We pay equitably and do not negotiate salaries, which can perpetuate pay gaps. Above all, we hire people who come from the communities we serve and represent. Our staff are passionate about our vision of the future, respect the members and partners who make our organization so special, and share our commitment to equity, safety, and a clean and accessible transportation system for all.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, new hires must remain flexible, staying abreast of and implementing their duties in alignment with up-to-date COVID-19 protocols.
Four positions are open. If any of these sounds like you or someone you know, today is the day to apply! We are taking applications on a rolling basis and interviews will begin the first week of June. Positions open until filled - we will update this page. Click on each job title for a full position description including salary and benefits.
Central to our mission is direct advocacy for public policy to help us achieve our vision. We work with elected and appointed decision-makers, as well as communicating directly with voters on ballot initiatives to educate them on policy choices. We offer the perspective of our members, partners and street users, informed by our own rigorous research and policy development.
The right candidate: You are comfortable taking a 15-minute meeting with a state legislator, testifying before Metro Regional Government, or taking notes during a PBOT budget meeting. You understand the law enough that you can imagine changing it. You understand the similarities and differences between campaigns for office, for legislation, and for ballot measures. You also have a solid working knowledge of how the public policy sausage is made and are willing to negotiate to make progress.
Read more: Policy Transformation Manager
The Street Trust partners with a wide range of organizations from non-profit, labor, business, health, education, faith and other sectors. These partnerships make our advocacy more powerful, by bridging communities across differences, issue-areas and geographic focus. We work with everyone to achieve our vision, from co-founding the Getting There Together coalition, to forming strategic alliances to pass legislation like SB395, Safe Streets for All, or joining up with regional and statewide partners to pass HB2017, our state’s last major transportation infrastructure package.
The right candidate: You are a born networker who is ready to connect with professionals leading in every aspect of transportation conversations. You have professional experience working across differences and navigating organizational politics. You love putting the finishing details on group projects and you will cold call someone you wish to know better. You can imagine planning a party for everyone you know and having everyone arrive on time.
Read more: Partnerships Manager
Tens of thousands of people look to us to represent their interests and inform them about the transportation landscape. They are street users - from a strong bike community, to students and families who roll and walk to school, to survivors and families impacted by traffic violence, and even professional drivers and commuters who are committed to sharing the road. Their voices inform all levels of our work, and we keep them in the loop on upcoming developments. Together we are dedicated to winning the safe, clean, accessible transportation of the future.
The right candidate: You are a skilled trainer who wants to help everyone understand everything. You are committed to creating an inviting atmosphere for everyone who wants to help us define the future. You are ready to develop leaders and manage volunteers who help us all change the world. You are ready to help tens of thousands of Oregonians imagine a better future, and you can see yourself helping to make it real.
Read more: Member Voice Manager
As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, donations to the Street Trust are tax deductible. We take our responsibility to our funders very seriously, and work to demonstrate our impact to those who support our mission with donations, grants and contracts. Every gift to The Street Trust is the carbon-free fuel that drives our advocacy forward.
The right candidate: You are a skilled writer of grants, reports, newsletters and emails. You know how to ask for money and to say thank you when you get it. You can imagine leading conversations with wealthy and powerful people that resource our members, support our partners and elect champions for the future.
Read more: Grants and Impact Manager
Send an email to email@example.com with the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line. Include a cover letter, resume, and one additional attachment of your choice such as a work sample or link to a portfolio or LinkedIn profile. Candidates who advance will be asked for references at a later date. We are open to candidates who wish to apply for multiple positions with the same resume and cover letter - please reference both positions in your subject line and cover letter. Please, only one email per person, and no calls. If you require application assistance please email your request to the same address with the subject line "Requesting assistance."