Program Manager, Advocacy and Organizing

TransitCenter is a private foundation that conducts research and advocacy and works nationally to improve public transit in ways that make U.S. cities more just and environmentally sustainable. To do this, we are committed to reforming how and by whom decisions about transit are made, bringing new perspectives, especially those of transit riders, into planning and policy work. We believe that supporting community-based activists and harnessing riders’ voices are critical to advancing change. 

More about TransitCenter’s work and staff can be found on our website, In order to live our organization values (listed below), specifically to have an equitable and

inclusive workplace, people of color, people with low incomes, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.



Advocacy and Organizing Program Managers are the primary connectors between TransitCenter and the universe of transit advocates and organizers across the country. They hold routine conversations and meetings with grantees and other field partners to discuss strategies and tactics, work plans, alliances, organizational sustainability, and funding strategies. They recruit and invite organizations into group organizing projects, and they make funding recommendations to senior leadership. They assess alignment between individual organizations and TransitCenter playing a key role in defining the nature of the relationship between field organizations and TransitCenter. Program managers are involved in strategy development and program implementation of both TransitCenter and that of our grantees and field partners.


The new program manager will join a small team with two to three other members.  Work plans are highly integrated and candidates should expect to collaborate regularly with colleagues and with staff members from key partner organizations.  Division of labor within  the team is fluid and distributed through a combination of geographical and issue considerations, personal areas of interest and expertise, fair work load balance, and more.



$84,000 to $126,000



Click here for more information or to apply. Interested applicants can apply by clicking here and answering the questions and submitting the requested documents.

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-04-24 22:07:43 -0400