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CAP/ADID Sustainability Director Position Available

April 1,2011

Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) is a nonprofit corporation of Atlanta business leaders, property owners and institutions working with each other and with government since 1941 to help build a better center city. It carries out research and planning and acts as a catalyst for a wide range of programs and projects for the improvement of Downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), founded in 1995 by CAP, is a public-private partnership that strives to create an attractive, safe and livable environment for Downtown.

Central Atlanta Progress is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated person to fill the position of Sustainability Director.  The position is responsible for the management, implementation and further development of CAP/ADID sustainability initiatives, to include activities that balance Downtown’s economic growth with environmental protection and responsibility.  These activities are expected to expand upon CAP/ADID’s existing programs of the Downtown Transportation Management Association (TMA), which promote sustainable transportation options.  Reporting to the Vice President of Transportation, this position requires duties across a wide range of activities for Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide leadership in the creation and execution of sustainability projects in partnership with other CAP/ADID departments and staff and external public and private stakeholders;
    • Downtown sustainability initiatives may address: Recycling and waste management, Green building policy and projects, Energy, Transportation and parking, Air, Water and Food;
    • Define short- and long-term sustainability goals and objectives, priorities, and performance metrics;
  • Manage day-to-day operations of CAP/ADID’s Downtown Transportation Management Association (TMA), including:
    • Implement local and third-party, regional programs, including the Discount Transit Pass Program (DTPP), the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program, carpools, bicycle and pedestrian programs, and alternative work arrangement programs;
    • Create outreach and marketing opportunities to promote transportation options, such as carpooling, vanpooling, transit, biking, walking and teleworking, to Downtown employers and employees;
    • Increase TMA program participation;
    • Complete and oversee reporting activities each month for federal funding reimbursement and measurement of program effectiveness;
    • Implement the recommendations of the Downtown Parking Demand Management Action Plan;
  • Supervise, train, and provide direction to TMA staff (with support from the V.P. of Transportation, as needed);
  • Identify and secure external funding resources for projects with funding needs;
  • Nurture existing partnerships and relationships and develop new ones to support advancement of sustainability and transportation management programs;
  • Represent CAP/ADID sustainability programs to the public and serve as liaison to the City of Atlanta’s sustainability programs, Sustainable Atlanta, and others;
  • Such other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in public administration, civil engineering, urban planning, environmental sciences, marketing, or other related field (A specialization, minor or masters degree in Sustainability is a plus);
  • Five to ten years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Understanding of and experience with:
    • Transportation demand management (TDM) principles and best practices, including knowledge of the Atlanta region’s TDM program;
    • Sustainability initiatives, both public and private;
    • LEED green building certifications (LEED Professional accreditation is a plus but not required);
  • Proven personnel management capabilities and leadership skills;
  • Experience in the execution of projects that utilize public and private funding;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Strong organizational, human relations and communication skills (both oral and written).

    Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) is a nonprofit corporation of Atlanta business leaders, property owners and institutions working with each other and with government since 1941 to help build a better center city. It carries out research and planning and acts as a catalyst for a wide range of programs and projects for the improvement of Downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), founded in 1995 by CAP, is a public-private partnership that strives to create an attractive, safe and livable environment for Downtown.

    Central Atlanta Progress is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated person to fill the position of Sustainability Director.  The position is responsible for the management, implementation and further development of CAP/ADID sustainability initiatives, to include activities that balance Downtown’s economic growth with environmental protection and responsibility.  These activities are expected to expand upon CAP/ADID’s existing programs of the Downtown Transportation Management Association (TMA), which promote sustainable transportation options.  Reporting to the Vice President of Transportation, this position requires duties across a wide range of activities for Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District.

    The successful candidate will:

  • Provide leadership in the creation and execution of sustainability projects in partnership with other CAP/ADID departments and staff and external public and private stakeholders;
    • Downtown sustainability initiatives may address: Recycling and waste management, Green building policy and projects, Energy, Transportation and parking, Air, Water and Food;
    • Define short- and long-term sustainability goals and objectives, priorities, and performance metrics;
  • Manage day-to-day operations of CAP/ADID’s Downtown Transportation Management Association (TMA), including:
    • Implement local and third-party, regional programs, including the Discount Transit Pass Program (DTPP), the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program, carpools, bicycle and pedestrian programs, and alternative work arrangement programs;
    • Create outreach and marketing opportunities to promote transportation options, such as carpooling, vanpooling, transit, biking, walking and teleworking, to Downtown employers and employees;
    • Increase TMA program participation;
    • Complete and oversee reporting activities each month for federal funding reimbursement and measurement of program effectiveness;
    • Implement the recommendations of the Downtown Parking Demand Management Action Plan;
  • Supervise, train, and provide direction to TMA staff (with support from the V.P. of Transportation, as needed);
  • Identify and secure external funding resources for projects with funding needs;
  • Nurture existing partnerships and relationships and develop new ones to support advancement of sustainability and transportation management programs;
  • Represent CAP/ADID sustainability programs to the public and serve as liaison to the City of Atlanta’s sustainability programs, Sustainable Atlanta, and others;
  • Such other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in public administration, civil engineering, urban planning, environmental sciences, marketing, or other related field (A specialization, minor or masters degree in Sustainability is a plus);
  • Five to ten years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Understanding of and experience with:
    • Transportation demand management (TDM) principles and best practices, including knowledge of the Atlanta region’s TDM program;
    • Sustainability initiatives, both public and private;
    • LEED green building certifications (LEED Professional accreditation is a plus but not required);
  • Proven personnel management capabilities and leadership skills;
  • Experience in the execution of projects that utilize public and private funding;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Strong organizational, human relations and communication skills (both oral and written).

 

To Apply

Interested applicants should e-mail their letter of interest and resume to Michele Santa Maria, Human Resources Manager at msantamaria@atlantadowntown.com or fax to 404-506-9947.

The Hurt Building, 50 Hurt Plaza – Suite 110, Atlanta, GA  30303

www.atlantadowntown.com

Closes Friday, April 22, 2011

Position Classification

This is a full-time position.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  A competitive benefits package is provided.

Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.