About Houston-Galveston Area Council
The Houston-Galveston Area Council is one of the largest regional planning commissions in the country with a diverse service area of 13 counties and more than 7 million people. We are the pulse of our region addressing issues that cross city limits and county lines every single day.
We make decisions that affect our transportation system, ensure the safety and well-being or our seniors, connect people to jobs, help families recover from natural disasters, preserve water quality for our children, and so much more. We work to make the region a great place to live, work, and thrive.
What will I be doing?
- Expanding, creating, and implementing travel demand management strategies such as transit connections, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, carpool, vanpool, telework, etc. to support the Travel Demand Management Program
- Developing focus areas, specific actions, and coordinating outreach efforts to promote commuter alternatives to alleviate congestion and improve air quality in those areas
- Establishing and maintaining relationships with the public and key stakeholders within the eight-county Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) service area
- Building the foundation for strong community relations with community organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, civic groups, and others
- Proactively seeking out potential partnerships that will enhance the visibility of the Travel Demand Management Program and improve communications with the public and stakeholders
- Providing proactive and continuous public outreach and education to select target audiences
- Attending relevant community outreach events and making presentations to select groups about the Travel Demand Management Program
- Developing and delivering educational content to positively impact use of travel demand management strategies in the region
- Providing project management and administration, including budgeting, expense tracking, reporting, volunteer management, project planning and execution, consultant management, and evaluation
- Knowledge of alternative transportation program practices, including marketing and outreach; and public relations techniques
- Ability to:
- find, download, interpret and present in a graphic way a worksite, corridor, neighborhood, or region’s demographic, employment and commute pattern data
- read and interpret technical reports and planning documentation
- compile, develop and organize data into written reports and publications, presentations etc
- work independently to complete projects and tasks
- Excellent verbal (in person, online and over the phone) and written communication skills
- Successful at delivering engaging, research-based presentations before groups of various sizes
- Demonstrated interest in alternative transportation, sustainability or improving quality of life in communities
Do you have…
- Bachelor degree in an applicable academic discipline or related field of study
- 5 years of experience with local government, nonprofit programs, school or in job related duties
Equal Opportunity EmployerH-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.