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CMT seeks motivated individual for Program Associate position

Citizens For Modern Transit LogoProgram Associate of Citizens for Modern Transit

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Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is seeking a talented individual to serve as the Program Associate for the organization.  CMT is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with over 1,000 members and a 26-member volunteer board. CMT leads the St. Louis region’s education and advocacy efforts for a robust and expanding transit system, especially light rail, with the goal of building livable, sustainable communities, as well as providing support for improvements in rail service and pedestrian-friendly connections. The organization also is concerned with passenger rail and pedestrian issues.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of and support for public transit; transit oriented development (TOD); and public policies affecting transit.


  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, implement strategies to advance the expansion of light rail and local bus service, and increase public support for and use of the area’s public transit system.
  • Manage CMT grant-funded programs including daily operational activities, communications, and databases.
  • Assist Executive Director in developing, cultivating and maintaining membership in the organization. This will include identification and recruitment of new members and groups for collaboration. Plan and oversee membership activities and events. Manage communications with members including membership database and membership tracking.
  • Create and maintain website and social media outlets for membership and programmatic activities.
  • Under the direction of the CMT Executive Director, identify, secure and administer relevant grant and foundation resources.
  • Promote the link between transit and economic development, health, and job creation through the use of communication tools, website development, publications, and other CMT marketing materials.
  • Build public awareness of and support for the area’s public transit system. Create and implement opportunities for members to engage and network around support for public transit.
  • Represent the organization with local communities, organizations, and groups, as directed by CMT’s Executive Director.
  • Manage daily office communications and CMT customer service activities including opening/responding to mail, telephone calls, and in-person visits
  • Attend some evening and weekend events.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years experience in membership development, communications/marketing, project management, and/or community engagement.
  • Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Commitment to working as part of a team;
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations
  • Strong desire to work in a small, fast-paced office;
  • Experience in building and maintaining community partnerships and collaborations.
  • Commitment to the principles of public transit, and a strong desire to work with other groups to further the mission of CMT.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Versatility and adaptability to changing job requirements a strong plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and databases.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Salary range between $40,000-$45,000. CMT is an equal opportunity employer.

For confidential consideration, please send your resume and cover letter to CMT at  as ONE SAVED DOCUMENT. Resumes/cover letters must be received no later than 5 p.m. on May 15, 2015. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

No calls please. Initial interviews with the search committee will begin in early June, 2015.


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