PedNet is Hiring!


Coalition Coordinator

Missouri Coalition for Responsible Transportation is hiring a Coalition Coordinator to lead the implementation of its three-year strategic plan.

The Coalition is a new group of Missouri transportation professionals who are joining forces to advocate for a statewide transportation system that is fiscally responsible and allows all Missourians to travel independently and safely. The Coalition’s Leadership Team is made up of PedNet Coalition in Columbia, BikeWalkKC in Kansas City, Trailnet in St. Louis, and Ozark Greenways in Springfield.

We believe that in order to build strong communities across Missouri, we must:

  • Increase federal, state, and local funding for walking, biking, accessibility, and public transit
  • Expand the infrastructure network of sidewalks, protected bike lanes, trails, and public transit service
  • Ensure the road transportation system is safe for everyone

The Coalition Coordinator will report directly to the Leadership Team, and will be housed at PedNet’s office in Columbia.

  • Full-time position (salaried, exempt)
  • Compensation: $40,000/year
  • Benefits:
    • 20 days Vacation/Illness/Personal paid leave
    • 9 paid holidays
    • $150/month health insurance stipend
    • $40/month personal cell phone stipend
    • Flexible schedule
  • 1-year commitment with potential for future renewal based on continued project funding


Position Description

The Coalition Coordinator will build the Missouri Coalition for Responsible Transportation from the ground up. The Coalition has a new three-year strategic plan, and the Coordinator will be responsible for carrying out the plan. The Coordinator will create a broad-based statewide coalition of agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals that support a transportation system that is fiscally responsible, safe, connected, and usable by all Missourians. The position will require occasional travel to communities across Missouri.


  • Develop a strategic marketing plan for the coalition to appeal to diverse audiences
    • Develop branding and marketing plan
    • Refine marketing materials through testing and evaluation with key constituencies, conducting surveys, focus groups and interviews with prospective key influencers and donors
    • Develop and implement 1-2 signature events for the coalition (ex. statewide summit or coordinated efforts on Bike, Walk & Wheel Week)
  • Grow a strong grassroots advocacy network
    • Develop and market a statewide advocacy outreach program through coalition members
    • Conduct a statewide needs assessment, the results of which would help inform and engage the public and key stakeholders.
    • Conduct short legislative updates, Q&A, and other short briefing events adjacent to existing coalition member events
  • Support the growth and success of other local organizations and communities across the state
    • Provide technical assistance and resources to encourage walking and biking
    • Establish regions in which each coalition member will provide service and seek to establish new partnerships in key underserved communities
  • Engage key decision makers and strategic partners, including legislative and executive leadership
    • Introduce organization, seek feedback and recommendations
    • Invite to participate in expansion of coalition
    • Organize statewide convening or summit to bring together key stakeholders and engage in coalition efforts
  • Seek and secure funding to support the coalition
    • Pursue corporate sponsorship and foundation funding

Skills & Experience:


  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Computer skills (email, internet)
  • Technical expertise in coalition membership and public policy development
  • Understanding of the relationship between policy, the built environment, and strong communities
  • High level of cultural competency and an enjoyment of working in diverse communities
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently
  • A personal commitment to using active transportation (walking, biking, public transit)
  • Passion for the Coalition’s mission


  • Degree in public health, public administration, urban planning, or similar
  • Experience with walking, biking, transit, or transportation issues strongly preferred
  • Experience working in community collaboratives, cross-sector networks, or collective impact initiatives
  • Project management experience
  • Three to five years professional experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to use a computer and phone for regular communication
  • Ability to travel independently across Missouri


Submit cover letter and résumé or CV to PedNet Assistant Director, Lawrence Simonson, by March 29, 2018.