Program Associate

Portland, OR

Title:                        Program Associate

Status:                     Regular, non-exempt position

Reports to:               Program Manager

Location:                  Remote or Portland, OR

Hours:                      Full time

Starting Salary:        $40,000-$50,000 annually


BACKGROUND & SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

 Forth is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) trade association with a closely related 501(c)(3) charity, the Forth Mobility Fund. Forth’s mission is to electrify transportation by bringing diverse stakeholders together to eliminate barriers to access, so that communities prosper and the planet thrives. We advance our mission through industry development, innovative demonstration projects, policy advocacy, and public engagement. Learn more on our website.

Forth’s continued growth has created a new opportunity on our Programs team for an individual with a passion for supporting innovative projects which advance electric mobility.

We seek candidates who are focused, organized, enthusiastic about electric transportation, and comfortable working with diverse consumers and organizational partners. Electric vehicle experience is helpful, but not necessary. Forth remains a growing, dynamic organization; the successful candidate will be expected to wear many hats, work independently, and play an active role in the organization’s development.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Program Coordination (~70%). Working closely with Forth Program Managers, the Program Associate assists in facilitating programs that advance electric mobility.

●      Support ongoing project coordination in close collaboration with Program Managers

●      Support in the design and implementation of new projects that advance electric mobility

●      Assist in collecting data from programs and reporting on learnings

●      Communicate effectively with project partners and relevant stakeholders

Consumer Engagement (~20%). The Program Associate works with external stakeholders to help consumers better understand electric mobility options and their advantages. In addition to engaging with general consumers, the Program Associate assists with marketing efforts targeting specific key markets.

●      Provide electric mobility education to consumers at engagement and outreach events

●      Support awareness and engagement campaigns related to project work

●      Help to convene industry stakeholders and working groups to build collaborative support for electric mobility

●      Work closely with underserved communities to seek and identify ways to advance new mobility options for priority populations

Business Development (~10%). The Program Associate works with other staff to develop new project ideas and cultivate new sources of funding from governments, foundations, transportation companies, and other partners.

●      Help to draft proposals in collaboration with Forth’s business development team

●      Maintain knowledge of current industry trends and best practices

●      Communicate any updates or feedback from clients or partners to the Program Manager as needed

●      Other responsibilities as required

  

QUALIFICATIONS

 Required:

●      A passion for Forth’s mission and values

●      Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion and a desire to deepen your understanding of key concepts

●      Minimum 2 years of experience in transportation, energy, or related field

●      Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communications skills, both written and verbal

●      Willingness and ability to travel nationally, occasionally overnight

 

Desirable:

●      Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

●      Working knowledge of electric vehicles and charging, car sharing and other shared mobility programs, electric school buses, or electrifying farm equipment

●      Existing relationships with relevant stakeholders (electric utilities, transportation agencies, charging companies, car companies, etc.)i

●      Demonstrated ability to manage multiple conflicting projects and meet deadlines while maintaining work-life balance

●      Strong project coordination and organizational skills

●      Experience working for a non-profit organization with a mission-driven staff and board

●      Ability to lift 35 pounds to assist with event set up

●      Valid driver’s license

  

COMPENSATION

Starting salary range is $40,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation annually, fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and all dependents and an employer retirement contribution after six months (no match required). We also provide access to electric vehicles for business use, a professional development budget, an Employee Assistance Program, and a flexible working schedule.

 

TO APPLY

To ensure full consideration, please apply by December 10 by submitting your resume and cover letter through our HiringThing site. We will continue accepting applications after this date, but cannot ensure all will be reviewed. All candidates will be notified once we have made a hiring decision.

Forth values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI(+) community are strongly encouraged to apply. Forth believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture, challenge business as usual, and bring their whole selves to work. We strive to provide those candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or you have feedback on how to make our recruitment more accessible, please contact Associate Director Gina Avalos-Limardo at GinaA@forthmobility.org.