Staff & Interns

Livable City staff on the Conference Bike at Sunday Streets

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Staff

Tom Radulovich, Executive Director

Tom joined Transportation for a Livable City as executive director in June 2004. He has been an urban environmental activist since attending college at UC Berkeley, advocating for urban environmental restoration, better public transport, and the greening and revitalization of public streetscapes and open spaces. He played an important role in voter initiatives to create the Octavia Boulevard and to create a “Grand Central Station” at San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal that connects regional and intercity rail and bus lines.

He has served as an elected director of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District since 1996, where he has advocated for reinvestment and renovation of the BART system, and improving BART practices in the areas of sustainability, accessibility, customer service, architecture and urban design, and the creation of transit villages at BART stations.

Katy Birnbaum, Associate Director

Katy joined the Sunday Streets team 2015 and has taken her love of community organizing to the heart of the Sunday Streets program.  Katy leads the effort to ensure Sunday Streets is a true community resource for all participants whether they be neighborhood residents, local merchants, community organizations, city agencies or non-profits. Since graduating SFSU in 2010, Katy has used her communications skills to increase the reach and impact of various political and community groups in the Bay Area.

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Employment Opportunities

Program Manager

Download the Program Manager job description here.

Position Overview

Livable City, San Francisco’s urban land use policy and advocacy nonprofit, seeks a Programs Manager who is passionate about supporting environmental justice policy, advocacy, and community empowerment programs in San Francisco.

We are seeking an organized and dynamic Programs Manager with strong project and relationship management skills to develop and manage the organization’s open streets programs as they evolve in response to COVID-19 and San Francisco’s economic recovery.

As a member of a small team, the Programs Manager will also provide general organizational support.

The Programs Manager reports directly to Livable City’s Associate Director.

Responsibilities Include:

    • Lead planning, development, and implementation efforts for Livable City’s open streets programs.
    • Organize and supervisor project teams that include staff, volunteers, partners and vendors/subcontractors.
    • Oversee open streets and programming deployments and post-deployment evaluations and assessments.
    • Develop and oversee guidelines, policies, and systems to improve the efficiency and successful implementation and evaluation of the organization’s streets programs.
    • Build professional and collaborative relationships with residents, community leaders, community-based organizations, nonprofits, City staff, elected officials, and other partners to ensure successful execution of programs.
    • Serve as the representative for Livable City’s programs at community meetings, events, and with individual stakeholder.

Requirements

Essential:

    • A deep commitment to Livable City’s mission
    • 2+ years of program management experience; strong budgeting, time, and staff management skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with individuals and institutions, including residents, nonprofits, government agencies, elected officials, community leaders, merchants, and funders
    • Sensitivity to cultural and personal differences in age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, race, ability, etc.
    • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in the moment / Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Apps
    • Ability to do physically demanding work, ability to stand for 4 hours, ride a bicycle, lift 25 lbs
    • Possession of a valid CA Drivers’ License with clean record

To apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Programs Manager.” Position will be open until filled.

Logistics Coordinator

Download the Logistics Coordinator job description here.

Position Overview

Livable City, San Francisco’s urban land use policy and advocacy nonprofit, seeks a Logistics Coordinator who is passionate about supporting environmental justice policy, advocacy, and community empowerment programs in San Francisco.

We are seeking an organized and dedicated Logistics Coordinator with a strong attention to detail and time management skills to support the organization’s open streets and small business programs as they evolve in response to COVID-19 and San Francisco’s economic recovery.

As a member of a small team, the Logistics Coordinator will also provide general organizational support.

The Logistics Coordinator reports to Livable City’s Programs Manager.

Schedule:  This position is full-time Wednesday through Sunday with significant field work required.

Responsibilities Include:

    • Manage permitting for multiple open street sites; permitting research, application development, application expedition, agency negotiations.
    • Plan, organize, and oversee open streets site deployments.
    • Coordinate logistics for multiple sites with partners and vendors, including:
      • Vehicle and equipment rentals
      • Cleaning and waste management services
      • Staffing plans
      • Production schedules
    • Manage equipment inventory and rental schedule; Ensure equipment is stored in an organized and safe manner.

Requirements

Essential:

    • A deep commitment to Livable City’s mission
    • 1+ year experience in event production or management
    • Experience with obtaining street closure permits in City and County of San Francisco
    • Detail-orientated, with strong organizational and time management skills
    • Capable of physically demanding work, ability to lift 50 lbs, stand for 4 hours
    • Valid CA Drivers’ License with clean record; Minimum 25 years of age, to ensure eligibility to drive rental vehicles without prohibitive insurance fees for drivers under 25
    • Adept at Google Apps, Gmail, Google Calendars

To apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Logistics Coordinator” Position will be open until filled.


Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

Come work with us! Livable City and our Sunday Streets program are always on the lookout for talented individuals to volunteer or intern with our organization.

Livable City produces an annual season of Sunday Street events where we reclaim car-congested streets for community health and transform them into car-free spaces for all to enjoy. The program helps create temporary open space and recreational opportunities in neighborhoods most lacking, encourages physical activity, fosters community building, and inspires people to think differently about their streets as public spaces. Check out our current opportunities.

Livable City internships present rewarding opportunities to make San Francisco a more livable and sustainable city, and interns can earn class credit, develop research, writing, public speaking, and advocacy skills, and gain valuable experience for folks applying to schools or seeking careers in the transportation, planning, landscape, and environmental fields.

Livable City works directly with the people who shape city policies, from neighborhood advocates to planners, department heads, commissioners, and elected officials. Livable City internships are a great way to work directly with decision makers, and Livable City internship projects have been the catalyst for changes to official city policies, practices, and projects.

Livable City internship projects are customized to meet interns’ interests, skills, and time availability. For more information about internship opportunities with Livable City, contact [email protected]