he PCAC (Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA) was created by the NY State Legislature to advise the MTA on behalf of its riders. PCAC is the umbrella organization of the NYC Transit Riders Council (NYCTRC), the Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council (LIRRCC), and the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council (MNRCC). Our work primarily focuses on advocating on behalf of riders and advising the MTA on operational performance and capital projects through our reports and policy recommendations. Our work also includes support for adequate funding and improving transparency for all to have a better understanding of the MTA.
The Research and Communication Associate is responsible for assisting with various activities and projects related to PCAC’s advocacy work on behalf of MTA riders through primary support to PCAC and additional support to all three Councils; researching and supporting report development and production; researching and writing testimony, op-eds, letters to the editor, and press releases and statements under tight deadlines; managing PCAC and Council website and social media; and supplementing PCAC staff outreach activities.
PCAC is seeking an experienced professional with a minimum 3-5 years related experience, including; writing public facing content and materials, writing and updating website content and creating reports and presentations, including visualization techniques.
Additional qualifications include the following:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Transportation, Journalism, Public Policy or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from an accredited college may be considered in lieu of a degree.• Experience with website management and content development.• Experience in public transportation issues and public outreach.• Experience working with Advocacy communities.• Strong written and oral communications skills.• Ability to synthesize ideas clearly and concisely.• Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.• High level of competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Mailchimp and WordPress and/or similar.• Demonstrated ability to work with all internal levels within a given organization.• Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact well with external agencies.• Demonstrated ability to work in a high profile, high pressure environment effectively.• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with key internal and/or external stakeholders.• Demonstrated ability to complete short- and long-term projects effectively and as efficiently as possible.• Experience with mass transit travel.• Ability to work non-traditional hours and attend various functions often at off-site locations.