Community & Partnerships, North America & Pacific – MobilityData

Do you always look forward to January, because you’ll get to spend a busy week in Washington DC to go to TRB, Transforming Transportation, and TranspoCamp? Do you want to get to know everyone at happy hours? Do you know the mobility industry inside and out? Then you might be the person we are looking for. Our Community & Partnerships Manager for North America will be knowledgeable about transit agencies, and will be curious about the East Asian and Australian mobility world (or even have a working knowledge of it already).
In collaboration with our team based in Montréal, you will find commonalities in the needs of data producers and data consumers all around the Pacific and will engage with two different data standards: the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and the General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS). You will support MobilityData’s members and expand the network of the organization. You’ll work remotely most of the time but will travel to conferences, workshops, and to our HQ in Montréal to join our team in person.

What You Will Do
➔ Develop and implement a business development and sales strategy to drive increased memberships and revenues from for North America and the Pacific stakeholders (incl. Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand).
➔ Create and maintain relationships with decision-makers and influencers in North America and Asia-Pacific, particularly at the national and member state DoTs levels.
➔ Participate in conferences and working groups, to represent MobilityData’s vision and work.
➔ Build and maintain MobilityData’s membership program, in coordination with the rest of the Community and Partnerships team, to grow our membership base and ensure member happiness.
➔ Identify and design opportunities to strategically partner with governments, foundations, and non-profits with shared interests.
➔ Monitor requests for proposals, determine which ones are the highest value for MobilityData, and develop proposals for strategic opportunities.
➔ Collaborate with the Board of Directors to leverage fundraising opportunities.
➔ Develop sales and marketing materials.

Who You Are
➔ A transit geek. An urbanist nerd. You like transit systems, shared mobility, bike lanes, and city stuff.
➔ A relationship person. You like meeting new people, you are good at establishing contacts, and you help others network.
➔ Environmentally conscious. You see yourself working on solutions that help people get rid of their car in their daily life.
➔ Versatile in your work patterns. You can focus on one project when you need to. You can task-switch and handle interruptions. You can manage multiple projects at the same time.
➔ Personable. You can cooperate with our team as well as data stakeholders outside our team. You like interpersonal interactions, and you easily understand others’ needs.
➔ Adaptable. You enjoy unfamiliar problems. It makes you happy to learn new skills.

It Would Be Great If
➔ You speak a lot of languages. Bonjour? Ola? こんにちは?
➔ You have work experience in the mobility sector.
➔ You have studied in the urban/transportation planning field.
➔ You are already familiar with transit data standards and/or GitHub.
➔ You like working in a Mac and Google suite environment.

Keep in mind that these are not requirements. If you mostly recognize yourself in the section Who You
Are, we strongly encourage you to apply.

What You Can Expect
➔ You will work with an open-minded and inclusive team that values diversity.
➔ You will be paid based on your experience and motivation.
➔ You will enjoy 4 weeks of vacation per year.
➔ You will benefit from health insurance.
➔ Your public transit and shared mobility passes will be reimbursed.

What We Do
Travelers want directions they can trust. Reliable directions need high-quality data. MobilityData develops tools that ensure data quality and consistency to help travelers find, understand, and use transportation services everywhere they go. MobilityData works to increase the completeness, accuracy, and quality of data formats and advocates for the adoption of standardized formats so that both data producers and data consumers can provide exhaustive and seamless mobility information, anytime, anywhere.

About MobilityData
MobilityData began in 2015 as a project of the Rocky Mountain Institute and became an independent Canadian non-profit in 2019. MobilityData brings together and supports mobility stakeholders such as transport agencies, software vendors, mobility apps, and cities to standardize and expand data formats for public transport, such as GTFS, and shared mobility, such as GBFS.