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Marin County Bicycle Coalition is Hiring a Director of Planning -- Full-Time Salaried Position

$50,000 - $55,000/year plus benefits DOE
This position is currently available and will be open until filled.

Marin County Bicycle Coalition

The Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) is a non-profit that was established in 1998 to promote safe bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation. The organization is recognized as a national leader in bicycle advocacy, and plays a critical role in shaping Marin County transportation policies and projects. MCBC has 11 full-time and part-time staff, and its office is located in Fairfax, California. More information about the MCBC can be found at

Summary of Position

MCBC is currently hiring a full-time Director of Planning who will report to MCBC’s Advocacy Director. The Director of Planning is responsible for the technical review and comment on planning documents, and publicly represents MCBC’s positions on infrastructure and policy platforms at public meetings and through written submittals. The position includes direct communication with public works directors, elected officials, MCBC members, and the public about bicycle needs, design issues, priorities and more.


  • Develop MCBC recommendations for project design components
  • Review and coordinate responses to EIRs, planning documents, roadway design plans, etc.
  • Work at direction of the Advocacy Director and Executive Director to interact with town staff (Department of Public Works, City Managers and Planning Staff) and governing bodies (City Councils, Board of Supervisors) on bicycle advocacy issues
  • Serve as the MCBC lead on advocacy campaigns for:
    • Local bike/ped projects in unincorporated areas, cities and towns
    • North-South Greenway secondary projects
    • East-West Greenway
    • Marin’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan updates
    • Complete Streets
    • Measure A Technical Advisory Committee
    • Gallagher Ranch
    • Giacomini Ranch Wetlands Restoration project
    • Cross Marin Trail through Samuel P. Taylor Park
    • Countywide Signage Program
    • Golden Gate Bridge District issues
    • Caltrans issues
    • Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) issues
  • Assist the Advocacy Director with primary North-South Greenway advocacy campaigns:
    • Alto Tunnel
    • Central Marin Ferry Connection Project
    • Cal Park Hill Tunnel
    • SMART rail-with-trail
  • Attend public meetings to promote bike/ped advocacy projects
  • Write project articles for publications and website
  • Lead outreach efforts to ensure public involvement at meetings and through written comments
  • Coordinate and conduct advocacy trainings
  • Represent the MCBC at some events


  • Minimum 3 years experience in planning/design/engineering work or a related degree
  • Knowledge of AASHTO standards and Caltrans Chapter 1000
  • 2-3 years of project management experience
  • Partnership building and collaboration experience with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills
  • Self-motivated and has ability to take initiative
  • Enthusiastic about bicycling as a form of transportation and recreation
  • Volunteer coordination and motivation experience
  • Ability to manage a multitude of projects simultaneously
  • Detail oriented
  • Availability to attend day and evening meetings
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • “Can-do” attitude


MCBC’s Director of Planning is a full-time salaried position, and the staff member will work out of a private office in our Fairfax headquarters. Position benefits include:

  • $50,000 - $55,000/year starting salary depending on experience
  • Health and dental benefits
  • 15 days of paid time off (PTO) each year
  • 9 paid holidays each year
  • 4 additional paid days off between Christmas and New Years Day

Application Process

This position is currently available, and will be open until filled. Interviews will begin the week of April 30, 2007. MCBC is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants are invited to apply by sending the following to Kim Baenisch, Executive Director, at

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • three references with contact information
  • two writing samples (at least one should be an advocacy-oriented example such as a response to an EIR, a technical report, or campaign talking points for volunteers)

No phone calls, please.