Director of RIDE Solutions
The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is seeking a energetic, passionate, and public-minded professional to serve as the Director of RIDE Solutions, the Commission’s commuter assistance and active transportation program. As Director of RIDE Solutions, candidates will manage the multi-regional commuter assistance program applying creative marketing, public outreach, event management, and other strategies to educate and encourage drivers to switch from single-occupant vehicles (SOVs) to high-occupant vehicle modes (HOVs) such as transit, vanpool, bicycle, walking, and carpool. Successful candidates will show expertise in developing, deploying, and measuring successful behavior change marketing campaigns, working with diverse constituents and organizations to identify needs and develop appropriate services, and will demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm for the ability of mobility and transportation choice to transform communities, neighborhoods, and individuals. Candidates should also be familiar with the ways that historical mode-specific investments have shaped the physical form of our communities and supported or limited the opportunities of diverse populations with those communities.
The Director of RIDE Solutions will be responsible for managing and growing the program capacity, including increasing the capacity of RIDE Solutions to deliver services in the realm of commuter services, mobility and safety. As a Director-level position within the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, the Director of RIDE Solutions will also be responsible for setting and meeting the RIDE Solutions budget, managing and evaluating staff, including one direct staff report, participating in regional projects and planning efforts, increase the Commission’s capacity to deliver relevant services to our local governments, and will be a responsible and knowledgeable representative of the Commission to the public and our stakeholders.
To apply: Interested professionals should email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 9th. The position is open until filled, with the first round of review beginning Monday, July 12th. Please note that only electronic submittals will be accepted.
Internship and Volunteer Program
UPDATE: The Internship Program has been suspended until further notice due to RVARC policy restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Internship and volunteer opportunities are available year-round with the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission’s Internship and Volunteer Program for students and individuals that have coursework, interest and/or experience in any of the following areas: regional and transportation planning, community and economic development, water and environmental resources planning, demographics, mapping, housing, homelessness, citizen participation and outreach, general research and data collection, website design, graphic design, and/or related topics.
Types of Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Academic and special project (thesis, research, capstone project, etc.) internships and volunteer opportunities are available for students from a range of academic majors and/or skill sets. Note: Academic credit internships are based on academic institution and/or department requirements and the intern is responsible for completing all requisite administrative items.
Internship and/or Volunteer Projects and Duties
Specific duties and assignments will be based on intern’s/individual’s area(s) of interest/expertise and the Regional Commission’s Work Program. An overview of programs, projects, and activities is in the Regional Commission’s Comprehensive Work Program.
Work Hours and Office Location
Work hours are flexible and based on the intern’s or volunteer’s schedule, academic institution requirements for academic or other credit, and the timetable of various projects in which the intern or volunteer will be participating. Regional Commission office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Regional Commission is located at 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke VA 24016. Directions and parking information.
Benefits of an Internship with the Regional Commission
* Opportunity to work on a range of projects and activities with a multidisciplinary staff
* Valuable work experience
* Research opportunities
* Academic credit
* Compensation for student internships
* Networking opportunities
* New skills development
* Flexible work schedule
To apply for an internship, or for additional information, contact Bryan Hill at 540.343.4417 or email@example.com. Interested persons should complete the RVARC Internship Interest Form when submitting information about internships.