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Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

Organization: Mode Shift Omaha
Date Posted: 1/10/2018
City: Omaha
Location: Nebraska
Country: United States
Primary Category: Non-Profit
Salary: $20.00 hourly
Type of Position: Part-Time

Description & Details

Mode Shift Omaha Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

(Part-time/6-month contract with possibility for renewal)

Mode Shift Omaha is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that advocates for transportation options that enhance quality of life and opportunities to live, work, and play. We do this through education and engagement, monitoring transportation plans and policies, and influencing activities and decision-making related to transportation.

Some of our activities as an organization include:

  • Organizing monthly coffee chats about transportation-related issues.

  • Organizing events that support transportation options, such as the Heyday on May Day,  Bike/Ped Coordinator Rally. And Specht building rally.

  • Monitoring and providing information about local transportation-related projects in Omaha, such as the Benson Streetscape Project.

  • Monitoring and advocating for policy changes that support multi-modal transportation.

  • Meeting with elected officials about transportation issues.

  • Collaborating and networking with other transportation-related organizations such as Omaha Bikes to raise awareness about transportation issues.

  • Serving on city and regional committees to ensure biking, walking and transit are part of the discussion.

  • Speaking to neighborhood and other groups about transportation and urban design issues.

For more information about Mode Shift Omaha, see our website at


As an independent contractor for Mode Shift Omaha, the Membership & Volunteer Coordinator will play a critical role in supporting existing Mode Shift Omaha programs and projects. The person in this role would:

  • Assist with membership recruitment and processing.

  • Assist with volunteer recruitment and facilitation.

  • Assist in maintaining systems of communication with the board, volunteers, members and community stakeholders for information distribution, action alerts, and feedback on projects.

  • Attend and participate in relevant board and committee meetings to produce meeting notes.

  • Assist with thanking donors and volunteers.

  • Assist with other related tasks as needed/agreed related to member and volunteer management


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to manage a multitude of projects

  • Detail oriented

  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiative

  • Can attend evening meetings

  • Proficiency in producing, sharing, and managing electronic documents, spreadsheets, and presentations

  • Ability to make basic website content changes via WordPress

  • Ability to work independently and as a team

  • Willingness to work with partners at the Weitz Community Engagement Center

  • Enthusiastic about bicycling, walking and/or transit as forms of transportation

Special consideration will be given to candidates with knowledge about transportation planning and policy and previous experience in nonprofit administration.


$20 per hour; roughly 10-12 hours per week. This is a contract position without benefits.

Note on Contract:

This is an independent contractor position and should not be construed in any way as an employee of the organization. This position is a six-month contract with possibility for renewal. As part of the contract, there will be monthly performance reviews.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter; resume; and a writing sample to with “Membership & Volunteer Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the job is filled, but we will begin reviewing applications on February 10, 2018.

Mode Shift Omaha is committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We value having diverse staff, members, and volunteers in all of these areas, as well as in transportation mode preferences.