ITS America Position Openings

ITS America is currenty seeking applicants for the following positions. Complete requirements and primary responsibilities for each position are listed below.

  • Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Government and External Affairs Manager
  • Internship  

Communications & Marketing Manager

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), the nation's largest nonprofit association representing the transportation technology industry, is seeking a Communications and Marketing Manager to support the organization's multiple events, legislative affairs, communications and media outreach activities.

ITS America's membership includes more than 450 public agencies, private sector companies, and research institutions as well as state chapter affiliates in 40 states dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve mobility and build a safer, smarter, more efficient and sustainable surface transportation and infrastructure network. The Communications and Marketing Manager will be responsible for the following activities:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan marketing and branding objectives and ensure brand messages are consistent;
  • Prepare marketing strategies and execute tactics for promotional campaigns, events, public policy priorities, and technical research reports alongside other association staff;
  • Develop concepts, graphics and layouts for print and digital advertisements, a variety of promotional collateral and event programs;
  • Create original written content and graphics for e-mail communications and the Web;
  • Assist with managing the Society's mass communications editorial calendar between departments;
  • Lead all areas of content generation and posting across all social media platforms;
  • Draft and edit key messages, website content, social media posts, advertising copy, talking points, letters, invitations, scripts, promotional collateral and event program copy that can be tailored to different audiences and marketing mediums;
  • Update content to ITS America's digital properties;
  • Conduct ad buys and trades in regional, trade, national and international ITS, transportation and tech trade publications and online sites;
  • Coordinate with event sponsors and exhibitors on amplifying product announcements and overall conference participation through blog posts, social media and other marketing channels as appropriate;
  • Assist with the planning and promotion of Smart Solution Spotlight awards and related activities;
  • Assist with content creation and optimizing readership based on analytics of ITS America's monthly member e-newsletter;
  • Engage other organizations within the high tech transportation community to amplify promotion;
  • Work regularly with outside contractors that support the Society with events, graphic design, printing, digital communications and media relations;
  • Participate in regular team conference calls and meetings;
  • Represent ITS America and provide on-site logistical support during events; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • A working knowledge of AP Style;
  • Prior experience in event marketing and project management;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others in a cross-functional team;
  • Must have knowledge and the ability to produce marketing materials using software such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop;
  • Must be Web-savvy and have experience operating content management systems for websites, blogs and social media;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines while remaining on budget;
  • Stay's up-to-date with the ITS industry by participating in educational opportunities and reading ITS-related publications and news;
  • The ideal candidate has a high level of energy, sense of urgency, is responsive to feedback and thorough with their work;
  • Must be available to work office hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or later when deadlines require;
  • Available to travel when necessary;
  • A Bachelor's degree with a focus on communications, graphic design, journalism, public relations, advertising or related field; and
  • Knowledge of transportation technology issues a plus.

The Communications and Marketing Manager will report to the Senior Vice President for Government and External Affairs, with day-to-day management provided by the Director of Communications. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume, and at least two writing samples and two design-based portfolio pieces to ITS America's Director of Communications Ashley Simmons, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 Government and External Affairs Manager

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), the nation's largest nonprofit association representing the transportation technology industry, is seeking a Government and External Affairs Manager to support the organization's legislative affairs, communications and media outreach activities. ITS America's membership includes more than 450 public agencies, private sector companies, and research institutions as well as state chapter affiliates in 40 states dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve mobility and build a safer, smarter, more efficient and sustainable surface transportation network. The Government and External Affairs Manager will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Serve as a liaison for personal offices with the U.S. House of Representatives;
  • Schedule and manage logistics for monthly Congressional Roundtable events with Members of Congress;
  • Manage logistics and outreach for ITS America's annual Capitol Hill Transportation Technology Showcase & Reception and Legislative Fly-in;
  • Schedule, prepare materials for, and when needed represent ITS America at Congressional meetings and briefings;
  • Assist in maintaining relationships and managing logistics related to ITS America's Legislative Steering Committee;
  • Plan and manage media, Congressional and stakeholder outreach events;
  • Plan and manage Smart Solution Spotlight awards and related promotional activities;
  • Write and manage the distribution of ITS America's monthly member e-newsletter;
  • Draft press releases, media statements, and other communications as needed;
  • Perform legislative and regulatory research and writing;
  • Write, edit and update copy regularly on www.itsa.org;
  • Assist with government and media outreach for ITS America's quarterly Regional Symposium Series events;
  • Assist with government and media outreach for ITS America's Annual Meeting and the global ITS World Congress;
  • Serve as the point of contact for the ITS America SmartBrief—a daily email of the industry's top news articles--and respond to content questions as necessary from the external editor
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date Congressional, media and stakeholders contacts and distribution lists; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The incumbent will report to the Senior Vice President for Government and External Affairs, with day-to-day management provided by the Vice President for Legislative Affairs and Director of Communications. Candidates should have at least 2-4 years of relevant legislative and/or government experience, extremely strong writing skills with a working knowledge of AP Style, the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines, and attention to detail. Congressional affairs, media relations, and transportation and/or technology policy experience are all a strong plus. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume and at least two writing samples to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


 

Internship

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America is always seeking new and upcoming talent interested in learning more about the field of intelligent transportation systems and how it is imporiving our surface transportation network across all modes of travel. An ITS America internship is ideal for students interested in transportation and high-tech public policy, intelligent transportation systems technical research, and nonprofit organizations and associations. Internships are offered on a part-time and full-time basis. Most internships are non-paid, however ideal for students who want to work for school credit.

ITS America is a nonprofit organization established to foster the use of advanced technologies in surface transportation systems. We are the leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation’s surface transportation system.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct research on legislative and government affairs as it relates to intelilgent transportation systems and solutions
  • Communicate with the  ITS America membership and assist the membership staff with outreach and promotional opportunities
  • Coordinate with the meetings and program departments to complete tasks related to regional, national, and international conferences the associations regularly produces
  • General administrative tasks and office duties including database management

Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and good problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Basic knowledge of Windows Operating Systems, and familiarity with MSFT Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Professional appearance
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 

Please email your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To apply for an ITS America internship, please submit a cover letter and resume to the contact listed in the announcement as well as This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The Intelligent Transportation Society of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. All applications are treated confidentially.

 

 
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