We’re hiring

22 Feb

Help us find our new membership and communications coordinator.

What we’re looking for: An independent contractor to recruit new members, schedule and post Mode Shift events, assist with membership processing, and more!

Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, experience in managing electronic documents. This person will need to be available in Omaha regularly for events and to mail materials.

Compensation & hours: $16-$25/hour depending on experience; roughly 10-12 hours per week.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to info@modeshiftomaha.org. We will accept applications on a rolling basis but will review them on March 11th. Find the full job description here!

Mode Shift Omaha Membership & Communications Coordinator position is available below and here in a PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rek7BmvhvV6FunJOiTupemADzMK0xHNV/view

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Sarah stepping back from MSO

22 Feb

We have so much love and gratitude for Sarah Johnson, who helped found Mode Shift and worked as our Membership Coordinator for about 2 years. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.  We can’t thank her enough for all of her work at Mode Shift, and the new heights she took our organization to during her time here. If you’d like to keep up with Sarah at Council Club or on the Car Free Midwest podcast, her linktree is here: https://linktr.ee/sjoma

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Transit Equity Day

4 Feb

By, MSO Board Member Kimara Snipes

To be honest with you, I was today years old when I learned that there was a “Transit Equity Day.” As the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion chair and a trained facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League, anytime I hear the word “equity” I’m instantly intrigued, so this day now has my attention.

I am a 46-year old Black woman from Omaha, Nebraska. During the daytime my work is focused on working with nonprofits across the state to increase voting and build an engaged Nebraska. I fight to make sure that the voices of the underrepresented are represented in the policy decisions that affect their lives. I also create programming for youth for one of the local public library systems. I serve on the Mode Shift board and several others (I really, REALLY need to stop) and I have also served as an elected official. People are always shocked when I tell them that I have done all of this while also being a public transit user. I’ve never purchased a car.

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