WalkBoston is hiring a program manager

WalkBoston is hiring a program manager

WalkBoston is looking for a Program Manager to become a core member of our team. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to jobs@walkboston.org by June 21, 2019.

WalkBoston, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and more vibrant communities. We know that walking improves personal, economic, environmental and civic health. Working on walking takes us across Massachusetts to empower people with knowledge and proven strategies to make their own communities more walkable. Our small, committed staff work as a team to make change: whether it’s getting a crosswalk painted in a neighborhood, or influencing Massachusetts state policy to make streets safer for all.

We are seeking a Program Manager to oversee our statewide technical assistance programs that work to improve the safety and quality of the pedestrian environment. Our training programs describe the health, economic and community benefits of walking, and include walk audits that identify infrastructure deficiencies, recommend solutions, and build community support for walking.


  • Coordinate program implementation with state agencies, municipal staff, community-based organizations, and local advocates. Current programs include: MA Dept of Public Health Mass in Motion Program, Age Friendly Walking, and Safe Walking for Healthy and Connected Lives
  • Conduct walk audits, which require built environment analysis skills and technical knowledge of traffic calming strategies and pedestrian infrastructure
  • Participate in coordination of the WalkMassachusetts Network program, including writing blog posts, planning events, and providing walkability technical support
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with WalkBoston staff, board of directors, program participants and volunteers
  • Support proposal and grant writing efforts
  • Attend public meetings
  • Act as WalkBoston representative on various task forces or working groups


  • Bachelors degree or graduate degree in urban planning/design, transportation planning/engineering, public health, or related field, with at least 5 years of experience
  • Project management skills, including budget development and project scope preparation
  • Superior communication skills. Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively in diverse settings to articulate the impacts of WalkBoston’s work and the benefits of walkable communities.
  • Self-started, entrepreneurial, flexible and well organized
  • Commitment to WalkBoston’s mission to create more walkable communities across the state.


  • Full-time position (37.5 hours/week).
  • Annual salary range: $50,000 – $55,000 based upon prior work experience
  • Standard benefits include: holiday compensation, paid time off, and flexible scheduling

Interested applicants possessing the above experience and skills are encouraged to apply by sending a resume and cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@walkboston.org (no phone calls please). WalkBoston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wendy Landman, Executive Director

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