City of Boston

NACTO Walkshop Coordinator (employment agreement)

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/2/2022 8:17 AM)
Req ID
Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Administration
Posting End Date
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Contract positions are not eligible for city benefits.


Brief Job Description:


The cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville are proud to serve as the hosts for the 2022 National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Designing Cities conference from September 7-10, 2022. The "walkshops" are a key element of the conference – mobile workshops that allow attendees to visit, learn about, and reflect on transportation projects or programs in the region. Approximately 50 walkshops take place over three days.


The Walkshop Manager will work closely with staff from Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville to coordinate, plan and promote the walkshops. The Walkshop Manager will work closely with leaders across the transportation field, in cities, community groups, and advocacy organizations. They have the opportunity to learn about senior-level decision-making processes and conference planning. Additionally, this person will gain in-depth knowledge of a wide array of local transportation projects and innovations.



Duties include but not limited to:


  • Plan detailed walkshop agendas.
  • Test all walkshop content and routes to ensure a high level of value for conference participants, including the identification of potential issues and contingencies. In-person run-throughs of events required.
  • Assemble all written content related to the walkshops for the conference program, as well as maps of the walkshops.
  • Oversee the operational aspects of all walkshops before and during the conference and provide on-the-ground support to volunteers and conference organizers.
  • Participate in the Designing Cities Conference Steering Committee meetings and provide regular updates.
  • Perform evaluations and identify and document opportunities or areas for improvement at future conferences.
  • May perform additional duties and responsibilities as identified or assigned.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years full-time, or equivalent part time, experience in a related field.
  • A degree in Urban Planning preferred.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices related to creating walking, bicycle, and transit tours.
  • Strong time management, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task while remaining organized and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong cross-cultural competencies and awareness and commitment to diversity, belonging, inclusion and equity.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely via written and oral methods, and effectively share information with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Comfortably use technology and collaboration tools like Office 365 and Google Drive, and organizational tools like Google Sheets and Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Boston region’s public transportation services, including historical knowledge of the area and the transportation system preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with community-based organizations, neighborhood, and professional groups in Metro Boston preferred but not required.
  • Ability to establish and adhere to design standards, and create maps and other materials using ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Cloud preferred but not required.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the position.




$30-40/hour commenserable with experience

35 hours per week.

Contract positions are not eligible for city benefits.



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