New mayoral fellowship to improve late-night transportation for SF workers

Late Night 49 Bus - Photo by Torbakhopper

Over the past year, the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) and the San Francisco Entertainment Commission have been leading a Late Night Transportation Working Group comprised of local transportation providers, representatives from late-night and early-morning businesses, labor unions with employees who work these shifts, nightlife advocates and other stakeholders interested in overnight transportation issues. Earlier this year, the Working Group published its findings and recommendations, identifying five key next steps to prioritize moving forward.

In order to help implement these important changes, OEWD is partnering with the SFMTA and Fuse Corps — a Bay Area nonprofit that places entrepreneurial professionals from the private and social sectors in leadership roles on high-impact strategic projects — to host a Mayor’s Executive Fellow focused on “Improving Overnight Transportation for Workers.” Starting in October 2015, the Fellow will work for one year with various City departments, regional government partners and local industries to help ensure that overnight transportation options better match the evolving needs of businesses, workers, residents, and visitors within San Francisco.

Candidates are expected to have at least ten years of professional experience in a relevant field, particularly with a background in program management, transportation, workforce development, economic development, regional planning and/or coalition-building initiatives. The ideal candidate should also be passionate about the underlying issues of equity attached to increasing transportation options for San Francisco’s workforce.

Learn more about this fellowship and apply for the position at Fuse Corps’ web site.