THA · Greenville, South Carolina

    The Hayes Approach has partnered with Upstate Mobility Alliance (UMA), which is a regional public, private and non-profit partnership following a two-year effort called “Connecting Our Future.”  Alliance participants and community partners include transportation organizations in the Upstate, local businesses and community organizations focused on improving mobility and access to transportation choices across the Upstate region.

    This regional effort is under the umbrella of Ten at the Top (TATT), a regional organization that works to develop strategic partnerships and enhance the collective capacity across the 10-county Upstate South Carolina region on issues that impact economic vitality and quality of life.

    Whom We Seek:

    The Upstate Mobility Alliance Director will lead a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to improving mobility options in the Upstate region. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, engaging, and able to build connections with a wide range of stakeholders. The Upstate Mobility Alliance Director is an external facing position but will also have responsibility for program and task force management.

    Ideal Experience:

    As the lead staff member for the Upstate Mobility Alliance, the Director will have an interest in advancing mobility issues and advocating for public policies and investments that positively impact mobility across the Upstate region. Additional requirements include:

    • Minimum of five years of experience leading collective impact, coalition, or other similar collaborative community work
    • Proven track record of consensus building as well as developing and implementing initiatives that address specific objectives
    • Experience introducing or actively supporting legislative or public policy changes that support mobility initiatives
    • Experience in public speaking and articulating an organization’s mission and vision
    • Ability to manage multiple projects or initiatives simultaneously
    • Knowledge of South Carolina’s Upstate region with specific understanding of mobility and transportation in the region being desired, though not required
    • Proficiency with computer office suites, such as Microsoft Office or Google Workspace
    • Experience writing briefings, strategy documents, initiative summaries and related materials
    • Well organized and detail-oriented
    • Bachelor’s Degree

    Key Responsibilities:

    The Upstate Mobility Alliance Director will be a staff member of Ten at the Top and report to the TATT Executive Director. Responsibilities include:

    • Lead day-to-day operations of the Upstate Mobility Alliance
    • Work with Alliance Leadership Committee and Task Forces to ensure that goals and strategies are in place and action plans are established and implemented to achieve those goals
    • Coordinate the efforts of the Alliance Leadership Committee and Task Forces, to include organizing meetings, working with the co-chairs on meeting content, facilitating meetings, and leading follow-up and next steps
    • Participate in external mobility meetings and serve as the primary spokesperson representing the Upstate Mobility Alliance
    • Create visible advocacy, representation on behalf of UMA stakeholder groups
    • Conduct presentations and regular updates on the Upstate Mobility Alliance to interested stakeholders across the Upstate
    • Develop and implement strategies to increase awareness of and participation in the Upstate Mobility Alliance
    • Coordinate regional mobility events developed as part of the Upstate Mobility Alliance
    • Build relationships with key stakeholders within the mobility network across the Upstate
    • Project management of task force initiatives
    • Communicate with the Ten at the Top Executive Director and Board of Directors on the progress of the Alliance
    • Participate in fundraising activities to support the Alliance as needed
    • Write reports, white papers, summaries, and support material
    • Provide content for and support the web site and social media platforms
    • Track projects and policies that will impact mobility in the Upstate
    • Provide UMA partners and stakeholders with Call-to-Action opportunities when support is needed
    • Other duties as assigned

    Personal Characteristics:

    The successful Upstate Mobility Alliance Director candidate should be:

    • An individual who believes in working across jurisdictional and stakeholder boundaries to address issues that impact our region
    • Eager and able to learn, understand and work on a broad array of issues; reflective, with strong conceptual, critical, and creative thinking abilities
    • Approachable, knowledgeable, and able to develop meaningful relationships with diverse stakeholders
    • Comfortable receiving input from many sources and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan
    • Professional with a demeanor demonstrating empathy, humility, respect, good judgment, cultural sensitivity and flexibility to represent the Alliance in diverse forums and organizational relationships
    • Able to serve as both a “leader” and a “doer” in working with the leadership team and task forces to produce results-oriented outcomes
    • Flexibility to travel across the Upstate and participate in occasional evening meetings and events


    Ten at the Top offers a competitive salary and benefits package including a health insurance stipend, paid vacation & holidays and a cell phone stipend. The expected salary range for this position is $80,000-110,000 but will be finalized based on the experience of the selected candidate.