John Raskin, Executive Director, is an organizer and political leader with extensive experience in New York City and State politics. Prior to co-founding the Riders Alliance, he served as chief of staff to New York State Senator Daniel Squadron. Prior to that, he worked for five years as a community organizer and director of organizing for Housing Conservation Coordinators, an affordable housing advocacy organization on the West Side of Manhattan.
The Deputy Director is a core part of the organization’s leadership team. They will work closely with the Executive Director to set strategic goals and actively manage a talented organizing team to build power, and engage our grassroots members in person and digitally, advocate effectively with elected officials and in the news media, and win better, more affordable transit service for millions of New Yorkers.
The Development and Event Manager, working under the supervision of the Deputy Director for fundraising and operations, is responsible for maintaining and enhancing a robust donor engagement program for grassroots and mid-level donors and for managing the annual gala. The ideal candidate is experienced in non-profit fundraising, has an appreciation for community organizing and member engagement, and is a creative and strategic thinker. As we strive to grow the organization, the ideal candidate should be thinking critically about how to grow and engage the organization’s donor community, and to ensure it’s reflective of our rider base.
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The Riders Alliance is excited to announce our new Executive Director! Please welcome Betsy Plum, who will bring her extensive experience in advocacy and grassroots organizing to help power the fight for better public transit.