Now Hiring: Technical Assistance Project Manager

Now Hiring: Technical Assistance Project Manager

Position:  Technical Assistance Project Manager

OrganizationSafe Routes to School National Partnership

Employment and Classification:  “At will” employment status; full-time salaried position

Location: Your home office within the continental United States

Applications: Applications are due by May 21, 2014 and must be sent to hr@saferoutespartnership.org. Specific details on application requirements are provided below. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as there will be rolling interviews.

Start Date: Late June/Early July 2014

Summary: Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) and use your professional talents and personal passion to advocate for safe walking and bicycling to and from schools and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

The Technical Assistance Project Manager’s primary responsibilities include advancing the National Partnership’s emerging consulting program and providing technical assistance to local communities around the country that are seeking to improve their built environment and Safe Routes to School initiatives. The Technical Assistance Project Manager will assist in building a robust consulting practice through assessing existing staff skills, developing a marketing plan, and scoping and submitting proposals.  In addition, the Technical Assistance Project Manager will develop publications and other resources to assist with needs in the field, will work with communities to provide technical assistance and to assist with local and state campaigns, and will run webinars and trainings.

For more information about the Technical Assistance Project Manager position, please see the detailed job description.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in active transportation, public health, consulting, or related fields.
  • Strong business skills (including data gathering, critical thinking, analysis, professional writing) necessary to successfully execute a diverse range of consulting projects; demonstrated commitment to mission, quality, excellence, and client service.
  • Experience with providing technical assistance to help groups and individuals advance their goals.
  • Stellar research and writing skills; effective public speaker comfortable presenting in front of large groups or one-on-one. 
  • Project leadership experience, including developing work plans and schedules, tracking/reporting progress, managing multiple complex projects and deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of one or more of these topic areas: Safe Routes to School programs, active transportation, complete streets, shared use agreements, state, regional, and local transportation governance processes, evaluation; ideally with a focus on serving lower-income communities.
  • Ability to travel to meetings, conferences, and to provide technical assistance as required. Anticipated travel to be between four and ten out-of-state trips a year.
  • Ability to work from home, to work independently (self-starter) and as a team member with minimal supervision.
  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible, adaptive, detail oriented, and creative.
  • Ability to follow-up in a timely manner and to work under tight deadlines/schedules.
  • Proficient with PCs and with MS Office software.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; advanced degree desirable.

Background:  The Safe Routes to School National Partnership was founded in 2005 and is a network of more than 700 organizations. Our mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children, and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities. 

Annual Salary:  This “at will” position offers a starting annual salary of $55,000 to $70,000/year, plus health insurance benefits, paid time off, and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan. A PC computer, telephone and internet access will be provided. Safe Routes to School National Partnership staff work from home offices.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and three writing samples in one PDF file to hr@saferoutespartnership.org. The PDF file shall be named as follows:  [LastName]_Technical Assistance Project Manager.pdf.  Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Technical Assistance Project Manager.” We are not accepting email or telephone call inquiries.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply.  Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2014.  Applications must be submitted in the format indicated in order to be considered.  Applying soon is encouraged as the position will be open until filled, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Visit www.saferoutespartnership.org for more information about the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. 

Safe Routes to School National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer

Now Hiring: Part Time Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator

Now Hiring: Part Time Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator

Position:  Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator

InstitutionSafe Routes to School National Partnership

Reports to:  Development and Marketing Director

Employment and Classification:  “At will” employment status; Part-time, temporary through August 2015, averaging 20 hours per week

Location: Your home office in Northern Virginia

Applications: Applications will be accepted through April 18, 2014 at 5 PM PT and must be sent to hr@saferoutespartnership.org. Specific details on application requirements are provided below. No telephone calls please.

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Summary:  The Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator in the Mid-Atlantic region will assist with implementation of the Fire Up Your Feet program. This position will focus on achieving school engagement goals nationwide, with a particular focus on the Mid Atlantic region and Northern Virginia.

For more information about this position, please see the detailed job description.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years proven success coordinating projects and outreach efforts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Ability to travel in the Northern Virginia region and nationally, as needed
  • Ability to work from home, to work independently (self-starter) and as a team member across departments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to follow-up in a timely manner, be proactive and to work under tight deadlines/schedules with attention to detail
  • Proficient with PCs and with MS Office software
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required 

Background:  The Safe Routes to School National Partnership was founded in 2005 and is a network of more than 650 organizations, agencies, schools and professional groups. Its mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities. 

Rate of Pay:  This “at will” position part-time position offers a starting salary range of $18,750 - $20,000  (or the equivalent of a full-time salary of $37,500 - $40,000.) A telephone and internet access stipend as well as access to file sharing will be provided; staff would need to provide their own computer. 

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and three writing samples in one PDF file to hr@saferoutespartnership.org. The PDF file shall be named as follows:  [LastName]_Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator.pdf.  Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator.” Applications must be submitted in the format indicated in order to be considered. Due to a high volume of interest in our positions, we are not able to accept email or telephone inquiries. 

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 18, 2014 at 5 PM PT.  Applying soon is encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Visit www.saferoutespartnership.org for more information about the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.      

Safe Routes to School National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer.

Now Hiring: Federal Policy Manager

Now Hiring: Federal Policy Manager

Position:  Federal Policy Manager

ProgramSafe Routes to School National Partnership

InstitutionBikes Belong Foundation

Employment and Classification:  “At will” employment status; full-time salaried position

Location: Your home office within the Washington, DC metro area

Applications: Applications are due on January 6, 2014 and must be sent to hr@saferoutespartnership.org. Specific details on application requirements are provided below. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as there will be rolling interviews.

Start Date: Late January or early February 

Summary: Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) and use your professional talents and personal passion to advocate for safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

The federal policy manager plays a critical role in representing the Safe Routes to School National Partnership on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies. The federal policy manager will regularly meet with Congressional offices and key federal agencies to convey the needs and importance of having Safe Routes to School and to advocate for policies and funding levels that are supportive of Safe Routes to School, active transportation and multi-modal transportation options. This position is also responsible for tracking the implementation of the recent MAP-21 transportation bill, researching and writing policy reports and papers on Safe Routes to School and related topics and producing blog posts and web content. The federal policy manager will collaborate closely with national and state coalition partners to advance active transportation policy and funding. The federal policy manager reports to the deputy director. 

For more information about the federal policy manager position, please see the detailed job description.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four to five years’ proven experience in legislative or government affairs, with a strong preference for experience with federal transportation policy.
  • Track record of analyzing and developing federal legislation and legislative campaigns.
  • Experience in building coalitions and working with allied organizations to achieve policy change goals.
  • Knowledge of Safe Routes to School programs or active transportation a plus.
  • Effective public speaker comfortable presenting in front of large groups or one-on-one.
  • Strong writing skills, including writing for legislative and non-legislative grassroots audiences.
  • Ability to travel to group meetings and conferences as required. Anticipated travel to be approximately two to four out of state trips a year and regular travel (without overnight stays) in the DC region. Occasional work in the evenings or weekends to attend receptions or events.
  • Ability to work from home, to work independently (self-starter) and as a team member with minimal supervision.
  • Self-motivated, organized, strong attention to detail, creative and energetic.
  • Ability to follow-up in a timely manner and to work under tight deadlines/schedules.
  • Proficient with PCs and with MS Office software.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Background:  The Safe Routes to School National Partnership was founded in 2005 and is a network of more than 600 organizations. Its mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.  The National Partnership is hosted by the non-profit Bikes Belong Foundation.

Annual Salary:  This “at will” position offers a starting annual salary of $48,000 to $60,000/year, depending on experience, plus health insurance benefits, paid time off and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan. A PC computer, telephone and internet access will be provided. All Safe Routes to School National Partnership personnel are employees of the Bikes Belong Foundation and work from home offices. 

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and three writing samples in one PDF file to hr@saferoutespartnership.org. The PDF file shall be named as follows:  [LastName]_FederalPolicyManager.pdf.  Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Federal Policy Manager.” We are not accepting email or telephone call inquiries.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply.  Applications will be accepted until January 6, 2014.  Applications must be submitted in the format indicated in order to be considered.  Applying soon is encouraged as the position will be open until filled, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Visit www.saferoutespartnership.org for more information about the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.  

Bikes Belong Foundation is an equal opportunity employer

Interactive Tool: Build Your Own Safe Routes to School District Policy

changelab logoThe Safe Routes to School National Partnership and ChangeLab Solutions today released an interactive Safe Routes to School Policy Workbook tool that can be utilized by school boards and advocates to customize a Safe Routes to School district policy.

This tool walks the user through a series of policy options to help build a customized Safe Routes to School policy for school districts, which they can then download for the school board to adopt. It is designed to help school board members, administrators, families of students, and community members create and implement policies that support active transportation and Safe Routes to School programs. 

In 1969, almost half of American students walked or bicycled to school. That number has shrunk to a mere 13 percent. School-aged children also have fewer opportunities at school for physical activity and recreation than they used to. That decrease in daily physical activity corresponds with a dramatic increase in childhood obesity that has resulted in a nationwide health epidemic.

School districts play a large role in encouraging families to allow their children to walk or bike to school. By putting good policies in place, school districts can support walking and bicycling, can make the trip safer for children on foot or bike, and can work with the local town or county to change the environment where children would walk and bike. This way, children can easily incorporate exercise into their day and arrive at school focused and ready to learn.

Three Job Openings at the National Partnership

Three Job Openings at the National Partnership

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is currently hiring for three new positions. Apply to join our team and use your professional talents and personal passion to support our mission to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

Now Hiring: Finance Director
Due to the growth of the organization to a $3.3 million budget with 26 employees, we now seek a Finance Director to establish and maintain the organization’s financial, accounting and risk management operations. The Finance Director will provide financial leadership, including planning, development and monitoring of budgets, expenditures, income and cash-flow. This position is responsible for all day-to-day accounting operations and financial reporting, and also handles some aspects of human resources. This is a leadership position within the organization, as the Finance Director will participate in the senior leadership team and contribute sound financial advice, projections and management to steer the organization. 

This position is full time. For more information about the Finance Director position, qualifications and responsibilities, see the full job announcement.


Now Hiring: Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager
We are seeking an energetic and dynamic professional with at least two years proven success in Safe Routes to School policy, program planning and/or implementation to serve as the Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager. The Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager will work in the Willamette Valley area, with an initial focus on the greater Portland Metro region, in collaboration with America Walks and Oregon Walks. The Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager will build a network and partnerships of diverse organizations and individuals to advocate for improved transportation funding allocations and policies for Safe Routes to School, walking and bicycling at the Metro regional government (Portland, Oregon area), the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (Salem, Oregon area) and the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (Vancouver, Washington area). 
Specific attention will be on improving policies for walking and bicycling for children and families, especially lower-income communities most vulnerable to childhood obesity. 

This position is full time. For more information about the position, qualifications and responsibilities, see the full job announcement.

Now Hiring: Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator
The Fire Up Your Feet Coordinator will assist with implementation of a new national initiative, Fire Up Your Feet. This position will focus on achieving school engagement goals nationwide, with a particular focus in the seven-county Southern California region and on reaching school fundraising objectives of the program nationwide.

This position is part time. For more information about the position, qualifications and responsibilities, see the full job announcement.

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