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Job: Education Communications Manager – Bicycle Transportation Alliance

Posted by on July 15th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Job Title
Education Communications Manager

Company/Organization
Bicycle Transportation Alliance

Job Description
BTA Education Communications Manager

Position Title: Education Communications Manager
Status: A three-month position (20 – 35 hours per week) with the opportunity to move to a longer permanent position contingent upon mutual agreement. The long-term position would be an 8 month position with possibility to be renewed as an 11 month position with benefits 92% Full Time Exempt (one month off unpaid July 2015)
Salary: $12 per hour to start, with a transition to the long-term position there would be the opportunity to increase to $2100 – $2400/month DOE
Benefits: No benefits for hourly position, the long-term position has Health, Dental and Vision insurance as well as generous paid time off and holiday benefits
Reports To: Education Director
Posted: July 15, 2014
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until July 21, 2014 or until position is filled.
Expected Start Date: August 25, 2014
BTA Website: http://btaoregon.org/about/#team

Organizational Statement:

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon and SW Washington. Since 1990 the BTA has worked in partnership with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies and elected officials to create communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs on a bike. The BTA creates healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for delivery, support, and communication needs of the BTA’s bicycle and pedestrian safety education programs and related initiatives conducted by the BTA. Education Communications Manager will work closely with the Education Logistics Manager to ensure the effectiveness of the program.

Primary Responsibilities:
Delivery, support, and management of bike and pedestrian safety education:

• Lead on reports for schools, supporting seasonal staff in report writing. Reminders at team meetings, email reminders at due dates, tools to complete forms.
• Lead on teaching bike safety education classes to 4th and 5th grade students.
• Lead on teacher relationships, including teacher communication, scheduling class times, delivery of teacher packets, meeting with teachers.
• Lead on engaging and managing volunteers to teach new riders.
• Lead on educator class assignments.
• Lead on schedules, agenda and communication for trainings.
• Lead on mentoring seasonal employees: checking in, helping them to make a plan, making sure the in-field training is effective, support on fulfilling their role.
• Lead teaching pedestrian safety education classes for 2nd and 3rd grade students.
• Assist in hiring and training new staff.
• Build community support for bike safety education and the BTA as assigned.
• Report activity to the Education Programs Director.
• Attend required meetings and trainings.
• Review and refine program efficiency, process and outcomes.
• Assist with curriculum needs and assessments management.
• Support bike and pedestrian safety educational program logistical needs including equipment and supply inventory, delivery and maintenance.
• Identify and pursue potential financial and in-kind donation opportunities as assigned.
• Participate in team accountability structure.
• Report communication needs including confirming with schools, teachers, custodians about the program schedule.
• Identify and pursue potential financial and in-kind donation opportunities as assigned.
• Lead role in creating yearly Safe Routes to School Education Schedule.
• Assist Education Director organizing fee-for-hire education programs.

Delivery and/or support of other BTA programs and efforts:

• Coordinate with other BTA staff.
• Assist with implementation of development, membership, programs, or advocacy efforts as assigned.
• Represent the BTA at assigned workshops, trainings, forums, activities, events and other opportunities as assigned.
• Engage volunteers.
• Report activity to managing BTA staff.
• Respond to general inquiries from the membership, partners and the media as assigned.

Qualifications:

• College degree in child development, education, physical education, outdoor recreation and/or public health or 3 years experience in education.
• Skilled bicycle riding ability and basic bicycle repair ability.
• Exhibits a passion for bicycle transportation and/or interest in creating livable, healthy, and sustainable communities.
• Well-organized, self-motivated and reliable.
• Ability to work well with and inspire others.
• Ability to work closely with education and community leaders.
• Strong communications skills – writing and presenting.
• Ability to speak and write in the following languages well enough to teach classes to students is a plus: Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese, Mandarin.
• Have an Oregon Drivers License is a plus.
• Ability to operate a large rental truck to move bikes is a plus.

Working Conditions:

• Able to lift 30 lbs above your shoulders.
• Able to walk or use a mobility device for one mile.
• Able to ride a bike or an adaptive bicycle at least ten miles in one day.
• Ability to work some Saturdays when needed.

This position requires statewide travel, which will include evening and overnight stays and requires periodically long and irregular hours of work both in and away from our office, so as a result the successful applicant will possess a willingness to work flexible hours, will possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record, and will possess a cell phone to stay in contact.

Non-Discrimination:

The BTA does not discriminate on the basis of: race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, or legal source of income.

How to Apply
Please send cover letter, resume completed BTA application form and sample of your work that best demonstrates relevant experience and capabilities in PDF format via email to Sheilagh@BTAOregon.org. No calls, please. BTA Website for application form: http://btaoregon.org/about/#team

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until July 21, 2014 or until position is filled.
Expected Start Date: August 25, 2014

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