Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Position: Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager
Program: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Institution: Bikes Belong Foundation
Reports to: Regional Network Manager
Employment and Classification: “At will” employment status; full-time salaried position; grant currently funded through December 2015.
Location: Your home office in the Portland, Oregon region
Applications: Applications will be accepted through September 27, 2013 at 5 PM PT and must be sent to email@example.com. Specific details on application requirements are provided below. No telephone calls please.
Start Date: October 2013
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 Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager is a new position and will be part of the National Partnership’s Regional Network Project. The Regional Network Project started in 2010 with support from Kaiser Permanente and currently focuses on Southern California; Northern California; Greater Washington, DC area; Denver, Colorado; and Atlanta, Georgia. Continued support allows the National Partnership to deepen our work in these regions, and to expand our efforts to the Pacific Northwest region with the ultimate goal of increasing physical activity and improving safety among students through policy, systems and environmental changes.
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. In addition to regional policy work, the Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager will provide technical assistance at the local level to select c ommunities receiving Kaiser Permanente community investments. Funding for this position is through 2015 and the Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager will work with the National Partnership to secure continued funding for the project.
Primary responsibilities for the Pacific Northwest Region Policy Manger position include: building and maintaining a regional network; enhancing and advancing regional policies to improve the built environment and increase active transportation; meeting grant-related deliverables; providing technical assistance in specific communities; and assisting in fundraising efforts
For more information about this position, please see the detailed job description.
Minimum of two years proven success in Safe Routes to School policy, program, planning and/or implementation
Experience with leading coalitions, working with partners, and providing technical assistance to develop leaders to achieve state and/or local policy change and campaign goals
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong problem solving skills
Strong project management experience
Ability to travel
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
Fundraising experience a plus
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. The National Partnership is hosted by the non-profit Bikes Belong Foundation.
Annual Salary: This “at will” position offers a starting annual salary of $50,000 – $60,000/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. All Safe Routes to School National Partnership personnel are employees of the Bikes Belong Foundation and work from home offices. Presently, this project is funded through December 2015.
How to Apply
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and three writing samples in one PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The PDF file shall be named as follows: [LastName]_PacNW_RPM.pdf. Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Pacific NW RPM.” 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 Friday, September 27, 2013 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.
Bikes Belong Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.