Job: Northwest Regional Policy Manager – Safe Routes to School National Partnership

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Northwest Regional Policy Manager

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Safe Routes to School National Partnership

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Now Hiring: Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Applications Due: December 1, 2017 COB

Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) and use your professional talents and personal passion for advancing safe walking and bicycling to and from schools and in daily life, to improve health outcomes and create equitable, livable, sustainable communities for all.

The Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager (Salem/Eugene) will build on existing work in the Pacific Northwest region, concentrating on expanding the regional network in Salem-Keizer and Central Lane areas. The primary focus of this position is to increase funding and improve policies that result in the prioritization of more infrastructure and programs to support safe walking and bicycling for children and families, especially in lower-income, underserved, and historically marginalized communities. This position will work closely with the Pacific Northwest Senior Policy Manager, and is primarily responsible for interacting with the communities and local and regional governments of Salem-Keizer and Central Lane areas.

The ideal candidate’s skillset will include:

• Local knowledge of Salem-Keizer and Central Lane areas, including familiarity with leaders and decision-makers, community dynamics, and assets/challenges in those areas.
• Experience working with State agencies, understanding of Oregon’s legislative process, and knowledge of current state-level topics, including transportation, air quality, climate/energy, health, and/or education.
• The policy know-how to shape local and regional policy and funding priorities on active transportation and Safe Routes to School, including intersectional issue areas such as equity, land use, housing, education, climate, and health.
• The skill-set necessary to provide technical assistance to help communities apply for grants and implement successful Safe Routes to School and active transportation projects.
• A high level of attention to detail and project management ability paired with excellent writing and verbal communications skills.
• A deep understanding of and experience with authentic, equity-focused, community-centered engagement, and building consensus with diverse coalitions and multiple viewpoints.

Please review the job description ( for more details about the position responsibilities and qualifications. The salary range for this at-will position is $52,000 – $57,000 depending on experience and qualifications, plus health insurance benefits, paid time off, and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan. A PC laptop, telephone, and internet access will be provided.

Location: Successful candidates will work from their home office, and must be based within the Salem-Keizer area.

How to Apply *
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and three relevant writing samples in one PDF file to The PDF file shall be named as follows: [LastName]_PNW_RPM.pdf. Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “PNW Regional Policy Manager.”

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2017 COB. No telephone or email inquiries, please.

We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates interested in joining our dynamic, visionary and growing national non-profit. Visit for more information about our organization.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, our work environment, and the change we want to see in our society. We value a diverse staff with a wide range of life experiences because we recognize that we are stronger when our organization and work benefit from the innovative contributions, creative solutions, practical know-how, and community insights brought by people of different backgrounds. Diversity of experience, ideas, and viewpoints is a priority, and candidates with varied education levels, skills, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of different religions, nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please forward this announcement to prospective candidates! Thank you.

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