Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 27th, 2017 at 11:14 am
Job Title *
Safe Routes To School Program Coordinator
Community Cycling Center
Job Description *
Start date: January 16th, 2018
Reports to: Ira Dixon, Program Manager
Status: Hourly, part-time (20 hrs/week) through June 2019
Location: Portland, OR
Benefits: PTO; Employee discount & Used Parts Allowance
We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together over 20 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.
Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.
In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by highly experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. Combined, our programs and shop services help riders build their skills and confidence; empower young people to ride to school and adults to ride to work; offer educational opportunities for teens to earn school credit; and support everyone in riding for health and recreation. We also collaborate with numerous community partners to generate pathways to employment and engagement within the growing bicycle movement by training new educators, leaders, advocates and mechanics.
Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members.
The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.
We believe there is a better way to deliver programming with our partner communities. We believe in asking the community themselves instead of prescribing solutions.
The Safe Routes to School Coordinator will work closely with the Collaborations Program Manager to deliver on the goals of the Regional Travel Options’ Community Centered Safe Routes to School grant. They will collaborate in and with the communities of Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez Schools to assess current barriers to safe access to school and after-school programming. From the information gathered, they will help adapt and update curriculum to fit the needs of the community. They will then work with instructional staff to deliver biking, walking, and transit education and programming for youth and families of the schools.
Please note that the percentage indicators below represent an estimate of how much time each week will be spent fulfilling these functions. In terms of importance, all areas are valued equally.
Collect surveys and aggregate data on the current conditions of school access to inform our program development
Communicate regularly with school staff, service providers, parents, and student stakeholder groups
Support focus groups with stakeholders to better understand the conditions and barriers to active transportation
Program Development (15%)
Work closely with department leads to adapt existing programming and develop new programming to meet the needs of Rosa Parks and Chavez families
Work with partners to identify appropriate curriculum and activities for walking and transit programming
Package curriculum for delivery
Deliver Bicycle, Walking, and Transit Programming (70%)
Support hiring process for additional instructor(s)
Participate in the lesson planning and delivery of programming
Provide support for Instructors
Track outcomes and learning objectives
Participate in quarterly grant reporting
Qualifications & Characteristics
Proficiency in Spanish and English; Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish and English
2 years of experience in service delivery or program coordination
2 years of experience in education with school age youth up to 12 years old from immigrant and/or Black/African-American families
Experience engaging the school community beyond the student
Oriented towards teamwork and community building
Love of bikes and active transportation
Demonstrated commitment to the progress of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Lived experience with mixed income housing, Title 1 schools, immigration, and/or communities of color
Existing relationships with Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez schools and communities or other North and Northeast School communities
How to Apply *
Please submit cover letter and resume with “PT SRTS Coordinator” as the subject title to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply by 5:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, January 10th.