Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Company / Organization
bike works by p:ear
bike works by p:ear
The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Coordinator will work with the existing Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety & Education Coordinator, Multnomah County Transportation Planner, and Alta Consultants to carry out the mission of transportation health in East Multnomah County. Additionally, this position will provide an important link between jurisdictions that will work with individual schools, after school SUN programs, community partners, and SRTS Coordinators to establish programming and plans. Primary tasks include educating students, families, and community members about bicycle and pedestrian safety. The ideal candidate will strive to establish curriculum in the region, support and coach the community on building multigenerational pedestrian and cyclist awareness, and mitigate traffic concerns by promoting a comprehensive, proactive behavior and infrastructure-based approach to securing safety along school routes, within school sites, and all around East County neighborhoods.
Position: Full-Time SRTS Coordinator (BPSEOC)
FTE thru 6/30/2023: Requires occasional evenings and weekends Reports To: Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety & Education Outreach Coordinator Compensation: $50,000 Annually + Healthcare stipend
This position requires an energetic self-starter with excellent communication, leadership and public speaking skills that also has a commitment to contribute to bike works’ mission towards creating safer places to bike and walk for the community. The SRTS Coordinator will assist with planning, organizing, implementing, and teaching curriculum at local schools, community events, and community partner spaces – both in person and virtually. Additionally, they will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to support SRTS programming and a variety of bike works’ initiatives.
Required Qualifications & Competencies
● Experience building trusting, healthy relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds – Specifically K-8 grade levels
● Commitment to advancing equity and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse environment
● Excellent interpersonal skills – Must be a positive and strong role model, have a collaborative, team-oriented work style and strong problem-solving skills
● Commitment to non-violence and compassionate responses
● Strong written, oral and online communication skills – Including public speaking
● Excellent organization skills – Needs to effectively prioritize and manage time
● Project management from start to finish – Assume responsibility and accountability for
assignments and tasks
● Committed to personal growth with a willingness to learn
● Self-initiating, independent and highly motivated
● Physical ability to stand for multiple hours and lift/move up to 40 lbs
● Ability to transport self and supplies in a timely manner to multiple locations
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
● Work in tandem with Multnomah County Transportation Planner and existing Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety & Education Outreach Coordinator to promote transportation health in East Multnomah County
● Help create correspondence with flyers, brochures, presentations, etc. in support of educating stakeholders in SRTS and bike works’ goals
● Develop meaningful relationships with stakeholders and successfully cultivate leaders within stakeholder groups
● Actively work with local school districts, CBOs, and other community partners to build community, collect and evaluate data, support and create enthusiasm in walking, biking, and driver safety
● Coordinate with school staff and SUN program coordinators to discuss/plan pedestrian and bicycle safety education and events
● Participate and organize a variety of community/education activities and projects in East Multnomah County – Including tabling, workshops, training, presentations, meetings, block parties, festivals, and more
● Provide resources for school district staff, administrators, and families to promote walking and biking initiatives, via campaign tool kits, videos, etc. that can significantly increase active transportation culture at each school
● Maintain records/data and prepare accurate reports
● Communicate and correspond with colleagues, stakeholders, community partners, schools, etc.
as requested or required
Applicants must show at least one (1) year of experience working with groups of children and families, and/or diverse communities – General knowledge of active transportation and bicycles is helpful.
About bike works by p:ear
bike works by p:ear is your go-to repair shop and lead advocate for people riding bikes in East Portland. Founded in 2017, bike works is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to create a more bike-friendly community by advocating for safe, connected bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure; supporting programs and events that foster a thriving, fun cycling culture; and ensuring that diverse constituencies have a voice in the development of new policies and infrastructure.
Our mission is to advocate for a world-class network of active transportation infrastructure in East Multnomah County that provides equitable access for people of all ages and abilities. Our vision is a safe, convenient, and seamless active transportation network that connects people to where they live, work, and play.
Travel expected in the Portland/Gresham Metro area for this position.
It is the policy of bike works by p:ear to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race,
religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, bike works by p:ear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Additionally, this is a contract position – taxes will be your responsibility.
How to Apply
TO APPLY: Please send resume and answers as PDFs to the questions in lieu of a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SRTS Coordinator” in the subject line. The job will remain open until full. Email only, no phone calls, please – phone calls will not be returned.
1. How will you use bike works by p:ear’s equity statement (see below) to further advance equity within the SRTS Coordinator position? Please provide specific examples.
2. Please share a time when you’ve had to step out of your area(s) of comfort when working with youth.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION
We believe in the young people at bike works by p:ear and in their unique, creative and powerful place in our community. In order to help youth live healthy and meaningful lives, bike works must combat the structural and institutional systems and personal attitudes and behaviors that exist to create and perpetuate racial, social, economic inequities in our community.
bike works by p:ear respects and celebrates the diversity, creativity and strength of the p:ear community. Equity and inclusion are a priority across all parts of our organization from programs to administration to personal development. We commit to creating a culture of inclusion, self-reflection, and personal growth. We are committed to using our time and resources to help identify and eliminate disparities based on identity and to promote equitable and inclusive access to our programs. We do this work so we can live in a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
bike works by p:ear is building dynamic relationships based on this understanding. Equity means examining our weaknesses and identifying disparities where they arise. It means aligning with needs and redistributing resources. Equity at p:ear means a thoughtful approach and compassionate action, which includes advocacy in the community and equity education in all areas that p:ear touches and beyond.
Because bike works by p:ear is deeply rooted in compassion – which we define as a relational act of understanding another’s experience while providing a safe space – we commit to deep, program-wide and viscerally equitable practices for homeless and vulnerable youth as they access our programs. We call this love.
bike works by p:ear respects and celebrates the diversity, creativity and strength of the East Multnomah County community. Equity and inclusion are a priority across all parts of our organization. We are committed to using our time and resources to help identify and eliminate disparities based on identity and to promote equitable access to our programs.