Ecology Action - Safe Routes to School Youth Bike Safety Program Specialist
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*Ecology Action, a CA non-profit, is seeking a qualified Safe Routes to
School Youth Bike Safety Program Specialist*
EA is looking for candidates with SRTS Safety Education experience
and skills to work from our Santa Cruz office. The job focuses mainly on
safety education to elementary students with overall program management
responsibilities. EA has an extensive Youth Bike Safety Education program
which reaches thousands of students per school year with in-depth bike
training. See link for full job posting and online application process:
VP of Transportation
Program Specialist - Youth Bike Safety *Location:*Santa Cruz, CA*Salary
Range:*TBD based on skills and experience*Exempt/Non-Exempt:* Non-Exempt*
Benefits:*Ecology Action offers a generous benefit package that includes a
cafeteria plan with medical, dental, and flexible spending benefits; a
401k-retirement plan with 4% employer match; and group life insurance.
Type:*Full Time*Description:*Ecology Action, a California-based non-profit,
is a leading provider of innovative marketing and engagement programs that
overcome barriers to reducing energy use and achieving environmental
sustainability, is seeking a Program Specialist to join our Transportation
Team to work on its Safe Routes to School (SRTS) initiative. The Program
Specialist will focus on EA�s Bike Smart! Youth Bicycle Safety Program,
working with students on how to be safe, responsible, and confident
cyclists. This includes conducting bicycle safety trainings, classroom
presentations, hands-on bicycle skills Obstacle Courses (�Rodeos�) and
Community Rides (on-street training), as well as bicycle Education Booths
at schools and community events.
The Program Specialist will also manage EA�s Transportation Membership
services for local employers. This long running program provides Zero
Interest Bike Loans, Emergency Ride Home and bike safety related services.
This position will also create funding proposals and coordination of other
EA transportation-focused programs.
Ecology Action seeks a team-oriented, talented, energetic, flexible and
organized individual to fill the Program Specialist position. The
successful candidate will work directly with students, teachers, school
administrators, parents, and volunteers, as well as clients, businesses and
public agency partners.
� Duties include program management (planning, budget, implementation,
evaluation & reporting, administrative & invoicing work), instruction, and
assisting with specific programs and events.
� Office work includes computer (spreadsheet, text, and internet work),
phone, writing, and managing files.
� Continually evolves technical expertise in sustainable transportation
program planning, delivery, and assessment.
Bike Smart! Youth Bicycle Education Program
� Recruit schools to participate in Bike Smart! Presentation and trainings.
� Coordinate trainings: schedule dates, recruit volunteers, plan with
school personnel, etc.
� Prepare materials for presentations and customizing presentation
� Deliver in-class bicycle safety presentation or assemblies (for groups of
30 � 120 students)
� Score presentation pre- and post-question (quiz) sheets and record
� Host bicycle rodeos � on-bike training for each student
� Update obstacle course designs based on logistics of each training
� Transport supplies to rodeo locations (including ~15-25 bikes, ~30
helmets, wooden stops signs/cars, a teeter-totter, cones, etc.)
� Set up and break down obstacle courses
� Conduct program administrative work including data tracking, reporting
� Develop and track program budget
� Coordinate with division VP on Bike Smart! Development work that includes
writing grant applications, soliciting individual donors and fundraising
� Conduct program development projects, such as: curriculum development,
promotional literature and educational literature.
� Update and maintain program website.
� Coordinate promotion of events.
� Manage student interns and volunteers
Employer Transportation Membership
� Oversee Member Services by managing, implementing & maintaining the Zero
Interest Bike Loan and Emergency Ride Home (ERH) programs
� Conduct annual current member renewal and new member recruitment effort
� Assist employers with promotion of programs � through poster/brochure
design, email templates, etc.
� Accept bicycle loan applications and determine eligibility
� Coordinate with EA Accounting team to distribute loans and track payments
� Communicate with loan participants regarding current balances, late
payments and completion of payments
� Administer pre- and post-program travel surveys to assess effect of the
� Distribute ERH vouchers and record registration form information into
� Track ERH voucher use
� Provide UCSC-specific services as part of their membership package �
including conducting on-campus bicycle safety presentation and outreach
� Coordinate with UCSC faculty and staff to plan and implement programs
� Maintain UCSC-appropriate presentation
� Report on quarterly and annual Membership activity
Assist with other EA Transportation programs and activities as needed
*Qualifications:*Required Qualifications and Experience:
� Experience working with and/or teaching youthas well as community outreach
� Experience working with school administrators, teachers, parents and
� Environmental or community program management, planning, implementation,
evaluation, and reporting.
� Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs, database program
experience, and e-mail tools.
� Experience working in a fast-paced office (cubicle) environment with a
high level of program responsibility.
� Bachelor�s Degree
� Deliver instruction to youth in a clear, concise, passionate manner.
� Excellent classroom management skills with youth to maintain an effective
� Ability to convey and foster enthusiasm to get students excited about
� Ability to make students of all levels feel comfortable with their
� Ability to recruit, train & manage volunteers and interns
� Able to think and move quickly in response to school and class needs.
� Ability to develop budgets, manage budgets, and follow budget guidelines.
� Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills
� Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent follow through
� Must be a problem solver
� Self-motivated, energetic, helpful and positive attitude Quick learner to
be able to excel at multitude of demanding job assignments
� Valid CA driver�s license to drive EA van needed to transport rodeo bikes.
� Undergraduate college degree in the area of Environmental Studies,
Physical Sciences, Social Marketing, Business, Communications, or related
� League of American Bicyclist League Certified Instructor (LCI)
� Computer skills�functional familiarity with website and graphic design
programs: In-Design, Illustrator, Contribute and Photoshop
� Spanish language skills�intermediate level or better.
� Interest in promoting a clean environment and alternative transportation.
� A bike commuter�it is very difficult to preach something you do not do.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
� For Bike Smart! program tasks, the environment is a mixture of an office
setting and working out in the field (at schools and community events) to
plan and implement youth bicycle trainings.
� Preparation for youth bicycle training events involves multiple trips to
the storage unit in basement to load an unload supplies into the agency
van, including bicycles, boxes of helmets and other supplies. The employee
must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk
and hear, and use a computer keyboard and monitor. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The successful employee must
also be able to climb stairs or ladders occasionally. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Ecology Action believes that each employee makes a significant contribution
to our success and should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities.
This position description outlines primary duties, qualifications, and job
scope, but is not intended to be a comprehensive description of job
responsibilities. We expect each employee will offer his/her services
wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as
employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Ecology Action does not offer a company paid relocation program.
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