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Ecology Action - Safe Routes to School Youth Bike Safety Program Specialist

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  • Amy Naranjo
    Asha, please post to the MURPs listserv. * * *Ecology Action, a CA non-profit, is seeking a qualified Safe Routes to School Youth Bike Safety Program
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 26, 2013
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      Asha, please post to the MURPs listserv.


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      *Ecology Action, a CA non-profit, is seeking a qualified Safe Routes to
      School Youth Bike Safety Program Specialist*



      *Instructor:*

      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:


      http://ecoact.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-420483.html



      Piet Canin
      VP of Transportation
      Ecology Action
      (831) 515-1327


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      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.
      *Employment
      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:*(General)
      � 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.

      (Program Specific)
      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
      information.
      � 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
      and invoicing
      � Develop and track program budget
      � Coordinate with division VP on Bike Smart! Development work that includes
      writing grant applications, soliciting individual donors and fundraising
      events.
      � 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
      program
      � Distribute ERH vouchers and record registration form information into
      database
      � Track ERH voucher use
      � Provide UCSC-specific services as part of their membership package �
      including conducting on-campus bicycle safety presentation and outreach
      booths.
      � 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
      coordinating volunteers
      � 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

      Professional Skills:
      � Deliver instruction to youth in a clear, concise, passionate manner.
      � Excellent classroom management skills with youth to maintain an effective
      learning environment.
      � Ability to convey and foster enthusiasm to get students excited about
      biking
      � Ability to make students of all levels feel comfortable with their
      abilities
      � 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.

      Desired Qualifications
      � Undergraduate college degree in the area of Environmental Studies,
      Physical Sciences, Social Marketing, Business, Communications, or related
      field.
      � 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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