Employment and Internships

Position: Safe Routes to School and Outreach Coordinator

Hours: Part time, Temporary to coincide with grant funding (some evening and weekend work required)

Supervisor: Project Manager

Salary: $20/hr

Summary

The primary role of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Outreach Coordinator is to support the Project
Managers and the Director of Planning in conducting community outreach effectively, and to ensure
that they are delivered on time, and to agreed quality standards; the SRTS and Outreach Coordinator
works closely with schools, community groups, and organizations in the field and with public officials in
local government.

Main Duties

  1. Support the organization’s Safe Routes to School efforts by coordinating events, leading walk audits, meeting with parents and school staff, and preparing support materials.
  2. Assist Project Manager and the Director of Planning in delivering assigned projects in accordance with funding agreements and contracts, ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed, and all goals and objectives are met.
  3. Plan, coordinate, attend and set up meetings and workshops. Assist in conducting and facilitating meetings and workshops.
  4. Conduct research, compile data, and write reports. Assist in the compilation of data and research necessary to design and deliver projects to a high standard and in a timely manner.
  5. Create fliers, write press releases, and conduct public outreach in the field in accordance with project goals and objectives.
  6. Represent the organization in meetings with project participants, residents, community groups, other nonprofit groups and public sector organizations and foster collaborative working relationships to accomplish mutual goals and objectives.
  7. Maintain accurate, organized, and complete project files including all documents required for local, state, and federal regulatory compliance, and all project related materials reports, documents, contact lists, meeting notes, etc. necessary for effective delivery.
  8. Produce regular written and oral activity reports for supervision and as required by funders.
  9. Maintain accurate project records and timely submit monthly expense reports.
  10. Support staff in delivering the mission of Circulate San Diego, and contribute to the overall growth and development of the organization.
  11. Maintain a fun and personable attitude, with both community members and staff. Have a good sense of humor, and be enthusiastic about wearing a superhero costume while engaging with school children.
  12. Perform related work as required dependent on the necessary skills, experience and aptitudes, and subject to such additional responsibilities falling within the general duties of the position.

General Duties

As a staff member of Circulate San Diego the SRTS and Outreach Coordinator is expected to contribute
to its overall mission, and:

• Participate in the team working approach of Circulate San Diego;
• Assume responsibility for following all policies and procedures;
• Attend staff, Board, committee and other internal meetings, as required;
• Take responsibility for personal training and development;
• Provide a high level of client service at all times; and
• Project and maintain a positive image on behalf of Circulate San Diego

Desired Qualifications

• Experience in Safe Routes to School projects, and outreach planning;
• Passion for education and community engagement;
• Strong oral and written communications skills; and
• Spanish fluency

Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Catherine Thibault, Director
of Planning, at cthibault@circulatesd.org

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the
incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities
required of the position.

Volunteer Internships:

Volunteer internships at Circulate San Diego are considered on a rolling basis, and as needed. 

The positions will support the policy advocacy and planning work of Circulate San Diego. The positions will be supervised by senior management staff, and will directly contribute to the organization’s efforts to promote transit, walkability and smart land uses in the San Diego region.

The volunteer internships are unpaid and can be paired with academic credit.

Main Duties  

  • Support programs such as data collection, map-making, event planning, etc.
  • Assist staff in outreach events.
  • Create and design fact sheets and infographics using policy and research data utilizing existing templates.
  • Policy research, drafting, and development of advocacy materials.
  • Draft and submit public records act requests.
  • Develop research paper drafts for publication.
  • Research and supplement press lists for reports and media figures in the San Diego region, state-wide, and nationally.
  • Copy-edit reports, press releases, fact sheets, and web copy.
  • Develop blog posts that promote the mission of Circulate San Diego.
  • Perform related work as required dependent on the necessary skills, experience and aptitudes, and subject to such additional responsibilities falling within the general duties of the position.

Skills Desired

  • Strong writing abilities
  • Focus and an ability to work independently
  • Experience with Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop), Microsoft Office, and planning software (GIS, Google Earth, SketchUp, etc)
  • Familiarity with basic HTML or web design software
  • Basic understanding of planning practices, policies, and data sources

General Duties

As a volunteer staff member of Circulate San Diego, the Intern is expected to contribute to its overall mission, and:

  • Participate in the team working approach of Circulate San Diego
  • Assume responsibility for following all policies and procedures
  • Attend internal meetings, as required
  • Provide a high level of client service at all times
  • Project and maintain a positive image on behalf of Circulate San Diego

How to Apply:  

Send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and any other relevant work product examples, attention to:

Catherine Thibault
Director of Programs, Circulate San Diego
cthibault@circulatesd.org

  • Kathleen Ferrier
    published this page in About Us 2015-10-02 15:12:05 -0700

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