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Position Title: Asst. Coordinator - Bike & Pedestrian Programs
Department: Bike & Pedestrian Programs
Reports to: Manager, Bike &Pedestrian Programs

Description of EZ Ride’s Programs

1. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program (http://www.saferoutesnj.org/) is a federally funded program that is designed to encourage school children to walk and/or bike to school safely.  EZ Ride serves schools in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union and Monmouth counties. Our primary focus is on schools located in disadvantaged communities.  The goals of the SRTS program are to:

  • Educate and encourage children about how to safely walk and/or bicycle to school to encourage health and reduce pedestrian crashes, traffic congestion, and air pollution
  • Assist communities to make bicycling and walking to school safer and a more appealing transportation alternative
  • Help municipalities prepare to make street improvements and inform them of grants

2. Highway Traffic Safety (http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/pedestrian.html) and Street Smart NJ (http://bestreetsmartnj.org/) Programs are statewide efforts to promote walking and biking safety in communities. Our goals are to educate and encourage seniors, HS students and pre-school children re: walking and biking safety through community safety campaigns and presentations.

3. Healthy Communities Network (HCN) Program (www.njhcn.org), Get Active NJ,

and the NJ Healthy Corner Store Initiative are three grant efforts to support communities to increase walkability, physical fitness and healthy eating via environmental and policy change. EZ Ride presently has five healthy community grants it is working on in Asbury Park, Long Branch, Plainfield, Bloomfield and Orange.

Role of The Position

You will be responsible to help our Bike & Ped team carry out the grant responsibilities and promote/implement the programs above

  • Outreach: You will help us contact community, school and city organizations to initiate our programs and carry out community activities. You will learn about and help us carry out healthy eating events at corner stores and barbershops
  • Educate & Encourage Safe & Healthy Living:
  • You will learn and help us present to students about how to be a safe pedestrian and/or cyclist.
  • You will learn and help our team conduct SRTS initiatives such as walk to school events, bike rodeos, walk audits, and prepare school travel plans and Street Smart reports.
  • You will help us do Street Smart surveys and community observations/counts of motorist and pedestrian behavior.
  • Recognition Program: You will help us register schools on the SRTS Recognition website. You will help us carry out our annual recognition event.

 Miscellaneous: In addition, you will be learn and be responsible for:

    1. Preparing crash maps and monthly and quarterly reports
    2. Assisting with the bike locker program
    3. Writing community blogs, press articles, and grant applications
    4. Preparing event flyers and waivers

Education and Work Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. Interest in promoting community safety, health, and wellness
  3. Interest and experience in making professional presentations
  4. Ability to organize, plan and work independently and with a team

Skills and Expertise

  1. Experience with MS Office and Google apps
  2. Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  3. Motivated self-starter, meets deadlines
  4. Reliable, punctual, excellent work ethic, detail-oriented
  5. Availability for weekend and occasional evening meetings is required
  6. Ability to speak Spanish is desirable but not required
  7. Good driving record and willingness to drive to different locations in service area

Salary & Compensation Level

Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications

 

Contact Information for Questions:

Lisa Lee, Manager, Bike & Pedestrian Program

(201) 939-4242, ext. 123.

Submit Resume to:

Human Resources Supervisor, Carla Gonzalez-Rios
Email: cgonzalez-rios@ezride.org

 

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