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Learn more about the Bike & Pedestrian Programs Asst. Coordinator (Full-Time) position

Role of the Position

You will help our Bike & Pedestrian team carry out the grant responsibilities for the SRTS, HTS, and SSNJ programs (see below) in our service area which is Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union, and Monmouth counties.

  1. Community Outreach: You will contact and work with school and municipal staff, parent- teacher groups, health and safety coalitions, non-profit groups, and senior centers to setup safety talks and events and promote safer streets.
  2. Educate/Encourage/Train: You will present in person or virtually to groups about how to be a safe pedestrian and bicyclist and how to drive safely around pedestrians and cyclists. You will help with education efforts for Street Smart and help us develop new programs and resources. We expect our staff to take and pass the League of American Bicyclists exam to become certified trainers.
  3. Availability for weekend events and occasional evening events is required; weekend and evening work hours will be included in the 40 hour workweek; overtime is not expected.
  4. Technical Assistance: You will help schools and communities:
    • Launch SRTS initiatives such as travel tallies, walk/bike to school day, walking school bus/bike trains, safe bike skills events, poster contests, and anti-idling campaigns.
    • Conduct walk/bike audits, write school travel plans, apply for transportation grants, and other relevant projects.
    • Adopt and implement Complete &Green Streets policies and Sustainable Jersey actions.
  5. Recognition Program: You will encourage and help schools/municipalities participate in SRTS and register them in the SRTS Recognition database annually.
  6. Miscellaneous: In addition, you will assist with:
    • Monthly and quarterly team reports
    • Online Records of Contact for NJ SRTS
    • Crash maps and crash data analysis
    • Research and writing news articles, blogs, case studies and SM posts
    • Coordination and Regular Checks for the NJ Transit Bike Locker program
    • Other tasks as assigned

Due to  program needs, this position offers limited opportunities for remote work. Team members are expected to be in the office 2 days/week and we often do field work on other days. From spring to fall, we have outdoor bike events and during the school year, we are at schools or attend health and ped. safety coalition meetings.

We are looking for a candidate to  work full-time, 40 hours a week; however, we are willing to explore a part-time opportunity of 20-24 hours a week for  qualified candidates.

EZ Ride Bike & Pedestrian Program

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) (http://www.saferoutesnj.org/) is a federally funded program designed to encourage grade K-8 students to walk and bike to school safely. EZ Ride is responsible to help schools in Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Union, and Monmouth counties implement the program. Our primary focus is disadvantaged communities. The goals of the SRTS program are to:

  1. Work in schools to educate students how to safely walk or bike to school to encourage health and reduce pedestrian crashes, traffic congestion, and air pollution.
  2. Assist communities to make biking and walking safer, identify barriers, and recommend infrastructure improvements.

Highway Traffic Safety (http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/pedestrian.html) programs promote walking, biking and driving safety in communities. Our goals are to encourage and educate seniors, adults, high school/college students and pre-school children.

Street Smart New Jersey (SSNJ) campaign (http://bestreetsmartnj.org/) is an NJTPA funded program to reduce pedestrian crashes and fatalities in partnership with local police. We work on two full campaigns annually and prepare reports on our efforts to observe driver/pedestrian behavior, survey and educate residents about NJ laws, safe practices and the campaign’s key messages. We also assist communities with community education efforts.

Education and Work Experience Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with Google Workspace, MS Word, PPT, Excel, FB, YT, IG, and videos
  • Experience riding and transporting a bike
  • Experience and the desire to promote health, safety, and wellness

Key Skills Required

  • Ability to make dynamic presentations, live and virtually, to all age groups
  • Able to organize, plan and work independently, and manage multiple tasks/deadlines
  • Able to network and build connections to set up new events and activities
  • Very good writing skills
  • Punctual, reliable, strong work ethic
  • Focus on excellence, not hours worked
  • Positive attitude, a team player who enjoys working collaboratively and creatively
  • Able to learn quickly on the job, accept feedback with an open mind, and adapt to change
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Haitian Creole fluently is desired
  • Good driving record and a car – travel to Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Passaic, & Union Counties is expected. Mileage-based reimbursement is provided for all business travel from the office.

Contact Information for Questions:

Lisa Lee, Deputy Director, Bike & Pedestrian Program

[email protected], (201) 939-4242, ext. 123.

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