Employment Opportunities

Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Position Description:

The successful candidate will coordinate the TransOptions Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The Coordinator has a direct responsibility to handle all relationships and outreach associated with the program and conduct in-class and community education programs for grades K-8. The position also calls for assistance at bike safety and learn to ride events.

The ideal candidate brings a self-starter mentality, and a comfort level with frequent interaction with school representatives and students of varying ages. The position demands attention to detail and an interest in pedestrian safety. The SRTS Coordinator reports to the Managing Director, and will work in tandem with project coordinators, project managers and other staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Safe Routes to School coordinator handling all relationships and outreach.
  • Work directly with school and municipal administrators and school age children to implement educational programs including Walk to School Days, Traffic Safety Town, Bike Drivers Ed, Traffic Safety Team and more.
  • Have hands-on, intimate familiarity with the Safe Routes to School program. This includes hands-on technical assistance with educational events, completing travel plans, and coordinating programs.
  • Customize SRTS program offerings for interested schools and submit reports outlining recommended strategies.
  • Assist SRTS Committees with training, GIS mapping and any other assistance needed to make them successful.
  • Serve as the main contact for all SRTS information. Gather information and report all TransOptions SRTS activities quarterly.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS or BA degree in communications, education, transportation planning or related field
  • Strong communications skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of transportation safety as it relates to active forms of transportation
  • Ability to work occasional weekend events
  • Valid NJ Driver’s License and car available for travel
  • Ability to ride a bike

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience coordinating stakeholders or groups
  • Experience in education, particularly in speaking in front of large groups of young students
  • Analytical skills and the ability to provide insight and opportunities for improvement
  • Passion for pedestrian and bike safety
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities

About TransOptions:

TransOptions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that delivers programs and services that improve mobility, safety, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey. A transportation management association (TMA),TransOptions helps travelers find alternative modes of transportation and offers programs in bicycle, pedestrian and driver safety, as well as environmental education and sustainability.

Benefits include full health, eye and dental insurance coverage, 403B retirement plan with employer match, flexible work hours plus paid vacation and personal time off.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Dan Callas, Managing Director at dcallas@transoptions.org. No phone calls, please.