Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fairfax County hiring Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Fairfax County Public Schools is hiring a Safe Routes to School Coordinator.  The position description and qualifications are below. Please pass on this job announcement to help spread the word. We've heard that the position closes on Wed. FABB has advocated for this position for the past couple of years. FCPS received a grant for the position from the VDOT SRTS program in July.
Safe Routes to School Coordinator (SRTS) (position announcement)
Hourly, Grant Position, One Year Only
Office of Safety and Security
Up to $32.00 per Hour

  • Organizes school division activities for Walk to School Day and Bike to School Day.
  • Establishes and organizes a divisionwide program for regular walking school buses and bicycle trains.
  • Creates templates and other materials for individual schools to customize.
  • Creates materials, templates, or standards for individual school use for encouragement events such as Walk to School and Bike to School Day.
  • Review and organizes safety education for student pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Conducts training, as appropriate. Creates materials for and organizes walk and bike audits of areas near schools.
  • Coordinates with local transportation engineers and officials on needed infrastructure, especially to support individual schools.
  • Supports and encourages SRTS network among participating schools in the division.
  • Helps establish SRTS teams at schools within the division.
  • Establishes standards and opportunities for stakeholder and volunteer participation in SRTS activities divisionwide or at each school.
  • Coordinates completion of evaluation tactics such as student travel tallies (including participation in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)-sponsored Student Travel Tally Week), Parent Surveys, and reports to VDOT on divisionwide SRTS activities.
  • Performs all necessary documentation and reporting to VDOT for SRTS grant requirements.
  • Performs related work, as assigned or on own initiative.
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a degree in education, the arts/sciences, or communications;
  • Experience working with K-12 students of diverse backgrounds is required;
  • Working knowledge or experience of the safe routes to school program (previous grant applicant, organized a walk/bike to school event);
  • Experience teaching bicycle and pedestrian safety curriculum, or experience presenting on benefits of walking, biking, or increased physical activity;
  • Personal contact with likely stakeholders such as public health agencies, local law enforcement, local county/city/town government, PTA;
  • Experience leading event coordination;
  • An endorsement to teach health and physical education within the Commonwealth of Virginia preferred. 
Interested applicants please fax resumes to Douglass O’Neill at 571-423-2017.

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