Friday, January 13, 2012

Safe Routes to School Wants To Hire A New Jersey Organizer

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership have posted a job opening for a New Jersey (Trenton region) state advocacy organizer. This is a work-from-home position.

Applications for the position are due by Thursday, February 2nd at 5:00 PM. They encourage applicants to apply early as there will be rolling interviews. Below are details from the website about the job:

Summary: The state advocacy organizer builds, strengthens and maintains a state network of diverse organizations, public agencies and partners to achieve the following three main policy objectives:
  • Leverage funding for bicycle and pedestrian construction projects, including the award and obligation of federal Safe Routes to School and Transportation Enhancements funds. 
  • Facilitate additional street-scale improvements through the adoption of Complete Streets policies, design guidelines that support active transportation, and other mechanisms at state, regional and local levels. 
  • Advance joint-use agreements through state level policies and agreements between cities and school districts. 
All policies must benefit lower-income communities and are intended to improve the built environment and increase physical activity to help reverse childhood obesity. More information is available online here.