Safe Routes to School Coordinator – Henderson, NC | 1.28.20

Name of Employer: Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments

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Job title: Safe Routes to Schools Program Coordinator

Job Details / Description:

The Kerr-Tar Rural Planning Organization (KTRPO) received a three-year grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to administer the Active Routes to School (ARTS) program; formally the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, among the five school districts in the Kerr-Tar region. The Coordinator will help develop, administer and coordinate a variety of school-based programs supporting North Carolina’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS)/Active Routes to School (ARTS) goals. The Program Coordinator will plan, organize and implement SRTS and ARTS programs at local elementary and middle schools in Franklin; Granville; Person; Warren; and Vance Counties. The coordinator will support individualized school sites’ SRTS and ARTS efforts; collaborate with the school district to develop sequential classroom-based lessons supporting the SRTS and ARTS program; communicate and coordinate with community organizations, law enforcement, advocacy groups and city/county officials, and support a variety of SRTS and ARTS initiatives.

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
• Development and execution of the SRTS and ARTS program that will lead to more walking and biking in participating schools, including organizing and growing walking school buses and bike trains, parent organizing and other ongoing encouragement events.
• Work directly with parents, teachers, and school administrators to develop and implement locally-appropriate campaigns and projects that significantly increase walking and biking at those schools and that develop a sustainable culture of walking and biking at each school.
• Collaborate with local organizations to coordinate annual Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day, and other education and encouragement events.
• Coordinate district-wide SRTS/ARTS programming, resources, and communication.
• Create and promote district-wide encouragement programs and resources for schools.
• Serve on district committees and coalitions that will further SRTS and ARTS Program goals.
• Work as part of a team to improve and modify existing SRTS/ARTS Curriculum; train teachers in the implementation of curriculum.
• Reach out to and meet with principals, develop and support volunteer teams, and other school staff as needed.
• Conduct parent and student workshops in pedestrian safety, personal safety skills, and other SRTS & ARTS topics.
• Facilitate ongoing evaluation of district walking/bicycling programs to measure progress, including assessment of parent and student attitudes.
• Maintain program budgets and report on progress.
• Supports and encourages SRTS/ARTS networks among participating schools in the district.

Job Candidate Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in planning, public administration, parks and recreation, or education.
In lieu of education, experience will be considered.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to
Applications will be accepted until position filled.
Note: This position is part-time.


Posted on

January 29, 2020

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