Ecology Action
  • 18-Mar-2021 to 24-Apr-2021 (PST)
  • Community Programs
  • Santa Cruz, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Educator and Program Coordinator Bike/Walk Safety

Ecology Action is hiring a Bike and Walk Safety Educator and Program Coordinator at 32-40 hours per week to help us deliver online and in-person sustainable transportation education programs across Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.

The position requires availability between 7am and 4pm on weekdays for scheduled events during the school day as well as occasional weekend or evening events. The ideal candidate will have a strong affinity for and experience, working with youth and the general public. The work is rewarding and fun, as we are helping our community become more active through safe and sustainable transportation habits.

This position is currently scheduled to run through mid December 2021 and extension is dependent upon continued program funding. At Ecology Action we are committed to diversity in our workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQI+ persons are highly encouraged to apply.

Bike and Walk Smart Program Responsibilities:

Bike Smart is a comprehensive school-based youth bicycle safety education program which includes a two-part training an in-class presentation, followed by an on-bike "rodeo. Bike Smart primarily serves 5th grade students but will occasionally provide trainings to 4th-12th grades in a variety of school and community settings. Walk Smart is a comprehensive school-based youth pedestrian safety education program focused on 2nd grade students and it also includes an in-class presentation, followed by an instructor led educational walk around the block. Due to Covid-19, presentations are currently delivered virtually. We expect to conduct primarily in-person safety trainings during fall 2021.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead online or in-class bicycle/walk safety presentations or assemblies (for groups of 20-120 students).
  • Conduct on-bike safety training for each class (requires management of 15-30 students during activity) on school blacktop or lead full classes on a walking field trip in the area around the school campus.
  • Coordinating with school principals, teachers and administrative staff to schedule events.
  • Coordinate the preparation of materials for presentations and rodeos/walk safety events.
  • Transport and set up equipment to and from school sites across Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.
  • Grade student pre- and post-presentation evaluations and record information.
  • Assist with content and curriculum improvement for our online and in-person programs.
  • Assist with the in-field supervision and retention of student interns and volunteers.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Minimum one year of experience in a youth education/teaching role.
  • Experience delivering instruction to youth in a clear, concise, passionate manner.
  • Excellent classroom management skills with youth of all ages.
  • Ability to convey and foster enthusiasm to get students excited about biking/walking.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to effectively coordinate with school representatives.
  • Experience with community outreach and education.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, helpful and positive attitude.
  • Experience working in office setting.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; strong Word and Excel skills.
  • Excellent and professional communication, coordination and organizational skills.
  • Valid California Class C Driver's license, a reliable personal vehicle available for work purposes (mileage reimbursement provided), and current automobile insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading virtual trainings.
  • At least three years of teaching experience.
  • Experience with the following virtual platforms: MS Teams, Zoom, and/or Google.
  • Interest in promoting a clean environment and alternative transportation.
  • Undergraduate college degree in related field.
  • Reside in Santa Cruz County.
  • Experience scheduling with multiple agencies or entities.

Work Environment & Physical Demands: Due to Covid-19 the work is done remotely from home or company office. We expect to conduct presentations at schools during fall semester. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For Bike Smart and Walk Smart program tasks, the environment is a mixture of an office setting and working out in the field (at schools and community events) to plan and implement youth bicycle trainings. Preparation for youth bicycle training events involves multiple trips to the storage unit in basement to load and unload supplies into the agency trailer, including bicycles, boxes of helmets and other supplies. The employee must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Compensation: Ecology Action offers a competitive rate, starting at $22.00 per hour and depending on experience and a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision and flexible spending benefits; a 401k-retirement plan with a 4% match; and group life insurance. Driving an insured personal vehicle on company business is required, and mileage reimbursement is provided at the Federal rate.

More About Us

Ecology Action is an award-winning nonprofit environmental consultancy that's been helping people create positive change for the community, the economy, and the environment for nearly five decades. In addition to being an industry leader in the design and delivery of energy efficiency programs, we also operate a vibrant green communities division that runs programs focused on pollution prevention, sustainable transportation, and water conservation.

Ecology Action believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success and should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description outlines primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but is not intended to be a comprehensive description of job responsibilities. We expect each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Ecology Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its workforce. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Ecology Action does not offer a company paid relocation program.

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