This seemingly mundane task is absolutely critical insofar as highly competitive state grant funding for implementing infrastructure improvements such as bike lanes and paths favors applications and projects more heavily that have robust, current local data. The lack of such data places our communities at a disadvantage in applying for funding for walking and biking projects. Needless to say we are excited to announce we are looking for an individual to help us address this need and support a more pedestrian and bike-friendly SGV! Read on for details.
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION DATA COORDINATOR SOUGHT
Job Description: BikeSGV is seeking a full-time Data Coordinator for a two year grant-funded project. The Coordinator will work in collaboration with project volunteers, advisory board members and stakeholders to collect, analyze and report bicycle and pedestrian mode share data. Focusing on San Gabriel Valley cities lacking such data, the coordinator will organize local bike/ped counts, resident surveys, community street audits, and bicycle parking audits. Collected data will be utilized to facilitate implementation of planned active transportation improvements, identify problem areas, determine local preferred facility types, and develop formal recommendations around Active Transportation for local communities and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments..
Ideal candidates will share our passion for creating more pedestrian and bike-friendly communities, and have a background in community outreach, data collection, GIS, event planning, and working with culturally and demographically diverse populations.
- 4-year college degree, preferably with a focus or background in urban planning, public policy, public health, statistics or related field;
- Demonstrated success planning and coordinating volunteer teams;
- Experience working independently on longer-term projects
- Familiarity with the San Gabriel Valley and/or willingness to relocate to the region
- Survey development, administration and evaluation experience
- Spanish and/or Chinese-language skills
- League Certified Instructor (LCI) bicycle safety certification
Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties and responsibilities of the coordinator will include:
- Adherence and fidelity to the project timeline, Scope of Work, and requirements;
- Recruitment and coordination of project volunteers;
- Organization of bicycle and pedestrian counts, community walking and bicycling street audits, and bicycle parking analysis for San Gabriel Valley cities lacking such data;
- Identification of priority active transportation corridors based on existing data (e.g., modal share, safety data);
- Performance evaluation of new active transportation infrastructure in the region (e.g., Rosemead Blvd “cycletrack”);
- Collection of an inventory, state-of-repair and effectiveness for bike parking facilities in the San Gabriel Valley;
- Identification of opportunities for ATP investments and improvements;
- Community outreach regarding benefits of active transportation investments;
- Support of BikeSGV team projects and initiatives; and
- Coordination with the BikeSGV Advisory Board to facilitate project planning, outreach, development and implementation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Proficient in GIS, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
- Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and meet project objectives in a timely manner without supervision
- Willing to work on other tasks as it relates to the goals and objectives of this project
- Passion for public health, ped/bike-friendly communities, and youth development
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including weekends and evenings, to accommodate community meetings and data collection requirements
- Willingness to utilize public and active transportation for commute and work-related activities
Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits, including medical, vision, dental. Annual Metro TAP card. 15 days paid vacation.
Start date January 2015. BikeSGV is a project of Community Partners.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and 3 references in PDF format to wes@bikeSGV.org by December 1, 2015.