Active Transportation Coordinator
Title: Active Transportation Coordinator
Class: Academic Professional
Exempt Status: Exempt
Under the general direction of the Transportation and Parking Manager, works District wide to increase access to affordable, reliable, healthy and sustainable transportation through transit, bicycling and walking. The Active Transportation Coordinator (ATC) obtains, provides and coordinates bike-related information in a collaborative manner to meet specific campus needs. Working closely with the Transportation Demand Management Specialist, responsible for planning and coordinating Active Transportation Program services and events, data collection and reporting, maintaining program files and records, and developing and implementing procedures.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Convenes an Active Transportation Advisory Committee to meet on a quarterly basis, and meets with stakeholders at each campus at the beginning of the project to determine their unique active transportation needs.
- Participates in developing marketing, educational, safety and promotional materials as well as maps indicating safe routes to and from transit stops, to distribute to Portland Community College commuters throughout the district.
- Coordinates current district bicycling, transit, and walking routes with PCC’s web team to ensure that online campus maps are current and accurate.
- Conducts an annual census of bicycles at the RC and SY campuses, tracking participation in outreach events, data on bicycle and locker rentals, and surveys of students and staff who participate in program activities. Obtains SE and CA Campus data from Bicycle Coordinators for their respective campuses.
- Provides guidance to the SE and CA Campus Bicycle Coordinators for best practices.
- Troubleshoots current issues related to the operations of the SE and CA Campus bike program with each campus Bicycle Coordinator.
- Provides support to the SE and CA Campus Bicycle Coordinators with the intention of elevating significant operational issues to senior or campus leadership for problem solving when warranted.
- Establishes methodologies in collaboration with the district Transportation Demand Management Specialist to be followed by the SE and CA Campus Bicycle Coordinators for data collection for the purpose of meeting regulatory reporting requirements by the Transportation and Parking Services Department.
- Engages with Student Life and Leadership Managers, the Multicultural Centers, Women’s Resource Centers, the Black Student Union, the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Department and other groups representing underserved populations on each campus to ensure that the program is attracting a diverse group of students.
- Develops and implements active transportation orientation events to assist students with finding safe routes using transit, walking and cycling.
- Partners with existing community events that promote bike riding such as Sunday Parkways, National Bike to Work Day/Month, and the Carefree Commuter Challenge to bring more awareness to alternative transportation both in the community and on the campuses.
- Develops established relationships with a variety of community organizations, such as the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Community Cycling Center, Portland Police, Kenton Cycle Repair, Portland Bureau of Transportation, TriMet, and Legacy Emanuel Trauma Nurses.
Associate’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Science, Urban Planning, Marketing, or related field. Experience performing the duties of the job can substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis. Travel between campuses and to and from special events and meetings requires the ability to drive and use of personal vehicle in the event alternate forms of transportation are unavailable or unfeasible.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Project management best practices;
- Alternative transportation best practice.
- Project coordination and implementation;
- Planning and conducting promotion and outreach activities;
- Coordinating activities with other internal departments and/or external agencies;
- Compiling and analyzing data and preparing a variety of reports;
- Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
- Work with an ethnically and culturally diverse population;
- Collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
- Exercise initiative;
- Effectively communicate both in writing and verbally.