Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Posted: Continuous 2011-10-14
Dexter Community Schools

Position:   Safe Routes to School Coordinator               

Posting Date:           October 17,2011
Salary Range:         $16- $20 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. 


Dexter Community Schools seeks a Safe Routes to School Coordinator to work collaboratively with individuals from the Dexter, Chelsea and Manchester communities. The position is for 8-12 months at .75 FTE with the potential for additional years based on funding. A successful engagement will be measured by active Safe Routes to School programs in all three communities.



    Using resources and proven techniques along with the knowledge provided through the National Safe Routes to School program, work with the three communities to plan for and implement specific Safe Routes to School programs. Develop a sustainable SRTS program that can be continued locally once funding sources are exhausted.Coordinate other funding opportunities available through the Safe Routes to School program. Develop, implement, and complete an evaluation process related to the progress of the initiative. Work with county and state SRTS staff to ensure the program is using best practices.Explore and make recommendations about the expansion of the program to other local communities.Work with county and state SRTS staff to ensure the program is using best practicesConduct local updates to the community and seek input about avenues to collaborate with local constituents to advance the work of the initiative.Other duties may be assigned.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    Bachelor's degree in planning, geography, public health, public policy, or a related field required.Experience and skill in public speaking and presentations.Enjoys working with young people, district staff, parents and communityExperience in developing and maintaining effective working relationship with multiple stakeholders to facilitate partnerships.Strong background in effective verbal and written communication.Experience in developing and writing technical assistance materialsSelf-motivated, creative, detail-oriented and energetic.Organized and able to manage multiple projects through coordination of efforts
    Ability to work with school administrators, school boards, community governments, and community members.Ability to develop plans based on research done on the National Safe Routes to School web site. Coordinate multiple activities in three communities.Actively advocate and promote the initiative to move the project forward.Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and initiate communication related to progress and needs.Ability to deliver an end result in a given time frame.



Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 3-5 years experience in project development and implementation.



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. 



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Employee will be expected to be able to work in a public setting involving staff, students and community in a safe, professional, and efficient matter at all times.  Work environment may change frequently due to numerous factors such as unforeseen events, special projects, weather conditions or other circumstances.


Manchester Community Schools

410 City Road
Manchester, MI 48158
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