SRTS Coordinator Job in Tigard, OR

The City of Tigard seeks to become the most walkable community in the Pacific Northwest where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives.

Tigard is currently recruiting for a Program Coordinator (Safe Routes to School) position. This position will be responsible for development, coordination, and implementation of the SRTS program for the City. This includes program development/planning, program administration, marketing/outreach, education and training, event promotion, volunteer coordination, and program evaluation.

Please note: This is a grant funded one year limited duration position.

Posting closes on 7/11/16 at 5:00pm. Find the full job post here.

APPLY! Two great Safe Routes to School jobs: Tigard & Beaverton

Two great jobs posted this week for Safe Routes to School work in Tigard and Beaverton! These positions both come from funding from Metro’s Regional Travel Options (RTO) grants, and this is the first time RTO has funded a school-focused project. Check out the descriptions and links below, but move quickly because these applications close soon!

Beaverton School District (proposals due June 5)

Beaverton School District (BSD) was awarded a Federal Transit Administration grant from Metro’s Regional Travel Options program (Federal Grant). The grant is a two year grant to start July 1, 2015. The objective of BSD’s grant proposal is to establish a long term plan, policy and programs for the district’s Safe Routes to School program. BSD is presently seeking a consultant to staff this project.
Read the BSD request for consultant description and project goals here.

City of Tigard (applications due June 10)

The City of Tigard is currently recruiting for a Program Coordinator (Safe Routes to School) position. This position will be responsible for development, coordination, and implementation of the Safe Routes to School program for the City. This includes program development/planning, program administration, marketing/outreach, education and training, event promotion, volunteer coordination, and program evaluation. This is a grant funded two year limited duration position.
Read the Tigard position description and apply here.

Milwaukie & Tigard Lead the Call for Healthy Kids and Safe Streets

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is pleased to support the For Every Kid Coalition in the Pacific Northwest region. For Every Kid is a growing coalition calling for Safe Routes to School for every kid in the Metro-area; vocal support from cities and school districts is an outcome of key partners coming together to promote the benefits and work with communities and we have been an active part of the leadership of this effort.

Local leaders agree: creating safe options to walk, bike, or ride the bus to school is critical to improving the health of kids.

In March, in unanimous votes, Milwaukie and Tigard City Councils became the first cities to pass resolutions calling on the Metro Regional Government to meaningfully invest in a region-wide “Safe Routes to School” initiative.

“The ability to walk and bike safely is critical to school kids,” said Milwaukie City Councilor Mark Gamba. “The measure of any community is the safety and well-being of its children. I intend to see Milwaukie build the necessary infrastructure to create safe routes to school and move towards the eventual goal of being an utterly walkable and bikeable city.”

Families at Linwood Elementary took action to make walking and bicycling to school safer.

Families at Linwood Elementary took action to make walking and bicycling to school safer.

Efforts in Milwaukie kicked off in 2014 when local residents attended our Clackamas County meet & greet event to learn more about how they could make their communities safer for kids walking and bicycling while improving healthy transportation options. Parents at Linwood Elementary didn’t wait to jump on board for their kids’ safety, and the interest in Safe Routes to School has spread like wildfire throughout the City of Milwaukie and Clackamas County.

Following the passage of Milwaukie’s resolution on March 17th, Tigard City Council and Tigard Mayor John Cook joined the call, passing their own resolution on Tuesday. Continue reading