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17 Feb 2022

Full-Time Educator and Program Coordinator – Bike/Walk Safety (Bilingual Required – English/Spanish)

Ecology Action – Posted by Liz Kirks Monterey, California, United States

Job Description

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.

We are seeking an energetic, dedicated, and passionate Program Coordinator to help us deliver sustainable transportation education programs across Monterey County.

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.

We are hiring for one 40 hours-per-week position. The position requires availability between 6am and 4pm on weekdays for scheduled events during the school day as well as occasional weekend or evening events.


Bike Smart:

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.” We typically work with 5th grade students, but will occasionally provide trainings for 4th – 12th grades in a variety of school settings.

  • Effectively communicate with school principals, teachers and administrative staff to schedule events.
  • Prepare materials for presentations and rodeos (including gathering paperwork/presentations materials and loading supplies and bicycles into the trailer).
  • Lead in-class bicycle safety presentations or assemblies (for groups of 30-120 students).
  • Effectively evoke student engagement and participation with bicycle safety curriculum.
  • Grade student pre- and post-presentation evaluations and record information.
  • Conduct on-bike safety training for each class (requires management of 15-30 students during activity) on school blacktop.
  • Transport supplies to rodeo locations using company vehicle, cargo van and/or trailer (supplies include ~20 bikes, ~30 helmets, wooden stops signs/cars, a teeter-totter, cones, etc.).
  • Setup and break down obstacle courses.
  • Assist with the management of student interns and volunteers.
  • Assist with volunteer retention.

What to expect: Beautiful sunrises, getting to ride your bike at work, learning to project your voice over the rowdiness of elementary school recess, drawing lots of chalk arrows, feeling your heart warm every time you teach a little kid how to ride the bike, being a role model for youth, building a strong friendship with your co-workers, knowing that you were a bright moment of inspiration and happiness for hundreds or thousands of kids, knowing that your lesson might just save a student’s life.

Walk Smart:

Walk Smart is a comprehensive school-based youth pedestrian safety education program which also includes a two-part training an in-class presentation, followed by an educational walk around the block. We typically work with 2nd grade students, but will occasionally provide trainings other lower-elementary grades.

  • Work with school principals, teachers and administrative staff to schedule events.
  • Prepare materials for presentations and walking field trips (including gathering paperwork and loading supplies).
  • Conduct in-class pedestrian safety presentation (for groups of approximately 20 students).
  • Grade student pre- and post-presentation evaluations and record information.
  • Lead full classes on a walking field trip in the area around the school campus.
  • Transport field trip supplies to school using own means of transportation.
  • Plan walking field trip route information.
  • Assist with the management of staff, student interns, and volunteers.
  • Assist with volunteer retention.

What to expect: Wiggly kids that can’t sit still, sweet random ramblings of 7-8 year olds, hugs, having a two-block walking field trip feel like an entire workout, being extremely aware of every little thing happening around you, feeling proud of the students who nervously, but successfully cross the street on their own(!), learning all the cool dance moves the kids are into, helping cute little kiddos stay safe when walking and biking around their neighborhood.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum two years 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 to maintain an effective learning environment.
  • 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.
  • Interest in promoting a clean environment and alternative transportation.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, helpful and positive attitude.
  • Quick learner to be able to excel at multitude of demanding assignments.
  • Experience working in office setting.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; strong Word and Excel skills.
  • Excellent and professional communication, coordination and organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Valid California Class C Driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle available for work purposes (mileage reimbursement provided), and current automobile insurance.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate college degree in related field.
  • At least four years of teaching experience.
  • Experience scheduling with multiple agencies or entities.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

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 25 pounds.

Compensation: Ecology Action offers a competitive hourly rate, 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 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.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Transportation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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