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Active Streets LA Job Description

Active Streets LA Job Description

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Interested in improving the infrastructure for bicycling in South LA?
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Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition634 S. Spring St. Suite 821Los Angeles, CA 90014Phone 213.629.2142Facsimile 213.629.2259www.la-bike.org
February 12, 2013
LACBC Job OpeningActive Streets LA Initiative Coordinator Job Title:
Active Streets LA Initiative Coordinator 
Classification:
Full-time salaried position, funded through September 2016
Start Date:
March 2013
Summary:
Active Streets LA is a new initiative to conduct neighborhood-level outreach to low-income communities with high rates of obesity to promote bicycling and build support for Bicycle-Friendly Streets among community stakeholders and decision-makers. The initiative will result incommunity-supported plans for Bicycle-Friendly Streets in South LA, Boyle Heights, and Sylmar.The Initiative Coordinator will be the full-time project manager, working under the supervision of the Planning and Policy Director.The Initiative Coordinator is responsible for the management and delivery of the Active Streets LAScope of Work, including the creation of a Bicycle-Friendly Street toolbox, coordination of community events and rides, and communication of initiative objectives to stakeholders. S/he willbuild partnerships with diverse individuals, community-based and neighborhood organizations, andlocal businesses to advocate for improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure on neighborhoodstreets. The initiative will be specifically focused on improving active transportation infrastructure inlow-income communities with high rates of obesity. S/he will also be responsible for representingthe perspective of LACBC and the broader bicycling community.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required
Master’s degree in Urban Planning or Public Policy or equivalent work experience (2-5years) in the fields of urban planning, environmental policy, environmental justice and/or community development strongly recommended
Individuals with relevant planning experience strongly encouraged to apply
Willingness to work after hours and weekends when necessary and ability to workindependently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in meeting facilitation
Knowledge of bicycle & pedestrian planning and/or engineering
Ability to be a public speaker, comfortable presenting in front of large groups
Fluency in Spanish preferred
Self motivated, creative, detail-oriented and energetic
Demonstrated commitment to environmental justice, the bicycle movement, and smartgrowth
Experience working in low-income communities of color preferred
Experience with coalition-building to support projects and/or create policy changes
 
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Experience supervising complex campaigns with multiple stakeholders andorganizing/motivating volunteers and groups
Familiarity with Los Angeles City politics, council offices, and agencies preferred
Knowledge of local and regional transportation governance processes preferred
Proficiency with MS Office software required. Adobe and GIS skills a plus!
Background:
The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a nonprofit organization that promotesbicycling for transportation and recreation throughout LA County’s 88 cities through advocacy,education, and outreach. Founded in 1998, LACBC brings together the diverse bicyclingcommunity in a united mission to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life for the entireregion. Our vision is to improve the built environment in Los Angeles County, so that all bicyclists--low-income, commuter, recreational, families, and women--can safely navigate our streets. For more info, visit our website at:www.la-bike.org.
Annual Salary:
The position offers a starting annual salary in the range of $40,000 to$49,000/year (depending on experience) plus health insurance benefits, two weeks paid time off inaddition to regular federal/state holidays.
Key Responsibilities:
Duties include management of the Active Streets LA initiative, including coordination amongproject partners and direct communication with community stakeholders, public agencies, electedofficials, LACBC members, the media and the general public about bicyclists' needs, designissues, priorities and more. Working closely with LADOT and TRUST South LA, the InitiativeCoordinator will produce a user-friendly Bicycle-Friendly Street toolbox and a series of communityrides to solicit direct input on community priorities and design interventions for targeted streets.The Initiative Coordinator will cultivate relationships in targeted communities to promote walkingand bicycling through programmatic, infrastructure, and policy changes.
Project Management 
Develop and execute Action Plan in conjunction with Planning and Policy Director 
Convene monthly meetings with project partners and grant manager 
Convene regular meetings of Technical Advisory Committee and Community Stakeholder Workgroup
Prepare regular reports documenting initiative progress and other deliverables
Community Outreach
Coordinate with TRUST South LA to develop graphic identity and online/social mediapresence for Active Streets LA
Support TRUST South LA on all community outreach, events, and rides
Build relationships with Neighborhood Councils, Homeowner Associations, Block Clubs, etc.
Maintain relationships with Council District staff 
Build partnerships with community-based organizations in Boyle Heights and Sylmar 
Engage local media to raise awareness of Active Streets LA initiative and increase supportfor projects
 
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Educate policymakers and stakeholders on the positive benefits of bicycling and the impactsof transportation and land use on health and safety
 Active Streets LA Toolbox 
With support from LADOT, identify and research treatments for inclusion in Active StreetsLA toolbox
Publish toolbox of street treatments for a general audience
Bike Counts
Organize bike and pedestrian counts in project area
Bicycle-Friendly Street Implementation
Facilitate design process of neighborhood streets, including coordination among communitystakeholders and project partners
Conduct “rolling charettes” for each targeted street
Review LADOT plans for consistency with community vision
Assist LADOT with implementation of Bicycle-Friendly Street projects, including politicalsupport, funding, and outreach
Advocate for policy changes and funding to accelerate Bicycle-Friendly Streetimplementation
Access appropriate data sets and analyze them to support specific projects and broader policy decisions
LACBC Organizational Team Work 
Respond quickly to emails and attend/facilitate regular staff meetings
Attend LACBC Board and Committee meetings as requested
Attend in-person staff retreats and conferences as requested
Work as a team player to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Los Angeles CountyBicycle Coalition
Present at conferences on Active Streets LA initiative
To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples in one PDFfile to: Eric Bruins, Planning & Policy Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, ateric@la-bike.org. The PDF file shall be named as follows: [LastName]_HEAL.pdf.Telephone inquiries are not accepted. Questions should be emailed toeric@la-bike.org.
Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 7
th
, at 5:00 p.m. PST.
Applications mustbe submitted in the format indicated in order to be considered. Receipt of applications will beacknowledged with an email reply. Interviews will be conducted on or after March 11
th
. Theposition will be filled no later than April 1
st
.

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