AECOM Safe Routes to School Outreach Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

United States of America - Massachusetts, Boston

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Safe Routes to School Outreach Coordinator for immediate employment in the Boston, MA office reporting to the worksite on Congress Street. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

In this position, you will be a member of the Safe Routes to School outreach team, a program of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Safe Routes to School works with schools, communities, students, and families to increase biking and walking among elementary and middle school students in the Commonwealth. We promote a collaborative, community-focused approach that fosters mutual partnerships between advocacy groups, law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments that all work together to promote safer routes for elementary and middle school students to get to school.

As a Safe Routes to School outreach coordinator, you will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with public elementary and middle schools along with municipal and community stakeholders within an assigned geographic territory. You will assist partner schools and communities with the implementation of school-based travel options for elementary and middle school students. You will work in a fast paced team environment following an outreach model with goals and performance metrics.

Performs a range of outreach, transportation, and marketing tasks aimed at enhancing opportunities for Massachusetts elementary and middle school students to utilize healthy, active means of transportation, with a primary focus on walking and cycling to/from school.

Develop, promote, and/or implement a range of school-based programs with the goal to teach and inspire children to start walking and bicycling more often to and from school, improving their physical health, safety, and community.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing successful partnerships with existing and new partner schools and their stakeholders.

  • Deepening existing SRTS partner relationships through frequent contact and follow-up meetings, tracking program implementation and student participation.

  • Promoting bicycling and walking for school trips. Educating parents, students, school personnel, and community representatives on the benefits of these modes, as opposed to parent drop-off/pick-up of students.

  • Providing customized assistance as schools implement Safe Routes education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation activities.

  • Assisting with school- and community-based SRTS plans and guiding the implementation of walking and cycling programs.

  • Increasing participation rates and program awareness among parents, students and stakeholders at school partner locations.

  • Coordinating Safe Routes events at participating schools.

  • Generating measurable results from school and student participation in Safe Routes initiatives.

  • Reporting on outreach activities and maintaining a current, accurate database of school contacts and participation.

  • Attending networking and public meetings to raise program visibility.

  • Conducting presentations for stakeholders and community groups.

  • Exceeding goals and performance metrics.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Marketing, Education, Communications, Planning, or related field

  • 3+ years of business development, education, sales, marketing, outreach or other relevant business experience

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills and experience in handling multiple tasks in an organized and efficient manner

  • Energetic, and articulate individual who has the communication skills and persuasiveness necessary to influence, motivate, and inform travelers in the use of travel options statewide

  • Proven track record meeting job performance metrics

  • Ability to achieve objectives through teamwork

  • General office environment; requires frequent visits to project sites

  • Some heavy lifting (<30 lbs) may be required

  • Field office work will require a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and maintain clean driving record for duration of position

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Safe Routes to School programs is a plus

  • Experience working with is a plus

  • Conversational Spanish or top five of languages spoken in MA (Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, or French Creole)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Communications

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 194899BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.