Safety Program Coordinator

Adventure Cycling Association seeks a dedicated, well-organized and detail-oriented person to fill the new position of Safety Program Coordinator. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate cycling enthusiast and advocate to join Adventure Cycling, North America’s largest cycling membership organization. The ideal candidate will be a team player who can support a national-scale program and work well in a fast-paced environment with a large, diverse community of staff and volunteers. Previous experience in advocacy and campaigns or transportation planning are pluses. The candidate should have enthusiasm for cycling and bicycle travel. The position is based at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana.

General Summary

We are looking for a self-starter to coordinate Adventure Cycling’s safety initiative to improve conditions for cyclists, especially in suburban and rural areas. The Safety Program Coordinator will work with our Travel Initiatives team and achieve results by collaborating with national, state, and local bike advocates and influencing transportation officials, elected officials, and law enforcement in order to improve cyclists’ safety. A major focus will be on identifying priority improvements on the Adventure Cycling Route Network (ACRN), the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) and other important bicycle travel routes throughout the United States.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will achieve results by implementing strategies identified in the Adventure Cycling Strategic Plan and the more focused safety work plan. The Safety Program Coordinator must be able to: collaborate with team members and partner groups, communicate effectively, set short-term and long-term goals, and track progress and results. Responsibilities include:

  • Collecting data on route conditions, working with volunteers to ground-truth data, and maintaining/managing data in an interactive safety map
  • Identifying problem areas on the ACRN and USBRS and supporting efforts that improve infrastructure on the ACRN and USBRS
  • Working with national, state, and local bike advocates on distracted driving campaigns, safe passing laws and Complete Streets and other bicycle supportive policies
  • Advocating for bicycle-friendly rumble strip policies and best practices
  • Ensuring that active transportation plans incorporate U.S. Bicycle Routes
  • Educating and increasing legal enforcement of bicycle safety laws

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Listening and tracking skills
  • Ability to lobby decision makers
  • Experience working with partners and/or in a non-profit environment
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and database entry and reports
  • Knowledge of GIS mapping software and data management
  • Excellent organization, follow-through, and time management skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical information, procedures, or governmental regulations and reports
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Attention to detail and outcome-oriented
  • Professional experience in government, transportation, or similar field is desirable

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • Two years’ experience managing campaigns, strategic programs, advocacy projects or initiatives
  • Experience as a volunteer for non-profit causes, especially for better cycling or transportation causes, is a plus
  • A passion for outdoor adventure, bicycling and bicycle touring experience preferred

Compensation and Workplace

The position will be competitively compensated in the Northern Rockies region. Excellent benefits include paid time off for holidays, three weeks vacation and sick leave, an additional one-week bike vacation, full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with a friendly and committed staff. Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer. The position is open until filled. We will begin reviewing resumes and requesting interviews, beginning December 4th, 2018.

Application

Application deadline: The position is open until filled. Please apply here.

We will begin reviewing resumes and requesting interviews and scheduling interviews starting December 4th, 2018.

About Adventure Cycling Association

Adventure Cycling's mission is to inspire, empower, and connect people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling was founded in 1974 and is the largest bicycling membership organization in North America, with over 53,000 members. Our work includes producing the best bicycling routes and maps in America, publishing Adventure Cyclist magazine, managing more than 120 bicycle tours and leadership trainings, and advocating for safer and more accessible bike travel conditions at the federal, state and local levels. For more information, go to www.adventurecycling.org.

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