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Friday, May 11, 2012

SRTS National Partnership Hiring in TN

Help us find a high-quality State Advocacy Organizer
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership
is looking for an energetic and dynamic professional to work as the state advocacy organizer in Tennessee. Applications
are due on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PT. The anticipated start date for the position is Monday, June 4, 2012. 
Summary:  The state advocacy organizer will maintain and strengthen the state network of diverse organizations, public agencies and partners to achieve the following three main policy objectives:
1) Leverage funding for bicycle and pedestrian construction projects, including the award and obligation of federal and State Safe Routes to School and Transportation Enhancements funds.
2) Facilitate
additional street-scale improvements through the adoption of Complete Streets policies, design guidelines that support active transportation, and other mechanisms at state, regional and local levels.
3) Advance joint-use agreements through state level policies and agreements between cities and school districts.
All policies must benefit lower-income communities and are intended to improve the built environment and increase physical activity to help reverse childhood obesity.
The organizer will possess strong skills in recruiting and organizing network partners, and building new and managing existing action teams to achieve the three main policy objectives. He or she will also be responsible for ensuring sustainability of the project and position by securing on-going funding for 2014 and beyond.
Required qualifications for this position include: a bachelor’s degree; knowledge of Safe Routes to School, transportation and/or health issues; a minimum of two years proven success in an advocacy/communications position; ability to be an effective fundraiser; experience in public speaking; and strong communication and writing skills. A full description of job responsibilities and qualifications is available
. Successful candidates will work from their home office. The salary for this position is in the range of $48,000 to $52,000, depending on experience, plus benefits. Please refer to the job announcement
for specific details on applying. Telephone inquiries are not accepted and applications must be submitted by May 18, 2012 in the format specified in the job announcement in order to be considered.  The Safe Routes to School National Partnership was founded in 2005 and is a network of more than 550 organizations. The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosted by the non-profit Bikes Belong Foundation, and its mission is to advocate for safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities. Bikes Belong Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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