Michigan Fitness Foundation
POSITION: Safe Routes to School Operations Coordinator
FTE: 1.0 FTE
EDUCATION: B.A. or B.S. in Community Development, Planning, Health Promotion, Education or related fields. Master’s degree preferred. Experience may substitute for degree requirement.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
In cooperation with Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), coordinate Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funding application and award process, outcomes, and guidelines, including data management procedures and materials, and lead Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) SRTS staff in preparing for selection advisory committee meetings. Develop and implement surveys and database management tools to identify and meet information needs. Provide technical assistance, application support, training and outreach to increase walking, bicycling, and rolling to school.
Qualified candidates should end resume and cover letter to:
Michigan Fitness Foundation
Attn. Meg Thomas
P.O. Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
or send via email with ‘Operations Coordinator’ in the subject line to email@example.com
- Responsibilities include:
- Work as a member of the SRTS team to achieve team goals and objectives.
- Operations coordination:
- Provide leadership in the development and implementation of SRTS funding application and award systems, procedures, and communications in cooperation with MDOT.
- Organize and lead MFF participation in MDOT’s quarterly Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) selection advisory committee procedures and provide internal training as needed.
- Maintain SRTS databases and assist state agency with SRTS information systems.
- Identify SRTS technical assistance and information needs and coordinate the completion of projects to respond to needs, including action planning needs.
- Work as a member of the SRTS team to achieve team goals and objectives and to assist local and regional SRTS initiatives in all phases of SRTS planning and SRTS funding application completion.
- Participate in the review of funding applications, including application review meetings and decisions.
- Staff related committees.
- Maintain and track inventories of SRTS materials and provide materials when requested.
- Conduct SRTS trainings and presentations.
- Maintain SRTS website.
- Work closely with MDOT on the SRTS aspects of the MDOT Grant System.
- Create and distribute regular e-newsletters to coalition members and schools.
- Develop infrastructure/noninfrastructure award summaries for MFF and MDOT.
- Regional support:
- Work closely with Transportation Management Areas (TMA’s) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s) in designated region and provide technical assistance to them or any of their constituents. Keep TMA’s integrated in process when working with any schools in their area.
- Provide technical assistance to school/community applicants who are in the process of developing federal funding applications based on their action plans.
- Conduct site visits and meetings with teams as requested to help them develop the most competitive applications possible, and to better understand the needs of the school/community. Additionally, make recommendations of solutions for their application.
- Actively seek out schools/communities ready to complete federal funding applications.
- Participate in walk/bike to school day events annually.
- Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the organization’s discretion.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Thorough knowledge of the Safe Routes to School movement and Michigan’s program.
- Demonstrated skill in providing hands-on technical assistance.
- Proven leadership in developing and implementing grant application systems, procedures and communications.
- Grant management experience.
- Experience implementing surveys and utilizing results for program improvement.
- Experience with public policy initiatives and community engagement strategies.
- Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and website maintenance along with GIS mapping and social media channels.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving track record.
- Ability to achieve set goals in a fast-paced, self-starting, and productivity-focused work environment.
- Demonstrated ability to be successful in a team environment and to foster a team atmosphere.
- Communication excellence (i.e., interpersonal, written, oral, presentation).
Must be able to
- Sit at desk for extended periods of time.
- Continuously operate a computer and other office machines, e.g., phone, printer and copier.
- Periodically drive to various sites throughout the State of Michigan.
- Lift various pieces of equipment, weighing individually up to 47 lbs., in and out of vehicle.
- Traverse up to two miles while leading a walking or biking audit.
- Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License.
- Must be able to provide proof of valid auto insurance.
- The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
The Michigan Fitness Foundation is an at-will employer. The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract. The Michigan Fitness Foundation reserves the right to modify the duties or position description at any time.