The Program Coordinator will lead active and sustainable transportation programs and projects that are school- and community-based. Our ideal candidate is comfortable in a leadership position and eager to make change in their community. They are knowledgeable and passionate about active & sustainable transportation issues, policy, and programs in Peterborough. They may also have experience and/or an interest in urban planning, cycling education, community engagement, event planning, and research. A key aspect of this position will be collaborating with community members, municipal staff, and key stakeholders to advance active transportation projects in the Peterborough region.
GreenUP’s goal is to help to create a community that encourages the use of active & sustainable transportation. We achieve this goal by informing good urban design, working with our partners to support people in choosing active transportation, and building a positive community culture. The Program Coordinator will plan and deliver a variety of projects related to our Active School Travel and Shifting Gears programs.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Coordination and Delivery (70%)
Coordinate GreenUP school- and community-based programs that build culture and celebration around individual and collective active & sustainable transportation use
Educate residents about the impact our transportation behaviour has on our personal and environmental health, and support a transition to active and sustainable transportation
Conduct engaging data collection activities, organize data, and present information to stakeholders in a meaningful way
Liaise with schools, internal staff, and external agencies to implement active transportation projects, plans, and policies that focus on the 5 E’s: engineering, education, encouragement, evaluation, and equity
Facilitate connections and meetings throughout the Peterborough region between government agencies and stakeholder groups – including school districts, law enforcement, local governments, principals, teachers, and parents – to support active and sustainable transportation
Advocate for municipal and provincial transportation policy and legislative objectives, such as a commitment to complete streets, active transportation infrastructure, and cycling education
With the Director of Programs, create a data collection and evaluation framework with associated materials to assess program outcomes and impacts
Program Administration (15%)
Establish, support, and strengthen positive relationships with partners throughout the region and across the province
Collaborate with the Communications Manager and staff to design promotions for print and social media; develop seasonal and long-range marketing goals; update website; and write GreenUP columns as required
Responsibly handles program budgets and monitor spending
With the Program Director, prepare program evaluations and reports for stakeholders and funders
Supports program development including writing or planning for the purpose of grant applications and funding proposals
Human Resources (8%)
Adhere to GreenUP policy and procedures
Work collaboratively with staff and volunteers to deliver programs effectively
Assist in the recruitment, training and supervision of seasonal staff, volunteers, and interns
Complete required organizational processes (eg. timesheets, internal policy review, performance evaluation)
Organizational Leadership (7%)
Stay up to date with current transportation and urban design trends, research, tools, and resources
Actively engage in professional and organizational development processes
Participate in GreenUP staff meetings and working groups as needed
Collaborate with supervisor and Health and Safety Representative to ensure operations are in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act
KEY CHARACTERISTICS AND SKILLS
Project Delivery: Demonstrated success in completing projects from conceptualization through to implementation. Organized and able to manage time well. Strong attention to detail.
Teamwork skills: Proven teamwork skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Manages conflicts and setbacks with tact, respect, and professionalism. Able to support programs with evening and weekend shifts when required.
Research and Analysis skills: Ability to meaningfully collect, compute, analyze and communicate research. Able to analyze problems systematically, asking good questions to identify underlying causes, and recommending potential solutions.
Initiative: Identifies necessary improvements, new directions and priorities for projects, and is proactive in bringing that forward with rationale and recommendations for implementation. Works within the limitations of a non-profit environment and adapts to change and opportunity.
Communication: Strong communication skills, with the ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively. Ability to deliver media statements on and off camera. Strong knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
A post-secondary degree and 3+ years of experience in one or more relevant fields: transportation, planning, education, community engagement, health, project management, etc.
Knowledge of transportation issues and content, such as cycling, transit, climate change, city planning, accessibility and equity, and public health
Demonstrated commitment to active and sustainable transportation, including cycling.
Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions
Ability to ride a bicycle
Produce a satisfactory current Police Vulnerable Sector Check upon hire
Able and willing to meet all local school board requirements to work in schools including those regarding vaccination and screening
CAN-Bike certification considered an asset
Valid Driver’s License considered an asset
Access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage
Lived experience of marginalization or discrimination
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit an application package that demonstrates your relevant experience and interest in the position to GreenUP Director of Development and Programs, Lindsay Stroud. The application package ought to include a cover letter and your CV or resume. The package can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: “GreenUP Program Coordinator”.