The Division of Transportation Planning & Management is seeking an ambitious and motivated Mobility Coordinator for its Strategic Planning Unit. Strategic Planning is a team dedicated to regional planning administration and advancing transportation equity through the Mobility Management Program (MMP). MMP improves access to transportation for groups who have traditionally experienced barriers, such as people with disabilities, low-income and limited English proficient populations. This is done through three key approaches:
1) Capacity building, including developing resources and tools for DOT staff;
2) Planning and research initiatives to further understand the needs of our communities; and
3) Public engagement, to develop solutions that address community needs as well as provide education on DOT’s programs and services.
Reporting to the Senior Planner, the Mobility Coordinator will support a variety of projects and programs focused on improving accessibility and equity. Transportation equity is a key theme of DOTs 2016 Strategic Plan which laid out a vision of improving and expanding convenient transportation choices for low and moderate income New Yorkers, as well as expanding awareness of mobility choices for communities underserved by transit and people with disabilities. All candidates should demonstrate passion for social justice and have a good understanding of how transportation affects people and communities in New York City.
The Mobility Coordinator, will work closely with the Mobility Management team to expand existing initiatives and develop new projects. The selected candidate will work to further expand the network of community based organizations that NYC DOT collaborates with in improving transportation services for this target population. Responsibilities include further development and maintenance of the inventory of organizations that serve this population; this may include developing survey tools and engagement with community based organizations to better understand and serve the transportation needs of this population. Additional tasks include planning and/or participating in outreach events to create awareness of DOT’s programs and services, and planning other related training/workshops for both internal DOT staff and external stakeholders. The candidate will also conduct research, map demographic and survey data, perform analysis, prepare reports and present findings.
Hours/Shift: 35 Hours
Minimum Qualification Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above
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About New York City Department of Transportation
The New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYC DOT) mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of our primary customers, City residents.