The Division of Transportation Planning & Management is seeking a 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 experienced barriers, such as people with disabilities, low-income and limited English proficient populations. This is done through three key approaches:
Capacity building, including developing resources and tools for DOT staff
Planning and research initiatives to further understand the needs of our communities
Public engagement, to develop solutions that address community needs as well as provide education on DOTs programs and services.
Reporting to the Senior Planner, the Mobility Coordinator will work on 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.
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 knowledge about the Mobility Management focus populations through research and mapping demographic and survey data. Other tasks include preparing reports and presenting findings internally and externally.
The selected candidate will also conduct outreach to organizations that serve the Mobility Management focus populations; this may include developing survey tools and engagement with community based organizations to better serve the transportation needs of the target populations. Additional tasks include planning and/or participating in outreach events to create awareness of DOTs programs and services, and planning other related training/workshops for both internal DOT staff and external stakeholders.
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.
- Familiarity working with Census Data and NYC Open Data.
- Experience with outreach and community engagement in underserved or disadvantage communities.
- Knowledgeable of transportation equity, environmental justice, and urban planning concepts and best practices.
- Proficiency in Microsoft suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access), ArcGIS, and Adobe Suite (Professional and InDesign)
- Ability to work effectively in a team structure, to complete tasks in a timely fashion, and manage multiple priorities simultaneously is expected.
- Ability to express ideas effectively (written and oral) and to use analytical methods/tools effectively. Knowledge and /or experience with community outreach and public participation techniques.
- Experienced in research, writing reports, and preparing presentations.
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