Overview

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What we offer

  • Impact – The work you do here matters to millions.
  • Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
  • Diversity & Inclusion – Find a career in a place where everyone belongs.
  • Benefits – We care about your well-being.

Agency Description

The Managing Director’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS) is charged with driving change through our transportation and infrastructure systems. OTIS staff are a diverse and passionate group who promote innovation through transportation and infrastructure projects while keeping a core focus on racial and economic equity.  OTIS leads a portfolio of departments, including Streets Transportation, Streets Sanitation, Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), and the Office of Sustainability to provide cost-effective quality services with a focus on the resident. OTIS is also the lead agency for the planning, implementation and program management of the Indego Bike Share Program.  In addition, OTIS collaborates with organizations such as Amtrak, DVRPC, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Commerce Department, Department of Public Property, PATCO, PennDOT, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia Police Department, School District of Philadelphia, SEPTA. Find out more here www.phila.gov/departments/office-of-transportation-infrastructure-sustainability/ and here www.phila.gov/departments/managing-directors-office/.

OTIS is proud to chair Vision Zero, a mayoral initiative to eliminate traffic deaths on Philadelphia streets by 2030. Vision Zero provides a comprehensive framework to manage speeds—and end traffic deaths—on our city’s streets by focusing on equitable implementation of the Vision Zero Action Plan 2025.  Traffic crashes do not affect all Philadelphia neighborhoods equally; neighborhoods with higher proportions of residents living in poverty and neighborhoods with higher proportions of residents of color, are subjected to a disproportionate number of fatal and serious injury traffic crashes. Vision Zero works to ensure equitable access to safe streets. Find out more about Vision Zero at www.VisionZeroPHL.com.

Job Description

In Philadelphia, where a majority of students walk, bike, or take public transit to school, safe transportation skills are essential to kids’ health and wellbeing. The City of Philadelphia is committed to providing access to quality traffic safety education to Philadelphia children and families. Safe Routes Philly (SRP) is Philadelphia’s youth transportation safety education program.  In 2021 the City of Philadelphia launched new SRP curriculum, branding, digital and print resources for educators, children, and families.

The Safe Routes Philly Coordinator is an integral part of the OTIS team and Vision Zero efforts. The Safe Routes Philly Coordinator leads transportation safety education programs including Safe Routes Philly and Vision Zero Youth Ambassador program. The Coordinator develops and maintains partnerships with individual schools, children and families, and partner agencies like the School District of Philadelphia. The Coordinator leads a train-the-trainer model reach the goal of implementing traffic safety education in 25% of Philadelphia elementary schools by 2025.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

Safe Routes Philly Program Implementation

  • Lead SRP program implementation in collaboration with School District of Philadelphia, reaching 25% of Philadelphia elementary schools by 2025
  • Coordinate school outreach and train-the-trainer engagement with school communities
  • Support educators to implement SRP curriculum in the classroom and in out of school settings
  • Track program implementation and record metrics of SRP program adoption
  • Evaluate SRP effectiveness through educator surveys and incorporate changes for continual program improvement
  • Conduct trainings, presentations, and professional development seminars about transportation safety education programs for schools and communities
  • Support school communities to produce annual and semi-annual traffic safety Bike to School/Walk to School Day events
  • Support school communities to develop and grow weekly traffic safety programs including walking school buses
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with traffic safety champions in a wide range of settings including schools, out of school time programs, community and non-profit organizations, parent and caregiver groups, and educator groups
  • Develop new curriculum and outreach materials for educators, students, and families related to transportation safety including a Vision Zero Youth Ambassador program for high school students
  • Coordinate all program communications, including digital and print media such as social media content development, blog posts, newsletters, and outreach materials; collaborate with other City departments to update and maintain SRP pages on phila.gov

Grants Administration

  • Create monthly and/or quarterly reports for grant funded work
  • Collaborate on new grant proposals for traffic safety education programs and initiatives
  • Manage grant-funded deliverables including budgets and consultant teams to develop curriculum, digital content, and other aspects of transportation safety education
  • Administer City processes and contracting, including RFP processes, invoicing, and contract management

Transportation Education Strategy

  • Research and innovate new strategies for implementing Safe Routes to School in urban communities including continual improvement of developing and meeting equity goals
  • Collaborate with OTIS team members to analyze data (crash data, demographic data) to identify data-driven program need and equitable approaches for program implementation
  • Liaise with peer cities in program development; identify new strategies to integrate Safe Routes to School and Vision Zero
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationship with the School District of Philadelphia, the Office of Children and Families, and Community Schools Teams
  • Represent Philadelphia at state-wide, regional, and national conferences and seminars
  • Participate in the Vision Zero Safe People Subcommittee and identify strategic ways of amplifying SRP and Vision Zero to members from internal and external agencies
  • Support partner agencies to determine and implement best practices for School Crossing Guard program

This position is located in the Office of Complete Streets within OTIS and reports to the Deputy Director of Complete Streets. This is a grant-funded position, and consistent renewal of the grant is anticipated.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public health, sociology, or related field
  • 2-3 years of professional experience
  • Project coordination and community engagement experience
  • We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you don’t exactly meet the qualifications outlined here, please apply and describe in your cover letter how your own experiences equip you to excel in this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience
  • Program management experience
  • Grants, budgets or contracts management experience
  • Experience working with schools and/or school districts
  • Experience working with Philadelphia schools or community organizations
  • Experience with program evaluation or data analysis
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and/or graphics programs, such as Canva is a plus
  • PA teaching certification is a plus
  • Spanish language fluency is a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • Experience in K-12 education, curriculum/program development and training/facilitation
  • Culturally aware and comfortable working with diverse populations and stakeholders across Philadelphia
  • Relationship-oriented; willingness and ability to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation
  • Creative problem solver who is able to build consensus for solutions
  • Organized, with project management skills and meeting facilitation experience
  • Ability to successfully navigate complex organizational environments and structures
  • Willingness and ability to attend in-person and virtual meetings with stakeholders across Philadelphia
  • Experience working with community organizations to reach broader goals
  • Vision for creative marketing and community engagement around transportation safety
  • Willingness to use public transportation, bicycles, and walking as modes of travel
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Available to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Second language a plus

Additional Information

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, and sample of a program/curriculum you developed or implemented with your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $70,000

Did you know?

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options are available

*The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Please note that effective September 1, 2021 the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19. 

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov.

For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

About City of Philadelphia - Managing Director’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS)

The Managing Director’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS) is charged with driving change through our transportation and infrastructure systems. OTIS staff are a diverse and passionate group who promote innovation through transportation and infrastructure projects while keeping a core focus on racial and economic equity.  OTIS leads a portfolio of departments, including Streets Transportation, Streets Sanitation, Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), and the Office of Sustainability to provide cost-effective quality services with a focus on the resident. OTIS is also the lead agency for the planning, implementation and program management of the Indego Bike Share Program.  In addition, OTIS collaborates with organizations such as Amtrak, DVRPC, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Commerce Department, Department of Public Property, PATCO, PennDOT, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Philadelphia Police Department, School District of Philadelphia, SEPTA. Find out more here www.phila.gov/departments/office-of-transportation-infrastructure-sustainability/ and here www.phila.gov/departments/managing-directors-office/.