You or someone you know might be interested in this opportunity. Like everywhere else, transportation cycling is growing significantly in Calgary. The City has stepped up its efforts to plan and roll out facilities but so far has not put any effort behind education and promotion of cycling. This position, one of three included in Calgary's 2011 Cycling Strategy, hopefully will remedy that. Bike Calgary and the other major alternative transportation advocacy groups have long pushed for an official promotion & education effort to complement the community's own initiatives (e.g., the Calgary Commuter Challenge, Cyclepalooza, Bike Calgary's Urban Cycling Skills courses, the work of our community bike shops Good Life, Bike Root, and Life Cycle, Open Streets Calgary, etc.)
http://www.calgary.ca/CS/HR/Pages/Careers/Career-Opportunities.aspx (see job number 201717 under “Planning”)
Basic Job Information
Posting Title: Active Transportation Education Specialist
Business Unit/Section: Transportation Planning/Transportation Solutions
Location: 800 Macleod Trail S.E.
Union/Position: CUPE Local 38/Permanent #TBD
Compensation: Pay Grade 10
$33.23 - 36.55 - 38.38 - 40.29 - 42.31 - 44.42 per hour (2013 rates)
Hours of Work: This position works a standard 35 hour work week.
Business Unit Information
- Lead the development and implementation of a City-wide education and safety campaign on how to use new active transportation projects, educating bicyclists and motorists on their rights and duties, and how to share the road safely.
- Lead the development and implementation of a City-wide marketing campaign that is geared towards promoting the bicycle as a healthy, economical, safe and fun way to get around.
- Assist active transportation projects by developing 'how-to' messages for new facilities or to raise awareness of the new facilities.
- Facilitate development of public and private partnerships such as transportation management associations, business and citizen groups on bicycling issues.
- Coordinate or assist with events and activities such as Bike Month, Ciclovia, Bike Classes, targeted outreach and other events.
- Provide accurate and timely information about program area to policy makers, businesses, outside agencies and the public.
- Coordinate media buys for public service announcements and develop materials for website and social media.
- Analyze statistical trends to help with marketing and encouragement efforts.
- Attend meetings with community organizations, advocacy groups or neighbourhood associations related to assigned projects.
- Plan and organizes the work of volunteers.
- A degree in Planning, Public Health, Public Administration, Communications, Public Relations, Education, Marketing, Landscape Architecture, or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of training and experience.
The following would be considered assets for the position; interest and experience in active transportation, a graduate degree in one of the aforementioned fields, media training, CAN-BIKE (Canadian cycling skills course) or League Cycling Instructor (LCI) training.