WE’RE HIRING: VISION ZERO OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Interested in being a part of a movement to end traffic fatalities and severe injuries in DC? WABA is hiring a Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator to help organize the growing movement of advocates, families, and coalition partners who are leading efforts to implement solutions to make streets safer for all road users.

Position Overview

The Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator will act as a community organizer, mobilizing support to keep the District moving forward with commitments to Vision Zero.  The Coordinator will work to build better relationships between road users of various ages, regardless of mode choice.

The Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator will be part of WABA’s supportive and collaborative Advocacy Team, and report directly to the Vision Zero Coalition Manager. The WABA Advocacy team includes: the Advocacy Director, Organizing Manager, the Trails Coalition Manager and Trails Coalition Coordinator, a volunteer organizer, and the Vision Zero Campaign Manager.

Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

Vision Zero Outreach

  • Build community support for Vision Zero through regular outreach events throughout the District, specifically focused on Wards 1, 2, and 6;
  • Partner with AARP-DC and Senior (age 55+) organizations in wards 1, 2 and/or 6 to host a Vision Zero neighborhood block party for Seniors. 
  • Partner with drivers’ schools in ward 1, 2 or 6 to host a Vision Zero educational safety walk and learn, where representatives from DDOT will be present to educate drivers’ school instructors on incorporating sharing the road with bicyclists safety tips into their curriculum
  • Partner with DDOT and youth-led organizations in Wards 1, 2, or 6 to host an educational bike ride to educate young bikers about bike safety when sharing the road with cars, and about driving safety when/if they choose to one day operate a motor vehicle, as well as how to report a crash. 
  • Create a short traffic safety educational video to share with drivers schools, youth groups and Senior Groups in Wards 1, 2, and 6. 

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

(Consider applying if you meet 75% of these requirements) The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience or background in the following:

Core Skills:

  • Grassroots or community organizing
  • Event planning
  • Commitment to equity and social justice
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Technological fluency. The coordinator will create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with our members and the public via a myriad of online organizing tools, including WordPress and Salesforce. The advocacy team uses Google office tools (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office tools to collaborate on work.

Useful Skills and Experience

If you have this experience or these skills, let us know. You don’t need them to be considered for the position, but you should be eager to learn them:

  • Familiarity with safe streets issues strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with DC Wards 1, 2, and 6 preferred
  • Experience engaging with older adults and young people preferred

Compensation and Benefits

This is a 10-month contract position with a monthly salary of $4,100.  The contract may be extended, depending on further funding. This is a full-time, salaried position. Benefits include employer covered health/dental insurance, generous flex and comp time policy, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, and fun working environment.

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working remotely, this position will require attending some in-person events. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

WABA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. DC grant funded staff must comply with Mayor’s Order 2021-147, section VI, part 2, or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

About WABA

WABA empowers people to ride bikes, build connections, and transform places. We envision a just and sustainable transportation system where walking, biking, and transit are the best ways to get around.

Visit our about page to read about our values, theory of change and more.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to Stephanie Tulowetzke at jobs@waba.org with “Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. In your application materials, please help us understand your suitability for the role, how you would contribute to the diversity of WABA’s staff, and let us know where you learned about the position.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday, November 28, 2022. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please, no phone calls.