Now Hiring: Technical Assistance Project Manager

Position:  Technical Assistance Project Manager

OrganizationSafe Routes to School National Partnership

Employment and Classification:  “At will” employment status; full-time salaried position

Location: Your home office within the continental United States

Applications: Applications are due by May 21, 2014 and must be sent to Specific details on application requirements are provided below. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as there will be rolling interviews.

Start Date: Late June/Early July 2014

Summary: Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) and use your professional talents and personal passion to advocate for safe walking and bicycling to and from schools and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

The Technical Assistance Project Manager’s primary responsibilities include advancing the National Partnership’s emerging consulting program and providing technical assistance to local communities around the country that are seeking to improve their built environment and Safe Routes to School initiatives. The Technical Assistance Project Manager will assist in building a robust consulting practice through assessing existing staff skills, developing a marketing plan, and scoping and submitting proposals.  In addition, the Technical Assistance Project Manager will develop publications and other resources to assist with needs in the field, will work with communities to provide technical assistance and to assist with local and state campaigns, and will run webinars and trainings.

For more information about the Technical Assistance Project Manager position, please see the detailed job description.


  • Minimum of five years’ experience in active transportation, public health, consulting, or related fields.
  • Strong business skills (including data gathering, critical thinking, analysis, professional writing) necessary to successfully execute a diverse range of consulting projects; demonstrated commitment to mission, quality, excellence, and client service.
  • Experience with providing technical assistance to help groups and individuals advance their goals.
  • Stellar research and writing skills; effective public speaker comfortable presenting in front of large groups or one-on-one. 
  • Project leadership experience, including developing work plans and schedules, tracking/reporting progress, managing multiple complex projects and deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of one or more of these topic areas: Safe Routes to School programs, active transportation, complete streets, shared use agreements, state, regional, and local transportation governance processes, evaluation; ideally with a focus on serving lower-income communities.
  • Ability to travel to meetings, conferences, and to provide technical assistance as required. Anticipated travel to be between four and ten out-of-state trips a year.
  • Ability to work from home, to work independently (self-starter) and as a team member with minimal supervision.
  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible, adaptive, detail oriented, and creative.
  • Ability to follow-up in a timely manner and to work under tight deadlines/schedules.
  • Proficient with PCs and with MS Office software.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; advanced degree desirable.

Background:  The Safe Routes to School National Partnership was founded in 2005 and is a network of more than 700 organizations. Our mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children, and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities. 

Annual Salary:  This “at will” position offers a starting annual salary of $55,000 to $70,000/year, plus health insurance benefits, paid time off, and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan. A PC computer, telephone and internet access will be provided. Safe Routes to School National Partnership staff work from home offices.

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and three writing samples in one PDF file to The PDF file shall be named as follows:  [LastName]_Technical Assistance Project Manager.pdf.  Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Technical Assistance Project Manager.” We are not accepting email or telephone call inquiries.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply.  Applications will be accepted until May 21, 2014.  Applications must be submitted in the format indicated in order to be considered.  Applying soon is encouraged as the position will be open until filled, and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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Safe Routes to School National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer