Alternative Transportation Coordinator
Vacancy Number: S00479
Working Title: Alternative Transportation Coordinator
Career Band Title: University Program Associate
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus
Competency Level: Journey
Essential functions of this position:
Position researches, helps plan, and carries out approved strategies for meeting the alternative transportation needs of the campus including car/van pooling and sharing programs, campus shuttle services, bicycle programs, and pedestrian movements. Helps identify and assist Parking and Transportation Manager and Director of Auxiliary Services in researching and providing alternative transportation initiatives and programs to improve the safety and sustainability of the campus multi-modal transportation system.
Administers the Bike Sharing Program including the campus bicycle registration process and implementation of enforcement initiatives along with alternative transportation education programs and events. Serves as an advocate for bicyclists on campus including working towards improving the infrastructure, programs, and services that are available to cyclists. The position will partner with various entities across the campus and the community to focus on all five E’s of bicycling: education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation. Responsibilities will include scheduling and coordinating bicycling related events and activities along with building internal and external partnerships, managing projects, assisting in the implementation of bicycle safety education programs, working directly with students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
Specific responsibilities are as follows:
1. Administer and coordinate bicycle related transportation activities along with building internal and external partnerships, and managing associated projects.
2. Promote and encourage bicycling as a mode of transportation on campus.
3. Advocate for the rights and responsibilities of campus bicyclists.
4. Assist in the development and updating of the campus bicycle master plan in conjunction with the University’s Multi-Modal Transportation Plan.
5. Lead the planning and implementation of the UNCW Bike Share Program and Bicycle Registration process; assist in initial development and ongoing Campus Bike Plan as an integral part of the University’s multi-modal transportation plan; organize, assimilate and analyze multiple data collection sources in order to measure and track progress toward Plan’s stated goals and objectives.
6. Support and help initiate bicycle infrastructure projects, ensuring their timely implementation, and communicating with the campus community and partnerships with local businesses, City of Wilmington and New Hanover County.
7. Participate in developing and presenting bicycle-related educational and promotional resources, programs, campaigns and events.
8. Actively seeks out potential funding for bicycle infrastructure, programming, and services, through grant writing and other means.
9. Work with Parking Enforcement Staff, UPD, and the Campus EH&S Office to promote safe and responsible cycling through education and enforcement efforts for campus community.
10. Explore future improvements and new programming opportunities such as NC Ride Share, car and van pooling programs for the campus.
11. Hire, train, and manage student interns to assist in various bicycle and alternative transportation related activities.
12. Assist in representing the university in regional bicycle planning and advocacy discussions, including the Wilmington and New Hanover County bike advocacy programs.
N.C. Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Working knowledge of the needs and concerns of cyclists including pedestrian amenities and infrastructure
Requires a passion for alternative transportation, familiarity with related sustainability, safety, and health issues, and a general knowledge regarding best practices in planning for bicycle operations, and the five E’s of bicycling (education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation).
Strong organizational and project management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Willingness to lead discussions with student groups and campus visitors
Ability to manage student interns, work with students in an academic setting, and to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and off-campus community members
Ability to be innovative in problem solving
Preferred education, professional skills and experience:
Experience in planning and coordinating campus events and activities.
Strong understanding of the campus population and surrounding private housing/apartments housing a large number of UNCW students
Certifications or licensure required to perform the essential functions of the position:
Ability to obtain bicycle repair certification
Ability to obtain certified instructor for bicycle safety
Recruitment Range: $37,000 to $38,000
NC Salary Grade Equivalency: 63
Hours Per Week: 1.0 (40 hours per week)
Months Per Year: 12 Months
Work Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Position Number: 7934
Job Posting Date: 03/03/2017
Job Closing Date: 03/20/2017
PLEASE NOTE: To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.
You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.