Location: Commute.org, South San Francisco, CA
Work Environment: Hybrid (Remote and On Site)
Term: September 2022 – July 2023; 1700-hours; 40 hours/week
Living Allowance Stipend: $2,636/month
Education Award: $10,000 upon program completion
Benefits: Healthcare coverage (w/dental & vision), Education Award, student loan deferment, child care allowance, CalFresh, professional development budget ($100), industry networking.
Commute.org’s mission is to reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by commuters to decrease congestion, improve the environment, and enhance quality of life. We do this by encouraging and supporting the use of sustainable alternatives to driving alone. We envision a region where all residents and employees have access to equitable, sustainable, affordable, and safe transportation options and use them as their primary modes when commuting to, through, or from San Mateo County.
Commute.org is a public agency representing an alliance of 20 cities and the County of San Mateo. As the leading transportation demand management (TDM) agency in the region, we have the ability to deal with transportation issues through an extensive network of allies. Developing and leveraging partnerships between public agencies, private sector employers and commuters is paramount to helping us achieve our goals.
Position Overview & Description
The Sustainable Transportation Associate, under the guidance of a TDM Program Manager, will be involved with three topic areas: equity, micromobility, and employer engagement.
Commute.org is working on its Equity Plan, developing Principles, Metrics, and Priorities for the coming years to ensure that equity is applied across all programs and the county’s geographic, demographic, and industry diversity are addressed. The Associate will assist the TDM Program Manager in research on best practices for equity in government and transportation as well as on developing metrics and data collection processes. The Associate will also be involved with the internal evaluation of current programs and how they are marketed and administered. Additionally, the Associate will have an important role in communicating with our stakeholders to ensure that they are learning and adapting along with us.
Another program area that the Associate will contribute to is micromobility – encouraging and facilitating the use of bicycles, e-bikes, and scooters throughout San Mateo County. The Associate will assist the TDM Program Manager with research and implementation of new and enhanced micromobility programs, research, and more.
Finally, this role will be helping with employer engagement. As part of our Equity Objective, there is a need to connect with more small and diverse businesses throughout San Mateo County to make them aware of the programs that Commute.org provides for commuters. The Associate will research best methods for outreach and participate in online and in-person outreach events with employers throughout the county. There will also be data-related work as the agency will be in the midst of major database improvement and conversion project.
- Writing and posting electronic newsletters and social media content
Develop collateral and outreach materials
- Infographics, case studies, best practices, videos, training material
Educate commuters, employers, community organizations, and partners
- Webinars, focus groups, outreach events, demonstrations (online and in-person)
Analyze results and impact of programs
Research on best practices relating to equity, micromobility, marketing, and outreach
Data entry and database management
- In-office required 2-3 days/week with the option to work remotely on non-office days
- Must live within commute distance of the office
- College degree or equivalent experience: 2+ years working on environment or transportation projects in government or non-profits
- Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills
- Ability to work independently as well as with diverse, multi-stakeholder groups
- Demonstrated ability to plan projects and to keep multiple projects moving forward
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to logically troubleshoot problems and develop creative solutions
- Passion for environmental issues and making a difference in their community
- Working experience with Microsoft suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Experience using website and video production software a plus
- Valid California Driver’s License recommended for travel to events
- Knowledge of a second language is a bonus
Fellowship Experience at Commute.org
- Managing projects, such as scoping work, identifying stakeholders and audience, developing work products on time, and evaluating achievement of goals
- Developing compelling written and visual communications for web and print consumption
- Determining best practices for creating behavior change to support climate and congestion relief objectives
- Working independently towards goals and outcomes that are developed as a team
- Analyzing preliminary results and developing feedback loops to make a lasting impact on the program
- Mentorship and coaching
- Great team atmosphere
- Hands-on community outreach skills
- Connection to a network of local TDM leaders
- Commuter Choice Certificate education program
Transit reimbursement offered
About Climate Corps AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a national service commitment that meets a community’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Bay Area Community Resources and SEI partner to implement Climate Corps AmeriCorps, an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and educational institutions.
Upon completion of the term, CCAC Fellows receive a Segal Education Award of up to $6,495.00 in return for your service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Fellows who complete a 1700-hour term also receive a California For All Award of $3,505.00 in cash for educational expenses.
To see a full list of climate, energy, and sustainability positions posted by Climate Corps, please visit here: https://fm.seiinc.org/climatecorps/jobs/. We are constantly adding positions, so make sure to frequently check this site to see if there are new opportunities available.
AmeriCorps fellows must:
Be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
Have a high school diploma/GED
Be 17 years old or older
Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors
Be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
Bay Area Community Resources, the administrator of Climate Corps AmeriCorps, is an equal opportunity employer. We cultivate an environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all employees and National Service members. We are firmly committed to maintaining an atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. Therefore, we enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this equal opportunity policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.