The Sonoma County Junior College District (SCJCD) is a public community college and single-school district with five (5) teaching sites. The primary campus was established in Santa Rosa in 1918, and is located in Sonoma County, 52 miles north of San Francisco. Other teaching sitesare located in Petaluma, Forrestville (Shone Farm), Windsor (Public Safety Training Center), and Southwest Santa Rosa. The college serves roughly 26,000 students per semester and over 3,000 staff and faculty members. Sustainable SRJC promotes conservation of energy, water, and other natural resources while working to decrease greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.
The Sustainable Transportation Fellow is responsible for coordinating and advancing the implementation of the Sustainable Transportation Plan and District Strategic Plan goals related to sustainability.
The fellow will be based on the Santa Rosa campus capital projects office and work within sustainability to:
● Identify and advocate for short term vehicle parking & bike/ped improvements utilizing
data showing the need for less vehicle parking and survey results
● Work with Institutional Research to update bi-annual transportation survey question to
reflect new programs (EV charging stations, carpool parking permit, free bus, discounted
● Support development of long-range parking/transportation/bike plan in conjunction with
building construction timelines (KAD, STEM, Student Housing)
● Market and implement transportation programs, and build relationships between SRJC
and local transportation partners
● Further improve the Sustainable SRJC website to better convey district efforts to
address sustainability policies, show progress, and foster accountability
● Draft reports, plans, and meeting notes as needed in support of sustainable
● Research parking technology + mobile payment solutions
● Participate in the development of a district Climate Action Plan as required per the
President’s Climate Commitment
● Create and administer a program survey to the students who purchased the carpool
parking permit in fall 2019
● Collaborate with staff, faculty, students, and external partners on the advancement of
new or existing sustainability programs, events, and initiatives
The ideal candidate will have an interest in:
● Sustainability in higher education
● Sustainable transportation systems
● Community outreach, marketing, and communications
● Data collection and analysis
● Relationship building
*The scope of this fellowship is intended to provide general guidelines and may be modified to
reflect the requirements of the determined funding source for the position.
This fellow, funded 50% by the General Fund and 50% by Measure H, would be expected to
split their work down the middle between general sustainability/transportation efforts, and capital
project management. The new sustainable transportation fellow may be switched to AmeriCorps
because those positions are subsidized and cheaper for the district - meaning the work would
not necessarily deal with capital projects.
● Elliott Closure
● Bike/Ped bridge over 101
● Bike Paths through campus
● Grants for bike facilities / road striping projects or more EV charging stations
● Bike parking improvements
● Vehicle parking (lot designation + signage / wayfinding)*
○ *Per Serafin, we would need to use data (transit ridership, carpool permit sales,
SMART pass sales, transportation survey responses, commuter benefits
enrollment) to show the need for less parking spaces + projected # of fall 2020
students + language from the Facilities Master Plan to support the option of not
building additional parking spaces for fall 2020 when student housing project
commences and removes 245 student and 115 staff parking spaces, as well as
supporting bike facilities improvements.
● Sonoma County Living Learning Landscapes project management
○ Budget for each remaining garden
○ Master schedule
● Green campus tour (on App or website)
● Involvement with student sustainability initiatives
● Bike events with SCBC - Smart Cycling classes
● Sustainability / transportation events with local transit operators, SMART, Bay Area
Carpool Program, REI, Sports Basement, EcoLeaders, SRJC Bike Club, etc.
● Calculating a waste “budget”
○ Cost per sq. ft.
○ Identify BIG waste areas on campus
○ Determine ways to reduce pickups
○ Cost baseline
● Recruit/train a transportation intern through MESA
● Parkmobile mobile parking solution / Placepod vehicle sensor
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.