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Sustainable Transportation Associate

8/4/2020 7:00:33 PM Commute.org
Job Fellowship Commute.org Monthly Stipend $2115 End of Program Award $6195

Location

Climate Corps AmeriCorps: Sustainable Transportation Associate, at Commute.org

Position Title: Sustainable Transportation Associate
Term of Service: Full-time, September 1, 2020 – July 15, 2021
Time requirements: 40 hours/week; 1,700 hours in 10.5 month span

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. Climate Corps AmeriCorps partners with
local government, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations across California to
provide full-time service opportunities in the Bay Area supporting communities’ critical needs in
building climate resilience. Climate Corps AmeriCorps fellows dedicate 1,700 hours of service in
exchange for leadership and career development, and a living stipend supported by our
AmeriCorps grant. Climate Corps AmeriCorps is an exciting opportunity for service-minded
individuals who are passionate about building climate resilience for communities. For more
information, please visit www.americorps.gov.

About Commute.org
Commute.org is a public agency whose mission is to reduce the number of drive alone vehicles
traveling to, from or through San Mateo County. Our goal is to help residents and commuters
find alternatives to driving alone that are less stressful, less costly and better the environment.
The agency provides information and commute planning assistance to commuters, employers,
and city transportation demand management partnerships.
As an alliance of 17 cities and the County of San Mateo, 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 relieve traffic congestion in San Mateo County.
The nation is experiencing an existential crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March
2020, much of what most of us would consider to be normal has changed. The shelter-in-place
restrictions that went into effect in the Bay Area meant that all non-essential workers either
shifted to “working from home” or found themselves furloughed. These changes had an
immediate impact on many of our program targets including traffic, transit, and ridesharing.
Employers and commuters will need more support than ever from Commute.org to navigate
these challenging times. Commute.org will embark on the development of new and innovative
programs to support returning to work safely.

Description of duties:
The Sustainable Transportation Associate, under the guidance of the Commuter Programs
Manager, will be involved with every aspect of the agency’s commuter focused programs, from
developing marketing and training materials, supporting the STAR platform (county-wide
commuter software), promoting the agency’s First/Last Mile shuttle program, to assisting the
project manager with new and enhanced bicycle programs, micro-mobility research, incentive
programs, and program data analysis (including GHG and CO2 emissions reduction)

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
• Communications
o Writing and posting electronic newsletters and social media content
• Develop collateral and outreach materials
o Infographics, case studies, best practices, videos, training material
• Educate commuters, employers, community organizations, and partners
o Webinars, focus groups, outreach events, demonstrations
• Support STAR program operations and users
o Handle support emails from users, monitor STAR for data integrity, and manage
STAR commuter challenges and incentives
• Analyze results and impact of the program
Overall program effectiveness as well as employer, challenge and incentive data

Basic Eligibility
AmeriCorps fellows must:
● Be US 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
● Be able and willing to commit to the 10.5-month service term
● Be able and willing to work remotely if needed due to COVID-19 public health
considerations.
Desired qualifications/characteristics:
● College degree
● 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 web site and video production software a plus
● Valid California Driver’s License


Benefits of service
● 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
● Receive a living allowance stipend of $2,115 per month
● Upon the successful completion of your 1,700 hours and term of service, receive a Segal
Education Award of $6,195.
● Receive ongoing training & support, including a 4-day orientation, monthly trainings, a
2-day retreat, and personal professional development support.
● Benefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations
and alumni.

BACR 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.