Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Fayetteville

TYPE: Temporary part-time (15-20 hours/week)

DURATION: Starting immediately thru December 31, 2017 (potential to renew)

RATE: $14.50/hour

LOCATION: 203 N. School Ave. (Downtown Fayetteville)

SUMMARY: The City of Fayetteville has contracted with BikeNWA to have the latter provide services relating to bicycle infrastructure, policy, events, and programs. As such, BikeNWA seeks a passionate, self-starting bicycling advocate to serve on a contract-basis as the Bicycle Programs Coordinator for the City of Fayetteville.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. or B.S. in Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Environmental Science, Sustainability, or a related field from a four-year college or university and six months of applied experience in transportation planning
  • Willingness and ability to become a League of American Bicyclists “League Cycling Instructor” (LCI) within three months of hire
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of objectives and principles of transportation planning, funding, and design with an emphasis on bicycle-pedestrian transportation
  • Proficiency in basic computer and software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and their Mac equivalents
  • Must be able to:
    • safely operate a bicycle under a variety of environmental conditions and operational situations
    • effectively communicate with others orally and in writing
    • meet required deadlines while working on a variety of projects
    • read, analyze, and interpret general planning periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
    • write professional reports and business correspondence, prepare and present information, and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the public
    • compile and analyze data from a variety of sources and prepare clear, accurate reports
    • think strategically, work independently, as a team member, and as a leader

DUTIES:

  • Develop city-wide bicycle education and encouragement programs to inform motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians of the energy savings, monetary savings, health benefits, and best practices associated with bicycling for transportation
  • Maintain the City of Fayetteville’s bicycling webpage
  • Administer the Trail Trekker program (includes recruiting and training volunteers)
  • Assist with public outreach regarding on-street bike/ped facilities
  • Assist the Trails Coordinator in education and outreach related to design, development, and implementation of citywide bike/ped facilities, including but not limited to trails, bicycle parking facilities, and other elements outlined in the current Fayetteville Active Transportation Plan
  • Work with local stakeholders such as the University of Arkansas and Ozark Off-Road Cyclists to facilitate cycling events and activities in Fayetteville
  • Maintain bicycle and pedestrian-friendly certifications for Fayetteville through the national Bicycle Friendly Community and Walk Friendly Community programs
  • Encourage and promote the Bicycle Friendly Business program
  • Track and report usage of bicycle facilities thru mechanical counts, surveys, and interviews to determine the efficacy of education and outreach activities
  • Research, recommend, and implement programs that have resulted in increased walking/biking rates for other communities (e.g., bike share, advanced strategies in bicycle parking, protected/buffered bicycle lanes, commuter incentives, etc.)
  • Work with the Fayetteville Police Department on enforcement programs that focus on educating bicyclists and motorists on the rules of the road
  • Conduct walk/bike traffic safety skill trainings for community members based on League of American Bicyclists curriculum
  • Develop social marketing plans to promote bicycling and walking as sustainable, healthy, and economical transportation alternatives
  • Use social media to issue time-sensitive alerts and updates regarding events, trail and bikeway conditions, and other pertinent bike/ped topics
  • Assist the Parks & Recreation Department in coordinating city-wide bicycle events, such as group rides, races, ribbon cutting celebrations, and festivals
  • Lead periodic updates to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan
  • Review and implement Fayetteville-specific recommendations from the League of American Bicyclists through the Bicycle Friendly Community certification process

TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to info@bikenwa.org. Position is open until filled.