Safe Routes Advocate - Office of Community and Business Engagement - Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jun 22, 2022
Part Time Legal Services Transportation or Transit

Job Description

About Our Job

This is a limited position with an expected end date of June 30, 2023. This position will work 15 - 20 hours per week and is eligible for benefits.

We are hiring one (1) part-time Safe Routes Advocate that will focus on specific geographic area or L-CALC (Local Community Active Living Coalition) of the Southwest Denver area, with potential additional hours available for city-wide bi-lingual Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programming & education.

Denver’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services.

For more information, please visit the DOTI website

DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:
  • DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need. Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.
  • DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.

Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure is a modern agency in the City & County of Denver focused on increasing mobility and safety while reducing congestion and fighting climate change. Through our employees, we work to enhance the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure, and services. The Denver CALC program sits in DOTI’s Office of Community & Business Engagement (OCBE), which resides in the Executive Office of DOTI to inform, educate, consult, collaborate, and share leadership with our community through effective, efficient, and replicable community and business engagement processes.

The Safe Routes Advocate will work within the Community Active Living Coalition (Denver CALC) & SRTS grant teams. Denver CALC is a grant program that leads and facilitates a range of small projects, events, and activities to promote active transportation & community health ( ). Denver CALC works with partners and local residents to make it easier, safer, and more fun to walk, roll, bike, take transit, and play in Denver. Denver SRTS serves school communities to create safe and equitable places and opportunities that enable physical activity, lowers the obesity rate and risk while traveling to and from school ( ). Denver CALC & SRTS also partner with other transportation safety programs such as Vision Zero ( ).

Local Community Active Living Coalition (L-CALC) areas include:
  • Southwest Denver (Ruby Hill, Mar Lee, Harvey Park, College View)

Job duties, responsibilities and behaviors of this position include:
  • A Relationship-builder to residents & partners in the L-CALC neighborhoods
  • A Role Modeler focused on equity and inclusion
  • Available service-based steward who will spend up to 60% of their work time in community settings (in-person, virtual, or phone)
  • Proactively build & maintain relationships with local community residents, businesses, students, school communities, service providers, non-profit groups, and others
  • Assist CALC & L-CALC teams to develop and execute a work plan to lead & support community-driven solutions and priorities for active living and neighborhood health. Activities may include hosting regular meetings or engagement opportunities, community art projects, Safe Routes to School projects, walks and bike rides, trainings, tactical urbanism efforts, community events, identifying funding, developing proposals, and contributing to local planning/design efforts
  • Support delivery of the Advancing a Culture of Active Transportation in Schools pilot program, working with three Denver schools to deliver and evaluate transportation safety education modules in the classroom
  • Help facilitate meetings and events in L-CALC area and city-wide CALC programs
  • Ensure that all community engagement efforts are equitable, inclusive, and support diversity
  • Be able and available to meet community groups and members when they are available, as well as support community events. Some weekend and evening work will be needed.

About You

Our ideal candidate(s) will have a combination of the following:
  • 2 years of experience in community engagement (can include volunteer or paid experience)
  • Live, work, or have strong connections to the Southwest, Northeast, or Northwest Denver L-CALC neighborhoods
  • Spanish or other non-English language proficiency in both speaking and writing; extra hours may be available for bi-lingual educator
  • Experience in active transportation programs & goals, such as walking, biking, active living, community health, and transportation safety
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience Requirement: Five (5) years of technical or administrative experience performing standard research and evaluation, case management, and/or implementing work processes
  • Education & Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of education may be substituted for each required year of experience

To be considered for this position, you must include a Cover Letter on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):

Cover letter should indicate which geographic area you prefer and why. If you have existing connections to this area through home, school, work, family, or other, please describe

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Position Type
Limited (Fixed Term)

Position Salary Range
$24.38 - $36.57

Starting Pay

Dept of Transportation & Infrastructure

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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