Neighborhood Projects Coordinator
Type of Job
Dec 3, 2021
About the job
At the Denver Streets Partnership, we believe in an equitable and vibrant Denver that guarantees our public spaces are designed for people.
We believe that human dignity should be the guiding principle for the design of our transportation system so that everyone can thrive and connect to what matters most.
We work to connect decision makers and Denver residents with diverse perspectives, timely information, and practical solutions to reduce our city’s dependence on cars and design communities that prioritize people.
For more information about the Denver Streets Partnership, visit www.denverstreetspartnership.org The Denver Streets Partnership operates as a division of Bicycle Colorado. For more information about Bicycle Colorado, visit www.bicyclecolorado.org
Neighborhood Projects Coordinator position
The Neighborhood Projects Coordinator is a full-time position for someone who is passionate about reclaiming Denver’s streets for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit, and who has a background in urban planning or a similar field. The DSP’s citywide policy advocacy is informed by neighborhood-focused projects that help ensure the policies we are advocating for directly address the needs and desires of Denver residents. In particular, we prioritize neighborhoods located along Denver’s Vision Zero High Injury Network (the 5% of streets where 50% of traffic fatalities occur) and Equity Index Areas (areas with high concentrations of low-income households and other vulnerable populations). Through our support for community-led initiatives, we help residents to assess transportation challenges and opportunities within their own neighborhoods, work in teams to identify solutions, plan and implement neighborhood projects, amplify their voices to the local media and decision-makers, and build their capacity to continue playing a leadership role on active transportation and safe streets issues. Our neighborhood-focused work also includes data collection and analysis, educational activities, celebratory events, participation in government-led planning initiatives and projects, and facilitation of meaningful community engagement in public processes. The Neighborhood Projects Coordinator will support this neighborhood-focused work by providing technical assistance to DSP staff, community partners, and residents. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, committed to creating an equitable and vibrant Denver, and enjoys variety in their day-to-day work.
Neighborhood Projects Coordinator responsibilities include
- Conduct data collection and analysis to gather community input and help identify effective strategies for designing streets that support walking, biking, and transit use, and prevent crashes from resulting in serious injuries or fatalities
- Train and manage data collection volunteers
- Develop reports highlighting data collection results
- Proactively identify opportunities for data collection within DSP's work
- Stay abreast of the latest transportation industry research
- Represent DSP on stakeholder committees
- Track, review, and recommend DSP feedback on multimodal plans and projects
- Recruit DSP supporters for public meetings and engagement opportunities
- Support community outreach and engagement activities in collaboration with the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and community partners, including tactical urbanism, multimodal tours, microgrant programs, educational programming, and other projects aimed at building community support for and use of multimodal infrastructure
- Manage the DSP Tactical Urbanism Lending Library
- Provide support for community-led initiatives such as the Colfax Viaduct Transformation, 5280 Trail, Via Verde Loop, 303 ArtWay, and Montbello FreshLo initiatives.
- Support the DSP Organizing Manager in identifying, recruiting, building relationships with, and mobilizing new supporters, both online and offline
- Provide input to help shape DSP goals, strategies, and tactics; provide recommended actions to achieve goals and improve results
- Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the DSP, to reclaim Denver’s streets for people walking, rolling, biking, and using transit, and to build safe, healthy, and equitable communities.
- Experience in urban planning or related field
- Experience with data collection and analysis.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Well organized with a high level of attention to detail.
- Familiarity with the Google Suite, including Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets.
- Willing to work some evenings and weekends.
- Comfortable working independently from a remote location.
- Accountable and adaptable.
- Degree in urban planning or related field
- GIS skills
- Multilingual. High priority languages include Spanish and Vietnamese.
- Familiarity with Denver neighborhoods and community-based organizations, particularly in “Equity Index Areas” identified by the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
The starting annual salary for this position will fall between $37,800-$42,800 depending on the selected candidate’s experience and expertise. Health insurance, vision, dental, major holidays, four weeks of vacation, and retirement plan match are included in the compensation package. Additionally, staff members who have worked for the organization for 5 years are eligible to participate in our sabbatical program.
Bicycle Colorado and the Denver Streets Partnership regularly contract with the City of Denver or are subcontractors to other leads on City of Denver projects. The City requires all contractor and subcontractor teams to have proof of vaccination. The selected candidate must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.
The ebb and flow of work may require some longer days or weeks, including some evenings and weekends. Staff are encouraged to take comp time as needed to achieve an average of 40 hours per week over the course of a year.
In response to COVID, our team has adopted a hybrid work model. Currently, we meet every Monday in person at our offices located in downtown Denver, which is easily accessible by transit and bike. Additional in person meetings are scheduled as needed. We anticipate keeping a hybrid work model post-COVID, although specifics will be adjusted as needed.
Our office is located in downtown Denver and is easily accessible by transit and bike. This may change as public health conditions evolve. Indoor bicycle parking is provided.
Bicycle Colorado and the Denver Streets Partnership are dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. Bicycle Colorado and the Denver Streets Partnership prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by state or local law.
How to Apply
Email resume and cover letter to email@example.com with email subject line: First Name Last Name - Neighborhood Projects Coorinator. We invite all applicants to complete this optional and anonymous survey to help us learn more about who is applying for positions on our team: https://bit.ly/BCDSPcandidates
This application window closes on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. We will begin reviewing candidates on Monday, January 17, 2022.