Healthy Parks and Places Manager

  • Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • Washington D.C., DC, United States
Full time Other

Job Description

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) is seeking an engaging and proactive community champion experienced in advancing equity and committed to supporting communities in achieving increased safe and equitable access to parks and healthy, active places. 

The Healthy Parks and Places Manager is responsible for advancing the Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program at the local and national level through technical assistance, resource development, program management, outreach and communications.  In addition to helping to develop the emerging area of Safe Routes to Parks, the Healthy Parks and Places Manager will also provide technical assistance to a variety of communities through other contracts and grants, and will coordinate with other members of the Program and Policy team to advance team goals such as addressing questions and needs from the field, advancing concrete equity commitments in the field of active transportation, developing publications, webinars, and other resources, and contributing to communication efforts.

A highlight of the key responsibilities and essential skills and experience related to this position include:
  • Build relationships with grantee organizations in local communities and assist community stakeholders in creating authentic engagement with local communities to support planning processes and early actions for increasing safe and equitable access to parks.
  • Participate in recruiting and nurturing relationships with equity organizations, national nonprofits, community groups, and local and regional stakeholders in the parks’ space.
  • Conduct trainings via webinar and in person for selected communities.
  • Provide technical assistance, coaching, and advice in areas of expertise to support Safe Routes to Parks planning efforts and early actions to increase safe and equitable access to parks in selected communities.
  • Develop toolkits, implementation plans and materials, and training resources to support Safe Routes to Parks for selected communities and for broader use nationally.
  • Engage in outreach presentations at conferences, events, and on webinars and calls.
  • Produce social media posts, action alerts, blog posts, and newsletter articles and other relevant content for website and social media channels.
  • Ability to work from home, to work independently (self-starter) and as a team member with minimal supervision.
  • Self-motivated, organized, flexible, adaptive, detail oriented, and creative.

Please review the job description for more details about the position responsibilities and qualifications. The salary range for this at-will position is $60,000-70,000 depending on experience and qualifications, plus health insurance benefits, paid time off, and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan.  A PC computer, telephone and internet access will be provided. Successful candidates will work from their home office, and can be based anywhere in the United States. 
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit (via email) a cover letter, resume and three writing samples in one PDF file to Ensure that the subject line of your email includes the text “Healthy Parks and Places Manager.” We are not accepting email or telephone call inquiries.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged with an email reply.  Applications will be accepted until January 23, 2018, 11:59 pm PT.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. 

We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates interested in joining our dynamic, visionary and growing national non-profit. Visit for more information about our organization.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, our work environment, and the change we want to see in our society.  We value a diverse staff with a wide range of life experiences because we recognize that we are stronger when our organization and work benefit from the innovative contributions, creative solutions, practical know-how, and community insights brought by people of different backgrounds.  Diversity of experience, ideas, and viewpoints is a priority, and candidates with varied education levels, skills, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of different religions, nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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