Community Programs Coordinator

Southern California
$45,000-55,000 + Benefits
Aug 28, 2019
Sep 27, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Application deadline: September 13, 2019, 5:00 pm PT; interviews on a rolling basis

About California Walks:
California Walks (Cal Walks) works to create safe, just, and inclusive streets and public spaces, and we partner with state agencies, organizations, and community members to establish and strengthen policies, practices, and programs that support and advance pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities.

Position Title: Community Programs Coordinator
Reports to: Community Programs Manager
Start Date: October 1, 2019 or sooner
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Annual salary range: $45,000-55,000

Work Schedule:
Full-Time, Exempt employee; Must be available to travel up to 25% of the time;
This is an at-will grant-funded position, with opportunity for extension contingent upon funding.

Location: Home-based position in Los Angeles County or Northern Orange County; Access to Cal Walks’ satellite office in Anaheim.

Benefits: Competitive benefits include employer-sponsored health insurance, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and SIMPLE IRA retirement contributions; pre-tax commuter checks, 3 weeks of vacation leave annually, 12 days sick leave annually, and 14 holidays annually.

Interviews: Panel phone interviews and in-person interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis through September 30, 2019. In-person interviews will be held in Anaheim and will involve oral and facilitation components.

Position Summary:
This is an exciting position to support Cal Walks’ community capacity building and engagement work to create safer, healthier, and more equitable communities across California. Primary responsibilities and functions include project management; administrative support; community engagement, empowerment, and education facilitation and presentation of workshops and events; and cultivating relationships with City/County agency staff, and community partners. This position offers learning opportunities in community engagement, transportation and community planning, and pedestrian advocacy. The Community Programs Coordinator will work closely with the Community Programs Manager. The ideal applicant will be based in Los Angeles County or North Orange County and be willing to travel throughout California 25% of the time.

Key responsibilities and functions:
Education and Community Engagement

  • Lead and assist in the planning and facilitation of community capacity building workshops and trainings across California and Orange County, including workshops, trainings, walk audits and/or conferences/summits to build community resident advocacy capacity;
  • Manage and oversee training logistics (venue, travel, food, etc.);
  • Assist in the improvement of training curriculum, including researching emerging and effective teaching methods that are culturally-competent and age-appropriate;
  • Develop materials including but not limited to factsheets, recommendation reports, presentations, and summaries;
  • Build partnerships and cultivate relationships with non-profit and/or community-based organizations throughout the state, Southern California region, and in Orange County;
  • Provide technical assistance to community members and local/regional agencies; and
  • Serve as a resource to connect local issues around transportation.

Other Duties as Needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • This is not an entry level position. Must have a minimum of one years’ experience in delivering community programs and trainings, or equivalent.
  • Preferred – BA in urban planning, urban studies, public health, public policy, social welfare, political science, nonprofit management or other related field. A BA may be substituted with a minimum of two years’ experience in coordinating advocacy campaigns, community capacity building trainings, or equivalent.
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to manage competing tasks, and have a solid understanding of organizational management and coalition building.
  • Must have experience in or willingness to learn about transportation policy, planning, and programming, health equity, and pedestrian safety.
  • Must have experience in program/workshop planning or facilitation and working with community residents.
  • Must be comfortable and able to work and plan workshops and events remotely.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and project management software.
  • Bilingual in a language commonly spoken in Southern California. Spanish language proficiency a plus.

Ability to:

  • Work both independently and as a team member;
  • Work remotely – applicant will have access to Southern California office;
  • Multi-task, with flexibility and efficiency;
  • Organize, manage, and prioritize multiple projects and competing deadlines;
  • Communicate effectively and clearly, both written and verbally;
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making.

Desirable skills and qualifications:

  • Experience working with community members, residents, and diverse groups;
  • Commitment to active transportation, environmental justice, community engagement, or climate justice work;
  • Experience with public speaking and ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences; and
  • Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.) highly desirable.

How to Apply:
Please send your résumé, a cover letter, a 1-2 page writing sample (preferably related to policy analysis or community engagement work), and three references to Please use “Application for Community Programs Coordinator” as the subject of the email and name the documents as your last name and the document name (example: “Last Name_Cover Letter”). Please provide documents in PDF file format.

California Walks is an “at-will” and equal employment opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application. Persons of color, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, persons with disabilities, persons who have lived in poverty, ex-offenders, and people fluent in more than one language are strongly encouraged to apply

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