AECOM School Outreach Coordinator in Atlanta, Georgia

Business Line Transportation

Position Title School Outreach Coordinator

United States of America - Georgia


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, creative, highly talented School Outreach Coordinator for immediate employment in the Atlanta, GA office. Work will be performed from home office.

In this position, you will be a member of the Georgia Safe Routes to School outreach team which operates the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resource Center and conducts School Road Safety Audits for the Georgia Department of Transportation. The program aims to reduce traffic congestion, improve safety, and improve air quality by encouraging students to use active transportation modes including walking and bicycling.

As the East Central Georgia region SRTS outreach coordinator, you will work from a home office and travel frequently. A school outreach coordinator is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with partner schools along with municipal and community stakeholders within the assigned outreach territory. You will assist partner schools and communities with the implementation of school-based travel options for elementary and middle school students. In the East Central region (see map at website), you will inform school stakeholders on program benefits, build partnerships to design and implement Safe Routes initiatives and evaluate program impacts. You will work in a fast paced team environment following a sales and outreach model with weekly performance metrics.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a range of outreach, transportation, and marketing tasks aimed at enhancing opportunities for Georgia elementary and middle school students to utilize healthy, active means of transportation, with a primary focus on walking and cycling to/from school

  • Develops, promotes, and/or implements a range of school-based programs with the goal to teach and inspire children to start walking and bicycling more often to and from school, improving their physical health, safety, and community

  • Develops successful partnerships with existing and new partner schools and their stakeholders

  • Deepens existing SRTS partner relationships through frequent contact and follow-up meetings, tracking program implementation and student participation

  • Promotes bicycling and walking for school trips. Educating parents, students, school personnel, and community representatives on the benefits of these modes, as opposed to parent drop-off/pick-up of students

  • Provides customized assistance as schools implement Safe Routes education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation activities

  • Provides direct bicycle and pedestrian safety education to children via classroom, hands-on, and community events and coordinating with other education providers (e.g., advocates) to provide education

  • Assistes with school- and community-based SRTS plans and guides the implementation of walking and cycling programs

  • Increases participation rates and program awareness among parents, students and stakeholders at school partner locations

  • Coordinates Safe Routes events at participating schools including walk and bicycle to school days

  • Generates measurable results from school and student participation in Safe Routes initiatives

  • Reports on outreach activities and maintaining a current, accurate database of school contacts and participation on weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, and as requested by management and clients

  • Attends networking and public meetings to raise program visibility

  • Conducts presentations for stakeholders and community groups including some evening and weekend events

  • Exceeds weekly, monthly, and quarterly performance metrics

  • General office environment; requires visits to project sites

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Education, Public Health, Planning or related field

  • 3+ years of business development, sales, marketing, community outreach or other relevant experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience in handling multiple tasks in an organized and efficient manner

  • Energetic and articulate individual who has the communication skills and persuasiveness necessary to influence, motivate, and inform stakeholders

  • Proven track record meeting job performance metrics

  • Ability to achieve objectives through teamwork

  • Must have current valid driver’s license

  • Some heavy lifting (<30 lbs) may be required

  • Field office work will require travel (including driving) to destinations within Georgia, must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record are required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Safe Routes to School, bicycle and pedestrian, or school outreach program preferred

  • Understanding of and experience working with schools, school districts, and education

  • Experience working with diverse populations

  • Experience with CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) applications (e.g., Salesforce)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Communications

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186146BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.