Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Alt Transportation Prog Coord

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on October 17, 2019

Job Description

The Alternative Transportation Programs Coordinator will work closely with the Transportation Network Manager and support the Department by providing customer service to Alternative Transportation Center patrons, including helping with bicycle maintenance and repair, organizing bicycle maintenance workshops, answering questions about alternative transportation programs offered by the university, mentoring and supervising Hokie Bike Hub interns, as well as assisting visitors with parking permits and occasionally staffing the customer service desk. The Alternative Transportation Programs Coordinator will also help develop and implement departmental programs and events to encourage bicycle use; coordinate cyclist input to improve the cycling environment; promote bicycle safety; maintain existing elements of the campus bicycle program; and represent the department at resource fairs, orientations, and other university events.

The successful candidate should be:

  • Passionate about alternative modes of transportation
  • A creative, innovative thinker
  • An enthusiastic supporter and conveyor of programs and messages
  • A strong public speaker and presenter
  • A self-starting, resourceful, multi-tasking, time-managing expert
  • A high-energy, change-embracer who enjoys fast-paced, multi-faceted responsibilities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in bicycle maintenance and repair, including teaching to a variety of skill levels.
  • Familiarity with specialized bicycle tools.
  • Mechanically inclined.
  • Experience related to alternative modes of transportation and the promotion of programs.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a high-pressure, results-oriented environment.
  • Ability to speak at departmental events.
  • Exceptional customer service skills, including the ability to deal tactfully and professionally with all members of a widely-diverse campus community.
  • Interpersonal skills working with a variety of people to gather needed information, solve problems, and produce deliverables.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Willingness to learn new computer programs.
  • Ability to complete documentation and paperwork neatly and accurately.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of bicycles and bicycling, including safe cycling practices, bicycle security measures, bicycle mechanics, bicycle registration procedures, bicycle facilities, and promotion of bicycling as an alternative form of transportation.
  • Experience creating, curating, and managing social media content/accounts.
  • Website design experience.
  • Previous experience working in transportation at a university.
  • Skills to provide clear direction, teach, coach, mentor, and evaluate student interns.
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe applications, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Demonstrated experience with ESRI ArcGIS applications.
  • Experience working cooperatively with law enforcement agencies.
  • League Certified Instructor from the League of American Bicyclists.
Review Date

October 14, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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