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AECOM Safe Routes to School Outreach Coordinator in Boston, Massachusetts

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

In this position, you will be a member of the Safe Routes to School outreach team, a program of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Safe Routes to School works with schools, communities, students, and families to increase biking and walking among elementary and middle school students in the Commonwealth. We promote a collaborative, community-focused approach that fosters mutual partnerships between advocacy groups, law enforcement, education leaders, and public health departments that all work together to promote safer routes for elementary and middle school students to get to school.

As a Safe Routes to School outreach coordinator, you will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with public elementary, middle, and high schools along with municipal and community stakeholders within an assigned geographic territory. You will assist partner schools and communities with the implementation of school-based travel options for elementary, middle school, and high school students. You will work in a fast-paced team environment following an outreach model with goals and performance metrics.

Job Description:

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

Develop, promote, and/or implement 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.

Responsibilities / Objectives:

Maintain outreach responsibilities in an assigned territory through activities that include but are not limited to:

  • Developing successful partnerships with existing and new partner schools and their stakeholders.

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

  • Promoting 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.

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

  • Assisting with school- and community-based SRTS plans and guiding the implementation of walking and cycling programs.

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

  • Coordinating Safe Routes events at participating schools.

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

  • Reporting on outreach activities and maintaining a current, accurate database of school contacts and participation.

  • Attending networking and public meetings to raise program visibility.

  • Conducting presentations and writing detailed reports for schools, stakeholders, and community groups.

  • Exceeding goals and performance metrics.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma + 2 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Minimum 2 years of business development, education, sales, marketing, outreach, transportation planning, or other relevant business experience

  • Must pass CORI check. (Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information )

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Marketing, Education, Communications, Transportation Planning, Health or a related field

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills and 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 travelers about the use of travel options statewide

  • Proven track record meeting job performance metrics

  • Ability to achieve objectives through teamwork

  • General office environment; requires frequent visits to project sites

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

  • Field office work will require a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and maintain a clean driving record for the duration of the position


  • Knowledge of Safe Routes to School programs is a plus

  • Experience working with is a plus

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, Must pass CORI check. (Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information )

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10087057

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Marketing & Communications

Work Location Model: Hybrid