Job Posting for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership: Executive Director

Title: Executive Director

Organization: Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Brief Summary of Position:

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is seeking a new Executive Director to provide leadership, strategic vision and direction to fulfill the National Partnership’s mission and vision and take the organization to the next level of growth, development and impact.

This is a compelling opportunity to lead an award-winning advocacy organization and the only national nonprofit organization with the capacity, depth of knowledge, network and strategic influence that connects transportation with safe, healthy community design to benefit kids, families and schools everywhere. Join the National Partnership to help us build upon current policy and programmatic successes in the movement to create safe, healthy and livable communities throughout the United States.

Required qualifications for the Executive Director include: a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an MBA or Master’s degree in a related field; a track record of success in one of the following sectors: health, urban design and planning, active transportation, economic and community development/engagement, working with disadvantaged communities and issues of equity, environmental health, climate change, education or healthy communities; experience working in a national or local place-based change effort; track record of developing new business or funding models and building visible and innovative partnerships locally, regionally and nationally; ability to lead through change, inspire, coach and mentor staff; and willingness to travel. Successful candidate will work from their home office.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership was launched in 2005 and is a fast-growing network of more than 700 organizations. The National Partnership’s mission is to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities.

The position description has full details on the role, responsibilities and ideal candidate profile. Prospective candidates can contact Janet Albert in confidence: janet.albert@bridgepartnersllc.com.