San Diego – CA

Circulate San Diego is hiring to fill the full-time position of Program Manager. The Program Manager is responsible for developing, designing, implementing, and effectively managing community-based active transportation projects such as Safe Routes to School. This position ensures that all projects are delivered and completed on time, on budget, and to agreed quality standards. The Program Manager oversees a staff of four and works closely with the Grant Writer to develop funding proposals.  The Program Manager works closely with school systems, public officials, community groups, and decision makers in local government to carry out projects that increase active transportation, improve safety, and promote more walkable, bikable, and transit-friendly neighborhoods.

The successful candidate for this position will have a master’s degree from an accredited university in planning, transportation, public administration, or a related field of study. The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience in Safe Routes to School programs, the delivery of government contracts, writing successful grant proposals, working at the grassroots level with neighborhood groups, and carrying out public policy advocacy. Other desired qualities include bilingual verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish, as well as proficiency in using MS Office suite, email, the internet, and GIS ARCView software. Strong time-management, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are also essential. The incumbent will have in-depth knowledge of urban design principles, traffic calming measures, pedestrian safety, and accessible and inviting streetscapes. For more details, please download the job description.

Circulate San Diego is a nonprofit organization that was created through the merger of WalkSanDiego and Move San Diego. Circulate San Diego is dedicated to creating excellent mobility choices and vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. Staff and volunteers work closely with planners, engineers, elected officials, other city officials and the public to advance policies that support pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities; work with school districts and parents to improve safety so more students can walk to school; collaborate with health agencies to promote walking and active lifestyle; and promote land use decisions that allow for more sustainable development. 

Circulate San Diego provides a full range of benefits to employees: 15 days paid vacation, 13 paid sick days, and 10 paid holidays per year; medical, dental and 401(k) retirement plan; and transportation allowance; competitive salary commensurate with experience. Circulate San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please complete the application form and e-mail with a resume to by June 2, 2014 with subject line, “Circulate San Diego Program Manager.”

Opening Date: May 20, 2014

Closing Date: June 2, 2014 (position will remain open until filled)

Classification: Full Time (some evening and weekend work required)