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Walk Bike Nashville

Schools Program Coordinator

Walk Bike Nashville


Job Summary

Walk Bike Nashville is seeking a Schools Program Coordinator to support the organization’s Safe Routes to School Program. Supervised by the Education and Engagement Manager and working with a dedicated team of staff members, the Schools Program Coordinator will lead our in-school programs to increase the number of students walking and biking to school, while supporting the organization’s general advocacy and engagement efforts.

Compensation, Hours, Benefits

  • Position Type: Full-time, exempt
  • Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000 Salary dependent on experience
  • Continuing Education: We are committed to supporting the growth of all staff by funding consistent opportunities for professional development.
  • Benefits: Health Insurance; dental insurance; vision insurance, and generous paid time off (all full-time staff start with 15 days paid leave per year and all state holidays, plus our office is closed the week between Christmas and New Years and the week of July 4th)
  • Hours: Walk Bike Nashville supports a flexible work environment and prioritizes work-life balance. About 40 hours a week are expected from full-time staff. Some weekend or evening hours will be required to host events, community meetings, or programs.
  • Location: Walk Bike Nashville supports a flexible work environment with the option to work from home and at our office space at 1 S 7th Street.

Job Summary

Walk Bike Nashville is a 501(c)3 with a mission to make the Nashville area more walkable, bikeable, and liveable for all through education, engagement, and advocacy. We believe that Nashville’s streets should be safe and accessible to all and that all Nashvillians should be able to move through our city with dignity–with or without a car.

We are seeking a Schools Programs Coordinator to join our team and lead our in-school programs. This position will work closely with our Education and Engagement  Manager to execute, evaluate, and fortify the programming funded by a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant from the TN Department of Transportation (TDOT) focused on reducing car trips around schools. Responsibilities will include continuing to strengthen relationships with partners within the Metro Nashville Public School System (MNPS); implementing programming to increase walking and bicycling to and from schools; supporting the implementation of an air quality monitoring project at schools,  and collaborating with Engagement Coordinators to have an intentional presence in school neighborhoods.

This position will play an important role in our organization’s continued effort to execute and build on our Strategic Plan and Anti-Racism Plan. In selecting focus schools we prioritize school demographics, economics, and geography as part of our focus on mobility justice. We believe transportation investments — including those made within schools — should remove barriers to mobility and prioritize the needs of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and low-income people who stand to gain the most from our efforts. This position will not only help us focus our efforts on communities that have been most impacted by environmental injustices or lack of access to safe transportation options, it is also tied to our organization’s broader advocacy efforts for better, safer streets for all. By supporting communities in advocating for the safety of their children and allowing them to be the experts and consultants for decisions, we believe that our efforts will be more sustainable and long-lasting.

Job Responsibilities

Initial responsibilities for this role include

Focus School Programming

  • Assist Manager in focus school selection and the creation of individual school program plans
  • Lead coordination and implementation of program plans including:
    • Walking School Buses: This project coordinates volunteers to walk groups of students to school on designated routes to foster safer travel for students who walk and bike to school.
    • Bike Rodeos or Afterschool Bike Club: Coordinating and hosting educational bicycle events which provide an opportunity for students to learn, practice, and develop skills that will help them ride their bike safely.
    • Walking Audits: Conduct a walk audit to assess street infrastructure and document conditions, barriers, and perceptions of the walking environment to move conversations toward a safer, more accessible and comfortable walking environment for everyone.
    • Air Quality Programming: Establishing, implementing, and supporting a community-led localized air quality monitoring program at our focus schools to study the impact of school car traffic on air quality around schools and work with community and school partners to implement an educational curriculum around this air quality data.
    • Distribution of Walking Maps: Provide focus schools with maps of their community that outline and inform pedestrians on the safest and most walkable routes to school and local points of interest.
    • Collaborate with Engagement Coordinators to have a presence in the neighborhoods and cross promote other Walk BIke Nashville efforts to develop new partnerships with people and groups who are also working to address education, environmental justice, public space, and transportation issues.
    • Manage Safe Routes to School intern seasonally

District-Wide Activities and Initiatives

  • Assist Manager with district-wide initiatives such as
    • Walk to School Day
    • Bike to School Day
    • Kids Tour

Administrative and Special Projects

  • General administrative tasks
  • Assist with grant applications and reporting
  • Assist with major Walk Bike Nashville events
  • Other programs and roles as assigned



The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Experience: 2+ years previous employment and/or volunteer experience in teaching, working within schools, working with youth, non-profit program management, environmental education, environmental justice, grassroots organizing, or similar field.
  • Required Attributes:
    • Outgoing personality and the desire to engage diverse communities in active transportation
    • Ability to build relationships within the racially and economically diverse communities of Nashville’s public school system
    • Eager to join a growing and evolving organization with the opportunity to play an active role in its path forward
    • Ability to represent Walk Bike Nashville at public meetings and events
    • Strong verbal and written communication.
    • Self-motivator who thrives in a less structured and dynamic environment and easily adapts to change
    • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to bend over and lift up to 40 lbs
    • Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods, using a keyboard and phone
    • Ability to communicate clearly by phone and verbal presentation
  • Preferred Experience and Attributes (not required):
    • Knowledge of, or relationship with, Metro Nashville Public Schools
    • Fluent in Spanish, African American Vernacular English, Kurdish or Arabic or other languages present in MNPS schools
    • Knowledge or interest in air quality and/or environmental education
    • Teaching experience and curriculum development
    • Experience using software such as Eventbrite, Nationbuilder, Microsoft, and Google Suite
    • Knowledge of the biking and walking community in Nashville
    • Experience with, or knowledge of, walking or bicycling education

Additional Information


Benefits: Health Insurance; dental insurance; vision insurance, and generous paid time off (all full-time staff start with 15 days paid leave per year and all state holidays, plus our office is closed the week between Christmas and New Years, and the week of July 4th)

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@walkbikenashville.org. In your cover letter please explain why you are interested in this position with Walk Bike Nashville, your relevant past experience and qualifications, and what you think you can bring to the Walk Bike team. We will accept applications on a rolling basis, but will not consider applications received after April 15, 2023.


  • Date Posted: March 14, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 05/01/2023
  • Salary Range: 35,000-40,000
  • Working Hours: About 40 hours a week are expected from full-time staff. Some weekend or evening hours will be required to host events, community meetings, or programs.