Updated: Mar 9, 2020
Manager of Safe Driving Efforts
Under the direction of the Manager of Strategic Impact and the Executive Director, this position supports the mission of the organization by building community partnerships and administering impaired and distracted driving prevention work, as defined in the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) partnership scopes.
Position Responsibilities Impaired Driving Prevention Planning and Coordination
Lead steering committee and stakeholder engagement and capacity building activities
Support the development and implementation of strategies and oversee delivery of those strategies with all partners
Coordinate environmental change strategies that include policy assessment and development, improving retailer training and practices, enhancing transportation strategies, and supporting enforcement strategies in partnership with law enforcement
Recruit and engage community stakeholders representing various sectors Coordinate stakeholder and subcommittee meetings Support development and circulation of safe driving message campaigns
Distracted Driving Prevention Planning and Coordination
Facilitate the delivery of Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) presentations with schools and partners for local youth and families
Support policy assessment and development opportunities as they relate to distracted driving prevention and/or GDL
Support development and circulation of safe driving and GDL message campaigns
Safe Driving Administration
Participate in monthly funder calls, Colorado Young Drivers Alliance calls, and other community, regional, or statewide committees as appropriate
Participate in monthly Eagle County Prevention Committee Meetings and support safe driving efforts and events
Attend and support youth club meetings and alternative activity events
Use internal and funder required tracking systems to maintain a record of work completed
Ensure completion of program/event evaluations and support overall assessment activities
Support reporting processes, inform grant documents, and ensure completion of workplan activities
Coordinate media strategies with CDOT, OBH, and Marketing Coordinator including general press releases, media announcements, and statewide and local media campaign efforts with strategic partners
Maintain information on safe driving page on Mountain Youth website and contribute to social media strategies
Attend trainings, grantee in-person meetings, and conferences as needed
Oversee contractors and hourly positions necessary for strategy implementation
Participate in Mountain Youth team meetings
Perform general office duties and support with Mountain Youth projects as needed
Support in fundraising efforts and sustainability strategies to maintain the work of the overall organization
Support other programs and efforts as needed and as available
Participate in regular one-on-one and team check-in meetings to align different efforts and resources across the organization
Be a champion for youth and advocate for policies, practices, and efforts that support their overall healthy development
Interest in and commitment to positive youth, family and community development, as well as overall community health and safety.
Bilingual English/ Spanish language speaking and bicultural preferred.
Experience in nonprofit organizations, community building, youth development, and safe driving strategies preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and training.
Ability to thrive independently as part of a dynamic team in a growing organization
High level of professionalism and strong written and verbal communication skills
Innovative and creative; ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing needs, resources and requirements
Strong public speaking skills and comfort in community settings with diverse partners and stakeholders
Strong meeting facilitation skills, addressing diverse viewpoints and bringing groups to consensus
Strong organization, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize
Strong computer skills including Microsoft office programs and social media
Willingness to commit to a flexible schedule, including weeknight and weekend commitments as needed
Willingness to travel throughout the Eagle River Valley for meetings, programs, and events
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time salary position. The salary range is $45,000-$50,000, and will be commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is available including paid time off, paid professional development, flexible and remote work scheduling opportunities, health and dental insurance, and more. Cover letter and resume should be submitted to Mikayla Curtis at email@example.com
About Mountain Youth Mission: To continuously and collaboratively improve the lives of youth in the most powerful ways possible. Vision: All youth in our community thrive Values: Trusted Leadership; Inclusive; Bridging Community; Positive Youth Development
History: Mountain Youth was founded in 2001 as the Eagle River Youth Coalition. It was designed as a collaborative vision of Leadership Vail Valley, the Eagle CARES Survey team and Eagle County to provide cohesion among youth service providers. Mountain Youth was tasked with building Positive Youth Development (PYD), a strengths-based approach to adolescence, throughout the Eagle River Valley.
Mountain Youth was charged with overseeing data assessment to ensure the community had an honest measure of youth behaviors and perceptions and a way to analyze effectiveness and gaps in youth services. These outcomes continue to drive Mountain Youth in collaborative planning of youth services. We work with many service providers, so the community can effectively assess and meet the changing needs of youth, ultimately mobilizing the community for positive change.
Mountain Youth has a wide reach with a vision, a mission and core values rooted in making youth a community priority, Mountain Youth rallies support to enable youth to reach their full potential. We listen to the needs of the community and respond with programs that educate, enhance and encourage strong relationships and positive decision making. Continuing to use the PYD framework, Mountain Youth provides substance use prevention, safe driving education, youth advocacy and parent education throughout the Eagle River Valley.
Mountain Youth’s work ensures Eagle County youth remain a priority; striving to be a community where young people are equipped with skills that support healthy bodies, healthy minds and improved decision making and leadership skills to guide their lives. We are a nimble organization focused on creating a better Eagle County for all — giving youth a voice in our community.
Mountain Youth PO Box 4613 Edwards CO 81632 (970) 949-9250 www.mountainyouth.org