Full-time FULL_TIME ; posted: Monday, Oct 19 2020
This grant-funded position is responsible for the provision of high-quality research, technical assistance and project support, in a variety of forms, to the constituents of Federal transportation and mobility management projects. The Project Associate will research, synthesize, and summarize products and reports related to transportation coordination, mobility management, and the participation of people with disabilities and older adults in mobility management; provide technical assistance and support to the field and project grantees such as those grantees funded through the FTA initiatives, and assist the project director to carry out all facets of project activities to improve accessible transportation options, coordinated transportation systems, and mobility management including participating in the project evaluation, collecting data, and writing performance reports.
Conducts current research using a variety of methods and summarizes findings to support technical assistance and project activities.
Develops and maintains personal knowledge and expertise regarding mobility management, human service transportation, transportation coordination, mobility innovation, and inclusionary practices.
Identifies, analyzes, selects and develops strategies and activities to provide a continuum of technical assistance to information seekers at all levels, on topics related to, but not limited to mobility management, inclusive coordinated transportation, cost-sharing across transportation funding resources, and healthcare-human services transit partnerships. Targeted groups may include local, state and/or regional transportation providers, planning organizations, human service agencies, mobility managers, the U.S. Department of Transportation funded grantees, healthcare providers, and insurers.
Serves as a project liaison to external grantees funded through Federal projects.
Conceptualize and produce written materials, curriculum, and products and other accessible technical assistance materials.
Plans and organizes Webinars, conference calls, and other knowledge sharing forums to support project learning collaborative activities.
Collects data, evaluates processes, and writes summary reports regarding project activities to contribute to Federal reports.
Participates in cross-partner team meetings and contributes substantively to project activities.
Participates in business development and grant writing activities as requested by Easterseals officials.
Represents Easterseals in relevant forums (e.g., conferences, advisory committee meetings, partner collaboration events) to promote and disseminate information and resources developed in support of mobility management, inclusive coordinated transportation planning, and other areas as requested.
Supports the Project Director in management-related activities such as collecting performance data, entering Salesforce data if applicable, writing progress reports, compiling information in response to client queries, and preparing communications for internal and external audiences.
Understands and endorses Easterseals mission and values.
Contributes to an organizational culture of innovation and exemplary performance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human services, transportation, or transportation planning, preferred.
Knowledge and experience in human services transportation and/or coordinated transportation systems or mobility management. Minimum of 5 years.
Proficiency with recent versions Microsoft Word and database software.