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STEPS Transportation Ambassadors

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title STEPS Transportation Ambassadors
Requisition Number TE02726
Department Name 3J532:STEPS Temporary Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $10.25
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements

Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time, and able to work outdoors in all temperature/weather extremes

Shift

10 hours per week – flexible to work around class schedule

Job Summary

Transportation Ambassadors will assist the Transportation Services department with outreach, education, and data collection, along with other duties as assigned.
Under general supervision:
• Communicate safe riding techniques and traffic laws to cyclists
• Promote pedestrian safety and walking as a mode of transportation
• Organize and lead bike rides and other campus events
• Find ways to engage with the campus community on transportation topics
• Teach the UK community how to ride Lextran and UK buses
• Encourage all active and sustainable modes of transportation
• Provide personalized commute planning assistance to UK students and employees
• Participate in the annual campus bicycle count
• Help plan and lead bicycle outreach activities such as Pedalpalooza and Bike Week
• Help out at the Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library if needed
• Teach motorists how to share the road safely
• Promote alternative transportation programs such as BluPass, Cash Out, Bike Voucher, Zipcar, and Big Blue Cycles
• Assist with tabling at outreach events such as see blue. U
• Help with the roll out of new programs, such as a campus commute club, car sharing, etc.
• Be a resource on campus for information about transportation policies
• Conduct door-to-door canvassing to encourage alternative transportation for students and employees who live nearby
• Conduct occupancy counts at various parking areas
• Participate in annual parking lot space counts
• Direct motorists to overflow parking during peak periods of the semester
• Direct cyclists to available and authorized bicycle parking

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 12/31/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. You must be a UK student to hold this position. Are you a UK student?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter