HIRING 2016 Spring Data Collectors

Position: Travel Tally Data Collector (Bilingual Spanish or Cantonese helpful)

Duties: Travel to assigned SFUSD elementary schools, work in teams to enter classrooms and administer tally of student travel modes (asking how students get to and from school). Count students and fill in travel tally tool. Maintain organized record of classrooms entered and classrooms still needed to be tallied.

Schedule: Data collection will occur T, W, & Th. The position will need a great deal of flexibility ranging from 7am – 3:30pm depending on the schools assigned. Availability of shifts will depend on how many schools need data collectors to come do make ups but we expect that data collectors will be needed on each T, W & Th in the month of April + May. The position will begin around April 25, 2016 and end by May 25, 2016. You will also need to be available for a one hour training that will be scheduled based on the availability of applicants.

Rate:  $15/hr + Travel reimbursement

Interested: Send resume to: staff@sfsaferoutes.org

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New Walk and Roll to School Hub: Excelsior Playground

We are so excited to announce that families with children attending Excelsior schools can now take weekly “walking school buses”  every Tuesday morning from Excelsior Playground (Madrid Street between Russia and Persia). It’s a fun way to kick-start your morning and students arrive to school alert, awake and ready to learn.

Community hosts and SF Safe Routes to School staff welcome students and caregivers between 8:00 and 9:00 AM with warm-ups and snacks. Walking/rolling groups head off to SF Community School, Cleveland ElementaryMonroe Elementary and Denman Middle School. Community members and families celebrated the kickoff of the Excelsior Walk & Roll Hub in December 2015.

The Excelsior Walk & Roll Hub welcomes you every Tuesday morning, rain or shine: families taking part would love for you to join them, meet neighbors and have a cup of coffee, while the kids have a snack and play with their friends. Every family attending any school within biking or walking distance of Excelsior Playground is welcome  thanks to the Safe Routes to School partnership and a grant from the Excelsior Collaborative— join us! Don’t miss out!

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Over 85% of SFUSD Elementary Schools Participate in 2014 Walk and Roll to School Day!

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Photo by Arunsankar Muralitharan

On October 8, International Walk & Roll to School Day, nearly 90 schools and 14,000 children across San Francisco participated in a record-breaking Walk & Roll to School Day. Thanks to the efforts of the SF Safe Routes to Schools Partnership, over 85% of San Francisco Unified School District elementary schools participated, growing the event by 10% this year.

At Bessie Carmichael Elementary School, over 150 students walked with parents, or joined one of five “walking school buses,” to make their way through SoMa to reach school before the bell rang, sending a strong message to thousands of nearby commuters: families live here, children walk here.

Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, Superintendent Richard Carranza, Police Chief Greg Suhr, SFMTA Director Ed Reiskin, SF Department of Public Health Officer Tomás Aragon, and SF Recreation and Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg, joined school Principal Tina Lagdamen, and parents Tiffany Brown and Adrienne Lawrence, to recognize the school’s students and celebrate pedestrian safety improvements for Bessie Carmichael’s elementary and middle school campuses, which are located among some of the most dangerous streets in San Francisco.

The safety improvements include:

  • Leading pedestrian interval at 7th and Folsom (complete)
  • School Zone signage around Bessie Carmichael Elementary School (complete)
  • Painted bulbouts at 6th St. and Howard St. (complete)
  • New signal at 6th St and Minna (planned for October 2014)
  • New stop signs and crosswalks in the school zone (planned for end of 2014)
  • Howard St. lane narrowing, bicycle lane and painted bulbouts (planned for winter 2014/2015)
  • School Zone signage around Bessie Carmichael Middle School (planned)
  • Raised crosswalk on Sherman St. between Victoria Manalo Draves Park and the School (planned)
  • Ramp signage to remind drivers exiting the freeway that they are entering a community (planned)
  • Daylighting and bulbouts at 4th/Harrison (planned)
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Photo by Robin Allen

Bessie Carmichael is one of a handful of schools in the city that does not qualify for slower 15 mph school zones. State law precludes these slow zones on wide, fast streets where they’re needed most. These safety improvements are critical for the safety and well-being of Bessie students and ensure progress towards to the city’s Vision Zero policy to end all traffic deaths in ten years.

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Data Collectors Needed

Position: Travel Tally Data Collector (Bilingual Spanish or Cantonese helpful)

Duties: Travel to assigned SFUSD elementary schools, work in teams to administer classroom activity to tally student travel modes (asking how students get to and from school). Count students and fill in travel tally tool. Maintain organized record of classrooms entered and classrooms still needed to be tallied.

Schedule: Data collection will occur only on T, W, & Th. The position will need a great deal of flexibility ranging from 8am – 3:30pm depending on the schools assigned. Availability of shifts will depend on the number of schools that need data collectors to assist with their individual data collection and the number that need to collect on make-up dates. The position will begin September 2 and officially end Friday, October 3. Data Collector will also need to be available for a one hour training Thursday, September 4. Time TBD based on the availability of applicants.

Rate:  $15/hr + Travel reimbursement

Interested parties should contact Jennifer Chinchilla by email at staff@sfsaferoutes.org

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Data Collectors needed for pedestrian safety initiative in San Francisco: Jun 2014 – Jan 2015

Data Collectors needed for pedestrian safety initiative in San Francisco: June 2014 – January 2015 The SF Department of Public Health is looking for people to help with data collection for a time-limited project to assess the impact of a pedestrian safety campaign.  Interested applicants should have some basic data collection experience, be well-organized and detail-oriented, and be able to commit to collecting data on a part-time basis from Jun 2014–Jan 2015.  Training will be provided. Pay is $18/hour.
Successful applicants must be able to:

  • Travel to specific San Francisco streets to collect observational and/or brief in-person interview data;
  • Participate in paid training sessions starting the first week of June (hours/days somewhat flexible based on staff availability – but will be during weekdays during the period of 10am-3pm);
  • Complete data collection for the project from June 2014 – January 2015 (scheduling/hours are somewhat flexible but must be consistent from week-to-week for data quality purposes).

Applicants should send a resume,cover letter, and contact information for at least 2 professional references to the email or mailing address below. Deadline is May 9th.  No calls please.  Please note:  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an interview.

Apply via email:  devan.morris@sfdph.org

Apply via mail:  Devan Morris, SF Department of Public Health– Program on Health, Equity and Sustainability, 1390 Market Street – Suite 810, SF, CA  94102.

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