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City of New York Middle and High School Team Leader in New York, New York

Job Description

The NYC Department of Transportation, Office of Safety Education (SEO) is seeking a Middle/High School Team Leader to head up a team of Safety Educators providing Vision Zero traffic safety education programs for students in Grades 6-12, teen and young adult drivers and other at-risk populations, including adult drivers and New Yorkers with physical, cognitive and language challenges, to help eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries. The Middle/High School Team Leader will report directly to the SEO Director of Curricula and Program Planning and will assist with all aspects of planning school-based education programs. Responsibilities will include: serving as a lead educator to provide Grade 6-12 traffic safety education programs in schools across the city; supervising other Safety Educators who provide educational programs in schools; assisting with the development and pilot testing of new curricula and activities; helping to onboard new staff and providing coaching and feedback for other educators; and coordinating staff trainings and meetings related to education programs. The Middle/High School Team Leader will oversee the work of other educators in scheduling programs to ensure they maintain full outreach calendar, meet outreach benchmarks and complete program reports in a timely manner. The Team Leader will develop and maintain working relationships with school and community program staff, Community Boards, and other neighborhood organizations and will provide trainings to health and safety professionals and other traffic safety educators, interns, and community volunteers working with our office. The Team Leader will coordinate and conduct outreach and education programs for drivers including mandated Dangerous Vehicle Abatement Program (DVAP) classes for drivers with high numbers of speeding and red-light camera tickets. The Team Leader will also conduct on-street outreach in target communities with high numbers of traffic fatalities and injuries, participate in STOP-DWI tabling events, bike safety events to fit and distribute helmets (including some overtime events); and participate in health fairs and other seasonal outreach events to serve the public as a traffic safety expert. The Team Leader will be expected to become certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians to conduct car safety seat inspections for child caregivers and may operate car seat fitting stations.


  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or

  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or

  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

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The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.