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Hiring: Community Outreach Specialist

Job Title: Community Outreach Specialist
Reports to: Best Foot Forward Program Manager
Contract position  

This independent contractor position is ideal for someone who works part-time, is recently retired, is in school, is getting a degree in Planning, Engineering, or Environmental Sciences, is looking to boost resume experience, or is passionate about making our roadways equitable, accessible, and safe.  The Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Initiative seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals to educate Central Floridians about their local pedestrian safety program and drive behavior changes by encouraging road users to practice safe behaviors while driving and walking.

About Bike/Walk Central Florida  

Bike/Walk Central Florida was born out of a belief that few people get into their cars, ride their bikes, or walk across the street with the intention of colliding. However, Central Florida has a history of designing roads for speed and convenience rather than walking or biking; we can no longer accept that biking and walking injuries are inevitable. We believe that it is our duty to protect the most vulnerable road users and make walking and biking in Central Florida the norm.   

 Bike/Walk Central Florida educates and advocates to make communities more walkable, bikeable, and rollable. We strive towards a connected and equitable transportation system that is safe and comfortable for all. BWCF manages the Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Program and the Healthy West Orange Trails Connection on behalf of our partners. The organization also hosts events such as Bike 5 Cities, focusing on comfortable routes for all road users, and Bike/Walk Kids, educating our youth on safe cycling and walking habits.   

Position Summary   

Hourly Rate: $18.00/hour
Mileage Reimbursement: $0.445/mile
Est. Hours: 10-15 per week (flexible and dependent upon events/presentations scheduled)


  • Present to local community groups, ranging from neighborhood associations and rotary clubs to older adults; Respond effectively to citizen inquiries and prepare and maintain a variety of reports and schedules.
  • Table events such as health fairs, farmer’s markets, and community days, distributing resources and having conversations to educate drivers about Florida’s driver yield law.
  • Assist the team to collect surveys from people walking and biking near certain corridors and neighborhoods or at the events for research purposes.
  • Document and prepare reports of outreach activities.
  • Distribute educational materials to local agencies, partners, businesses, and community organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Flexible availability, including weekends, weekdays, and evenings (hours/days may be adjusted as needed) depending on the needs of the community groups and businesses where presentations and events will be conducted.
  • Excellent presentation skills: Must be engaging public speaker who can connect with various audiences and possess consensus-building skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite: SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to travel extensively throughout Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties.

Desired Qualifications

  • Passion for active transportation options such as walking, biking, public transportation, and those programs supporting a healthy community environment.
  • Close attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to track, meet, and maintain deadlines.
  • Ability to work with a diverse team to ensure compliance with all requirements and funding restrictions.
  • Enthusiastic, high-energy, resourceful, and proactive thinker with a sense of urgency.

 Physical Requirements  

  • Extended periods of sitting, walking, and/or standing. 
  • Ability to lift, carry, and or move up to 25 pounds.  
  • Bending, reaching, kneeling. 


Bike/Walk Central Florida provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  

To Apply:  
Please send your résumé to [email protected] with the subject “BFF Outreach Specialist” or click HERE. Please include a brief description sharing why it is important to you to make Central Florida better for people who walk, bike and roll.