Transportation Marketing Associate

Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.

GDS seeks a transportation associate to support the school’s efforts to reduce traffic to campus. This position is a 12 month position and starts ASAP. This individual will report to and collaborate with the Director of Auxiliary and Extended Learning Programs and Strategic Projects. 

Transportation responsibilities could include the following:

  • Motivate and cheerlead the community about commuting options

  • Serve as point person for parents, students, staff, guests, etc. with questions related to their commutes

  • Manage the school’s carline software, including communication between the school and the provider and the school and families

  • Engage with students in sustainability activities related to encouraging the reduction of single occupancy vehicle use

  • Coordinate with the school’s transportation director on possible bus stops based on shifting addresses in the community

  • Monitor the schools’ zoning agreements to ensure that we are meeting appropriate benchmarks

  • Educate the community about biking and vanpooling options as well as new-to-the-market commuting technologies such as e-bikes and e-scooters

  • Coordinate trainings related to pedestrian, biking, and commuter safety

  • Organize a summer routes to school celebration for families to try out their new school bus route before the school year begins

  • Investigate options for coordinated transportation through existing city transit programs such as the DC circulator

  • Produce print and electronic communications for internal and external constituents about transportation initiatives in partnership with the school communications department

  • Organize social media campaigns related to the school’s transportation initiatives

  • Maintain the transportation-related areas of the school’s website

  • Serve as transportation ambassador at various school events, actively engaging community members in in-person conversations

  • Coordinate with the school’s human resources and benefits manager as relates to the commuter benefits programs

  • Work with the Director of Auxiliary and Extended Learning Programs and Strategic Projects to manage the transportation budget

  • Coordinate regular, required trip counts

  • Stay abreast of transportation-related news and industry developments and share out as appropriate

  • Organize school events related to Car Free Day, Bike to Work Day, Walk/Bike to School Day, Dump the Pump Day, Earth Day, etc.

  • Organize and analyze transportation surveys as required

  • Support summer commute information needs

  • Organize communication efforts to update the Tenleytown neighborhood, ANC3E, Tenleytown Mainstreet, and other key organizations of GDS’ transportation efforts (initiatives, successes, and challenges) 

  • Support other projects in the Auxiliary and Strategic Projects department as needed, including risk management

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • BA or higher and a background in transportation planning, marketing, communications, urban planning, environmental planning, civil engineering, energy and/or environmental policy or similar field

  • Prior experience in public relations, marketing, communications or customer service 

  • Background or interest in working with middle and high school students

  • Passion for the environment and transportation

  • The ability to quickly collate information and problem-solve

  • Some experience with website CMS and web development

  • Familiarity with GIS modeling software

  • Prior experience working with a database


Required skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Facility with microsoft excel and formulas

  • Experience with GSuite and/or Microsoft Office Suite

How to Apply

Step 1: GDS Employment Application (PDF)

Download the GDS employment application. Print the application to fill out by hand or download the PDF to your desktop and then open the document with Acrobat Reader and type directly into the PDF. Please note: Adding content in your browser window will not save the content.

Step 2: Online Employment Application

Interested candidates should complete the online employment application and upload a résumé, cover letter, the GDS employment application from step 1, and contact information for three professional references. All materials should be addressed to the Hiring & Recruitment department.
Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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