Contractor Needed to assist with writing and graphic design

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Feet First is hiring a contractor to assist with writing and graphic design to formalize materials used for walk to school campaigns.

This project must be completed by June 20th.  The total budget for this project is $5,000. Travel to meetings will be the responsibility of the contractor.

Deliverable Requested: Create a guide called:  How to Develop a Safe Routes to School Encouragement Campaign At Your School. The goal is to incorporate walk to school campaign materials into an easy-to-use reference guide. (This is not a comprehensive Safe Routes to School guide, but rather complement to the materials currently available.) The material is to be provided to interested people developing school based programs.

Material from contractor will be provided in InDesign files and digital format producible for print and web. All material produced is the copyright of Feet First.

The guide’s content will consist of Microsoft Word documents already created and in use by Feet First.  The goal of this project is to strengthen messaging and unify the look of pre-existing materials.  Materials provided by Feet First to be incorporated into the guide include:

  • How-to manual for PTAs, school champions and/or other volunteers
  • Walk to school campaign fliers
  • Walk to school campaign newsletter article template
  • Walk to school campaign sample press release
  • Walking School Bus form
  • Volunteer recruitment form
  • Nature watcher book
  • Walk to school campaign punch cards
  • Walk to school campaign sign-ins for kids
  • Green Foot / clip art



  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of print process
  • Strong design skills using InDesign and Illustrator
  • Experience with developing school-based campaigns and events, either as a parent or staff person

Applications are due Wednesday, May 4th.  Send a resume, cover letter, three references and examples of work by email or mail to: Lisa Quinn, Executive Director 314 First Avenue South, Seattle WA 98104  No phone calls, please. For more information about Feet First, visit: For more information about Safe Routes to School in WA, visit:

More about Safe Routes to School:

There is a wealth of personal and societal benefit in the simple practice of walking to school.  In the past 30 years, active commuting has quietly taken second place to car culture, and today a mere 13% of children arrive at school on their own two feet.  The results are skyrocketing rates of childhood obesity, related health problems, environmental degradation, safety and general quality of life issues, which disproportionately affect urban poor, new immigrants and people of color.


Post position: April 25, 2011

Position closes: May 4, 2011

Interviews: May 9, 2011

Contractor Hired: May 10, 2011

Contract Ends: June 20, 2011

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