We’re Hiring! Be Our Communications Coordinator

2012 Video Ride

You could, among other things, tweet about happenings like this.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a Communications Coordinator to tell the story of our advocacy, outreach, education, and events programming. Much of the work of building a better region for bicycling occurs in meeting rooms and classrooms, on the bike lanes and trails, and in the office—reading laws, regulations, and plans. 

The job of the Communications Coordinator is to share that work with WABA members and supporters, key decision-makers and elected officials, potential funders of future programming, and the general public.

You must love biking, share WABA’s vision for better biking in the region, and enjoy a fast-paced environment in which strong  and strategic communication content is key to organizational success and is a daily (sometimes hourly) need.

See the job description below the jump, and apply for the job here. Continue reading

Be a Trail Ranger!

Between Stanton Road and Pomeroy Road

WABA is hiring three interns to work on D.C.’s trails for the summer through our trail ranger program. Yes, the job requires time spent on the embattled Metropolitan Branch Trail, but it’s not limited to that. Other trails in the city—Suitland Parkway, Anacostia Riverwalk, and Marvin Gaye—require the attention of trail rangers for outreach, communication, and data collection.

We’ve partnered with the Student Conservation Association to hire trail ranger interns. If you’re not part of SCA but interested in working the trail ranger program, the group will work with us to get your application through. We’re seeking a diverse, talented pool of applicants from which to select rangers.

Read the posting below and go through SCA to apply.

For more information about the trail ranger program, contact Garrett Hennigan at garrett.hennigan@waba.org.

The Trail Ranger will:

  • Ride a bicycle daily on the District of Columbia’s trails pulling a lightweight trailer with supplies including first aid kits, maps and bike patch kits.
  • Report large trail maintenance issues to DC311 app
  • Report safety issues to MPD.
  • Check in daily with manager to receive schedule and assignments and weekly meetings with Urban Forestry Administration staff.
  • Help coordinate and staff volunteer trail clean up days with the assistance of manager.
  • Hand out supplies and information to assist trail users (maps, patch kits, etc.)
  • Assist in minor trail cleanup activities, such as sweeping broken glass or posting notices of hazardous trail conditions.
  • Create and establish a reliable feedback mechanism for trail users to submit concerns and issues.

Ideal candidate traits:•    The ability to ride a bike daily throughout the city pulling a lightweight bike trailer.•    A solid understanding of the principles of bicycling safety and traffic law.•    A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.•    A flexible schedule, specifically a willingness to work evenings and weekends.•    The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.

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