We’re hiring an Advocacy Director

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a creative, innovative and effective Advocacy Director to achieve the advocacy goals of the organization outlined in WABA’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. The Advocacy Director will lead a team of four staff advocacy organizers and our extensive volunteer grassroots advocacy network. WABA advocacy focuses on expanding the bicycling network and making the streets safer for people who bike.

The Advocacy Director is a high-profile representative of the organization to the public and media, and is expected to work closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and other key organizational staff to achieve WABA’s advocacy goals.

The ideal candidate must love biking, share WABA’s vision for better biking in the region, and enjoy a working in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and inspire a growing advocacy team, including conducting performance reviews and other managerial/administrative tasks.
  • With input from staff and Advocacy Committee of Board of Directors, set advocacy department’s annual work plan, consistent with the organization’s mission and new strategic plan.
  • Develop, execute and win transportation infrastructure, policy and legislative campaigns as outlined in the WABA Strategic Plan.
  • Develop WABA’s networks and relationships with other non-profits, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies and community leaders
  • Track major projects, public budgets and campaigns that involve or impact bicycling and prioritize effective organizational involvement.
  • Serve as the organizational representative to the media on advocacy issues.
  • Contribute to the organization’s fundraising and development efforts to grow advocacy capacity through membership growth, donation solicitation and grant writing.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated management experience including leading a team, strategic planning and capacity building.
  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate and evaluate employees.
  • Experience advocating for change in a complex environment.
  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, Washington region politics.
  • Experience with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, PACs and the legal restrictions of each.
  • Must be able to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to work closely with others.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers.
  • Bachelor Degree in communication, public policy, urban planning, transportation, political science, or related field.
  • Masters or legal degree desired, though not required.

About WABA

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

WABA’s programs, from youth education to grassroots community organizing, engage residents in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC. Six thousand dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its 46 year history.

WABA is building a region where, in 2020, we’ll see three times the number of people riding bikes. And, by 2035, every single person will live within one mile of a dedicated safe place to bike. We envision a region in which biking is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.

Employment Details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $60,000-$65,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with flex time in exchange.

Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance premiums; vacation, sick, and personal leave; committed colleagues; fun working environment; optional voluntary accident/disability insurance; WABA’s 403(b) retirement program; indoor bike parking; and surprising amounts of ice cream.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

Apply

Send a cover letter and resume as one PDF to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Advocacy Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain posted until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before Monday, February 26. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Be A Trail Superstar, Come Join the Trail Ranger Team!

Ever wanted people to enthusiastically shout “Thank you, you’re awesome” to you on the job? Feel like a trail celebrity? (actual quote from a former Trail Ranger) Be part of a dynamic team of outreach trail champions? Get to directly improve your community through events and maintenance? Be paid to be outside on your bike for five months?

If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, consider applying to be DC’s trail superstars as part of our sixth annual cohort of Trail Rangers. We have a whole host of plans lined up for this season and we are looking for our team. More information and the job description can be found here. Applications are due March 5th 2018 though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier.

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We’re Hiring: Part-Time Trail Rangers

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for five passionate and energetic trail champions with a wide diversity of skills for our 2018 Trail Ranger Team to serve trails and the people who use them throughout the District of Columbia. Now in our sixth season, the program is a beloved presence on our local trails and has a strong reputation as a great working environment with high job satisfaction.

5 people behind a table with lots of outreach material. There is a WABA logo banner behind them, they are under a tent outside on the grass and three of the people are wearing green Trail Ranger shirts. There are 3 men and 2 women.

WABA’s Trail Ranger program encourages trail use through daily trail presence, improved upkeep, trail user assistance and community engagement. Reporting to our DC Trail Ranger Coordinator, Trail Rangers roam nearly 24 miles of trails within the District by bicycle. Trails included in the program are the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Trail, Suitland Parkway Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, and connecting street routes. Trail Rangers act as trail ambassadors, offering a consistent and friendly presence April through September to make them more approachable, enjoyable, and dependable for transportation and recreation.

Intangible benefits include: working outside on those perfect spring days, getting to know your city better through talking with neighbors, profussive thanks from fellow trail users from removing glass and working closely with a dynamic and diverse team. The Trail Ranger season begins April 11th and ends on September 5th, 2018. Pay starts at $15.50 an hour.

You can learn more about the Trail Ranger program here.

Roles & Responsibilities

You will:

  • Spend the majority of your work hours outside, biking on or between trails.
  • Work in shifts with a partner riding bikes at a relaxed, conversational pace, up to 25 miles in a 8 hour shift.
  • Support and encourage trail use with friendly and helpful trail presence, regular maintenance efforts and consistent outreach events, including:
    • Morning coffee outreach.
    • Trail rides.
    • Activity days with local organizations.
  • Help lower barriers to bicycling, build community and build a more robust trail network.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with regular trail users and community members.
    • Bring new users to the trail through community outreach and engagement.
    • Individual conversations with trail neighbors and community groups.
  • Plan and lead cleanups and community events alongside the program coordinator.
  • Perform inspections of trail conditions and maintenance of trail corridors including pruning branches, gathering trash, removing obstructions and clearing debris.
  • Make regular reports on daily trail conditions, needs, and trends.
  • Work with the program coordinator and city agencies to respond to recurring or major trail maintenance issues.
  • Document events, trail updates and developments to keep trail users informed.
  • Be outside in all weather, with the exemption of thunderstorms and other hazardous conditions.
  • Each team member will be individually responsible for an operational project, including: team bike maintenance, tools maintenance, and reporting.
  • Assist at other WABA events as needed.

Requirements

Candidates must have:

  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
  • The willingness to be positive, engaging, and approachable in a public setting.
  • The willingness and enthusiasm to work in a team setting
  • The ability to thrive in a day-to-day self-supervised work environment.
  • The capacity to be available for 16-24 hours per week in 8 hour shifts,
    • Shifts are 6:30 am – 2:30 pm and 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on weekdays, and
    • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on weekends.
    • Work weekends approximately every other weekend.
  • A commitment to work April 11th to September 5th, 2018.
  • The ability to ride a bike up to 25 miles in mixed city traffic and off street trails pulling an up to 30 lbs trailer.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A proven track record for working collaboratively within a team.
  • A firm commitment to WABA’s mission.
  • Excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • Confidence interacting with and serving the public.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and capacity to innovate.
  • The ability to organize time wisely and juggle multiple priorities.

Trail Rangers operate as a team and benefit from the unique skills and talents of each team member. Ideally, one or more team member will have:

  • The knowledge of the principles of safe bicycling and traffic laws in DC.
  • The ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Are competent with basic bicycle maintenance including patching a flat tire and adjusting brakes.
  • Spanish, ASL or Amharic proficiency a strong plus.
  • Previous experience with one of our program trails and the neighborhoods they connect
  • Previous experience as a DC Trail Ranger

WABA is committed to:

  • Providing opportunities to learn new skills.
  • Promoting and building an inclusive, collaborative team environment.
  • Orientation and team management that prioritizes your well-being, including training in preventing common cycling injuries.
  • Doing our best to have a consistent schedule that respects your time and outside obligations.
  • Providing all the tools, bikes and materials needed to perform the job.

This position is part-time from April 11th, 2018 through September 5th, 2018 for approximately 16 – 20 hours per week. Compensation starts at $15.50 per hour.

Please apply by filling out an application here. We strongly prefer that resumes be uploaded through the application portal but if you encounter issues,  resumes can be sent to jobs@waba.org with “Trail Ranger” as the subject line. The Trail Ranger team benefits from a wide range of skills and life experiences, please include what unique skills you would bring to the team. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until March 5th though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier. Phone interviews will begin March 5th, hiring decisions will be made by March 26th and team orientation will be April 11th – April 13th. Phone calls only if you do not have easy internet access please.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

We’re hiring: Membership & Development Coordinator

Overview

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks an enthusiastic, process-oriented Membership & Development Coordinator to manage WABA’s individual membership program and support fundraising activities. We need a systems thinker with great attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills. The Membership & Development Coordinator will operationalize, maintain, and grow the membership program; manage and maintain the member and donor database; and represent WABA in the community.

The Membership & Development Coordinator reports to the Development Director, works closely with WABA’s Events Coordinator and Business Partnership Coordinator, and collaborates with all staff to integrate membership throughout our programs. As a smaller—but quickly growing!—nonprofit, all staff are required to assist with general organization-wide duties and at major events.


Responsibilities & Activities

  • Meet and exceed individual membership membership recruitment and retention goals.
  • Manage and maintain WABA’s member and donor CRM with precision; process memberships and donations; produce timely and compelling acknowledgments.
  • Develop, implement, and execute two annual membership drives, including Bike to Work Day.
  • Collaborate with and support WABA staff to effectively grow and promote membership through outreach, events, and education.
  • Collaborate with the communications team to create and regularly update membership and donor communications: digital, in-person, and beyond.
  • Design and implement occasional membership appreciation and engagement activities, from in-person events and surveys to managing membership perks.
  • Represent WABA at community events, on-street outreach, Combined Federal Campaign fairs, and more.
  • Manage WABA merchandise, including maintaining inventory, fulfilling online orders and managing sales at events.
  • Coordinate with staff to organize volunteers; promote and facilitate the “Earn a Membership” program.
  • Support the Development Director in various development functions, including prospect research, donor cultivation, launching a major donor society, and direct mail.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated success in—and a passion for!—fundraising;
  • A process-oriented, systematic way of thinking;
  • Previous CRM database management experience, ideally with Salesforce; and
  • Experience with direct mail and email campaigns.

Additional required skills include:

  • The ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously and follow through on commitments;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written;
  • Good writing skills and a commitment to quality work;
  • Strong computer literacy with specific experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google office suite;
  • A willingness to jump in and help out the team; and
  • An enthusiastic commitment to WABA’s mission.

About WABA

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

WABA’s programs, from youth education to grassroots community organizing, engage residents in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC. Six thousand dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its 46 year history.

WABA is building a region where, in 2020, we’ll see three times the number of people riding bikes. And, by 2035, every single person will live within one mile of a dedicated safe place to bike. We envision a region in which biking is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.

Employment Details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $36,000-$40,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with flex time in exchange.

Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance premiums; vacation, sick, and personal leave; committed colleagues; fun working environment; optional voluntary accident/disability insurance; WABA’s 403(b) retirement program; indoor bike parking; and surprising amounts of ice cream.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

Apply

Send a cover letter and resume as one PDF to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Membership & Development Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain posted until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before Monday, February 26. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We’re Hiring: Bookkeeper (part-time)

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks an organized professional to manage the financial record keeping of our growing non-profit organization.

Position Overview

WABA is the region’s leading bicycle advocacy and education non-profit organization, working to make a healthier, more connected region. WABA is growing, and doubled in staff size and budget over the past ten years. The staff Bookkeeper primary responsibility is to manages the organization’s financial records. The ideal candidate will be a critical administrative team member to support and sustain WABA’s planned future growth.

The Bookkeeper will report to Executive Director, and work with the senior leadership team, new Operations Coordinator, and Board of Directors. This important member will manage accounts receivable and payable, account recognilcation, prepare bank deposits, and other bookkeeping tasks to maintain WABA’s healthy and clean financial position.

Position Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for data entry into electronic accounting system and integrity of accounting system data,
  • Processes invoices and prepares checks for signature,
  • Makes bank deposits,
  • Assist with payroll processing,
  • Maintains general ledger,
  • Prepares monthly and year-end financial reports,
  • Reconciles all bank accounts,
  • Mails vendor checks,
  • Manages Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable,
  • Reviews all incoming and outgoing invoices,
  • Manages the petty cash fund,
  • Processes all inter-account bank transfer.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience or competency in the following:
  • 2+ years of professional experience in non-profit or business accounting/bookkeeping,
  • Bachelors or Associate degree in accounting, business management or similar field,
  • Extensive experience with Quickbooks accounting software and intermediate Microsoft Excel skills,
  • Organization and professionalism,
  • Interpersonal communication skills,
  • Impeccable attention to detail,
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, keeping multiple projects moving forward simultaneously.
  • Technological fluency. WABA uses Google Suite office tools (Gmail, Calendar Drive, etc.) and Microsoft Office.

About Us

WABA staff members are hard-working, dedicated people who enjoy a casual work environment and frequent opportunities to go on a bike ride. Working for WABA, you’ll join a team that is committed to improving the Washington region through biking advocacy, education and outreach. Colleagues are committed, passionate, inclusive and fun-loving.

Employment Benefits & Details

  • Part-time employment, 20-25 hours/week,
  • Pay of $20/hour,
  • A flexible schedule,
  • Paid sick time and 10 paid holidays
  • The position is based in the WABA office in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. Occasional evening and weekend work is required, and met with reasonable flexibility during the week.
  • WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to jobs@waba.org with “Bookkeeper” in the subject line. In your application materials, please help us understand how you would contribute to the diversity of WABA’s staff, and let us know where you learned about the position.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please, no phone calls.

We’re hiring a Communications Coordinator.

 

Can you write a good subject line? Find the emotional core of a technical policy document? Build just the right audience for an advocacy action?

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks a talented and enthusiastic writer and editor with a rich understanding of modern advocacy tools and strategy to join our communications department.

The WABA Communications Team:

  • Ensures that high quality, actionable, relevant content gets to members, supporters, the press, and the public.
  • Provides communication strategy and implementation support to our internal departments.
  • Maintains a consistent, appealing brand across all WABA platforms—digital, print, and in-person.

Communications Coordinator Responsibilities:

Writing and editing: Create and edit engaging, relevant content about WABA’s work.

Team support: Support content, press, design, and social media for the WABA’s Advocacy, Programs and Fundraising teams.

Social Media:

  • Provide quick, relevant, and friendly responses to social media enquiries.
  • Monitor relevant ongoing social media conversations
  • Ensure that WABA content is broadcast on social media channels

Press Relations:

  • Write, edit and distribute press releases and media advisories.
  • Direct press inquiries to appropriate staff and occasionally field them.

Communications Calendar: Manage a communications calendar to keep WABA’s audiences informed and engaged, but not overwhelmed.

Design: Occasional graphic content development consistent with WABA’s visual identity.

Newsletter: Project manage and edit WABA’s quarterly print newsletter.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Experience working with
    • A CRM database
    • An email marketing platform
    • WordPress or similar CMS.
    • Microsoft Office / G-Suite (Gmail, Drive, Docs, Etc.)
  • Project management experience – particularly related to content creation and publication
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Useful (but not required) skills:

  • GIS / mapping tools
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photography
  • Video and editing
  • Professional social media experience

Benefits:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Expected salary range is $38,000 to $41,000
  • Work at the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
  • Committed colleagues and a fun working environment.
  • Participate in a 403(b) retirement program after one-year’s service.
  • Optional voluntary accident and disability insurance programs.

About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association:

Making bicycling better through advocacy and education, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) promotes biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation. With 6,000 members region-wide, WABA serves bicyclists throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Contact:

Send a cover letter, resume, and two professional writing samples to jobs@waba.org with Communications Coordinator in the subject line. If you have design experience, feel free to share a portfolio as well.

No phone calls please.

Position available immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

We’re Hiring: Operations Coordinator

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks an organized professional to manage operations of our growing non-profit organization.

Position Overview

WABA is the region’s leading bicycle advocacy and education organization, working to make a healthier, more connected region. WABA is growing, and doubled in staff size and budget over the past ten years. The Operations Coordinator is a new position with lots of opportunity for growth alongside the organization. The ideal candidate will be a critical administrative team member to support and sustain WABA’s planned future growth.  

The Operations Coordinator will be a critical administrative team member and will work with the Executive Director, senior leadership team, and bookkeeper to manage daily office operations, improve office systems, support Human Resources activities, and assist with finance and compliance.

Operations Coordinator Job Activities:

  • Manage and coordinate daily office operations, including:
    • office and IT equipment care and upkeep;
    • facility maintenance, repairs, and improvements;
    • mail reception and shipments;
    • office supply inventory management; and
    • other related tasks to ensure a productive, high-functioning workplace.
  • Manage non-profit administrative tasks and assist with compliance;
  • Improve and innovate existing systems to streamline operations and/or develop new systems;
  • Support office bookkeeper with regular accounting procedures and tasks, such as monthly credit card reconciliation, expense allocations and documentation;
  • Support human resources by
    • Assisting with staff development activities to help keep employees engaged and learning;
    • Maintaining employee files and benefit administration;
    • Supporting payroll processing;
  • Support WABA’s three core teams (outreach and education, advocacy, and fund development) as needed during events and busy seasons;
  • Continually seek to improve and innovate operations that support WABA’s growth; and
  • Support the Executive Director with special projects and other duties as they arise.

Other duties as assigned.

  • As a new position, there will be continuous opportunity for the ideal candidate to take on additional responsibilities within the organization, including, but not limited to, fund development activities, a leadership role in WABA’s transition to new office space, events execution, or additional financial management and budgetary responsibilities.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience or competency in the following:

  • 0-2+ years of professional experience in non-profit or business operations and administration,
  • Experience or knowledge of human resources and accounting concepts,
  • Keen organization skills,
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills,
  • Impeccable attention to detail,
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, keeping multiple projects moving forward simultaneously.
  • Technological fluency. WABA uses Google Suite office tools (Gmail, Calendar Drive, etc.) and Microsoft Office.

About Us

WABA staff members are hard-working, dedicated people who enjoy a casual work environment and frequent opportunities to go on a bike ride. Working for WABA, you’ll join a team that is committed to improving the Washington region through biking advocacy, education and outreach. Colleagues are committed, passionate, inclusive and fun-loving.  

Employment Benefits & Details

  • Expected salary for qualified candidates is mid-30s.
  • Full-time employment.
  • 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance premiums,
  • A flexible schedule
  • Comprehensive vacation, sick, and personal leave
  • 5% match to WABA’s 403(b) retirement program after a year of employment.

The position is based in the WABA office in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. Occasional evening and weekend work is required, and met with reasonable flexibility during the week.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to jobs@waba.org with “Operations Coordinator” in the subject line. In your application materials, please help us understand how you would contribute to the diversity of WABA’s staff, and let us know where you learned about the position.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please, no phone calls.