Still Seeking a Full Time D.C. Bike Ambassador Program Coordinator

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Photo Courtesy of former Bike Ambassador Coordinator, Megan McCarty

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a full-time coordinator for the DC Bike Ambassador program, an innovative grassroots approach to bicycle outreach and encouragement.

The DC Bike Ambassadors are educators and enthusiasts who work to bring better bicycling to the people of the District. Ambassadors are carefully selected for a love of bicycling, an understanding of the benefits that bikes can bring to communities, and effective communication skills. They can be found out on the streets day and night to promote bicycling and act as two-wheeled role models in our city.

The DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Bike Ambassador program, including volunteer recruitment, training and coordination, event scheduling and staffing, developing new strategies and approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement, and online program support and marketing. The DC Bike Ambassador coordinator will develop, produce and distribute bicycle safety publications, implement bike safety and education presentations, manage volunteer coordination and training efforts, participate in WABA events (both on- and off-bike), and maintain and expand the Bike Ambassador program’s unique trailer program. The position will report to WABA’s Outreach Coordinator.

Responsibilities

 The DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator will:

  1. Develop the calendar of Ambassador events and appear in public as the face of area bicycling.
  2. Communicate an effective and encouraging message about bikes and bicycling to employers, employees, cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and the press.
  3. Develop and implement Ambassador events, including: scheduling, logistics, planning, volunteer coordination, loading and unloading, staffing events, and pulling the bicycle trailer(s).
  4. Run the Bike Ambassador Trailer program, which involves pulling an advertising/public awareness bike trailer to target bicyclist, motorist and pedestrian behaviors.
  5. Administer all aspects of the program, including: budgeting, volunteer recruitment/coordination, data entry, organization/inventory, equipment maintenance, clerical work, grant reporting, etc.
  6. Assist WABA in a non-Ambassador program capacity as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

 The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A strong commitment to WABA’s mission and be a skillful and committed bicyclist with a solid understanding of the principles of bicycling safety and traffic law.
  2. At least two years of combined experience in: project management, events planning/management, marketing and/or volunteer coordination.
  3. Supervisory experience a plus.
  4. Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
  5. A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  6. Experience with Microsoft Office, Facebook and Twitter (for professional purposes), experience with Salsa/Democracy in Action and WordPress a plus.
  7. The ability to pull a bicycle trailer weighing 20 lbs. for 1-3 hours.
  8. The ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  9. The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.
  10. Conversational fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  11. Prior League of American Bicyclist Instructor certification a plus.

Benefits include flexible schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave, and WABA’s retirement and health insurance programs. Compensation: low to mid-$30K’s. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week.

 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 4,000 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 with a resume to jobs@waba.org.  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, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.

 

Seeking a Full Time DC Bike Ambassador Program Coordinator

 

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The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a full-time coordinator for the DC Bike Ambassador program, an innovative grassroots approach to bicycle outreach and encouragement.

The DC Bike Ambassadors are educators and enthusiasts who work to bring better bicycling to the people of the District. Ambassadors are carefully selected for a love of bicycling, an understanding of the benefits that bikes can bring to communities, and effective communication skills. They can be found out on the streets day and night to promote bicycling and act as two-wheeled role models in our city.

The DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Bike Ambassador program, including volunteer recruitment, training and coordination, event scheduling and staffing, developing new strategies and approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement, and online program support and marketing. The DC Bike Ambassador coordinator will develop, produce and distribute bicycle safety publications, implement bike safety and education presentations, manage volunteer coordination and training efforts, participate in WABA events (both on- and off-bike), and maintain and expand the Bike Ambassador program’s unique trailer program. The position will report to WABA’s Outreach Coordinator.

Responsibilities

 The DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator will:

  1. Develop the calendar of Ambassador events and appear in public as the face of area bicycling.
  2. Communicate an effective and encouraging message about bikes and bicycling to employers, employees, cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and the press.
  3. Develop and implement Ambassador events, including: scheduling, logistics, planning, volunteer coordination, loading and unloading, staffing events, and pulling the bicycle trailer(s).
  4. Run the Bike Ambassador Trailer program, which involves pulling an advertising/public awareness bike trailer to target bicyclist, motorist and pedestrian behaviors.
  5. Administer all aspects of the program, including: budgeting, volunteer recruitment/coordination, data entry, organization/inventory, equipment maintenance, clerical work, grant reporting, etc.
  6. Assist WABA in a non-Ambassador program capacity as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

 The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A strong commitment to WABA’s mission and be a skillful and committed bicyclist with a solid understanding of the principles of bicycling safety and traffic law.
  2. At least two years of combined experience in: project management, events planning/management, marketing and/or volunteer coordination.
  3. Supervisory experience a plus.
  4. Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
  5. A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  6. Experience with Microsoft Office, Facebook and Twitter (for professional purposes), experience with Salsa/Democracy in Action and WordPress a plus.
  7. The ability to pull a bicycle trailer weighing 20 lbs. for 1-3 hours.
  8. The ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  9. The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.
  10. Conversational fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  11. Prior League of American Bicyclist Instructor certification a plus.

Benefits include flexible schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave, and WABA’s retirement and health insurance programs. Compensation: low to mid-$30K’s. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week.

 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 4,000 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 link to a simple 30-second video describing why you are the person for the job along with a resume to jobs@waba.org.  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, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.

 

Do You Like Bike Parking? Want to Make it Better in DC?


WABA seeks a Bicycle Parking Program Coordinator to assess locations for bike parking and to install bike racks throughout the District. This is a unique job. It involves traveling the city, often by bike pulling a trailer and carrying tools, to install bike parking racks. It also involves becoming a resource to answer bike parking-related questions for businesses and property owners. You will need to be willing and able to bike with a trailer, lift 50 pounds (occasionally more), learn appropriate installation techniques and use a hammer drill safely. You will also need to become an expert on the regulations governing bike parking requirements and installations in public space.

Most importantly, you need to be detail-oriented and self-directed, and committed to making the District better for bicycling one bike rack at a time.

Benefits include flexible schedule, pro-rated vacation, sick and personal leave and WABA’s retirement and health insurance programs. The position is part-time, 32 hours per week.

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 4,000 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 describing why you are the person for the job along with a resume to jobs@waba.org. No phone calls please.

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, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.

WABA Hiring for 2012 East of the Anacostia Program Manager

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a dedicated, self-motivated lover of bicycling to assist in planning and executing major components of our East of the Anacostia 2012 Bicycle Outreach initiative. This is an expansion of our successful 2011 program, and includes distribution community engagement and outreach materials and organization of educational offerings, bicycle repair clinics, bike rides, and community events. The project area is the District of Columbia east of the Anacostia River, with specific emphasis on the Congress Heights, Anacostia, and St. Elizabeth’s areas.

The East of the Anacostia Program Manager will have primary day-to-day responsibility for delivery of bicycling outreach through one-on-one, grassroots community engagement, and will be responsible for coordinating logistics of numerous special outreach events to communicate to community members the value of bicycling as a viable form of affordable, healthy, sustainable transportation.

This position is partly grant funded and is anticipated to run through mid-August 2012. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about bicycling, a strong communicator, knowledgeable about the community to be served, organized. Hours are largely flexible, but weekend work will be required. The majority of the work will be outdoors, interacting with the public, or in outdoor community events, but the Program Manager will also be responsible for planning and preparing draft and final reports for supervisors and funders.

The Program Manager role is an ideal position for a candidate seeking to demonstrate project management and grant management capability, as these will be key components in addition to the direct delivery of community outreach services.

The Program Manager will report directly to the Executive Director, and will be directed by WABA program staff in various areas of specific expertise. This will afford the  candidate the opportunity to learn from professionals in the fields of event planning, community planning, grassroots organizing, online activism, and outreach.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission;
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills;
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed;
  • The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun, but sometimes demanding environment;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress.

Benefits include flexible schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave. Compensation: $15/hour. This position is part-time, 20-25 hours/week.

This will not be an easy job, as it will require significant dedication, a combination of mental and physical work, and a great deal of motivation. But WABA is committed to finding a committed candidate and providing the support needed to allow that candidate to learn, lead, and construct a portfolio of success unavailable in many positions.

And you get to ride a bike much of the day. (If that’s not appealing to you, you’re not the right candidate.)

Contact

Send a cover letter describing why you are the person for the job along with a resume to jobs@waba.org. 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, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.

WABA is Looking for Interns, Apply Today!

WABA is looking for two interns for this fall. Both internships will involve improving our advocacy and outreach capacity to specific underserved communities of cyclists. These positions are unpaid, but WABA is happy to work with local colleges and universities to provide course credit to any student looking for experience in transportation/bicycle advocacy or community outreach and organizing.

Bicycling Advocacy & Outreach Intern – Spanish Language

Bicycling Advocacy & Outreach Intern – Women’s Cycling

Applying is easy, just send your cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org and we’ll be in touch!

WABA Seeks Membership Intern

WABA currently seeks a Membership Intern to assist with data entry, customer service and many other important administrative needs. We’re seeking a 15 hour a week commitment for a minimum of three months.  Read on for full details.

Membership Intern

Position Overview

The Membership Services Intern will gain firsthand knowledge of all WABA departments, but most work will be specifically with the membership department.  Work includes assisting with membership fulfillment processes, database development, member resource development, assistance at membership related events and other tasks as assigned.

This internship offers a flexible schedule with a fifteen-hour-a-week commitment for at least three months. This position is based in Washington, DC. The position is not paid, but a small stipend may be available. We can work with academic requirements you may have, to help you earn course credit, and give you a unique opportunity to connect to a growing network of organizations making significant community improvements.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Specific experience working with influential non-profit organization
  • Experience working with database CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Software
  • Outreach work with state and local organizations
  • Academic credit, by working with your academic institution’s internship program

Requirements

Essential:

  • Interest in Outreach
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Track record of working well on team projects
Helpful:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with the web, content management, and databases
  • Familiarity with local biking issues
  • Located in Washington, DC

On-going tasks for Membership Intern

  • Processing memberships and renewals and store items
  • Responding to membership concerns via email, phone and at events
  • Outreach to potential members
  • Researching new prospect member and supporter/partner organizations
  • Assisting with the coordination of direct mail to members (thank you letters, etc)
  • Updating database with new members, partners, and prospects
  • Other duties as assigned

Please send a letter of interest, your resume, & references to jobs@waba.org