WE’RE HIRING: VISION ZERO CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks a strategic community organizer to lead our program to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the Washington Region within the decade. (Learn more about our Vision Zero campaign here.)

Position Overview

Traffic fatalities are preventable. For too long, we have been conditioned to accept that crashes on our roads are the inevitable price we pay for convenient and efficient transportation. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We know how to design roads to be so safe that even when people make mistakes, no one gets killed. We know what kinds of traffic laws and enforcement make the streets safer for all users. What we need is the public support to implement these solutions. That’s where you come in.

The Vision Zero Campaign Coordinator will act as a community organizer, mobilizing support to keep the District moving forward with commitments to Vision Zero, and support neighboring jurisdictions to make their own Vision Zero commitments. The Coordinator will work to build better relationships between the bicycling community and law enforcement.

Vision Zero Coordinator Job Activities:

Vision Zero Advocacy

  • Build community support for Vision Zero through Safe Street workshops, days of action, neighborhood safety audits, and other community engagement activities;
  • Analyze publicly available crash data to produce think pieces and reports that support our advocacy for safer streets;
  • Act as a resource to victims of crashes through the WABA Crash Tracker;
  • Organize “What to do after a crash” and other relevant community workshops;
  • Help organize a regional Vision Zero summit

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

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

  • Grassroots or community organizing
  • Event planning
  • Commitment to equity and social justice
  • Policy or legal work (preferred, not required)
  • Experience working with a regional transportation department or planning agency (preferred, not required)

Additional required skills:

  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Technological fluency. The coordinator will create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with our members and the public via a myriad of online organizing tools, including WordPress and Salsa. The advocacy team uses Google office tools (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office tools to collaborate on work.

About Us

Washington Area Bicyclist Association works 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.

Employment Details

The salary for qualified candidates is mid-40s. The position is full-time. Benefits include employer covered health/dental insurance, generous flex and comp time policy, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, fun working environment, and WABA’s 403(b) retirement program.

The position is based in the WABA office in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

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 Tamara Evans at jobs@waba.org with “Vision Zero Campaign 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.

If you are selected for an interview, we will request three writing samples, one persuasive and one policy analysis.

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: Outreach Coordinator

Biking is growing faster than ever in the Washington region and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is a dynamic, fun, and committed local organization propelling this change. Much of WABA’s work involves meeting new people, answering questions, and providing opportunities to show just how incredible biking can be.

WABA is looking for a full-time outreach coordinator to manage innovative, community-focused bicycle engagement programs in the DC region.

The outreach coordinator is responsible for managing WABA’s outreach  volunteer corps, including recruitment, training and communications, scheduling and staffing events, pop-up activities, rides, and more throughout the region, developing new strategies and approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement, and online program support and marketing. This position will report to WABA’s Programs Director.

Responsibilities

The Outreach Coordinator will:

  1. Coordinate an engaging DC Bike Ambassador program, including but not limited to:
    1. Volunteer management
    2. Communications strategy, including email, social media, and blog posts
    3. Events, activities, and rides in all wards of DC
    4. Targeted outreach to communities underserved by WABA and bicycling, including but not limited to spanish-speakers, the deaf community, seniors, and residents of wards 4, 5, 7, and 8.
  2. Communicate an effective and encouraging message about bikes and bicycling to employers, employees, bicyclists, motorists, pedestrians and the press.
  3. Develop a robust restaurant and hotel outreach program that expands WABA’s reach to include bicyclists who have non-traditional commuting hours.
  4. Administer all aspects of WABA’s current and future outreach programs, including: budgeting, volunteer recruitment/coordination, data entry, organization/inventory, equipment maintenance, clerical work, grant reporting, etc.
  5. With the Programs Director, develop outreach strategies and goals for communities outside of the District.
  6. Assist WABA in a non-outreach program capacity as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A strong commitment to WABA’s mission and willingness to 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 up to 50% outside of traditional business hours (including mornings before 9am, evenings after 5pm, and weekends).
  6. Experience with Microsoft Office, social media platforms, WordPress, customer service relations database a plus.
  7. The ability to lift at least 50 lbs and to pull a bicycle trailer weighing 10 lbs. for 1-3 hours.
  8. The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.
  9. Conversational fluency in Spanish and/or ASL strongly preferred.
  10. League of American Bicyclist Instructor certification (LCI) a plus.

Benefits

  • Full-time employment.
  • Expected salary range is $38,000-$43,000.
  • Work at the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.
  • 100% employer covered health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Flexible work schedule, 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 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, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

 

Work for WABA: Membership Coordinator Job Opening

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic, detail-oriented membership coordinator to manage WABA’s growing membership program. We need a go-getter with strong and sincere people skills; someone with enthusiasm for WABA’s mission, and the qualifications necessary to identify, engage, and recruit potential individual members, business members, and donors. The Membership Coordinator serves as the liaison to our 6,000+ members.

The Membership Coordinator will report to the Director of Development and work directly with WABA staff to integrate membership throughout our programs. WABA is growing organization, and on occasion, all staff are asked to assist in general duties and at major events.

Our Mission
WABA works 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.

Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed individual membership and business membership recruitment and retention goals.
  • Oversee member benefits/discount partnership program. Secure new member benefit partners and promoting existing partners.
  • Collaborate with WABA staff to effectively grow and promote membership through our outreach, events, education, and communications.
  • Coordinate membership appreciation events and represent WABA at our events, other community events, and through pop-up, on-street outreach to engage area bicyclists and actively sell memberships.
  • Manage the WABA merchandise, including maintaining inventory, fulfilling online orders and managing pop-up shops at events. Manage and maintain WABA’s membership database.
  • Coordinate with staff to recruit, train, organize, and oversee volunteers, manage the volunteer database, and coordinate volunteer activities to meet organizational goals.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Directors Membership Committee.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated success in a sales or fundraising position,
  • A high attention to organization, detail, and communication,
  • The ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously and follow through on commitments,
  • A self-motivated approach, able to manage programs and campaigns independently,
  • Previous CRM database management experience, ideally using Salsalabs, SalesForce, or similar,
  • Experience with direct mail and email membership campaigns,
  • Strong computer literacy with specific experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and google office suite,
  • An enthusiastic commitment to WABA’s mission.

Benefits

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. Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance, flexible work schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, fun working environment, optional voluntary accident/disability insurance and WABA’s 403(b) retirement program.

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.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Membership Coordinator” in the subject line. Please 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 Friday, May 12th, 2017. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Work for WABA: Events Coordinator Job Opening

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a full-time Events Coordinator to plan, implement, promote, and manage WABA special events, as well as provide support for new events and programs.

About WABA

WABA works 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.

Job Description

The Events Coordinator position will work to achieve the following objectives: successfully lead WABA’s existing events in order to create a safe and welcoming space for WABA Members and supporters to be part of a community that celebrates and promotes bicycling; engage with and help expand other WABA programs, ensuring that events promote membership, grow volunteers, and advance our advocacy, education, and outreach initiatives; grow WABA’s events portfolio through meaningful partnerships, corporate sponsorships, and new innovative events and rides to support the WABA mission.

The Events Coordinator position is best for someone who is highly organized, likes to be in charge of their own projects, can manage many logistics at once, is skilled at delegating specific tasks to people, enjoys creating memorable experiences for others, connects the importance of events and community-building to carrying out our mission, can creatively solve problems, and knows how to breathe deeply and communicate well when managing stressful situations.

Responsibilities:

The Events Coordinator will:

  1. Deliver high-quality events to members and supporters,
  2. Manage all event logistics, including: securing venues, managing volunteers, running registration and promotion plans, tracking event budgets, and managing day-of logistics,
  3. Perform general administration tasks, including: updating content on website using WordPress, writing blog posts, data entry, tracking supplies inventory, and answering event emails and phone calls,
  4. Coordinate partnerships and event opportunities with affiliate organizations,
  5. Coordinate WABA’s bike racks, and supply racks for bike parking for WABA events and occasional partner events,
  6. Support Development, Events and Membership Team in soliciting corporate sponsors,
  7. Provide general support for WABA’s outreach, advocacy, and education initiatives as needed.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. One to two years of special events and event planning experience, including experience planning events and/or carrying out programs for non-profits, sports teams, membership organizations, or outdoor recreation groups or clubs,
  2. A commitment to and the ability to stay on task, pay close attention to detail, remain organized, and ensure event deliverables are executed on time,
  3. Excellent communications skills via email, phone, and in-person, as well as good public speaking skills,
  4.  A flexible schedule, specifically the ability to work nights and weekends leading up to and during WABA events, and the ability to begin event set up early in the morning and/or finish event break down late at night,
  5. A current driver’s license, clean driving record, and the willingness to drive and parallel park a work van and a 14-foot moving truck,
  6. The ability to lift 40-50 pounds, and the ability to load/unload event supplies in and out of a cargo van or moving truck for special events,
  7. Marketing, promotional, and social media skills, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,
  8. The ability to work independently often, as well as the ability to learn from and work closely with others,
  9. An excitement for and interest in bicycling,
  10. A strong commitment to WABA’s mission of advocating for better bicycling across the region,
  11. An understanding and commitment to safe bicycling, and the ability to follow bicycle traffic laws,
  12. The ability to ride a bicycle comfortably and confidently in urban/suburban situations, and the ability to follow a cue sheet.

Employment details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $32,000-$37,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance, flexible work schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, fun working environment, optional voluntary accident/disability insurance and WABA’s 403(b) retirement program.

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.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Events Coordinator” 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 Friday, May 12th, 2017. 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 six 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 fifth 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 February 20th 2017.

We’re Hiring: Part-Time Trail Rangers

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for six passionate and energetic trail champions with a wide diversity of skills for our 2017 Trail Ranger Team to serve trails and the people who use them throughout the District of Columbia.

WABA’s Trail Ranger program encourages trail use through daily trail presence, improved upkeep, trail user assistance and community engagement. Trail Rangers act as trail ambassadors, offering a consistent and friendly presence April through September on DC’s mixed-use trails to make them more approachable, enjoyable, and dependable for transportation and recreation.

Reporting to our DC Trail Ranger Coordinator, Trail Rangers roam nearly 24 trail miles within the District by bicycle, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Trail, Suitland Parkway Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, and connecting street routes.

You can learn more about the Trail Ranger program here.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • 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 cleanup days 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.
  • Assist at other WABA events as needed.

Requirements

Candidates must have:

  • A proven track record and enthusiasm for working within a team.
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely and communicative.
  • The ability to be positive, engaging and approachable in a public setting.
  • The ability to thrive in a day-to-day self-directed, 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.
  • A commitment to work March 31st to September 30th 2017.
  • The ability to ride a bike up to 30 miles in mixed city traffic and off street trails pulling an up to 40 lbs trailer.
  • The ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A firm commitment to WABA’s mission.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the principles of safe bicycling and traffic laws in DC.
  • Competence with basic bicycle maintenance including patching a flat tire and adjusting brakes.
  • Spanish proficiency or ASL proficiency a strong plus.

WABA is committed to:

  • Providing opportunities to learn new skills.
  • Promoting and building an inclusive, collaborative team environment.
  • Doing our best to have a consistent schedule that respects your time and outside obligations.

This position is part-time from March 29th, 2017 through September 30, 2017 for approximately 16 – 24 hours per week. Compensation is $15.50 per hour.

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Trail Ranger” as the subject line. Applications will be accepted until February 20th though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier. No phone calls 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.

JOB: Trails Coalition Coordinator

*UPDATE: This position has been filled.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a full-time coordinator to launch and lead a robust coalition of local partner organizations and government agencies to build a connected trail network in the Greater Washington Area.

We’re looking for a process-oriented individual with strong people skills. The ideal candidate will have substantive experience building and working with successful coalitions.

About Us

Washington Area Bicyclist Association works 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.

Job Description

Imagine if everyone in the Washington Region lived within a ten minute walk of a trail. Over the past decade, the Washington area has significantly expanded our multi-use trail network. We have created greater opportunities for active transportation, recreation, and access to cherished spaces. Our trails knit communities together by providing quality access to community resources, local wildlife, and local businesses. However, there is still a lot of work to be done.  We need to fill in critical network gaps as well as improve existing trails, which were planned to varying standards and for lower capacity than they currently accommodate.

The Washington area is a complex region comprised of two states, a federal district, multiple counties and numerous cities. Accomplishing major projects takes regional coordination and collaboration. A diverse coalition of dedicated governmental agencies, advocates, non-profit organizations, decision-makers, and private stakeholders is needed to realize the vision of a complete trail network.

The Trail Coalition Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Coalition development: Oversee coalition member recruitment to ensure the right folks are at the table;
  • Coalition governance: Guide the process of creating agreements and decision-making structures;
  • Event planning: Organize two annual summits, host trail celebrations and coordinate other outreach events.
  • Coordination: Bottom-line coalition planning, fundraising, outreach, events, branding and other projects;

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will demonstrate that they have-

  • Substantive experience launching or leading coalitions as staff or member of a steering committee;
  • Excellent communications skills;
  • Killer project management skills;
  • Event planning experience;
  • Technological savvy;
  • Strong group facilitation skills;
  • Grassroots organizing, policy, and/or planning background strongly preferred;
  • Experience working in multiple sectors (non-profit, agency, private sector).
  • Experience working with the National Park Service, national resource management agency, transportation department or a regional planning agency a plus.

Employment Details

The salary range for qualified candidates is mid-40s. The position is full-time. Benefits include employer covered health/dental insurance, flexible work schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, fun working environment, and WABA’s 403(b) retirement program.

The position is based in the WABA office in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

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.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to Tamara Evans at jobs@waba.org with “Trails Coalition Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain posted until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before January 22nd. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please, no phone calls.