We’re Hiring! Bike Camp! 2019

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks a Camp Counselor with a love of riding bikes, experience with youth, and exuberance to spare for our 2019 summer Bike Camp!

Position Overview

WABA’s Bike Camp! consists of six one-week sessions for kids to ride, explore, build, and have fun! Our Bike Camp! Counselor will keep things running smoothly, help the campers ride and work together as a team, build rapport and community, and make this summer one to remember.

During training, the Counselor will be taken through a thorough ride-safety course to learn the ins-and-outs of leading and supporting youths on bikes. Further training will include: security and safety procedures, emergency management, behavior management, food and health safety, team training, and more.

The Counselor team will be the primary staff responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bike Camp! and will report to our Camp Director, Jeff Wetzel.

This is a temporary, seasonal, full-time position (38 hours/week). The season runs from Wednesday, June 13th to Friday, August 9th. There will be no camp on the 4th of July.

Hourly rate: $15.50 per hour

Responsibilities

The Camp Counselor will:

  • Ensure the safety, well-being and health of Bike Campers (ages 8-14).
  • Lead and/or support bike rides ranging from 3 to 20 miles in length in summer weather.
  • Organize group activities and team-building exercises.
  • Provide engagement, humor, and positive spirits as a role model for the Campers.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on Bike Camp! afterwords.

Qualifications

  • 0-2 years experience working with youth, preferably in a summer camp environment or similar.
  • Must be able to provide a working bike and helmet.
  • Must be able to ride a bike in city traffic with competence and confidence enough to pay attention to the actions and well-being of other riders.
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate safe biking practices.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

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

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 one-page resume and briefly answer the following questions:

  • How you meet the qualifications listed above
  • What makes you a great Bike Camp! Counselor
  • A positive experience you had while working with youth

Send application materials to jobs@waba.org and include “Bike Camp Counselor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

We’re Hiring: DC Bike Ambassador

Applications are closed at this time

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 Ambassador Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Bike Ambassador program, including volunteer recruitment, training and coordination, event scheduling and staffing, and online program support and marketing. Additionally, the Bike Ambassador Coordinator will develop new strategies and approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement in line with WABA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the region. The DC Bike Ambassador, working with and coordinating volunteer Ambassadors, can be found day and night promoting bicycling  in our communities and seeking to bring better bicycling to the people of the District of Columbia.

Job Responsibilities

The DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator will:

  1. Communicate an effective and encouraging message about bikes and bicycling to employers, employees, bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians.
  2. Develop the Bike Ambassador calendar of events and outreach campaigns in coordination with Outreach Manager and in line with WABA’s outreach goals and strategy.
  3. Plan and execute Bike Ambassador events, including: scheduling, logistics, planning, volunteer coordination, staffing events, and pulling the bicycle trailer. Events might include: workday fairs, weekend festivals, and evening rides.
  4. Coordinate recruitment and management of volunteer Bike Ambassadors to assist in events and outreach.  
  5. Assist the development, production and distribution of bicycle safety publications and deliver bike safety and education presentations.
  6. Maintain and expand the Bike Ambassador program’s unique trailer program to increase public awareness of bicyclists and encourage positive roadway behavior by all users.
  7. Responsible for Bike Ambassador program data entry, inventory, equipment maintenance, clerical work, and contributing to grant reporting, etc.
  8. Assist WABA in a non-Ambassador program capacity as needed, including staffing and supporting WABA events.
  9. Help lower barriers to bicycling, build community, and encourage new bicyclists through outreach and engagement.

Qualifications

Candidates must have:

  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
  • The willingness to be positive, engaging, and approachable in a public setting.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed. WABA provides generous compensatory time for time worked on weekends and evenings.
  • The ability to ride a bike with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails pulling a trailer.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.
  • The willingness to further their knowledge about DC bicycle infrastructure and resources, and the societal impacts of race, gender and identity and how they intersect with their job.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A proven track record for working collaboratively within a team.
  • Experience with leading public outreach and a thoughtful approach to big picture program strategy.
  • Excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • Confidence interacting with and serving the public.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, attention to detail and capacity to innovate.
  • The ability to organize time wisely and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish, ASL, or Amharic a strong plus.
  • Lived experience as a bicyclist in DC.

WABA is committed to:

  • Providing the bicycle and job supplies
  • Promoting and building an inclusive, collaborative environment
  • Providing opportunities to learn new skills

Employment Details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $38,000-$43,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with compensatory time in exchange. This position will report to WABA’s Outreach Manager.

Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance premiums; vacation and sick 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 to jobs@waba.org. Please include “DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications are closed at this time. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates with limited internet access may call (202) 518-0524 x208.

Here are some helpful resources as your prepare your job application materials: compilation of resources and resume basics. Ideal cover letters will answer the questions: How do you fulfill the requirements of the job?; and Why do you want to promote better bicycling in DC?

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 bicycling 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.

We’re Hiring: Business Partnerships Coordinator

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a dynamic, goal-oriented Business Partnerships Coordinator to execute WABA’s growing business partnership portfolio: business membership, corporate partnership, and event sponsorship. We seek a fundraiser with strong and sincere people skills and someone with enthusiasm for WABA’s mission. There is space for the right person to think creatively; reimagine, transform, or evolve the program; shape strategy; build a corporate social responsibility portfolio; and more.

The Business Partnerships Coordinator reports to the Development Director and works closely with WABA’s development team and collaborates regularly with other staff. Like all staff at this smaller nonprofit, this person is required to assist with general organization-wide duties and at major events.

Responsibilities

The Business Partnerships Coordinator identifies, solicits, and engages potential and current businesses/corporations to deepen partnerships and meet an annual revenue goal of $225,000+:

  • Manage and grow a portfolio of local businesses (currently 39) and corporations (currently six) giving $250 – $20,000 through cultivation and stewardship of a robust pipeline:
    • Frequent prospect research and outreach;
    • Solicitation;
    • Timely execution of contracted deliverables;
    • Regular, personalized updates and communication to funders; and
    • Quarterly, small and educational business engagement events.
  • Garner event sponsors for approximately 12 events per year, from mixers to signature rides to conferences;
    • Support other staff in designing events compelling to sponsors;
    • Craft compelling sponsorship tiers customized to each event ($1,000 – $15,000);
    • Pitch current and prospective partners on sponsorship;
    • Work with event staff and Communications team to ensure sponsorship deliverables are met before, during, and after the event;
    • Staff the event to support successful execution; and
    • Acknowledge, thank, and report to sponsors.
  • Track all engagements and activities in WABA’s CRM (Salesforce); regularly report on portfolio performance to WABA management and leadership.
  • Draft communications and guide messaging for all facets of business partnership, in collaboration with Development Director and Communications team, including email communication, blog posts, web content, social media, print collateral, and direct mail.
  • Assist the Development team with additional tasks or responsibilities as needed to achieve the team’s—and the organization’s—short- and long-term goals.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated success in—and a passion for!—fundraising;
  • An enthusiastic commitment to WABA’s mission;
  • A background in sales or business development; and
  • Experience with Salesforce.

Additional desired competencies include:

  • The ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously;
  • A commitment to follow-through;
  • A self-motivated approach to work;
  • Strong, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written;
  • Computer literacy skills with experience using the Google Suite and Microsoft Office (graphic design skills a plus);
  • A willingness to jump in and help out the team;
  • The ability to lift 30 pounds; and
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist if and when you ride.

Employment Details

This position is full-time. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with compensatory time in exchange. Expected salary range is $38,000-$44,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.

Benefits include health/dental insurance (WABA covers 100% of the premium for full-time staff); flexible work schedule; 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 compelling cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Business Partnership Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls or visits, please.

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 47 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 bicycling 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.

We’re Hiring: Adult Education Coordinator

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks an Adult Education Coordinator for WABA’s Adult Education programs, including Adult Learn to Ride classes, City Cycling classes, Community rides, and Everyday Bicycling Seminars. The ideal candidate must share WABA’s vision for better bicycling in the region and will be responsible for our bicycle education and outreach programming dedicated to serving adults in the Washington, DC region. Additionally, the coordinator will work  with WABA’s Development staff to design, fund, and implement new ideas.

WABA’s education and outreach programs are highly regarded and successful, helping adults throughout the DC region to learn to ride bikes, to ride safely and comfortably on city streets, and to use bicycles to commute to and from work. These programs create opportunities to engage with and educate adults no matter how they ride.

Job Responsibilities

The Adult Education Coordinator will plan, coordinate, and implement WABA’s Adult Education program, including Adult Learn to Ride classes, City Cycling classes, Community rides, and Everyday Bicycling Seminars. The Adult Education Spring and Fall seasons typically run from April to June and September to November, respectively. The Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Delivering high-quality bicycling experiences to adults throughout WABA’s service area.
  • Scheduling 70+ events per year across these programs.
  • Designing and modifying events, topics, ride routes, and curricula, as needed.
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating with WABA’s corps of 40+ contracted instructors.
  • Marketing and promoting programs and conducting outreach activities.
  • Leading and teaching classes, rides, and seminars, as needed.
  • Collecting student and instructor feedback and incorporating it into programming.
  • Identifying  areas of need for future programming, designing effective concepts to meet those needs, and working with the Development team to source funding to build new programs.
  • Working with regional stakeholders to expand bicycle education, including to areas not already served.
  • Collaborating with the Programs team in resource sharing, skills development, and cross-program integration of ideas.
  • General administration, including blog posts, data entry, organization/inventory, clerical work, etc.
  • Performing a variety of tasks related to the operations of WABA including office tasks, major event support, and clerical work.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2 or more years of program management or program development experience.
  • 1 or more year of direct supervisory experience.
  • Education, instruction, or teaching experience.
  • The ability to pass DC Public Schools’ volunteering requirements: tuberculosis test and criminal background check.
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation, and writing skills.
  • A flexible schedule, specifically working weekends and/or evenings during busy periods of the year. Expect to work minimum 4 hours each weekend during the April-June and September-November periods. WABA provides generous compensatory time for time worked on weekends and evenings.
  • The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.

Additional preferred skills include:

  • Current League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certification or equivalent OR the willingness/ability to obtain certification within first 2-3 months of employment.
  • A current driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Marketing/promotional experience.
  • The ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • The ability to ride a bike comfortably and confidently in urban/suburban situations.
  • A solid understanding of the principles of bicycling safety and traffic law.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.

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 bicycling 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 $40,000-$45,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with compensatory time in exchange. This position will report to WABA’s Program Director.

Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance premiums; vacation and sick 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 to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Adult Education 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 Monday, March 25th. 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 seventh annual Trail Ranger team. We have a whole host of plans lined up for this season and we are looking for a team. More information and the job description can be found here. Applications are due March 3rd 2019 though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier.

We’re Hiring: Part-Time DC Trail Rangers

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for five passionate and energetic professional trail champions with a wide diversity of skills for our 2019 Trail Ranger Team to serve trails and the people who use them throughout the District of Columbia. Now in our seventh season, the Trail Ranger program is a beloved presence on our local trails and has a strong reputation as a great working environment with high job satisfaction.

Ready to join us on the trails in 2019?

WABA’s Trail Ranger program encourages trail use through daily trail presence, improved upkeep, trail user assistance and community engagement. Reporting to our 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 the trails 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, and profuse appreciation from fellow trail users.

The Trail Ranger season begins April 17th and ends on September 30th, 2019. Pay will be $16 per hour for Trail Rangers, and $17 per hour for Lead Trail Rangers. WABA announces shift schedules in well in advance and there is flexibility for time off, allowing part-time employees to fulfill other obligations.

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 on an 8 hour shift.
  • Collaborate with team members to determine daily priorities and share program information.
  • 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.
  • Run cleanups and community events with the program coordinator.
  • Manage volunteers joining the team at events and on daily shifts.
  • 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.
  • 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 shift supplies.
  • Learn about the trails, and neighborhoods served by the trails.
  • 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 collaboratively 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 with weekday and weekend availability. Shifts are:
    • 6:30 am – 2:30 pm and 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on weekdays.
    • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on weekends.
  • A commitment to work April 17th to September 30th, 2019.
  • The ability to ride a bike with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails pulling a trailer.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.
  • The willingness to further their knowledge on trail and neighborhood history, and the societal impacts of race, gender and identity and how they intersect with their job.

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.
  • Lived experience with our program trails and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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.
  • Working knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance including patching a flat tire and adjusting brakes.
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish, ASL or Amharic a strong plus.
  • Thorough attention to detail and experience with data tracking.
  • Previous experience as a DC Trail Ranger.

WABA welcomes previous Trail Rangers to apply as a Lead Trail Ranger. In addition to job responsibilities above, Lead Trail Rangers will:

  • Mentor and support Trail Rangers.
  • Run segments of orientation.
  • Be responsible for program elements, including: volunteer coordination, community outreach, event outreach.

Lead Trail Rangers must have:

  • Previous experience as a Trail Ranger.
  • A thoughtful approach to big picture program strategy.
  • The ability to teach and mentor.
  • The ability to lead program elements.

WABA is committed to:

  • Providing opportunities to learn new skills.
  • Promoting and building an inclusive, collaborative professional 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 17th, 2019 through September 30th, 2019 for approximately 20 hours per week.

Please email a cover letter and resume 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. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Here are some helpful resources as your prepare your job application materials: compilation of resources and resume basics.

Applications will be accepted until March 3rd though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier. Phone interviews will begin March 5th, hiring decisions will be made by March 29th and team orientation will be April 17th – April 19th. Phone calls at (202) 518-0524 x208 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: DC Bike Ambassador (Part-Time)

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is looking for an outgoing, energetic, and motivated person to help run the D.C. Bike Ambassador program. The program’s goal is to establish WABA’s presence city-wide, to foster a positive impression of bicycling and bicyclists and to educate residents and local organizations about bike laws, roadway safety, and potential benefits of bicycling to individuals, families, workplaces, and communities.

The D.C. Bike Ambassador will promote WABA’s programs and the Bike Ambassadors’ core messaging, as well as coordinate volunteer Bike Ambassador outreach events, and help recruit local residents to become volunteer Ambassadors and attend WABA classes, programs, and events.

This position is part-time, 20 hours per week and compensation is $15 per hour.

Responsibilities

  • Implement Bike Ambassador outreach, education, encouragement, and community organizing events for WABA.
  • Recruit and energize our team of volunteer D.C. Bike Ambassadors.
  • Distribute print resources to community members, such as D.C. bike maps, Quick Start Guides, D.C. Pocket Law Guides, Capital Bikeshare information, and WABA education and promotional materials.
  • Pull the WABA Bike Ambassador billboard bike trailer (up to 20 miles/week).
  • Complete administrative and reporting requirements.
  • Report to, communicate and coordinate regularly and effectively with supervisor about goals, planning and logistics, reporting, challenges and issues.
  • Other WABA duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.
  • Willingness and excitement to learn bicycling safety, traffic law, skills, and WABA’s bike encouragement philosophy.
  • Experience planning events and coordinating volunteers.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings, and weekends.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive/Docs/Sheets, Forms), Facebook and Twitter.
  • The ability to pull a bicycle trailer weighing 10 lbs. for 1-3 hours.
  • The ability to lift at least 40 lbs.
  • Organized, good time management skills and ability to multitask in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish (strongly preferred).
  • Familiarity with American Sign Language (ASL) a plus.
  • League of American Cycling Instructor (LCI) certification a plus.

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 6,500 members region-wide, WABA serves the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the District of Columbia and communities in Maryland and Virginia.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Bike Ambassador.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before Friday, September 22nd, 2018. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 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.

We’re hiring a Program Director

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a creative, innovative and effective Program Director to manages a team of program staff to achieve the outreach and education goals of the organization outlined in WABA’s 5-year Strategic Plan.

The Program Director will provide visionary leadership to a team of outreach and education staff with the goal of encourage bikes ridership in diverse communities and educating existing riders in an inclusive environment. The Program Director supervises program staff and manages nearly $1 million in public grants through grant writing, budget and grant management, and reporting.

The Program Director is a member of the Senior Leadership Team working directly with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and other key organizational staff to achieve WABA’s fundraising, education, outreach goals in line with our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The ideal candidate must share WABA’s vision for better biking in the region and enjoy a working in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide visionary leadership to create and implement creative, innovative, inclusive outreach and education programs.
  • Lead, manage, mentor, and inspire a team of program staff, including conducting regular performance reviews, promoting professional development, and hiring.
  • Manage the full lifecycle of WABA’s portfolio of nearly $1 million in education and outreach grants and contracts.
  • Provide program oversight and support on grant deliverables and outcomes, and ensure accurate and timely grant reporting and invoicing.
  • Direct risk management reporting, evaluation and training to ensure safe programs.
  • Facilitate collaboration across internal teams and organization.
  • Develop annual work plans and budgets.
  • Build and maintain external relationships partnerships with funders.
  • Develop and  implement new programs and initiatives inline in the 2020 WABA Strategic Plan.
  • Contribute to the organization’s fundraising and development efforts in collaboration with key staff.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated management and leadership experience including leading a team, strategic planning, and capacity building.
  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate and evaluate employees.
  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work closely with others.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers.
  • Bachelor Degree or similar experience required, advanced degree perferred.

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 and sick 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 “Program 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 Friday, August 10th, 2018. 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: Education Coordinator

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a full-time Education Coordinator for our bicycle education and outreach programming dedicated to serving adults in the Washington, DC region.

WABA’s education and outreach programs are highly regarded and successful, helping adults throughout the DC region to learn to ride bikes, to ride safely and comfortably on city streets, and to use bicycles to commute to and from work. These programs create opportunities to engage with and educate adults no matter how they ride.

Reporting to Programs Director, this position will coordinate several of WABA’s existing programs, as well as working with development staff to design, fund, and implement new ideas. WABA is a small but growing office, and on occasion, all staff are asked to assist in general WABA duties and major events.


Responsibilities

Program Management

The Education Coordinator will spend approximately 80% of their time on the following:

  1. Plan, coordinate, and implement several key WABA programs: Adult Learn to Ride classes, City Cycling classes, Community rides, Everyday Biking seminars, and Bicycle Friendly Driver seminars. The Coordinator will be responsible for:
  • Delivering high-quality bicycling experiences to adults throughout WABA’s service area.
  • Scheduling 70+ events per year across these programs.
  • Designing and modifying events, topics, ride routes, and curricula as needed.
  • Leading and teaching classes, rides and seminars.
  • Collecting student and instructor feedback and incorporating it into programming.
  • Marketing and promoting programs and conducting outreach activities.
  • General administration, including blog posts, data entry, organization/inventory, clerical work, etc.
  1. Recruit, train, and coordinate with WABA’s corps of 40+ contracted instructors in order to deliver programs effectively.

Program Development

The Education Coordinator will spend approximately 20% of their time on the following:

  1. Identify areas of need for future programming, design effective concepts to meet those needs, and work with the Development team to source funding to build new programs.
  2. Collaborate with the Programs team in resource sharing, skills development, and cross-program integration of ideas.
  3. With the Programs team, commit to achieving the goals laid out in the 2015 WABA Strategic Plan.
  4. Work with regional stakeholders to bring bicycle education to areas not already served.
  5. Perform a variety of tasks related to the operations of WABA including office tasks, event support, and clerical work.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. 2 or more years of program management or program development experience.
  2. 1 or more year of direct supervisory experience.
  3. Education, instruction, or teaching experience.
  4. The ability to pass DC Public Schools’ volunteering requirements: tuberculosis test and criminal background check.
  5. Excellent public speaking, presentation, and writing skills.
  6. A flexible schedule, specifically working weekends and/or evenings during busy periods of the year. Expect to work minimum 4 hours each weekend during the April-June and September-November periods.
  7. The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.
  8. A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.

Additional preferred skills include:

  1. Current League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certification or equivalent OR the willingness/ability to obtain certification within first 2-3 months of employment.
  2. A current driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  3. Marketing/promotional experience.
  4. The ability to lift 40 lbs.
  5. The ability to ride a bike comfortably and confidently in urban/suburban situations.
  6. A solid understanding of the principles of bicycling safety and traffic law.
  7. A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.

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 $40,000-$45,000. 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 to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Education 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, June 18th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.