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Education Program Coordinator

Job Overview:

We are looking for a talented Program Coordinator to join Cascade Bicycle Club’s Education team to deliver and support a variety of programming in schools and in the community. We are seeking an organized and experienced educator who thrives on working with youth in a variety of settings and would like to be surrounded by colleagues who are passionate about Cascade’s mission: improving lives through bicycling.

This position will be based at our newly opened Cascade Bicycling Center on the shores of beautiful Lake Washington.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate implementation of grant-funded educational programming (such as our Safe Routes to School work) and provide direct service to youth
  • Manage logistics and schedule for our school-based bicycle education program, the Basics of Bicycling including:
    • oversee maintenance and inventory of all physical assets related to the program (bikes, vans, trailers)
    • communicate with teachers delivering the program and conduct trainings
    • support the program in the classroom
  • Coach after-school Urban Cycling Clubs for elementary and middle school students including:
    • develop routes for road rides, and 
    • coordinate with parent volunteers and school administrators
  • Oversee Bike to School program, including:
    • manage website content, and 
    • support community leaders 
  • Train community/parent volunteers on leading bike trains or bike to school programs.​

Other RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Instruct summer camps (1-2 weeks)
  • Schedule and deliver bike safety assemblies
  • Participate in bike rodeo events
  • Write articles/blog posts/social media updates for Cascade’s publications
  • give voice to youth within our organization and the broader community.

Required Skills and Education:

  • Two years experience working with youth in a teaching, coaching or leadership development capacity
  • Genuine interest in and natural ability to work with youth ages 6-18
  • Enthusiasm for and demonstrated knowledge of bicycling 
  • Ability to work within the diverse communities and represent Cascade in a variety of settings
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently with direction
  • Must be able to follow through on assignments and meet deadlines, have attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Clear communication style and strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Current driver's licence 

Desired SKILLS AND EDUCATION:

  • Knowledge of bike maintenance, some training is provided

Employment Specifics:

  • Full-time salaried position with some evening and weekend work required
  • Background check required
  • Reports to and is supervised by the Director of Education
  • Six-month probationary performance review by supervisor
  • Annual performance reviews

BENEFITS:

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Matching contributions to a retirement account
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Cash incentive for bike commuting
  • Office-wide Winter Recess from December 25 to January 1
  • Complimentary staff entry and guest pass on all Cascade rides
  • Fun and passionate co-workers 
  • Meaningful work improving lives through bicycling

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter by Sunday, March 15 to: shannonk@cascade.org with subject line: Education Program Coordinator. The cover letter should address what role bicycling plays in your life. 

No phone calls please.

THE Education Department

Our education department offers school and community-based programming to encourage and educate people of all ages and abilities to ride safely. Our youth programming includes in-school bicycle safety in four school districts, after-school riding clubs, bike to school encouragement as well as summer camps. Focused on fostering livable and connected communities, we also provide adult riding and maintenance classes, commute workshops to organizations and resources to promote healthy transportation.

The Organization:

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest locally-based bicycle organization, is 15,000-members and 38-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, the Bike Month Challenge, Basics of Bicycling, and the Major Taylor Project. 

Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons of color, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature.

National Bike Month Internships

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW:

Help inspire thousands of people to try bicycling this May during National Bike Month, and join Cascade Bicycle Club’s monthlong rolling celebration of two wheels. Cascade Bicycle Club seeks several interns to support a series of fun community events and programs designed to encourage people to ride their bikes for the first time or more often. Over 15,000 Puget Sound area residents participate in Cascade’s Bike Month Challenge, Bike to Work Day, and a dozen other events every year. To learn more about Bike Month, find details at www.cascade.org/bikemonth.

There are a variety of internship opportunities available–from DIY community event planning, social media and newsletter communications, prize distribution, and database management and GIS analysis. Cascade will attempt to tailor internship tasks based on candidates’ interests. Candidates interested in bicycling, transportation, urban planning, public policy, community outreach, public health, sustainability, communications, database management, GIS/data visualization or event planning are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience in bicycle advocacy, community outreach, event coordination, database analysis and/or communications at a nonprofit organization.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with community partners to organize DIY bike events
  • Help coordinate dozens of Bike to Work Day commuter stations
  • Help collect and write stories about people who bike
  • Manage Bike Month online events calendar and map
  • Coordinate weekly bike-themed social media contests and coordinate prizes to participants
  • Organize fun theme rides for people who are new to biking
  • Generate database reports and perform bike commuting spatial data analysis
  • ​General event and program support, as needed

INTERNSHIP SPECIFICS:

This is an unpaid, three-month internship requiring 10-20 hours a week early March through early June, depending on your schedule.

Internship benefits include:

  • Possible course credit, if applicable
  • Gain free entry to some of Cascade’s riding events (Alaska Airlines Flying Wheels, Bike n’ Brews)
  • Free food and beverages at Cascade Bicycling Center in Magnuson Park
  • Exposure to nonprofit bicycle advocacy work
  • ​Invitations to all terrific Cascade events during May

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Successful candidates will be able to work independently or as part of a team, demonstrate strong attention to detail, be enthusiastic about bicycling and demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite a must. There will be opportunity to learn Tableau data visualization software, if interested.

TO APPLY:

Please email a resume and cover letter to MaryC@cascade.org by Sunday, March 1 with subject line: Bike Month Internship.

About Cascade Bicycle Club:

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest locally-based bicycle organization, is 15,000-members and 38-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, the Bike Month Challenge, Basics of Bicycling, and the Major Taylor Project. ​

Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons of color, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature.