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Advocacy Director

JOB OVERVIEW

Cascade’s Advocacy Department focuses on significantly expanding and improving infrastructure that facilitates safe, comfortable and convenient bicycling. The Director oversees all departmental planning and program implementation and its adherence to Cascade’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. The Director manages department staff and works with them to catalyze region-wide community support, investments and policies to achieve these goals.

The Director is charged with increasing Cascade’s political and community presence throughout the four-county region and statewide by (1) effectively managing and deploying technical resources, programming and expertise to influence non-motorized policies and infrastructure; (2) building and developing relationships with elected officials, business and civic leaders, allied non-profits and others; and (3) recruiting, organizing and mobilizing activists, volunteers and like-minded organizations.

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

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead, manage and inspire a departmental team of six, including conducting performance reviews and other managerial/administrative tasks. With input from advocacy staff, set advocacy department’s annual strategic plan, consistent with the organization’s mission and five-year strategic plan.
  • Develop annual work plans, budgets and long-range goals and objectives in line with Cascade’s strategic plan. Participate in Cascade’s legislative and endorsements committee to develop and achieve a state legislative agenda and a successful political endorsements process.
  • Provide professional political leadership, expertise and training for advocacy campaigns, volunteers, coalitions and networks as appropriate. Develop Cascade’s networks and relationships with other non-profits, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies and community leaders to further Cascade’s mission and vision. Develop relationships with media outlets and regularly represent and message Cascade’s mission, vision and policy positions on a variety of complex issues.
  • Track major projects and campaigns that involve or impact bicycling and prioritize effective organizational involvement.
  • Contribute to and manage departmental communications to members and constituents, the community at-large, decision makers and others, in conjunction with Cascade’s Communications and Marketing Department. Provide overall organizational leadership as a member of Cascade’s Staff Leadership Team and participate on other committees and taskforces as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated nonprofit management experience including leading a team or an organization, strategic planning and capacity building.
  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate and appraise employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and lobby elected officials, governmental agencies, corporations, community leaders and community organizations to achieve policy change.
  • In-depth knowledge and insights regarding Puget Sound area politics.
  • Experience developing, leading and executing grassroots advocacy and electoral campaigns.
  • Experience working with and being an organizational representative to the media.
  • Proficiency in online communications and new media tools.
  • Experience with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, PACs and the legal restrictions on each.

THE ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT

Cascade's advocacy team works to make sure that all who ride a bicycle in the Puget Sound Region have safe, comfortable and convenient places to ride. We work on this goal by focusing in three key areas: (1) Educating and empowering community leaders; (2) training city staff and transportation engineers around bicycle infrastructure design, planning and policy; and (3) informing and electing leaders who will work to fund bicycle infrastructure and create safer streets regardless of political affiliation. Our nationally recognized programs include the Advocacy Leadership Institute and Connect Puget Sound.

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 commuting by bike
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on all Cascade rides
  • Fun and passionate co-workers
  • Meaningful work making the Puget Sound region a better place for bicycling

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three professional references all in a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org by Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m. Please mention how you heard about this position.

THE ORGANIZATION

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest locally based bicycle organization, is 15,000-members and 36-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 place 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. Learn more at www.cascade.org.

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.

Communications & Marketing Director

JOB OVERVIEW

The Communications & Marketing Director leads Cascade Bicycle Club’s marketing, technology and communications team.

The position will oversee the 15,000-member organization’s website, monthly print publication, e-newsletters, event materials, technology needs and more. This position also oversees all press and media outreach and works with all departments to create a clear look and feel for the Cascade brand, as well as marketing Cascade rides, events and membership.

The Communications & Marketing Director is part of the Senior Leadership staff and oversees three employees. As a senior staff member, he/she develops and manages annual tech, marketing and communication budgets. The director also works with the leadership team to develop strategies and plans to use marketing materials, publications and technology to meet organizational goals.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS in communications, marketing, journalism or related field. 
  • Five years of relevant work experience in communications and/or marketing. 
  • People and project management experience. 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and familiarity with digital photography. 
  • Strong 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 at once in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Must be able to give and receive feedback. 
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as events and project deadlines dictate. 
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team, strive for excellence, be solution-driven and have a passion for communications and for our mission.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Content Management System experience. 
  • Knowledge of bicycles and bicycling. 
  • Understanding of print production and preparing files for printer.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Communications Department leads Cascade Bicycle Club’s communications, marketing and media efforts. It produces all print and online materials for external and internal communication. The Communications Department works collaboratively with all departments to ensure clear, consistent branding and communication.

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 commuting by bike. 
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1. 
  • Free entry and guest pass on all Cascade rides. 
  • Fun and passionate co-workers. 
  • Meaningful work making the Puget Sound region a better place for bicycling.

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and references all in a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org. Please mention how you heard about this position. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

THE ORGANIZATION:

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest locally based bicycle organization, is 15,000-members and 36-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 STP, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, the Bike Month Challenge, Basics of Bicycling, and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at www.cascade.org.

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.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Count Intern

Application deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Internship overview:

Cascade is seeking an intern to coordinate volunteers for the annual fall Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Bicycling and walking are strongly reestablishing as modes of transportation to work and school, recreation, health/fitness, and errands. Bicycle and pedestrian data can illustrate the benefits of non-motorized investments and integrate into transportation modeling that influences mainstream planning and decision-making.

In 2008, WSDOT launched the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project and contracted with the Cascade Bicycle Club to coordinate the annual effort. The annual bicycle and pedestrian counts manually record bicycle and pedestrian volumes at specific intersections in cities throughout the State. In 2014, Cascade counted over 72,000 bicyclists and pedestrians in 49 Washington cities, at 418 locations and with the support of 320 count volunteers.

Candidates interested in bicycling, walking, transportation, urban planning, public policy, public health, community outreach, data management, volunteer management, event planning and/or GIS/data visualization are encouraged to apply.

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

This is an unpaid, three-month internship requiring 10-20 hours a week starting mid-August and ending in October (exact dates are flexible depending on candidate’s availability).

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Count Intern will assist with coordination of volunteers for the annual count, which will take place Tuesday, Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 1.

Duties include the following:

  • Confirm count locations with local representatives
  • Conduct volunteer outreach via local partners and social media
  • Draft press releases, newsletter articles, email blasts and blog posts
  • Coordinate volunteer registration
  • Design a creative way to disseminate count instructions and forms to volunteers
  • Plan contests and coordinate prizes for volunteers
  • Oversee volunteers on count days
  • Generate database reports
  • Additional program support, as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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. Project management and customer service skills are a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite a must. There will be opportunity to perform bike and pedestrian commute spatial data analysis with GIS, Tableau, or other data visualization software, if interested.

BENEFITS

  • Free Cascade membership
  • Free entry and guest pass on all Cascade rides
  • Free registration for all Cascade classes
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Possible course credit, if applicable

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to andreac@cascade.org by Tuesday, Aug. 4, with subject line: Bicycle & Pedestrian Count Internship.

THE ADVOCACY DEPARTMENT

Cascade's Advocacy Department works to make sure that all who ride a bicycle in the Puget Sound Region have safe, comfortable and convenient places to ride. We focus in three key areas: (1) Educating and empowering community leaders; (2) training city staff and transportation professionals on bicycle infrastructure design; planning and policy; and (3) informing and electing leaders who will work to fund bicycle infrastructure and create safer streets regardless of political affiliation. Our nationally-recognized programs include the Advocacy Leadership Institute and Connect Puget Sound.

THE ORGANIZATION

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest locally based bicycle organization, is 15,000-members and 36-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 place to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, the Bike Month Challenge, and the Major Taylor Project.

AmeriCorps - Outreach & Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Position overview:

The Outreach & Volunteer Programs Coordinator helps Cascade in providing direct service in recruiting volunteers and promoting healthy activity in the Puget Sound region. This position supports improving lives through bicycling by recruiting and training volunteers for various events. From supporting Cascade's educational work, our diverse rides and event and helping obtain demographics of cyclists in the region, the AmeriCorps position in integral to Cascade's mission.



The Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator serves directly with the Volunteer Coordinator to build and administer a volunteer orientation for new volunteers. This position also helps design, implement and track volunteer activities for over 1,000 active volunteers in the Cascade network. The AmeriCorps member will directly coordinate Bike Month in May, one of Cascade's largest initiatives, by recruiting and managing volunteers for Bike to Work Day stations, plan and attend over 30 community events and assist in the outreach to over 3,500 new adult riders.



The Outreach & Volunteer Programs Coordinator will also support Cascade's demographic tracking work through managing and training volunteers for our Bike Count. Through recruiting and managing volunteers for this program, the AmeriCorps has a direct impact on infrastructure and community influence around Puget Sound.

Key member duties:

  • Help recruit and maintain 1,000+ volunteers for Cascade events year-round.
  • Assist with creation and implementation of volunteer orientation.
  • Plan and facilitate volunteer events for groups of 5–10 volunteers at the Cascade offices to support the organization's mission.
  • Assist in planning large community events promoting physical activity, such as Bike Month in May and Bicycle Sundays during the spring and summer.
  • Communicate with community partners around community events.
  • Serve with volunteers to get timely bike count data, update data, identify locations and study initial trends for the Washington bike counts, including supporting the Bike Link Grant in South Snohomish County.

Position Details: 

  • Program dates: Oct. 1, 2015–Aug. 15, 2016
  • Full time position

Benefits:

Why should you work at Cascade? 

  • Health coverage
  • Stipend plus education award upon successful completion of service
  • Training
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on all Cascade rides
  • Free registration for all Cascade classes
  • Fun and passionate co-workers
  • Meaningful work making the Puget Sound region a better place for bicycling

To Apply: 

Please fill out the WSC Amercorps application, including a cover letter, by Saturday, Aug. 15. If you have any questions, contact Dylan Joffe at dylanj@cascade.org.

AmeriCorps - Major Taylor Project Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Major Taylor Project Coordinator promotes bicycling in low-income and minority communities by managing key components of the Major Taylor Project. The MTPA leads 5 Major Taylor after-school bicycle clubs in South Seattle and South King County. This youth development program includes lessons and practice for students in healthy living, nutrition, physical activity, leadership and mediation skills, goal setting, and community service. The Major Taylor Clubs expand the horizon for approximately 220 students by allowing them to race competitively in the Seattle area, earn a bike through completion of maintenance classes, and complete a 200 mile ride from Seattle to Portland during the summer. This youth-development AmeriCorps position assists Cascade in providing direct service in bicycling safety education and healthy living programming in Seattle and South King County. Cascade's programs reach a broad spectrum of community members; specific initiatives target disadvantaged youth and low-income neighborhoods. The Major Taylor Project AmeriCorps helps Cascade meet community demand by expanding ongoing programs, educating youth, and adding to our volunteer base.

KEY MEMBER DUTIES:

  • Lead high school aged students in weekly after-school meetings and rides
  • Develop curriculum that includes active lifestyles, nutrition, exercise, leadership, goal setting, global citizenship, and team building.
  • Assist with training and scheduling instructors for the Clubs.
  • Recruit and engage 20 volunteers, each serving a minimum of 15 hours, to support Club activities.
  • Plan and lead weekend field trips such as competitive race opportunities for interested students.
  • Develop community presentations, write educational articles, and assist in spreading the word about the great of the Major Taylor Project.
  • Document successes and failures, record materials created or used, maintain up to date records of club activities and volunteer participation.

POSITION DETAILS: 

  • Program dates: Oct. 1, 2015–Aug. 15, 2016
  • Full time position

BENEFITS:

Why should you work at Cascade? 

  • Health coverage
  • Stipend plus education award upon successful completion of service
  • Training
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on all Cascade rides
  • Free registration for all Cascade classes
  • Fun and passionate co-workers
  • Meaningful work making the Puget Sound region a better place for bicycling

TO APPLY: 

Please fill out the WSC Amercorps application, including a cover letter, by Saturday, Aug. 15. If you have any questions, contact Dylan Joffe at dylanj@cascade.org.

AmeriCorps - Youth Programs Assistant

Position overview:

The Youth Program AmeriCorps helps Cascade in providing direct service in bicycling safety education and healthy living programming in the Puget Sound region. Bicycling safety education supports the goals of Healthy Futures by providing community members a means to combat obesity, helping them develop healthy and safe habits and giving them an environmentally friendly, active transportation option. Cascade's direct-service programs reach a broad spectrum of community members; specific initiatives target disadvantaged youth and low-income neighborhoods.

The Youth Program AmeriCorps operates elementary-aged in-school programs for youth in four school districts, including providing classroom support for P.E. teachers in the schools, assists with the Bike to School Month program, teaching summer camps and after-school cycling clubs, and managing a fleet of bikes and the volunteers required to maintain the fleet.

The Youth Program AmeriCorps helps Cascade meet community demand by expanding ongoing programs, educating youth and adults, and adding to our volunteer base. Position includes teaching and giving presentations, conducting assemblies in schools, as well as volunteer recruitment.

Key member duties:

  • Teaching summer camps and afterschool urban cycling clubs where kids learn safe riding skills, team-building and group decision making.
  • Coordinating Bike Rodeo program for kids to have fun and learn cycling techniques in a safe environment; training community members on program delivery.
  • Assisting the in-school Basics of Bicycling program taught in 4 school districts, including arranging the distribution and assisting with the delivery of bikes and trailers to participating schools.
  • Communicating with school administrators and teachers about program requirements, schedule, assessments, and logistics; teaching alongside and supporting P.E. teachers in the schools.
  • Organizing the repair/maintenance events for the bike fleets and the recruitment and retention of volunteers for these events.

Position Details: 

  • Program dates: Oct. 1, 2015–Aug. 15, 2016
  • Full time position

Benefits:

Why should you work at Cascade? 

  • Health coverage
  • Stipend plus education award upon successful completion of service
  • Training
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on all Cascade rides
  • Free registration for all Cascade classes
  • Fun and passionate co-workers
  • Meaningful work making the Puget Sound region a better place for bicycling

To Apply: 

Please fill out the WSC Amercorps application, including a cover letter, by Saturday, Aug. 15. If you have any questions, contact Dylan Joffe at dylanj@cascade.org.