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Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

Job Overview:

Cascade Bicycle Club is a 16,000 member nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to improving lives through bicycling. Cascade is a local and regional leader in producing world-class cycling events and rides, educating youth and adult cyclists, advocating for bicycle policy and infrastructure and promoting bicycle commuting. Cascade produces 13 major bicycle events and offers 2,000 free daily recreational rides annually. Cascade's sphere of influence includes health and fitness, youth development, environmental sustainability and livable communities.

The Events and Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for supporting the events and sponsorship team. Event production, sponsorship procurement and fulfillment (delivery on contractual obligations) and sales support are the primary objectives of the position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Event setup, take-down and logistics.
  • Requires being onsite at nearly all Cascade events, assisting with event coordination and willingness to take on a broad range of tasks.
  • Pre-event planning. Requires developing and adhering to event timelines, including completing permit requests to government agencies, assisting in route scouting and mapping, ordering event supplies as appropriate and attending event meetings. 
  • Content development. Requires strong writing skills to promote events and sponsors and provide relevant event information through our website, print, email and social media outlets.
  • Event sponsorship support. Includes sales support and business development functions such as client calls and prospecting, sponsorship fulfillment at events and some post-event support.
  • Learning and working with Cascade Bicycle Club event database system. Includes setting up new events, running reports and providing support as needed.
  • Working with and/or managing multiple volunteers at events in a courteous and professional manner. Requires pre- and post-event communications with event volunteers. Occasionally fills in for Volunteer Coordinator to lead evening packet stuffing parties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Education:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • Experience working and/or producing events
  • Ability and willingness to work frequent early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift 50lbs regularly during events
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent customer service skills; able to interface well with public and work effectively with multiple stakeholders on numerous projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible, hard-working, self-starter
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Must meet deadlines, be attentive to detail and have the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Stable work history
  • WA State Driver's License

Skills and Experience (Desirable, but not required):

  • Comfortable driving a 26' moving truck. 
  • Keen interest in cycling a plus!

Employment Specifics:

  • Full-time, salaried position with frequent evening and weekend work required
  • Reports to and is supervised by Events and Sponsorship Manager
  • Six-month probationary performance review by supervisor
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Monetary compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits package

BENEFITS:

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Matching contributions to an IRA
  • Complimentary staff lunches, happy hours and socials
  • Monetary 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 dedicated staff 
  • Meaningful work around a noble cause

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter stating why you should be considered for the position to: resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with subject line: Events and Sponsorship Coordinator.

No phone calls please.

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

The Organization:

Founded in 1970, the Cascade Bicycle Club is a 16,000+ member nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to improving lives through bicycling. Cascade is a local and regional leader in producing world-class cycling events and rides, educating youth and adult cyclists, advocating for bicycle policy and infrastructure and promoting bicycle commuting. Cascade produces 13 major bicycle events and offers 2,000 free daily recreational rides annually. Cascade's sphere of influence includes health and fitness, youth development, environmental sustainability and livable communities. Cascade is directed by an elected, volunteer board and operates with 35 paid staff and hundreds of volunteers. 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.

Development Intern

INTERNSHIP OVERVIEW:

Cascade Bicycle Club is a 16,000+ member nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to improving lives through bicycling. Cascade is a local and regional leader in producing world-class cycling events and rides, educating youth and adult cyclists, advocating for bicycle policy and infrastructure and promoting bicycle commuting. Cascade produces 13 major bicycle events and offers 2,000 free daily recreational rides annually. Cascade's sphere of influence includes health and fitness, youth development, environmental sustainability and livable communities.

We are currently seeking a Development Intern to help organize the Group Health Bike Everywhere Breakfast benefiting the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation on May 7, 2015. With more than 1,000 attendees, this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is held during Bike Month, a month-long celebration of biking events in May. Bike Month is the most exciting time of the year for Cascade and the successful applicant will be invited to participate in many terrific events surrounding this celebratory month.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Managing registration of breakfast invitees
  • Data entry
  • Donor recognition
  • Customer service for donors and guests
  • General event and Bike Month support
  • Other duties as assigned

INTERNSHIP SPECIFICS:

This is an unpaid, three-month internship requiring 10-15 hours a week, depending on your schedule. Duration of the internship is March 1–May 31. We will work with you to get course credit (if applicable). This is a terrific opportunity to gain first-hand experience in events organization, development and the non-profit field.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong attention to detail, experience with customer service and a high degree of professionalism and discretion. Must be comfortable with data entry and working independently in a busy but fun office environment.

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume and cover letter stating why you should be considered for the position to: danielp@cascade.org with subject line: Development Intern. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, Feb. 15.