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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.