Jobs

Cascade is a great place to work and we thank you for your interest. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  You may also be interested in finding out about becoming a volunteer at Cascade.

We have current openings for the following positions:

  • Field Programs Coordinator
  • Principal Planner
  • Volunteers

Field Programs Coordinator

Job Overview:

The Field Programs Coordinator is a key member of Cascade’s Advocacy Team, working to advocate for better bicycle plans, policies, funding and projects in the Puget Sound Region. 

The Field Programs Coordinator will work to recruit, train and mobilize Cascade members and the community to advance the goals of the department and organization. Campaign organizing, community building and program management experience are strongly encouraged. An understanding of transportation and land use policy and funding is desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Advocacy Campaign Work - 30%
    • Work with the Advocacy Department to build a functional, efficient and effective structure for the empowerment of volunteer leaders in Seattle and around the region
    • Mobilize, educate and empower volunteers and leaders to achieve the goals of Cascade’s advocacy and political campaigns
    • Manage volunteer leaders and constituents through a ladder of engagement to track leadership development Coordinate with allied organizations on relevant campaigns
  • Advocacy Leadership Institute - 40%
    • Manage all aspects of Advocacy Leadership Institute, including promotion of the program, application process, curriculum development, workshop instruction, and alumni programming
    • Run two 10 week and 4-6 weekend Advocacy Leadership Institute sessions per year
  • Relationship Building - 20%
    • Raise awareness of critical bicycle advocacy issues through targeted emails and action alerts, Cascade’s blog and other forms of communication with members and constituents
    • Hold 1-on-1 meetings with constituents
  • Other - 10%
    • Write and deliver testimony as needed
    • Assist Cascade events staff with major events and rides as needed
    • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Education:

  • Strong interest in Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission and vision
  • Experience in field organizing and mobilizing support for campaigns
  • Highly organized and self motivated
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and community members
  • Strong writing skills Creative
  • A passion for spreading the joy of cycling

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:

Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a relevant writing sample (no more than two pages long) all in a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org. Please mention how you heard about this position. Applications are due October 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. 

Position is open until filled.

Principal Planner

Job Overview:

Cascade Bicycle Club’s Principal Planner will lead the monitoring of plans, policies and transportation projects in communities across the central Puget Sound region to ensure they are designed and implemented in ways supporting people who bicycle and those who want to bicycle but are deterred by current conditions. The Principal Planner will lead pro-bicycling policy development, bicycling planning and design initiatives, and join other Cascade staff in building extensive partnerships with community bicycling interests and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent collaborator, communicator and AICP certified planner, landscape architect or have relevant work experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 20% Analyze projects for adherence to applicable non-motorized plans and goals, as well as leading bicycle design standards such as the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
  • 20% Review/track and comment on locally and regionally significant infrastructure projects and plans, such as the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan
  • 15% Manage Cascade’s consulting/grant projects related to non-motorized planning, policy and infrastructure design
  • 20% Manage Cascade’s data collection efforts, including statewide bicyclist and pedestrian counts
  • 10% Provide design guidance on locally and regionally significant transportation projects, such as the Seattle waterfront, Seattle greenways network, SR 520 and Sound Transit’s regional light rail expansion
  • 10% Work with advocacy team on priority campaigns around the region 5% Represent Cascade on regional planning and transportation advisory committees, such as the Sound Transit Bicycle Advisory Group and the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Prepare materials and graphics for advocacy presentations and reports
  • Develop Cascade’s GIS database and deliver high quality data and maps to support advocacy projects
  • Assist local communities in bicycling policy, plan and infrastructure development
  • Prepare technical and non-technical reports to support Cascade’s policy/planning priorities
  • Educate elected officials and public staffers about bicycling transportation policies
  • Assist with the planning, outreach and implementation of a variety of public events, including rallies, public hearings and meetings
  • Educate, organize and mobilize constituents in support of Cascade’s mission
  • Support the organization during major annual events

Skills and Education:

  • Passion for bicycling and a commitment to transportation choices and livable communities
  • Firsthand knowledge of riding bicycles on city streets and trails
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (preferred) in planning, landscape architecture or related field; or five years relevant work experience related to urban planning and/or transportation planning/policy
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national best practices for bicycle planning
  • Considerable knowledge, understanding and use of bicycle transportation design standards and principles
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of partners, from agency staff to elected officials to community advocates
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to evaluate complex technical documents and explain in non-technical terms
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Knowledge of local political community helpful

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:

Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a relevant writing sample (no more than two pages long) all in a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org. Please mention how you heard about this position. Applications are due October 3, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Position is open until filled.

The Organization:

Founded in 1970, the Cascade Bicycle Club is a 16,000+ member nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to creating better communities 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.