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:

Eastside Policy and Government Affairs Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Eastside Policy and Government Affairs Manager informs, develops and implements Cascade’s Eastside advocacy efforts. The Eastside Manager is expected to track and influence major, non­motorized policy and funding decisions at the regional and city level (including priority cities of Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue).

The manager will serve as the main voice of Cascade members on the Eastside. The Manager will have expertise in community organizing, transportation or legislative policy and strategy, and use that expertise to mobilize others to support bicycle friendly policies, infrastructure, and funding decisions. The Eastside Policy and Government Affairs Manager will work directly with local, regional, and state elected officials and staff to collaboratively develop a better community through bicycling.

responsibilities

  • Lead Cascade's advocacy across the Eastside
  • Serve as Cascade’s lead liaison with the Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Council and Mountains to Sound Greenway
  • Build relationships with stakeholders including elected officials, candidates, community groups, business leaders and donors
  • Work with external partners and the Cascade team to run activism campaigns at the local, regional, and state level
  • Ensure Sound Transit’s East Link Stations include adequate bike and pedestrian infrastructure, through collaboration with Sound Transit and the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond
  • Recruit, train, inspire, and mobilize Eastside and regional Cascade volunteers

Skills and Exprience

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with elected officials, governmental agencies, businesses, community leaders and community organizations to achieve results 
  •  Strong writing skills, public speaking, initiative and collaborative work style 
  • Knowledge of transportation policy, non­motorized prefered or related field 
  • Ability to quickly analyze and understand budgets and project language
  • Experience and proven leadership in developing and executing advocacy campaigns
  • Experience with electoral and advocacy campaign strategies, tactics and legal restrictions
  • Proficient in online communications and new media tools
  • Ability to travel and maintain presence (including evenings) in Kirkland, Redmond and Bellevue.

Employment Specifics  

  • Full­time salaried position with evening and weekend work required
  • Regular travel around the Puget Sound region is required
  • Reports to and is supervised by the Policy Director
  • Six­month probationary performance review by supervisor
  • Annual performance review each December
  • Monetary compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits package     

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 April 30, 2014.


Summer Bike Camp Instructors

Job description

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking instructors to teach summer camps for youth age 6-15. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic and experienced teachers with significant experience team teaching, working with youth and teaching bicycling skills. Instructors should have a history of success working with various ages (6-15 y/o) and learning styles and have an appreciation for hands-on, applied learning. In addition to specific safety and bike handling skills, the camps aim to teach critical thinking skills and encourage leadership development.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year of experience teaching youth, preferably more
  • Ability to work successfully with various learning styles and personalities
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth teaching applied, hands-on skills
Preferred qualifications
  • Certified by the League of American Bicyclists as an LCI (League Cycling Instructor)
  • Bicycle maintenance and mechanic skills and ability to teach them
  • Experience working for non-profit organizations
  • Certified in first aid and CPR

Position requirements

  • Available for curriculum and first aid training Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Available to teach several weeks between June 23 and August 29, 2014

Camp and position details

  • The camps will have about a 4:1 student:instructor ratio 
  • Positions will be seasonal and part-time
  • Positions are compensated on an hourly basis and do not include benefits 
  • Background checks will be required before camp instructors are hired 
  • Camps will be held outdoors
  • Instructors will report to the Classes and Camps Coordinator 

APPLY

Submit a resume and cover letter to joshm(at)cascadebicycleclub.org with “Camp Instructor Application” in the subject heading. The application deadline is Friday, April 25 at 5 p.m. PST.