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- For upcoming volunteer opportunities, visit cascade.org/volunteer.
AmeriCorps Service Members
Cascade Bicycle Club has been hosting AmeriCorps Service Members for over a decade. These positions are integral to the make-up of Cascade's programs and provide an experience to serve with AmeriCorps in the Washington bicycling community. These service positions are paid through AmeriCorps, but enjoy the same privileges as Casdade staff, such as commute incentives, travel and mileage reimbursement, bicycle related discounts and more. As a member of the Cascade AmeriCorps cohort, members also receive trainings, discounted classes and free ride registrations on most of Cascade events.
Please visit AmeriCorps postings to apply below:
- Major Taylor Project Coordinator
- Rides and Outreach Program Coodinator
- Volunteer Programs Coordinator
- Youth Programs Coordinator
For more information, please contact Dylan Joffe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Policy Director
The State Policy Director manages the policy wing of the Policy Department in a position shared between Cascade Bicycle Club (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) and Washington Bikes (a 501(c)(4) nonprofit). In this role the State Policy Director directly manages staff in charge of state, regional, and city policy advocacy for Cascade’s c3 work. For Washington Bikes’ c4 work the State Policy Director leads development of the state legislative strategy, oversees all electoral work, and works closely with the Washington Bikes contract lobbyist on both legislative and electoral activities. The development and maintenance of relationships with elected officials, agency staff, and key stakeholders are critical components of this position. A knowledge of electoral and grassroots campaigns is another central element to the position. The salary range is $55,000 to $65,000.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB (c3)
- Manages and coordinates with East King County Policy Manager and Central Puget Sound Policy Manager
- Sets strategy and goals for East King County Policy Manager and Central Puget Sound Policy Manager on annual basis; conducts performance reviews
- Consults and helps with policy activities and campaigns, as needed
- Coordinates local-level policy work with state legislative policy work so that the efforts are connected and effective
- Directs independent policy campaigns statewide, including work with organizational partners and grassroots advocates
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: WASHINGTON BIKES (c4)
- Plays lead role in work on state legislative issues for Washington Bikes:
- Recruits and manages the Legislative and Statewide Issues Committee, which informs and advises on state legislative policy work
- Develops policy and funding campaigns in close partnership with the organization’s contract lobbyist; is a liaison with the contract lobbyist on all state-level relationships
- Works with the Policy Department, stakeholders, and the Committee on the development of policy issues
- Manages and runs electoral work for Washington Bikes:
- Develops annual endorsement strategy and implements said strategy
- Works with Committee on endorsement development and process
- Links endorsement strategy to on-the-ground policy work
- Manages the Washington Bike PAC
- 3-7 years of experience
- Commitment to growing biking across Washington state
- Ability and interest in working in a collaborative team environment
- Solid written and oral communication skills
- Background working on government affairs and processes related to achieving policy change
- Experience with legislative processes
- Desire to work with Club members, supporters, organizational partners, and grassroots advocates to grow bicycling
- Background in endorsements and campaigns
- Organizational skills including ability to: (a) manage direct reports; (b) manage multiple projects; (c) work accurately under deadline; and (d) plan, coordinate, implement and assess the effectiveness of programs
- Experience working and collaborating with governmental agencies, corporations, community leaders, etc.
- Experience developing, leading and executing grassroots advocacy and electoral campaigns
- Experience in transportation policy (non-motorized preferred) or closely related field
- Proficient in online communications and new media tools
- Knowledge of state legislative process and individuals, ideally in Olympia
- Knowledge or experience understanding and complying with legal requirements pertaining to operation of affiliated organizations where one is a 501(c)(3) and one is a 501(c)(4) with oversight of a PAC.
CONTEXT IN THE POLICY DEPARTMENT
The State Policy Director is part of the Policy Department and reports to the Senior Policy Director. The Department works and collaborates with many departments at Cascade, including Communications and Events, as well as with consultants and volunteers. A significant element of this role works under Washington Bikes, especially state legislative activity and endorsements. The Director manages the East King County Policy Manager and the Central Puget Sound Policy Manager. The State Policy Director will work in teams statewide to advance policy priorities. Due to the large-scale nature of event rides and their importance to the fiscal well- being of Cascade, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events.
Why should you work for Cascade?
- Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
- Matching contributions to a 401(k) account
- Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to 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 most Cascade events
- Fun and passionate co-workers
- Meaningful work making the state a better place for bicycling
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in a single PDF document to email@example.com by June 30, 2016. Please mention how you heard about this position.
Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. 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 Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.
Washington Bikes grows bicycling all across the state of Washington every day. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008. Learn more at WAbikes.org.
Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work.
Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.