Jobs

Cascade is a great place to work and volunteer. We thank you for your interest. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Job openings:

Human Resources Manager

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Major Taylor Project (MTP) Coordinator

Major Taylor Project Coordinator - Americorps

Volunteering:

For upcoming volunteer opportunities, visit cascade.org/volunteer.

Human Resources Manager

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking a full-time Human Resources Manager to lead and manage all organizational people functions in a high-volume and fast-paced nonprofit work environment for approximately 35 full-time employees and 25 part-time/seasonal staff. The HR Manager is responsible for the operational and strategic management of all activities related to human resources for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade.  The ideal candidate will be a compassionate professional who is process-driven, highly experienced in all areas of human resources, and has a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Job Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the HR Manager will lead the organization's human resources programs, policies, and practices including recruiting/talent acquisition, onboarding/offboarding, salary and benefits benchmarking, employee relations, professional and leadership development, performance management, and legal compliance. The HR Manager will have the opportunity to create a standardized and impactful approach to performance management and leadership development for the entire organization. This position will work in conjunction with multiple programs and across all departments while also serving as a professional consultant to the Senior Leadership Team and an HR advisor to the Executive Director. This position will also serve as the main liaison between the organization and its third party benefits broker company.

Core Responsibilities

Development of Human Resource Functions

  • Research, develop, recommend, implement, monitor and evaluate HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall organizational strategy and strategic goals.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops/webinars, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal network.
  • Assess overall HR demands, recommend changes and use of outside capacity as needed.

Training, Development, and Leadership Planning

  • Identify training needs; manage training/professional development programs that foster high performance and enable people to grow with the organization.
  • Oversee and assess a performance appraisal system and performance improvement processes.
  • Develop a leadership plan for the organization that fosters career growth, retention of talented employees, and succession planning for the long-range management needs of a growing statewide organization.

Organizational Development

  • Participate in a process of organization development that plans, communicates, and integrates the results of strategic planning throughout the organization.
  • Ensure organizational values are reflected in HR functions.
  • Identify and monitor the organization's culture so that it supports the attainment of organizational and strategic goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  • Plan and facilitate All-Staff meetings with Executive Director, and lead other activities to nurture team spirit and clear communications for a positive and achievement-oriented working environment. Provide support for the Racial Equity Committee.
  • Keep the executive director and the senior leadership team informed of significant problems that jeopardize the achievement of organizational goals, and those that are not being addressed adequately at the line management level.

Employee Relations

  • Serve as point person for employee issues, approaching the role as a bridge for management and employee relations for learning, understanding and connection across the organization; provide a sounding board and serve as coach for improvement of performance at all levels of the organization.
  • Coach and train managers in their communication, feedback, recognition, and interaction responsibilities with the employees who report to them.

Employment

  • Support current and future organizational needs through the recruitment, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a talented and diverse workforce.
  • Oversee all elements of hiring for talent recruitment and legal compliance; work with hiring managers to create and update job descriptions; create and manage job postings to reach a broadly diverse pool of qualified applicants. Complete background checks on candidates during offer process.
  • Manage employee orientation and onboarding to provide an informational and welcoming grounding in Cascade work, culture, and processes.
  • Manage employee exits and offboarding to provide feedback to supervisors and coworkers for continuous improvement in workplace practices and to position departing employees for future growth and success; analyze exit data and formulate recommendations to management to prioritize training and provide decision support through HR metrics.

Law and Compliance

  • Review policies and procedures, update as needed for legal compliance and best practices; provide regular trainings and utilize other techniques to familiarize all employees with necessary information; maintain updates of the Employee Handbook to include latest policies and procedures.
  • Ensure human resources legal compliance for the organization and its employees.
  • Maintain hardcopy and electronic personnel files. Ensure compliance with documentation retention policies.
  • Complete all city, state, and federally mandated reports and/or census. Prepare monthly and ad-hoc employee reports, assist with internal and external audits.
  • Oversee and provide guidance on employee practices with respect to compliance with c3/c4 legal requirements.

Benefits and Compensation Management

  • Maintain compensation philosophy and benefits program.
  • Lead competitive market research to recommend pay practices and pay bands that help to recruit and retain superior staff.
  • Analyze Cascade’s benefits mix relative to peer nonprofits and organizations in the region; recommend changes as needed to be a competitive employer; lead the development of benefit orientations and other benefits training for employees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-8 years experience in HR management.
  • Demonstrated ability in employee relation management, leadership coaching, and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability in creative talent sourcing and recruiting.
  • Solid knowledge of city, state, and federal employment laws and principles of employee relations.
  • Experience working with and supporting diverse communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, active listening, strong communication, problem-resolution, negotiation, and culture development skills.
  • Advanced skills with Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc.)
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Detail oriented and resourceful.
  • Ability to formulate strategy and the leadership skills to engage others in implementation and evaluation of the results.
  • Calm demeanor in emotionally charged situations and the ability to exercise diplomacy and deal effectively with conflict.
  • Ability to consistently set a positive example through supporting the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Commitment to professional handling of confidential information.
  • Must be flexible in response to changing priorities and be able to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced experience and knowledge of similarities/differences between nonprofit and for-profit organizational culture and talent management a plus.
  • Experience in a nonprofit organizational structure that has both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) affiliates.
  • Experience in an organization that has deepened its commitment and implementation of initiatives around equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • SPHR certified a plus.
  • Demonstrable experience with HR reporting and metrics. Experience with ADP and Salesforce a plus.
  • Supervisory experience a plus.
  • Experience serving on a leadership team a plus.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in a language other than English a plus

Salary Range

$51,000-$66,000 annually

This is a full-time, exempt position

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well-being of Cascade and WA Bikes, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events. this position may also require some evening and weekend work.

Benefits

  • 100% employer sponsored medical, dental, vision, and STD/LTD insurance.
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance.
  • Voluntary participation in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • 4 weeks vacation per year that is front-loaded and prorated based on actual start date.
  • 12 sick days, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 26 - 31, and a flexible work schedule to promote work/life balance.
  • 401(k) participation.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.

Office Environment & Culture

  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “HR Manager” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance and Washington State Fair Chance Act.  Position is open until filled.

The Organizations

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.

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Position Overview

Reporting to the Major Taylor Project (MTP) Manager, Ride Leaders lead weekly after-school urban bicycling rides at various high schools and middle schools in South King County and Pierce County. We are currently seeking Instructors in Tacoma and Seattle.

Position Purpose

The effort of MTP intentionally serves diverse, low-income communities to increase access to bicycling. Ride leaders work directly with students in schools that are rich in racial and ethnic diversity. As such, MTP Ride Leaders must be well equipped with social sensitivity skills and have experience navigating and leading conversations relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ride Leaders are responsible for creating a healthy, safe, and empowering environment for all participants in the ride club. Ride leaders have experience working with and are passionate about youth and are excited to share the joy of bicycling!

Core Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead weekly rides and Spring/Summer field trips.  
  • Ride planning includes route mapping, ride volunteer assignment, and teaching safe cycling habits/behavior.
  • Conduct outreach for and lead spring ride club at assigned MTP location.
  • Attend monthly MTP meetings.
  • Keep record of attendance, destination, time, and mileage for each ride in tandem with other ride leaders.
  • Administer Group Health Research pre-evaluation questionnaires for each new student and follow-up evaluations twice per season.

Anticipated Work Schedule

This is a part-time, non-exempt position anticipated to work 12-15 hrs./week. MTP Ride Leaders are responsible for 2-3 clubs per week, at 4-5 hours each session. Time and location depend on the overall MTP team schedule, and we work for a balance that best fits the group.

In addition, due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of the organization, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events that may require some evening and weekend work.  Availability is especially needed for event rides throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer, approximately 3-4 times a season. Event ride schedule will be provided by the MTP Manager.

Context in Organization

The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is year-round, youth development program produced by the Education Department at Cascade Bicycle Club. The Education Department and MTP focus on integrating bicycling, healthy living, bicycle safety, road safety awareness, and the importance of working toward individual goals. MTP is especially focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational and transportation cycling, creating an inclusive culture of bicycling.  MTP uses the bicycle to help students expand their worldview and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities.

We strive to facilitate opportunities for students to become participants in communities of learning that foster empowerment and joy, where the bicycle is a tool for transformation. We commit to a spirit of continuous improvement in both our teaching practice and program development. We believe in the fundamental concept of inclusion and commit to serving all students well by making decisions that prioritize equitable access and support community goals.

Required Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and lead a group safely
  • Experience working with youth
  • Social sensitivity skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Experience navigating and leading conversations relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Punctuality and organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn

Desired Qualifications

  • Great cycling skills and a knowledge of bike mechanics
  • Experience mentoring colleagues and peers
  • Direct communication and group facilitation capacity
  • Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English, a huge plus

Hourly Wage

$15.00 per hour

Benefits for this Position

  • Optional supplemental health, dental, vision, STD, critical care, and accident insurance coverage
  • 401(k) participation.
  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides
  • Talented and passionate co-workers committed to our values: Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun
  • Meaningful work making Washington state a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in a single PDF document to resume@cascade.org with “Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor” in the subject line of the email. Please mention how you heard about this position.

This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance. Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

100% of this position is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club.

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.

Major Taylor Project (MTP) Coordinator

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Major Taylor Project Manager, the Major Taylor Project (MTP) Coordinator will coordinate 5-10 MTP bicycling clubs, creating a supportive cohort, and will mentor Project Ride Leaders and volunteers in delivering the Project on behalf of Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The MTP Coordinator will seek and facilitate related leadership opportunities for students in the community, understanding the bike as a tool for transformation and social justice. The MTPCoordinator will have an established track record of building relationships in diverse communities, balancing multiple tasks, and working with historically-marginalized youth.

The Major Taylor Project is a year-round, youth development program integrating bicycling, healthy living, bicycle safety, road safety awareness and the importance of working toward individual goals.

The MTP seeks to understand and dismantle racism within the community by introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational and transportation cycling. In addition to creating an inclusive culture of bicycling, the MTP uses the bicycle to help students expand their worldview and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a variable work schedule. Evening and weekend work will be periodically required for this position. Ability to travel within the state of Washington is also required.

Department Overview:

Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education programming aims to be inclusive of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and reaches diverse communities throughout the state.

We strive to facilitate opportunities for students to become participants in communities of learning that foster empowerment and joy, where the bicycle is a tool for transformation. We commit to a spirit of continuous improvement in both our teaching practice and program development. We believe in the fundamental concept of inclusion and commit to serving all students well by making decisions that prioritize equitable access and support community goals.

Core Responsibilities:

Communication and Coordination 

  • Under the supervision of the MTP Manager, coordinate, support, and supervise the MTP Ride Leaders in Seattle, Highline and Tukwila School Districts - ensuring successful professional development and Ride Club success (via materials distribution, organization strategies, scheduling, fleet coordination, and regular check-ins)
  • Work in tandem with the MTP Tacoma Coordinator to align program goals and outcomes across the Project, including all components of the role (communication and coordination, program infrastructure organization and resource management, youth development and enrichment, volunteer infrastructure, and racial equity)
  • Collaborate with school leadership and teacher/s, after school program coordinator/s, students and parents/guardians within the program
  • Coordinate and/or lead student outreach efforts with Ride Leaders
  • Assist in Ride Leader training and orientation events, building a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all participants
  • Support MTP Build-A-Bike and Ride Clubs through community partnerships in the Seattle region
  • In collaboration with the MTP team - plan, coordinate, and lead MTP events and seasonal field trips, such as cyclocross races, Cascade major rides, and youth leadership retreats
  • Lead the coordination of staffing at each MTP Ride Club north-end location
  • Program Infrastructure Organization and Resource Management
  • Evaluate and administer program data collection methods to support data-driven decision-making and program growth
  • Maintain and organize program supply inventory at multiple locations, and ensure the safety of all equipment throughout the duration of the MTP season (ex. Helmet safety checks)
  • Coordinate with multiple program partners, including the Fleet Manager and team, regarding numerous programmatic details and logistics - both electronically and face-to-face
  • Promote and advertise MTP programming using the numerous networking resources available to Cascade staff (i.e. newsletters, website, volunteer portal, etc.)
  • Keep electronic and physical materials/resources organized, functional, up-to-date and accessible and work to develop organizational practices and systems which support a legacy of shared information, knowledge, and access - both written and electronically

Youth Development & Enrichment

  • Work collaboratively with the Ride Leaders to pursue opportunities for youth to learn and engage with their local communities, organizations and advocacy opportunities
  • Facilitate and mentor Ride Leaders in pre-and-post ride/event reflection methodology
  • Model conflict resolution strategies and support all team members in navigating program successes and challenges
  • Volunteer Infrastructure
  • Recruit, train, schedule and manage program volunteers: recommend and develop ongoing recruitment and retention practices
  • Formulate training policies and schedules, utilizing knowledge of identified training needs and methods for effectiveness
  • Facilitate regular communication with volunteers for programming support
  • Ensure and facilitate background checks and onboarding practices

Racial Equity

  • Explore and implement outreach opportunities for MTP to provide support, training and growth opportunities to all community members (youth, staff, community partners, etc)
  • Assess MTP programming through a racial equity lens in partnership with Cascade’s Racial Equity Committee and other MTP staff

Attributes Needed For Success In This Role:

  • Strong inter and intra-personal skills, and a desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Patience and attention to detail
  • Flexibility and a commitment to building and maintaining authentic relationships
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Commitment to racial and educational equity
  • Self-motivated and driven to come up with creative solutions and process improvements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year of program coordination experience
  • Understanding of and demonstrated abilities working with culturally diverse communities on social justice initiatives
  • Knowledge of youth development, adult learners, group development strategies, and successful program structures
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Experience working with youth, especially between the ages of 13 and 18
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and facilitating adult coworkers
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and accountable with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Teaching/leading/facilitating skills and experiences
  • Basic bike safety knowledge, riding capabilities and ride leading (or similar)
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of educational colleagues, and demonstrated experience staying flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid WA Driver’s License, and 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to lift 50lbs one-three times per week in the form of moving 10-50 bicycles to/from storage or on/off trucks and trailers
  • Ability and willingness to work outdoors occasionally during all seasons and about six-eight hours/day during events

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in multicultural education and cross-cultural community building
  • Commitment to educational equity through courageous youth programming and leadership
  • Experience teaching bicycling or other healthy activities to youth
  • Ability to speak other languages
  • Basic bike maintenance skills
  • Experience managing and mentoring volunteers and staff
  • Ability to drive large vehicles with towing capacities (12-person vans, rental trucks, etc.), or a willingness to learn

Salary Range:

$20.67 per hour

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and WA Bikes, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

Benefits: Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and STD/LTD insurance. 
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance. 
  • Voluntary participation in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). 
  • 4 weeks vacation per year that is front-loaded and prorated based on actual start date.
  • 12 sick days, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 26th - 31st, and a flexible work schedule to promote work/life balance. 
  • 401(k) participation.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.

Office Environment & Culture

  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting. 
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks. 
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed. 
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun! 
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “MTP Coordinator” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

 

This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check, including a Motor Vehicle/Driving Record. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance and Washington State Fair Chance Act.  Position is open until filled.

Position is open until filled. Target start date will be October 1, 2019. 

About the Organization:

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 15,000-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.

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.

 

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