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Youth Programs Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Director of Education, the Youth Programs Manager oversees Cascade’s bicycle/pedestrian safety education programming. Broadly, this is accomplished through teaching, training, program management and development, curriculum development, cultivating community relationships, and fostering and supporting youth and adult leaders in their communities.  The Youth Programs Manager oversees these school and community-based programs: Let’s Go, statewide and local Safe Routes to School programming, summer camps, active transportation encouragement programs, and contracted bike/pedestrian safety work.  The Youth Programs Manager will collaborate with the Fleet Manager and Major Taylor Project Manager, colleagues on the Education team, to actualize departmental priorities.

This is an exempt full-time position. This position includes some field-based responsibilities.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage the Let’s Go Program — Cascade’s 3-week-long bicycle and pedestrian safety education program taught by P.E. teachers — in 4 local school districts (Seattle, Lake Washington, Edmonds, and Highline)
  • Oversee logistics for program, including program materials
  • Collaborate with Fleet Manager for use and maintenance of fleet bikes and program assets
  • Manage adaptive component of Let’s Go program for students with disabilities in coordination with community partners
  • Collect, analyze, and report program data and outcomes
  • Design and deliver teacher training in 4 school districts
  • Create district-wide fleet schedules in coordination with community partners
  • Manage program budget with support of Senior Director of Education
  • Evaluate program, including feedback from users, and implement improvements
Manage activities for statewide Safe Routes to School grant, currently in 58 school districts
  • Responsible for executing, tracking, billing, and reporting Cascade’s grant deliverables as a subcontractor of Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
  • Conduct teacher trainings throughout state with support of local trainers
  • Provide technical assistance for previously-funded school districts
  • Oversee mini-grant program with support of Youth Programs Coordinator (YPC)
  • Collaborate with grant partners (OSPI, WSDOT, Feet First) on grant deliverables
Deliver and manage Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant activities and other contracted programming such as:
  • Comprehensive SRTS programming at schools in nearby school districts (bike clubs, community education)
  • Bike2Health community education activities (classes, events, rides)
Manage summer camp program both in Magnuson Park and White Center with support from the Youth Programs Coordinator    
  • Design and deliver instructor training
  • Select and supervise camp instructors
  • Manage program, camp curriculum and supporting materials for continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with Communications department to develop marketing plan and promotional materials
  • Evaluate program, including feedback from parents/guardians, and implement improvements
Supervise Youth Programs Coordinator
  • Support and mentor Youth Programs Coordinator (YPC)
  • Provide oversight of all programs coordinated by the YPC
  • Meet with YPC for weekly check-in
  • Provide feedback throughout the year on performance and conduct annual review of YPC

CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATION

The Education Department is an 8-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities 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.

The Youth Programs Manager will have an established track record of building community relationships, balancing multiple projects and meeting target outcomes. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2 years of program management experience
  • Experience working with youth between ages of 6 and 15
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience staying flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to pass background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth with disabilities
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Experience in mentoring adults in teaching practices
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience teaching bicycling or other healthy activities to youth

SALARY FOR POSITION

 

$45,000-$50,000

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 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 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to [email protected] with “Youth Programs Manager position” in the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2017; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be in February 2017. 

ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Let’s Go, the Major Taylor Project and more. 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 industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work related to bicycling and/or transportation.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. 

Youth Programs Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Youth Programs Coordinator supports Cascade’s bicycle/pedestrian safety education programming. This is accomplished through coordinating our school and community-based programs including: Let’s Go, statewide Safe Routes to School program, Bike to School, summer camps, and other programs within the Education department.

This is a non-exempt full-time position. This position includes field-based responsibilities.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the Let’s Go Program — Cascade’s 3-week-long bicycle and pedestrian safety education program taught by P.E. teachers — in 4 local school districts (Seattle, Lake Washington, Edmonds, and Highline)
    • Serve as point person for school staff in communicating about the curriculum, delivery, and maintenance of bikes
    • Provide on-site support, as requested, particularly in high needs communities
    • Support adaptive component of Let’s Go program in coordination with community partners for full inclusion of students with disabilities
    • Collaborate with Fleet Manager about delivery schedule and program needs
    • Assist with teacher training and bicycle deliveries, as needed
    • Compile program outcomes
    • Coordinate volunteers supporting the program
       
  • Support the statewide Safe Routes to School program, currently in 58 school districts
    • Administer mini-grant program
    • Assist with teacher trainings
    • Manage supply of items required by school districts
       
  • Execute Safe Routes to School grant activities and other contracted activities such as:
    • Coordinate and lead after-school bike club
    • Organize adult maintenance and riding classes
    • Coordinate and deliver bike rodeos and community rides with volunteers
       
  • Coordinate active transportation encouragement and training programs including Bike to School, community leader training, bike rodeos, school safety assemblies, and helmet program
    • Present at school bike and pedestrian safety assemblies
    • Serve as community resource for bike rodeos supplies and training
    • Oversee bike helmet program
    • Coordinate Bike to School program including supporting community leaders, promoting program, procuring all print materials and incentives
       
  • Serve as summer camp coordinator    
    • Coordinate daily logistics, program supplies
    • Serve as point person for communicating with parents and camp instructors
    • Fill in for camp instructors, as needed
    • Assist with instructor training
    • Serve as on-site administrator while camp is in session  

CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATION

The Education Department is an 8-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities 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.

As summer camp coordinator, the position requires general full-time availability from early June to late August.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1 year of program coordination experience
  • Experience working with youth between ages of 6 and 15
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience staying flexible in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Must be able to ride a bicycle

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience teaching bicycling or other healthy activities to youth
  • Basic bike maintenance skills
  • Experience working with youth with disabilities

SALARY FOR THE POSITION

 

$40,000

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 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 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Youth Programs Coordinator position” in the subject of the email. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2017; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be in February 2017. 

ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Let’s Go, the Major Taylor Project and more. 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 industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work related to bicycling and/or transportation.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. 

Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator-White Center

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Major Taylor Project Manager, the MTP Field Coordinator will coordinate local MTP clubs, creating a supportive cohort, and will mentor the Ride Leaders in delivering the program.  The MTP Field Coordinator will seek and facilitate related leadership opportunities for students in the community, understanding the bike as a tool for transformation.  

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.  MTP is 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 world view and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities.

This is a non-exempt, .5 FTE position.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate Major Taylor Project Ride Leaders and program in Seattle, Highline, and Tukwila School Districts
  • Provide MTP Ride Leader coaching, coordination, and development
  • Manage assigned MTP bike fleet, equipment, and tools.  Address maintenance issues
  • Coordinate volunteer bike maintenance events
  • Collaborate with MTP leadership, including attending weekly Major Taylor Project team meetings (via conference call)
  • Support Ride Leaders with route mapping, ride volunteer assignment, or fleet management
  • Support Ride Leaders in following established procedures around attendance, ride documentation, safety checklists,
  • Assist in Ride Leader training and orientation events, building a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all participants
  • Facilitate and deliver Major Taylor Project Build-A-Bike and Ride Club curriculum, as needed
  • Oversee administration of Group Health Research pre/post-evaluation questionnaires for each new student and follow-up evaluations twice per season.
Event organization & implementation 
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead Major Taylor Project events and seasonal field trips, such as cyclocross races, Cascade major rides, and youth leadership retreat
Site Liaison
  • Engage school leadership and faculty, after school program coordinators, student advisors, student government, associated student body (ASB), students and parents with the program
  • Facilitate volunteer background screening, as required by each site
  • Secure and manage fleet storage at each site
  • Coordinate and/or lead student outreach efforts with Ride Leaders
Facilitate community engagement
  • Collaborate with like-minded community groups, identify student community engagement opportunities
  • Create new and leverage existing local community contacts
  • Discover and encourage complementary off-bike activities for students, such as advocacy opportunities
White Center Bike Playground programming
  • Coordinate staffing and deliver programming at White Center Bike Playground (WCBP)
  • Oversee on-site fleet of bikes and supplies
  • Collaborate with community partners to activate space

CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATION

The Education Department is an 8-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities 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.

The Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will have an established track record of building community relationships, balancing multiple projects, and working in diverse communities. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Basic knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with youth, teen, or families
  • Youth programming experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Must be self-directed and detail-oriented
  • Basic computer competence
  • Must be able to pass a background check

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing and mentoring volunteers
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and lead a group safely
  • Strong community connections in areas served by Major Taylor programming
  • Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English (eg: Spanish, Vietnamese)

SALARY FOR THE POSITION

$20,000 per year (This is a .5 FTE position)

BENEFITS

Why should you work for Cascade?
  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k)
  • 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 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@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator-White Center” in the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2017; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position.  Target start date will be in February 2017. 

ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Let’s Go, the Major Taylor Project and more. 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 industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work related to bicycling and/or transportation.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. 

Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator-Tacoma

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Major Taylor Project Manager, the MTP Field Coordinator will coordinate local MTP clubs, creating a supportive cohort, and will mentor the Ride Leaders in delivering the program. The MTP Field Coordinator will seek and facilitate related leadership opportunities for students in the community, understanding the bike as a tool for transformation.  

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. MTP is 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 world view and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities.

This is a non-exempt, .5 FTE position.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate Major Taylor Project Ride Leaders and program in Tacoma
  • Provide MTP Ride Leader coaching, coordination, and development
  • Manage assigned MTP bike fleet, equipment, and tools. Address maintenance issues
  • Coordinate volunteer bike maintenance events
  • Collaborate with MTP leadership, including attending weekly Major Taylor Project team meetings (via conference call)
  • Support Ride Leaders with route mapping, ride volunteer assignment, or fleet management
  • Support Ride Leaders in following established procedures around attendance, ride documentation, safety checklists,
  • Assist in Ride Leader training and orientation events, building a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all participants
  • Facilitate and deliver Major Taylor Project Build-A-Bike and Ride Club curriculum, as needed
  • Oversee administration of Group Health Research pre/post-evaluation questionnaires for each new student and follow-up evaluations twice per season.
Event organization & implementation 
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead Major Taylor Project events and seasonal field trips, such as cyclocross races, Cascade major rides, and youth leadership retreat
Site Liaison
  • Engage school leadership and faculty, after school program coordinators, student advisors, student government, associated student body (ASB), students and parents with the program
  • Facilitate volunteer background screening, as required by each site
  • Secure and manage fleet storage at each site
  • Coordinate and/or lead student outreach efforts with Ride Leaders
Facilitate community engagement
  • Collaborate with like-minded community groups, identify student community engagement opportunities
  • Create new and leverage existing local community contacts
  • Discover and encourage complementary off-bike activities for students, such as advocacy opportunities

CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATION

The Education Department is an 8-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities 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.

The Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will have an established track record of building community relationships, balancing multiple projects, and working in diverse communities. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Basic knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with youth, teen, or families
  • Youth programming experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Must be self-directed and detail-oriented
  • Basic computer competence
  • Must be able to pass a background check

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing and mentoring volunteers
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and lead a group safely
  • Strong community connections in areas served by Major Taylor programming
  • Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English (eg: Spanish, Vietnamese)

SALARY FOR THE POSITION

$20,000 per year (This is a .5 FTE position)

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 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 [email protected]with “Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator-Tacoma” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2016; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date for the position will be January 2, 2017.

ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Let’s Go, the Major Taylor Project and more. 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 industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work related to bicycling and/or transportation.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. 

Human Resources Manager

JOB OVERVIEW 

Cascade Bicycle Club seeks a full-time Human Resources (HR) Manager to lead HR in a high-volume and fast-paced work environment for approximately 36 full-time employees and ~25 part-time/seasonal staff. The Human Resources Manager is responsible for the operational and strategic management of all activities related to human resources. The HR Manager will have the opportunity to update and standardize a consistent and constructive approach to performance planning/improvement and to create a leadership development process across the organization. Responsibilities are carried out on behalf of Cascade, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and its affiliated 501(c)(4), Washington Bikes.

The ideal candidate will be an approachable, process-driven, experienced human resources professional with a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The HR Manager has some part-time help, but has primary responsibility for all functions and will welcome the variety that comes with such a role.

Reporting to the Chief Strategic Officer, the Human Resources Manager will lead the organization's human resources programs, policies, and practice, including hiring, onboarding, salary benchmarking, employee relations, professional and leadership development, performance management, and legal compliance. This position will work in conjunction with multiple programs and across all departments and liaise with the senior leadership team in service of Cascade’s vision (Bicycling for All); mission (Improving Lives Through Bicycling); and values (Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, Fun).

JOB 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 and other activities to nurture team spirit and clear communications for a positive and achievement-oriented working environment; facilitate employee engagement committee, provide staff support for Equity/Diversity/Inclusion Committee
  • Keep the executive director and the executive 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 human resource 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
  • Manage employee orientation to provide an informational and welcoming grounding in Cascade work, culture, and processes
  • Manage employee exits to provide feedback to supervisors and coworkers for continuous improvement in workplace practice 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; conduct bi-annual updates of the Employee Handbook to include latest policies and procedures
  • Ensure human resources legal compliance for the organization
  • Maintain complete personnel files
  • Complete all state and federally mandated reports, prepare monthly and ad-hoc 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 pay plan 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

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4-5 years working experience in HR
  • Solid knowledge of employment laws and principles of employee relations
  • Work with and demonstrated support of diverse communities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, active listening, strong communication, problem-resolution, negotiation, and culture development skills
  • Basic computer competence
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented
  • 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

  • Demonstrated ability in creative human resources recruiting
  • Experience in an organization that has deepened its commitment and implementation of initiatives around equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • HR Generalist certified or equal training, or above
  • Demonstrable experience with HR metrics
  • Experience in an organizational structure that has both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) affiliates
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in a language other than English a plus
  • Additional Requirement: Due to the large-scale nature of Cascade’s events and their importance to our financial ability to deliver on our mission, all staff members are required to work several weekend rides and events each year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and events chosen by each staff member.

Salary for the position

Pay range: Cascade maintains equitable and transparent pay bands for every position in the organization. The HR Manager salary is in the range of $47,000-$55,000, DOQ/DOE.

BENEFITS

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 and reimbursement for bike miles ridden for work purposes
  • 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

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in a single PDF document to [email protected] Review of applications will begin Nov. 28, 2016; the position is open until filled. Target start date is January 2017. Please mention how you heard about this position.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,300+-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, 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 industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work related to bicycling and/or transportation.

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.

 

Accounting Manager

JOB OVERVIEW 

The Accounting Manager is part of Cascade’s Finance and Operations Department which supports all activities of Cascade Bicycle Club. The Accounting Manager has responsibilities ranging from leading parts of the annual audit to daily reconciliations. This person supervises the Accounting & HR Clerk. Success on the job means the financial side of Cascade’s events, grants and staff time allocations are seamless and result in a clean and easy audit process, and that the administrative side of HR is smooth. This role needs someone who can see the larger financial picture of the organization while also being able to track transactions on a daily basis. The Accounting Manager is a full-time position that reports to the Senior Director of Finance & Operations, and the salary range is $47,000 to $55,000. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process payroll, create payroll journal entries and reporting
  • Perform monthly and quarterly reconciliations
  • Produce monthly reports for directors
  • Calculate and submit monthly/quarterly tax filings
  • Ensure that receivables are collected promptly
  • Assist Finance Director with budgets, audits, and year-end close
  • Maintain an orderly financial filing system
  • Import and export files using Excel and Financial Edge
  • Manage retirement and health insurance accounts
  • Assist HR Director with implementation of policies and and processes
  • Supervise and support Accounting & HR Clerk
  • Some evening and weekend work is required

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Non-profit accounting administration experience, including one year management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and handle a variety of different tasks to support the organization as a whole
  • Very strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Prefer experience working with Financial Edge
  • Fast, efficient data entry skills, preferably with experience working with a database interface (Drupal, Civi, and Salesforce experience preferred)
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with employees in different roles and with varying skill-sets
  • Proactive problem solver/Confidentiality of utmost importance
  • An interest in and commitment to Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and high level attention to detail
  • Ability to operate desktop computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and specialized software applications in a network environment
  • Associates degree preferred

THE FINANCE AND OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

The Finance & Operations Department is home to finance, human resources, organizational development, volunteer programs, technology, customer service and physical facilities functions. Guided by the values of efficiency, productivity and continuous improvement, the Finance & Operations team partners with and provides support for all other departments at Cascade to create a great work environment, optimizing performance and maximizing engagement across the entire organization. 

BENEFITS

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 Puget Sound region a better place for bicycling

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in a single PDF document to [email protected] Review of applications begins Friday, Sept. 30, 2016; the position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position.
 

Grants & Development Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW

Cascade Bicycle Club (a 501c3 nonprofit) and Washington Bikes (the 501c4 affiliate of Cascade) seek a strong writer interested in learning the field of grant seeking and data entry.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Membership and Development, the Grants and Development Coordinator supports a successful and growing 5-person development team responsible for all non-ride revenue to the organizations in the context of a $6 million annual budget.

The Grants and Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all grant-seeking and stewardship activities (approximately 60% FTE) and gift processing as time allows (approximately 40% FTE) for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. The position includes a weeklong comprehensive grant training and mentorship by a seasoned grant professional. This is a new, non-exempt,  full-time position.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Data entry using Salesforce: filing, gift and membership entry, acknowledgements and administrative support as needed.

  • Grant writing: Conduct prospect research, create calendar, coordinate program staff information gathering, write proposals and reports, track results. 

  • Assist with development events including Bike Everywhere Breakfast and major donor and membership events

  • Write other development and membership-related pieces for web and publications

  • Handle some phone inquiries from members and donors

  • Contribute to team planning and strategy sessions

  • Attend community trainings and stay abreast of grant writing best practices.

  • Comply with all record-keeping requirements pertaining to operations within a 501c3 and 501c4 organizational structure (training supplied)

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism or other writing-intensive subject encouraged but not required
  • Strong desire to pursue a career in development

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Fast learner, good listener/information gatherer

  • Proficiency in software applications (bonus, if you have worked with Google office products and Salesforce)

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Experience working in an office environment

  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to interact with a variety of individuals and audiences graciously

  • Ability to write in a clear, succinct, emotionally engaging manner

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team

  • Comfort level to manage multiple tasks with interruptions in an energetic, open office environment

  • Capability to work well under pressure with periodic heavy workloads

  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for bicycling and an ambition to learn the field of development from the ground up.

CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATIONS

The development department is currently a 5-person team which includes a Senior Director for Membership and Development, a Director of Sponsorship and Corporate Partnerships, a Development and Membership Manager and a Development and Membership Coordinator.  In 2017 Q2, the department will also add a Sponsorship and Major Gifts Coordinator. Department work supports growth of both Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes as affiliated organizations, with the majority of time spent on Cascade functions. The department is highly dependent upon successful collaboration with all departments within the organizations including:  Education, Policy, Finance/Operations, Events and Rides, Marketing and Communications, and Executive teams. 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.

SALARY FOR THE POSITION

$40,000 - $45,000 DOE

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 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 writing sample(s) all in a single PDF document to [email protected] with “Grants and Membership Coordinator” in the subject of the email. Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Basics of Bicycling, the Major Taylor Project and more. 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! Learn more at WAbikes.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. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.