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Major Taylor Project Coordinator

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 on behalf of Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  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 Field Coordinator will have an established track record of building community relationships, balancing multiple tasks, and working in diverse communities.

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 worldview and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities.

This is a non-exempt, .5 FTE position eligible for benefits.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate Major Taylor Project Ride Leaders program in Seattle, Highline, and Tukwila School Districts

  • Provide MTP Ride Leaders with coaching, support, and opportunities for professional development
  • Support Ride Leaders with route mapping, ride volunteer assignment,  fleet management, evaluation, and in following established standards and procedures
  • Manage MTP bike fleet, equipment, and tools at each site in secure storage and address maintenance issues in a timely manner.  
  • Coordinate volunteers for program sites and maintenance events. Collaborate with human resources to facilitate background checks for volunteers as required by each site.
  • Assist in Ride Leader training and orientation events, building a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all participants
  • Support Major Taylor Project Build-A-Bike and Ride Club program, as needed
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead Major Taylor Project events and seasonal field trips, such as cyclocross races, Cascade major rides, and youth leadership retreats.
  • Fill in for Ride Leaders or program sites, as needed.
  • Support MTP Field Coordinator in Tacoma, as needed.

Site and Community Liaison

  • Collaborate with school leadership and teacher, after school program coordinators, students and parents with the program
  • Coordinate and/or lead student outreach efforts with Ride Leaders
  • Collaborate with like-minded community groups, identify student community engagement opportunities
  • Identify cultural or educational destinations for ride clubs and collaborate with on-site organizations to to enhance student experience
  • Discover and encourage complementary off-bike activities for students, such as advocacy opportunities
CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATION

The Education Department is an 7-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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Basic knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and lead a group safely
  • 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of cultures and build relationships
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing and mentoring volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English (eg: Spanish, Vietnamese)

HOURLY WAGE
$19.23 per hour

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 [email protected] with “Major Taylor Project Coordinator” 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. Target start date will be in August 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. Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature.

 

Digital Marketing Manager

Position Overview
Reporting to the Senior Director of Communications & Marketing, the Digital Marketing Manager uses their skills to manage the production of written, online, email, social, and visual content for external communications and marketing on behalf of Cascade Bicycle Club (a 501(c)3) nonprofit) and Washington Bikes (the affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit).

The Digital Marketing Manager works collaboratively with the Graphic Designer, Communications & Marketing Manager, Senior Director of Communications & Marketing, Technical department and provides leadership across all departments to ensure implementation of effective digital marketing strategies and tactics. The Digital Marketing Manager should have a strong understanding of current online marketing concepts, strategy and best practice.
Core responsibilities include:

  • Manage digital marketing planning, implementation and analysis for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes (80%)
  • Support Development department’s traditional and digital marketing and communication needs for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes (10%)
  • Resource hub strategic digital support (10%)

Manage digital marketing planning, implementation and analysis for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes (80%)

  • Strategic focus = Call to Action Conversion
    • Develop a website traffic plan, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and create goals and benchmarks to meet, working closely with the Tech department
    • Develop, propose, implement, manage and analyze digital marketing campaigns that drive conversion for varied calls to action that support our KPI’s
    • Generate monthly performance reports on digital marketing campaigns, strategies and tactics that help optimize and direct our methods
    • Improve the usability, design, content and conversion of the Cascade and Washington Bikes websites
    • Review new technologies and keep the company at the forefront of developments in digital marketing
    • Research opportunities to expand our reach and/or lower our cost-per-acquisition, average lifetime value, customer turn, average order value, upsell opportunities
  • Methods and tools for Call to Action Conversion
    • Utilize a range of techniques on digital platforms, including email marketing Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media marketing, marketing automation, SMS, Google Adwords and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), among others
    • Manage and organize User Experience and Website Design improvement requests
    • Develop high-quality content around important, relevant terms while leveraging staff, volunteers and blog contributors for different voices and perspectives that drive engagement
    • Manage the social media strategy for both Cascade and Washington Bikes
      • Plan, implement and monitor a social media strategy that effectively balances promotional and engagement needs
      • Manage a collaborative, cross-departmental social media team to help distribute content that educates, engages and entertains our audience and supports marketing goals
      • Expand the reach of social media channels with engaging content, live reporting and value-added marketing
      • Ensure clear, consistent social media branding and communication
      • Monitor emerging platforms, identify appropriate channels to add to the communications mix
      • Track, measure, and analyze all initiatives to report on social media ROI
      • Train support staff in each department, as needed
    • Develop, evaluate and oversee the implementation of A/B testing protocols and procedures
  • Analysis and Data Driven Decision Making
    • Create and maintain metrics reports on KPIs and marketing activities, effectiveness, and business impact, using vendor-specific dashboards, Salesforce, MailChimp, Google Analytics, and marketing analytics reports
    • Evaluate customer research, market conditions, marketing and internal/external data to develop insights and make recommendations on areas for optimization
    • Work to minimize list decay and unsubscribes while increasing the productivity of our campaign email sends

Support Development department’s traditional and digital marketing and communication needs for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes (10%)

  • Understand and maintain compliance with communication guidelines for c3 and c4 organizations
  • Respond to Development department requests in a timely manner; work with Development department to proactively identify marketing and communications opportunities that meet departmental, organization and strategic plan goals
  • Provide communications training to staff as appropriate
  • Marketing and outreach: Manage central calendar for marketing and editorial planning; work closely with staff and partner organizations to promote Cascade and WA Bikes activities through a variety of channels and activities
  • Social media: Engage Cascade and WA Bikes audience through social media; oversee social media strategy (see below above)
  • Email marketing: Engage Cascade and WA Bikes audience through campaign and transactional email marketing
  • Website: Develop and maintain website content; oversee web traffic strategy (see above section)
  • Blog: Perform editorial duties for Cascade and WA Bikes blogs. Work with Development department to identify topics of interest to Cascade and WA Bikes followers, schedule posts, monitor work assignments, edit blog posts, and write promotional blog posts
  • Print publication: Perform writing and editorial duties for quarterly print publication, including working with team in identifying articles, writing, editing copy
  • Events: Represent Cascade and WA Bikes and publicize our activities at occasional conferences and special events; assist with event logistics if necessary

Resource hub strategic digital support (10%)

  • Work with Senior Director of Marketing to plan, implement and manage the development of a Cascade resource hub
  • Research and identify appropriate format(s) for content delivery
  • Lead implementation of a map-based resource hub web approach for 2018 launch

Traits Needed for Success in This Role:

  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Organized and methodical
  • Flexible and accommodating with urgent/last-minute requests
  • Friendly, approachable demeanor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS and adhering to responsive best practices
  • Proficiency in planning digital marketing campaigns and analysis
  • Ability to work both collaboratively with a team as well as independently self-directed

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of applicable professional experience
  • Proficiency in planning and managing website KPIs, UX, design and content
  • Proficiency in content development

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.

Starting Salary Range: $45,000 - $52,000 annually
 
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 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] 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.

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.