Jobs

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

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Sponsorship & Development Coordinator

JOB OVERVIEW

The Sponsorship & Development Coordinator will work alongside Sponsorship Director and Senior Director of Development in elements of prospecting, acquisition, contracting, activation, fulfillment, reporting and stewardship of sponsorships and major donors. This position will be part of a six-person team in the Development department. Successful candidates will be creative, detail-oriented and interested in building a career in sponsorship or development.  

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help to service a portfolio of 75 partners (including 25 highly active partners) and 20-30 prospective partners
  • Help track a major donor portfolio of 200 donors and prospects
  • With guidance from Sponsorship Director, work in collaboration with multiple teams (primarily events teams and program staff) on sponsor contract fulfillment
  • Effectively track contracted elements by event or program
  • With guidance from Sponsorship Director, prepare sponsorship recap documents to effectively show value provided through sponsorship
  • Research prospects for sponsorship opportunities and major donors and refer discovered grant prospects to the grant coordinator
  • Customize sponsorship sales-pitch decks
  • Other duties as assigned

CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATION

The Sponsorship and Development Coordinator will have a strong interest in sponsorship and/or development. The position works under supervision of Sponsorship Director in the Development Department as a part of a six person Development and Membership team. The Sponsorship and Development Coordinator works in close collaboration with events, communications, and program staff to ensure exceptional cultivation, solicitation, activation and fulfillment of all sponsorship and major donor relationships.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-2 years experience in sponsorship, marketing, and/or major gifts campaigns
  • Creative, organized with great attention to detail, ability to present analysis and information
  • Proficiency in or familiarity with Google Apps for work
  • Outgoing friendly personality, comfortable communicating with a variety of sponsors and high level donors
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate with other organizational departments
  • Interest in learning and growing in sponsorship and/or development

Salary range

$40,000 – 50,000

BENEFITS

Why should you work at 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 resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please mention how you heard about this position. Position is open until filled.

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. Cascade is committed to creating safe, connected bicycle infrastructure and opportunities to ride for anyone who loves fun on two wheels. Our signature programs include Connect Puget Sound, Basics of Bicycling, She Bikes Cascade, the Major Taylor Project and many more. Learn about getting involved in our programs at cascade.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. 

Volunteer Coordinator Intern

Position OVERVIEW

The Volunteer Coordinator Intern is part of Cascade’s Events and Rides Department. This position is responsible for assisting in the recruitment, management, training and recognition of Cascade’s multi-departmental volunteers. This position focuses mainly on volunteer coordination. This is a paid internship with varying hours from April to August of 2017.  

POSITION PURPOSE 

Cascade is seeking one highly capable individual who is interested in a hands-on learning opportunity to work in the fast-paced field of volunteers and special events. The Volunteer Coordinator Intern will support the events team; volunteer management is the primary objectives of the position. The Volunteer Coordinator Intern will have the opportunity to participate in a full range of event activities, including but not limited to volunteer coordination, event setup and takedown, event and equipment logistics. Preference will be given to those applicants whose schedules align most closely with the events schedule.

2017 Events

  • Tuesday, April 25 — Bike Everywhere Breakfast
  • Saturday, April 29 — Ride for Major Taylor
  • Sunday, May 7 — Bike-N-Brews
  • Friday, May 19 — Bike Everywhere Day
  • Sunday (TBD) — Emerald City Ride
  • Sunday, June 4 — Woodinville Wine Ride
  • Saturday, June 10 — Flying Wheels Summer Century
  • Friday, July 7 — Seattle Night Ride
  • Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16 — STP
  • Friday, Aug.18–Sunday, Aug. 20 — RSVP
  • Monday, Aug. 28 — High Pass Challenge

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Requires being onsite at nearly all Cascade events, assisting with volunteer coordination
  • Assist in the recruitment, coordination, management, recognition and appreciation of Cascade’s volunteers
  • Willingness to take on a broad range of tasks related to the event
  • Pre- and post-event planning & recap
  • Learning and working with Cascade Bicycle Club volunteer database system (CERVIS)
  • Assist volunteers with registration, CERVIS accounts, scheduling and answering questions as needed
  • Supervise and facilitate evening, daytime and weekend volunteer events
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Project management and scheduling experience
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills; able to interface well with the public and work effectively with multiple stakeholders on numerous projects
  • Previous experience volunteering for nonprofit organizations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible, hard-working, self-starter
  • Ability to work independently; must meet deadlines and have the ability to manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
  • Willing to work semi-frequent evenings, early mornings and weekends
  • Ability to lift 50lbs regularly during events

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficiency with Google Drive and Google applications
  • Interest in recreational cycling a plus
  • Experience with volunteer databases
  • Experience supervising volunteers
  • Valid WA State Driver’s License
  • Experience driving large vehicles or box trucks is a plus

EMPLOYMENT SPECIFICS

  • 480-hour internship. Hours worked per week will depend on the event schedule, and the intern’s schedule. Will range from April to August, anywhere from 15-40+ hours per week, with the majority of the hours falling during the months of June through August.
  • Hourly wage of $19.23
  • Reports to and is supervised by the Volunteer Coordinator

PERKS

  • Free entry & guest pass for Cascade rides, events & classes
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Fun and passionate colleagues; networking opportunities with like-minded professionals with a range of skills
  • 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 [email protected] Please mention how you heard about this opportunity. Application deadline: March 19, 2017. 

No phone calls please. 

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 Basics of Bicycling, the Major Taylor Project and more. Learn more at cascade.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.