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:

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Rides Program Manager

Volunteering:

AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator

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

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
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k)
  • 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.

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Rides Program Manager

Position Summary

Free Group Rides are a core component of how Cascade Bicycle Club engages with the Puget Sound Bicycling Community.  This unique program involves 300 volunteer ride leaders who create and support a variety of different kinds of rides throughout the year, ideal for both new and established riders with over 2500 different rides annually.

The Rides Program Manager oversees, manages, and promotes Cascade Bicycle Club’s Rides Program, including Free Group Rides (FGR), Tours, Ride Around Washington, Cascade Training Series (CTS), and other ride programs as needed. This staff position provides leadership and management to the Rides Program to meet its expansion and diversification objectives and to support the strategic objectives of the club. The Rides Program Manager Co-Chairs Cascade’s Rides Committee, RAW Committee, and CTS Committee and is responsible for the strategic direction and annual work plans of the Free Group Rides and other programs and supports the 300 or so volunteers of the ride leader community. This position reports to the Director of Rides and Events.

Core Responsibilities

Outreach & Programming
  • Identify and develop new ride opportunities in communities that have limited or no participation in Cascade rides with the goal of creating new, self-sustaining rides serving new riders and communities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations, community groups, businesses, and others to promote, expand, diversify, and support the Rides Program.
  • In cooperation with the Club’s Marketing and Communications Department, ensure the development and execution of a rides program marketing plan and its coordination with club-wide marketing, to expand the number and diversity of riders participating on daily rides and training series rides.
  • Identify and execute on opportunities to collaborate with and support other Cascade programs (i.e. Events, Education, and Advocacy) to advance the mission of the Club.
  • Help build, implement and manage a functional, efficient, and effective structure for the recruitment and involvement of volunteers as ride leaders.
  • Actively engage in Free Group Rides, including participating in and leading rides, to ensure a close connection with both the ride leader and rider community. Ride participation and ride leader activity are part of the Rides Manager’s formal duties.
  • Ensure that TS and other training series are developed and supported to meet the needs of both new and experienced event riders and are executed effectively.
Management
  • Organize and supervise the various volunteer committees, contractors and consultants as appropriate to ensure the rides program, including Free Group Rides, Tours, Cascade Training Series, and the annual RAW Tour are effectively executed, and new rides and series are developed to meet the needs of a diverse range of riders and communities.
  • Develop annual rides program work plans and budgets in conjunction with the Rides Committee and other supporting volunteer committees.
  • Partner with club staff to establish systems that support the smooth operation and tracking of the rides program including technology, communications, administration, etc.
  • Ensure the infrastructure and systems of CBC meet the needs of the Rides Program including communicating daily rides to the public, ride leader communications, and development of ride leader, ride and rider data necessary for the effective management of rides programs.

Rides Committee Responsibilities

  • Ensure a robust calendar of daily rides that appeal to a wide range of diverse riders and that expand the geographical reach of the Club.
  • Grow the number and diversity of certified ride leaders to support the Club’s goals and increase the Club’s capacity to expand and diversify its rides and tours offerings.
  • Develop and manage ride leader awards, incentives, and recognition programs.
  • Periodically review, revise, and publish ride leader guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure that ride offerings, ride leaders and participants in Cascade rides programs adhere to the standards and policies of Cascade Bicycle Club.

Qualifications

  • Ability to ride a bicycle with a desire to participate in and lead daily rides at a variety of paces and distances.
  • Desire to build communities that bicycle and to bring the opportunity to bicycle to underserved and diverse communities and to people that represent a wide range of comfort and familiarity with bicycle riding.
  • Experience and capability of Social Media.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience working with and inspiring volunteers to action.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, be attentive to detail, and to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a collaborative style, can-do attitude, and confident and poised with the public.
  • Commitment to Cascade’s mission.
  • Salesforce experience a plus.

Work Schedule Requirement

  • Availability and willingness to frequently work evenings, weekends, and odd hours to lead rides and tours.
  • Availability and willingness to travel at least one week for tours.  Details will be provided by the Director of Rides & Events.

Salary Range

$45,000-$59,000 annually

This is a full-time, exempt position.

 

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

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade events.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • 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 three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Rides Program 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.

About the Organizations

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, Let’s Go 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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AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator

Position Overview

Cascade Bicycle Club has a vision of bicycling for all, and we are seeking an AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator to help us create this vision. The AmeriCorps member will be dedicated to sharing their knowledge and passion about active transportation to potential and experienced people who bike. This position will be focused on creating and expanding partnerships to include communities traditionally underrepresented in the biking world. This person will be supervised by the Event Communications & Outreach Manager. If you have a passion for equity and inclusion in active transportation we want you!

Core Responsibilities

  • Ability to serve at Cascade Bicycle Club M-F 8:30am-5pm
  • Ability to serve evening/weekend hours as required
  • Ability and willingness to communicate with members of the public about biking
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and age ranges
  • Answer questions regarding biking
  • Preferred passion for active transportation
  • Coordinate with partners and celebration stations for Bike Everywhere Day event
  • Attend local community events to discuss Cascade Bicycle Club programs, resources, and initiatives
  • Create and grow authentic organizational partnerships
  • Actively seek opportunities to present biking knowledge and benefits to new audiences
  • Produce written/promotional content around biking knowledge, resources, and activities
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate a group of volunteers dedicated to outreach       
  • Participate in staff and team meetings
  • Collect data regarding project and outputs

Qualifications

  • An interest in active transportation causes and an interest in sharing the benefits of active transportation with others
  • Interest in racial equity: Interest in supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes
  • Experience with outreach and working with community groups
  • Ability to communicate with diverse populations and age ranges
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Flexible, hard-working, self-starter and ability to work independently; must meet deadlines, be attentive to detail and have the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to operate desktop computer, including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to interface well with the public and work effectively with multiple stakeholders on numerous projects
  • This job requires a person is able to lift up to 30 lbs, bend, lift, stand, and move
  • Valid WA Driver’s License, but no car required.
  • Must be willing to complete a background check.
  • AA degree or relevant experience
Start Date: 10/16/18

End Date: 8/31/19

To Apply

Please apply on the AmeriCorps Portal Link

Benefits

Provided by AmeriCorps Program:
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Education award
  • Health benefits
Provided by Cascade Bicycle Club:
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free event registration and guest pass on all eligible Cascade events
  • Free registration for Cascade classes

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, 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.

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