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:

Technology Manager

Policy Director

Digital Communications Manager

Rides Program Manager

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Volunteering:

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

Technology Manager

Position Summary

Cascade Bicycle Club seeks a self-driven Technology Manager to have broad oversight of Cascade’s technology infrastructure and business applications. This role will contribute to strategy conversations and ensure that our technology is optimized to support Cascade’s strategic direction. The Technology Manager will maintain a high level of expertise in Salesforce CRM, Drupal CMS, and connected applications. The Technology Manager position requires an organized, self‐motivated team player who can collaborate successfully with non‐technical staff and technical vendors on high level strategy and technical details.

The Technology Manager works with all departments throughout the year with an emphasis on the Event Registration season where Cascade brings in 80% of its annual revenue through a complex eCommerce system on Cascade.org.  The Technology Manager’s role and schedule is largely dictated by the multiple technical projects, integrations, or implementations that are chosen for a given season or year(s).

The Technology Manager collaborates with a designated tech lead or product owner in each department to weigh the tech priorities and plan for successful tech projects that increase customer value, revenue, data driven decision making, and enhance productivity. The Technology Manager collaborates often with the Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team on all high profile initiatives. The position supervises the Database Collaborator, Developer, and part-time IT Help Desk Technician.

 

Core Responsibilities

Technology and Business Solutions Management (45%)  

  • Research and Implement Technical Solutions: Seek out and evaluate technologies to advance organization mission and goals and stay up-to-date.
  • Total Cost of Ownership TCO: Continually evaluate the TCO of Cascade’s technology solutions and aim to reduce the TCO which includes SaaS annual fees and licences, upgrades, patches, maintenance and support from staff and vendors, training and lack of flexibility to meet new business needs.
  • Accurate Data: Ensure that core data systems are functioning well, up to date and able to meet current and emerging program needs.
  • Data driven decision making: Collaborate with staff and the Database Coordinator to enhance usability of data systems and data quality.
  • Project Management: Manage multiple concurrent projects, including project budgets
  • Project Portfolio Management: Identify and maintain prioritized list of future projects in collaboration with product owners and directors in each department.
  • Training: Develop and implement training plans for users and oversee the maintenance or technical support documents.
  • Policy: Set security policies, procedures - including disaster recovery procedures.
  • Lead and Supervise the tech team to support the entire organization: Database Coordinator, Developer, and part-time IT Help Desk Coordinator.

Projects and Collaboration (30%)

  • Manage tech vendors to support, configure and customize Salesforce, Drupal and MailChimp in collaboration with our internal Developer, Site Builders and product owners.
  • Manage all tech projects with an exciting mix of new eCommerce features, purchase pathway enhancements, customer self service tools, donor cultivation and moves management, serving dynamic content via web and email, UX enhancements, marketing automations, legislator petitioning and more.
  • Collaborate with product owners in the tradeoffs between of business needs and technical constraints while keeping TCO and long term flexibility in mind.
  • Serve as the primary driver of an Agile SDLC: Collect and analyze requirements, design solutions, implement, manage testing and future iterations.

Application Administration (20%)

  • Collaborate with Database Coordinator to maintain Salesforce and Drupal database, including contact data management and design, data entry and imports, reporting, administration and cleanup.
  • Develop and implement strategies and tactics to optimize use of the Salesforce database and integrated communications/engagement platforms; including MailChimp, Phone2Action, Drupal 7 CMS, and other tools to support the organization’s programs.
  • Manage hosting for all applications: Websites, databases, domains (DNS), SSL Certs and all SaaS providers.
  • Manage application user access with permissions and training appropriate for the role.

IT, Hardware, Network (5%)

  • Manage of all on premise technology: Hard/software, PC/Mac’s, ESP/ISP, LAN/WAN, servers/storage and backup, VoIP Phone system.
  • Maintain network integrity, security, backups and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Manage the procurement, provision and support of workstations, printers and phones.

Attributes Needed for Success in this Role

  • Approachable demeanor and patience with working through complex technical issues and tradeoffs with non-technical staff and leadership.
  • Strong creativity and strategic thinking skills to build tech with a low TCO that meets the needs of very different program needs that all need to scale.
  • Strong level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • High emotional intelligence, self-awareness, empathy, and active listening skills.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and ability to perform well under pressure.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a creative and tech-savvy professional who is passionate about Cascade’s mission and has a proven track record of managing successful technology projects that include tradeoffs between business needs and technical constraints. A strong candidate will demonstrate strong project management skills, genuine interest in helping people, and will have the ability to focus on high ROI tech initiatives among a flurry of competing needs. Additional qualifications include:

  • 5+ years of technology management experience and 3+ years of managing all aspects of an agile SDLC including requirements gathering, design, development and testing.
  • Broad understanding of technology solutions, trends and best practices in a business or nonprofit setting with CRM and CMS experience.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory, and planning skills. Demonstrated success collaborating with a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
  • Experience and aptitude to make strategic level recommendations and guide decisions that influence the direction of the organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills. Ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non‐technical colleagues, stakeholders, and vendors.
  • Project management skills and strong organizational skills, including attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, and manage multiple projects with competing demands while maintaining a commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to work independently, adapt to changes in the work environment and react calmly to frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Ability to integrate equity values and goals into all aspects of your work.
  • A commitment to Cascade’s mission to improve lives through bicycling.

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge, management and development of a CMS, CRM, eCommerce, Email Marketing, Financial, Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement systems.
  • Experience managing open source and off the shelf Saas solutions with app/module installs and configurations to keep custom code and future maintenance to a minimum.
  • Data Model evaluation for imports/exports for migrations or integrations.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Drupal 7, Drupal Commerce, Wordpress, MailChimp, Phone2Action, Pantheon, Google Suite, Financial Edge.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets and working within budget parameters
  • Working knowledge of the Drupal theme layer.
  • Experience working with HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Experience developing Drupal sites w/a local environment pushed up to a git repo.
  • Experience lightly customizing Contrib modules and creating custom Drupal modules.

Salary Range

$61,000 - $78,000 annually. This is a full-time, exempt position.

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

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.
Office Environment & Culture
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Technology 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.

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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, 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. Approximately 80% of this role is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 20% is responsible to Washington Bikes. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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Policy Director

(Approx. 70% Cascade Bicycle Club, 30% Washington Bikes)

Job Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Director is an experienced professional contributing to the advocacy and policy planning efforts for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. The  Policy Director leads, manages, and inspires the policy department to support engagement activities involving local and statewide jurisdictions, community members, and business owners/leaders to collaboratively improve lives and communities through bicycling.  If you love meeting new people, organizing for better bicycling on a local and state level, and advocating for safer streets, you will thrive in this role!

Under the Policy Director’s supervision, the policy department: (a) effectively deploys technical resources, programming and expertise to improve active transportation policies and infrastructure; (b) builds and develops relationships and – most importantly – partnerships with elected officials, business and civic leaders, allied non-profits, other groups and advocates; (c) develops methods for increasing capacity and effectiveness of advocacy and of advocacy groups at local, regional and state levels; (d) advises on and implements methods for improving the image, influence, and public support for bicycle advocacy statewide; (e) increases political awareness of the economic opportunity and other benefits created by being bicycle-friendly and by growing bicycle tourism; (f) leads policy work based on a bipartisan/nonpartisan philosophy that emphasizes collaboration and partnership; (g) develops and researches best practices and new policies to make safer streets a reality; and (h) listens to all sides to find pathways to make bicycling better for all.

The Policy Director also helps the organizations identify and take advantage of appropriate fundraising opportunities. The Policy Director is a member of the senior leadership team and serves as a representative of the organizations with an expectation to work closely with the Executive Director, the Board(s) of Directors, and other key departmental and organizational staff members.

Department Overview

The Policy Department works to make it easier and safer for those who bike, and to create new opportunities so that everyone can envision themselves on a bike. Current priorities include advocating for funding that connects communities across the state with high quality bikeway networks and regional trails. Through Washington Bikes (c4), we work to elect bike-friendly leaders as well as pass and implement bike friendly policies and grow investments at the state level.

The Policy Director leads the Policy Department and will manage a team of dedicated policy and advocacy professionals as well as oversight over the organization’s contract lobbyist.

Core Responsibilities

Lead Policy Strategy
  • define strategies for local, regional and statewide policy implementation;
  • prioritise policy and advocacy work to ensure critical projects are supported and that work-life balance for team members is ensured.
Lead and Manage Policy Team
  • lead, manage and inspire a departmental team including conducting performance reviews and other managerial/administrative tasks.
  • develop long-range departmental goals and objectives in line with the Club’s strategic plan;
  • complete and manage annual work plans and budgets.
Fosters Partnerships
  • develops methods for increasing capacity and effectiveness of advocacy and of advocacy groups at local, regional and state levels;
  • develops structures and processes for input of constituents (e.g., engagement/organizing), advocates, and groups throughout the state for development of the statewide legislative agenda of the combined organization;
  • advises on and implementing methods for improving the image, reputation, and public support for bicycle advocacy statewide;
  • increases political awareness of the economic opportunity and other benefits created by being bicycle-friendly and by growing bicycle tourism, emphasizes collaboration and partnership;
  • leads policy work based on a bipartisan/nonpartisan philosophy that emphasizes collaboration and partnership; and
  • develops partnerships with national advocacy and philanthropic community
Works Across the Organization(s) to Leverage Capacity and Opportunities for Better Bicycling
  • engages Rides, Education, Events, and Communications Departments to drive strong policy and advocacy; and
  • works with Executive Director and board, as needed.

Attributes Needed for Success in this Role

  • Strong level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • High emotional intelligence, self-awareness, empathy, and active listening skills.
  • Strong creativity and strategic thinking skills.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Embodies a mission-driven attitude with conviction, confidence, and optimism.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years applicable experience, or combination of experience and education.
  • Prior people management experience and serving on a leadership team.
  • Knowledge of city and state policies and political climate around transportation policy.
  • Influential with stakeholders, volunteers, donors, and constituents.
  • Experience working within departmental budget parameters.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Advanced written and spoken communication skills.  Ability to tell stories with data.
  • Ability to travel within Seattle and Eastside 30% of the time via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit to attend offsite meetings with constituents and other policy stakeholders.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working at an advocacy-oriented organization or in an advocacy-oriented position.
  • Advanced political business acumen.
  • Interest in or passion for the bicycling industry and cycling community.
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes.

Salary Range

$70,000-$88,000 annually

This is a full-time, exempt position.

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

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.
Office Environment & Culture
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “ Policy Director” 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.

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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, 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. Approximately 80% of this role is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 20% is responsible to Washington Bikes. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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Digital Communications Manager

(Approx. 70% Cascade Bicycle Club, 30% Washington Bikes)

Job Overview

Reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications, the Digital Communications Manager manages the production of online written and visual content for digital 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 Communications Manager works collaboratively with the Development team, the Policy team, and the Events team to ensure implementation of effective Digital Communications strategies and tactics. The Digital Communications Manager should have a strong understanding of current digital marketing concepts, strategies and best practices.

Core Responsibilities

Manage Digital Communications planning, implementation and analysis for Cascade Bicycle Club (80%) and Washington Bikes (20%).

Digital Communications Strategy:

  • Manage Cascade and WA Bikes digital channels: social media, email, and website communications
  • 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
  • Generate monthly performance reports on Digital Communications campaigns, strategies and tactics that help optimize and direct our methods
  • Understand and maintain compliance with communication guidelines for c3 and c4 organizations
  • Keep up with digital trends and technologies, such as changes to social media algorithms

Email: 

  • Engage Cascade and WA Bikes audience through campaign and transactional email marketing
  • Update email communications strategy as needed by redesigning newsletters, making recommendations for new email service providers, and organizing contact lists
  • Manage and produce Cascade newsletter Braking News
  • Work to minimize list decay and unsubscribes while increasing the productivity of our campaign email sends
  • Develop, evaluate and oversee the implementation of A/B testing protocols and procedures

Social Media:

  • Plan, implement and monitor a social media strategy that effectively balances promotional and engagement needs for both Cascade and Washington Bikes
  • Leverage social media management tool such as Sprout Social to coordinate a collaborative, cross-departmental social media team
  • Ensure clear, consistent social media branding and communication
  • Create and distribute content that educates, engages and entertains our audience and supports marketing goals
  • Respond to follower inquiry posts
  • Train support staff in each department, as needed

Website: 

  • Develop and maintain website content as necessary; support department requests
  • Collaborate with Tech department to identify marketing opportunities within the website
  • Monitor and report website traffic activity

Attributes 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

Qualifications

  • Communications or journalism experience performing tasks directly related to this position.
  • Experience managing organizational social media accounts, website content management systems, and mass email service providers such as Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, especially in a journalistic and conversational style. 
  • Ability to work both collaboratively with a team as well as independently.

Desired Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of applicable professional experience
  • Knowledge of best practices for digital user experience, SEO strategy, and A/B testing.
  • Proficiency with HTML and CSS, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Design Suite and/or other graphic design and photo editing software.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce a plus.
  • Perform basic graphic design and photography work, including photo editing and creating compelling images for social media.

Salary Range

$50,750 – $65,000 annually

This is a full-time, exempt position.

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

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.

Office Environment & Culture

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

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Digital Communications 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.

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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, 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. Approximately 80% of this role is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 20% is responsible to Washington Bikes. 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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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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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle 501(c)3 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.

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 as a 501(c)4 nonprofit 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/Washington Bikes 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 Bicycle Club/Washington Bikes 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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