Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000
Maximum: $65,000
Details: 40 hours/week, full-time exempt



Start Date


Application Deadline



909 South Dinwiddie Street
United States


To lead Phoenix Bikes, a dynamic nonprofit youth education program based in a full-service bicycle shop in Arlington, VA; ensure effective and innovative program implementation; manage staff and volunteers of all ages; oversee healthy fiscal operations; spearhead fundraising and event management; and lead outreach and marketing efforts.


Program Implementation: Oversees an innovative and creative bicycle education program for middle- and high school-age youth. Supports Education Program Manager in his/her efforts to develop and implement quality curriculum to meet the needs of youth and increase the number of participants and program graduates. Ensures accurate systems are in place and maintained to track individual youth progress and overall program metrics for presentation to the Board of Directors and other stakeholders. 

Operations & Personnel: Recruits, manages, and motivates a strong staff team that includes a Shop Manager, Education Program Manager, Program Assistant, and part-time mechanics. Works to ensure organizational processes and practices reflect nonprofit standards of excellence. Supports the Shop Manager to facilitate the bike shop being a safe, clean, and well-organized space for youth, volunteers, and patrons. Makes certain staff is well-resourced with supplies and equipment to be effective and productive in carrying out their responsibilities.

Fiscal Management: Provides strategic financial input to Board of Directors in developing and implementing the organizational budget to ensure Phoenix Bikes is fiscally sound. Manages income and expenditure, through responsible implementation of policies, practices, and decisions, in order to achieve organizational objectives effectively and efficiently. Oversees the overall accounting process, ensuring all financial operations are tracked and recorded accurately and in a timely manner in financial management systems. Monitors stewardship of all funder resources and uses budget to plan development activities. 

Fundraising & Events Management: Oversees all aspects of fundraising, formulating and implementing an annual development plan that will succeed in funding organizational priorities. Organizes and executes three major fundraising events annually including a gala and two community bike rides. Actively seeks to grow and diversify the donor base through outreach, cultivation, and stewardship. Researches and writes grants to fund general operating and program needs. Ensures donor records are accurate and maintained in Salesforce.

Outreach & Marketing: Works to raise the visibility of the organization through outreach events, online marketing, communications, and media. Develops and implements an outreach strategy to recruit and retain youth participants and adult volunteers. Cultivates relationships with government officials, educators, business leaders, and civic organizations to maintain and grow support for the organization’s mission. Ensures website and social media are kept up-to-date and active with upcoming activities and success stories.

Preferred Qualifications:

●     Significant experience in nonprofit and/or small business management

●     Skills in event planning and organizing

●     Experience working with youth programs and/or knowledge of youth development and program management best practices

●     Knowledge of financial management and/or accounting principles

●     Professional fundraising skills, including grant writing experience

●     Experience leading and managing staff, including volunteers

●     Knowledge of Arlington County and surrounding communities a plus

●     Experience with bike repair and passion for cycling a plus


-Health plan

-Sick leave

-15-18 vacation days annually

-Federal holidays off

-Fun & active team-based work environment


*Phoenix Bikes is an equal opportunity employer*

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient English required, conversational Spanish and/or Amharic a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply, please send a short cover letter and resume (attached in PDF or Word format), by noon, Monday, September 17 to jobs@phoenixbikes.org. For more information about Phoenix Bikes, visit www.phoenixbikes.org