Field Coordinator - Major Taylor Project Youth Program

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/13/2018

Address

7787 62nd Ave NE
Seattle
WA
98115
United States

Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Major Taylor Project Manager, the Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will coordinate local Major Taylor Project bicycling clubs, creating a supportive cohort, and will mentor Project Ride Leaders and volunteers in delivering the Project on behalf of Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will seek and facilitate related leadership opportunities for students in the community, understanding the bike as a tool for transformation and social justice. The Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will have an established track record of building relationships in diverse communities, balancing multiple tasks, and working with diverse or low income youth.

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.  The Major Taylor Project seeks to understand and dismantle racism within the community by introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational and transportation cycling. In addition to creating an inclusive culture of bicycling, the Major Taylor Project 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, 0.75 FTE position eligible for benefits.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate Major Taylor Project Ride Leaders program in Seattle, Highline, and Tukwila School Districts
  • Provide support to Major Taylor Project Ride Leaders by providing Cascade resources and club materials, coordinating ride leader trainings, and facilitating routine communication.
  • Work with Fleet Manager to coordinate the Major Taylor Project 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 Volunteer Coordinator to facilitate background checks and onboarding for volunteers.
  • 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 curriculum through community partnerships with the Bikery, Bikeworks, and 2nd Cycle in Tacoma.
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead Major Taylor Project events and seasonal field trips, such as cyclocross races, Cascade major rides, and youth leadership retreats.
  • Coordinate with Major Taylor Project team to ensure ride leading coverage, working with various program sites as needed.
  • Support Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator in Tacoma, by delivering club materials to Tacoma once per month and engaging with Tacoma ride leaders, volunteers, and students.

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 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. Through bicycling, we empower educators and learners of all ages to intentionally create and deliver responsive and inclusive programming as a resource to achieve gender and racial equity.

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
  • Understanding of social justice and awareness of privilege
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with youth, teens, or families
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Basic knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and lead a group safely
  • Must be self-directed and detail-oriented
  • Basic computer competence


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • People of color are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Proven ability to build relationships and engage with stakeholders in a variety of diverse cultural settings
  • 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) a plus.
  • Valid Driver License. This position is subject to the completion of a background check including motor vehicle/driving record.
  • Ability to drive large vehicles (vans, rental trucks, etc.) a plus. (25 years or older)

HOURLY WAGE

$19.23 per hour

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 contact information for three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Major Taylor Project Field 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 including motor vehicle/driving record. 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. Target start date will be July 23rd 2018.

About the Organization:

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, Lets 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.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

resume@cascadebicycleclub.org

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Major Taylor Project Field 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 including motor vehicle/driving record. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance and Washington State Fair Chance Act.


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