Program Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $14.00 to $18.00 per hour dependent on experience. This is a hourly, part time position. There are no benefits immediately offered with this position.



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314 Randolph Pl, NE
United States


Program Coordinator Position Description

Supervises: Youth Manager (Gearheads), Youth Mechanic (Interns & Volunteers)

Reports to: Executive Director

Classification: Non-Exempt

Hours: Part-time (24-36 per week)

Compensation: Hourly ($14-$18) / Dependent on experience

Organization Overview:

Gearin’ Up Bicycles is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that equips DC-area youth with tools for success through job training and experiential education. These programs are possible with revenue from our community bicycle shop, which sells refurbished bicycles, as well as workshops and special events that engage the DC community.

The full-service bicycle shop, located steps from the Metropolitan Branch Trail, plays a critical role in making cycling more accessible to DC residents of all backgrounds. The space brings together individuals who support the Gearin’ Up mission: to create career development opportunities and teach essential workplace skills to teenagers from underserved communities, while encouraging cycling as a practical, healthy means of transportation.

Gearin’ Up was founded in 2012 and modeled on a successful nonprofit in Wisconsin. The first shop opened on Bladensburg Road in 2013 and received immediate, positive response from youth and community members. The success of the first, outdoor location led Gearin’ Up to expand service from three to six days a week and move to its permanent indoor location on at 314 Randolph Place NE in 2014.

Job Overview:

The Program Coordinator position is senior position that is responsible for planning and  Implementing all school and shop based bicycle education and mechanic programs. Gearin’ Up Bicycles runs a variety of youth Earn-A-Bike programs and adult mechanic education programs.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for implementing each of these programs through our established partners; with extensive opportunity for growth in the position.

The position requires impeccable organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and multi-task under pressure. Initial priorities for the position will include implementing our Earn-A-Bike Curriculum at DCPS and DC-based Charter Schools, implementing our adult mechanic program schedule (Build Your Own Bike (B.Y.O.B) Women, Trans, and Femme night (WTF), youth night, and bike night)  and leading our GearHeads trail patrol program. the Program Coordinator is a Direct service position, with the Program coordinator personally leading all activities. When appropriate, the Program Coordinator may coordinate program delivery with other GUB team members or partners. Scheduling for the program coordinator if flexible based on program and organizational needs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, plan, and fully implement all GUB partner based after school and summer camp programing

Implement all programming with the highest integrity

Prepare for each program and event with necessary materials and supplies in advance

Plan, train, and implement GearHeads trail patrol program

Plan, promote, and implement adult mechanic classes, including youth night, BYOB, WTF, and Friday Bike Nights

  • Complete all reporting and program administration efficiently at the highest level
  • Communicate with partners, staff, and other stakeholders within the Gearin’ Up Bicycles communication policy

Perform any shop repairs within established shop standards, in conjunction with shop manager, if needed

  • Answer service questions with honesty and sincerity
  • Flexible scheduling to meet program demands of a programming schedule

*Including other duties as prescribed by Executive Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, with preference for experience in social services, public administration, or other related field


  • 5 years program or teaching experience

1 year bike mechanic experience or equivalent professional bike experience

2 years professional experience working with youth

Highly organized, flexible, and self-motivated - able to work as a team while working remotely/independently

  • Ability to possess a valid and current driver's license (some driving of personal car is required and mileage is reimbursed)
  • Proven track record of personal growth
  • Ability to function as both teacher and Mechanic

Understanding of basic classroom management techniques

Pass a criminal background check annually

Excellent communication skills, both internally and externally

Other Desired Skills:

  • Experience planning group bicycle rides

Spanish and/or American Sign Language skills

Passionate cyclist

  • School-based education experience
  • Youth Advocacy experience

**Women and Minorities are highly encouraged to apply, but is not a factor in determining employment

To apply, send a one page cover letter stating why Gearin’ Up Bicycles is a fit for you and the skills you would bring to the organization; a resume; and 3 professional references to Executive Director Sterling Stone at

**Incomplete or application packets with spelling errors will not be reviewed.


While we are small Bike centered non-profit there are many bike related benefits that can come with the position.

Level of Language Proficiency

English Proficiency is a must

Spanish and / or American Sign Language is a plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, send a one page cover letter stating why Gearin’ Up Bicycles is a fit for you and the skills you would bring to the organization; a resume; and 3 professional references to Executive Director Sterling Stone at

**Incomplete or application packets with spelling errors will not be reviewed.