Policy Manager - East King County, WA


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Starting Salary Range: $45,000-48,000/annual. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Published:

04/04/2018

Application Deadline:

04/22/2018

Address

7787 62nd Ave NE
Seattle
Washington
98115
United States

Description

East King County Policy Manager

Approx. 80% Cascade, 20% WA Bikes


THE OPPORTUNITY

The East King County Policy Manager informs, develops, and implements policy priorities in East King County for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. The Manager’s work will build on Cascade’s deep involvement in East King County, with a focus on several key projects. This is a unique opportunity to help reshape the rapidly evolving region of East King County. Unparalleled investments in East Link Light Rail and the King County regional trail network are creating monumental changes in how people move within and between East King County’s communities. How bicycling fits within this new East King County context will be determined in large part by the work of the East King County Policy Manager.


POSITION OVERVIEW

The East King County Policy Manager is expected to track and influence major, active transportation policy and funding decisions for key priority projects and programs. The Manager will build and maintain relationships with community members, businesses, agency staff, and elected representatives to identify and advance shared priorities and collaboratively improve lives and communities through bicycling. Key ongoing campaigns include: Eastside Rail Corridor trail development, implementation of the Bellevue Bike Network, and building momentum for increased investments and support for a connected network of regional trails across King County.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES


Develop East King County advocacy campaigns to advance key priorities

  • Communicate East King County key priorities by creating and implementing effective campaigns that engage stakeholders to understand and support our work. 
  • Promote Cascade campaigns and priorities through effective communication to spread awareness and grassroots and grasstops support around Cascade priorities.


Recruit and mobilize grassroots support for Cascade priorities

  • Build a growing group of Cascade members and supporters and other community partners to take action in support of pro-bike policies and infrastructure.
  • Implement action-oriented programming to advance Cascade’s East King advocacy campaigns, to engage community members, including Cascade members and supporters, in advocacy.
  • Measure and refine, as needed, grassroots engagement strategies. 


Build relationships with diverse stakeholders to build broad support for bicycling policies and infrastructure

  • Engage with elected representatives, candidates and city staff to provide advice, capacity and information to facilitate pro-bike policies and projects that align with Cascade priority campaigns.
  • Engage with partner organizations to build a broader coalition of active transportation advocates.
  • Engage with the business community to identify opportunities for collaboration, and to communicate the value of bike-friendly communities to employers and their workforce.
  • Represent Cascade to external audiences.


CONTEXT IN ORGANIZATION

The East King County Policy Manager is part of the Policy Department. The position works and collaborates with many departments at Cascade, including Communications and Events, as well as with consultants and club volunteers. The Manager will work in teams both in the prescribed geographic area, as well as other areas as needed to advance policy priorities.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-5 years of relevant experience
  • Ability and interest in working in a collaborative team environment
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to write persuasively and clearly about complex projects and concepts
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds who hold a range of opinions
  • Familiarity of government affairs and processes related to achieving policy change
  • Organizational skills including ability to: (a) manage multiple projects; (b) work accurately under deadline; and (c) plan, coordinate, implement and assess the effectiveness of programs
  • Interest in learning more about work with governmental agencies, corporations, community leaders, etc.
  • Commitment to growing biking across Washington state
  • Ability to travel within East King County 20% of the time via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in transportation policy (active transportation preferred) or closely related field
  • Experience building, and working effectively in coalitions and cross-sector working groups
  • Proficient in online communications and new media tools
  • Experience developing, leading and executing, and evaluating grassroots advocacy and electoral campaigns
  • Experience developing winning grant proposals, and performing grant management
  • Experience with phone to action or similar advocacy engagement platforms
  • Knowledge of East King County politics and physical geography


STARTING SALARY RANGE

$45,000-48,000/annual

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?

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k).
  • 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.
  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off 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 a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “East King County Policy Manager” in the subject line. Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.


Applications reviewed on rolling basis with a deadline of April 20, 2018. Position is open until filled.


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.

 


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS:

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, 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.

Benefits

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k).
  • 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.
  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off 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!

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

resume@cascadebicycleclub.org

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in a single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “East King County Policy Manager” in the subject line. Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.


Applications reviewed on rolling basis with a deadline of April 22, 2018. Position is open until filled.


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.


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