Organization Overview: Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to transform lives and communities through bicycling. We accomplish this through free educational programming, dynamic public events, expansive outreach, and consistent collaboration with community and government organizations. Best known for producing America’s largest bike ride—the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, a 40-mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists through all five boroughs of New York City—Bike New York also organizes regional rides, small community rides, and the nation’s most-attended two-day consumer bike show, Bike Expo New York. Proceeds from these events fund our free bike education classes for kids and adults throughout New York City.
Bike New York works with established youth organizations and public schools in New York City to teach kids how to ride a bike, basic bike handling skills, and traffic safety skills, and lead group rides in city parks and greenways. We provide curricula, training, and a fleet of bikes and helmets, plus 2 instructors at each of our locations.
Position Overview: We are seeking instructors to teach our youth programs in locations around the five boroughs, either during or after the school day. This part-time, seasonal position reports to the Youth Programs Manager. This position requires approximately 15 hours per week, from September 2018 to November 2018, with the possibility of extending to future seasons. There will be a paid training before the programming begins centered around expectations, policies, and curricula overview.
Youth Program Bike Instructors should have some or all of the following qualifications:
• Be an experienced, enthusiastic cyclist, with a passion for sharing the joys of cycling with others
• Experience working groups of kids in an educational, youth program, or camp setting, and the ability to demonstrate good classroom/group management skills
• Be flexible in working with unpredictable youth program conditions
• Successful candidates will need to have a background check and become CPR certified
• Bilingual applicants encouraged
Youth Program Bike Instructors will have the following job duties:
• Teach Bike New York’s Learn to Ride program to children who don’t know how to ride a bike
• Teach Bike New York’s Bike Safety Assembly curriculum to groups of 10-15 kids who already know how to ride a bike, as preparation to taking them out on group bike rides
• Determine whether kids have adequate skills to go “off-site” for group bike rides
• Lead safe, smooth, well-functioning group rides off-site
• Work closely with after school directors and staff according to their schedules and conditions
• Manage a fleet of up to 35 bikes and helmets, ensuring that equipment is in place before each day starts and stored securely when not in use, and performing minor maintenance or alerting Bike New York staff to bigger mechanical issues
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual applicants are encouraged.
Minimum Education Required