Bikes Together is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes equitable access to bikes and bike education through a variety of recycling and education programs and a social enterprise retail shop. We’ve been operating in Denver, CO since 2008.
Bikes Together is excited to meet our next Executive Director! This person will be community-focused, operationally-oriented, and moved to make bicycle transportation, recreation and mechanics accessible to people who are usually excluded because of race, class, and/or gender. The Executive Director will oversee budgeting, fundraising, staff, strategy, and overall smooth operations of the social enterprise. This individual will be supported by an active board and long-standing staff in our collective efforts to grow capacity, build a leader-full organization, prioritize equity and transparency, and deepen our impact.
This is a FTE position (40 hours/week) and reports to the board of directors.
Bikes Together is currently staffed by an Interim Director, full-time Retail Coordinator, part-time Service Coordinator, part-time Programs Manager, and full-time Retail Bike Mechanic. Current employees work as a team with an education focus and are excited to welcome our next collaborative leader. The current 9-person board of directors includes long-time volunteers, mechanics, instructors, and community advocates, and is majority trans/womxn/intersex/genderqueer (TWIG) and 25% members of color.
Executive Director Responsibilities
Development and Fundraising (40%)
- Ensure Bikes Together meets annual fundraising goals
- Create and manage fundraising plan including:
- Individual donor stewardship, solicitations, campaigns, and fundraising events
- Grant management, writing, prospecting, and reporting
- Chair Development Committee
Staff Support and Human Resources (20%)
- Build culture of trust and camaraderie; relationship-building
- Supervise all managers and direct reports including regular communication, goal-setting and evaluation, and supporting personal and professional growth
- Chair the Human Resources Committee
- Oversee hiring/firing and onboarding/offboarding of all direct reports
- Maintain consistent, transparent and equitable HR processes organization-wide
- Manage employee pay and benefits
- Conflict transformation
Finance & Budgeting (15%)
- Create and oversee annual budget
- Work closely with contract bookkeeper, Board Treasurer and (future) Finance Committee
- Ensure nonprofit and tax compliance
Board Management and Strategic Planning (10%)
- Guide overall strategic direction of Bikes Together in alignment with mission and values
- Build and maintain healthy, transparent, and accountability-focused relationships with board of directors
- Assist in recruitment and onboarding of new values-aligned board members
- Fully participate in Board<>ED supervision relationship
Building Operations (10%)
- Maintain safe, efficient, compliant, and secure operations of Bikes Together physical spaces.
- Oversee building maintenance, security and safety
- Ensure compliance with insurance and zoning
- Respond to operations emergencies
- Maintain organized, friendly, responsive and professional relationships with landlords, vendors, collaborators, neighbors, and technicians
External Communications and Relationships (5%)
- Ensure that Bikes Together has a public image that is visible, accessible, responsive, and mission-aligned
- Create and oversee external communications strategy including social media, e-newsletters, media requests, and general mail/email/phone communications
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- 3+ years experience with staff supervision & team leadership
- Experience creating and maintaining collaborative, inclusive and learning-focused work culture
- Building and maintaining transparent internal structures for supervision, accountability, conflict transformation, sustainable growth, and evolution
- 3+ years active nonprofit fundraising experience, including success cultivating and maintaining individual donor programs and success securing and maintaining foundation funding
- Demonstrated understanding of anti-oppression and equity concepts, and a commitment to building a multiracial, feminist, accessible organization
- Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including grant writing and group facilitation
- Strategic mindset with demonstrated experience developing and implementing long and short-range strategic plans
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
- Passion for and commitment to social justice AND bicycles!
- Social Enterprise and/or Small Business management experience
- Experience working with nonprofit boards
- Experience working with volunteers
- Familiarity with and demonstrated support for Gender Equality Mechanics (GEM) or similar identity-based, equity-focused programs
- Awareness of local community programs (public, private, and/or nonprofit) with aligned or related values and missions
- Familiarity with “bike culture” and the current state of bike advocacy, access, recycling, education, transportation, and recreation.
- Knowledge of Google Suite, Lightspeed POS system, Constant Contact marketing software, Better Impact volunteer management software
- Bicycle mechanic or bike shop experience
Pay + Benefits
- Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000
- Paid sick and vacation time; accrual of 5.5 hours per two week pay period after 3 months
- Generous bi-weekly healthcare stipend after 3 months
- 80 hours paid, flexible holidays after 3 months
- Employee discounts and purchasing through bike shop vendors
- $450 annual credit towards used parts
- Flexible work schedule after onboarding
- Well-established, positive relationships with customers, neighbors, and community-based and equity-focused agencies and organizations also working towards health-, transportation-, and education-equity
- Bicycle friends; chocolate
During the COVID-19 pandemic: This position requires some in-person, participant-facing work AND the health and safety of staff and visitors is our top priority. Safety protocols are updated regularly in alignment with CDPHE and CDC recommendations, industry best-practices, and the comfort and needs of all staff. If you have further questions about this or other matters, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume in pdf format to email@example.com by 5pmMT on January 3rd, 2022. Early applications will be given priority.
Bikes Together strives to create a welcoming and empowering environment with a culture of respect. Black, Indigenous and People of Color, womxn and gender nonbinary people, raised poor and working-class people, multilingual people (any language), and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.