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Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator

Approx. 80% Cascade, 20% WA Bikes

JOB 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 Liason

  • 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.

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. 

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Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Position Overview

Reporting to the Major Taylor Project (MTP) Manager, Ride Leaders lead weekly after-school urban bicycling rides at various high schools and middle schools in South King County and Pierce County. We are currently seeking Instructors in Tacoma and Seattle.

Position Purpose

The effort of MTP intentionally serves diverse, low-income communities to increase access to bicycling. Ride leaders work directly with students in schools that are rich in racial and ethnic diversity. As such, MTP Ride Leaders must be well equipped with social sensitivity skills and have experience navigating and leading conversations relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ride Leaders are responsible for creating a healthy, safe, and empowering environment for all participants in the ride club. Ride leaders have experience working with and are passionate about youth and are excited to share the joy of bicycling!

Core Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead weekly rides and Spring/Summer field trips.  
  • Ride planning includes route mapping, ride volunteer assignment, and teaching safe cycling habits/behavior.
  • Conduct outreach for and lead spring ride club at assigned MTP location.
  • Attend monthly MTP meetings.
  • Keep record of attendance, destination, time, and mileage for each ride in tandem with other ride leaders.
  • Administer Group Health Research pre-evaluation questionnaires for each new student and follow-up evaluations twice per season.

Anticipated Work Schedule

This is a part-time, non-exempt position anticipated to work 12-15 hrs./week. MTP Ride Leaders are responsible for 2-3 clubs per week, at 4-5 hours each session. Time and location depend on the overall MTP team schedule, and we work for a balance that best fits the group.

In addition, due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of the organization, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events that may require some evening and weekend work.  Availability is especially needed for event rides throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer, approximately 3-4 times a season. Event ride schedule will be provided by the MTP Manager.

Context in Organization

The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is year-round, youth development program produced by the Education Department at Cascade Bicycle Club. The Education Department and MTP focus on integrating bicycling, healthy living, bicycle safety, road safety awareness, and the importance of working toward individual goals. MTP is especially focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational and transportation cycling, creating an inclusive culture of bicycling.  MTP uses the bicycle to help students expand their worldview and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities.

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and lead a group safely
  • Experience working with youth
  • Social sensitivity skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Experience navigating and leading conversations relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Punctuality and organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn

Desired Qualifications

  • Great cycling skills and a knowledge of bike mechanics
  • Experience mentoring colleagues and peers
  • Direct communication and group facilitation capacity
  • Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English, a huge plus

Hourly Wage

$15.00 per hour

Benefits for this Position

  • Optional supplemental health, dental, vision, STD, critical care, and accident insurance coverage
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k)
  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides
  • 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 a single PDF document to resume@cascade.org with “Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor” 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. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance. Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

100% of this position is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club.

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.

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THE ORGANIZATIONS

Vision: Bicycling for all

Mission: Improving lives through bicycling

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 16,000-membersand 35-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 our Free Group Rides, Lets Go and Safe Routes to Schools, the Major Taylor Project in addition to Ride Events such as the Seattle to Portland and Emerald City amongst many.

In 2016, Cascade Bicycle Club merged with Washington Bikes, a c4 advocacy organization dedicated to growing bicycling all across the state of Washington. Through advocating for bicyclists’ rights, endorsing political candidates and holding officials accountable at every level of government, Washington Bikes works to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Our work, and that of our many partner organizations, means more people are biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008.

With our new statewide approach came a new 5-year strategic plan to optimize effectiveness and efficiency of the newly structured organization, with five key goals guiding its work:

  1. Become a resource hub for the state
  2. Promote bicycle-friendly policies and investments
  3. Increase ridership statewide
  4. Increase diversity of ridership
  5. Communicate our purpose 

Employment at Cascade Bicycle Club is of an at-will nature. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the 501(c)3 and 501(c)4.

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ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

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.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature.  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.

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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.

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