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Cascade is a great place to work and volunteer. We thank you for your interest. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Job openings:

Content Strategy Manager

Events and Communications Coordinator

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Volunteering:

For upcoming volunteer opportunities, visit cascade.org/volunteer.

 

 

Content Strategy Manager

What We Need

Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, the Content Strategy Manager uses their skills to promote Cascade Bicycle Club (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) and Washington Bikes (the affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit) by publishing publicity material through various communications media. The Content Strategy Manager works collaboratively with the Digital Communications Manager and across all departments, and reports to the Senior Marketing Manager.

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members and 24-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, Basic Bike Network, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, and the Major Taylor Project. 

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.

What You’ll Bring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Chief Storyteller

    Reach departmental and organizational goals by providing proactive strategic support in content development for the Cascade and Washington Bikes brands. Content management will help bolster engagement by sharing more “Mission Moments” in Cascade work. 

    • Curation and development of Cascade stories that meet departmental and organizational goals, identifying audiences and best ways to communicate stories, ultimately telling engaging stories with goals of increasing Cascade brand awareness and fundraising.

    • Attend departmental staff meetings to help identify potential story ideas to be used for varying purposes - development, PR, brand awareness, blog, social media, etc. 

    • Create a plan based on the Cascade calendar to deliver stories to departments and the public in a timely manner; provides messaging insights on how to best meet goals

    • Apply consistent brand messaging within departments, interdepartmentally and as an organization; provide oversight and audit of website content and stories

  • Public/media relations management

    Develop public relations strategies to influence public opinion and promote products and services. Develop and grow the public’s knowledge of the organization image and identity.  

    • Identifies department and organizational goals, public audiences, and earned media strategies; provide insight and support around community outreach strategies and tactics; strategic PR calendar planning with departments 

    • Identify media contacts and create in-depth records; Establishes and maintains relationships w/ media friendlies, develops opportunities to pitch our stories, announcements, and curated content as well as develop new opportunities. 

    • Research, draft and distribute Cascade and WA Bikes press releases, media advisories, pitches and other PR tactics

    • Establishes and maintains relationships with media representatives 

    • Plan and execute media coverage at appropriate events (before event), day-of media outreach/press release (post-event); track earned media coverage 

    • Manage and provide oversight to contracted PR agency; provide direction, ideas, content, as appropriate

  • Website content manager

    • Identifies opportunities to streamline branding, story, and voice throughout the website

    • Works with the Senior Marketing Manager & the Technology Manager to project manage the plan for the new cascade.org website in accordance with our brand & guidelines

    • Posts blog posts, home page updates, and other web content as needed

    • Report to staff on analytics and prioritize content based on organizational needs

  • Project management/multimedia development

    For topics and stories identified as priorities within the overall marketing communications plans of Cascade and WA Bikes, act as project manager and/or content creator/approver

    • Work with outside vendors to project manage organizational or programmatic videos; for internal projects, serve as creator of script, storyboards, images, copy, etc.

    • Manages non-traditional marketing, including posters, buckslips, reports, etc

Qualifications

  • Prior marketing communications experience, preferably at a bicycling, governmental, nonprofit, educational, health, or transportation organization 
  • ​​​​​​​Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Deadline crusher 
  • ​​​​​​​Familiarity with different types of communications channels, including blogs, email marketing, social media, print, and web, among others
  • ​​​​​​​Experience with content management systems and SEO
  • ​​​​​​​Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with communications data tracking and analysis
  • ​​​​​​​Experience with a markup language such as HTML or XML
  • Drupal 7, 8, and WordPress experience
  • ​​​​​​​Campaign Monitor or MailChimp experience
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience
  • ​​​​​​​Ability/experience w/ presentation software, video editing and/or multimedia production
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice outcomes
  • ​​​​​​​A love of bicycling

Job Details

This position is Exempt. This position is located out of our Office in Magnuson Park.  The rate for this position is $26.00 per hour. Some weekend and evening work may be required.

Cascade offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee
  • 12 sick days, 160 hours of PTO front loaded annually, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides
  • ​​​​​​​Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting 
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks 
  • ​​​​​​​Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Content Strategy Manager” in the subject line.

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.

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 and Washington State Fair Chance Act.

Events and Communications Coordinator

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is looking for an Events and Communications Coordinator. This position plays a key role within Cascade Bicycle Club’s Events and Rides Department. You will be responsible for scheduling, creating, and updating web pages, emails, and social media posts for all Rides and Events.  Working across the department to ensure accuracy of information and gathering data from participants post event(s) through surveys and outreach. =

Cascade Bicycle Club’s Rides and Events team is responsible for 12 major riding events, Free Group Rides programming, Cascade Training Series, Tours, Bike Swap, Presentation Series, and leads outreach efforts for the entire organization.  This position is an integral piece to the team’s success in executing Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission “Improving Lives Through Bicycling”.

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members and 24-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, Basic Bike Network, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, and the Major Taylor Project. 

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.

What You’ll Bring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write & edit copy for the Cascade Events and Rides Department
  • Web content, Braking News (bi-weekly newsletter), ride guides, pre- & post- event emails
  • Update web design for improved readability for customer needs
  • Handle all event-specific social media pages and responses to rides partipants via Facebook messenger
  • Create, update, distribute, and analyze the results of volunteer and participant surveys
  • Work with the communications team in the creation of marketing & communications strategy for all events
  • Coordinate with the communications team for distribution of content on Cascade social pages and website
  • Work with IT team to enhance website design and stay up-to-date with relevant best practices (we are willing to train!)
  • Coordinate with Digital Marketing Manager to analyze various communication methods, open rates, click through rates, A/B testing, etc.
  • Assist at assigned events day-of & event related activities Including but not limited to assisting with registration, food stops, or Start/Finish Lines
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills

  • Problem solving
  • A passion for clear communication
  • Customer-service focus
  • Resourceful and results-driven
  • Positive sense of urgency
  • Flexible
  • Multitasking a must

Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and highly focused on detail
  • An interest in and commitment to Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission
  • 1-2 years experience with large and small scale events
  • Ability to operate a desktop computer, including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs (We use Google Suite)
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as this position will require overtime on event weekends
  • This job requires a person is able to lift up to 30 lbs, bend, lift, and move

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge or experience with Social Media Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Experience with event registration and Cascade events
  • Knowledge or experience with Campaign Monitor and Salesforce
  • Knowledge or experience with Adobe Illustrator and/or InDesign
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes

Job Details

This position is Full-Time, non-exempt, located out of our Office in Magnuson Park.  The rate for this position is $20.68 per hour. Some weekend and evening work will be required due to the nature of the role and the Events Department’s Work.

Cascade offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee
  • 12 sick days, 160 hours of PTO front loaded annually, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides
  • ​​​​​​​Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting 
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks 
  • ​​​​​​​Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Events and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.

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.

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 and Washington State Fair Chance Act.

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
  • 401(k) participation.
  • 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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