Jobs

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:

Bicycle Education Lead(s)

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteering:

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

 

 

Bicycle Education Lead(s)

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is looking for Bicycle Education Lead(s). Part of Cascade’s Education Department, and reporting to our Fleet Manager, BEL’s lead bicycle riding, maintenance and commuter safety classes to adult learners. BEL’s create a safe and empowering environment for our members and class participants, fostering the skills and confidence needed to ride and maintain their bikes safely and competently. This is the perfect role for you if you have prior experience repairing and teaching bicycle classes, are an avid bike rider, and love to coach and bolster adult learners from varying backgrounds and skill levels.

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

  • Lead bicycle riding, maintenance, and commute classes according to established Cascade curriculum
  • Maintain a nurturing, safe, and fun environment for learning with ethically responsive teaching practices
  • Set-up and tear-down equipment for classes in the bike shop, auditorium, conference rooms, or outside spaces
  • Provide learners with appropriate constructive verbal feedback during classes
  • Implement community building activities, reflections, and discussions to enhance learning
  • Respond to, report, and document any and all safety incidents according to protocol
  • Provide ongoing feedback for peer instructors and respond to feedback from management, peers, and self-evaluation

​​​​​Qualifications

  • Proven experience maintaining and repairing bikes
  • Experience leading or teaching adult learners
  • Direct communication and group facilitation capacity
  • Knowledge of bicycle safety and bike mechanics
  • Punctuality, time management, and organizational skills
  • Must be well equipped with social sensitivity skills and have experience navigating conversations relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Desired Qualifications

  • Great cycling skills and advanced knowledge of bike mechanics
  • Experience working with youth and adolescent learners
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities
  • Ability to speak other languages in addition to English, a huge plus
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification a plus
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes
  • ​​​​​​​A love of bicycling

Job Details

This position is Part-Time, Non-Exempt. This position works out of our Office in Magnuson Park, and can include a mix of evening, and weekend hours. To be eligible for hire, you must be able to commit a minimum of 8 hours a month, and be open to a maximum of 25 hours a month based on the seasonality of this role and class demand.  The rate for this position is $16 per hour.

Cascade offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid supplemental insurance
  • ​​​​​​​Optional participation in Cascade’s retirement plan 

To Apply

Please submit your resume with three professional references to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Bicycle Education Lead” in the subject line. In the email, please answer the following questions - What is your interest in Cascade Bicycle Club? What experience(s) or skill(s) do you possess that you feel would positively impact our Adult Bicycle Education Program?

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.

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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
  • 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.

Volunteer Coordinator

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator. This individual has excellent communication and customer service skills, strong organizational and planning skills, and maintains a positive, proactive attitude. The Volunteer Coordinator cultivates volunteer engagement across all departments to support organizational efforts for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and Washington Bikes, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade.

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

  • Coordinate pre-event volunteer duties tasks including verification of volunteer assignments, packet preparation, pickup and mailings
  • Work closely with event directors, registrar and volunteers
  • Coordinate on-site volunteer duties at events
  • Manage, cultivate and steward relationships with all Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers and function as the organization’s point of contact for volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers into service opportunities
  • Create and implement volunteer appreciation and recognition events
  • Track hours and outcomes of volunteer engagement through Cascade’s database and optimize engagement based on these findings
  • Assess organizational needs for volunteers in conjunction with other departments and fulfill volunteer initiatives with outside partners
  • Develop plans for staff presence at events in conjunction with events team
  • Determine volunteer opportunities for external initiatives
  • Report for some evening and weekend work as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills

  • Project management and/or scheduling experience
  • ​​​​​​​Proactive problem solver
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and high level attention to detail
  • ​​​​​​​Ability to operate desktop computer, including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent customer service skills; able to interface well with the public and work effectively with multiple stakeholders on numerous projects
  • ​​​​​​​Strong oral and written communication skills

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Qualifications

  • Associate degree or comparable experience
  • ​​​​​​​An interest in and commitment to Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Desired Qualifications

  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes
  • ​​​​​​​A love of bicycling

Job Details

 

This position is Full-Time, Non-Exempt. This position is located at our Office in Magnuson Park.  The rate for this position is $20.68 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, 11 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule
  • Office-wide winter recess
  • 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

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Volunteer Coordinator” in the subject line. In the email, please answer the following questions - What is your interest in Cascade Bicycle Club? What experience(s) or skill(s) do you possess that you feel would positively impact our Adult Bicycle Education Program?

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.

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