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Job openings:

Senior Director of Development

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Major Taylor Project Coordinator - Americorps

Volunteering:

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Senior Director of Development

We are seeking a passionate, dedicated, experienced and professional fundraising leader to be our Director of Development. As a member of the senior leadership team at Cascade Bicycle Club, the successful candidate will be part of a highly regarded Northwest institution representing all types of bicycling experiences. We seek an inclusive team player to accelerate the organization’s fundraising success, build a thriving individual giving program and further mobilize our already engaged members, volunteers and Board. This position is split approximately 85% to Cascade Bicycle Club (our c3 charity organization) and 15% to Washington Bikes (our c4 advocacy organization,) and is guaranteed to be incredibly rewarding, with ample room to grow, lead, shine and influence.

About the Organization

Vision: Bicycling for all

Mission: Improving lives through bicycling

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, with ~50,000 community members and 13,000 premium members and 30+-staff 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 Free Group Rides, Let's Go and Safe Routes to Schools, the Major Taylor Project in addition to Ride Events such as the Seattle to Portland and Emerald City Ride amongst others.

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

To learn more about our work, please visit our websites:  www.cascade.org and www.WAbikes.org

About the Position

The Cascade Bicycle Club Senior Director of Development is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development program, which currently raises approximately $1.8 million out of a budget of over $5.4 million.

The position reports to the Executive Director and will supervise four staff: a Partnership Manager, Individual & Annual Giving Manager, Membership & Events Manager and Partnership/Membership Coordinator and serve as the staff liaison for the Grants Subcontractor. They will work closely with the Executive Director as well as with the 15+ member Board of Directors.

Fund Development, Planning and Major Gifts (40%)

  • Maintain and implement a measurable annual development plan to attract and retain a broad base of support from major donors, annual campaign, corporate donors, grant makers and workplace giving
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators to track and manage Development goals
  • Monitor and evaluate progress toward goals, prepare periodic reports for the board and recommend changes or additions to the plan, as needed
  • Track industry best practices to ensure Cascade is using fresh and updated approaches to fundraising
  • Major Gifts;  
    • Create and Lead a targeted plan to identify and qualify major donor leads
    • In collaboration with Executive Director build outstanding relationships with donors and build a pipeline to enable major gifts solicitation
    • Develop and implement a compelling donor recognition and stewardship program
  • Manage donor data and communications with donor software

Corporate Sponsorship/Partnerships (15%)

  • Supervise the Corporate Sponsorship and Partnership activities and grow our connections with the local business community

Events (15%)

  • Oversee the successful planning and production of fundraising events, ensuring events are maximized to their full potential. These currently include the Spring Annual Bike Everywhere Breakfast (Seattle) and a fall evening event.
  • Identify and support collaborative opportunities to fundraise with other departments within Cascade and partners outside of the organization

Leadership and Management (30%)

  • Supervise the team and consultants/vendors as appropriate
  • Partner with the Executive Director to set development goals and to thoughtfully manage his involvement in fundraising, particularly major gifts
  • Serve as lead staff liaison to the development committee and board and support stewardship activities
  • Oversee the ongoing integrity of the donor database (Salesforce) and processing of all gift entries and acknowledgements

Ideal Candidate Profile

The Senior Director of Development will have a genuine passion for and connection to the mission of Cascade Bicycle Club. They will be a seasoned manager, supervisor and team leader with demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire others to accomplish fundraising goals. 

As a strategic thinker who can multi-task and prioritize well, the ideal candidate will bring a past history of success developing outstanding relationships with major gift and corporate donors, including expertise in pipeline development and cultivation strategies. Additionally, we seek candidates who have a comprehensive understanding of the programs and systems involved in a broad-based fundraising program, including event management. Past experience in marketing and communications, including social media, online, and print communications is desired. Brand management and public relations experience is a plus.

We seek a highly motivated, resourceful, flexible individual who possesses a positive attitude and sense of humor. Public speaking skills and the ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to diverse audiences is essential. We seek candidates who possess a strong understanding of, and commitment to, equity, diversity and inclusion, and the ability to translate that into action through fundraising approaches and strategies.  

A Bachelor’s degree (or relevant life experience) and a minimum 8 years of nonprofit experience is required. Experience with database and CRM systems required; Salesforce, Donor Search and MailChimp experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. The salary range is $85,000 - $95,000, depending on a proven track record in the key areas of responsibility and match with our Ideal Candidate Profile. 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. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

Benefits: Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored medical, dental, vision, and STD/LTD insurance.
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance.
  • Voluntary participation in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • 4 weeks vacation per year.
  • 12 sick days, 10 paid holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 26 - 31, and a flexible work schedule to promote work/life balance.
  • 401(k) participation.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.

Office Environment & Culture

  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

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.

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Senior Director of Development” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this opportunity. Position will remain open until filled with applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

About The Organizations:

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 15,000-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. Approximately 80% of this role is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 20% is responsible to Washington Bikes. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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
  • Optional participation in 401(k) plan after a year of service.
  • 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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