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:

Senior Marketing Manager

Bike2Health Family Ride Leader

Summer Camp Head Counselor

Summer Camp Counselor

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Volunteering:

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

Senior Marketing Manager

(Approx. 80% Cascade Bicycle Club, 20% Washington Bikes)

JOB OVERVIEW

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Senior Marketing Manager leads all marketing and communications strategies, projects, and initiatives for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. The position develops marketing and communications strategy, and is responsible for the marketing oversight of all Cascade rides, events, programs, advocacy efforts, and membership opportunities. This position manages campaigns and is responsible for communications/marketing planning and customer relations/outreach strategies. The Senior Marketing Manager is also responsible for the quality, accuracy, and timely completion of all communication and marketing projects.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Senior Marketing Manager manages the Digital Communications Manager position and the Content Strategy Manager position. Together they make up the Communications & Marketing Department for both Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes with the objective to develop and implement strategies to increase both organization’s visibility on a local, statewide, and national level.  The Communications & Marketing Department manages both organization’s websites, print publications, e-newsletters, and event materials with the Senior Marketing Manager overseeing the development of each project.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Campaign Management (30%)
    • Develop and implement customer relationship management strategies and campaigns that elevate and improve our connection to our constituents
    • Manage the organization’s contact database list, analyzing outreach and impact as it is tied to messaging, segmenting, targeting, cleanliness, etc.
    • Work with the Development department to implement fundraising campaigns and support through the capturing of engaging stories
    • Support sponsorship as marketing/communications point‐of‐contact to ensure marketing/communications-specific sponsorship requirements are fulfilled

       
  • Communications/Marketing Planning (30%)
    • Develop and implement marketing and communications plan annually
    • Collaborate with the organization’s departmental directors to identify strategies and tactics that will support each department’s goals and objectives.
    • Develop and direct print and digital communications and marketing strategies
    • Direct content for organization's website(s) and social media
    • Ensure clear and consistent brand identities/messaging for Cascade and Washington Bikes

       
  • Team/Project Management & Support (25%)
    • Oversee all the operations of the communications department, including managing the Digital Communications Manager and Content Strategy Manager
    • Direct standard operating procedures for all marketing, communications and design/print production
    • Oversee and support development, preparation and production of digital and print communications and marketing materials
    • Oversee and support website and general content updates
    • Review all promotional material

       
  • Public Relations (5%)

    • Develop and lead media relations strategies and tactics; respond to media inquiries and coordinate/prep appropriate interviewees; provide on-site event media support/spokesperson

       
  • Reporting (5%)
    • Develop and oversee communications and marketing measurement and reporting
    • Develop the annual report
    • Manage the development of monthly board reports

ATTRIBUTES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLEC

  • Positive, can-do attitude with a friendly, approachable demeanor.
  • High emotional intelligence, self-awareness, empathy, and active listening skills.
  • Detail oriented and methodical with strong creativity and strategic thinking skills.
  • Flexible and accommodating with urgent/last-minute requests.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Embodies a mission-driven attitude with conviction, confidence, and optimism.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years of applicable professional experience, or combination of experience and education.
  • Experience working in customer relationship management tools such as Salesforce.
  • Prior people management experience and serving on a leadership team.
  • Experience working within departmental budget parameters.
  • Experience developing strategic plans on a departmental and organizational level.
  • Experience working with the media and being interviewed by news and media stations.
  • Communications or journalism experience performing tasks directly related to this position.
  • Experience managing organizational social media accounts, website content management systems (WordPress and Drupal preferred), and mass email service providers such as Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, especially in a journalistic and conversational style.
  • Knowledge of best practices for digital user experience, SEO strategy, and A/B testing.
  • Proficiency with HTML and CSS, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Design Suite and/or other graphic design and photo editing software.
  • Perform basic graphic design and photography work, including photo editing and creating compelling images for social media.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to travel within Seattle and Eastside via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit to attend Cascade events and rides as needed to perform the duties of this role.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working at an advocacy-oriented organization or in an advocacy-oriented position.
  • Interest in or passion for the bicycling industry and cycling community.
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes.

SALARY RANGE

$57,800-$74,800 annually

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and WA Bikes, 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 that is front-loaded and prorated based on actual start date.
  • 12 sick days, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 26th - 31st, and a flexible work schedule to promote work/life balance.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after one year of service.
  • 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!

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Sr. Marketing Manager” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

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.  Position is open until filled.

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.

 

Bike2Health Family Ride Leader

Reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Bike2Health Family Ride Leader position provides instruction and supervision in Cascade’s Bike 2 Health programming. Using the bicycle as a tool for individual and community improvement, Bike2Health Family Ride Leaders lead weekly and monthly rides facilitating a sense of belonging, exploration, adventure and fun. Bike2Health Ride Leaders should have a history of working with youth. Ideal candidates will have applied knowledge and appreciation for working with youth and/or families in informal educational spaces (such as summer camps, after school programming, or other similar events). Acting as role models, Bike2Health Ride Leaders will create inclusive learning environments conducive to self-growth, leadership and community-building for riders of all ages and abilities.

This is a seasonal (temporary) part time, non-exempt position (March through October 2019). This position is field-based. Rides are held outdoors in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Edmonds. Cascade is seeking two ride leaders for each location - totaling a teaching staff size of six. Candidate’s interested in working with multiple cities should specify in their cover letter.

The Bike2Health Family Ride Leader is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leadership and coordination of rides
    • Lead and facilitate group rides targeting beginning riders. These rides are: a leisurely pace, on flat terrain, are relatively short, on protected bike paths or low-traffic streets, and may have regular stops.
    • Lead and facilitate opening and closing ride activities such as ice-breakers, getting to know you games, and closing reflections
    • Develop and implement time and audience appropriate riding lesson
  • Safety & risk management
    • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all riders (emotionally and physically)
    • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
    • Respond to, report, and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol
    • Manage, assess and plan for risks throughout programming
    • Carry and maintain first-aid supplies throughout programming
  • Community building
    • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions
    • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of riders and families
    • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Act as a role model, mentor and resource for riders and families

TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Passion for youth development and educational equity
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Stamina, patience and attention to detail
  • Optimism and flexibility
  • Commitment to clear communication, authentic relationships, and reciprocity
  • Strong initiative, follow-through, self-reflection, and integrity

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages six to 15
  • Ability to ride a bike for extended periods of time with others
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • Skills and experiences in safety and risk management
  • CPR and First Aid certification or ability to become certified (with reimbursement from Cascade)
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors for hours at a time.
  • Must be willing to complete a background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Knowledge and passion for bicycling
  • Experience acting as the lead/head position in other similar educational programs

SCHEDULE DETAILS

  • Candidates must be able to work all rides for their designated city (totaling 16)
  • Programming is held: April through September 2019 and includes both monthly rides in addition to weekly rides (see below)
  • Monthly rides are held April, May and September on the second saturday of the month at differing times:
    • Mountlake Terrace: 9-11am
    • Lynnwood: 12:30-2:30pm
    • Edmonds: 5-7pm
  • Weekly rides are held June, July and August from 5pm-7pm in each city on differing days:
    • Mountlake Terrace: Tuesdays
    • Lynnwood: Wednesdays
    • Edmonds: Thursdays
  • Candidates will be required to attend an all day training (in March); a Free Group Rides training; and to attend and pass a CPR/First Aid certification course (cost of which will be reimbursed by Cascade)

HOURLY WAGE

$17/hour + mileage reimbursement

This is a seasonal (temporary) part time, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS FOR THIS POSITION

  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off 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.
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (health, dental, vision, short-term disability, critical care, cancer, and accident).
  • Optional participation in organization’s retirement plan with matching contributions to a 401(k) after a year of service.

TO APPLY

  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to ryany@cascade.org with “B2H Family Ride Leader” in the subject line.
  • Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.
  • Please indicate which city (or cities) you are interested in being a Ride Leader for: Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and/or Edmonds.
  • Complete applications submitted prior to March 22nd will receive priority

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. Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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.

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.

Summer Camp Head Counselor

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Youth Programs Coordinator, and reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Head Counselor position provides instruction, supervision, leadership and coordination in Cascade’s Summer Camps. Using the bicycle as the ‘common denominator’ throughout the summer, camp staff members foster and maintain a camp community of belonging, exploration, adventure and fun. Working with youth ages seven to 12, Cascade’s Summer Camp staff members should have a history of working with youth in diverse experiential learning environments. Ideal candidates will have applied knowledge and appreciation for adapting instruction to meet the needs of different learning styles, social identities, abilities and age-ranges. Acting as role models, camp staff will create learning communities dedicated to self-growth, leadership and community-building among campers and staff alike.

The Summer Camp Head Counselor assists and helps to supervise other counselors and administrative responsibilities throughout programming. Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge in youth development, conflict resolution, risk management, group development and leadership.

This is a seasonal (temporary) full-time, non-exempt position. Summer Camps maintain a four-to-one, and five-to-one ratio of staff to campers and camps are held outdoors.

This position includes field-based responsibilities. The Summer Camp Head Counselor is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Education Department is an eight-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities and reaches diverse communities throughout the state.

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.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
    • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
    • Develop and implement weekly lessons with the support of the Camp Director
    • Ensure and uphold clear timelines for activities throughout camp programming
    • Coordinate daily agendas, schedules, materials and staff roles/responsibilities
    • Mentor and support counselors in lesson/activity development and implementation
    • Mentor and support the leadership development of counselors
    • Act as the ‘point person’ and main group contact with the Youth Programs Coordinator (acting Camp Director)
  • Safety & risk management
    • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all staff and campers (emotionally and physically) throughout programming
    • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
    • Respond to, report, and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol. Hold counselors responsible for punctual and thorough reports and documentation.
    • Resolve conflicts with campers and staff when they arise
    • Drive the Cascade vehicle to pick up campers or equipment during the camps day as needed
    • Manage, assess and plan for daily/weekly risks throughout programming
    • Maintain knowledge and responsibility of all campers individual health and medical needs (allergies, asthma, medications, etc.)
    • Carry, distribute and maintain first-aid supplies throughout programming
  • Community building
    • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions to enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of campers and staff
    • Facilitate lessons and activities which challenge campers to expand their comfort zones around bicycling, friendship, leadership and self-identity
    • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of campers and families
    • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, families and other staff
    • Develop shared-leadership opportunities for all camp staff using a wide variety of tools, reflections and activities
  • Professional growth & development
    • Share unique experiences, talents, skills and stories to strengthen and enhance the Summer Camp Staff cohort
    • Critically assess, evaluate and share personal professional successes and areas for growth
    • Critically assess and evaluate peers on professional successes and areas for growth
    • Support the development of positive group learning and team environment for camp staff. Encourage positive communication, leadership and individual development through participation in team building and reflections
    • Lead and facilitate one community-building activity for camp staff at the beginning, middle or end of summer
    • Provide written and verbal feedback (in the form of evaluations) to the Youth Programs Coordinator, Youth Programs Manager, and other camp staff (including Camp Counselors)

TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Passion for youth development and educational equity
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Stamina, patience and attention to detail
  • Optimism and flexibility
  • Commitment to clear communication, authentic relationships, and reciprocity
  • Knowledge of adult learners and group development strategies/practices
  • Strong initiative, follow-through and self-reflection

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages seven to 12
  • Ability to ride a bike for extended periods of time with others
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating leadership and group development with adults
  • Skills and experiences in safety and risk management
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in the summer for hours at a time.
  • Must be willing to complete a background check, including motor vehicle (driving) record.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Knowledge and passion for bicycling
  • Commitment to education equity through courageous youth programming and leadership
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification a plus!
  • Experience acting as the lead/head position in other similar educational programs

SCHEDULE DETAILS

  • Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: June 24th - June 28th, 9am-5pm daily.
  • Candidates are required to work all 7 weeks of camp.
  • Camp programming is held: July 8th-August 23rd, 2019.
  • Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.
  • Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

HOURLY WAGE

$17/hour - First time hires

$18/hour - Returning staff member

This is a seasonal (temporary), full-time, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS FOR THIS POSITION

  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off 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.
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (health, dental, vision, short-term disability, critical care, cancer, and accident).
  • Optional participation in organization’s retirement plan with matching contributions to a 401(k) after a year of service.

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to rachelo@cascade.org with “Summer Camp Head Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Target start date will be staff training, Monday, June 24th, with camps beginning Monday, July 8th, 2019.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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.

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.

Summer Camp Counselor

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Youth Programs Coordinator, and reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Counselor position provides instruction, supervision, leadership and coordination in Cascade’s Summer Camps. Using the bicycle as the ‘common denominator’ throughout the summer, Camp Counselor’s foster and maintain a camp community of belonging, exploration, adventure and fun. Working with youth ages seven to 12, Cascade’s Summer Camp Counselors should have a history of working with youth in diverse experiential learning environments. Ideal candidates will have applied knowledge and appreciation for adapting instruction to meet the needs of different learning styles, social identities, abilities and age ranges. Acting as role models, Camp Counselors will create learning communities dedicated to self-growth, leadership and community building among campers and staff alike.

This is a seasonal (temporary) full-time, non-exempt position. Summer Camps maintain a four to one ratio of staff to campers and camps are held outdoors.

This position includes field-based responsibilities. The Summer Camp Counselor is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Education Department is an eight-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities and reaches diverse communities throughout the state.

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.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
    • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
    • Develop and implement weekly lessons with the support of Head Counselors and the Camp Director
    • Ensure and uphold clear timelines for activities throughout camp programming
  • Safety & risk management
    • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all staff and campers (emotionally and physically) throughout programming
    • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
    • Respond to, report and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol
    • Resolve conflicts with campers and staff when they arise
    • Drive the Cascade vehicle to pick up campers or equipment during the camps day as needed
  • Community building
    • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions to enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of campers and staff
    • Facilitate lessons and activities which challenge campers to expand their comfort zones around bicycling, friendship, leadership and self-identity
    • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of campers and families
    • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, families and other staff
  • Professional growth & development
    • Share unique experiences, talents, skills and stories to strengthen and enhance the Summer Camp Staff cohort
    • Critically assess, evaluate and share personal professional successes and areas for growth
    • Critically assess and evaluate peers on professional successes and areas for growth
    • Support the development of positive group learning and team environment for camp staff. Encourage positive communication, leadership and individual development through participation in team building and reflections
    • Provide written and verbal feedback (in the form of an evaluation) to peers, and Head Counselor(s)

TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Passion for youth development and educational equity
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Stamina, patience and attention to detail
  • Optimism and flexibility
  • Commitment to clear communication, authentic relationships and reciprocity

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages seven to 12
  • Ability to ride a bike for extended periods of time with others
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in the summer for hours at a time.
  • Must be willing to complete a background check, including motor vehicle (driving) record.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Knowledge and passion for bicycling
  • Commitment to education equity through courageous youth programming and leadership
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification a plus!

SCHEDULE DETAILS

  • Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: June 24th - June 28th, 9am-5pm daily.
  • Candidates are required to work all 7 weeks of camp.
  • Camp programming is held: July 8th-August 23rd, 2019
  • Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.
  • Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

HOURLY WAGE

$15/hour - First year hire

$16/hour - Returning staff member

This is a seasonal (temporary), full-time, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS FOR THIS POSITION

  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off 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.
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (health, dental, vision, short-term disability, critical care, cancer, and accident).
  • Optional participation in organization’s retirement plan with matching contributions to a 401(k) after a year of service.

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to rachelo@cascade.org with “Summer Camp Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

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.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Target start date will be staff training, Monday June 24, with camps beginning Monday, July 8, 2019.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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.

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.

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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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle 501(c)3 nonprofit, 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.

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 as a 501(c)4 nonprofit 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/Washington Bikes 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 Bicycle Club/Washington Bikes 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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