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Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator

Approx. 80% Cascade, 20% WA Bikes

JOB OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Major Taylor Project Manager, the Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will coordinate local Major Taylor Project bicycling clubs, creating a supportive cohort, and will mentor Project Ride Leaders and volunteers in delivering the Project on behalf of Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will seek and facilitate related leadership opportunities for students in the community, understanding the bike as a tool for transformation and social justice. The Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator will have an established track record of building relationships in diverse communities, balancing multiple tasks, and working with diverse or low income youth.

The Major Taylor Project is a year-round, youth development program integrating bicycling, healthy living, bicycle safety, road safety awareness and the importance of working toward individual goals.  The Major Taylor Project seeks to understand and dismantle racism within the community by introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational and transportation cycling. In addition to creating an inclusive culture of bicycling, the Major Taylor Project uses the bicycle to help students expand their worldview and encourages them to explore the agency they have to change themselves and their communities. 

This is a non-exempt, 0.75 FTE position eligible for benefits.

Core Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Major Taylor Project Ride Leaders program in Seattle, Highline, and Tukwila School Districts
  • Provide support to Major Taylor Project Ride Leaders by providing Cascade resources and club materials, coordinating ride leader trainings, and facilitating routine communication.
  • Work with Fleet Manager to coordinate the Major Taylor Project bike fleet, equipment, and tools at each site in secure storage and address maintenance issues in a timely manner. 
  • Coordinate volunteers for program sites and maintenance events. Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator to facilitate background checks and onboarding for volunteers.
  • Assist in Ride Leader training and orientation events, building a culture that is inclusive and welcoming for all participants.
  • Support Major Taylor Project Build-A-Bike and Ride Club curriculum through community partnerships with the Bikery, Bikeworks, and 2nd Cycle in Tacoma. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead Major Taylor Project events and seasonal field trips, such as cyclocross races, Cascade major rides, and youth leadership retreats.
  • Coordinate with Major Taylor Project team to ensure ride leading coverage, working with various program sites as needed.
  • Support Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator in Tacoma, by delivering club materials to Tacoma once per month and engaging with Tacoma ride leaders, volunteers, and students.

Site and Community Liason

  • Collaborate with school leadership and teacher, after school program coordinators, students and parents with the program
  • Coordinate and/or lead student outreach efforts with Ride Leaders
  • Collaborate with like-minded community groups, identify student community engagement opportunities
  • Identify cultural or educational destinations for ride clubs and collaborate with on-site organizations to enhance student experience
  • Discover and encourage complementary off-bike activities for students, such as advocacy opportunities

Context in Organization

The Education Department is an 7-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Through bicycling, we empower educators and learners of all ages to intentionally create and deliver responsive and inclusive programming as a resource to achieve gender and racial equity. 

We strive to facilitate opportunities for students to become participants in communities of learning that foster empowerment and joy, where the bicycle is a tool for transformation. We commit to a spirit of continuous improvement in both our teaching practice and program development. We believe in the fundamental concept of inclusion and commit to serving all students well by making decisions that prioritize equitable access and support community goals.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Understanding of social justice and awareness of privilege
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with youth, teens, or families
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
  • Basic knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Ability to ride a bicycle and lead a group safely
  • Must be self-directed and detail-oriented
  • Basic computer competence

Desired Qualifications

  • People of color are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Proven ability to build relationships and engage with stakeholders in a variety of diverse cultural settings
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing and mentoring volunteers and staff
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience
  • Ability to speak other languages, in addition to English (eg: Spanish, Vietnamese) a plus.
  • Valid Driver License. This position is subject to the completion of a background check including motor vehicle/driving record.
  • Ability to drive large vehicles (vans, rental trucks, etc.) a plus. (25 years or older)

Hourly Wage

$19.23 per hour

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade events.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Talented and passionate co-workers committed to our values: Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun.
  • Meaningful work making Washington state a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Major Taylor Project Field Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Please mention how you heard about this position.

This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check including motor vehicle/driving record. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance and Washington State Fair Chance Act.

Position is open until filled. Target start date will be July 23, 2018.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

Washington Bikes grows bicycling all across the state of Washington every day. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008. Learn more at WAbikes.org. 

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Individual and Annual Giving Manager

Approx. 80% Cascade, 20% WA Bikes

Job Overview

Reporting to the Senior Development Director, the Individual and Annual Giving Manager develops solicitation campaigns for Cascade’s individual donor pool including year-end solicitations, mid-year upgrade solicitations, lapsed donor win-back strategies and new donor acquisition strategies. This role will also develop, in conjunction with the Senior Director of Development, donor segmentation strategies and track the giving behavior of specific pools of Cascade donors. This position also develops overall stewardship strategies for all donor pools and works with the Senior Director of Development to develop comprehensive and consistent donor strategy for all Cascade donor audiences.

The Individual and Annual Giving Manager will also develop donor solicitation strategy (in conjunction with Washington Bikes Senior Policy Director for Washington Bikes, Cascade’s 501c(4) advocacy organization that focuses on shaping policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation in Washington State. 

The Individual and Annual Giving Manager will carry a pool of mid-level donor prospects ($250 - $500) and conduct personal visits with individual donors to grow their relationship with Cascade.

Department Overview

The membership & development team fosters vital relationships with corporate partners, individuals and foundations so Cascade can run our educational programs and fulfill our mission of bicycling for all. The five-person team has measurable individual goals and works collaboratively to ensure Cascade meets overall revenue goals. 

Core Responsibilities:
  • Lead and manage Cascade’s entry and mid-level donor programs. Create and implement the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategy for each tier of donors based on a hybrid of Annual Fund communication and 1:1 Portfolio Management best practices.
  • Have personal meetings with donors assigned to the Individual and Annual Giving Manager portfolio for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship purposes.
  • Identify new prospects and existing donors with upgrade potential, develop effective strategies for solicitation, and solicit accordingly for both Cascade’s membership program and individual donors.  
  • Other duties relating to entry and mid-level donor program include: SalesForce record management, strategy plans maintenance, forecasting, and donor tier classification.
  • Manage a relationship portfolio of approximately 50-75 donor/prospect households.
  • Create multi-year, customized engagement and solicitation plans for each donor household.
  • Provide effective stewardship to individual donors; report on results of their support, develop and document plans for continued engagement. Performance metrics include, but are not limited to: face-to-face visits, non-solicitation contacts, documented call reports, and proposals submitted.
  • Monitor and record all meaningful contacts with donors and prospects in SalesForce.
  • Partner with Cascade’s marketing team to develop messaging for annual and targeted e-appeals and mailings for members and donors
  • Create and manage a biannual donor newsletter
  • Generate minimum of $600,000 in revenue within first year to grow donor program in subsequent years within industry best practices

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree required, fundraising experience preferred. Three or more years of successful experience in Development, preferably in Individual Giving fundraising. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Donor communication experience preferred. CRM proficiency required. Passion for Cascade’s mission preferred. 

Desired Attributes

  • Professional attitude, highly motivated, and accountable.
  • Able to think creatively and strategically.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Able to perform well under pressure, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact appropriately with volunteers and donors at all levels.
  • Collegial and collaborative approach to assignments.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as project deadlines and events dictate. 
  • Flexibility and sense of humor

Salary Range

$55,000-$65,000 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?
  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade events.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Talented and passionate co-workers committed to our values: Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun.
  • Meaningful work making Washington state a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

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

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.

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 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.



Washington Bikes grows bicycling all across the state of Washington every day. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008. Learn more at WAbikes.org. 

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Staff Accountant

Approx. 90% Cascade, 10% WA Bikes

Updated April 13, 2018

If you are interested in the nonprofit sector and want to work with an iconic local organization supporting a large and active community, this is the job for you!  Flexible work environment, supportive staff, and broad range of responsibilities make this a great opportunity for anyone looking to build their skills and responsibilities within accounting.

Job Overview

The Staff Accountant is part of the Finance & Operations Department, which supports all activities of Cascade Bicycle Club. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position addresses tight deadlines and a broad range of accounting activities, including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit and 990 preparation, and support of budget and forecast activities. Success on the job means the financial side of Cascade Bicycle Club’s events, grants, and staff time allocations are seamless and result in a clean and easy audit process. We are seeking someone who can see the larger financial picture of the organization while also being able to track transactions on a daily basis. The Staff Accountant is a full-time exempt position, and reports to the Director of Finance & Operations (DFO).

Core Responsibilities

  • Maintain the general ledger in Blackbaud’s Financial Edge
  • Assist with cash management with weekly cash position updates to the ED, DFO, and Finance Committee
  • Provide oversight of Accounting Clerk’s (AC) work with AP, AR, bank reconciliations, and payroll processing
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end reconciliations and close
  • Ensure timely reporting of all monthly financial information, working closely with department directors on rolling reforecasts
  • Work with DFO on annual budget preparation, year-end audits, 990s, and year-end close
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly tax filings
  • Monitor and analyze accounting work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources, while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Respond to inquiries from the DFO and other directors regarding financial results
  • Manage accounting side of employee benefits, including health insurance, HSA, 401k and Aflac accounts
  • Manage accounting side of the ADP Workforce Now payroll system online 
  • Maintain strong working relationships with our bank officers, and representatives of ADP, health benefits providers, Vanguard, and Blackbaud (Financial Edge)
  • At events, manage cashiers (staff and volunteers), manage POS Square accounts, and reconcile day-of-sales receipts
  • Cross train with DFO and AC to fill in as needed during team member outages
  • Provide ongoing training for the AC and other staff as needed

Qualifications

  • An interest in and commitment to Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission and programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or 5+ years of equivalent work experience 
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP in the nonprofit context
  • Solid experience with nonprofit fund accounting, with a clear understanding of accounting for restricted funds
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and handle a variety of different tasks with hard deadlines
  • Advanced Excel skills, including the ability to use pivot tables, vlookups, and macros
  • Strong teamwork, problem solving, and customer service skills, including maintaining effective and open communication with team members, supervisor, and other staff members
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of different circumstances in regards to ethnicity, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic status
  • Comfortable learning new online programs and software applications in a network environment
  • High level of professionalism and ethical standards

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the differences between 501c3 and 501c4 organizations
  • Experience working with: 
    • Google Drive and cloud computing
    • Financial Edge accounting system
    • ADP Workforce Now online portal, or similar payroll processors
    • Salesforce, Drupal, and Civi, or similar programs

Starting Salary Range

$50,000-60,000/annual

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?
  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k).
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on some 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 “Staff Accountant” 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.  Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

 

Washington Bikes grows bicycling all across the state of Washington every day. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008. Learn more at WAbikes.org. 

 

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. 

 

Approximately 90% of this position is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 10% is responsible to Washington Bikes. 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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East King County Policy Manager

Approx. 80% Cascade, 20% WA Bikes

The Opportunity

The East King County Policy Manager informs, develops, and implements policy priorities in East King County for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. The Manager’s work will build on Cascade’s deep involvement in East King County, with a focus on several key projects. This is a unique opportunity to help reshape the rapidly evolving region of East King County. Unparalleled investments in East Link Light Rail and the King County regional trail network are creating monumental changes in how people move within and between East King County’s communities. How bicycling fits within this new East King County context will be determined in large part by the work of the East King County Policy Manager.

Position Overview

The East King County Policy Manager is expected to track and influence major, active transportation policy and funding decisions for key priority projects and programs. The Manager will build and maintain relationships with community members, businesses, agency staff, and elected representatives to identify and advance shared priorities and collaboratively improve lives and communities through bicycling. Key ongoing campaigns include: Eastside Rail Corridor trail development, implementation of the Bellevue Bike Network, and building momentum for increased investments and support for a connected network of regional trails across King County.

Core Responsibilities

Develop East King County advocacy campaigns to advance key priorities

  • Communicate East King County key priorities by creating and implementing effective campaigns that engage stakeholders to understand and support our work.  
  • Promote Cascade campaigns and priorities through effective communication to spread awareness and grassroots and grasstops support around Cascade priorities. 
Recruit and mobilize grassroots support for Cascade priorities 
  • Build a growing group of Cascade members and supporters and other community partners to take action in support of pro-bike policies and infrastructure. 
  • Implement action-oriented programming to advance Cascade’s East King advocacy campaigns, to engage community members, including Cascade members and supporters, in advocacy.
  • Measure and refine, as needed, grassroots engagement strategies.  
Build relationships with diverse stakeholders to build broad support for bicycling policies and infrastructure
  • Engage with elected representatives, candidates and city staff to provide advice, capacity and information to facilitate pro-bike policies and projects that align with Cascade priority campaigns. 
  • Engage with partner organizations to build a broader coalition of active transportation advocates. 
  • Engage with the business community to identify opportunities for collaboration, and to communicate the value of bike-friendly communities to employers and their workforce. 
  • Represent Cascade to external audiences. 

Context in Organization

The East King County Policy Manager is part of the Policy Department. The position works and collaborates with many departments at Cascade, including Communications and Events, as well as with consultants and club volunteers. The Manager will work in teams both in the prescribed geographic area, as well as other areas as needed to advance policy priorities.

Qualifications

  • 1-5 years of relevant experience
  • Ability and interest in working in a collaborative team environment
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to write persuasively and clearly about complex projects and concepts
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds who hold a range of opinions
  • Familiarity of government affairs and processes related to achieving policy change 
  • Organizational skills including ability to: (a) manage multiple projects; (b) work accurately under deadline; and (c) plan, coordinate, implement and assess the effectiveness of programs
  • Interest in learning more about work with governmental agencies, corporations, community leaders, etc.
  • Commitment to growing biking across Washington state 
  • Ability to travel within East King County 20% of the time via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in transportation policy (active transportation preferred) or closely related field
  • Experience building, and working effectively in coalitions and cross-sector working groups
  • Proficient in online communications and new media tools
  • Experience developing, leading and executing, and evaluating grassroots advocacy and electoral campaigns
  • Experience developing winning grant proposals, and performing grant management
  • Experience with phone to action or similar advocacy engagement platforms
  • Knowledge of East King County politics and physical geography

Starting Salary Range

$45,000-48,000/annual

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?
  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k).
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike.
  • 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!

To Apply

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

Applications reviewed on rolling basis with a deadline of April 22, 2018.  Position is open until filled.

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.

 
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

 

Washington Bikes grows bicycling all across the state of Washington every day. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008. Learn more at WAbikes.org. 

 

Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy and nonprofit work. 

 

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Position Overview

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

Position Purpose

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

Core Responsibilities

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

Anticipated Work Schedule

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

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

Context in Organization

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

We strive to facilitate opportunities for students to become participants in communities of learning that foster empowerment and joy, where the bicycle is a tool for transformation. We commit to a spirit of continuous improvement in both our teaching practice and program development. We believe in the fundamental concept of inclusion and commit to serving all students well by making decisions that prioritize equitable access and support community goals.

Required Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

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

Hourly Wage

$15.00 per hour

Benefits for this Position

  • Optional supplemental health, dental, vision, STD, critical care, and accident insurance coverage
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k)
  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides
  • Talented and passionate co-workers committed to our values: Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun
  • Meaningful work making Washington state a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in a single PDF document to resume@cascade.org with “Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor” in the subject line of the email. Please mention how you heard about this position.

This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance. Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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

Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy and nonprofit work.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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THE ORGANIZATIONS

Vision: Bicycling for all

Mission: Improving lives through bicycling

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 16,000-membersand 35-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include our Free Group Rides, Lets Go and Safe Routes to Schools, the Major Taylor Project in addition to Ride Events such as the Seattle to Portland and Emerald City amongst many.

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

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

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

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

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ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature.  Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy and nonprofit work.

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

 

Washington Bikes grows bicycling all across the state of Washington every day. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008. Learn more at WAbikes.org. 

 

Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy and nonprofit work. 

 

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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