Bike Easy is Hiring!

Monday, Jan 5, 2015

Bike Easy is the leading bike advocacy group in Greater New Orleans with the mission to improve biking in and around the city by ensuring that it’s a fun, safe and accessible mode of transportation and recreation for all.

General Statement of Responsibilities

Bike Easy is seeking an Executive Director. Current responsibilities include advocating for trail and on-road facilities in New Orleans and the surrounding Parishes, pursuing policies that advance the cause of bicycling, conducting numerous special events, and extending the reach of bicycle education across the region. The Executive Director will work closely and collaboratively with the Board of Directors, local advocates, and a large cadre of volunteers in carrying out Bike Easy’s mission.

Administration

The Executive Director will be responsible for the oversight of all management and administrative functions of Bike Easy at the direction of the Board.

  • Responsible for oversight of the day to day operations of the Bike Easy office
  • Develop the annual budget for the organization, monitor receipts and expenditures, and make monthly and annual reports to the Board
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate professional and support staff
  • Oversee and coordinate special events
  • Manage social media, website and produce a bi-weekly email newsletter
  • Manage all contract and consulting work
  • Ensure that the organization is in compliance with legal obligations, follows non-profit best practices, and fulfills grant and funding requirements.
  • Foster an environment of collaboration, communication, and participation among staff, Board of Directors, committees, members, and with the community

Fundraising/Membership/Development

The Executive Director, under the direction of and in partnership with the Board, will be responsible for managing organizational development, fundraising, and membership development activities.

  • Develop and implement appropriate fund-raising and financial development strategies that are related to the organization’s mission and program priorities and work with collaboratively the Board to implement them
  • Continue the growth of membership and maximize membership revenue through regular and relevant membership appeals, issue appeals, effective management of the data base system and other appropriate means
  • Supervise a major donor campaign to increase funding from individuals
  • Package and promote corporate sponsorships of programs, activities, and special events.
  • Generate proposals for relevant foundation grants and government and institutional contracts for bicycling related program activities

Education

The Executive Director, under the direction of and in partnership with the Board, will be responsible for managing and developing education activities for youth and adults.

  • Manage Safe Routes to School programs and other grant-based education programming.
  • Seek community and school partnerships to reach a wide audience.
  • Oversee staff responsible for planning and executing bicycle education workshops
  • Help develop printed materials and maps for public outreach

Bicycling Advocacy

The Executive Director will be responsible for representing Bike Easy to its members, partners, and stakeholders, and will actively advocate for Bike Easy’s mission in the New Orleans community.

  • Advise and assist the Board with the development of policy positions designed to further Bike Easy’s mission
  • Be the “public face” of Bike Easy in representing the organization to all organizational constituencies including, but not limited to, individual bicyclists, other bicycling related private organizations, community, government, and institutional entities
  • Communicate and work with the media to advocate Bike Easy’s goals and positions
  • Advise and assist the Board in the development and promotion of relevant and appropriate bicycling related programs, projects, and special events
  • Develop new partners and contacts to support Bike Easy’s infrastructure and education goals

Board of Directors

The Executive Director will attend all Board meetings unless otherwise directed by the Board and will assist and enable the Board to carry out its duties and governance obligations.

  • Collaborate with the Board in the development and implementation of long-term strategic plan and goals
  • Keep Board fully apprised of operations at monthly Board meetings and at other times as appropriate
  • Provide monthly financial statements and fundraising analysis to the Board
  • Assist in the recruitment of new Board members
  • Coordinate and facilitate activities for the Board and its committees

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to Bike Easy’s mission and goals
  • Subject matter knowledge in cycling and transportation issues
  • Regular bicycle user
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated non-profit management or highly relevant business and government experience with organizations of similar size and composition
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience and capability
  • Proven ability in establishing strong connections with governmental bodies, political institutions, and other entities active in transportation-related issues
  • Demonstrated competency in office management, administration, strategic planning, and fiscal budgeting
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of non-profit management computer software

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience. Bike Easy offers a competitive benefits package including paid vacation and sick leave and employer-sponsored health insurance.

Application Process

To apply, please provide a resume, three references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and summarizing how your experience can ensure professional leadership, efficient management, and further Bike Easy’s mission. Electronic submission is required. Send material to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and place “Executive Director Search” in subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Bike Easy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.

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