Bike Easy Hiring Community Education Manager

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015

Please note: This job announcement is now closed.

Bike Easy Overview

Bike Easy is the leading bike advocacy group in Greater New Orleans with the mission to make bicycling fun, safe and easy for everyone. Bicycling is a healthy, equitable, and congestion-easing transportation option, and Bike Easy is working to increase bicycling opportunities and support to ensure all citizens reap the public health, transportation, environment, and social equity benefits.

Bike Easy is committed to justice, equity, and diversity in all of our work, and we are an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all persons to apply for this position regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, or political affiliation.

Community Education Manager – Job Summary

As the title implies, the Community Education Manager ensures biking in Greater New Orleans is safe, fun, and easy by actively educating people and managing education programs that improve the bicycling experience. Programs aim to create behavioral changes that lead to safer roadways and expanded healthy transportation options by helping people of all ages feel confident on and around bikes. Primary focus areas include programs with schools to promote biking and walking to school; community education programming, including bike rides, workshops, and trainings; and leadership development initiatives.

The Community Education Manager also supports Bike Easy’s fundraising, advocacy and policy initiatives, membership development, community outreach and grassroots organizing, and encouragement events as needed/possible.

General Responsibilities

  • Teaching various bicycle safety workshops to youth and adults
  • Developing, implementing, and overseeing educational programs and curricula
  • Initiating and managing partnerships with schools and community organizations
  • Writing grants and otherwise raising funds to support educational programming
  • Managing staff, contractors, and volunteers
  • Planning outreach and educational events
  • Tracking and reporting for programs and grants
  • Contributing to Bike Easy organizational decision-making and direction

Current Program Responsibilities

Safe Routes to School

You will work to manage our Safe Routes to School Programs in regional schools. Duties will include:

  • Coordinating with School Administrations and partners for in-school programs and Walk & Roll to School Week
  • Assisting with logistics for our youth bicycle fleet and trailer
  • Scheduling and managing instructors to deliver programs on pedestrian and bicycle safety to 4th and 5th graders
  • Training PE teachers in bike and pedestrian safety curriculum
  • Setting up bike clubs and other Safe Routes to School programs in collaboration with community partners
  • Assisting with curriculum development, grant writing, and program development
  • Grant invoicing and reporting

Community Programs

You will work to manage our community education programs, workshops with area businesses, and youth leadership programs. Duties will include:

  • Developing partnerships with organizations and businesses to host community workshops
  • Teaching workshops and coordinating staff and instructors to deliver community programming, including riding clubs and camps
  • Managing volunteers to hold “Bike light/Bike right” outreach events
  • Managing staff to deliver Youth Ambassador Program, a leadership training program for youth
  • Scheduling Youth Ambassadors to assist in community programs
  • Assisting with curriculum development, grant writing, and program development
  • Grant invoicing and reporting

Program Management and Development

As the Education Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring successful program delivery and coordinating these programs with organizational goals. Duties will include:

  • Coordinating with program staff and instructors to provide material and logistics support to workshops, camps, riding clubs, or school programs
  • Working with the Executive Director to ensure that programs are on track
  • Lending support as needed to fundraising, policy initiatives, events, and other organizational priorities
  • Securing new partnerships and project funding

Skills, Qualifications and Experience Desired

  • Commitment to bicycling and active transportation
  • Experience teaching, working with young people, and/or working in public schools. Experience with teaching bicycle programs preferred.
  • Experience working with communities and leading volunteers
  • Grant and project management experience, including fund development, grant writing, and familiarity with grant timelines, schedules, and reporting
  • Event planning experience
  • Knowledge of basic bicycle safety. Bicycle maintenance experience is a strong plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work as a team and share ideas openly
  • Familiarity with MS office software
  • BA or equivalent in a related field
  • 2+ years of nonprofit experience
  • General knowledge of community organizations in the New Orleans region

Compensation and Benefits

Salary will be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s (depending on experience) with a supplemental healthcare stipend, and includes paid vacation, sick days, comp time, and holidays. There are ample professional development opportunities, and you’ll gain great experience working with our accomplished board, staff, and volunteers.

Application Process

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Dan Favre, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “Community Education Manager Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

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