Jobs

Cascade is a great place to work, intern and volunteer. We thank you for your interest. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Job openings: 

Internships & volunteering:

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

Executive Director

Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes seek a bold, creative, experienced and visionary leader to serve as the next Executive Director. The next Executive Director will lead these dynamic, well-established and respected organizations by demonstrating  a passion for growing and expanding our influence and impact in pursuing Cascade’s mission of ‘Improving Lives Through Bicycling’ and Washington Bikes’ mission of ‘People Who Bike Make a Difference.’

The next Executive Director of Cascade & WA Bikes will have an opportunity to take the helm of a vibrant, growing and respected organization and build a lasting legacy for Washington state. The E.D. of both 501(c)3 Cascade Bicycle Club and 501(c)4 Washington Bikes will be the torchbearer; setting out immediately to build trust while creating a culture of "best practices" and embodying the values already set forth by the missions of the organizations. We are seeking the consummate manager of managers who is as comfortable in the budgeting process as they are working with key partners, political stakeholders and major donors.

The Cascade Bicycle Club & Washington Bikes Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for fulfillment of Cascade’s mission to improve lives through bicycling, teaching the joys of bicycling, advocating for safe places to ride and producing world-class rides. The Executive Director also oversees WA Bikes’ 5-year strategic plan with a mission of being the statewide voice for people of all ages and abilities who ride bicycles for transportation, health, travel and recreation. WA Bikes works to elect, build relationships with, and hold accountable policymakers to improve the safety and accessibility of bicycling throughout Washington state thereby improving the health and prosperity of our communities.

Please review our Executive Director Position Profile for more details. Annual salary is $110,000 - $150,000 based on experience and qualifications.

Cover letter and resumes should be submitted via email to Adam Forest ([email protected]). This announcement was originally posted on April 20, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Applications reviewed on a frequent rolling basis.

Statewide Engagement Manager

Approx. 85% Cascade, 15% WA Bikes 

Position overview

The Statewide Engagement Manager will build relationships, lead campaigns and develop resources to further the statewide policy efforts for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. This position reports to the Statewide Engagement Director and is part of the Policy Department. 

The Statewide Engagement Manager will work directly with local, regional and statewide jurisdictions, community leaders, business owners, elected officials and staff to collaboratively improve lives and communities through bicycling. The candidate will have expertise in community organizing, transportation or legislative policy and strategy, and use that expertise to mobilize others to support bicycle friendly policies, infrastructure and funding decisions. 

Department overview

The Policy Team works to make it easier and safer for those that bike, and to create new opportunities so that everyone can envision themselves on a bike. Current priorities include advocating for funding that connects communities across the state with high quality bikeways and regional trails. Through Washington Bikes we work to elect bike-friendly leaders and implement bike friendly policies. 

Cascade core responsibilities

  • Develop partnerships with stakeholders across the state to promote bicycle-friendly policies across the state
    • Grant fulfillment with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for both the Permanent Bike Counters Project and the annual one-day Bike Count
    • Leverage Cascade events and partnerships to assist the expansion of our business engagement program statewide
    • Partner with jurisdictions, community groups and other stakeholders to build support for the development of U.S. Bicycle Route System network through Washington
    • Expand and deepen partnerships around diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Develop materials for the Resource Hub and assist with programs that help build capacity for statewide advocacy
    • Assess what resources would be most helpful at advancing our priorities around the state
    • Write communication materials to promote partnerships from around the state for Pedal Magazine and blog posts
    • Assist in developing the Advocacy Leadership Institute training program to grow statewide
  • Willingness to travel within Seattle and statewide 5-10% of the time, a personal vehicle is not required for this role

Washington Bikes core responsibilities 

  • Work with Statewide Policy Director to identify candidates and support with targeted field campaigns, including but not limited to phone-banks, doorbell days and fundraising
  • Collaborate with a variety of partners — from agency staff to elected officials to community advocates — to build strong support for bicycle projects and funding statewide
  • Assist in promotion and fundraising for the Washington Bike PAC

Traits needed for success in this role

  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and stay organized
  • Dedication and patience to move forward long-term projects
  • Outcomes-oriented
  • Professional attitude and demeanor
  • Influential and motivational
  • Ability to work both collaboratively with a team as well as independently self-directed

Minimum qualifications

  • 3 years applicable experience
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with various levels of stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze and understand local, statewide, and national implications of proposed legislation

Desired qualifications

  • Experience working for a statewide organization  
  • Field organizing experience
  • Experience with make decisions that balances the perspectives of private citizens, public officials and other stakeholders
  • Negotiations, mediating and/or debate experience
  • Ability to manage projects with firm deadlines and many stakeholders
  • Experience working with Salesforce

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and Washington 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.

Salary range

$45,000 - $50,000 annually 

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?
  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) account
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade events
  • Fun and passionate co-workers
  • Meaningful work making the state a better place for bicycling

To apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a relevant writing sample (no more than two pages long) all in a single PDF document to [email protected] Please mention how you heard about this position. Position is open until filled.

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. 

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 six to 15, 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 camp staff throughout programming. Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge in youth development, conflict resolution, risk management, group development and leadership. 

This is a seasonal (temporary) part-time hourly 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.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
    • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
    • Develop and implement one educational lesson, one ice-breaker, and one end-of-day reflection activity each week aligned with camp goals
    • 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
    • Act as the ‘point person’ and main group contact with the Youth Programs Coordinator
  • 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
    • 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 an evaluation) to the Youth Programs Coordinator and other camp staff

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 six to 15
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Excellent teaching/leading/facilitating skills and experiences
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Must be able to ride a bicycle
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating leadership and group development with adults
  • Skills and experiences in safety and risk management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • 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

COMPENSATION

$17/hour

SCHEDULE DETAILS

Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: Evening of Friday, June 23, and full days Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.

Candidates must be able to work a minimum of seven camp weeks. Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

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.

BENEFITS

Why work for Cascade?

  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike
  • 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
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (accident, hospital, dental, vision, short-term disability, cancer care)
  • Optional participation in organization's 401(k) retirement plan

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to [email protected] with “Summer Camp Head Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be staff training, Friday, June 23, with camps beginning Monday, July 3, 2017.

ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Let’s Go, the Major Taylor Project and more. 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 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 six to 15, 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) part-time hourly 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.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
    • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
    • Develop and implement one educational lesson, one ice-breaker and one end-of-day reflection activity each week aligned with camp goals
    • 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
  • 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 six to 15
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Excellent teaching/leading/facilitating skills and experiences
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Must be able to ride a bicycle

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • 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!

COMPENSATION

$15/hour
Additional pay is given to returning Camp Staff

SCHEDULE DETAILS

Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: Evening of Friday, June 23, and full days Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.

Candidates must be able to work a minimum of four camp weeks. Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Education Department is an 8-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.

BENEFITS

Why work for Cascade?

  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike
  • 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
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (accident, hospital, dental, vision, short-term disability, cancer care)
  • Optional participation in organization's 401(k) retirement plan

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to [email protected] with “Summer Camp Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Please mention how you heard about this position. Target start date will be staff training, Friday June 23, with camps beginning Monday, July 3, 2017 . 

ABOUT CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Let’s Go, the Major Taylor Project and more. 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 industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work.

Employment at Cascade is of an at-will nature.