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:

Program Officer

Rides and Events Producer

Director of Development

Volunteer Coordinator

Tacoma MTP Ride Leader(s)

Bilingual MTP Ride Leader(s)

 

Program Officer

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC) is seeking a strategic, organized, and collaborative individual to serve as the new Program Officer for grades 3 through 8 to lead the development and implementation of the Statewide Bicycle Education program. The Program Officer will serve this dynamic, well-established, and respected organization by demonstrating a passion for youth bicycling and for growing the influence and impact of the organization’s overall mission.

The Bicycle Education program is based largely on CBC’s Let’s Go program. Let’s Go is CBC’s flagship youth bicycle physical education program, consisting of curriculum, teaching materials, and bike fleet assets used to educate youth in grades 3 through 8. Serving around 20,000 students per year in Seattle Public Schools and Edmonds School District, the program is poised to be the foundation for a statewide initiative to serve elementary and middle public school students across Washington state.

This program is one component of the comprehensive 16-year Move Ahead Washington legislation, passed by the state in 2022, to address transportation resources. The legislation includes bicycle safety education and an “earn a bike” program to further biking as a mode of transportation. It also promotes healthy and safe bike riding for future generations. 

The Program Officer will work with school administrators, district leaders, community partners, and teachers to grow a bicycle PE program across the state of Washington. Utilizing CBC’s institutional knowledge, community outreach, and equity analysis, the Program Officer will tailor the program to best fit the needs of the diverse regions across the state, prioritizing students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members, 52-years old, and 26-staff strong, serving bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. We teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce community rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland ride, the Pedaling Relief Project, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle and across the Puget Sound Region, Your Streets Your Say, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, Let's Go, and the Major Taylor Project.

Washington Bikes promotes the health, safety, environmental, and economic benefits of bicycling. We advocate for people who bike, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable. We collaborate with community members and public officials to shape policies and investments in active transportation that create equitable, sustainable, and thriving communities across Washington state.

Our Values:

  • Equity - We lead with a racial equity lens to eliminate inequities in community health outcomes and in mobility and transportation access. Bicycles are a tool for liberation.
  • Climate Justice & Clean Air - Bicycles are clean, healthy, and an affordable solution to help solve the climate crisis, clean our air, reduce transportation pollution, and create sustainable communities.
  • Community - We create opportunities for people to come together by removing barriers and fostering a sense of belonging. Bicycles are an integral part of creating connected, equitable and thriving communities.
  • Safety - Safety is a right; we champion spaces that foster physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Collaboration - We share power, resources, and knowledge as a means to enrich lives and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We celebrate the existing strengths of our partners and participants and seek to be an accessible asset for others.

For a detailed description of the organization and its programs, please visit http://www.cascade.org or http://www.wabikes.org

What You'll Bring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with CBC’s Education Director, manage the grades 3-8 Statewide Bicycle Education program.
  • Serve on the CBC State Grant Leadership Team and work with the team to develop job descriptions and success metrics to grow the Statewide Bicycle Education grant team.
  • Co-create and implement a grant process whereby Educational Service Districts and large School Districts receive multi-year grants to implement the Statewide Bicycle Education program in elementary and middle schools across the state.
  • Portfolio management of $1M+ in grants to partner organizations.
  • Leading and managing multiple large district and ESD relationships to launch, grow, and succeed in the facilitation of Statewide Bicycle Education programming.
  • Solicit input on the design and implementation of the program from specific underserved communities to ensure that the program meets communities’ unique and specific needs.
  • Co-develop and track detailed program budgets.
  • Support the professional development of trainers and physical education teachers who will implement the program in schools.
  • Manage a program evaluation with an independent evaluation contractor.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on program progress.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned to ensure the successful implementation of the Let’s Go program.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong collaboration and ability to work closely and respectfully with people from different backgrounds and perspectives. 
  • Exceptional project management.
  • Highly organized.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Ability to work independently and under complex, evolving, and unpredictable situations
  • Highly competent with technology (e.g., Google tools, spreadsheets, and databases).

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in public school education settings (Washington state education settings knowledge and experience preferred.) 
  • Passion for bicycling and bicycle education.
  • At least 5 years of project management experience, including grant making, budgeting, communications/media, supervising, and reporting.   

Job Details

This position is full-time exempt and remote-hybrid eligible. Generally, work can be done off-site, provided there is no loss to team collaboration, the needs of the organization, and the essential functions of the position. However, residence in Washington state and the ability to come into the office one to three days a month are required. Approximately 30% travel (in state) required. Some weekend and evening work may be required. Typical weekly hours for this position are 40 hours.

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary ranges from $75,000 to $90,000 per annum together with a competitive benefits package. 

Cascade offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Optional short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage
  • 401k with employer matching
  • 160 hours of paid time off front loaded annually + 12 paid sick days + 12 paid federal holidays
  • Office-wide paid winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides
  • Abundant discounts and offers with retailers and partner organizations
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting 
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Program Officer - Statewide Bicycle Education” in the subject line. The cover letter should address how your knowledge and experience prepares you for this position and how the organization's values align with yours.

Cascade Bicycle Club is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist organization. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work. 

Cascade is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. Cascade 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, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that is reflective of the communities we serve. 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

Hiring Timeline

Estimated date of hire for this position is February 15, 2023.

Rolling review of applications will begin December 16, 2022. 

 

Rides and Events Producer

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking a self-motivated and experienced event planner to serve as the next Rides and Events Producer. The Rides and Events Producer will serve this dynamic, well-established, and respected organization by demonstrating a passion for bicycling and for growing the influence and impact in pursuing the organization’s mission.

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members, 52-years old, and 26-staff strong, serving bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. We teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce community rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland ride, the Pedaling Relief Project, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle and across the Puget Sound Region, Your Streets Your Say, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, Let's Go, and the Major Taylor Project.

Washington Bikes promotes the health, safety, environmental, and economic benefits of bicycling. We advocate for people who bike, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable. We collaborate with community members and public officials to shape policies and investments in active transportation that create equitable, sustainable, and thriving communities across Washington state.

Our Values:

  • Equity - We lead with a racial equity lens to eliminate inequities in community health outcomes and in mobility and transportation access. Bicycles are a tool for liberation.
  • Climate Justice & Clean Air - Bicycles are clean, healthy, and an affordable solution to help solve the climate crisis, clean our air, reduce transportation pollution, and create sustainable communities.
  • Community - We create opportunities for people to come together by removing barriers and fostering a sense of belonging. Bicycles are an integral part of creating connected, equitable and thriving communities.
  • Safety - Safety is a right; we champion spaces that foster physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Collaboration - We share power, resources, and knowledge as a means to enrich lives and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We celebrate the existing strengths of our partners and participants and seek to be an accessible asset for others.

For a detailed description of the organization and its programs, please visit http://www.cascade.org or http://www.wabikes.org

What You'll Bring

The Rides and Events Producer is an integral part of the seven person Events Team, reporting to the Rides and Events Community Director.  The Rides and Events Producer is responsible for producing fundraising rides and events that work directly towards Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Event Production & Support (70%)

  • Manage all the logistics for four Cascade mid-level bike events: Bike N Brews, Ride for Major Taylor, Woodinville Wine Ride, and Kitsap Color Classic. 
  • Act as a secondary contact/major support on our major events: Emerald City Ride, STP, and RSVP.
  • Check and change as needed event routes. Submit all necessary permits with local and government agencies 
  • Manage the event spending budget set by the Director 
  • Provide onsite support as needed at other Cascade events

Relationship Management (20%)

  • Manage event support teams, volunteers, and event committees  
  • Maintain positive relationships with communities, businesses, and all entities associated with events 

Event Collateral & Marketing (10%)

  • Oversee design and production of ride materials and giveaways and ensure that printing and ordering deadlines are met.
  • Assist the Events and Communications Coordinator in developing and updating content for Cascade’s website 
  • Assist the Events and Communications Coordinator in creating content for all pre- and post- event messaging

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to work well as part of a team and pitch in wherever necessary
  • Good time management, including maintaining multiple timelines and events
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able and willing to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with and maintain relationships with vendors, sponsors, and event supporters
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences both verbally and in writing

Qualifications

  • Experience in event planning and/or project management
  • Experience in managing and directing volunteers
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs and manage long hours of manual labor and time on your feet
  • Able to organize and maintain the physical equipment necessary for events
  • Availability to work event weekends
  • ​​​​​​​Valid driver’s license and comfort driving large vans and U-Hauls preferred

Job Details

This position is full-time exempt and remote-hybrid eligible. Generally, work can be done off-site, provided there is no loss to team collaboration, the needs of the organization, and the essential functions of the position.  However, residence in Washington state and the ability to come into the office one to three days a month are required. During event season (April-September), this position requires regular prep work at the office in Magnuson Park and presence at events in the greater Puget Sound region. Typical weekly hours for this position are 40 hours. In event season this includes regular evening and weekend work. 

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary ranges from $55,000-$75,000 per annum together with a competitive benefits package. 

Cascade offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Optional short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage
  • 401k with employer matching
  • 160 hours of paid time off front loaded annually + 12 paid sick days + 12 paid federal holidays
  • Flexible schedule available 
  • Office-wide paid winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides
  • Abundant discounts and offers with retailers and partner organizations
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting 
  • ​​​​​​​Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks, pending a return to the office.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Rides and Events Producer” in the subject line. In the cover letter, please talk about your experience in working or being a part of events. Include a positive highlight during an event you were a part of and something that did not go to plan and what was done to fix it or mitigate for the future.

Cascade Bicycle Club is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist organization. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work. 

Cascade is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. Cascade 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, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that is reflective of the communities we serve. 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

Hiring Timeline

The estimated date of hire for this position is Jan. 10, 2023.

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Director of Development

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking an experienced, people-centered, strategic development professional to serve as the next DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. The Director of Development will serve this dynamic, well-established, and respected organization by demonstrating a passion for bicycling and for growing the influence and impact in pursuing the organization’s mission.

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members, 52-years old, and 26-staff strong, serving bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. We teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce community rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland ride, the Pedaling Relief Project, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle and across the Puget Sound Region, Your Streets Your Say, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, Let's Go, and the Major Taylor Project.

Washington Bikes promotes the health, safety, environmental, and economic benefits of bicycling. We advocate for people who bike, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable. We collaborate with community members and public officials to shape policies and investments in active transportation that create equitable, sustainable, and thriving communities across Washington state.

Our Values:

  • Equity - We lead with a racial equity lens to eliminate inequities in community health outcomes and in mobility and transportation access. Bicycles are a tool for liberation.
  • Climate Justice & Clean Air - Bicycles are clean, healthy, and an affordable solution to help solve the climate crisis, clean our air, reduce transportation pollution, and create sustainable communities.
  • Community - We create opportunities for people to come together by removing barriers and fostering a sense of belonging. Bicycles are an integral part of creating connected, equitable and thriving communities.
  • Safety - Safety is a right; we champion spaces that foster physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Collaboration - We share power, resources, and knowledge as a means to enrich lives and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We celebrate the existing strengths of our partners and participants and seek to be an accessible asset for others.

For a detailed description of the organization and its programs, please visit http://www.cascade.org or http://www.wabikes.org

What You'll Bring

Duties and Responsibilities

The Development Director will develop and execute strategic, diversified development plans to raise funds through grant writing, individual giving, and corporate event and program sponsorship. The Development Director is responsible for leading the development team, leveraging existing organizational relationships, and leading independent outreach via targeted prospecting, community engagement, and event attendance, and other activities as needed to build a robust pipeline of potential funders.

Skills and Competencies

Strategic Management and Inspirational Leadership

  • In partnership with the Executive Director and the Cascade Bicycle Club board, develop and implement a strategic and diversified fundraising plan that meets the current goal of raising $1.5M from the private sector, and anticipates future needs and growth objectives
  • Create strategies to identify and secure new individual supporters, fully leverage existing relationships, and increase annual and planned giving
  • Develop strategies to identify and secure partnerships with corporations and foundations that reflect their marketing and business needs as well as philanthropic and community engagement goals
  • Help shape organizational strategy and play a leadership role in implementing the organization's strategic plan as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Work collaboratively with other departments on a frequent basis to support donor stewardship and engagement
  • Develop annual department expense budget and forecast contributed income sources for the organizational budget
  • Promote a culture of community-centric philanthropy amongst staff, board, and donors

Team Development Management

  • Lead, supervise, train, motivate, coach, support, and partner with the development team to ensure that each employee meets their job goals and professional development objectives. Create a development team in which all members take responsibility for team success and understand their roles in achieving team goals
  • Create a trusting team culture that supports giving and receiving honest feedback, regularly assesses performance, destigmatizes mistakes, and is open to new ideas and approaches
  • Lead development efforts to be increasingly anti-racist by consistently addressing the structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions. Identify and implement changes that can produce more equitable outcomes
  • Lead the planning and execution of large-scale fundraising events with the Development Team, including an annual breakfast and specialty market events

Board Management

  • In concert with the Executive Director, the Director of Development will engage the Board to meet critical financial goals for the organization
  • Primary relationship manager for Development Committee and development-focused board members
  • Maintain Board engagement (both financially and otherwise) to ensure Board retention and satisfaction

Fundraising and Donor Relations

  • Develop strategies and programs that recruit, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors giving or capable of giving $10,000 and above annually, and significant planned gifts. Develop and manage special campaigns and planned gifts. Implement strategies to increase the number of donors giving at all levels and grow donor giving year-over-year through engagement and cultivation
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a diverse base of individual donors, including board members, Club members, and event participants
  • Prepare and write personalized proposals, reports, letters, emails, notes, and other documents, as needed. Provide industry knowledge, monitor industry trends, and implement best practices
  • Develop, identify, implement, and track a high-level, customized cultivation and solicitation strategy for each individual in the Executive Portfolio
  • Manage and support the development responsibilities of the Executive Director, which includes focusing and prioritizing the Executive Director’s development-related time and duties, scheduling meetings with donors, partnering on meetings with donors, and more

Collaboration

  • Partner with the Director of Communications to create fundraising materials including, but not limited to, newsletters, social media, stories, videos, and website updates
  • Partner with the Director of Events to maximize event sponsorship opportunities
  • Work with the Executive Director to exchange information about high-end donors and prospects in each other’s portfolio

Race and Equity

  • Sustain and grow a program that integrates an understanding of the intersections of race, class, power, and privilege in our development work, particularly through our engagement with donors. Build long-lasting transformational (not transactional) relationships with Cascade and Washington Bikes donors by treating them as partners, engaging them how they wish to engage, and asking them to give us their full financial support
  • Participate in Cascade’s race equity work. This may include serving on our Race and Equity committee, supporting Cascade race equity practices, participating in Race and Equity trainings, etc
  • Lead the implementation of community-centric donor engagement practices within the organization

Qualifications

  • Experience raising annual budgets over $2M
  • Ideal candidates will have an awareness of, and willingness to engage in, the difficult and transformative work of challenging systems of oppression, institutional and structural racism, and implicit bias
  • A personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance
  • A minimum of 3 years of people and department management and supervision experience, including the ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and foster an environment of creativity and professional growth, and doing so in a manner that is inclusive and promotes equity is preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience, with progressive responsibility and a proven track record of soliciting, closing, and stewarding 5 and 6-figure gifts with major donors, corporations and foundations is preferred
  • Broad understanding of multifaceted campaign planning, implementation, and management that includes experience soliciting special, multi-year campaign commitments and planned gifts
  • Exceptional initiative, vision, and ambition to lead a vibrant development program
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience developing successful written donor communications and marketing materials
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress toward achieving objectives
  • Experience with donor database management and systems to track campaigns and ensure complete, secure, and private donor and campaign records. Advanced skill in Excel and Salesforce is a plus

Our Values:

This position is full-time exempt and remote-hybrid eligible. Generally, work can be done off-site, provided there is no loss to team collaboration, the needs of the organization, and the essential functions of the position. However, residence in Washington state and the ability to come into the office one to three days a month are required. Some weekend and evening work may be required. Typical weekly hours for this position are 9 to 5.

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary ranges from $110,000 to $130,000 per annum together with a competitive benefits package.

Cascade offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Optional short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage
  • 401k with employer matching
  • 160 hours of paid time off front-loaded annually + 12 paid sick days + 12 paid federal holidays
  • Office-wide paid winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides
  • Abundant discounts and offers with retailers and partner organizations
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Director of Development” in the subject line.

Cascade Bicycle Club is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist organization. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work.

Cascade is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. Cascade 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, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that is reflective of the communities we serve. 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

Hiring Timeline

The estimated date of hire for this position is February 2023.

 

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Volunteer Coordinator

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking a passionate, highly motivated person with a commitment to community building and transportation sustainability to serve as the next VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR. The VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR will serve this dynamic, well-established, and respected organization by demonstrating a passion for bicycling and for growing the influence and impact in pursuing the organization’s mission.

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members, 52-years old, and 26-staff strong, serving bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. We teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce community rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland ride, the Pedaling Relief Project, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle and across the Puget Sound Region, the Your Streets Your Say, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, Let's Go, and the Major Taylor Project. 

Washington Bikes promotes the health, safety, environmental, and economic benefits of bicycling. We advocate for people who bike, endorse political candidates, and hold officials accountable. We collaborate with community members and public officials to shape policies and investments in active transportation that create equitable, sustainable, and thriving communities across Washington state.

Our Values:

  • Equity - We lead with a racial equity lens to eliminate inequities in community health outcomes and in mobility and transportation access. Bicycles are a tool for liberation.
  • Climate Justice & Clean Air - Bicycles are clean, healthy, and an affordable solution to help solve the climate crisis, clean our air, reduce transportation pollution, and create sustainable communities.
  • Community - We create opportunities for people to come together by removing barriers and fostering a sense of belonging. Bicycles are an integral part of creating connected, equitable and thriving communities.
  • Safety - Safety is a right; we champion spaces that foster physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Collaboration - We share power, resources, and knowledge as a means to enrich lives and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We celebrate the existing strengths of our partners and participants and seek to be an accessible asset for others.

For a detailed description of the organization and its programs, please visit http://www.cascade.org or http://www.wabikes.org

What You'll Bring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and steward relationships with all Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers;
  • Manage day-to-day communications with current and potential volunteers, respond to inquiries, follow up with volunteer requests and reminder messaging. Designated Volunteer Leaders will assist;
  • Track volunteer feedback and needs and report them to Volunteer Manager;
  • Manage time sensitive volunteer request communications, volunteer registrations and scheduling;
  • Assist Volunteer Manager to develop Cascade’s schedule of volunteer opportunities;
  • Assist Volunteer Manager in developing volunteer role details, requirements and responsibilities; including building and managing a strong and diverse team of Volunteer Leaders;
  • Assist Volunteer Manager with volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition. Volunteer recognition events including but not limited to planning and leading an annual Volunteer Appreciation party;
  • Manage Office Volunteers, who assist with office coordination tasks;
  • Lead volunteer orientations, onboarding, and training for the majority of Cascade's diverse volunteer roles and positions;
  • Oversee event registration packet preparation, packet pickups and packet mailings;
  • Develop plans for staff presence at events in conjunction with events team;
  • Coordinate on-site volunteer duties at key events in the Seattle region;
  • Assist Volunteer Manager in developing and implementing volunteer management and coordination systems and technologies; including keeping Cascade’s volunteer database up to date;
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences;
  • Excellent interpersonal and relational skills;
  • Ability to operate desktop computer, including word processing, and spreadsheet;
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills;
  • Event planning experience is preferred;
  • Conflict de-escalation and non-violent communication skills preferred;

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience facilitating or leading trainings, orientations, or workshops;
  • Positive attitude, enjoyment and comfort in working with diverse communities;
  • Commitment to undoing institutionalized racism and building cultural competence;
  • Flexible, hard-working, self-starter and ability to work independently; must meet deadlines, be attentive to detail and have the ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Volunteer coordination experience preferred;
  • Project management and/or scheduling experience preferred;
  • Experience working with community resilience and mutual aid organizations and groups is preferred;
  • Interest in community, transport, utility, or recreational bicycle riding preferred;
  • Possess a valid WA State Driver License;
  • Must complete a WA State background check to work with historically underserved communities;

Job Details

The Volunteer Coordinator is part of Cascade Bicycle Club’s Events and Rides Department. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Volunteer Manager and is responsible for cultivating Cascade’s 500-person strong volunteer program. This position is responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling, retaining and recognizing Cascade’s multi-departmental volunteers. Some volunteer activities are executed on behalf of Washington Bikes, the 501(c)(4) organization affiliated with Cascade.

This position is full-time non-exempt and remote-hybrid eligible. Generally, work can be done off-site, provided there is no loss to team collaboration, the needs of the organization, and the essential functions of the position. However, residence in Washington state and the ability to come into the office four to eight times a month are required. Some weekend and evening work at the Cascade office as well as at our major events in the Seattle region will be required. This position is anticipated to work approximately 40 hours/week with hours increasing during the summer season and decreasing in the winter months. Flexible hours, excluding events.

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary ranges from $26 to $27 per hour together with a competitive benefits package. 

Cascade offers a robust benefits package, which includes:

  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Optional short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage
  • 401k with employer matching
  • 160 hours of paid time off front-loaded annually + 12 paid sick days + 12 paid federal holidays
  • Flexible schedule available
  • Office-wide paid winter recess between December 25 and January 1
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides
  • Abundant discounts and offers with retailers and partner organizations
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Volunteer Coordinator” in the subject line. Your cover letter should answer the following questions:

  • What makes you excited to work at Cascade Bicycle Club?
  • Describe a specific experience you have had working with volunteers on a program or project.

Cascade Bicycle Club is on a journey to becoming an anti-racist organization. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work. 

Cascade is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. Cascade 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, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that is reflective of the communities we serve. 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination.

Hiring Timeline

Estimated date of hire for this position is DECEMBER, 2022 or JANUARY, 2023. First review of application will start last week of November.

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Tacoma MTP Ride Leader(s)

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is looking for self-motivated cyclists with a passion for youth development and building community through equity and inclusion. Major Taylor Project (MTP) Ride Leaders bring the knowledge, skills, and empowerment of cycling to Black, brown, and youth from systemically underserved communities between the ages of 12 and 18. MTP Ride Leaders plan and lead group bicycle rides for young people, twice a week, for up to 10 weeks per season. Ride Leaders commit to direct service in middle and high schools, for after-school enrichment. Ride Leaders will route-plan, pre-ride routes, and lead small group rides for middle and high school youth in the greater Seattle and Tacoma area. 

Ride Leaders will be assigned at least one club to coordinate and lead, with an open option for more. MTP club rides provide youth with the opportunity to explore their communities, build relationships with fellow riders, continuously challenge themselves, and have fun. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a passion for cycling, youth development, and dedication to their community, or a youth advocate, teacher, or counselor with an interest in cycling.  

Those hired for this position report directly to Major Taylor Project Managers and are critical team members of the Education Department at Cascade Bicycle Club. 

Bilingual candidates (e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Mandarin) are strongly desired. 

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000 members and 26-staff strong and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. We teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce community rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland ride, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle, and across the Puget Sound Region,  the Your Streets Your Say advocacy training, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, and the Major Taylor Project.

The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is a seasonal youth development program hosted within 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. Programming follows the academic year with Fall, Winter, and Spring activities. 

The Major Taylor Project intentionally focuses on serving Black and Indigenous youth of color. MTP operates in diverse communities in order to increase access to bicycling and community engagement. Ride Leaders work directly with youth, community organizations, and schools. MTP Ride Leader applicants should be socially sensitive and have the ability to lead conversations relating to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ride Leaders are responsible for creating a safe, and empowering environment for all participants in the program. Ride Leader applicants should have experience working with, are passionate about youth, and are excited to share the joy of bicycling!

Our Values:

  • Equity - We lead with a racial equity lens to eliminate inequities in community health outcomes and in mobility and transportation access. Bicycles are a tool for liberation.
  • Climate Justice & Clean Air - Bicycles are clean, healthy, and an affordable solution to help solve the climate crisis, clean our air, reduce transportation pollution, and create sustainable communities.
  • Community - We create opportunities for people to come together by removing barriers and fostering a sense of belonging. Bicycles are an integral part of creating connected, equitable and thriving communities.
  • Safety - Safety is a right; we champion spaces that foster physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Collaboration - We share power, resources, and knowledge as a means to enrich lives and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We celebrate the existing strengths of our partners and participants and seek to be an accessible asset for others.

For a detailed description of the organization and its programs, please visit http://www.cascade.org or http://www.wabikes.org

What You'll Bring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement weekly rides, program activities, and logistics
  • Teach bicycle skills and lead supplemental lessons/activities  
  • Visual documentation of club operations -- eg, weekly photos and videos of club activities
  • Oversee safety and risk management
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment activities
  • Build a supportive MTP community through facilitation of team building activities and growth-mindset engagement
  • Serve as the site specific point-of-contact, bridging communication between school administration, parents, and students
  • Record and maintain all relevant administrative data for site programming including: attendance records, volunteer records, completed rides, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace, fleet, and supportive equipment library

Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages 12 to 18
  • Ability to ride a bike proficiently for extended periods of time with others
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality, and accountability
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in varied conditions
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills for online youth engagement
  • Must pass a background check, including motor vehicle (driving) record
  • Willingness to learn

Desired Qualifications

  • Great cycling skills and a knowledge of bike mechanics
  • Conflict mediation experience
  • Youth development and enrichment experience
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Ability to translate English into other languages
  • Valid driver's license

Job Details

This is a Part-time, Non-Exempt position. This position is completely field-work based, working at various schools and community centers in King or Pierce County. Team members may be assigned to work a maximum of 30 hrs/wk during club seasons. Salary for this position ranges from $20-$24/hour, depending on experience. 

Seasons and Hours of Clubs:

  • Ride Leader hours vary, with traditional hours of operation ranging between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Club rides run 2 to 4 hours per club day
    • Clubs operate 1 to 2 days per week
  • Billable Hours
    • The average club should provide at least 6hr/wk of work (approximate hours)
    • 4 hours of club operations including set-up and clean-up
    • 30 minutes of administrative work
    • 1.5 hours of planning
    • Ride Leaders are expected to scout and pre-ride routes, billing for these hours
  • Seasons (Approximate Schedule)
    • Programming Seasons align with the academic year, with some weekend and summer event opportunities
    • Ride Leaders are expected to attend all of their scheduled clubs for a complete season
    • Seasons are between 8 and 10 weeks, depending on the site
    • Ride Leaders can work up to 3 clubs in a season, when available
    • Non-health related absences and work conflicts should be communicated at least a week in advance
  • Fall Programming
    • Mid-September to Mid-November
    • Limited MTP work availability late November to Mid-January
  • Winter Programming
    • Mid-January to Mid-March
  • Spring Programming
    • April to the end of the school year
  • Summer Programming
    • Mid-June to Mid-August
    • Limited MTP work availability late August to Mid-September

MTP Ride Leaders Incentives

  • CPR Training Reimbursement
  • Open Access to Bicycle Education and Maintenance courses 
  • Phone stipend for route navigation 
  • Travel stipend for commute to club sites and events
  • Performance Bonuses
    • Criteria for bonus consideration include:
      • High attendance rate for committed club sites and events
      • Commitment to multiple club sites
      • Retention bonus for working multiple seasons 
      • Program stewardship award given to those who create improvements to the Major Taylor Project legacy

Cascade Benefits

  • Free entry and guest pass on Cascade rides
  • Pro-Deals and discounts to approved shops and locations
  • Optional open-office environment. The Cascade office is open to employees during office hours. Ride Leader is a field-based position. 
  • Optional participation in Cascade’s retirement plan

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination. 

To Apply

Please submit your resume with three professional references to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “MTP Ride Leader” in the subject line. In the email, please answer the following questions:

  • What interests you about the Major Taylor Project? 
  • What skill sets do you possess that would positively contribute to the Major Taylor Project? 
  • Please indicate if you have the ability to travel to other neighborhoods for MTP: MTP operates in Renton, Burien, and Seatac

More Information

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 identity, 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.

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.

Hiring Timeline

Estimated date of hire for this position is September 1, 2022.

 

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Bilingual MTP Ride Leader(s)

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is looking for multilingual cyclists with a passion for youth development and building community through equity and inclusion. Major Taylor Project (MTP) Ride Leaders bring the knowledge, skills, and empowerment of cycling to Black, brown, and youth from systemically underserved communities between the ages of 12 and 18. MTP Ride Leaders plan and lead group bicycle rides for young people, twice a week, for up to 10 weeks per season. Ride Leaders commit to direct service in middle and high schools, for two hours of after-school enrichment, twice per week. Ride Leaders will route-plan, pre-ride routes, and lead small group rides for middle and high school youth in the greater Seattle and Tacoma area. 

Ride Leaders will be assigned at least one club to coordinate and lead, with an open option for more. MTP club rides provide youth with the opportunity to explore their communities, build relationships with fellow riders, continuously challenge themselves, and have fun. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a passion for cycling, youth development, and dedication to their community, or a youth advocate, teacher, or counselor with an interest in cycling.

People hired for this position report directly to Major Taylor Project Managers and are critical team members of the Education Department at Cascade Bicycle Club.

Bilingual/multilingual candidates to be considered for this position will speak some language or combination of languages commonly spoken at our community school sites (e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Mandarin, Russian, Ukrainian)

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000 members and 26-staff strong and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. We teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce community rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland ride, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle, and across the Puget Sound Region,  the Your Streets Your Say advocacy training, Free Group Rides, Adult Classes, and the Major Taylor Project.

The Major Taylor Project (MTP) is a seasonal youth development program hosted within 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. Programming follows the academic year with Fall, Winter, and Spring activities.

The Major Taylor Project intentionally focuses on serving Black and Indigenous youth of color. MTP operates in diverse communities in order to increase access to bicycling and community engagement. Ride Leaders work directly with youth, community organizations, and schools. MTP Ride Leader applicants should be socially sensitive and have the ability to lead conversations relating to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ride Leaders are responsible for creating a safe, and empowering environment for all participants in the program. Ride Leader applicants should have experience working with, are passionate about youth, and are excited to share the joy of bicycling!

Our Values:

  • Equity - We lead with a racial equity lens to eliminate inequities in community health outcomes and in mobility and transportation access. Bicycles are a tool for liberation.
  • Climate Justice & Clean Air - Bicycles are clean, healthy, and an affordable solution to help solve the climate crisis, clean our air, reduce transportation pollution, and create sustainable communities.
  • Community - We create opportunities for people to come together by removing barriers and fostering a sense of belonging. Bicycles are an integral part of creating connected, equitable and thriving communities.
  • Safety - Safety is a right; we champion spaces that foster physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • Collaboration - We share power, resources, and knowledge as a means to enrich lives and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We celebrate the existing strengths of our partners and participants and seek to be an accessible asset for others.

For a detailed description of the organization and its programs, please visit http://www.cascade.org or http://www.wabikes.org

What You'll Bring

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement weekly rides, program activities, and logistics
  • Teach bicycle skills and lead supplemental lessons/activities  
  • Visual Documentation of club operations i.e.weekly  photos and videos of club activities
  • Oversee safety and risk management
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment activities
  • Build a supportive MTP community through facilitation of team building activities and growth-mindset engagement
  • Serve as the site specific point-of-contact, bridging communication between school administration, parents, and students
  • Record and maintain all relevant administrative data for site programming including: attendance records, volunteer records, completed rides, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace, fleet, and supportive equipment library

Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages 12 to 18
  • Ability to ride a bike proficiently for extended periods of time with others
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality, and accountability
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in varied conditions
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills for online youth engagement
  • Must pass a background check, including motor vehicle (driving) record
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to translate English into other languages

Desired Qualifications

  • Great cycling skills and a knowledge of bike mechanics
  • Conflict mediation experience
  • Youth development and enrichment experience
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Valid driver's license

Job Details

This is a Part-time, Non-Exempt position. This position is completely field-work based, working at various schools and community centers in King or Pierce County. Team members may be assigned to work a  maximum of 30 hrs/wk during club seasons. Salary for this position ranges from $22-$26/hour, depending on experience. 

Seasons and Hours of Clubs:

  • Ride Leader hours vary, with traditional hours of operation ranging between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Club rides run 2 to 4 hours per club day
    • Clubs operate 1 to 2 days per week
  • Billable Hours
    • The average club should provide at least 6hr/wk of work (approximate hours)
    • 4 hours of club operations including set-up and clean-up
    • 30 minutes of administrative work
    • 1.5 hours of planning
    • Ride Leaders are expected to scout and pre-ride routes, billing for these hours
  • Seasons (Approximate Schedule)
    • Programming Seasons align with the academic year, with some weekend and summer event opportunities
    • Ride Leaders are expected to attend all of their scheduled clubs for a complete season
    • Seasons are between 8 and 10 weeks, depending on the site
    • Ride Leaders can work up to 3 clubs in a season, when available
    • Non-health related absences and work conflicts should be communicated at least a week in advance
  • Fall Programming
    • Mid-September to Mid-November
    • Limited MTP work availability late November to Mid-January
  • Winter Programming
    • Mid-January to Mid-March
  • Spring Programming
    • April to the end of the school year
  • Summer Programming
    • Mid-June to Mid-August
    • Limited MTP work availability late August to Mid-September

MTP Ride Leaders Incentives

  • CPR Training Reimbursement
  • Open Access to Bicycle Education and Maintenance courses 
  • Phone stipend for route navigation 
  • Travel stipend for commute to club sites and events
  • Performance Bonuses
    • Criteria for bonus consideration include:
      • High attendance rate for committed club sites and events
      • Commitment to multiple club sites
      • Retention bonus for working multiple seasons 
      • Program stewardship award given to those who create improvements to the Major Taylor Project legacy

Cascade Benefits

  • Free entry and guest pass on Cascade rides
  • Pro-Deals and discounts to approved shops and locations
  • Optional open-office environment. The Cascade office is open to employees during office hours. Ride Leader is a field-based position. 
  • Optional participation in Cascade’s retirement plan

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination. 

To Apply

Please submit your resume with three professional references to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Bilingual MTP Ride Leader” in the subject line. In the email, please answer the following questions:

  • What interests you about the Major Taylor Project? 
  • What skill sets do you possess that would positively contribute to the Major Taylor Project? 
  • Please indicate if you have the ability to travel to other neighborhoods for MTP: MTP operates in Renton, Burien, and Seatac

More Information

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 identity, 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.

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.

Hiring Timeline

Estimated date of hire for this position is September 1, 2022.

 

 

Volunteering:

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

 

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