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:

Office Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Technology Manager

Policy Director

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Volunteering:

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

Office Coordinator

90% Cascade, 10% WA Bikes

Job Overview

The Office Coordinator has excellent communication and customer service skills, strong organizational and planning skills, and maintains a positive, proactive attitude. The Office Coordinator is a friendly, efficient professional who contributes to customer service and operational efforts for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and Washington Bikes, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. The position is the “Swiss Army Knife” that keeps the club moving and shaking.

This position is allocated at Full-Time, non-exempt, and anticipated to start in January 2019.

Expected work schedule will be business hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Department Overview

The Office Coordinator reports to the Director of Finance & Operations (DFO) and is part of the Finance & Operations Department. The position manages concurrent responsibilities in customer service and office and facilities coordination. The Office Coordinator is the leader in Cascade and Washington Bikes knowledge and the go-to person for staff, members, and visitors. The position supports all departments and programs in service of the missions for both organizations.

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Customer Service 70%

    • Answer and manage informational phone line and email inbox. Direct inquires as appropriate.

    • Serve as receptionist and greeter for Cascade and Washington Bikes.

    • Provide customer and member support in Cascade databases, CRM, and event registration.

    • Work with the IT team to resolve issues and enhance the customer’s experience on cascade.org and wabikes.org.

    • Coordinate distribution of Seattle bike maps and Washington Bicycle Law pocket reference.

    • Effectively communicate with and support staff requests.

  • Office/Facilities 30%

    • Open and close the office daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm. (Flexibility when evening or weekend events occur.)

    • Manage daily incoming and outgoing mail.

    • Coordinate package pickups, shipment, and deliveries.

    • Effectively communicate with the DFO to maintain facilities and office security.

    • Manage schedules for meeting rooms, laptops, projectors, and Cascade vans.

    • Coordinate ordering and organizing of supplies for the office, kitchen, and restrooms, and maintain office equipment and materials as needed.

    • Coordinate food and beverage ordering for board and staff functions when needed, as well as aiding in handling post-event leftovers.

    • Coordinate office cleaning with outside janitorial service, ensuring bathrooms and kitchen are tidy and stocked between weekly cleaning service.

    • Coordinate storing and organization of materials within our office and storage spaces.

    • Coordinate rentals of our auditorium to outside groups using the space.

    • Act as point of contact for staff on issues around building systems, outside personnel working on site, office cleaning, and office equipment.

    • Coordinate with staff to ensure that a clean and organized workspace is maintained and regulated.

    • Other duties as assigned.

Traits Needed for Success in This Role

  • Friendly, approachable demeanor

  • A passion for good communication

  • Customer-service focus

  • Positive, can-do attitude

  • Resourceful and results-driven

  • Positive sense of urgency

  • Empathetic and flexible

  • A desire to learn and adopt new projects and processes

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of applicable experience.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills.

  • Effective multi-tasking skills.

  • Experience managing multiple calendars.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

  • Reliability and excellent time management skills.

  • Computer/technology skills in Google Drive applications, including Docs, Sheets and Slides.

  • Ability to work at the Cascade office during normal business hours of 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge or experience with Salesforce or other CRM tools.

  • Experience with event registration and Cascade events.

  • Facilities management for medium-sized office.

  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes.

Hourly Wage

$20.68 per hour

This is a Full-Time, non-exempt position.

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and WA Bikes, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events. This position will also require evening and weekend work.

Benefits: Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.

  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.

  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.

  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.

  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.

  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.

Office Environment & Culture

  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.

  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.

  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.

  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.

  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!

  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to resume@cascadebicycleclub.org with “Office Coordinator” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this position. Position is open until filled.

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

About the Organizations:

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 15,000-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. Approximately 90% of this role is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 10% is responsible to Washington Bikes. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Position Summary

The Volunteer Coordinator is part of Cascade Bicycle Club’s Events and Rides Department. The Volunteer Coordinator reports to the Volunteer Programs and Events Manager and is responsible for cultivating Cascade’s 1,000-person strong volunteer program. This position is responsible for recruiting, managing, training, retaining and recognizing Cascade’s multi-departmental volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator aims to cultivate volunteer engagement across all departments to support organizational goals. Some volunteer activities are executed on behalf of Washington Bikes, the 501(c)(4) organization affiliated with Cascade.

This is a non-exempt, part-time (0.5 FTE) position eligible for company group benefits.

Core Responsibilities

  • Coordinate pre-event volunteer duties; verification of volunteer assignments
  • Responsible for event packet preparation, packet pickups and packet mailings
  • Coordinate volunteer needs with event staff
  • Coordinate on-site volunteer duties at events
  • Manage office volunteers
  • Manage, cultivate and steward relationships with all Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers
  • Function as the organization’s point of contact for current and potential volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers into service opportunities
  • Create and implement volunteer appreciation and recognition events
  • Track hours and outcomes of volunteer engagement through the management of Cascade’s database and optimize engagement based on these findings
  • Assess organizational needs for volunteers in conjunction with other departments and fulfill volunteer initiatives with outside partners
  • Oversee the management of Cascade’s volunteer database
  • Report for evening and weekend work as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Project management and/or scheduling experience
  • Volunteer coordination experience preferred
  • Proactive problem solver
  • An interest in and commitment to Cascade Bicycle Club’s mission
  • Interest in recreational riding
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills and high level attention to detail
  • Ability to operate desktop computer, including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs
  • Excellent customer service skills; able to interface well with the public and work effectively with multiple stakeholders on numerous projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Willing to work frequent evenings and weekends
  • Confidentiality of utmost importance
  • Associate degree or comparable experience preferred

Hourly Wage

$20.68

This is a non-exempt, part-time (0.5 FTE) position eligible for company group benefits. This position is anticipated to work approximately 20 hours/week with hours increasing during the summer season and decreasing in the winter months. Flexible hours, excluding events.

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and WA Bikes, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events. This position will also require evening and weekend work.

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.
Office Environment & Culture
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

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

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

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 15,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

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

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

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

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Technology Manager

Position Summary

Cascade Bicycle Club seeks a self-driven Technology Manager to have broad oversight of Cascade’s technology infrastructure and business applications. This role will contribute to strategy conversations and ensure that our technology is optimized to support Cascade’s strategic direction. The Technology Manager will maintain a high level of expertise in Salesforce CRM, Drupal CMS, and connected applications. The Technology Manager position requires an organized, self‐motivated team player who can collaborate successfully with non‐technical staff and technical vendors on high level strategy and technical details.

The Technology Manager works with all departments throughout the year with an emphasis on the Event Registration season where Cascade brings in 80% of its annual revenue through a complex eCommerce system on Cascade.org.  The Technology Manager’s role and schedule is largely dictated by the multiple technical projects, integrations, or implementations that are chosen for a given season or year(s).

The Technology Manager collaborates with a designated tech lead or product owner in each department to weigh the tech priorities and plan for successful tech projects that increase customer value, revenue, data driven decision making, and enhance productivity. The Technology Manager collaborates often with the Executive Director and Senior Leadership Team on all high profile initiatives. The position supervises the Database Collaborator, Developer, and part-time IT Help Desk Technician.

 

Core Responsibilities

Technology and Business Solutions Management (45%)  

  • Research and Implement Technical Solutions: Seek out and evaluate technologies to advance organization mission and goals and stay up-to-date.
  • Total Cost of Ownership TCO: Continually evaluate the TCO of Cascade’s technology solutions and aim to reduce the TCO which includes SaaS annual fees and licences, upgrades, patches, maintenance and support from staff and vendors, training and lack of flexibility to meet new business needs.
  • Accurate Data: Ensure that core data systems are functioning well, up to date and able to meet current and emerging program needs.
  • Data driven decision making: Collaborate with staff and the Database Coordinator to enhance usability of data systems and data quality.
  • Project Management: Manage multiple concurrent projects, including project budgets
  • Project Portfolio Management: Identify and maintain prioritized list of future projects in collaboration with product owners and directors in each department.
  • Training: Develop and implement training plans for users and oversee the maintenance or technical support documents.
  • Policy: Set security policies, procedures - including disaster recovery procedures.
  • Lead and Supervise the tech team to support the entire organization: Database Coordinator, Developer, and part-time IT Help Desk Coordinator.

Projects and Collaboration (30%)

  • Manage tech vendors to support, configure and customize Salesforce, Drupal and MailChimp in collaboration with our internal Developer, Site Builders and product owners.
  • Manage all tech projects with an exciting mix of new eCommerce features, purchase pathway enhancements, customer self service tools, donor cultivation and moves management, serving dynamic content via web and email, UX enhancements, marketing automations, legislator petitioning and more.
  • Collaborate with product owners in the tradeoffs between of business needs and technical constraints while keeping TCO and long term flexibility in mind.
  • Serve as the primary driver of an Agile SDLC: Collect and analyze requirements, design solutions, implement, manage testing and future iterations.

Application Administration (20%)

  • Collaborate with Database Coordinator to maintain Salesforce and Drupal database, including contact data management and design, data entry and imports, reporting, administration and cleanup.
  • Develop and implement strategies and tactics to optimize use of the Salesforce database and integrated communications/engagement platforms; including MailChimp, Phone2Action, Drupal 7 CMS, and other tools to support the organization’s programs.
  • Manage hosting for all applications: Websites, databases, domains (DNS), SSL Certs and all SaaS providers.
  • Manage application user access with permissions and training appropriate for the role.

IT, Hardware, Network (5%)

  • Manage of all on premise technology: Hard/software, PC/Mac’s, ESP/ISP, LAN/WAN, servers/storage and backup, VoIP Phone system.
  • Maintain network integrity, security, backups and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Manage the procurement, provision and support of workstations, printers and phones.

Attributes Needed for Success in this Role

  • Approachable demeanor and patience with working through complex technical issues and tradeoffs with non-technical staff and leadership.
  • Strong creativity and strategic thinking skills to build tech with a low TCO that meets the needs of very different program needs that all need to scale.
  • Strong level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • High emotional intelligence, self-awareness, empathy, and active listening skills.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and ability to perform well under pressure.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a creative and tech-savvy professional who is passionate about Cascade’s mission and has a proven track record of managing successful technology projects that include tradeoffs between business needs and technical constraints. A strong candidate will demonstrate strong project management skills, genuine interest in helping people, and will have the ability to focus on high ROI tech initiatives among a flurry of competing needs. Additional qualifications include:

  • 5+ years of technology management experience and 3+ years of managing all aspects of an agile SDLC including requirements gathering, design, development and testing.
  • Broad understanding of technology solutions, trends and best practices in a business or nonprofit setting with CRM and CMS experience.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory, and planning skills. Demonstrated success collaborating with a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
  • Experience and aptitude to make strategic level recommendations and guide decisions that influence the direction of the organization.
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills. Ability to communicate complex technical information to both technical and non‐technical colleagues, stakeholders, and vendors.
  • Project management skills and strong organizational skills, including attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, and manage multiple projects with competing demands while maintaining a commitment to excellence.
  • Ability to work independently, adapt to changes in the work environment and react calmly to frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Ability to integrate equity values and goals into all aspects of your work.
  • A commitment to Cascade’s mission to improve lives through bicycling.

Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge, management and development of a CMS, CRM, eCommerce, Email Marketing, Financial, Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement systems.
  • Experience managing open source and off the shelf Saas solutions with app/module installs and configurations to keep custom code and future maintenance to a minimum.
  • Data Model evaluation for imports/exports for migrations or integrations.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Drupal 7, Drupal Commerce, Wordpress, MailChimp, Phone2Action, Pantheon, Google Suite, Financial Edge.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets and working within budget parameters
  • Working knowledge of the Drupal theme layer.
  • Experience working with HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Experience developing Drupal sites w/a local environment pushed up to a git repo.
  • Experience lightly customizing Contrib modules and creating custom Drupal modules.

Salary Range

$61,000 - $78,000 annually. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and WA Bikes, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.
Office Environment & Culture
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

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

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

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 15,000-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. Approximately 80% of this role is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 20% is responsible to Washington Bikes. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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Policy Director

(Approx. 70% Cascade Bicycle Club, 30% Washington Bikes)

Job Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Policy Director is an experienced professional contributing to the advocacy and policy planning efforts for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. The  Policy Director leads, manages, and inspires the policy department to support engagement activities involving local and statewide jurisdictions, community members, and business owners/leaders to collaboratively improve lives and communities through bicycling.  If you love meeting new people, organizing for better bicycling on a local and state level, and advocating for safer streets, you will thrive in this role!

Under the Policy Director’s supervision, the policy department: (a) effectively deploys technical resources, programming and expertise to improve active transportation policies and infrastructure; (b) builds and develops relationships and – most importantly – partnerships with elected officials, business and civic leaders, allied non-profits, other groups and advocates; (c) develops methods for increasing capacity and effectiveness of advocacy and of advocacy groups at local, regional and state levels; (d) advises on and implements methods for improving the image, influence, and public support for bicycle advocacy statewide; (e) increases political awareness of the economic opportunity and other benefits created by being bicycle-friendly and by growing bicycle tourism; (f) leads policy work based on a bipartisan/nonpartisan philosophy that emphasizes collaboration and partnership; (g) develops and researches best practices and new policies to make safer streets a reality; and (h) listens to all sides to find pathways to make bicycling better for all.

The Policy Director also helps the organizations identify and take advantage of appropriate fundraising opportunities. The Policy Director is a member of the senior leadership team and serves as a representative of the organizations with an expectation to work closely with the Executive Director, the Board(s) of Directors, and other key departmental and organizational staff members.

Department Overview

The Policy Department works to make it easier and safer for those who 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 bikeway networks and regional trails. Through Washington Bikes (c4), we work to elect bike-friendly leaders as well as pass and implement bike friendly policies and grow investments at the state level.

The Policy Director leads the Policy Department and will manage a team of dedicated policy and advocacy professionals as well as oversight over the organization’s contract lobbyist.

Core Responsibilities

Lead Policy Strategy
  • define strategies for local, regional and statewide policy implementation;
  • prioritise policy and advocacy work to ensure critical projects are supported and that work-life balance for team members is ensured.
Lead and Manage Policy Team
  • lead, manage and inspire a departmental team including conducting performance reviews and other managerial/administrative tasks.
  • develop long-range departmental goals and objectives in line with the Club’s strategic plan;
  • complete and manage annual work plans and budgets.
Fosters Partnerships
  • develops methods for increasing capacity and effectiveness of advocacy and of advocacy groups at local, regional and state levels;
  • develops structures and processes for input of constituents (e.g., engagement/organizing), advocates, and groups throughout the state for development of the statewide legislative agenda of the combined organization;
  • advises on and implementing methods for improving the image, reputation, and public support for bicycle advocacy statewide;
  • increases political awareness of the economic opportunity and other benefits created by being bicycle-friendly and by growing bicycle tourism, emphasizes collaboration and partnership;
  • leads policy work based on a bipartisan/nonpartisan philosophy that emphasizes collaboration and partnership; and
  • develops partnerships with national advocacy and philanthropic community
Works Across the Organization(s) to Leverage Capacity and Opportunities for Better Bicycling
  • engages Rides, Education, Events, and Communications Departments to drive strong policy and advocacy; and
  • works with Executive Director and board, as needed.

Attributes Needed for Success in this Role

  • Strong level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • High emotional intelligence, self-awareness, empathy, and active listening skills.
  • Strong creativity and strategic thinking skills.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Embodies a mission-driven attitude with conviction, confidence, and optimism.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years applicable experience, or combination of experience and education.
  • Prior people management experience and serving on a leadership team.
  • Knowledge of city and state policies and political climate around transportation policy.
  • Influential with stakeholders, volunteers, donors, and constituents.
  • Experience working within departmental budget parameters.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Advanced written and spoken communication skills.  Ability to tell stories with data.
  • Ability to travel within Seattle and Eastside 30% of the time via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit to attend offsite meetings with constituents and other policy stakeholders.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working at an advocacy-oriented organization or in an advocacy-oriented position.
  • Advanced political business acumen.
  • Interest in or passion for the bicycling industry and cycling community.
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes.

Salary Range

$70,000-$88,000 annually

This is a full-time, exempt position.

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and WA Bikes, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

Benefits

Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.
Office Environment & Culture
  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!

To Apply

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

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

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 15,000-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. Approximately 80% of this role is responsible to Cascade Bicycle Club and 20% is responsible to Washington Bikes. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Position Overview

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

Position Purpose

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

Core Responsibilities

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

Anticipated Work Schedule

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

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

Context in Organization

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

Desired Qualifications

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

Hourly Wage

$15.00 per hour

Benefits for this Position

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

To Apply

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

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

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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

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

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

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle 501(c)3 nonprofit, 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.

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 as a 501(c)4 nonprofit 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/Washington Bikes 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 Bicycle Club/Washington Bikes is of an at-will nature. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the c3 and c4.

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