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:

Customer Service Coordinator

Fleet and Youth Education Coordinator

Tacoma MTP Ride Leader(s)

Bilingual MTP Ride Leader(s)

 

Customer Service Coordinator

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking an organized, friendly, and tech-savvy person to serve as the next Customer Service Coordinator. The Customer Service 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.

This individual has excellent communication and customer service skills, strong organizational and planning skills, and maintains a positive, proactive attitude. This person 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.

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members, 32-years old, and 29-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


Customer Service and Event Registration support (80%)

  • Answer and manage informational phone line and email inbox
  • Serve as receptionist and greeter for Cascade and Washington Bikes. Provide office coverage for public walk-ins from 10 am to 3 pm, 3 days a week.
  • Provide customer and member support via Cascade databases, leading the response to customers via info@cascade.org, and supporting the database manager with event registration by working with Cascade’s Drupal registration database and Salesforce CRM
  • Work with the communications team to resolve minor 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
  • Work with the events team to coordinate package pickups, shipment, and deliveries
  • Effectively communicate with and support staff requests

Administrative support (20%)

  • Schedule and allocate meeting time for the Executive Director
  • Coordinate administrative activities including waitlist management, leasing, communication, and reporting for the King County Metro bike locker program with King County Metro
  • Assist with ordering and organizing of supplies for the office, kitchen, and restrooms, and maintain office equipment and materials as needed
  • Assist with coordinating food and beverage ordering for board and staff functions when needed
  • Assist with coordinating storage and organization of materials within our office and storage spaces
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Competencies

  • Friendly, approachable demeanor
  • A passion for good communication
  • Customer-service focus
  • Resourceful and results-driven
  • Positive sense of urgency
  • Empathetic and flexible
  • A desire to learn and adopt new projects and processes

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of customer service experience
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Effective multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Computer/technology skills in Google Drive applications, including Docs, Sheets and Slides
  • Knowledge or experience with Salesforce, Drupal, or other CRM tools (preferred)
  • Experience with event registration and Cascade events (preferred)
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes (preferred)
  • A love of bicycling (preferred)

Job Details

This position is full-time, hourly, non-exempt and remote-hybrid eligible. Generally, work will be done from the Cascade headquarter office in Magnuson Park; however, some work can be done from home. Typical weekly hours for this position are 40.

During rides season (February-October), work will mainly take place in the Cascade office, 3-5 days a week. During the off season, the expectation is to work in the office 2-3 days a week. Work will also include some event support and all-hands staff events on weekends and evenings.

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary ranges from $25-$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 5% 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
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave after one year of employment
  • Flexible schedule available
  • 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 “Customer Service Coordinator” 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

Estimated date of hire for this position is Feb. 27, 2023.

Fleet and Youth Education Coordinator

What We Need

Cascade Bicycle Club is seeking a Fleet Coordinator to provide logistical, maintenance, and program support for our key youth education and development programs, Let’s Go and Major Taylor Project. Reporting to the Fleet Manager and working as part of the Education Department team, the Fleet Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the maintenance, storage, and transport of Cascade Bicycle Club's bike fleets. They will also provide classroom support for PE classrooms implementing the Let’s Go curriculum. 

This position involves a mix of field-based and office work. The primary responsibilities are to lead as a support driver for Cascade programs, as well as manage bike maintenance and in-classroom support. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in bicycle maintenance + repair and trailer driving, and will have strong interpersonal skills and experience in instruction with youth between ages 8 to14.

Who We Are

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 10,000-members, 32-years old, and 29-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

  • 45% Logistics and Fleet Coordination
    • Lead driving support for Cascade programs, including Let's Go, Major Taylor Project, and Middle School education programming
    • Coordinate delivery day fleet movement with schools, relevant partners, and education staff
    • Work with education staff to coordinate storage, sales, and inventory of bikes and equipment
    • Work with program managers and Education Director to procure and distribute tools and parts for departmental and organization-wide programming

       
  • 25% Fleet Maintenance:
    • Perform fleet maintenance as required by the programs
    • Perform offsite triage and maintenance for bike fleets in the field
    • Maintain bike inventory and maintenance documentation for bicycles, trailers, and vehicles
    • Assist with maintenance of bike storage areas as well as Cascade's Fix-it Garage bicycle repair shop and teaching space

       
  • 25% Let's Go and Let's Go Further Classroom Support:
    • Assist Physical Education teachers with program implementation at schools in Seattle and Edmonds
    • Work with students in grades 3 to 8 who are learning to ride or are experienced riders
    • Distribute and assist with materials such as helmets and bikes
    • Facilitate in-class lessons under the supervision of the Physical Education teacher
    • Respond to material requests from teachers. Requests may include traveling to schools in the Seattle and Edmonds areas to replenish curriculum materials, such as bikes, helmets, bike locks, curriculum signs and/or posters, etc.

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  • 5% Other:
    • Provide support for other programming within Cascade Bicycle Club, including the Seattle to Portland ride, Major Taylor Project rides, and Bike Swap.

Skills & Competencies

  • Strong inter and intra-personal skills, and a desire to learn and grow professionally.
  • Professional bike mechanical skill.
  • Ability to drive a 12 passenger van with a trailer.
  • Comfortable working with children and assisting teachers.
  • Patience and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and a commitment to building and maintaining authentic relationships.
  • ​​​​​​​Commitment to racial and educational equity.

Qualifications

  • Experience safely driving a 12-passenger van with a trailer, including complex backing and parking maneuvers.  
  • 1+ year of bicycle maintenance experience is preferred.
  • Experience working with youth, especially between ages of 8 and 14.
  • Ability to pass a background check for working in public schools.
  • Valid WA Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 30 days, and a willingness to learn to operate cargo vehicles with towing trailers.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs in the form of moving bicycles to/from storage or on/off trucks and trailers.
  • ​​​​​​​Ability and willingness to work outdoors occasionally during all seasons. 

Job Details

This position is full-time, hourly, non-exempt and will primarily take place in-person. The Fleet Coordinator is a very hands-on position, with a mix of bicycle repair work, driving, and classroom support occupying 80% of the work week. This position will routinely work 40 hours per week with work days consistently starting at 8 a.m. 

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary ranges from $25-$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 5% 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
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave after one year of employment
  • 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 “Fleet Coordinator” in the subject line. 

In your cover letter please include your experience maintaining and repairing bikes, professional driving experience, and experience working with youth/schools. 

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 March 1, 2023.

 

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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