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Advocacy Engagement Event Coordinator

Job Overview:

Cascade’s policy and advocacy team seeks an outgoing team player to support several exciting projects. From bringing together leaders across Washington, to engaging grassroots bicycle supporters in the City of Seattle, this person will assist with energizing efforts to move bicycling forward on the local and state level. If you love meeting new people, organizing for better bicycling and handling logistics in the pursuit of a bigger mission, you will thrive in this role.

Reporting to the Puget Sound Policy Manager, the Advocacy Engagement Event Coordinator will provide administrative, logistical, and event support for the statewide policy efforts at Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade. This position is a member of the Policy Department and will provide the team with engagement assistance involving local and statewide jurisdictions, community members, and business owners/leaders to collaboratively improve lives and communities through bicycling. The ideal candidate will have experience in organizing events, logistical support, and community outreach.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary position anticipated to last through May 2018 with a possibility of extension based on business needs. There is an immediate need to fill this role as quickly as possible.

Department Overview:

The Policy Team 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 bikeways and regional trails. Through Washington Bikes (c)(4), we work to elect bike-friendly leaders and implement bike friendly policies.

Core Responsibilities

Civic Trainings

  • Assist with event planning for panel presentations and one/two-day trainings to educate and excite community members around safe-streets, trails, and bicycling advocacy.
  • Assist with event logistics, such as securing event location space, refreshments, and speakers.
  • Assist with communications via Cascade channels to help ensure solid attendance at civic trainings.
  • Assist with day-of logistics, and attend as a representative of the Cascade Policy Team at civic trainings.
  • Conduct necessary event follow up and help ensure that Cascade maintains an ongoing relationship with attendees of civic trainings.

Conferences

  • Assist with content logistics for the two-day Washington Bike Summit, including coordinating with speakers to disseminate information to ensure presenters attend summit and arrive feeling fully prepared.
  • Assist with the production of Washington Bike Summit materials, including gathering panelist/presentation information.
  • Assist with various conference planning tasks in the run-up to the summit.
  • Assist with attendance generation for the Washington Bike Summit, via Cascade communication channels.
  • Assist with day-of Washington Bike Summit logistics, and attend as a representative of the Cascade Policy Team.
  • Participate in monthly planning calls for the Business Bike Summit, and assist with logistics and planning tasks, as needed, for this half-day event of which Cascade is a major sponsor.

Grassroots Engagement Events

  • Assist with event planning for a variety of events, such as happy hours and bike rides, which engage and inspire community members to advocate for safe streets.
  • Assist with planning for organizational participation in community events, such as Seattle Parking Day, Washington Bikes electoral events, and Bike Month.
  • Use organizational communications channels, and other field organizing techniques to help recruit advocates to participate in, volunteer at, and attend Cascade and WA Bikes advocacy events.
  • Assist with day-of logistics, and participate as a representative of the Cascade Policy Team at engagement events.

Traits Needed for Success in This Role:

  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and stay organized.
  • Eagerness to learn while being outcomes-oriented.
  • Optimistic attitude and motivational demeanor.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year applicable experience or combination of experience and education.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with firm deadlines.
  • Advanced written and spoken communication skills.
  • Profound level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • Ability to travel within Seattle and Bellevue 20% of the time via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Field organizing experience.
  • Experience working at an advocacy-oriented organization or team.
  • Experience working with phone2action campaign platform
  • Experience writing to motivate readers to take action.

Hourly Wage:

$15.00/hour.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary position.

Anticipated Work Schedule:

This position is anticipated to work 15-20 hours per week through May 2018 with a possibility of extension based on business needs. Cascade’s normal business hours are  Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

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 three professional references all in a single PDF document to [email protected] with “Advocacy Engagement Event 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.  Position is open until filled.

The Organizations:

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 17,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

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

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

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

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Director of Development 

Position overview

We are seeking a passionate, dedicated, experienced and professional fundraising leader to be our Director of Development. As a member of the senior leadership team at Cascade Bicycle Club, the successful candidate will be part of a highly-regarded Northwest institution representing all types of bicycling experiences. We seek an inclusive team player to accelerate the organization’s fundraising success, build a thriving individual giving program and further mobilize our already engaged members, volunteers and Board. This position is split approximately 80% to Cascade Bicycle Club (our c3 charity organization) and 20% to Washington Bikes (our c4 advocacy organization,) and is guaranteed to be incredibly rewarding, with ample room to grow, lead, shine and influence.

The Role of the Senior Director of Development

The Cascade Bicycle Club Senior Director of Development is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development program, which currently raises approximately $1.4 million out of a budget of over $5.4 million.

The position reports to the Executive Director and will supervise four staff: a Sponsorship Manager, an Events and Stewardship Manager, a Major Gifts Coordinator and a Grants Coordinator. They will work closely with the Executive Director as well as with the 15-member Board of Directors.

Fund Development, Planning and Major Gifts (50%)
  • Author and implement a measurable annual development plan to attract and retain a broad base of support from major donors, annual campaign, corporate donors, grantmakers and workplace giving.
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators to track and manage Development goals.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress toward goals, prepare periodic reports for the board and recommend changes or additions to the plan, as needed.
  • Track industry best practices to ensure Cascade is using fresh and updated approaches to fundraising.
  • Manage donor data and communications with donor software.
  • Major Gifts:
    • Create and Lead a targeted plan to identify and qualify major donor leads.
    • In collaboration with Executive Director build outstanding relationships with donors and personally solicit major gifts.
    • Develop and implement a compelling donor recognition and stewardship program.
Corporate Sponsorship/Partnerships (20%)
  • Supervise the Corporate Sponsorship and Partnership activities and grow our connections with the local business community.
Events (15%)
  • Oversee the successful planning and production of fundraising events, ensuring events are maximized to their full potential. These currently include the Annual Bike Everywhere Breakfast (Seattle) with a goal to expand to Bellevue as well as periodic major donor house parties.
  • Identify and support collaborative opportunities to fundraise with other departments within Cascade and partners outside of the organization.
Leadership and Management (15%)
  • Supervise the Sponsorship Manager, an Events and Stewardship Manager, Major Gifts Coordinator and a Grants Coordinator and consultants/vendors as appropriate.
  • Partner with the Executive Director to set development goals and to thoughtfully manage his involvement in fundraising, particularly major gifts.
  • Serve as lead staff liaison to the development committee and board.
  • Oversee the ongoing integrity of the donor database (Salesforce) and processing of all gift entries and acknowledgements.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The Senior Director of Development will have a genuine passion for, and connection to, the mission of Cascade Bicycle Club. They will be a seasoned manager, supervisor and team leader with demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire others to accomplish fundraising goals. 

As a strategic thinker who can multi-task and prioritize well, the ideal candidate will bring a past history of success developing outstanding relationships with major gift and corporate donors, including expertise in pipeline development and cultivation strategies. Additionally, we seek candidates who have a comprehensive understanding of the programs and systems involved in a broad-based fundraising program, including event management. Past experience in marketing and communications, including social media, online, and print communications is desired.  Brand management and public relations experience is a plus.

We seek a highly motivated, resourceful, flexible individual who possesses a positive attitude and sense of humor.  Public speaking skills and the ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to diverse audiences is essential. We seek candidates who possess a strong understanding of, and commitment to, equity, diversity and inclusion, and the ability to translate that into action through fundraising approaches and strategies.   

A Bachelor’s degree (or relevant life experience) and a minimum 5 years of nonprofit experience is required. Experience with database and CRM systems required; Salesforce, Donor Search and MailChimp experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Executive Director. The salary range is $85,000–$95,000, depending on a proven track record in the key areas of responsibility and match with our Ideal Candidate Profile. 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. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.

Benefits: Why should you work for Cascade?
  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) account.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Free entry and guest pass for most Cascade events.
  • Fun and passionate co-workers.
  • Meaningful work making the state a better place for bicycling.

To Apply

Apply online here: https://cloversearchworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0foaw

Online applications only. Please no email or paper submissions. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please describe, as specifically as you can, how your experience and skills are a fit with the goals and requirements of this position as described in this announcement. All applications will be acknowledged via an email receipt and will be held confidentially within the hiring team.

Consideration will be given to applications as soon as they are received. Initial interviewing will begin in early February. We will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled.  

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

The search for this position is being facilitated by Clover Search Works, a search firm that provides a full range of search services to nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Clover Search Works is honored to work with Cascade Bicycle Club to recruit a Senior Director of Development that will provide leadership to realize the organization’s important mission.

Questions regarding this opportunity are welcomed and can be directed to Julie Edsforth of Clover Search Works.

Email: [email protected] Phone: 206.979.0514 www.cloversearchworks.com

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

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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Sponsorship Manager

Position Overview

Reporting to the Senior Development Director, the Sponsorship Manager works in close collaboration with events, communications, and program staff to ensure exceptional cultivation, solicitation, activation, and fulfillment of all sponsorship relationships for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and Washington Bikes, a (501)(c)(4) nonprofit affiliated with Cascade.

Core Responsibilities

  • Acquisition, contracting, fulfillment, reporting and stewardship of $600,000–$750,000  in cash sponsorships and $200,000 in in-kind sponsorships.
  • Service a portfolio of 75 partners (including 25 highly active partners) and 20-30 prospective partners.
  • Stay abreast of sponsorship best practices through industry publications and research into similar events.
  • Coordinate and collaborate across multiple teams including events, education, and advocacy on contract creation and fulfillment.
  • Attend all bicycling events where major sponsors have a presence.
  • Work in collaboration with communications team to ensure correct placement of logos and other contracted obligations in social media and publications.
  • Work with sponsors to craft messaging for Cascade’s audiences.
  • Create customized sponsorship packages based on partner’s business objectives that integrate with Cascades events and programs.
  • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Properties

  • The Bike Everywhere Breakfast (April/May: 1,000+ attendees)
  • The Seattle to Portland (July: 10,000 riders)
  • Emerald Bike Ride (April: 8,000 riders) 
  • Bike Month (May: 20,000 paricipants)
  • 12 additional recreational riding events ranging in size from several hundred to several thousand participants
  • Several other minor properties including 12 sponsor-wrapped trailers and bicycle education programs such as the Major Taylor Project and Let’s Go bicycle education program
  • The Cascade Bicycling Center: includes several naming opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to create individual sponsor strategies
  • Ability to create, communicate and track performance to a plan
  • Creative, able to come up with out-of the-box ideas for sponsorship activation that feel authentic and add value for the sponsor and, ideally, Cascade
  • Strong project management skills – create and adhere to deadlines
  • Exceptional detail orientation for tracking and following leads
  • Familiarity with data tracking (spreadsheets as well as Salesforce)
  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in sales account management
  • Exceptional listening skills
  • Comfortable presenting to high level executives
  • Experience designing reports and proposals (InDesign or Publisher experience a plus)

Desired Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in sponsorship management
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Interest in cycling a huge plus

Starting Salary Ran

  • $55,000–60,000/annual
  • 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 for this Position

Why should you work for Cascade?
  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k)
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, an office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike
  • Free entry and guest pass on some Cascade rides
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail
  • 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 three professional references all in one single PDF document to [email protected] with “Sponsorship Manager Application” 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.  Position is open until filled.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

Approx. 80% Cascade, 20% WA Bikes

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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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 [email protected] 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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THE ORGANIZATIONS

Vision: Bicycling for all

Mission: Improving lives through bicycling

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 16,000-membersand 35-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 our Free Group Rides, Lets Go and Safe Routes to Schools, the Major Taylor Project in addition to Ride Events such as the Seattle to Portland and Emerald City amongst many.

In 2016, Cascade Bicycle Club merged with Washington Bikes, a c4 advocacy organization dedicated to growing bicycling all across the state of Washington. Through advocating for bicyclists’ rights, endorsing political candidates and holding officials accountable at every level of government, Washington Bikes works to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Our work, and that of our many partner organizations, means more people are biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008.

With our new statewide approach came a new 5-year strategic plan to optimize effectiveness and efficiency of the newly structured organization, with five key goals guiding its work:

  1. Become a resource hub for the state
  2. Promote bicycle-friendly policies and investments
  3. Increase ridership statewide
  4. Increase diversity of ridership
  5. Communicate our purpose 

Employment at Cascade Bicycle Club is of an at-will nature. Staffing and support for Washington Bikes is governed by an Administrative Services Agreement between the 501(c)3 and 501(c)4.

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