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MTP Ride Leader(s)

Bilingual MTP Ride Leader(s)

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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. Employees may make requests for reasonable accommodations based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. 

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.

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. Employees may make requests for reasonable accommodations based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. 

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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