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:

Partnership Manager

Summer Camp Head Counselor

Summer Camp Counselor

Membership and Fundraising Manager

Membership and Partnerships Coordinator

Education Director

Technology Manager

Major Taylor Project Ride Leader/Instructor

Volunteering:

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

Partnership Manager

Approx. 80% Cascade, 20% WA Bikes

Job Overview

Reporting to the Senior Development Director, the Partnership 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 - 1000 people)
  • The Seattle to Portland (July - 10,000 riders)
  • Emerald Bike Ride (April - 8,000 riders)
  • Bike Month (May - 20,000 people)
  • 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 or partnership management
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Interest in cycling a huge plus

STARTING SALARY RANGE

$60,000-70,000/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

  • 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 “Partnership 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.

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.

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.

Summer Camp Head Counselor

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Youth Programs Coordinator, and reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Head Counselor position provides instruction, supervision, leadership and coordination in Cascade’s Summer Camps. Using the bicycle as the ‘common denominator’ throughout the summer, camp staff members foster and maintain a camp community of belonging, exploration, adventure and fun. Working with youth ages seven to 12, Cascade’s Summer Camp staff members should have a history of working with youth in diverse experiential learning environments. Ideal candidates will have applied knowledge and appreciation for adapting instruction to meet the needs of different learning styles, social identities, abilities and age-ranges. Acting as role models, camp staff will create learning communities dedicated to self-growth, leadership and community-building among campers and staff alike.

The Summer Camp Head Counselor assists and helps to supervise other counselors and administrative responsibilities throughout programming. Ideal candidates will have extensive knowledge in youth development, conflict resolution, risk management, group development and leadership.

This is a seasonal (temporary) full-time, non-exempt position. Summer Camps maintain a four-to-one, and five-to-one ratio of staff to campers and camps are held outdoors.

This position includes field-based responsibilities. The Summer Camp Head Counselor is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Education Department is an eight-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities and reaches diverse communities throughout the state.

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.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
    • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
    • Develop and implement weekly lessons with the support of the Camp Director
    • Ensure and uphold clear timelines for activities throughout camp programming
    • Coordinate daily agendas, schedules, materials and staff roles/responsibilities
    • Mentor and support counselors in lesson/activity development and implementation
    • Mentor and support the leadership development of counselors
    • Act as the ‘point person’ and main group contact with the Youth Programs Coordinator (acting Camp Director)
  • Safety & risk management
    • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all staff and campers (emotionally and physically) throughout programming
    • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
    • Respond to, report, and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol. Hold counselors responsible for punctual and thorough reports and documentation.
    • Resolve conflicts with campers and staff when they arise
    • Drive the Cascade vehicle to pick up campers or equipment during the camps day as needed
    • Manage, assess and plan for daily/weekly risks throughout programming
    • Maintain knowledge and responsibility of all campers individual health and medical needs (allergies, asthma, medications, etc.)
    • Carry, distribute and maintain first-aid supplies throughout programming
  • Community building
    • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions to enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of campers and staff
    • Facilitate lessons and activities which challenge campers to expand their comfort zones around bicycling, friendship, leadership and self-identity
    • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of campers and families
    • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, families and other staff
    • Develop shared-leadership opportunities for all camp staff using a wide variety of tools, reflections and activities
  • Professional growth & development
    • Share unique experiences, talents, skills and stories to strengthen and enhance the Summer Camp Staff cohort
    • Critically assess, evaluate and share personal professional successes and areas for growth
    • Critically assess and evaluate peers on professional successes and areas for growth
    • Support the development of positive group learning and team environment for camp staff. Encourage positive communication, leadership and individual development through participation in team building and reflections
    • Lead and facilitate one community-building activity for camp staff at the beginning, middle or end of summer
    • Provide written and verbal feedback (in the form of evaluations) to the Youth Programs Coordinator, Youth Programs Manager, and other camp staff (including Camp Counselors)

TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Passion for youth development and educational equity
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Stamina, patience and attention to detail
  • Optimism and flexibility
  • Commitment to clear communication, authentic relationships, and reciprocity
  • Knowledge of adult learners and group development strategies/practices
  • Strong initiative, follow-through and self-reflection

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages seven to 12
  • Ability to ride a bike for extended periods of time with others
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating leadership and group development with adults
  • Skills and experiences in safety and risk management
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in the summer for hours at a time.
  • Must be willing to complete a background check, including motor vehicle (driving) record.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Knowledge and passion for bicycling
  • Commitment to education equity through courageous youth programming and leadership
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification a plus!
  • Experience acting as the lead/head position in other similar educational programs

SCHEDULE DETAILS

  • Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: June 24th - June 28th, 9am-5pm daily.
  • Candidates are required to work all 7 weeks of camp.
  • Camp programming is held: July 8th-August 23rd, 2019.
  • Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.
  • Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

HOURLY WAGE

$17/hour - First time hires

$18/hour - Returning staff member

This is a seasonal (temporary), full-time, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS FOR THIS POSITION

  • 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.
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (health, dental, vision, short-term disability, critical care, cancer, and accident).
  • Optional participation in organization’s retirement plan with matching contributions to a 401(k) after a year of service.

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to rachelo@cascade.org with “Summer Camp Head Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Target start date will be staff training, Monday, June 24th, with camps beginning Monday, July 8th, 2019.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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.

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.

Summer Camp Counselor

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Youth Programs Coordinator, and reporting to the Youth Programs Manager, the Summer Camp Counselor position provides instruction, supervision, leadership and coordination in Cascade’s Summer Camps. Using the bicycle as the ‘common denominator’ throughout the summer, Camp Counselor’s foster and maintain a camp community of belonging, exploration, adventure and fun. Working with youth ages seven to 12, Cascade’s Summer Camp Counselors should have a history of working with youth in diverse experiential learning environments. Ideal candidates will have applied knowledge and appreciation for adapting instruction to meet the needs of different learning styles, social identities, abilities and age ranges. Acting as role models, Camp Counselors will create learning communities dedicated to self-growth, leadership and community building among campers and staff alike.

This is a seasonal (temporary) full-time, non-exempt position. Summer Camps maintain a four to one ratio of staff to campers and camps are held outdoors.

This position includes field-based responsibilities. The Summer Camp Counselor is an experienced professional contributing to youth programming for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Education Department is an eight-person team with representation on the senior leadership team. Cascade’s education efforts encourage people to become lifelong riders by reaching them at all stages of life. Our education program is inclusive of all ages and abilities and reaches diverse communities throughout the state.

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.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and lead daily logistics
    • Lead and facilitate daily activities, games and group rides
    • Develop and implement weekly lessons with the support of Head Counselors and the Camp Director
    • Ensure and uphold clear timelines for activities throughout camp programming
  • Safety & risk management
    • Provide a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all staff and campers (emotionally and physically) throughout programming
    • Have a thorough understanding of the risk management protocol and where/when to use it
    • Respond to, report and document all safety incidents according to the risk management protocol
    • Resolve conflicts with campers and staff when they arise
    • Drive the Cascade vehicle to pick up campers or equipment during the camps day as needed
  • Community building
    • Implement community building activities, reflections and discussions to enhance intrapersonal and interpersonal skills of campers and staff
    • Facilitate lessons and activities which challenge campers to expand their comfort zones around bicycling, friendship, leadership and self-identity
    • Pursue culturally responsive teaching practices through acknowledging, responding to and incorporating the cultural diversity of campers and families
    • Support Cascade initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Act as a role model and mentor for campers, families and other staff
  • Professional growth & development
    • Share unique experiences, talents, skills and stories to strengthen and enhance the Summer Camp Staff cohort
    • Critically assess, evaluate and share personal professional successes and areas for growth
    • Critically assess and evaluate peers on professional successes and areas for growth
    • Support the development of positive group learning and team environment for camp staff. Encourage positive communication, leadership and individual development through participation in team building and reflections
    • Provide written and verbal feedback (in the form of an evaluation) to peers, and Head Counselor(s)

TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Passion for youth development and educational equity
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Stamina, patience and attention to detail
  • Optimism and flexibility
  • Commitment to clear communication, authentic relationships and reciprocity

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with youth, especially ages seven to 12
  • Ability to ride a bike for extended periods of time with others
  • Ability and desire to work with and learn from a tight cohort of co-educators
  • Group management and facilitation skills
  • Patience, punctuality and accountability
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in the summer for hours at a time.
  • Must be willing to complete a background check, including motor vehicle (driving) record.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and knowledge in conflict mediation and management, especially with youth
  • Experiences in (and passion for) youth development and enrichment (including: intellectual, emotional and social growth)
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal superstar with strengths in cross-cultural community building
  • Experience working in outdoor learning communities, for long hours, at high energy levels
  • Knowledge and passion for bicycling
  • Commitment to education equity through courageous youth programming and leadership
  • CPR, First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification a plus!

SCHEDULE DETAILS

  • Candidates must be able to attend the mandatory staff training days: June 24th - June 28th, 9am-5pm daily.
  • Candidates are required to work all 7 weeks of camp.
  • Camp programming is held: July 8th-August 23rd, 2019
  • Please visit: cascade.org/camps for programming dates.
  • Anticipated work schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

HOURLY WAGE

$15/hour - First year hire

$16/hour - Returning staff member

This is a seasonal (temporary), full-time, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS FOR THIS POSITION

  • 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.
  • Optional enrollment in employee-paid, supplemental insurance (health, dental, vision, short-term disability, critical care, cancer, and accident).
  • Optional participation in organization’s retirement plan with matching contributions to a 401(k) after a year of service.

TO APPLY

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references all in a single PDF document to rachelo@cascade.org with “Summer Camp Counselor Position” in the subject of the email. 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.

Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Target start date will be staff training, Monday June 24, with camps beginning Monday, July 8, 2019.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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.

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.

Membership and Fundraising Manager

90% Cascade, 10% WA Bikes

JOB OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Senior Development Director, the Membership and Fundraising Manager is part of a five-person development team.  This position is primarily responsible for administering Cascade’s membership program and serving as the lead for the organizations two event fundraisers -- our annual breakfast and a new live auction event. In addition the Membership and Fundraising Manager is responsible for upkeep and administrative data management of the membership and development portions of Cascade’s CRM database - Salesforce.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The membership & development team fosters vital relationships with corporate partners, individuals, and foundations allowing Cascade to run our educational programs and fulfill our mission of Improving Lives Through Bicycling with a vision of Bicycling for All. The five-person team has measurable individual goals and works collaboratively to ensure Cascade meets overall revenue goals.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership Program Management (70%)

  • Analyze membership base to inform strategies to increase membership growth and retention to increase member engagement in Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC) activities including: rides, events, education, advocacy, volunteerism and giving.
  • Design and implement marketing campaigns to achieve membership growth and increase membership retention rate.
  • Conduct mailing lists and content message testing through multiple mediums.
  • Track and analyze acquisition and renewal campaign results.
  • Manage membership database including data entry, lists and reporting.
  • Manage all member fulfillment processes including new member welcome packets, renewal messages, incentive mailings, gift memberships, etc.
  • Serve as primary contact for members and respond to member inquiries in person, over phone and online.
  • Manage volunteers who support the membership program through data entry, mailings, events, phone calling and other activities.
  • Manage member benefits program.
  • Plan the Annual Membership meeting.
  • Assist in conducting market research and member surveys.
  • Assist in preparing and managing of department budget.
  • Attend and procure outreach opportunities for engagement and new acquisition.

Fundraising Events (30%)

  • Work with Senior Director to execute event strategy and logistics for Cascade’s annual Bike Everywhere Breakfast and new Fall auction event.
  • Creating and maintaining invite lists; liaising with event venues, ensuring event expenses stay within budget; and on the day management of event
  • Attend fundraisers on behalf of the department to increase engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

TRAITS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Friendly, approachable demeanor.
  • Attention to detail.
  • High emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and customer-focused empathy.
  • Embodies a mission-driven attitude with conviction, confidence, and optimism.
  • Influential with stakeholders, volunteers, donors, and communities.
  • Comfort level with a technical and metrics-driven environment.
  • Thrives in collaborative work spaces.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years applicable experience, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM tools.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals while simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Willingness and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends as project deadlines and events dictate.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced experience with Salesforce or other CRM tools, certification a plus.
  • Experience supporting racial, health, mobility, and/or environmental equity and justice programs and outcomes.
  • Previous event experience.
  • Interest in or passion for the bicycling industry and cycling community.

SALARY RANGE

$52,000-$57,000 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?

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • 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 or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade events.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to 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!

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 “Membership and Fundraising  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.

About the Organizations

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 14,000-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.

 

Membership and Partnerships Coordinator

90% Cascade, 10% WA Bikes

JOB OVERVIEW

The Membership and Partnerships Coordinator is a full-time position that reports to the Senior Director of Development and is part of Cascade Bicycle Club’s membership & development team. This position primarily supports the Partnership Manager 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.

This is an outward facing position which requires a high level of professionalism and comfort communicating both verbally and digitally in a wide range of situations with diverse audiences. This role has opportunities to work with and support all Cascade staff, events, and programs.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position eligible for company group benefits.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The membership & development team fosters vital relationships with corporate partners, individuals, and foundations allowing Cascade to run our educational programs and fulfill our mission of Improving Lives Through Bicycling with a vision of Bicycling for All. The five-person team has measurable individual goals and works collaboratively to ensure Cascade meets overall revenue goals.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Partnerships (50%)

  • Ensuring deliverables of partnerships including logo placement, social media content creation, planning event activations, and generally making the Cascade partner experience as enjoyable as possible.
  • Compiling decks, proposals, and year end recaps.
  • Attending events and assisting in partner activations.
  • Securing and tracking all in-kind donations.
  • Managing and tracking all partnerships under $2,000.
  • Pursuing premium member and staff benefits/pro-deals.
  • Tracking deliverables, managing data entry, and capturing information about relationships in Salesforce.
  • Creating and distributing partner communications including newsletters and surveys.
  • Prospecting new partnerships with a focus on in-kind partnerships or partnerships valued at under $5,000/year.

Membership (50%)

  • Constituent data and relationship tracking within CRM database.
  • Gift entry, pledge tracking, workplace giving and matching gifts processing.
  • Coordinate and record gift acknowledgments.
  • Database maintenance.
  • Data cleaning and database maintenance as needed.
  • Customer service and vendor management as needed.
  • Membership giveaway fulfillment.
  • Coordinate with vendors to keep membership materials in-stock.
  • Administrative support for fundraising events (Bike Everywhere Breakfast, Champions Brunch, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects involving diverse stakeholders
  • Comfort and familiarity with social media
  • Attention to detail and high standards for efficiency
  • 1+ years experience working in an high volume communications/customer service role
  • Commitment to quality in a fast-paced environment
  • Positive attitude including a willingness to understand the needs of Cascade’s wide range of events, programs, and departments
  • Proficiency with technology, including: MS Office Suite, Google Docs and Google Sheets.
  • Familiarity with CRM (content relationship management) systems like Salesforce is preferred.
  • Familiarity with sponsorship best practices and bicycling culture is a plus

HOURLY WAGE

  • $20.68
  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position eligible for company benefits, anticipated to work  40 hours/week.
  • 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?

  • Employer sponsored health, dental, vision and life insurance coverage.
  • 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 or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade events.
  • Beautiful office on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access to 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!

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 “Membership and Partnerships Coordinator” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

 

EDUCATION DIRECTOR

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Director leads the mission and strategic vision for all education programs for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, through supervising the education team. The Education Director supervises Cascade Bicycle Club’s educational programming including but not limited to: the Major Taylor Project, Let’s Go, Adult Education, Summer Camps, grant funded opportunities, as well as program operations and staff supervision. The Education Director has three direct reports/staff and is ultimately responsible for a department of 10-20 full and part-time staff reporting within the department.

The Education Director is responsible for delivering high-quality education programming for youth and adults by developing effective course material, establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships, administering programs and grants, and collaborating with community partners. These efforts encourage  people of all ages and backgrounds to become lifelong cyclists by reaching them at various stages of life, while ensuring Cascade continues to be the  trusted source for bicycle education in the region. The Education Director facilitates Cascade’s racial equity goals through advancing culturally competent educators, students and education programs and systems.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

Cascade's Education Department provides fun, sustainable, and intentional educational programming, supporting personal and community empowerment to safely use the bicycle for positive change.  Following the leadership of the Education Director, Cascade’s education programming aims to ensure programming which provides safe, welcoming and caring spaces for students and educators to guarantee effective teaching and learning.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Department Leadership
    • Hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of all education staff including the Youth Programs Manager, Major Taylor Project Manager, Fleet Manager, education coordinators, field staff, and contract educators.
    • Supervision of programs offered by Cascade’s Education department; Youth Programming, Major Taylor Project, Program Operations and Adult Education.
    • Coach, mentor and manage education staff in setting and achieving program goals, program objectives, and personal professional development strategies.
  • Curriculum Oversight
    • Consultation and leadership of department managers regarding program objectives, goals, curriculum development and program infrastructure.
    • Develop large-scale strategic work plans for program objective achievement including clear timelines around assessment, measurement and learning scopes.
    • Ensure that assessment and evaluation practices are utilized and aligned with program outcomes, deliverable guidelines and the department’s overall vision and goals.
    • Foster improved strategies for high quality educational content, implementation and teaching strategies.
  • Program Implementation and Delivery
    • Provide leadership and support in the implementation of programming as needed, offering both support and filling in gaps as necessary.
    • Stay engaged and aware of all programming, personnel and initiatives to better support, promote and advocate the work of the department.
    • Ensure and facilitate cross-departmental program knowledge and engagement to cultivate shared ownership and objectives.
    • Facilitate and manage intentional program infrastructure and implementation.
    • Direct and oversee department’s operations, logistics and assets through the support of the Fleet Manager’s unique role and value in program implementation and success.
  • Strategic Planning
    • Identification of trends and needs in education and design of programmatic responses through setting department priorities, vision, goals and work plans in collaboration with Education staff.
    • Develop and foster reciprocal relationships with school districts, schools, organizations and other partners critical to the department and organization in order to strengthen connections with communities.
    • Facilitation and leadership in guiding the department’s future work/vision and the strategies utilized in achieving those.
    • Work closely with the Development Department and the Executive Director to sustain department revenue through the identification, cultivation and solicitation of grants, major gifts, and key community donors to enable the achievement of department objectives therefore maximizing impacts in communities served.
  • Administration
    • Development of budgets and tracking procedures to ensure that programs operate within financial parameters set forth in the board-approved budget in addition to participation in the planning and development of Cascade’s overall annual budget.
    • Delegation and oversight of invoicing for grants, contracts and other program deliverables.
    • Interpretation and compliance for relevant contracts, partnership agreements and grant deliverables.

ATTRIBUTES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Exceptionally high level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • High emotional intelligence, honesty, self-awareness, empathy, and optimism.
  • Positive, motivating demeanor while being comfortable with uncertainty.
  • Embodies a mission-driven attitude with conviction, confidence, and optimism.
  • Influential with stakeholders, volunteers, donors, and communities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years experience and a Bachelor's degree, or 6+ years experience and a Master's degree.  Degrees should be in Education or related field of study.
  • Prior experience working on projects focused on improving racial, health, mobility, environmental, and/or educational equity and social justice programs and outcomes.
  • Proven experience with curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Prior experience serving as a formal educator, class or course instructor, and/or facilitator.
  • Proven knowledge of youth and adult learning theories, concepts, and strategies.
  • Prior people management experience and serving on a leadership team.
  • Experience managing and working within departmental budget parameters.
  • Superior active listening and communication skills with the ability to work with all ages of people from various diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain composure and perform well under pressure with various deadlines.
  • Advanced written and spoken communication skills.  Ability to tell stories with data.
  • Ability to travel within Seattle and surrounding areas via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit to attend offsite meetings with stakeholders at various schools.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced experience in educational program development, management, and evaluation.
  • Experience with team building, coaching, and mentoring in a professional setting.
  • Interest in or passion for the bicycling industry and cycling community.

SALARY RANGE

$58,650-$75,900 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 “Education 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.

About the Organization

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.

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.

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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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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