Job: Bike Commute Challenge Program Coordinator – BTA

Job Title
Bike Commute Challenge Program Coordinator

Bicycle Transportation Alliance

Job Description
Organization: Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA)
Job Title: BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge Program Coordinator
Reporting To: Programs Director
Rate of Pay: $12.50/hour
Status: Full-time, temporary: July 9th- October 19th
Location: Portland, OR

Love getting around by bike? Interested in sharing what you know with adults in a large range of professional settings throughout the Portland Metro area? Want to play a major role in generating workplace rivalries, executing fun events, and building excitement for biking to work through the 12,000-person-strong BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge? We want to you to join our team!

Vision Statement
Bicycling transforms communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions that help solve the universal challenges to health, livability and the environment.

Executive Summary
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and accessible in Oregon and SW Washington.

We are hiring one temporary, full-time Program Coordinator who will support the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge program from July 16th through October 19th. The Bike Commute Challenge is a month-long bike-to-work competition. In 2011, more than 12,000 people at more than 1,400 workplaces in Oregon and SW Washington participated.

The Program Coordinator will work as part of team to:

Teach Bike Commuting Workshops at workplaces, schools, and other locations throughout the Metro area.
Help employers encourage bike commuting at their workplaces.

Promote the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge at community events and through communication with media and program partners.

Track and evaluate program reach and success including collecting and entering contacts and other data in BTA information systems.

Monitor and respond to web help requests that come in through the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge Website
Write content for the Bike Commute Challenge website, blog, Facebook page, and participant emails.

Assist in planning and executing events including the Challenge kick-off, Walk+Bike to School Day, and the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge Awards Party.

Requisite Experience
– Personal experience with and passion for bike commuting.
– Strong public speaking and teaching skills.
– Professionalism, comfort, and ease in a range of professional environments.
– Data entry and web facility.
– Strong written communication skills.

The ideal candidate will also possess:
– Basic bike mechanic skills.
– Event planning experience.
– Strong organizational skills.
– Experience presenting in a language additional to English and/or experience working in different cultural settings.

How to Apply
Please send your cover letter, resume as well as a completed BTA application form in PDF format via email to No calls, please.

The BTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability or legal source of income.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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