Job: Bike Mechanic Job Skills Training Project Coordinator – Bike Works Seattle

Posted by on December 13th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Job Title
Bike Mechanic Job Skills Training Project Coordinator

Bike Works Seattle

Job Description
Job Skills Training Project Coordinator

Bike Works, the Seattle bike education and community-focused non-profit, is hiring for a full-time, permanent position to serve as Project Coordinator for our Job Skills Training program. The position is full-time, non-exempt and starts immediately.

Bike Works serves people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and religious beliefs. Bike Works actively recruits people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. Bike Works is committed to combating racism and oppression and seeks to do so in all areas of our organization.

Job Overview
The Job Skills Training Project Coordinator will develop a 10-week curriculum for, and teach our Bike Repair Job Skills Training classes. This position will also serve as project lead and site supervisor for our BikeMobile job training bike repair truck that will be staffed with at-risk youth. Additionally, this position will support the other earned-income project at Bike Works, our community bike shop, providing quality, professional customer service and bicycle repair services.

Primary Duties
– Develop 16- hour Bike Repair curriculum to start the program
– Teach/co-teach Bike Works Jobs Skills Training classes
– Provide project coordination for Jobs Skills Training classes, including curriculum development, evaluation and reporting
– Assist in planning and implementing start-up of our BikeMobile repair truck
– Recruit and hire Intern Mechanics to BikeMobile
– Act as project lead and site supervisor on BikeMobile
– Deliver professional, accessible, and helpful customer service and repair services to a diverse customer base

Skills Required:
– Experience teaching youth and young adults in engaging, challenging manner
– Solid foundation of bike knowledge with strong bike mechanical skills required – bike shop experience desired
– Ability to safely and competently drive a step-van or small truck in an urban setting, with valid Washington State DL
– Experience working with youth and adults of diverse backgrounds
– Experience providing quality customer service in a fast-paced retail environment
– Commitment to youth leadership, sustainable communities and bicycle transportation
– Ability to work competently with computers, including Point of Sale software, word processor and spreadsheet applications
– Commitment to actively participating in non-profit organization’s fund-raising and earned-income activities

Organizational Overview
Bike Works, based in Seattle, builds sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Bike Works has been working for kids, bikes, and community in Seattle since 1996. Our programs and services invest in young people and encourage bicycling through a community of adult volunteers. Our programs include Earn-a-Bike and weekly riding programs for youth, summer bike camps, a community bike shop, our annual Kids Bike Swap, adult classes and numerous volunteer opportunities. Our Bike Shop serves a large customer base with used bike sales, affordable repairs, and new and used parts and accessories. Each year approximately 600 youth, ages 9 to 17, participate in our programs and gain the skills and resources they need to translate lessons about confidence and leadership into their own lives. We also redistribute over 4,000 used bicycles annually to families in Seattle and internationally. We value and seek diverse team members who are passionate, innovative, collab orative, professional, fun, responsible and solution-oriented.

$28,000-30,000 (starting salary depends on experience), plus benefits, including medical, vacation, and sick leave.

How to Apply
Please visit our website at for more information about Bike Works. Email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Position open until filled; applications received by January 3, 2014 will receive priority consideration.

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