Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on January 19th, 2016 at 2:11 pm
Job Title *
Education Logistics Coordinator
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Job Description *
Why you should apply to this amazing job:
This position is perfect for anyone who loves to work with kids, be outside, to do physical work, loves to work with and on bikes, wants to learn more about bike maintenance, and is invested in making a difference in our youth’s lives. If you are up for the challenge we want you to join our team!
If you are looking to improve your bike maintenance skills or learn more about basic bike maintenance this job is for you. If you are looking to get into the classroom to support instructors teach kids bike safety skills, this position is ideal.
Before our first classes start up in the beginning of March we will train and support you so that you are prepared to help maintain the bike fleets, move bikes from school to school, conduct drills, practice classroom management techniques, engage in effective communication with kids, teachers, parents, administration and volunteers. Sound good? If so, our team is very excited to add your unique expertise and creativity to the program! Please see below for instructions on how to apply.
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are hiring one temporary, part-time Education Logistics Coordinator who will help support the BTA’s
Bike Safety Education program from February 19, 2016 through June 7, 2016. The Bike
Safety Education program is a ten-hour curriculum that includes on-bike and on-street training geared towards 4th and 5th grade students at 40 elementary schools throughout
Portland. This year we are piloting a Middle School program and this person will get to be a part of the program delivery. Last school year our Education Team was able to bring this transformative program to over 2,500 students. Join us and help us increase this number!
The Bike Safety Education program is brought to schools all over Portland including but not limited to North Portland at schools like James John and Peninsula, schools in
Northeast such as Rigler and Sabin, Southeast Portland at Lent and Bridger, Northwest with Chapman, Southwest at Rieke and Maplewood, and East Portland at Gilbert Heights and Earl Boyles.
What we believe:
We believe transportation by bicycle has the potential to transform communities by offering viable commuting solutions that are sensitive to economic and racial inequalities, address issues of livability, aid in good personal health, and help protect our environment.
What you would be doing as a Logistics Coordinator:
• Move bikes with a truck from our bike storage location to schools.
• Maintain the bikes used for the Education programs.
• Assist in teaching bike safety to 4th and 5th graders by setting up drills, helping with class management, and coaching students.
• Engage community members and volunteers.
• Participate in required meetings and trainings.
• Participate in team accountability structure.
o Able to lift 30 lbs. over your shoulders.
o Able to walk or use a mobility device for one mile.
o Able to ride a bike or an adaptive bike for at least 10 miles in one day.
o Loves to work with kids, be physically active, and be outdoors (in all conditions).
o Punctual, patient, and engaged.
o Applicants 18 years and older are encouraged to apply.
o Must have valid drivers license
o Able to drive a large box truck
o Eligible to drive a rental vehicle
o Must be available during school hours, Monday through Friday, February 19th through June 7th.
o Must be available 8:30 am – 2:30 pm every third Saturday of the month.
If you have experience in the following, please highlight it in your cover letter:
• Experience driving a large box truck
• Bike maintenance and repair experience.
• Experience working with kids.
• Experience with cultural diversity as represented in our Portland schools.
• Proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Somali, and/or Vietnamese. This is not a requirement but applicants with these skills are well positioned to teach in the program.
• Strong organizational skills.
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.
How to Apply *
Instructions for how to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume or completed BTA application form in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will begin interviewing on Monday, February 3.