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Job: Bike Moves Maintenance Coordinator – The Street Trust

Posted by on July 12th, 2017 at 8:34 am

Job Title *
Bike Moves Maintenance Coordinator

Company/Organization *
The Street Trust

Job Description *
Reporting To: Education Director
Rate of Pay: $14.00/hour
Status: 10-15 hours a week, Temporary: August – November and March – June
Location: Portland, OR

We are hiring a Bike Moves and Maintenance Coordinator for the fall and spring semester.

Why you should apply for this fantastic job.
Do you like logistics, being outside, getting exercise, and working in an encouraging team atmosphere? Do you support our mission of promoting and improving public transit, walking and bicycling conditions in Oregon? We want you to work with us! We advocate for healthy thriving communities where it is safe and easy for people to bike walk and ride public transit. Our vision is a region where all those who call our community home embrace walking, biking and riding transit.

These jobs are perfect for anyone who has a bit of bike maintenance experience and is thinking about furthering their experience with bicycle maintenance. Our team is excited to add your expertise and creativity to our program!

The Street Trust formerly The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling, walking and transit safer, more convenient and more accessible in Oregon and SW Washington. We are hiring one temporary, part-time Bike Move and Maintenance Coordinator to support The Street Trust’s Bike Safety Education program from August through November 2017 and February through June 2018. The Bike Safety Education program is a ten-hour class including on-bike and on-street training taught to 4th and 5th grade students at 40 elementary schools throughout Portland. We need a person to coordinate moving bikes to and from these schools and coordinate the maintenance of the fleets.

This is a Safe Routes to School Program, a partnership between The Street Trust, City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies. The program increases safety and improves health for students and their families through making walking, biking and rolling around neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for youth and families.

This position will work in culturally, ethnically, linguistically and economically diverse schools located all over the city of Portland in three schools districts. Some of the Portland schools are in North Portland at Rosa Parks, and Peninsula Elementary schools, in Northeast at Rigler and Roseway Heights Elementary schools, in Southeast at Lent and Lewis Elementary schools, in Southwest at Maplewood, Bridlemile Elementary schools, and in East Portland at Lincoln Park, Earl Boyles, and Gilbert Heights Elementary schools just to name a few.

What you would be doing as a Bike Moves and Maintenance Coordinator.
Lead bike fleet maintenance monthly events.
Lead bike moves to and from schools.
Coordinate and communicate with The Street Trust BSE team and schools for the bike moves.

What we believe.
We believe that bicycling, walking and transit transforms communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions that help solve the universal challenges to health, livability and the environment.

The Street Trust is committed to racial equity across the organization: in our service to stakeholders, in our workforce composition and practices, and in our organizational culture. While still seeking to improve our demonstration of this commitment, candidates should know that racial equity is a cornerstone of our commitment to all communities in the region. We believe in equity, diversity and inclusion.

We envision a community where everyone from all racial backgrounds has access to safe, healthy, and affordable transportation options in the neighborhoods where they live, work, learn, pray, and play. We want all residents to equally share in the prosperity created by investments in active transportation regardless of race, income and socio-economic status.

Please see our equity policy document

Minimum Requirements:
Able to lift 30 lbs above your shoulders.
Able to walk or use a mobility device for one mile.
Able to move 40 bikes in and out of a truck up to 5 times in one day.
Able to recruit, inspire and guide volunteers to help with bike maintenance events.
Able to rent and drive a box truck.
Basic bike Maintenance experience.
Punctual, patient, and engaged.
Must be available for training in August and during school hours, Monday through Friday, August through November and February through June for program delivery.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with diverse community populations.

If you have experience in the following, please highlight it in your cover letter:
Experience working with bikes
Experience with the cultural diversity represented in our Portland schools
Strong organizational skills.
Experience recruiting, organizing, supervising, and guiding volunteers

How to Apply *
Please send your cover letter and resume (in PDF format if possible) via email to greg@thestreettrust.org. The resume and cover letter should highlight relevant experience and demonstrate how you meet the minimum requirements.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The organization is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.

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