Community Program Manager
Company / Organization
Community Cycling Center
Start date: ASAP / July 2018
Reports to: Director of Programs and Enterprise
Status: Salary, full-time
Location: Portland, Oregon
Salary range: $38,000-$42,000
Benefits: Includes health & dental.
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We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together over 20 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.
Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.
In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by highly experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. Our programs and shop services combined help riders build their skills and confidence; empower young people to ride to school and adults to ride to work; offer educational opportunities for teens to earn school credit; and support everyone in riding for health and recreation. We also collaborate with numerous community partners to generate pathways to employment and engagement within the growing bicycle movement by training new educators, leaders, advocates and mechanics.
Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members.
The Program Manager is responsible for working with principals, teachers, partner non-profits, neighbors, and volunteers to establish how bikes can help people in the community stay healthy and connected. They then develop or adapt community-informed programming and manage its delivery. They also find avenues to advocate with other agencies for community identified projects or programs outside the scope of our capabilities and expertise. We currently have strong partnerships with schools, organizations, and housing communities in Cully and Portsmouth neighborhoods and emerging partnerships in East Portland (Gateway, Parkrose, and the Jade District). The majority of the Program Managers time will be focused on the Metro Regional Travel Options funded Community Based Safe Routes to School project in the New Columbia housing community in North Portland
Please note that the percentage indicators below represent an estimate of how much time each week will be spent fulfilling these functions. In terms of importance, all areas are valued equally.
Community Based Safe Routes to School (80%)
Manage the delivery of programming at the New Columbia Bike Repair Hub: including youth internships, earn-a-bike, bike library, and open repair hours
Coordinate the delivery of after-school, spring break, and summer programs in Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez schools
Supervise staff in the delivery of Hub and Community Based Safe Routes Programming
Maintain relationships and coordinate activities with organizational partners including schools, housing organizations, governmental agencies, and community organizations
Maintain open process for participant and community wide input and refinement
Community and Partner Engagement (10%)
Support Safe Routes to School and Sunday Parkways partnerships to facilitate fun bike rides, community events, and community engagement
Support community partnerships in affordable housing communities, including Hacienda CDC and New Columbia
Supervise program staff in the delivery of programming in partner communities
Provide bicycle programming for Youth Environmental Justice Alliance through our partnership with OPAL Environmental Justice
Participate in further East Portland pilot programming to help establish our place in the support network
General Management and other duties (10%)
Support recruitment of scholarship candidates for Holiday Bike Drive and our Bike Camp Program and engagement of partners to help deliver them
Participate in program development, planning, and evaluation
Maintain records of participation, mode share, and learning objectives
Collaborate with Development team to pursue continued funding for our mission-centered programs and grant reporting efforts
Assist with our other programs and enterprise
Other task and projects as assigned
Qualifications & Characteristics
3 years experience in program management
Personable, receptive, and compassionate approach to collaboration
Professional or lived experience working with communities of color on community projects
Constructive communication skills
Effective planning and time management skills
Ability to maintain composure and a respectful and cooperative attitude through high-stress situations
Attention to detail and a methodical approach to accomplishing tasks
Capacity to work independently and deliver on objectives
Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends
A commitment to equity and social justice
Proficiency in Spanish or other languages spoken by Portland’s immigrant communities.
Basic knowledge of bicycles and their components
Proficiency in program tracking and evaluation
The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer. We will not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sensory disabilities, physical disabilities, mental disabilities and/or any other bases protected by state and federal law. We take proactive measures to ensure against discrimination in hiring, compensation, promotions, and termination of staff, selection of volunteers (including board members) and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, customers, clients, volunteers (including board members), subcontractors, vendors, and other members of our community.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email with “Program Manager” as the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement was originally posted on June 15th, 2018.
The application deadline for this position is 5:00 pm on June 29th, 2018.