Job: Bike Works Program Coordinator – p:ear

Job Title

p:ear Bike Works Program Coordinator

Company / Organization


Job Description

Required Qualifications & Competencies

• Experience building trusting, healthy relationships with homeless and marginalized youth
• Commitment to advancing equity and creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that is welcoming for all
• Commitment to building strong partnerships/relationships with the Rosewood community
• Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be a positive and strong role model, have a collaborative, team-oriented work style and strong strategic and problem-solving skills
• Commitment to non-violence and compassionate responses
• Experience in bicycle mechanics and staff management. Community bike shop experience a big advantage
• BBI/UBI or similar certification or equivalent work experience
• Excellent customer service and communication skills
• Able to work independently, problem solve and complete tasks with minimal oversight
• Mathematical skills, including how to calculate profit margin and markup, budgeting and projections
• Bilingual preferred

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Teacher & Advocate
o Provide direct support in managing and mentoring four to six youth internships annually
o Create a safe, supportive and learning-centered environment
o Helps facilitate, model, teach and develop professional soft skills for youth interns such as: conflict resolution, attention to detail, business awareness, communication, customer service, information technology, numeracy and interpersonal skills
o Exemplifies compassion and understanding around the barriers of homelessness as it pertains to our interns
o Teach advanced bike mechanics, to interns through a 20-hour certification

• Shop Manager & Lead Bike Mechanic
o Serve as head mechanic and manager during all regular open shop hours, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
o Monitor and maintain an inventory of parts and accessories, submit and receive parts orders
o Maintain an organized and efficient work environment
o Manage budgets and youth time sheets; this includes tracking expenditures, keeping expenditures under/at budget and working with the Bike Works coordinator to generate sufficient revenue streams
o Work with Coordinator of p:ear Works to expand programming and integrate strategies that keep with p:ear Bike Work’s long term strategic plan and vision
o Proficiently execute assembly, repairs and maintenance for all types of bicycles, particularly to used and older bicycles

• p:ear Floor Support
o Required on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for youth engagement
o Develop healthy, mentoring relationships with youth
o Provide direct support, mentoring and assistance to p:ear youth
o Assistance in teaching Bike Mechanic School when in session
o Collaborate with staff to support the general needs of programs or the floor and seek interdisciplinary opportunities for learning
o Maintain appropriate boundaries

• Community Programming Liaison
o Build and sustain relationships with the Rosewood community
o Represent p:ear and its mission positively and professionally
o Identify barriers and recommend solutions to better serve the community
o Work on integrating and developing long term proposed strategies: community outreach, youth and adult classes and bicycle programs
o Participate in Sunday Parkways, Free Bikes 4 Kids, as well as the occasional Community bike ride events (Safe Routes to School, Oregon Walkways etc.)

Physical Demands

• Able to sit or stand and walk throughout the scheduled work shift
• Ability to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs

How to Apply

Cover letters and resumes can be sent to: with “p:ear Bike Program Coordinator” in the subject line. The job will remain open until full. Email only, no phone calls please – phone calls will not be returned. Full job listing at

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