Job: Go By Bike Manager & Advocate – Go By Bike

Job Title

Go By Bike Manager & Advocate

Company / Organization

Go By Bike

Job Description

Go By Bike’s mission is to create the best start and finish to people’s bike trip. We are looking for a bike valet manager who can also help us improve the parts in between. The manager will be responsible for ensuring the valet is running smoothly and managing and supporting valet staff. They will also be charged working to build coalitions around new active transportation projects in Portland.

This is a year-round permanent position for which we are seeking a long-term commitment. We are looking for someone who is committed to making Portland a place where riding a bike is available to everyone. The position is for someone who is self motivated, dependable, and has a flexible schedule.

Go By Bike Responsibilities:

-Each week visit the valet at least two times in the morning and two times in the afternoon
-Cover for staff when they are sick or on vacation
-Manage staff scheduling for the bike valet, hire and train new staff, and do staff check in’s. Cover shifts until all shifts are filled.
-Run payroll every other week
-Purchase shop supplies and keep shop clean and organized
-Perform monthly deep cleans
-Ensure bike share bikes are being checked monthly and system is working properly
-Attend monthly OHSU transportation meetings to update OHSU on valet activities
-Ensure we are fulfilling OHSU contract requirements
-Assist customers in after hour bike retrieval
-Work to increase shop repairs and sales
-Contact new potential bike valet locations
-Expected to work 30 hours a week

Bike Advocate Responsibilities:

-Coordinate with PBOT staff on upcoming projects and make list of projects where support is needed
-Knock on doors and talk to residents and businesses along route and build coalition of support for projects
-Lead and promote weekly slow roll ride on Green Loop
-Attend project open houses and invite coalition to attend
-Design and hand out window and yard signs of support for project
-Coordinate with PBOT staff and other advocacy organizations on how to improve advocacy

Compensation: $25,000/year salaried.
Two weeks off in summer and one week off in winter plus holidays.

How to Apply

Please write a cover letter explaining why you would like the position and what you would hope to achieve with it. Please describe how you would handle the unpredicatbility of covering shifts during our hours of 6am to 8pm mon-fri and how this fits in with your 2-5 year goals.

Send a resume and cover letter to

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