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Bicycle Safety Educator

Safe Routes to School “Drive Your Bike” Program

Job Announcement

 

Cycles of Change has 3 Educator positions available for our Safe Routes to School Bike Safety Education Program.

 

Cycles of Change is a 19 year old, collectively run, non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of East Bay residents by providing a variety of bicycle education programs for youth and adults.  

 

About Safe Routes To Schools (SR2S)

 

SR2S is an international movement to create opportunities for children to walk, bicycle, and take alternative transit to and from schools, with a particular emphasis on low-income schools.  SR2S is intended to reverse the alarming trend toward childhood obesity and inactivity and to reduce the production of greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change. Visit http://alamedacountysr2s.org/ to find out more about the existing Alameda County Safe Routes To Schools program.

The Safe Routes to School “Drive Your Bike” Program at Cycles of Change serves Elementary, Middle, and High Schools throughout the East Bay by teaching a 5 day Bike Safety program to classes of 20-50 students during and after school. The “Drive your Bike” curriculum is hands-on and takes students from the classroom, to learning skills on the blacktop, to riding on the street. The model is tailored to the structure of the school day, the age of the students, and the schedule of a one day special event.

 

Visit  www.cyclesofchange.org/programs/safe-routes-to-school/ for more information about the program.

 

About You

 

Cycles Of Change seeks an energetic, friendly, creative, flexible, and organized individual with good communication and group management skills to help facilitate our Bike Safety Education Program!

 

Responsibilities   

  • Teach the curriculum in the classroom, on the blacktop, and on the road.

  • Work with school teachers to be a part of facilitating and participating in the curriculum.

  • Maintain students’ physical and emotional safety.

  • Maintain security, organization, and functionality of bicycles and equipment at each site.   

  • Haul bicycle fleets and equipment from storage sites to schools sites.

  • Ensure paperwork such as permissions slips and written student tests are distributed and collected.  

  • De-escalate emergencies and administer first aid if necessary.

  • Problem solve ways to integrate the program in each unique school setting.  

  • Work cooperatively with program coordinators, school teachers, and other Bike Safety Educators

 

Qualifications & Desired Qualities   

 

We are looking for an individual with:

    • Experience with East Bay youth and schools

    • A solid understanding and practice of bicycle commuting, safety, and mechanics

    • The ability to speak loudly for prolonged amounts of time indoors and outdoors.

    • Effective communication skills, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, and active listening skills

    • Personal qualities such as a positive attitude, good intuition, self-management, dependability, patience, respect for peers and youth, and a passion for teaching.

    • Experience with managing large groups of young people

    • A history of good working relationships with diverse populations, communities, and a high level of cultural competency

    • Experience working within a collective setting

    • Proficient communication in Spanish a plus

 

Additional opportunities to participate in Cycles of Change work may be available, particularly for people who have skills and experience in fundraising, finance, outreach, public relations, human resources, and volunteer coordination.

 

Work Schedule & Compensation

 

The work schedule is variable. Most shifts will be scheduled during the school day with occasional evenings and weekends. This is an on-call, part time position that runs on the academic calendar, and typically runs 8-30 hours per week. Scheduling will be based on your flexibility and availability.

 

Start Date: beginning of September with 5-15 hours per week until mid-September, increasing to up to 30 hours a week after that point.  

 

Compensation: starts at $19.25 / hour. + paid travel time from Fruitvale Bart to School Site, may be higher depending on experience and skills

 

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive.  It is understood that the employee will also perform other reasonable related duties if requested.  This position description is not a written or an implied contract.  It will be reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary. Performance reviews will be conducted annually.

 

Our staff is focused on making positive change in the world and supports and celebrates diversity. Cycles of Change is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and individuals who identify as queer are strongly encouraged to apply.


To Apply – Send a cover letter addressing your experience working in education and your experience with bikes as well as a resume to:

 

Cycles of Change: Safe Routes to School Educator Position

E-Mail:  Hiring@cyclesofchange.org

 

 

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Cycles of Change

Community Outreach Bicycle Educators

Job description

 Description:


We’re looking for people to do Community Outreach around the East Bay - to talk with the public about bikes and cycling, connect people to shops, organizations, and events, and to work to encourage more people to ride. We will also offer ‘Bike Share For All’ low-cost memberships to people for the Bay Area’s new bike share system, Ford GoBike (
https://www.fordgobike.com).

Outreach workers will act as “Bike Champions” - encouraging more people to ride bikes by answering questions, and making connections so people can find a bike that meets their interest and budget, and giving out resources like maps. The goal is to make bikes and cycling more accessible for inviting and accessible for everybody in the East Bay, especially low-income, working class, and communities of color.

Here’s more details:

 

  • 8 hours per week, $20/hour. Duration of job is 1 to 3 months, depending on availability and interest.

  • Work week is two 4-hour days. The days will be selected based on your availability and other Outreach team members, so we can go out in groups.

  • Outreach Coordinators will help the team with scheduling and selecting outreach locations.

  • An example week: Sunday at Laney Flea Market, working at a table and doing sign ups for bike share and other programs. Tuesday at Fruitvale Farmers Market, working with a small table, displaying a couple bikes, and doing sign-ups and giving out information. Other weeks can include doing a presentation to a group of residents at a housing project, going to a health fair at a church, or any number of things.

  • Outreach workers are encouraged to come up with ideas for outreach events and locations too!

  • You’ll be hired on as an independent contractor with Cycles of Change, and will be asked to represent us well. You’re also invited to promote other organizations and bike projects that you’re involved with, or that you simply like!

  • We’re looking to start hiring people by the middle-to-end of August. If you’re interested, see the “To Apply” below. We’ll schedule an interview after we review applications.


To Apply – Send a Letter of Interest and Application Answers (below) to:

 Cycles of Change: Community Outreach Bicycle Educators

 E-mail:  benji@cyclesofchange.org and phoenix@cyclesofchange.org

 

Application Questions:

 

  1. Do you have any experience conversing and engaging with people in public places, like doing retail, community organizing, event tabling, throwing parties, etc?

  2. Are you conversational in any languages in addition to English?

  3. Describe your connection to the East Bay.

  4. What is your interest in bicycles? Do you have any favorite types of bikes, or reasons you love to ride?

  5. What two days of the week work best for you? Do you have flexible availability?

  6. The position can last from one to three months, depending on your availability. How long would you like the job?

 

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