Job Announcement


Cycles of Change is hiring educators for our in-school and after-school bike education programs!

​Cycles of Change is a 21 year old non-profit organization, that is run by a collective consisting of all People of Color. We are dedicated to improving the health and sustainability of our neighborhoods by increasing the use of bicycles as transportation, connecting youth with the extraordinary living systems of our local area, and building a diverse community of visionary young leaders.

Programs we are hiring for:

After School Bike Clubs

Safe Routes 2 School

Bike Rodeos

About You

Cycles of Change seeks energetic, friendly, creative, flexible, and organized individuals with good communication and group facilitation skills to be a part of our amazing bike education team!

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 student surveys 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 Cycles of Change Educators
  • Participating in periodic peer evaluations



We are looking for an individual with:

  • Experience with youth development, or other education-related work
  • Commitment to working with and uplifting Oakland youth
  • A solid understanding and practice of bicycle commuting and traffic safety
  • Effective communication skills, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, and active listening skills
  • Positive attitude, good intuition, self-management, accountability, dependability, patience, respect for peers and youth, and a passion for teaching
  • A history of good working relationships with diverse populations, communities, and a high level of cultural competency


Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient communication in Spanish
  • Experience with bicycle mechanics
  • Experience with facilitating large groups of young people
  • Education-related experience with Oakland youth and schools
  • Experience working within a collective setting
  • The ability to speak loudly for prolonged amounts of time indoors and outdoors 

Additional opportunities to participate in Cycles of Change work may be available in other program areas, as well as administrative areas, such as fundraising, finance, outreach, public relations, human resources, and volunteer coordination. Please make note if you are interested in any other areas of work.

Work Schedule & Compensation  

The work schedule is variable. Shifts may be scheduled during the school day, after school, and/or with occasional evenings and weekends. We currently have part time and on-call positions with hours ranging from 4-32 hours per week. Scheduling will be based on your flexibility and availability.

Start Date:



Starts at $18.50 (for Educator-in-training) or $20.25 (for Experienced Educator)/hour, DOE. 3-month probationary period. Partial paid travel time may be available for some programs.

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive.  It is understood that the employee will also perform other reasonably related duties if requested.  This position description is not a written or an implied contract. Cycles of Change is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and individuals who identify as queer and/or trans are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume (with Bicycle Educator Position -2019 in the subject heading), and the answers to the supplemental questions below to:

Supplemental Questions

1)What inspired you to apply for this position?


2)What do you love most about bikes? How have bikes impacted your life?


3)What is your experience in working with diverse youth? Please be specific.


4)In what ways to do you combat oppression (for example: cis hetero patriarchy, anti-blackness, gentrification, transphobia, homophobia, etc...) in your life?


5) How long have you been riding and what kind of riding do you do (commuting, recreational, touring, etc)?


6) In detail, please explain your experience as a bike mechanic. Do you have any limitations with regards to certain repairs?


7) What additional skills/support would you anticipate needing in order to be successful in this position?


8) What is your experience engaging with collectives and/or collectively run projects?


9) Describe the ways you hold space for young peoples’ identities and experiences.