Cycles of Change is currently hiring a Co-Coordinator for our Bike Safety Education Program!
Cycles of Change is a 20 year old, collectively run non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of East Bay residents by providing a variety of bicycle education programs for youth and adults. Please visit http://www.cyclesofchange.org to find out more about us!
About Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S)
SR2S is a comprehensive, proven approach to getting more kids walking and biking safely to school. Visit, http://alamedacountysr2s.org/ to find out more about the existing Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program.
About Cycles of Change’s Bike Safety and Encouragement Programs
As bicycle safety educators we simultaneously train students, school staff, and parent volunteers in our 4-5 day hands-on bike safety curriculum that takes students from the classroom to the blacktop to riding on the street. Each model is tailored specifically to the structure of the school whether it is an elementary school, middle school, high school or one day event with a range of student ages. The goal being that this program coupled with other programs will encourage a mode shift.
Our Bicycle Safety Education team delivers programming to public schools, primarily partnering with PE teachers to train classes in bicycle safety education.
Visit www.cyclesofchange.org/programs/safe-routes-to-school/ for more information about the program.
About The Position:
Cycles of Change seeks an outgoing, self-directed, flexible, highly organized individual with good communication skills to co-coordinate and implement our safety programs. Co-coordinator will be working alongside another coordinator to both teach and coordinate the Bike Safety Education Program in Alameda County.
The Co-coordinator’s time will be divided between the following:
- 50% email/phone communication
- 30% teaching bike safety
- 10% maintaining materials
- 10% program development and planning.
- At least 1 year of program coordination, management or bottom-lining and administrative experience
- 2-5 years of experience working with youth from low-income communities
- 1 year of experience leading outdoor activities, preferably on bikes
- A solid understanding and practice of bicycle commuting and safety
- Experience and understanding of basic bicycle maintenance and common on-the-road repairs
- Sensitivity and understanding of issues facing low-income communities; high level of cultural competency
- The ability to work a flexible schedule and adjust as needed to accommodate deadlines, staffing issues and program needs
- Experience coordinating diverse staff and volunteers
- Experience in contracting, managing budgets, invoicing and issuing surveys
- Understanding of working with partner organizations and willingness to learn about pre-existing relationships with funders and partners
- Proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Word, MS Excel and Power Point
- The ability to share responsibilities, communicate effectively, and give and receive constructive feedback
- Personal qualities such as: a positive attitude, good judgment, self-management, dependability, patience, respect for peers and youth, and a passion for teaching
- Experience with collectively run projects and process
- The physical ability to lift 40 lbs, ride 10-12 miles, and teach outdoors for up to 8 hours
- Class C driver’s license and ability to drive a 26’ truck
- Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation
- Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus
- Become a Staff Collective member at Cycles of Change
- Commitment to participating on an Administrative committee and completing tasks for that committee for at least 6 hours/month
- Attend monthly Staff Collective meetings
As a Co-coordinator, you will be responsible for a portion of the following duties:
- Serve as lead educator for programming, oversee training and demonstrate a mastery of Cycles’ curriculum
- Appropriately handle and follow up on student, staff, or volunteer incidents
- Look out for the best interest and safety of students at all times
- Train SR2S school teachers and volunteers
- Recruit and train staff and volunteers as needed to assist with education and fleet maintenance
- Complete peer reviews on a regular basis as directed by HR
- Maintain a high level of communication with co-coordinator and program staff
- Submit all required documentation on a timely basis, including but not limited to attendance sheets, timecards, and incident reports
- Attend mandatory Cycles of Change meetings, trainings, and events
- Organize all electronic documents in relevant folders on home computer and on the online resource websites
- Schedule all education programs by reaching out to and communicating with school staff
- Serve as point of contact for schools
- Create and update a schedule for all programs on the Google Calendar and in Google Drive
- Keep statistics of participant attendance
- Train and orient new staff
- Communicate relevant information to staff and ensure that programs are carried out successfully
- Schedule staff for all programs
- Serve as point of contact for staff regarding scheduling, availability, and updates
**Curriculum and Program Development
- Revise program descriptions, curricula, evaluation tools, and outreach materials as needed
- Adapt program curricula to fit varying environments
- Collect program evaluations from all sites and meet to improve program based on evaluations
- Periodically check in with contract sponsors to review work scope progress and evaluation tools
- Attend meetings with funders and participate in regular conference calls with the entire SR2S team
- Represent Cycles of Change’s values and best interest when meeting with Safe Routes to School Partners, school sites, government agencies, bike community representatives, potential funders, and other key Cycles of Change partners
- Inventory, organize, and order needed supplies
- Schedule and staff mechanics days in order to ensure bicycle fleet is in optimum working condition.
- Maintain functionality of bicycles and equipment at each site and at the storage facilities
- Create and track program budget
- Complete monthly invoices to be sent to fiscal sponsors and prime consultants.
- Review spending for each program quarterly to stay within budget/set up quarterly budget meeting reviews with co-coordinator.
- Create and revise program budget
- Meet with the Cycles of Change Staff Collective, Committees, and contract sponsors to report on program progress.
There may be additional, related duties not listed. This position description is not a written or an implied contract. It will be reviewed periodically and may be revised if deemed necessary. This position has supervisory relationship over children. Performance reviews will be conducted annually.
Compensation and Benefits
The exact number of hours per week may vary. The position is expected to be between 25-40 hours of coordination work and education work each week. Pay rate is dependent on experience. The starting rate for program coordinators is $23.25/hr. Compensation includes health insurance, optional dental, and 2 weeks vacation time.
How to Apply
Interested individuals are invited to email a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your resume or cover letter, please address your experience working with youth, your experience with bicycle mechanics, and program coordination.
Attachments should be in Word or PDF format, titled as follows:
Cycles of Change is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women and people who identify as Queer and/or Trans are strongly encouraged to apply.