The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is seeking a motivated, committed and organized Bicycle Education Manager. You will support our organization’s programmatic work in concert with our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and our core values of Transportation Justice, Sustainability, People Power and Joy.
You will help grow and diversify our movement and play a key role in transforming San Francisco’s streets and neighborhoods into safe, just and livable places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. This position will collaborate with a dynamic Programs Department of four to five individuals focused on youth and family biking, adult bicycle education, community bike builds and valet bicycle parking.
The Bicycle Education Manager will manage our growing bicycle education program. The SF Bicycle Coalition is the city’s leading provider of bicycle safety education. We offer free classes for adults, children and families, and teach over 1,500 people the rules of the road annually. The Bicycle Education Manager will oversee fulfillment of education contracts with the SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and bike share companies, as well as seeking additional opportunities to present high-quality, culturally competent bike education throughout the city.
The Bicycle Education Manager will also manage and grow our work educating professional drivers about safety around people on bikes and bike infrastructure. This work will include fulfilling existing contracts and seeking new opportunities with transportation agencies and private companies.
Primary responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
- Manage multiple education contracts (SFMTA, bike share companies, Golden Gate Transit and others) to ensure deliverables are met;
- Writing curriculum to ensure high-quality bicycle safety education classes are available for adult bike-riders and professional drivers
- Hiring and managing a team of part-time bicycle educators, including scheduling, staffing and siting classes around the city;
- Managing relationships with subcontractors involved in our outreach and Freedom From Training Wheels education work;
- Teaching classes;
- Updating bicycle and driver education curriculum regularly to conform to the California Vehicle Code and local regulations;
- Cultivating and managing relationships with community partners to secure free or low-cost class event space, and support education goals citywide;
- Soliciting and securing contracts with private companies and public agencies to expand professional driver safety training;
- Generating revenue for the organization through a variety of fee-for-service educational opportunities;
- Developing, implementing and analyzing evaluation tools to understand the program’s areas of success and opportunities for improvement;
- Publicizing bicycle education classes to the widest possible audience, including but not limited to: writing and sending the monthly bike education newsletter; sending information about classes to local supervisors’ offices, neighborhood newspaper editors, community-based organizations, and other interested parties; hanging posters or flyers across the city; posting classes on internet calendars; working with the Marketing Communications Associate on social media ad buys; etc.;
- Building relationships with community-based organizations that cater to low-income populations and diverse communities, ensuring that our bicycle education curriculum reaches a wide demographic;
- Cultivating relationships with multilingual communities and identifying individuals capable of teaching classes in Spanish, Cantonese and Filipino, and seeing that curriculum is translated into these languages;
- Managing the organization’s Constituent Services program alongside the Membership and Business Program Manager to provide the highest quality customer service and resources to our members and the greater bicycling community;
- Advocating for and implementing a citywide bicycle ticket diversion program; and
- Working with the Membership and Development team to host brown bag lunches or trainings about bicycle safety and education with business partners.
Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- An ability to work individually and as part of a team;
- High degree of cultural competence;
- Experience teaching or developing curricula;
- Experience working with underserved communities;
- Familiarity with basic computer software systems, including G-Suite;
- Management experience;
- Contract and grant prospecting, solicitation and management experience;
- Strong writing skills;
- Be a team player, willing partner with development, advocacy, communications and operations leadership; and
- Flexibility and adaptability to evolving responsibilities
Strong candidates will also possess the following preferred qualifications:
- A commitment to and passion for the SF Bicycle Coalition’s mission and core values;
- Experience working for and collaborating with a membership-based organization;
- Experience with project management;
- Experience as bicycle educator;
- Experience with community outreach;
- Certification as a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) by the League of American Bicyclists (if a successful candidate is not an LCI, certification will be acquired within several months of start date);
- Valid CA drivers license;
- Bilingual language skills in English and another language, especially Spanish, Cantonese or Filipino;
- Flexibility to work nights and weekends; this position may require approximately three-to-seven nights per month and one-to-three weekend days monthly.
Salary and Benefits: The annual salary for this exempt position is $50,000-$55,000 depending on depth of experience. Full-time benefits include excellent medical, vision and dental insurance.
Hours: Full-time, exempt.
Reports to: Program Director
About the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition works to transform San Francisco’s streets and neighborhoods into safe, just and livable places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. Our work is guided by our five-year strategic plan and the core values of Transportation Justice, Sustainability, People Power and Joy. The organization’s culture reflects its grassroots origins and professional advocacy in equal measures. Our active membership of over 10,000 represents San Franciscans of all ages and backgrounds from all neighborhoods who are working towards safe, sustainable and more affordable ways to move around our city. The SF Bicycle Coalition is the largest city-based bicycle advocacy group in the nation and one of the largest member-driven groups in San Francisco. People of all races and genders are encouraged to apply. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.