The SF Bicycle Coalition seeks a seasoned, effective organizer to expand bicycling and bicycle infrastructure in San Francisco. Our community organizers have a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to engage communities across San Francisco and affect real change on our streets. We are hiring for a community organizer whose work will be focused on street campaigns in our southern neighborhoods, from Bayview-Hunters Point to Ingleside.
Updated: Applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The ideal candidate would start employment in early July 2018.
To apply via mail, please enclose your resume and cover letter in a sealed envelope and mail to:
c/o San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
1720 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
You are also welcome to drop off an application in-person during regular weekday office hours.
Primary areas of responsibility:
- Campaign strategy and community engagement to build more, better bike infrastructure throughout the city;
- Organizing on-street and other forms of grassroots outreach, including 1-on-1 meetings, canvassing, etc.;
- Developing and supporting member-led campaigns;
- Working with City agencies and elected officials to advance campaigns;
- Creating new relationships and deepening existing relationships with community partners;
- Regular communications both in person and in writing, which will include engaging and communicating with members about our work at all steps in the campaign process;
- Representing the organization at public meetings; and
- Hiring and managing a team of diverse interns.
Strong candidates will possess as many of the following qualifications as possible:
- A deep commitment to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s mission;
- Written and/or conversational fluency in Spanish, Cantonese or Tagalog;
- Two years of experience as an organizer;
- Strong interpersonal and relational skills;
- An ability to take initiative and lead advocacy efforts within the organization;
- A demonstrated track record of successful project planning, project management, base-building and strategy implementation;
- An ability to work individually and as part of a team;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences;
- A strong record of online organizing;
- Experience sourcing and managing a diverse cohort of interns and volunteers; and
- The desire and ability to implement systems that will allow your work to scale quickly and significantly to maximize your impact.
Reports to the Advocacy Director.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is to be determined, depending upon experience. Full-time benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance.
Hours: Full-time. Hours may be flexible. Position will entail some work on weeknights and weekends in order to attend community meetings and events.
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.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.