The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is transforming our streets and neighborhoods into safe, just, and livable places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We’re seeking a part-time Adult Bicycle Education Program Assistant to join our education team and further this mission.
The Adult Bicycle Education Program Assistant will work closely with the Bicycle Education Manager and across teams to execute our education programming. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition partners with government agencies and private companies to provide bicycle education for folks of all experience levels, and the majority of our classes are free, multilingual, and open to the public. Our bicycle education programming lives out our core values of Transportation Justice, Sustainability, People Power and Joy through breaking down barriers that folks may face to bicycling. You can learn more about the classes we offer here. We offer around 50 classes annually, and teach nearly 1,000 students each year.
Commitment to Equity and Justice
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and acknowledges the harm biking culture and inequitable access to transportation have inflicted upon marginalized communities — including people of color, people with disabilities, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and people with LGBTQ+ identities. We believe that these communities must be centered as leaders in the work we do; therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities.
Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Coordinate and execute the full lifecycle of classes end-to-end, including scheduling, communicating with students, and post-class evaluation
- Work with the Bicycle Education Manager and the Programs team to eliminate barriers to accessing our bicycle education classes, including ensuring geographic diversity, maximal language access, and low- or no-cost access to bicycle rentals
- In partnership with our Marketing Communications team, lead communications about classes and class promotion, including writing blogs, scheduling social media posts, and sending our monthly Bicycle Education Newsletter to thousands of subscribers
- Work with the Bicycle Education Manager to coordinate our team of 12 part-time Bicycle Education Instructors
- Maintain strong relationships with funders and ensure contract deliverables are met
- Develop curricula and teach classes
We recognize that this position encompasses a number of different responsibility areas. We are committed to train and support our staff to strengthen their abilities in each area and we encourage applications from people who may not have all of the qualifications listed below.
- A deep commitment to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s mission;
- Interest in and passion for equity, education, and anti-racism;
- Strong organizational, multi-tasking, problem-solving, and time management skills;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences;
- Ability to take on new tasks quickly and easily;
- Ability to ride a bike comfortably in an urban environment, or, if not, enthusiasm to learn;
- Experience successfully coordinating projects with multiple stakeholders;
- Ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines;
- Self-starter who is comfortable asking questions;
- Experience with databases or client relationship management (CRM) systems (experience in Salesforce a plus);
- Experience leading and/or organizing groups or individuals;
- Fluency in languages other than English, specifically Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and/or Tagalog;
- Experience with education, particularly bicycle education;
- League Cycling Instructor certification;
- Outreach experience, particularly in San Francisco;
- Experience fulfilling contracts in either the private or public sector.
Reports to: Bicycle Education Manager
Salary and Benefits: The salary for this non-exempt, part-time position is between $18/hour and $23/hour, depending upon prior experience and skills. Benefits include excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance with an employee contribution, as well as one week of paid sick leave, a telecommuting stipend, a flexible work arrangement policy, a matching 401k, and 1.5 weeks of paid time off with the potential to grow to 2.5 weeks per year over time.
Hours: 20-24 hours/week, non-exempt. This position will include occasional in-person night and weekend work; depending on the season, approximately one to three nights per month and one to three weekend days per month.
Location: Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic employees have been working remotely. As restrictions are lifted and a return to office and community work is increasingly possible, staff and their supervisors will work together to determine the appropriate work arrangement based on the nature of the individual’s role, and in alignment with organizational policies and departmental needs and activities. We strive to be as flexible and fair as possible while ensuring in-person accessibility as needed to interface with our volunteers, membership, community, and each other.
To apply, please submit a resume and a PDF with your answers to the below three questions. A formal cover letter is not required. Please make your answers roughly one paragraph each:
- What makes you excited to work at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition?
- What does transportation justice mean to you and how do you see it fitting into your career?
- What skills and/or experiences do you have that would make you a good fit for this role?