We’re Hiring: Community Organizer

UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in working for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. This hiring process is closed and we are no longer accepting applications for the community organizer position. If you have questions, please contact info@sfbike.org.

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 passionate, highly motivated community organizers to power our advocacy work in San Francisco.

This position reports to the Advocacy Director and works collaboratively with other team members to win grassroots, member-driven campaigns and policies that make San Francisco neighborhoods a better, more fun and more safe places to ride a bicycle. Our community organizers regularly facilitate and attend meetings with SF Bicycle Coalition members, community leaders, City staff and elected officials to win visionary improvements that redesign streets for people and connect the city with high-quality bicycle and pedestrian street safety infrastructure.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing campaign strategy and community engagement to build more, better bike infrastructure throughout the city;
  • Leading grassroots and field outreach for street campaigns, including 1-on-1 meetings, phone banking, and on-street outreach;
  • Working with City agencies and elected officials to advance campaigns;
  • Using our multiple communications channels (including emails, blogs and social media) to keep members and allies engaged in and knowledgeable about our work;
  • Representing the organization at public meetings, including City Hall hearings; and
  • Leveraging neighborhood connections towards expanding our membership recruitment and engagement.

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 or more years of experience as an organizer;
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills with a desire to do people-centered work;
  • 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.

Salary and Benefits: The annual salary for this exempt position is $46,000-$52,000 range depending on depth of experience. Full-time benefits include excellent 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.

Reports to: Janice Li, Advocacy Director

Applications will be reviewed starting on October 28, 2019 and interview will be scheduled shortly after. The posting will remain open and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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.

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