We’re Hiring: Community Organizer


UPDATE: The hiring for this position is now closed. Thank you to everyone for your interest in this position.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is hiring a full-time community organizer to lead campaigns on the west side of San Francisco to advance our mission of promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We’re seeking someone with a deep commitment to social justice organizing and experience with anti-racist, grassroots advocacy work.

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 better, more equitable, and safer places to ride a bicycle. The organizing area is expected to cover the west side of San Francisco, which includes our campaigns for the Great Highway, Golden Gate Park, and beyond.

Who we are

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition works to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Our member-based grassroots organization is considered one of the largest, most active and effective advocacy groups in the country. For more than 40 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has a proven track record of winning better bicycling improvements.

Commitment to Equity and Justice

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition acknowledges the harms biking culture and unequal access to transportation have inflicted upon underserved communities — especially people of color, folks with disabilities, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and those 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 relevant lived experiences.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Diversifying membership through coalition building, grassroots base-building and leadership development;
  • Developing and implementing campaign strategy and community engagement to expand the bike network and build more equitable, safe street infrastructure;
  • 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:

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;
  • 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 begins at $54,500 and may be higher depending on depth of experience. Full-time benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance; 10 days paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays and 3 weeks PTO annually. Other benefits include a telecommuting stipend, a flexible work arrangement policy, and a matching 401k.

Hours: Full-time. Hours may be flexible. Position will entail some work on weeknights and weekends in order to attend community meetings and events.

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.

Reports to: Janice Li, Advocacy Director

Applications will be reviewed starting on September 13, 2021 and interviews will be scheduled shortly after. The posting will remain open and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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