We’re Hiring: Community Organizer

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is seeking one or more seasoned, effective organizers to work on expanding bicycling and bicycling infrastructure in San Francisco. If you are passionate about bicycling and increasing the diversity of bicycling, this is your chance to help improve the lives of San Franciscans.

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

Through day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with government and community agencies, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is dedicated to creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation.

Our active membership of over 10,000 represents San Franciscans of all ages and backgrounds from all neighborhoods who are working towards safer, greener and more efficient 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. Our members donate over 10,000 volunteer hours a year.

Job Components

You will work with all parts of the organization, including staff and members, to develop and win support for key bicycling infrastructure improvements. This work will entail working closely with community groups, businesses and elected officials to develop grassroots and grasstops support for new and improved bike infrastructure. You will also be responsible for helping create and support member-led campaigns. You should be comfortable with street-level organizing as well as grasstops outreach.

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Campaign strategy and outreach for campaigns to build more, better bike infrastructure throughout the city;
  • Organizing on-street and other forms of grassroots outreach;
  • 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;
  • Representing the organization at public meetings;
  • Engaging and communicating with members about our work at all steps in the campaign process; and
  • Hiring and managing a team of diverse interns.

Desired qualifications include:

  • 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.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is to be determined, depending upon experience. This package includes strong benefits.

How to Apply

Write a compelling cover letter and resume, and submit them by clicking “Apply for Position” below. Be sure to mention where you saw the opening advertised. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political orientation.  People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply via mail, please enclose your resume and cover letter in a sealed envelope and mail to:

Janice Li
1720 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

You are also welcome to drop the envelope off in-person but note that our office will not be open again until after the new year, on Jan. 4, 2016.

Hiring Timeline

Applications will be reviewed starting on January 4, 2016 and considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The first round of interviews are expected to begin the week of January 11, 2016 and interview dates are tentatively scheduled for January 13, January 20 and January 21. The second round of interviews will follow shortly thereafter.

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting applications for the community organizer position. If you have questions, please contact janice@sfbike.org.

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