About the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

For over 50 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation. We are one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. Through our day-to-day advocacy, education, programs, and working partnerships with City agencies and community organizations, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans.

About the role

We’re seeking a transformative, visionary Executive Director who can guide the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to meet the challenges of today and prepare for those of tomorrow. You are a passionate advocate for bicycles and people-prioritized mobility with the ability to build a coalition with organizations and individuals that radically increases the number and diversity of people actively participating in this mobility movement for transportation justice. You are able to bring your vision to life in a way that is compelling and inspiring, resulting both in increased financial and member engagement. As Executive Director, you will be responsible for the overall strategic and operational leadership of the organization, including financial stewardship and fundraising, advocacy, programs, community engagement, and administration.


Strategic Leadership

  • Embrace and nurture our core values of transportation justice, people power, sustainability and joy.
  • Develop and implement a vision and strategic plan to advance the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to refine and execute strategic priorities.

Advocacy and Policy

  • Lead advocacy efforts to influence local and regional policies that promote safe and accessible bicycling.
  • Build and maintain relationships with city officials, community leaders, and other stakeholders.

Fundraising and Financial Management

  • Lead fundraising efforts, including grant writing, major gifts, membership drives, and events.
  • Oversee financial management, budgeting, and financial reporting.

Program Management

  • Oversee the design, promotion, and delivery of programs and services that support the organization’s mission.
  • Ensure programs are effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of the community.

Membership Growth and Community Engagement

  • Engage, inspire and mobilize the diverse bicycling community in San Francisco to become active members of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
  • Foster an inclusive environment that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds in bicycling advocacy, especially historically marginalized and disenfranchised groups.

Team Leadership and Development

  • Lead, coach, and develop a high-performing team.
  • Foster a collaborative, positive, and productive work environment.


  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization, while uplifting the voices of other organization leaders, when appropriate, by fostering unified messaging and confident communication skills.
  • Ensure effective communication strategies are in place to engage members, stakeholders, and the public.


  • A passion for bicycling and people-prioritized mobility.
  • Exceptional leadership and senior management experience in a nonprofit or advocacy organization, with a proven ability to inspire and motivate staff members, volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, membership growth, and financial management.
  • Experience in identifying grant opportunities, developing proposals, and managing grant-funded projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including historically marginalized and disenfranchised groups.
  • Knowledge of urban planning, transportation policy, and advocacy strategies, both in general and within the context of San Francisco and the larger Bay Area, is highly desirable.

Commitment to Equity and Justice

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is committed to achieving transportation justice for all, especially those who have historically been underserved by bicycling infrastructure and policies, including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities, people from working-class backgrounds, women, and people with LGBTQ+ identities. All San Francisco Bicycle Coalition staff are therefore expected to center and amplify these diverse perspectives in our work.

We also strongly encourage applications for this position from people with these identities. There are many paths to being an excellent candidate for this position, including lived experience. Even if you feel that you do not meet all the precise criteria listed in this job description, we nevertheless encourage you to apply.


Hybrid — San Francisco Bay Area.


The starting annual salary range for this exempt position is $175-195k depending upon relevancy of experience. Full-time benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance; 10 days paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays and 3 weeks PTO annually, with PTO accruals increasing in subsequent years. Other benefits include a flexible work arrangement policy, and 100% match of an employee’s contribution to their 401K up to 3% of an employee’s annual salary.

How to apply
For more information about the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, please visit: sfbike.org. Candidates may submit application materials, including a resume and cover letter, via email, to EDSearch@sfbike.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until April 8th or until the position is filled

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