Ando en bicicletas en cully coordinator
Start date: June 15th, 2017
Reports to: Director of Programs
Status: 24 hours/week, hourly
Location: Portland, Oregon
Salary: $16-$18/hour DOE
We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together over 20 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.
Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.
In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by highly experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. Our programs and shop services combined help riders build their skills and confidence; empower young people to ride to school and adults to ride to work; offer educational opportunities for teens to earn school credit; and support everyone in riding for health and recreation. We also collaborate with numerous community partners to generate pathways to employment and engagement within the growing bicycle movement by training new educators, leaders, advocates and mechanics.
Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members.
The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.
About Andando en Bicicletas en Cully
Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC) is a Spanish speaking active transportation advocacy group in the Cully neighborhood. It is a collaboration with Verde, Hacienda, Living Cully, and the Cully community at large. Most members of the group have participated in Lideres Verdes, a year-long leadership development program facilitated by Verde. ABC members practice and further develop leadership skills through planning and implementation of community projects, events, and advocacy.
ABC is primarily made up of Latinx parents living in the Cully neighborhood of Portland. The group advocates for improved bike storage for Hacienda CDC residents, safe routes to their neighborhood schools, and affordable access to bicycles and bicycle repair.
Cultural humility and understanding of how current political events affect the wellbeing of historically underserved communities in Portland and the Latinx community in particular are essential traits to this position. The Community Cycling Center has partnered with ABC for 6 years and is prioritizing planning for the future of this program.
The ABC Coordinator acts as a liaison between the group, the Community Cycling Center, and many ABC partners that do not have Spanish fluency. Our role is to facilitate conversations and organize activities toward the goals ABC has set for the year.
We work with our partners to develop roles for the members that match their personal skills and development goals and then work to support individual members to fulfill their roles.
Please note that the percentage indicators below represent an estimate of how much time each week will be spent fulfilling these functions. In terms of importance, all areas are valued equally.
Facilitation and Planning (30%)
Facilitate meetings in Spanish with the full ABC group, ABC partners, and guests (15-25 people) once a month
Create and facilitate working groups for specific projects
Develop and write agendas in Spanish and English for monthly meetings
Work with groups and organizations that do not have Spanish fluency to provide their own translation support or occasionally provide translation
Ensure those asking for input and support from ABC are bringing value to the community
Support members to lead work planning for each year
Organizing and communication (30%)
Help group identify priorities for their community
Collaborate with ABC and partners to design and schedule community campaigns, events, or activities that address identified priorities
Provide regular reminders and contact in Spanish via phone and text to members (email will not work)
Coordinate the use of our Bike Library for rides and events
Trainings, Activities, Actions, and Events (20%)
Help organize and deliver mechanical workshops and pop-up shop events with bike shop staff and volunteer support
Help organize and lead rides with Columbia Slough’s Explorando team, Hacienda’s Expressiones program, and other community partners
Help organize and provide support for ABC’s annual Bike Fair at Sunday Parkways
Provide ride leader training to members with Community Cycling Center curriculum
Deliver Earn-A-Bike workshop for members who need a bike to participate
Identify and organize workshops and trainings that support the development of leadership skills ABC members have prioritized
Administration and Other (20%)
Coordinate stipend delivery and support ABC members in creating an accountability system that satisfies the needs of the group
Provide narrative for grant reporting
Support marketing efforts of the group and the Community Cycling Center
Collaborate with program staff to create an annual budget for the program
Collaborate with development staff to pursue funding for the program
Provide opportunities and support for ABC members to participate in other Community Cycling Center programs and activities
Support other programs outside of ABC as necessary with an emphasis on community development and education
Fundraising is everyone’s job. Support the fundraising efforts of the Community Cycling Center
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Characteristics
2-4 years program coordination
Fluency in Spanish and English
Flexibility in approach and methodology
Ability to work both independently and with a team
Lived experience with immigration
Passion for cycling and other forms of active transportation
2-4 years experience with organizing with communities of color in formal or informal capacity
Mayan Language Skills
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by email with “ABC Coordinator Application” as the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement was originally posted on May 18th, 2017.
The application deadline for this position is 5:00 pm on June 2nd, 2017.