LAB seeks Bicycle Friendly Community Specialists

Travel the USA and help cities become more bicycle friendly. The League of American Bicyclists announced two job openings for their Bicycle Friendly America program. The first for a Bicycle Friendly Community Specialist is related to Trek’s recently announced “Game Changers” partnership with the League BFC program, in which the League sends a specialist to 100 Trek retailers each year for the next three years. This specialist provides on-site assistance to retailers striving to make their cities certified bicycle-friendly communities.

The BFC Specialist will work collaboratively with the BFA Program Team, membership and Trek retailers to lead hands-on workshops across the country. Successful candidates will have a connection to bicycling, experience facilitating groups, knowledge of nonprofit organizations, be resourceful and solutions-oriented and demonstrate effective leadership with diverse stakeholders. Possess a demonstrated history of success working both independently and as part of a team. Proven ability to collaborate and work successfully with multiple constituents to deliver and improve programs and initiatives.Given the amount of travel required for this position, the League believes that there would be a strong likelihood of the ideal candidate spending 1-2 years in this role before transitioning into a programmatic role within the Organization that would not require significant travel. Urban planning/design/engineering experience is a plus.

The second position for a Bicycle Friendly America Program Specialist will be the primary contact for communities, business, universities and states looking to be great places for bicycling. The program specialist provides information on how these places can improve conditions for bicyclists in the areas of engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation/planning and researches the latest programs and projects available within these categories.

For more details about both positions, including information on how to apply, click here: JOBS: JOIN OUR BFA TEAM.

Bike sharing jobs and much more

Hi everyone! My apologies for not posting about bicycle jobs in a while. I’ve been super busy with a major design project at Plano Cycling & Fitness. Did you know we sell every Brooks saddle at prices that beat Amazon? We think that’s pretty cool.

Okay, now that my shameless promotion is out of the way, let’s get to the coolest and most interesting bike jobs I’ve found lately:

3-speed bikes ready to share in Fort Worth, Texas
3-speed bikes ready to share in Fort Worth, Texas

Bike sharing has taken off in a few major metro areas since we last spoke, including Chicago, IL and my town of Fort Worth, TX. It’s no surprise that they’re looking for some dedicated people to add to their support staff.

Bike Sharing Jobs:

Other Bicycle Jobs:

  • ARAMARK, the service provider behind all sorts of parks and public facilities, runs operations for Zephyr Cove Resort on the southern end of Lake Tahoe (location). I worked a similar job for a summer on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and it was a total blast. They are hiring for a few positions in their bike shop:
  • It looks like Giant Bicycles is building a bicycle fitting program to rival Specialized’s Body Geometry system. They are looking for a Global Right Ride Manager to develop, manage, and implement that program. (Location unknown)
  • VeloSF, a cycling and fitness club in the Financial District, is looking for a General Manager. Apparently they have a bicycle valet! (San Francisco, CA)
  • Seven Cycles makes beautiful steel, carbon and titanium bicycles with lean manufacturing techniques. They are in need of a Customer Service Guru. (Watertown, MA)
  • An unnamed bike shop in Sacramento, CA is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer with marketing and social media experience.  This is very similar to what I do, so let me know if you have any questions about this kind of work. (Sacramento, CA)
  • Cyclone Bicycle Supply is a burgeoning parts supplier based in Portland, OR. They are seeking a Purchasing/Inventory Control Analyst. (Portland, OR)
  • Adventure Cycling Association works to “inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle.” You can help them reach that lofty goal as their next Web Developer with Cold Fusion experience. (Missoula, MT)
  • Neighborhood Bike Works provides educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities to underserved youth through bicycling. They are hiring an Outreach Coordinator for special events and volunteer recruitment. (Philadelphia, PA)
  • MassBike promotes bicycle-friendly legislation, improved bicycle access, and motorist education while encouraging people to ride more. They are currently hiring two positions (Springfield, MA):

Thanks for reading folks. Feel free to email me or join me on LinkedIn. Happy Bike Month!

Legendary framebuilder Bruce Gordon is looking for a business partner

 

Framebuilder Bruce Gordon has been making classy touring bikes and gear for nearly four decades. He is seeking a partner to expand the sales, marketing, and web commerce side of the business. (Petaluma, CA)

In his words:

“I’m looking for a Partner, someone that compliments my skills. I make stuff – They market it… How is it structured? I’m open to your ideas.”

Hat tip to Richard Masoner for spotting the blog post. Let’s talk bicycle careers via email or on LinkedIn.

– Edelstone

Bicycle advocacy jobs and more

 

Hi everyone! Funding for bicycle advocacy and infrastructure on the local level must be doing alright because a bunch of jobs just became available in the past few weeks. See below for details – and remember to connect with me on LinkedIn or stop by my local bike shop to say hello.

Advocacy Jobs:

  • If you’ve got some serious transportation planning credentials, apply to be the South Bay Bicycle Coalition’s next Executive Director. (Manhattan Beach, CA)
  • …or if you prefer cross-country skiing to surfing, you can throw your hat in the ring to become the next Executive Director at Greater Grand Rapid Bicycle Coalition (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Trailnet has been promoting active living in the St. Louis area for the last 25 years. They are currently seeking a Transportation Program Manager. (St. Louis, MO)
  • CycLAvia, a Los Angeles-based group that organizes large car-free events on city streets, is hiring a Director of Development. (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Savannah Bicycle Campaign is looking for an Executive Director whose mission will be to “develop innovative programs for bicycling education… and to promote sustainable transportation in one of America’s most beautiful, quirky and diverse cities.” Not too shabby. (Savannah, GA)
  • Washington University of St. Louis is hiring an Alternative Transportation Coordinator who will develop educational programs in addition to chairing the Bicycle Pedestrian Access Committee. (St. Louis, MO) – NOTE: On this one you may need to click the link, hit the back button, and then click again; not sure why.
  • The Active Transportation Alliance runs a Bicycle Ambassador program for the City of Chicago. They are looking to add a few Seasonal Bicycle Ambassadors at a pretty reasonable wage. (Chicago, IL)
  • Phoenix Bikes is a non-profit bike shop based in Arlington, VA that specializes in after-school programming for kids aged 12-18. They are seeking an experienced Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Other Jobs:

Thanks for reading and good luck! Feel free to comment below, email me, or connect with me on LinkedIn. I appreciate all feedback.

– Edelstone

Bicycle Jobs in the Bay Area…and plenty of other places too!

 

Greetings! There’s been a lot of activity in the bicycle biz this past couple of weeks. Below are the most spectacular and interesting opportunities I’ve found. If you have any feedback or know about any jobs I missed, please email me or join me on LinkedIn.

BICYCLES = JOBS

Jobs in the Bay Area:

  • The East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) works to ensure safe and enjoyable bicycling for everyone in the East Bay. They are experiencing continued growth and are hiring a variety of interns.
  • TransForm is working to create world-class public transportation and walkable communities in the Bay Area. They are hiring a Communications Director.
  • The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is seeking a Construction Manager for improvements to the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. Richard tells me there is a plan to build a bicycle/pedestrian path along most of this railroad in Santa Cruz County.

Jobs Elsewhere in the World:

Non-Profit:

For-Profit:

  • Beachbikes.com (guess what they sell) is hiring an E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship Intern. (Torrance, CA)
  • ABUS is a pretty well-known German security device manufacturer. I’ve been seeing their bicycle locks around town more and more. They are in need of a full-time Office Manager at their North American HQ. (Chicago, IL)
  • Carolina Tailwinds, a bicycle tour company in Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking a seasonal Bicycle Mechanic and Warehouse Manager.
  • RockyMounts makes some of the best bike and ski racks in the world. They are hiring a Dealer Service Rep with Creative Skills. (Boulder, CO)
  • Do you like beer and have a good sense of humor? Then you could be the next Sales Manager at Victory Bicycle Studio in Memphis, TN.
  • From what I hear Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin, TX has been fairly immune to the current Lance controversies. They are advertising in about a dozen major cities for their next Experienced Bicycle Mechanic.
  • Alchemy Goods, manufacturer of bicycle-related bags and accessories out of reclaimed goods, is hiring an Account Manager. (Seattle, WA)
  • Another company focused on “ethically constructed goods” is Green Guru Gear. They are in need of a Marketing Intern. (Boulder, CO)
  • SoupCycle is a tight crew of artisan soup makers delivering their meals exclusively by bicycle. They are seeking a Lead Soup Cook and Kitchen Manager – must love soup and bicycles. (Portland, OR)
  • Shinola Bicycles manufactures beautiful bikes, handmade watches, and leather goods with the aim of bringing typically outsourced jobs back to downtown Detroit, MI. They are seeking an Experienced Sales Manager.

Thanks for reading and good luck! As always feel free to email me or connect with me on LinkedIn.

– Edelstone

Bicycle wheel building jobs and more

 

Merry (almost) Christmas Cycleicious community!

Not too many bicycle jobs popped up this week, but there are a few that’ll let you get your hands dirty.

Wheel Building Jobs:

Other Gigs:

  • Giant Nerd bills itself as a “cutting edge social commerce outdoor retailer.” They are in need of a Bicycle Mechanic and Assembler (Boulder, CO).
  • Cycles of Change, an East Bay non-profit collective, is hiring a part-time Educator/Coordinator to bolster its community safety programs. The same position is being advertised on Idealist (Alameda, CA).
  • The Sunshine State is looking for a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator (Bartow, FL).
  • The City of Fort Collins is also seeking a Bicycle Program Manager (Fort Collins, CO).
  • This looks pretty interesting: an unnamed company that does marketing for the nation’s largest bicycle brands is looking for an Administrative Assistant (Denver, CO).
  • …and in that same vein, Harvest Retail Marketing focuses on creating marketing tools for bicycle dealers. They need an excellent Marketing Account Manager (Omaha, NE).

Thanks for looking and good luck! Feel free to comment, or connect with me on LinkedIn or via email.

-Edelstone