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.
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:
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:
Divvy, Chicago’s bike sharing service will be rolling out this June. They are looking to fill the following positions (Chicago, IL):
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)
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):
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.
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)
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.
Bike sharing is blowing up! One of the main companies providing this service to cities is Alta Share. They have quite a few positions available these days. (Bay area, Chattanooga, Chicago, Columbus, DC, NYC, and so on)
Speaking of bike sharing, Kansas City runs a bike share program through a company called B-Cycle and they need an Operations Manager. (Kansas City, MO)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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).
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