Cycle Oregon is an Oregon-based nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through bicycling. Over the last 30+ years, Cycle Oregon has built a passionate, loyal community of cycling enthusiasts by hosting world-class, fully supported rides through Oregon’s most breathtaking landscapes and supporting communities through grants from the Cycle Oregon Fund. Its vision is to promote the vitality of rural Oregon, which it accomplishes by promoting bicycle tourism, partnering with organizations with shared goals and advocating for safety and infrastructure. In addition, Cycle Oregon strategically invests in rural communities.
Cycle Oregon depends on confident, creative, collaborative and knowledgeable staff who are passionate about Cycle Oregon’s mission. The team is small but mighty and relies on their ability to leverage resources, as well as volunteer and partner support to amplify its mission and outcomes.
Cycle Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse staff of qualified, highly skilled, and creative individuals is necessary to achieve our mission. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce across a range of dimensions.
About the Position
The Program Coordinator is a highly organized individual with strong attention to detail. Working under the direction of the Program Manager and with external partners, the Program Coordinator will coordinate bicycle safety education and community engagement programs across Oregon and assist with bike tourism programs. The Program Coordinator will utilize best practices, develop supportive relationships internally and externally, and support the delivery of the Cycle Oregon brand promise.
- Enjoy working with people!
- Have strong interpersonal skills; able to quickly establish credibility; develop and manage relationships within the organization, with community members, and community partners.
- Have knowledge of or experience with youth education.
- Be comfortable with basic bicycle maintenance.
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills that create positive interactions.
- Be a self-starter; have demonstrated ability to handle a variety of responsibilities simultaneously and engage in creative problem solving.
- Be well spoken, articulate, compassionate, and professional.
- Be comfortable with regular travel.
Essential Job Functions
Bicycle Education Programs (85%)
- Deliver training sessions for educators and “train-the-trainer” materials.
- Support program planning and implementation of activities.
- Establish relationships with educators and contacts throughout the state to expand the program.
- Maintain multiple bicycle fleets.
- Promote and schedule the use of the bicycle fleets, and support educators in their use.
- Transport the bicycle fleets for use across the state.
- Work closely with statewide consulting team and Safe Routes to School coordinators.
- Review bike safety education curriculum and recommend modifications; collaborate on annual review of curriculum.
- Gather, analyze, and incorporate feedback and best practices to keep the program functioning at a high level.
Bicycle Routes and Tourism (10%)
- Collaborate with bicycle tourism proponents on phases of route development including the development of bike route plans and ongoing implementation of plans.
- Assist proponents in being successful local advocates for designated bike routes and build support for the program.
- Assist in administering quarterly committee meetings.
- Assist in organizing an annual bike tourism proponent conference and represent Cycle Oregon at outreach/education meetings and workshops.
- Maintain Oregon Bicycle Friendly Business database.
Other roles and responsibilities (5%)
- Assist with administrative tasks related to events as needed.
- Build awareness and visibility of Cycle Oregon through events and related activities.
Minimum Requirement of at least 2 years professional experience in a comparable role; a bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent a plus. Expertise in youth programming, curriculum development, community engagement preferred. Driver’s license and competence in driving large vehicles with trailers is required. Knowledge of bike mechanics a bonus.
In addition, candidate will possess:
- Confidence to work with great autonomy.
- Excellent written, verbal, and public speaking skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations.
- Integrity and professionalism that garners the trust and respect of others.
- A professional demeanor tailored to meeting deadlines while managing conflicting priorities.
- Organizational skills when working under pressure.
- An ability to develop and maintain a culture of collaboration, creativity, confidence, and knowledge among staff and partners.
- A desire to create a culture where excellence prevails.
Salary range: $41,600 – $45,760 DOE
Benefits: per Cycle Oregon policy (PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) match and more)
Hours: full time exempt, flexible, evenings, weekend and travel required
Location: Portland; some hybrid schedule flexibility
Reports to: Program Manager
To Apply: Email resume, cover letter, professional references to email@example.com by 5:00pm on May 19, 2023 with subject line ‘Program Coordinator’ or click below for the link to Mac’s List.