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  • Christopher Lepe
    Job Opportunity The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is a small educational and advocacy nonprofit organization operating primarily in San Mateo and
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 23, 2008
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      Job Opportunity

      The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is a small educational and advocacy nonprofit organization operating primarily in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, with the mission to promote bicycling as a mode of transportation and for recreation. Below are opportunities to join us in our mission.

      Program Director

      SVBC runs several growing programs and events that the Program Director will manage directly. These include encouragement programs such as Bike to Work Day and Share the Road as well as Bicyclist Education for both youth and adults. Work duties will occur in a variety of environments�the SVBC office, at home, and in the community. This dynamic working environment will provide very fulfilling work for the appropriate candidate. The Program Director reports to the Executive Director (ED).

      Primary Responsibilities
      Program Management

      ��� * Responsible for implementation and overall success of programs. The vast majority of the candidate's time will be spent on direct implementation of these programs, and the candidate will need to assume a strong leadership role and be able to make independent decisions with confidence. The main programs and tasks currently include the following:

      ��������� o Lead SVBC's development of Share the Road program components, add events and manage program growth.
      ��������� o Continue and expand implementation of yearly Bike to Work Day.
      ��������� o Lead SVBC's development and implementation of a comprehensive Bike Education program, to include both adult and child-appropriate curriculum.

      ��� * Manage the (future) program assistant position.
      ��� * Coordinate logistics, supplies and volunteers for all SVBC events: Bike to Work Day, Share the Road events, outreach tabling, bike valets, Winter Party, etc.

      ��� * Coordinate fundraising auctions including solicitation of items and donor tracking and thank-you's.
      ��� * Work with the ED to manage budgets and reporting requirements, work with other administrative and communication staff as appropriate.

      ��� * Ensure complete file documentation of programmatic activities.

      Membership Development

      ��� * Create an organizational culture that values fun and gives people the opportunity to connect around cycling.

      ��� * Coordinate events such as Bike to Work Day, parties, rides, member meetings, and volunteer nights with a focus on sustaining and increasing membership.
      ��� * Recruit members using membership drives and other strategies to grow the organization.

      ��� * Develop and maintain effective membership retention and communication strategies.


      ��� * Work with the ED to establish, implement and monitor annual program and membership goals.
      ��� * Provide the ED with regular updates of program activities, and evaluate program effectiveness.

      ��� * Assist the ED with organizational development by initiating, exploring, and defining criteria for new program design.

      Public Relations, Outreach and Development

      ��� * Represent the organization in a professional manner.

      ��� * Support the organization and increase community awareness of SVBC through speaking at community meetings, as well as developing relationships with members of the nonprofit, business, and political community.
      ��� * Write or coordinate periodic articles for website and newsletter.

      ��� * Work with the ED to prepare information for grant requests and grant reports.

      Other projects as assigned

      ��� * As this is a small nonprofit environment, staff members all take on various projects at times that are not necessarily part of their primary role.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

      ��� * Interest in and support of SVBC mission and goals.
      ��� * Outgoing individual with ability to see and convey the big picture as well as manage the minute details.
      ��� * Impeccable organizational and project management skills, significant attention to detail and follow-through, ability to work on multiple tasks in a growing and changing environment.

      ��� * Excellent communication skills with the ability to quickly and positively establish rapport, build relationships, and gain confidence and credibility with a diverse range of individuals.
      ��� * Mature, self-aware, high-energy, proactive, goal-focused leader with ability to learn and make decisions quickly, and to anticipate and perform next steps.

      ��� * Ability to be flexible and adaptable, and maintain professional decorum under stress (with humor).
      ��� * Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and desire to work with volunteers who provide and need varying levels of support.

      ��� * 4 years relevant experience, BS or BA degree preferred. Relevant experience might include project management, volunteer management, other nonprofit work, or marketing.
      ��� * The ability to handle non-traditional and sometimes demanding work hours including appearances at community meetings.

      ��� * A road-worthy vehicle, valid California drivers license and proof of insurance.
      ��� * Solid understanding of a variety of software programs, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
      ��� * Attention to detail and willingness to handle administrative work that accompanies program management.


      ��� * Knowledge of bicyclist skills and experience with bicycling.
      ��� * Knowledge of Peninsula communities.
      ��� * Spanish speaking.

      Hours: full time
      Salary: $55-62,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

      Closing: Open until filled. Start: ASAP.
      To Apply: Send resume with cover letter to Corinne Winter, SVBC Executive Director, at corinne@....

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