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FT job - San Jose - Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition - Program Director

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  • Asha Agrawal
    [From http://bikesiliconvalley.org/about/opportunities] The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is a small educational and advocacy nonprofit organization
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2008
      [From http://bikesiliconvalley.org/about/opportunities%5d

      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
      * 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
      * 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
      * Write or coordinate periodic articles for website and newsletter.
      * Work with the ED to prepare information for grant requests and grant

      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

      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
      * 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
      * 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 jobs@....

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