Cycles for Change: Two Job Openings
- Assistant Coordinator, Safe Routes to School
Bicycle Safety Educator, Safe Routes to School
Assistant Coordinator for Safe Routes to School "Drive Your Bike"
Cycles of Change is a 12 year old, collectively run, non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of East Bay residents through a variety of bicycle programs. The Safe Routes to School "Drive Your Bike" Program serves Elementary and Middle Schools in Berkeley, Oakland, San Lorenzo, Alameda, Albany, Livermore and Unincorporated areas of Alameda County by teaching a 6 hour Bike Safety Curriculum to classes of 20-40 students during and after school. The assistant coordinator's time will be divided between the following: 30% email/phone communication, 30% teaching bike safety, and 40% program development and planning. This person must be able to communicate with state agencies, school administrators, local government officials, teachers, parents, students and the general public in a professional, cooperative manner. Visit for more information about this program.
A passion for bicycle safety education
1 year of experience working with youth
1 year of program coordination experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer proficiency in Excel, Word & Power point
Must be physically able to: lift 40 lbs, ride 10 miles, and teach outdoors for 8hrs.
Intermediate bicycle repair experience
Ability to work 11 months out of the year
Ability to manage other staff comfortably, respectfully, and honestly.
Self direction and problem solving skills.
A flexible schedule able to accommodate working evenings and occasional weekends
Ability to work up to 12 hours a day (6-8 hours a day on average)
A Bachelor's degree and work experience in a related field.
Experience in Alameda County's public education system.
Experience in Program Development and Contract Negotiation
Proficiency in Spanish
Advanced bike repair experience
Pay rate and Benefits
This is a 15-40 hr/wk position that averages 30hrs/wk. Pay is hourly and depends on experience. Health Insurance is included.
Submit a Resume and Cover Letter to safecycles@... by September 15th, 2010. Qualified applicants will be interviewed between September 18th and September 28th. Start date is flexible.
Note: People of Color Strongly Encouraged to Apply!
Bicycle Safety Educator, Safe Routes to School "Drive Your Bike"
Cycles of Change is a 12 year old, collectively run, non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of East Bay residents through a variety of bicycle programs. The Safe Routes to School "Drive Your Bike" Program serves Elementary and Middle Schools in Berkeley, Oakland, San Lorenzo, Alameda, Albany, Livermore and Unincorporated areas of Alameda County by teaching a 6 hour Bike Safety Curriculum to classes of 20-40 students during and after school. In addition to training students, the success of the program rests on our staff's ability to train School Teachers to run the program themselves. "Visit": http://www.cyclesofchange.org/programs/safe-routes-to-school for more info.
Teach the curriculum in the classroom, on the blacktop, and on the road.
Coach School Teachers on how to teach the curriculum in the future.
Maintain students' physical and emotional safety.
Maintain security, organization, and functionality of bicycles and equipment at each site.
Haul bicycle fleets and equipment from storage sites to schools sites.
Ensure paperwork such as permissions slips, helmet order forms, and written student tests are distributed and collected.
De-escalate emergencies and administer 1st aid if necessary.
Problem solve ways to integrate the program in each unique school setting.
Work cooperatively with Program Directors, School Teachers, and other Bike Safety Educators
Qualifications & Desired Qualities
We are looking for an individual with:
Experience working with East Bay youth and schools
A solid understanding and practice of bicycle commuting, safety, and mechanics
The ability to speak loudly for prolonged amounts of time indoors and outdoors
Non-violent communication, constructive criticism, and active listening skills
Personal qualities such as a positive attitude, good intuition, self-management, dependability, patience, respect for peers and youth, and a passion for teaching.
The work schedule is variable and last minute. Middle Schools will be 7:30am-3:30pm, 4 days a week, for 3-5 week blocks. After school programs will be 2:30-5pm for 3 days a week for 1-3 week blocks. There can be long stretches without any work. Schools can cancel and reschedule. Be aware, this job does not provide a guaranteed regular income. There is about 400+ hrs. of work for this Fall/Spring. You do not have to be available for every shift in order to be eligible for this position, but priority will be given to those who are most available. This work would be ideal for someone who also has another job with a flexible schedule.
DOE. $18-21 / hour + paid travel time from Downtown Oakland Bart to School Site.
Send Cover Letter & Resume to
Applications will be accepted through September 15th, 2010. Qualified applicants will be interviewed between September 18th and 28th. Start date is flexible.