Do you enjoy connecting with communities across the city? Are you excited to talk to people about how they get around Baltimore? Are you able to easily connect with people? Are you excited to connect people to resources to help them realize the visions they have for their neighborhoods?
We’re hiring a Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator to help us use bikes as a tool to have conversations and connect with communities. The Mobile Bike Shop visits community events and parks, and fixes bikes for free. Through this interaction we’re able to talk with people about their neighborhood, how they get around, and what they want to see in the future. The Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator definitely doesn’t have to be a master bike mechanic. If you maintain your own bike, you’re probably a good fit. You’ll have part time mechanics working with you, and there will be opportunities for training.
We realize job descriptions and the hiring process are imperfect. We do not hire based solely on experience. If the work sounds interesting to you and you believe you have the aptitude to develop the skills required, we encourage you to apply. We’re looking for applicants with diverse experiences and perspectives that will help strengthen our organization.
Interested but not sure if it’s a good fit, or have other questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 443-475-0350.
Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator
For the past six years Bikemore has worked to increase and improve bicycle infrastructure, policies, and awareness to create a safer, healthier, more livable bicycling city. We use the bike as a tool to facilitate discussion around equitable transportation and land use policy. We are a small but mighty staff of three that is growing quickly and the Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator will serve an integral role, expanding our ability to develop authentic relationships with communities across the city and helping to get more folks on two wheels!
ABOUT THE MOBILE BIKE SHOP
The Mobile Bike Shop provides approachable, free access to bike repair services. By partnering with existing community events, we bring inclusive repair experiences to neighborhoods that don’t have easy access to a bike shop. When the Mobile Bike Shop arrives, we often see kids and adults alike running home to grab bikes they haven’t been able to ride. Often the barrier to riding is a simple, quick low cost repair like fixing a flat tire or adjusting brakes. We encourage visitors to help out with the fix, teaching them skills and language around bike repair. The Mobile Bike Shop gets kids and adults rolling again and demonstrates that biking and bike repair is for everyone, regardless of what neighborhood you live in.
The Mobile Bike Shop engages communities in conversations about bike and livable cities advocacy. Through these conversations, we’ve learned that it’s often the first time communities are being asked to consider livable streets solutions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. This provides an opportunity for diverse communities to become familiar with the vocabulary of street design and helps them understand that these are things they can request for their neighborhood.
The Mobile Bike Shop goes beyond getting people on two wheels. It provides community members with a path toward civic engagement to ensure all citizens have a voice in transportation advocacy.
The Mobile Bike Shop has been in operation for three years. Hiring a full time Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator will be allow us to grow the program and serve more neighborhoods. The person in this role with play a vital role in taking the program to the next level.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator is primarily responsible for the operation of our Mobile Bike Shop program that provides free service and repair to neighborhoods that lack access to a brick and mortar shop. These duties include basic bike repair and maintenance, community outreach to develop new neighborhoods we serve and maintaining existing relationships, taking the lead on program development, and assisting staff with special events. The ideal candidate is a well-organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful individual with strong task management skills who enjoys a workplace that is fast-paced and varied. You must embrace our mission that a city designed for safe biking and walking can improve the quality of life of all Baltimore City residents.
Cultivate new community partners and maintain existing relationships to ensure frequent and strategic program operation.
Develop long term program plan that promotes growth.
Perform basic bike maintenance and repair. And have the ability to confidently teach these skills to others.
Supervise part time mechanics.
Inventory, maintain, and order supplies.
Load and unload equipment, ensuring equipment is maintained and stored properly.
Perform general clerical duties including but not limited to: reconciling receipts, maintaining files, drafting program reports and budgets.
Assist with managing vendor relationships.
Support team at special events.
The Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator will operate in a professional manner that reflects well on Bikemore. Namely, email and in-person contact should be professional, and the Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator dress / attire should be consistent with that of other individuals at meetings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Basic understanding of Bikemore’s mission, vision, values, and programs.
Bike mechanic skills
Ability to effectively use and maintain standard office equipment (Mac OS and Printers).
Possesses strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated by compassionate, courteous, cordial, cooperative, and professional interaction with diverse groups of co-workers, external business partners, and the community.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with individuals and groups.
Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and multiple tasks.
Valid Driver’s License and ability to lift upwards of 50 lbs.
SCHEDULE AND PAY
This is a full time position. Hours will average 40 hrs/week. Salary range $32-34K
The Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator’s time will be split between an open office environment and community events. This position will have a varied schedule, with community events often occurring during the evenings and weekends.
Health Benefits and Health Reimbursement Account
160 hours of paid time off in addition to state holidays and accrued comp time. These hours may generally be used for vacation, sick, personal, or other leave at the employee’s discretion.
Applications will be accepted until June 28th, 2019. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mobile Bike Shop Coordinator” in the subject line. Candidates we interview will be required to provide 3 references.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com or 443-475-0350.
Bikemore provides equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.