Job Opening: Programs Coordinator and Community Educator Austin, Texas

Ghisallo Cycling Initiative (GCI) is looking for an enthusiastic Austin Programs Coordinator and Community Educator to lead our Golden Rollers Senior Trike Program.
 
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Job Description

You will be part of cycling education programs based in Austin. The core responsibility of the primary Golden Rollers related position is to execute the Saint David’s Foundation grant deliverables and direct services under the Golden Rollers project umbrella to older adults and seniors across the Austin area, and possibly Pflugerville, Round Rock, and Cedar Park. This work will constitute approximately 50-65% of your overall weekly workload during the spring and fall semesters.
The other portion of the position, especially during the summer, will be focused on youth and community safety, transportation education, encouragement, and engagement through events and programs related to Cycle Academy and City Cyclist programs. This is a full time position that will require 40 hours a week with periodic late evenings, weekend availability, and other work based on GCI’s needs, staff skills, and interests.

Responsibilities

Golden Rollers (older adult and senior) and Cycle Academy (youth) Programs

● Perform program site data gathering and selection
● Communication, relationship building, and coordination with partner sites
● Provide program management, scheduling, deployment, surveying, and participant instruction
● Gather and complete program documentation, data entry, and basic reporting
● Perform management and maintenance of program equipment, supplies, and materials Public Outreach & Engagement
● Develop connections and contacts with a diverse set of communities and community service organizations
● Coordinate and staff the following events:

○ Community outreach and education events
○ Plan and/or attend Bike Month and Biketober community/social events
○ Stakeholder engagement meetings as needed
○ Other public events as needed

● Create and distribute education and outreach materials such as brochures, cards, information sheets
● Represent Ghisallo at partner events
● Public promotion and documentation of projects, programs, and events via Ghisallo website (blog) and social media feeds

Volunteer Coordination

● Implement volunteer recruitment and onboarding activities:

○ Manage public event postings and volunteer event sign-ups
○ Respond to all inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities
○ Process new volunteer requests, ensuring that they are entered into Ghisallo’s volunteer management system in a timely manner
○ Plan and execute regular volunteer on-boarding and trainings for approved volunteers
○ Regularly communicate with Ghisallo’s local volunteer base about upcoming volunteer opportunities

Required Qualifications

● Enthusiasm for Ghisallo’s mission, and excited to get more people on bikes, especially youth and their families
● Comfortable and confident riding a bicycle on roads (interacting with vehicular traffic), trails, and sidewalks
● Can pass a Federal (fingerprint based) Background check related to working with youth and vulnerable populations
● High School Diploma or GED
● Valid Texas driver’s license and ability to pass MVR check required (No more than 2 minor violations, and no major violations, in past 3 years)
● Ability to work at a range of geographically distributed program sites across the greater Austin area (primarily Travis County, but possibly Williamson County)
● Comfortable working outdoors and moving bicycles and equipment (repetitive motions, up to 40lbs)
● Available evenings and weekends to staff events as needed
● Comfortable with public speaking, leading groups of people, and possibly appearing on TV or radio
● Strong writing, editing, proofreading, and communication skills
● Familiar with Gmail, Google Cal, Google Docs, Google Sheets
● Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple ongoing programs and related tasks
● Self-starter who enjoys building systems and working as a part of small team
● Experienced in riding bicycles in Austin for transportation and/or recreation
● Basic bicycle maintenance skills Additional Qualifications (not required, but desired)
● Previous experience working with diverse groups including children, adults, or people with disabilities in any capacity
● Conversational Spanish language competency
● Cultural competency as it relates to our prospective clients and Austin
● Experience towing basic cargo trailers (10’-20’)

Salary & Benefits

$3,583.33/month, Reimbursable Health Care Fund monthly stipend, mileage reimbursement, paid time off, paid sick leave, professional development budget. More details available in the Ghisallo Employee Handbook. Anticipated start date of September 12th, 2022. This is a grant funded project with funding secured through December 31st, 2024. As such, the position is for the duration of the grant term, with continuation contingent upon grant renewal (expected).
Please note that Ghisallo is a Tobacco Free Workplace. Tobacco use is prohibited at all worksites and employees may not have the smell of tobacco smoke about their persons during work hours or while on company business.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email to jobs@ghisallo.org using a subject line of: Programs Coordinator and Community Educator – Austin, TX

Nondiscrimination Policy: We are committed to diversity among our staff, and recognize that success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services. We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.

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