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CommonWheels is currently hiring a year-round Program Director.

CommonWheels Program Director:

ROLE: A recent recipient of a 3-year grant from Boston Children’s Hospital, CommonWheels Bicycle Collective is now poised for growth and is searching for an energetic and resourceful part-time Program Director to help expand and grow the organization’s programs and outreach. The ideal candidate will have experience in program development and management, excellent communication and relationship building skills, be comfortable working for a small community based non-profit, and have the ability to work independently. Experience with education and youth programming and/or bicycle mechanics are beneficial, but not required.


For more information or to apply, please email hiring@commonwheels.org

Our main programming includes:

  • Open Shop: Our flagship program, Open Shop is a free, DIY, bike-maintenance skillshare. We provide the tools and guidance needed to keep your bike working so you can keep riding. Whether it’s simple fixes like pumping up tires and adjusting brakes, or more complex repairs like swapping out worn components, we pride ourselves on not only making residents’ bikes safer, but also empowering people to make repairs themselves. Having the knowledge and skills to fix your own bike means having a reliable form of transportation, with all of the positive economic and health benefits that biking-for-transportation entails

  • Earn-a-Bike: This program is designed to give Allston-Brighton women and teens who lack financial access to a bicycle an opportunity to learn bike mechanics and maintenance while fixing up a bicycle that they will keep at the end of the program. Participants attend structured classes over 6 to 8-weeks and learn the basics on bicycle repair from fixing a flat tire, adjusting and replacing brake cables, to replacing their chain, and continued maintenance. The program concludes with a group ride to build the rider’s confidence while biking on the street.

  • Community Rides: The organization leads community rides that give Allston residents the opportunity to explore new parts of the Greater Boston area on two wheels. Whether it’s a ride to Walden Pond, an apple orchard, or one of our signature “Musical Mystery Rides”, which feature stops with live music by local artists, the focus is on fun for riders of all ages, styles and abilities. Through these rides we hope to foster a sense of community among cyclists and to get new riders to think expansively about where their bikes can take them.

  • In-school Bike Education: CommonWheels works in the local schools systems and community centers to provide on-bike education for 4th, 6th, and 8th graders in Allston-Brighton. This is a two-week curriculum for each grade that focuses on bike handling skills, basic mechanics, and riding on-street to various destinations around Allston-Brighton. This program also designs a curriculum that can be utilized by school staff and administrators to institutionalize bicycle education in their programming. In the three years of this program, we will work with three schools the first year, five schools the second year, and eight schools the third year.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and direction for CommonWheels programming

  • Work closely with additional part-time staff to design and expand CommonWheels programs

  • Manage all part-time staff and contracted work

  • Train any new part-time staff that are hired

  • Coordinate with program hosts and partners

  • Cultivate organizational partners and stakeholders

  • Manage program schedules and logistics

  • Track and evaluate program goals and outcomes

  • Evaluate programming goals and outcomes

  • Provide support to the Board of Directors for organizational tasks such as fundraising

  • Manage public communications including website, monthly email newsletters, and social media


Program Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.


Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in program development and coordination

  • High level of cultural competency and experience in diverse and multicultural settings

  • Experience in personnel management

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities in a volunteer-driven organization

  • Excel in an independent work environment

  • Preferred experience working with children and teens

  • Preferred working knowledge of bicycle mechanics

  • Preferred Spanish language competency


Time Commitment:

20 hours per week, flexible schedule and work location, with ability to expand role and hours through organizational growth.


Compensation:

$20/hr, with ability to expand role and hours through organizational growth.


CommonWheels Bicycle Collective is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and other diverse candidates.


How to apply:
Please send a resume and brief (one page) cover letter to hiring@commonwheels.org with the subject line “Program Director.”


CommonWheels is an equal employment opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 19, 2018


 

CommonWheels Board Member:

The CommonWheels Board serves as the backbone for all of our programs, and planning events and programs, fundraising, and keeping the organization running administratively. We have part-time paid staff who manage our core programs, but Board members play a crucial leadership role. We are excited to bring new ideas to the board, and in particular are looking for people with nonprofit management or fundraising experience, or connections to the many diverse facets of the Allston community.

For more information or to apply, email info@commonwheels.org.

 

And of course CommonWheels is always looking for volunteers to help out at any of our events, classes, clinics, and rides. If you would like to be a bigger part of the CW community, please check out our Volunteer Page.