Job Alert: Program Manager (Women Bike Initiative) – The League of America Bicyclists @ Washington, DC
In less than two years, our Women Bike initiative has grown at a rapid pace and evolved into one of the most visible and exciting programs at the League of American Bicyclists. To carry this momentum forward, we’re seeking a national leader to serve as the program’s first full-time staffer!
Women Bike Program Manager
In 2012, the League launched its Women Bike initiative, aimed at changing the face of bicycling by creating pathways for women of diverse backgrounds to embrace biking as an everyday activity and participate as riders, advocates and leaders. Women Bike served as a model for a larger Equity Initiativelaunched by the League last year, and the two programs have been closely allied in expanding the reach of bicycle advocacy to serve more diverse populations.
Now, we’re adding staff to continue and build this important work!
The new Women Bike Manager will lead the program through an exciting period of growth, becoming its first full-time staff member. As the energy and interest to get more women on bikes grows, Women Bike is working to share collective knowledge, build a network of diverse female leaders and advance targeted programs that put more women in the saddle and at the forefront of the movement. The Women Bike Program Manager will work closely with the Equity Initiative Manager and other social programs staff at the League to coordinate our work with the public we serve.
Essential Duties and Responsibilites
Regular duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):
1) Lead the program through a time of transition: The Women Bike initiative is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and evolving into one of the most visible and impactful programs at the League. This position will be the program’s first full-time staff position and will continue to lay and implement a foundation that will build the program’s communication and outward-facing components, as well as organizational and policy efforts.
- Focus on overcoming barriers to help the organization think more broadly about women’s issues and integrate throughout the League’s programs.
- Lead on program-specific communications, while working closely with our Communications Director, including blog posts, emails, social media, etc.
- Research and write reports, which includes synthesizing data from diverse sources and soliciting and pooling qualitative feedback from others in the bicycle movement and beyond.
- Plan and execute Women Bike events, including the National Women’s Bicycling Forum, in partnership with the League’s Equity Initiative.
2) Interact with League staff, Board of Directors and outside partners and stakeholders, while managing day-to-day operations.
3) Work with and cultivate a diverse coalition and network of organizations, supporters, and participants to advance our the program’s mission to make biking accessible to women of all backgrounds — and identify how the program can be an ally to larger women’s, transportation and equity movements.
- Passionate, teachable and have the desire to help build something great
- Storytelling skills and a background in communication, particularly with social media, blogs, e-news, etc. is required
- Strong background in building relationships, working collaboratively and commitment to intersectionality
- Community organizing experience preferred
- Research experience and comfort with data analysis is a plus
- A personal connection to bicycling is preferred
- Bilingual / Spanish-speaking candidates strongly encouraged to apply
This position is based in Washington, D.C. and salary is based on experience. Generous benefits and great work environment. Position will be open until filled, so early applications encouraged. To apply, send a personalized cover letter and resume firstname.lastname@example.org.