SHIFTING GEARS COORDINATOR

The Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) is a non-profit bicycle cooperative that creates opportunities for empowerment, education, and social change through bicycles and bicycle repair. As a nonprofit, we repair bicycles donated from the community, and redistribute them through our charitable programs and affordable bike sales. As a cooperative, we teach the community how to repair their own bicycles in our shared use shop space. Our charitable programs seek to make bicycles, and bicycle repair/safety education available to the entire community regardless of income.

The Shifting Gears program is the BBP’s partnership program with the Idaho Department of Corrections. Shifting Gears teaches bicycle mechanics to incarcerated individuals and provides free adult bikes to program participants upon release. The program provides inmates with vocational skills, impactful opportunities, and community connection. Shifting Gears currently operates at the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center, partners with the East Boise Re-Entry Center at the BBP, and is starting a program at the men’s Idaho State Correctional Center. 30 hours/week

BBP is also seeking a Safety Coordinator to help teach weekly bicycle safety classes to adults and youth. 10 hours/week
 

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop curriculum for teaching kids bike maintenance to inmates and work with BBP volunteers to implement curriculum.

  • Teach bike maintenance to incarcerated individuals.  

  • Work with Idaho Department of Corrections staff to provide inmates with bike maintenance opportunities and education.  

  • Work with BBP staff to coordinate resources (bikes, tools, and supplies) at IDOC sites in order to fulfill program goals.  

  • Implement systems to maximize opportunities for inmates to participate in and benefit from the Shifting Gears program.  

  • Institute double-check and quality control processes to ensure kids bikes are fully and safely overhauled and ready to enter the BBP’s charitable programs.

  • Instruct monthly Kids Bike Safety classes.

  • Instruct bimonthly Adult Safety classes.

  • Ongoing enhancement of bike safety curriculum.

 

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED TO DO THE JOB SUCCESSFULLY

  • Good mechanical skills (experience working on kids bicycles and coaster brakes is a plus)

  • The ability to problem solve with bikes and find solutions

  • Excellent people skills that will enable you to work with a wide variety of individuals

  • Well versed in Idaho bike laws and rules of the road

  • Some bicycle safety education preferred

  • Outstanding communication and teaching skills

  • The ability to think creatively and keen problem-solving skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • A strong belief in the ability of bikes to change lives and the inherent goodness of all people.

 

Full time position starts at $14/hour with full benefits (medical, dental, vision, retirement paid time off, commuter allowance package). This could also be two part time positions without full benefits.

 

APPLYING FOR THE POSITION:

Please email the following items to jimmy@boisebicycleproject.org or drop them by the Boise Bicycle Project (1027 S Lusk St.) during our open shop hours

  • Resume and Cover Letter Including

    • Example of working with diverse populations and/or community based organizations

    • Example of how bicycling has impacted your life

 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.