The Max Mobile Fix-It program is an integral part of our Youth Programming. From April to October, BBP pedals The Max Mobile Fix-It repair trailer to community centers, schools, apartment complexes, and anywhere around Boise that is in need of help. We put the tools in the kids’ hands and guide them through fixing their bikes.

The Max Mobile Fix-It program is an integral part of our Youth Programming. From April to October, BBP pedals The Max Mobile Fix-It repair trailer to community centers, schools, apartment complexes, and anywhere around Boise that is in need of help. We put the tools in the kids’ hands and guide them through fixing their bikes.

Now Hiring: Youth Programs Coordinator

Our Mission

Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) is a community-oriented cooperative that promotes the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling. We function as a bicycle recycling center as well as an educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education and access to inexpensive bicycles we strive to build a stronger bicycling community.

We Believe:

Boise has the potential to become the "Bicycling Capital of America." We envision a community where everyone, regardless of income, can enjoy all of the empowering benefits of bicycling. We are doing our darnedest to help Boise reach that potential every day.

Our Youth Program:

The Boise Bicycle Project donates 500-700 bicycles to opportunity-youth every year. In 2015, BBP launched a new Youth Path of Opportunity Program (Y-POP) to make sure all youth ages 4-18 have the opportunity to enjoy all of the benefits a bicycle can provide. This program makes bicycles, bicycle repair, and bicycle safety education available to youth at no cost. 

The Youth Programs Coordinator Position:

BBP is hiring a new Youth Programs Coordinator to maintain, grow, and develop the Y-POP program. Our dream candidate is someone who will engage and inspire youth to reach new levels of opportunity in the community and at BBP through bicycling. Above all else, the Youth Programs Coordinator must have a passion for teaching youth. Next comes a passion for the empowering benefits of bicycling. An effective Youth Programs Coordinator will create rewarding and purposeful opportunities for the youth to take part in BBP’s Y-POP program, while working with the rest of BBP’s staff to serve its mission. 

Qualifications 

  • Strong Interpersonal skills, with the ability to work/teach a diverse youth population

  • Proficient bicycle mechanical skills are a definite plus, but not required

  • Bachelors Degree or higher, or Specialized Education/Vocational Certificate 

  • Teaching experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to initiate effective outside the box ideas/programs

  • Must be able to thrive in a team centered environment

  • Passion for bicycles as a tool for transportation and empowerment

  • Passion for and understanding of underserved populations

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Youth Development

  • Maintain and increase fulfilling opportunities for BBP’s Y-POP programs

  • Recruit and create opportunities for youth of all backgrounds

  • Provide clear and consistent opportunities for youth to grow their skills

  • Prepare jobs and tasks for daily youth activities

  • Develop innovative and sustainable training tactics to engage and educate youth 

Program Enhancement

  • Work with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, Lead Mechanic, Volunteer Coordinator, and the rest of BBP’s staff to provide valuable learning opportunities that enhance BBP’s other services 

  • Direct BBP’s Youth Work-Trade Program (develop beneficial and educational tasks for work traders)

  • Establish a new Youth Earn-a-Bike program that’s inclusive of all youth (goal of at least 25 participants a year)

  • Help Facilitate annual Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway and monthly Kid B.A.S.H. safety classes

  • Schedule all youth activity programs and events

Outreach and Reporting

  • Maintain a record keeping program and youth resource contact list

  • Create and distribute effective and educational materials to program particpants

  • Complete Y-POP reports for The BBP Experience newsletter 

  • Submit an annual Y-POP report covering total amounts of youth activities, hours and attendance, review of programs, and plans for future development.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with other youth organizations within the area.

Compensation

$12 - $14 salaried, based on a 5 day 35-40 hour workweek. Benefits include Health Insurance, Retirement Package, Commuter Support Program, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave 

How to Apply

Email your resume, cover letter (in your cover letter, please address how you identify with BBP’s mission statement), and three work related references with contact info to emily@boisebicycleproject.org. Position open until filled; applications received by January 25, 2019 will receive priority consideration.