Now Hiring: Youth Programs Coordinator
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Position open until filled; applications received by January 25, 2019 will receive priority consideration.