WABA Hiring for 2012 East of the Anacostia Program Manager

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a dedicated, self-motivated lover of bicycling to assist in planning and executing major components of our East of the Anacostia 2012 Bicycle Outreach initiative. This is an expansion of our successful 2011 program, and includes distribution community engagement and outreach materials and organization of educational offerings, bicycle repair clinics, bike rides, and community events. The project area is the District of Columbia east of the Anacostia River, with specific emphasis on the Congress Heights, Anacostia, and St. Elizabeth’s areas. The East of the Anacostia Program Manager will have primary day-to-day responsibility for delivery of bicycling outreach through one-on-one, grassroots community engagement, and will be responsible for coordinating logistics of numerous special outreach events to communicate to community members the value of bicycling as a viable form of affordable, healthy, sustainable transportation. This position is partly grant funded and is anticipated to run through mid-August 2012. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, passionate about bicycling, a strong communicator, knowledgeable about the community to be served, organized. Hours are largely flexible, but weekend work will be required. The majority of the work will be outdoors, interacting with the public, or in outdoor community events, but the Program Manager will also be responsible for planning and preparing draft and final reports for supervisors and funders. The Program Manager role is an ideal position for a candidate seeking to demonstrate project management and grant management capability, as these will be key components in addition to the direct delivery of community outreach services. The Program Manager will report directly to the Executive Director, and will be directed by WABA program staff in various areas of specific expertise. This will afford the  candidate the opportunity to learn from professionals in the fields of event planning, community planning, grassroots organizing, online activism, and outreach.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission;
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills;
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed;
  • The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun, but sometimes demanding environment;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress.
Benefits include flexible schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave. Compensation: $15/hour. This position is part-time, 20-25 hours/week. This will not be an easy job, as it will require significant dedication, a combination of mental and physical work, and a great deal of motivation. But WABA is committed to finding a committed candidate and providing the support needed to allow that candidate to learn, lead, and construct a portfolio of success unavailable in many positions. And you get to ride a bike much of the day. (If that’s not appealing to you, you’re not the right candidate.)


Send a cover letter describing why you are the person for the job along with a resume to jobs@waba.org. No phone calls please. Position available immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled. WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.