The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator to join our Programs Team. The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for running outreach programming to women/trans/femme identifying, and Latinx-identifying residents of the Washington, DC area and will report to the Outreach Manager. This position is key to WABA’s overarching outreach strategy and will work with program staff to develop new approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement in line with WABA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the region.
On average, 60% of people are “interested but concerned” about bicycling and might bike if their questions or concerns were met. As one strategy to increase the number of people who bicycle, WABA’s outreach program seeks to lower barriers to bicycling and bicycle advocacy, build community, and encourage new bicyclists through programming, resources and events. Our approach acknowledges that identity, neighborhoods, lived experience and other factors shape everyone’s experience with bicycling, and therefore outreach must be specific and culturally competent.
The Community Outreach Coordinator will facilitate, connect and build programming to support and increase the number of women/trans/femme and Latinx identifying individuals bicycling in the DC region. The Coordinator will run and improve the successful Women & Bicycles program based on peer to peer mentoring, knowledge sharing and community building that has doubled the number women biking in the DC region since the program began in 2013. Informed by experience and knowledge with the Women & Bicycles program model, the Coordinator will expand WABA’s Latinx outreach programming.
The Community Outreach Coordinator, with support from the Outreach Manager, will develop and implement creative and engaging programming focused on supporting and growing the women/trans/femme (50% of time) and Latinx (50% of time) bicycling communities in the Washington, DC region through WABA-hosted events, and connecting groups and individuals.
The coordinator will:
- Run an intersectional outreach program that recognizes the multitudes of identities and promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity.
- Plan, organize, and host activities, meetups, rides, workshops, and other events that support and grow ridership and knowledge of bicycling in women/trans/femme identifying bicycle-riding individuals (as part of the Women & Bicycles program) and Latinx communities with a particular focus on ensuring the most marginalized feel included.
- Encourage, support, and provide materials and resources for community members to host meetups and other events to grow ridership and knowledge through their own engagement and peer mentoring.
- Plan and facilitate WABA’s Women & Bicycles Roll Model program, a peer-to-peer support program dedicated to encouraging, educating, and empowering women/trans/femme identifying bicycle-riding individuals.
- Support and encourage WABA’s programs, events, and communications to be more accessible and welcoming to Latinx and women/trans/femme communities, including through outreach and relationship-building, printed and online resources, and facilitating Spanish-language translations.
- Engage with WABA’s 7,000+ member Women & Bicycles Facebook group, currently run by dedicated volunteer moderators.
- Build relationships with community groups to support their events and to share WABA’s existing resources and programming.
You should apply if you meet 75 – 85%+ of the following criteria:
- Enthusiastic, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written, including active listening and learning.
- Creative problem-solving skills, attention to detail and capacity to innovate.
- Creative ideas for events and engagement.
- Experience leading public outreach.
- Lived experience and/or cultural competence with the prioritized communities.
- Native, bilingual, or full professional proficiency in Spanish.
- Excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
- A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
- The willingness to further their knowledge on the societal impacts of race, gender, identity, and how they intersect with their job.
- A strong commitment to WABA’s mission, vision, and diversity, inclusion and equity goals.
- A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.
- A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist when you ride.
- The ability to organize time wisely and juggle multiple priorities.
- Some evening and weekend work availability.
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.
WABA’s programs, from youth education to grassroots community organizing, engage residents in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC. Six thousand dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its almost 50 year history.
WABA envisions a region in which bicycling is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.
This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $40,000-$45,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with compensatory time in exchange. This position will report to WABA’s Outreach Manager.
Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance premiums; vacation and sick leave; committed colleagues; fun working environment; optional voluntary accident/disability insurance; WABA’s 403(b) retirement program; indoor bike parking; and surprising amounts of popsicles.
WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.
Send a cover letter and resume as a PDF(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Community Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Phone calls at (202) 518-0524 x208 only if you do not have easy internet access please.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain posted until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before Sunday, August 25th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.