We’re hiring two Bike Camp! Counselors

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association seeks two camp counselors with a love of riding bikes, experience with youth, and exuberance to spare for our 2021 summer Bike Camp!

WABA’s Bike Camp! consists of seven one-week sessions for kids to ride, explore, and have fun!

We are hiring two temporary, seasonal, full-time positions (40 hours/week). The season runs from Wednesday, June 23rd to Friday, August 13th.

Team

Our Bike Camp! counselor team will keep things running smoothly, help the campers ride and work together as a team, build rapport and community, and help make this summer an unforgettably awesome experience for the campers.

The counselor team will be the primary staff responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bike Camp! along with the support and supervision of our Youth & Family Education Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety, well-being and health of Bike Camp! youth (ages 8-14).
  • Lead and/or support bike rides ranging from 3 to 20 miles in length, in summer weather.
  • Organize group activities and team-building exercises.
  • Provide engagement, humor, and positive spirits as a role model for the campers.
  • Regularly evaluate and provide feedback on the team’s execution of Bike Camp!

Qualifications

Core Skills Required

  • Must be able to provide a working bike and helmet.
  • Must be able to ride a bike in city traffic with competence and confidence enough to pay attention to the actions and well-being of other riders.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to relate and work with youth, ages 8-14.

Useful experience and skills

If you have this experience or these skills, let us know. You don’t need them to be considered for the position, but you should be eager to learn them:  

  • 0-2 years experience working with youth, preferably in a summer camp or similar environment.
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate safe biking practices.
  • Knowledge of DC history.
  • Understanding of the intersections between transportation, justice, sustainability, and equity.

Support

During training, counselors will be taken through a thorough ride-safety course to learn the ins-and-outs of leading and supporting youths on bikes. Further training will include: security and safety procedures, emergency management, behavior management, food safety, team training, and more.

Benefits

  • Wages will be $16.50 an hour
  • This is a seasonal, full-time non-exempt position. The season runs from Wednesday, June 23rd to Friday, August 13th. 
  • Paid sick leave and holidays. Employees will accrue 8 hours sick leave per month, and have paid time off for every federal holiday during employment.
  • WABA supports and promotes the health of our staff. You may use accrued sick time for unscheduled leave when not feeling well (mind or body), as well as for scheduled medical appointments.
  • Optional commuter transit benefit (pre tax deduction)
  • Passionate, supportive colleagues who are dedicated to working together for our mission and seeing the impact of our work. 

COVID-19 Operational Staff Safety

WABA expects that COVID-19 precautions will be necessary for all of the 2021 season.

  • Properly worn quality masks will be required on the job at all times, except for distanced water and snack breaks. KN95s and surgical masks will be provided. 
  • The majority of Bike Camp! work will be performed outside, with minimal inside work. We will have time indoors at the beginning and end of the day as youth arrive and depart with their adults.

About WABA

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) empowers people to ride bikes, build connections, and transform places. We envision a just and sustainable transportation system where walking, biking, and transit are the best ways to get around.

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 49 year history.

We envision a region in which biking 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.

EEO Statement

“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.”

How to Apply

Send a compelling cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Bike Camp Counselor” in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis, and will complete interviews prior to June 4th.

No phone calls please