We’re hiring: Education Program Coordinator

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Are you enthusiastic about youth development and empowering folks of all ages to ride bikes?

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is looking for an Education Program Coordinator to join our bicycle education program. We are looking for someone with experience teaching youth ages 6-18, who is committed to youth development, and is enthusiastic about empowering families to ride bikes together.


WABA’s education program facilitates over 100 classes, rides and seminars per year, with the goal of bringing high quality, accessible, and effective bicycle education to youth, adults, and families across the region. WABA’s youth and family programming includes bicycle and pedestrian education classes in DC Public Charter Schools, weekend youth learn to ride classes, multi-generational family events, and WABA’s summer biking program, Bike Camp!


The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — 

This role is designated as “hybrid flex”. Roles with this designation primarily work remotely but require routine in-person work. Specific in person days/events are determined

by the employee and their manager based on their annual work plan

and program needs.

The Youth and Family Education Coordinator is expected to begin employment in July 2023. Pay will be $47,500 – $55,000 salaried, with benefits. 


Implement WABA’s youth and family program in DC Public Charter Schools: You’ll plan, coordinate, and implement a key WABA program in the District, as laid out in WABA’s education contract with DDOT. WABA provides in-school education, youth learn to ride classes, and parent and child classes. You’ll be responsible for scheduling, leading, and teaching upwards of 20 classes and ride events per year, including marketing and promotion, outreach to teachers, parents, and school administrators, designing and modifying programming, topics, ride routes, and curricula, and program evaluation. You’ll help to maintain a small fleet of youth bikes.

Support WABA’s education program: In collaboration with the Education and Outreach Manager, you’ll provide administrative and logistics support for WABA’s Education program. This includes supervising WABA’s cohort of League Cycling Instructors (LCIs), facilitating instructor training and orientation, scheduling and permitting, setting up class registrations and promotions, communicating with and following up with participants, risk management and program evaluation. 

Implement youth and family programming across the region: You’ll coordinate high-quality bicycling experiences to youth and families throughout the region. Programming includes classes, rides, webinars, outreach events, and activations in collaboration with WABA’s partner organizations. 

Manage WABA’s Bike Camp! You’ll plan and run our summer program for kids aged 8 to 14. You’ll lead day-to-day camp operations, including overseeing registration and promotion, hiring, training, and supervising counselors, designing program curricula and a risk management plan, and coordinating with community partners. 


We would love to consider you as a candidate and don’t expect staff to know everything on day one! You should apply if you meet at least 70% of the following requirements and one or more of the useful criteria. Use your cover letter to give us your best pitch of how your professional and/or personal experience fits the job qualifications and the role.


  • Two or more years of experience of in-school or after school physical, athletic, or outdoor education with youth ages 5-18.
  • The ability to pass DC Public Schools’ volunteering requirements, including a tuberculosis test and criminal background check.
  • The ability to ride a bike in mixed city traffic and off-street trails.
  • A valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and the ability to drive a large van in city traffic.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds for van loading and load out. 
  • Current certifications, or the willingness and ability to obtain the certifications within the first two months of employment, for:
  • The ability to organize time wisely and balance many projects in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work occasional hours outside of traditional business hours (i.e. mornings before 9 AM, evenings after 5 PM, and weekends) in line with scheduled programming 
  • Enthusiastic, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both informal and written, including active listening and learning. 
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, communicative, and ability to work collaboratively within a team.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and capacity to innovate.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences.  
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be eligible for an exemption 

Useful experience and skills:

  • Youth development training and experience.
  • Experience in physical, athletics, or outdoor education with youth ages 6-18, including as a summer camp counselor or with summer camp management.
  • Experience with event logistics and risk management.
  • Program management and grant reporting.
  • Financial program management, including monitoring, reporting, tracking expenditures, invoicing, and projections.  
  • Working fluency in Spanish, ASL and/or Amharic.
  • Working knowledge of bicycle maintenance, including flat repair, shifting and brake adjustments, and regular maintenance tasks needed for a bike fleet (complicated maintenance will be performed by a local bicycle shop). 
  • Experience with Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs) and Salesforce.


There’s a lot of work to do! Here’s some of what’s available to help get it done:

  • An established, successful program with over 10 years of experience delivering adult, youth, and family education across the region.
  • A cohort of over 45 LCIs across the region who  are passionate about getting folks on bikes.
  • WABA’s Comms team is here to help you get the right messages to the right people. They assist staff with skill building in things like Salesforce and WordPress. 
  • Support in becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI), including registration, memberships, and travel costs. 
  • Support with the registration costs for the First Aid/CPR certification.


  • This is a full time salaried exempt position with an expected salary range of $47,500 – to $55,000.
  • WABA is currently planning to pilot a 32 hour work week policy with flexible scheduling. 
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • Vacation, sick and personal leave, including:
    • Accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation starting in your first year, with additional hours after two, five, and ten years of service.
    • Accrue up to 160 hours annually of paid sick time starting in your first year.
    • WABA supports and promotes the health of its staff. You may use accrued sick time for unscheduled leave when not feeling well (mind or body), as well as for scheduled medical appointments.
    • Paid time off for holidays following the federal holiday calendar. 
  • Eight (8) weeks paid parental leave and up to eight (8) weeks of additional parental leave from the DC Paid Family Leave act (based on eligibility).
  • Immediate access to WABA’s 403(b) retirement program, with up to a 5% employer match after one-year of service.
  • Optional commuter transit benefit (pre tax deduction)
  • Optional voluntary benefits including life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability.
  • A fun and relaxed workplace environment.
  • Passionate, supportive colleagues who are dedicated to working together for our mission and seeing the impact of our work.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with Education Program Coordinator in the subject line.

No phone calls please.


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.