¡Estamos contratando! Se solicita unx Coordinadorx de Divulgación Comunitaria

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WABA, la Asociación de Ciclistas del Área de Washington, está buscando unx Coordinadorx de Divulgación Comunitaria de tiempo completo para unirse a nuestro equipo de Programas. Esta posición será responsable por la divulgación de nuestros programas para personas que se identifiquen como mujeres/trans/femme y/o como Latinx en el área de Washington, DC. Esta posición reportará directamente a la Outreach Manager (Gerente de Divulgación) y es clave para nuestra estrategia de promoción al uso de la bicicleta. La persona trabajará junto al equipo de programas para desarrollar nuevas estrategias de difusión en línea con el compromiso de WABA con la equidad, la diversidad y la inclusión en toda la región.

En promedio, el 60% de las personas clasifican su interés en andar en bicicleta como “interesadas pero preocupadas” y estarían dispuestas a andar en bicicleta si se contestarían sus preguntas o inquietudes. Como una estrategia para aumentar la cantidad de personas que andan en bicicleta, el programa de divulgación de WABA busca reducir las barreras para el ciclismo, construir enlaces y comunidad y alentar a nuevos ciclistas a través de la programación, recursos y eventos. Nuestro enfoque reconoce que la identidad, los barrios, la experiencia vivida y otros factores influencian la experiencia de todos con el ciclismo y, por lo tanto, nuestro programa también debe ser específico y culturalmente competente.

La/el Coordinadorx de Divulgación Comunitaria facilitará, conectará y creará programas para apoyar y aumentar el número de personas que andan en bicicleta en la región de DC que se identifiquen como mujeres/trans/femme y Latinx. La persona ejecutará y mejorará el exitoso programa de Mujeres y Bicicletas (Women & Bicycles) basado en la tutoría entre pares, el intercambio de conocimientos y la construcción de la comunidad. El programa ha duplicado el número de mujeres en bicicleta en la región de DC desde que comenzó en 2013. Informado por la experiencia y el conocimiento del programa, la/el Coordinadorx ampliará la programación de WABA enfocada en la comunidad Latinx.

Responsabilidades

La/el Coordinadorx de Divulgación Comunitaria, con el apoyo de la Gerente de Alcance, desarrollará e implementará una programación creativa y cautivadora enfocada en apoyar y hacer crecer las comunidades de mujeres/trans/femme (50% del tiempo) y Latinx (50% del tiempo) en bicicleta en Washington, DC a través de eventos organizados por WABA y conectando grupos e individuos.

La/el Coordinadorx será responsable por:

  • Ejecutar un programa de divulgación interseccional que reconozca la multitud de identidades y promueva la diversidad, la inclusión y la equidad.
  • Planificar y organizar actividades, reuniones, atracciones, talleres y otros eventos que apoyen y aumenten el conocimiento y el numero de ciclistas en las comunidades mujeres/trans/femme y Latinx, con un enfoque particular en asegurar que los más marginalizados se sientan incluidos.
  • Fomentar, apoyar y proporcionar materiales y recursos para que los miembros de la comunidad organicen sus propias reuniones y otros eventos para el conocimiento y el numero de ciclistas a través de su propio compromiso y tutoría entre pares.
  • Planificar y facilitar el programa Roll Models (Modelos a Seguir), un programa de apoyo entre pares dedicado a alentar, educar y capacitar a las mujeres/trans/femme que andan en bicicleta.
  • Apoyar y alentar los programas, eventos y comunicaciones de WABA para que sean más accesibles y acogedores para las comunidades Latinx y de mujeres/trans/femme, incluso a través del alcance y la construcción de relaciones, recursos impresos y en línea, y facilitando las traducciones al español.
  • Participar en el grupo de Facebook de Mujeres y Bicicletas que tiene más de 7,000 miembros, actualmente dirigido por moderadoras voluntarias dedicadas.
  • Establecer relaciones con grupos comunitarios para apoyar sus eventos y compartir los recursos y la programación existentes de WABA.

Calificaciones

Usted debe presentar una solicitud si cumple con el 75 – 85% + de los siguientes criterios:

  • Habilidades interpersonales, tanto verbales como escritas, sinceras y entusiasmadas.
  • Habilidades creativas para resolver problemas, atención al detalle y capacidad para innovar.
  • Ideas creativas para eventos y participación.
  • Experiencia con la divulgación pública.
  • Experiencia vivida y/o competencia cultural con las comunidades priorizadas.
  • Dominio nativo, bilingüe o profesional completo del español.
  • Excelentes habilidades de comunicación en entornos informales y a través de líneas de diferencia.
  • Un historial comprobado por ser confiable, puntual y comunicativa.
  • Tener la disposición a ampliar su conocimiento sobre los impactos sociales de la raza, el género, la identidad y cómo se intersectan con su trabajo.
  • Un fuerte compromiso con la misión, visión y objetivos de diversidad, inclusión y equidad de WABA.
  • Un compromiso de respetar, incluir y ser amable con todos.
  • Un compromiso de ser unx ciclista segurx y ejemplar.
  • La capacidad de organizar el tiempo inteligentemente y equilibrar múltiples prioridades.
  • Disponibilidad de trabajo por la noche y fines de semana.

Sobre WABA

La Asociación de Ciclistas del Área de Washington (WABA, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando para crear una región saludable y más habitable promoviendo el ciclismo para la diversión, el ejercicio y el transporte asequible; abogando por mejores condiciones para andar en bicicleta y opciones de transporte para un ambiente más saludable; y educando a niños, adultos y automovilistas sobre el ciclismo seguro.

Los programas de WABA, desde la educación juvenil hasta la organización comunitaria de base, involucran a los residentes del condado de Prince George’s, el condado de Montgomery, Alexandria, el condado de Arlington, el condado de Fairfax y Washington, DC. Seis mil miembros que pagan cuotas y miles de seguidores generosos han ayudado a WABA a transformar el ciclismo en la región una y otra vez durante sus casi 50 años de historia.

WABA imagina una región en la que el ciclismo es alegre, seguro, popular y liberador; respaldado por la infraestructura, leyes, actividades e inversiones necesarias; y donde los ciclistas reflejan la increíble diversidad de nuestras comunidades.

Detalles de Empleo

Este puesto es a tiempo completo. El rango de salario esperado es de $ 40,000 a $ 45,000. El puesto se basa en la oficina de WABA en Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. Se espera que todos los empleados trabajen algunas noches y fines de semana con tiempo compensatorio a cambio. Esta posición reportará a la Outreach Manager (Gerente de Divulgación) de WABA.

Los beneficios incluyen el 100% de las primas de seguro de salud/dental/visión cubiertas por WABA; vacaciones y baja por enfermedad; colegas comprometidos; un ambiente de trabajo divertido; seguro opcional de accidentes y/o discapacidad; programa de jubilación 403 (b); estacionamiento interior para bicicletas; y sorprendentes cantidades de paletas.

WABA se compromete a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades de empleo para todas las personas, independientemente de su raza, color, religión, origen nacional, estado civil, antecedentes penales o condenas penales, afiliación política, orientación sexual o identidad de género, discapacidad, sexo o edad.

Cómo Aplicar

Envíe una carta de presentación y currículum como PDF(s) a jobs@waba.org. Incluya ” Coordinadorx de Divulgación Comunitaria” en la línea de asunto. Llamadas telefónicas al (202) 518-0524 x206 solamente si no tienes acceso fácil a internet, por favor.

Las aplicaciones serán revisadas de forma continua; el puesto permanecerá publicado hasta que se cubra. Se recomienda a los candidatos interesados ​​que presenten su solicitud antes del miércoles 4 de septiembre. Solo los candidatos seleccionados para una entrevista serán contactados.

We’re Hiring: Community Outreach Coordinator

Click here for the job description in Spanish

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. 

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

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. 

About WABA

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.

Employment Details

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.

Apply

Send a cover letter and resume as a PDF(s) to jobs@waba.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 Wednesday, September 4th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job: Events Coordinator

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a full-time Events Coordinator to plan, implement, promote, and manage current WABA special events, as well as provide support for new events and programs.

The Events Coordinator will allow us to expand our events team, enabling WABA to continue planning and implementing successful community and fundraising events, while also giving us the capacity to hold new events in 2016 and future years that raise additional support.

About WABA

Washington Area Bicyclist Association works 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.

Job Description

The Events Coordinator position will work closely with the Events Manager to achieve the following objectives: 1) Expand WABA’s definition of events through meaningful partnerships, corporate sponsorships, and new large-scale fundraising events and rides; 2) Successfully lead WABA’s existing events in order to create a safe and welcoming space for WABA Members and supporters to be part of a community that celebrates and promotes bicycling; 3) Engage with and help expand other WABA programs, ensuring that events promote membership, grow volunteers, and advance our advocacy, education, and outreach initiatives.

The Events Coordinator position is best for someone who is highly organized, likes to be in charge of their own projects, can manage many logistics at once, is skilled at delegating specific tasks to people, enjoys creating memorable experiences for others, connects the importance of events and community-building to carrying out our mission, can creatively solve problems, and knows how to breathe deeply when managing stressful situations.

Responsibilities:

The Events Coordinator will:

  1. Deliver high-quality events to members and supporters,
  2. Plan and implement all logistics for major WABA special events, which will include but is not limited to: WABA’s Bicyclists’ Choice Awards and Annual Meeting, Vasa Ride, 50 States Ride, Cider Ride, and our Member Holiday Party. The Coordinator will:
    1. Manage all event logistics, including: securing venues and permits, recruiting and training volunteers, assigning staff roles, managing registration and promotion plans, answering member questions, testing ride routes, ensuring events stay within budget, and managing set up and break down,
    2. Perform general administration tasks, including: updating content on website using WordPress, writing blog posts, data entry, tracking supplies inventory, and answering event emails and phone calls.
  3. Be an active and contributing member of the Events/Development/Membership Team,
  4. Coordinate partnerships and event opportunities with affiliate organizations,
  5. Coordinate WABA’s bike racks and supply racks for bike parking for WABA events and occasional partner events,
  6. Assist Events Manager and Deputy Director in soliciting event sponsors,
  7. Provide general support for WABA’s outreach, advocacy, and education initiatives as needed.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. One to two years of special events and event planning experience, including experience planning events and/or carrying out programs for non-profits, sports teams, membership organizations, or outdoor recreation groups or clubs,
  2. A commitment to and the ability to stay on task, pay close attention to detail, remain organized, and ensure event deliverables are executed on time,
  3. Excellent communications skills via email, phone, and in-person, as well as good public speaking skills,
  4. A flexible schedule, specifically the ability to work nights and weekends leading up to and during WABA events, as well as the ability to begin event set up early in the morning and/or finish event break down late at night, as well as the ability to travel throughout the DC region,
  5. A current driver’s license, clean driving record, and the ability to drive and parallel park a work van and a 17-foot moving truck,
  6. The ability to lift 40-50 pounds, and the ability to load/unload event supplies in and out of a cargo van or moving truck for special events,
  7. Marketing, promotional, and social media skills, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,
  8. The ability to work independently often, as well as the ability to learn from and work closely with others,
  9. An excitement for and interest in bicycling,
  10. A strong commitment to WABA’s mission of advocating for better bicycling across the region,
  11. An understanding and commitment to safe bicycling, and the ability to follow bicycle traffic laws,
  12. The ability to ride a bicycle comfortably and confidently in urban/suburban situations, and the ability to follow a cue sheet.

Employment details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $30,000-$33,000. The ideal start date is April 4th or April 11th. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. Benefits include employer covered health/dental insurance, flexible work schedule, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, fun working environment, voluntary accident/disability insurance and WABA’s 403(b) retirement program.

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.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to jobs@waba.org with “Events Coordinator” in the subject line. Application materials can be addressed to WABA Events Manager. No phone calls 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 Friday, March 4th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We’re Hiring! Be Our Communications Coordinator

2012 Video Ride

You could, among other things, tweet about happenings like this.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a Communications Coordinator to tell the story of our advocacy, outreach, education, and events programming. Much of the work of building a better region for bicycling occurs in meeting rooms and classrooms, on the bike lanes and trails, and in the office—reading laws, regulations, and plans. 

The job of the Communications Coordinator is to share that work with WABA members and supporters, key decision-makers and elected officials, potential funders of future programming, and the general public.

You must love biking, share WABA’s vision for better biking in the region, and enjoy a fast-paced environment in which strong  and strategic communication content is key to organizational success and is a daily (sometimes hourly) need.

See the job description below the jump, and apply for the job here. Continue reading

Be a Trail Ranger!

Between Stanton Road and Pomeroy Road

WABA is hiring three interns to work on D.C.’s trails for the summer through our trail ranger program. Yes, the job requires time spent on the embattled Metropolitan Branch Trail, but it’s not limited to that. Other trails in the city—Suitland Parkway, Anacostia Riverwalk, and Marvin Gaye—require the attention of trail rangers for outreach, communication, and data collection.

We’ve partnered with the Student Conservation Association to hire trail ranger interns. If you’re not part of SCA but interested in working the trail ranger program, the group will work with us to get your application through. We’re seeking a diverse, talented pool of applicants from which to select rangers.

Read the posting below and go through SCA to apply.

For more information about the trail ranger program, contact Garrett Hennigan at garrett.hennigan@waba.org.

The Trail Ranger will:

  • Ride a bicycle daily on the District of Columbia’s trails pulling a lightweight trailer with supplies including first aid kits, maps and bike patch kits.
  • Report large trail maintenance issues to DC311 app
  • Report safety issues to MPD.
  • Check in daily with manager to receive schedule and assignments and weekly meetings with Urban Forestry Administration staff.
  • Help coordinate and staff volunteer trail clean up days with the assistance of manager.
  • Hand out supplies and information to assist trail users (maps, patch kits, etc.)
  • Assist in minor trail cleanup activities, such as sweeping broken glass or posting notices of hazardous trail conditions.
  • Create and establish a reliable feedback mechanism for trail users to submit concerns and issues.

Ideal candidate traits:•    The ability to ride a bike daily throughout the city pulling a lightweight bike trailer.•    A solid understanding of the principles of bicycling safety and traffic law.•    A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.•    A flexible schedule, specifically a willingness to work evenings and weekends.•    The ability to organize time wisely and multi-task in a relaxed, fun environment.

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