We’re hiring! Trails Coalition Manager

Do you love connecting people to the outdoors, and to their own power? Can you organize a roomful of excited people to make a plan and get it done? 

WABA is looking for a Trails Coalition Manager to help us turn over 800 miles of planned trails into pavement that people can walk, roll, and bike on. You’ll work with grassroots advocates from across the region, and you’ll hold a leadership role in the Capital Trails Coalition (CTC), a robust group of partner organizations and government agencies working together to turn our vision of a connected trails network into a reality.

The Trails Coalition Manager is a high-profile representative of both WABA and the Capital Trails Coalition to the public and the media. The Trails Coalition Manager works closely with the Advocacy Director, the Executive Director, the Trails Coalition Coordinator, the Capital Trails Coalition Steering Committee, and other WABA staff to help achieve WABA’s advocacy goals. 

The Team

The WABA Advocacy team includes: the Advocacy Director, the Organizing Manager, the Trails Coalition Manager and Trails Coalition Coordinator, a volunteer Maryland Organizer, and the Vision Zero Campaign Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build action teams to move each trail project forward: Capital Trails Coalition members have formed teams that are building campaigns to support each of the CTC’s priority trail projects. You’ll help each of these groups develop a campaign strategy, recruit, and act. You’ll also track campaign and project progress across all of the Coalitions projects.
  • Support the CTC and its Steering Committee: You’ll help coordinate quarterly CTC meetings and monthly steering committee meetings, oversee CTC member recruitment and onboarding, facilitate work planning and benchmarking, and serve as the organizational representative to the media. You’ll also organize the annual Capital Trails Symposium.
  • Serve as the lead on Trail Advocacy at WABA: You’ll become WABA’s resident trail expert, and use that expertise to deepen WABA’s relationships with other nonprofits, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies and community leaders. You’ll contribute to the organization’s fundraising efforts and be responsible for the trails advocacy portion of our budget.
  • Manage the Trails Coalition Coordinator: The Coordinator supports the Trails Coalition Manager by assisting with the day-to-day operations of the CTC, including planning and facilitating meetings, managing the CTC social media, developing content for the website, and new member recruitment.

Qualifications

Core Skills and Experience: 

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in coalition building or grassroots organizing.
  • Demonstrated management experience including leading a team, strategic planning and/or capacity building.
  • Strong project management and organization skills.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and respectfully with a range of external stakeholders and internal teams.
  • Strong group facilitation skills, including but not limited to conflict resolution and consensus-building.
  • The ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work some hours outside of traditional business hours (i.e. mornings before 9 AM, evenings after 5 PM, and weekends).

Useful Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of regional transportation planning and agency structures and decision-making processes.
  • Experience working in multiple sectors (nonprofit, government agency, or private sector).
  • Experience navigating government agencies (including but not limited to National Parks Service, departments of transportation, and metropolitan planning organizations).
  • Knowledge of regional trails infrastructure and policies.
  • Experience advocating for change in a complex environment.
  • Familiarity and comfort using the following tools in a professional capacity: Google Workspace (Gmail, Chat, Meet, Drive, Sheets, Docs), Salesforce, WordPress.
  • Experience with event planning.

Support

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

  • The expertise, institutional knowledge, and networks of CTC members (60+ organizations) and the CTC Steering Committee.
  • A network of thousands of engaged community advocates across the region.
  • The deep expertise of WABA’s Advocacy Team.
  • WABA’s Communications Team to help get the right messages to the right people.
  • WABA’s Programs team on the ground connecting with people across the region.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full time salaried exempt position, with compensatory time in exchange for additional weekend and evening hours worked. The expected annual salary range is $58,000-$63,000. Other benefits include:

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
  • Up to 120 hours of paid vacation starting in your first year, with additional hours after two, five, and ten years of service.
  • Up to 160 hours annually of paid sick time starting in your first year.
  • Flexible use of sick leave. WABA supports and promotes the health of staff, who may use accrued sick time for unscheduled leave when not feeling well (mind or body), as well as for scheduled medical appointments.
  • Paid holidays following the annual federal holiday calendar.
  • Immediate access to WABA’s 403(b) retirement program, with up to a 5% employer match after one-year of service.
  • A fun and relaxed office environment.
  • Passionate, supportive colleagues who are dedicated to working together for our mission and seeing the impact of our work.

Employment Details

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working remotely, this position will require attending some in-person events.

WABA values the health and safety of our staff and our community. In support of these values, all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes all eligible booster shots, or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Mission & Vision

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.

Values
To make our vision a reality, we ground our work in five key values:

Joy: We celebrate people and share the joy of bicycling.
Boldness: We think big and transform passion into action.
Integrity: We earn trust through consistency, honesty, and transparency.
Justice: We put justice at the heart of our work.
Stewardship: We care for people and the environment, conserve resources, and evolve thoughtfully.

Visit our about page to read WABA’s theory of change and more on how we will continue impacting positive change in our region’s transportation system.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a compelling, relevant cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Capital Trails Coalition Manager” in the subject line. Resumes and cover letters should be labeled “First Name Last Name Resume/Cover Letter” (e.g. Renee Smith Resume). Applications that are not emailed directly to jobs(at)waba.org and/or do not include a cover letter will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be moved forward for consideration.

The deadline to submit applications is March 28th, 2022. We expect the position to start in May 2022.

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.

We’re hiring! Vision Zero Campaign Manager

Interested in being a part of a movement to end traffic fatalities and severe injuries in the D.C. Metro Region? WABA is hiring a Vision Zero Campaign Manager to help organize the growing movement of advocates, families and coalition partners who are leading efforts to implement solutions to make streets safer for all road users.

The Vision Zero Campaign Manager will be part of WABA’s supportive and collaborative Advocacy Team, and report directly to the Advocacy Director. 

The Team

The WABA Advocacy team includes: the Advocacy Director, Organizing Manager, the Trails Coalition Manager and Trails Coalition Coordinator, a volunteer organizer, and the Vision Zero Campaign Manager.

Job Responsibilities

The Vision Zero Campaign Manager will manage WABA’s regional Vision Zero program by organizing WABA’s regional Vision Zero Summit, leading regional Families for Safe Streets coalitions, managing the Vision Zero grant administered by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and planning events to push our region towards the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Vision Zero Coalition Building
    • Seek out and build partnerships at all levels to advance our work on Vision Zero with community leaders, agency staff, public officials, and families impacted by traffic violence. 
    • Build community support through workshops and campaign actions.
    • Convene a diverse cross-section of Vision Zero stakeholders to facilitate cooperation and communication, and drive implementation of action plans.
  • Event Planning
    • Build community support for achieving Vision Zero by organizing safe streets community meetings, days of action, neighborhood safety audits, a regional Vision Zero Summit, and/or other education and outreach activities as indicated in grant deliverables.
  • Grant Management 
    • Lead accountability and oversight for achieving established targets and goals.
    • Lead all grant management meetings with DDOT.
    • Develop the annual Vision Zero budget in coordination with the Advocacy director and DDOT grant manager.
    • Create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with colleagues, WABA members and the public to track progress against grant deliverables.
    • Submit monthly grant invoices and reports to the DDOT grant manager.
  • Communications
    • Support WABA staff with distilling complicated Vision Zero policy ideas into compelling messages easily understood by the general public. 
    • Support WABA staff with creating and delivering training.
    • Contribute to the WABA blog and social media accounts.
  • Crash Advocacy
    • Improve our access to quality data by advocating for better reporting practices and open sourcing to the public; analyze the data to make more informed safety arguments and decisions about where to use WABA’s advocacy resources.
    • Manage WABA Crash tracker submissions and follow-up. Be a resource to victims of crashes.
    • Administer the supporting attorney referral program.
    • Expand crash data collection beyond DC to help inform expansion of the Vision Zero campaign.

Qualifications

Core Skills and Experience: 

  • 3+ years of combined experience in: project management, team management, coalition building, and outreach.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • 2+ years of grant management experience.
  • The ability to organize time wisely and multitask in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work some hours outside of traditional business hours (i.e. mornings before 9 AM, evenings after 5 PM, and weekends).

Useful Skills & Experience:

  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate and evaluate employees.
  • 2+ years of experience working with government agencies and elected officials to achieve policy goals. 
  • Familiarity and comfort with using the following tools in a professional capacity: Google Workspace (Gmail, Chat, Meet, Drive, Sheets, Docs), Salesforce, WordPress.

Support

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

  • A network of thousands of engaged advocates and organizations. 
  • WABA’s hardworking and supportive Advocacy Team. 
  • WABA’s Communications team is here to help you get the right messages to the right people.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full time salaried exempt position, with compensatory time in exchange for additional weekend and evening hours worked. The expected salary range is $54,000-$60,000. Other benefits include:

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
  • Up to 120 hours of paid vacation starting in your first year, with additional hours after two, five, and ten years of service.
  • Up to 160 hours annually of paid sick time starting in your first year.
  • Flexible use of sick leave. WABA supports and promotes the health of staff, who may use accrued sick time for unscheduled leave when not feeling well (mind or body), as well as for scheduled medical appointments.
  • Paid holidays following the annual federal holiday calendar.
  • Immediate access to WABA’s 403(b) retirement program, with up to a 5% employer match after one-year of service.
  • A fun and relaxed office environment.
  • Passionate, supportive colleagues who are dedicated to working together for our mission and seeing the impact of our work.

Employment Details

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working remotely, this position will require attending some in-person events.

WABA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. DC grant funded staff must comply with Mayor’s Order 2021-147, section VI, part 2, or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Mission & Vision

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.

Values
To make our vision a reality, we ground our work in five key values:

Joy: We celebrate people and share the joy of bicycling.
Boldness: We think big and transform passion into action.
Integrity: We earn trust through consistency, honesty, and transparency.
Justice: We put justice at the heart of our work.
Stewardship: We care for people and the environment, conserve resources, and evolve thoughtfully.

Visit our about page to read WABA’s theory of change and more on how we will continue impacting positive change in our region’s transportation system.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a compelling, relevant cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Vision Zero Manager” in the subject line. Resumes and cover letters should be labeled “First Name Last Name Resume/Cover Letter” (e.g. Renee Smith Resume). Applications that are not emailed directly to jobs(at)waba.org and/or do not include a cover letter will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be moved forward for consideration.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 17th, 2022 to ensure consideration. We expect the position to start in April 2022.

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.

We’re Hiring! Events & Partnerships Coordinator

Do you love bringing people together through a fantastic event? Can you help connect businesses with new audiences? Are you impeccably organized?

WABA is hiring an Events & Partnerships Coordinator to organize our signature events and connect with regional business for sponsorship and partnership, to raise a combined $200,000+/year.

TEAM

WABA’s development team is an integral part of the full staff. We work to grow and sustain our donor base of 7,000+ people giving between $1 and $100,000 annually, along with a growing portfolio of corporate support and major potential in the foundation space. The development team works closely with staff across the organization to tell their story in a way that moves donors to invest in our mission.

The Events & Partnerships Coordinator will report to the Development Manager, and will be part of the team along with the Membership & Database Coordinator and the Development Director.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Events & Partnership Coordinator plans, organizes, and implements three high-quality fundraising events annually, with up to 750 attendees, to meet a revenue goal of $100,000+. The events portfolio includes:

  • Event logistics, such as:
    • Scouting and mapping ride routes,
    • Securing venues,
    • Securing and organizing event supplies,
    • Tracking event budgets (revenue and expenses),
    • Overseeing volunteers and staff during the event, and
    • Leading all day-of event logistics and execution.
  • Driving event registration in collaboration with the Communications team, which includes drafting clear, concise, and exciting content. 
  • Ensuring a quality attendee experience by: creating a welcoming, inclusive space for bicyclists of all abilities to enjoy our events; and responding to event queries by email and phone in a timely manner.
  • Cultivating a community of WABA supporters surrounding events, and creating ways to deepen their engagement in WABA, financially and otherwise.

To make the events compelling, fun, and robust for WABA supporters, the Events & Partnerships Coordinator secures event sponsors for events in their portfolio and across the organization to meet a revenue goal of about $50,000/year. Responsibilities include:

  • Designing events compelling to sponsors, and supporting other staff leading events in doing the same,
  • Crafting compelling sponsorship tiers customized to each event ($1,000 – $15,000)
  • Pitching current and prospective partners on sponsorship,
  • Ensuring sponsorship deliverables are met before, during, and after the event, and
  • Acknowledging, thanking, and reporting to sponsors.

To ensure year-round partnership with businesses and corporations, the Events & Partnerships Coordinator manages and grows a portfolio of companies giving $250 – $10,000 through cultivation and stewardship of a robust pipeline, to meet a revenue goal of about $50,000/year. Responsibilities include:

  • Frequent prospect research and outreach,
  • Solicitation,
  • Timely execution of contracted deliverables,
  • Regular, personalized updates and communication, and
  • Upward management of the Development Director and Executive Director in stewardship of partners giving more than $10,000/year.

Finally, it’s expected that the Events & Partnership Coordinator, like everyone on the team, offer meaningful, hands-on support for their colleagues — this means heavy lifting, envelope stuffing and thank you note writing marathons, and authentic collaboration on a daily basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

Core skills (these are essential to performing the job):

  • Impeccable organizational skills, and the ability to keep yourself and those around you on track,
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, with a preference for professional experience,
  • A deadline-oriented approach to work, and the ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously while managing medium-to long term (3-6 month) projects,
  • Enthusiastic, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written,
  • An authentic passion for WABA’s mission and enthusiasm for our vision.

Useful skills and experience (these are great to have, but not required):

  • Experience organizing large-scale, outdoor recreation events,
  • A track record of organizing and motivating volunteers for one-time or ongoing engagement,
  • Comfort bicycling about 30 miles in the city,
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other Customer Relationship Management programs.
  • The job also requires a current driver’s license, clean driving record, and the willingness to regularly— and very safely— drive and parallel park a 19.5-foot cargo van, and the ability to lift 40 pounds to un/load event supplies in and out of the van. WABA will work to accommodate great candidates who cannot meet this requirement

WABA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working remotely, this position requires  in-office work preparing for events, in-person presence on event days, and external meetings with partners. In-person work will be outdoors and/or masked, per most current COVID-19 procedures.

SUPPORT

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

  • An engaged donor base of 7,000+ people, many of whom have been investing in WABA for decades and adore our events.
  • A hardworking, genuine, and motivated development team.
  • A communications team with expertise and experience to help tell our story, along with staff on the ground across the region with connections and a willingness to help out.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This is a full time salaried exempt position, with compensatory time in exchange for additional weekend and evening hours worked for special events. The expected salary range is $48,000 – $52,000. Other benefits include:

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
  • Up to 120 hours of paid vacation starting in your first year, with additional hours after two, five, and ten years of service.
  • Up to 160 hours annually of paid sick time starting in your first year.
  • Flexible use of sick leave. WABA supports and promotes the health of staff, who may use accrued sick time for unscheduled leave when not feeling well (mind or body), as well as for scheduled medical appointments.
  • 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, long-term disability, other.
  • Paid holidays annually following the federal holiday calendar.
  • A fun and relaxed office environment.
  • Passionate, supportive colleagues who are dedicated to working together for our mission and seeing the impact of our work.

ABOUT

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.

Learn more about our work at waba.org/about.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a compelling, relevant cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Events & Partnerships Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with an anticipated start date by March 2022.

No phone calls please. 

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.”

We’re Hiring! Youth and Family Education Coordinator

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

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is looking for a Youth and Family Education Coordinator to join our bicycle education program. We are looking for someone with experience teaching youth ages 5-18, who is committed to youth development, and is enthusiastic about empowering families to ride bikes together.

TEAM

WABA’s education team is a three person team and our job is to help youth, adults, and families throughout the DC region to learn to ride bikes and to ride safely and comfortably on our trails and city streets. Our youth education program provides bicycle and pedestrian education at public schools, aftercare programs, recreation centers, and public events.

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working from home, this position will require delivering in-person bicycle education. Currently all programming is delivered outside or online.

The Youth and Family Education Coordinator is expected to begin employment in early March 2022. The salary range is $45,000 – $50,000 salaried, with benefits.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

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, after school bike clubs, 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, including: cleaning, replacing parts, and tune-ups.

Implement youth and family programming across the region: You’ll deliver high-quality bicycling experiences to youth and families throughout the region. In 2022, this will include after school bicycle education in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation, and out of school bike day camps for high schoolers focused on exploring the District’s watershed and ecology. 

Manage WABA’s Bike Camp!: You’ll plan and run our summer program for kids aged 8 to 14. You’ll lead on 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. 

Support WABA’s education program: In collaboration with the Adult Education Coordinator, you’ll provide administrative and logistics support for WABA’s education program. This includes teaching classes, scheduling and permitting, setting up class registrations and promotions, communicating with and following up with participants, risk management, and program evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS

We would love to consider you as a candidate and don’t expect you to know everything on day one! You should apply if you meet at least 70% of the following required 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.

These core skills are essential to thriving in the role: 

  • Two to five 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:
    • First Aid/CPR for adults and children.
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative, and working collaboratively within a team.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work some hours outside of traditional business hours (i.e. mornings before 9 AM, evenings after 5 PM, and weekends).

If you have the following 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:

  • Youth development training and experience.
  • Experience in physical, athletics, or outdoor education with youth ages 5-18, 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, up to 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.

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working from home, this position will require delivering in-person bicycle education. Currently all programming is delivered outside or online.

WABA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

SUPPORT

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 50 LCIs across the region that 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.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full time salaried exempt position with an expected salary range of $45,000 – $50,000. 
  • One-to-one compensatory time in exchange for any additional hours worked.
  • 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. 

HOW TO APPLY

Send a compelling, relevant cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Youth and Family Education Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications are due by February 7, 2022 and we expect the position to start in March 2022. 

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.

No phone calls please.

We’re Hiring! Trails Coalition Coordinator

Does the thought of working with a network of passionate people across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance a project that will change the way people in the region experience the outdoors excite you? Are you passionate about multi-use trails and expanding people’s access to trails for both recreation and transportation? The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a Trails Coalition Coordinator to accelerate our efforts to complete the 881-mile Capital Trails Network by 2030.

THE CAPITAL TRAILS COALITION

The Capital Trails Coalition (CTC) is a collaboration of public and private organizations, agencies, and volunteers working to advance the completion of an interconnected network of multi-use trails for metropolitan Washington, DC. The Coalition convenes and coordinates among the public and private stakeholders who are critical to accomplishing the vision of an interconnected network. In addition, the Coalition continually works to identify trail funding, broaden the base of support, and cultivate widespread consensus that a capital trail network is a regional priority. The Coalition is managed by WABA and is currently staffed by one full-time employee, the Trails Coalition Manager. The Coalition is constantly growing, but is currently made up of 72 members and is led by a 15 person Steering Committee.

TEAM

The WABA Advocacy Team is a five-person team: we have an Advocacy Director, Organizing Manager, Vision Zero Manager, and Trails Coalition Manager, and the Trails Coalition Coordinator. This role will sit on WABA’s Advocacy Team and report to the Trails Coalition Manager. Our job is to work with community partners and residents to help create a just and sustainable transportation system. That means:

  • Managing relationships with partner organizations and working with grassroots advocates across the region to support better places to bike, walk, and roll.
  • Bringing people together through coalitions to build power and advance transportation equity.
  • Supporting victims of traffic violence through WABA’s Crash Reporting Tool and elevating their voices through our work with Families for Safe Streets
  • Working with a diverse group of stakeholders, including government partners and agencies, to build a connected and equitably distributed multi-use trail network across the region. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Trails Coalition Coordinator will assist the Trails Coalition Manager with the day-to-day operations of keeping the CTC up and running. A major role of the CTC is to serve as a convener and to facilitate meetings with our jurisdictional partners. A large part of this job will be to coordinate, organize, and run the Jurisdictional Working Group meetings. This will require close collaboration and frequent communication with the Trails Coalition Manager. Specific job duties include: 

  • Coordinating and helping plan workshops, meetings, and events. 
  • Assisting with meeting operations, including facilitation and note-taking.
  • Managing the CTC website and social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook).
  • Recruiting new CTC Members through a variety of means, including on-the-ground outreach (Farmer’s Markets, partner events, and community meetings).
  • Supporting our existing members through attending meetings and assisting in events when appropriate.
  • Developing new content for the website, including blog posts and newsletters. 
  • Writing letters of support to local, state, or federal government partners.
  • Working independently and collaboratively with partners from a variety of sectors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

These core skills are essential to thriving in the role: 

  • Confidence engaging professionally with leaders in the private and public sectors;
  • Strong, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written;
  • Professional experience facilitating meetings;
  • Demonstrated administrative skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience keeping multiple projects organized and on track; 
  • A commitment to inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds; and
  • An enthusiastic commitment to the Coalition’s position on Equitable Trail Development. 

If you have the following 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:

  • Experience developing PowerPoint presentations;
  • Some familiarity with WordPress, Twitter, Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs), and Salesforce;
  • An understanding of the intersections between transportation, justice, equity and sustainability; and
  • Experience with political or policy organizing.

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while the majority of our staff are working from home, this position will require attending some in-person meetings and site visits. We expect all staff will return to working in the office in early 2022. 

WABA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

SUPPORT

WABA is a team that works closely together, both internally as well as with other stakeholders and community members. Here’s some of what’s available to help get it done:

  • 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. 
  • WABA’s Programs & Outreach team is already on the ground all across the Region providing in-person and online courses and webinars. They are also attending farmers markets and community events to foster and build relationships with community partners. 
  • WABA’s development team engages with our WABA members and provides opportunities for people to come together and celebrate biking.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This is an 18-month contract, with the possibility of extension depending on further funding. This is a full-time, salaried exempt position. The expected salary range is $45,000- $50,000.

  • 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
    • Accrue up to 160 hours 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. 
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave and up to 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. 

HOW TO APPLY

Send a compelling, relevant cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Trails Coalition Coordinator” in the subject line. We anticipate interviews will begin in mid-December with a start date in January.  The application period is open until Wednesday, December 15th. 

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.

No phone calls please.

We’re Hiring! DC Trail Ranger Operations Manager

Trail rangers in green shirts ride along the Anacostia River Trail with trailers

Trail Ranger Operations Manager

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is looking for a Trail Ranger Operations Manager to help improve and champion world-class trails in the District. In collaboration with the Outreach Manager and led by the Trail Ranger and Outreach Director, the Operations Manager will run the nationally unique DC Trail Ranger Program. We are looking for someone with strong attention to logistical details, who loves collaboration, feedback and being wiling to try something new, and who can dream big and implement a trails program that prioritizes being inclusive, welcoming and supportive to trail users and staff. This position (and program!) includes a lot of different knowledge areas — we are not expecting new staff to know it all at the beginning, and the skills and strengths of everyone on the team will shape the particulars of how the program is run.

The Trail Ranger Operations Manager is expected to begin January 11th, 2022. Pay will be $54,000 – $60,000 salaried with benefits. Fulfillment and year-over-year continuity of these positions is subject to funding.

About the Trail Rangers Program

WABA’s Trail Ranger Program aims to make the District trails welcoming and inclusive to all residents, frequently used, and in a state of good repair. The program encourages trail use through daily trail presence, community engagement, trail maintenance, and trail user assistance.  Trail Rangers cover paved multi-use trails within the District, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, Oxon Run Trail, and connecting street routes. Trail Rangers act as trail ambassadors, offering a consistent and friendly presence to make the trails more enjoyable, inclusive and dependable for transportation and recreation. 

Starting in 2022, the Trail Ranger Program will have full-time, year round staffing and operations (the program was seasonal for the previous nine years). Year round operation will enable WABA to have a professional trail team with ongoing training and skill development.

WABA’s Trail Ranger Program contract with the District’s Urban Forestry Division goes through 2024, with possibilities of extension beyond 2024. These positions are contingent upon annual funding renewal. 

You can learn more about the Trail Ranger program here.

The Team

The WABA Trail Ranger Team will be an eight person team: we will have a Trail Ranger and  Outreach Director, an Outreach Manager, an Operations Manager and five DC Trail Ranger field staff. Day-to-day management of the program will be done by the Operations and Outreach Managers with overall strategy and regional coordination by the Director. Team culture heavily values collaboration and mutual respect, with weekly all-staff team meetings and many decisions made or led by field staff. Individual Trail Rangers will report directly to either the Operations or Outreach Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

Implement the DC Trail Ranger Program: In collaboration with the Trail Ranger Outreach Manager, you’ll run the Trail Ranger program, including directly supervising two full-time Trail Ranger staff with a lense towards managing for diversity, equity and inclusion. You’ll also do some Trail Rangers shifts, and be responsible for completing program reporting and invoicing. 

Manage the Trail Ranger Program’s field operations and protocols: Your role will focus on program operations, including shift scheduling, managing tool and fleet bike maintenance, and issue reporting. You’ll also manage and determine DC Trail Ranger protocols for staff safety, risk mitigation, trail conditions, and the ecological health of the District. 

Trail maintenance coordination: You’ll work with the Trail Rangers to track the big-picture maintenance conditions of DC trails, ensure the program is compliant with District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) maintenance standards, and be the primary point of contact for complicated and/or multi-agency projects. This includes collaborating with the DDOT on trail projects and annual trail condition audits. You’ll also help develop WABA’s networks and relationships with other non-profit organizations, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies, and community leaders in the trail corridors.

This position will be based from WABA’s Adams Morgan office.

Qualifications

You should apply if you meet at least 70% of the following required and 1+ of the useful criteria (Ie We would love to consider you as a candidate and don’t expect staff to know everything on day one! Give us your best pitch of how your professional and/or personal experience fits the job qualifications and the role in your cover letter):

Required:

  • One to three years experience in operations management, including shift scheduling, stock management, invoicing, database tracking (could include: food and retail service, small business management, maintenance operations, and more)
  • One or more years of staff management experience, including mentoring, developing, and evaluating employees.
  • Experience with grant program management and reporting.
  • Financial program management, including monitoring, reporting, tracking expenditures, invoicing, and projections.  
  • Enthusiastic, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both informal and written, including active listening and learning. 
  • The ability to organize time wisely and balance many projects in a relaxed, fun environment.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work some outside of traditional business hours (i.e. mornings before 9 AM, evenings after 5 PM, and weekends).
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
  • Proven track record for working 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, and how climate and transportation justice are connected to a trails program. 
  • The willingness to continually learn more about trails, neighborhood history and the many different cultural competencies necessary for working in the DC region.
  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission, vision, and diversity, inclusion and equity goals.
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III

Useful experience and skills:

  • Lived experience with our program trails, and the nearby neighbors and neighborhoods, especially near Marvin Gaye and Oxon Run trails.
  • Street smarts. By which we mean knowledge to make nuanced decisions and support field staff as is necessary in a field program including recognizing hate language in graffiti, what might be at play in perceived threats to trail users and/or which options are safest for engaging angry members of the public. 
  • Working fluency in Spanish, ASL and/or Amharic.
  • Experience working in or managing a multi-lingual, including mixed Deaf and hearing, work environment. 
  • Experience with a field-based operations team, especially on bicycles. 
  • Experience with Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs) and Salesforce.
  • Working knowledge of bicycle maintenance, up to including flat repair, shifting adjustments, hydraulic brake maintenance, and regular maintenance tasks needed for a bike fleet (complicated maintenance will be performed by a local bicycle shop). 
  • Trained or formal experience with mid-Atlantic ecology, and invasive and native plant identification. 
  • Experience with paved multi-use trail or park maintenance operations. 
  • Experience with urban watershed restoration and management. 
  • Previous experience as a DC Trail Ranger. 
  • District residency is preferred. 

Support

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

  • Nine years of Trail Ranger program institutional knowledge, tools and protocols.  
  • WABA’s Programs team is already on the ground all across the District.
  • Existing operations relationships to DDOT, other District and regional entities, including the 60+ members of the Capital Trails Coalition. 
  • An inclusive, collaborative professional team environment.
  • We’re setup as an intersectional outreach program that recognizes the multitudes of identities and promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity for employees and the public.

Benefits

  • This is a full time salaried exempt position with one-to-one compensatory time in exchange for any additional hours worked.
  • The expected salary range is $54,000 – $60,000. 
  • 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. 
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave and up to 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. 

COVID-19 Operational Staff Safety Plan:

WABA expects that some COVID-19 precautions will be necessary for the 2022 season and potentially beyond. The health of staff and trail users is a top priority. 

  • Properly worn quality masks may be required on the job, except for distanced water and snack breaks. Masks will be provided when necessary. 
  • The majority of Trail Ranger work will be performed outside. 

Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Trail Ranger Operations Manager” in the subject line. Please make sure your application illustrates how you meet the qualifications for the job and what additional skills you would bring to the program.  Applications are due by December 8th, 2021 and we expect the positions to start e January 11th, 2022. 

No phone calls please.

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.

Year-round DC Trail Rangers program coming soon! We’re hiring!

screenshot of a flyer saying Hiring: DC Trail Rangers. Work outside! Encourage trail user as a professional trail team with daily trail presence, improved upkeep, trail user assistance and community engagement. We are looking for people who are dependable, thoughtful and can ride a bike. Beyond this, there is not a standard job history for successful Trail Rangers.

Coming soon – a year-round and full-time DC Trail Ranger team!

After running as a limited seasonal program for nine years, WABA and DDOT are proud to announce that the DC Trail Rangers are expanding to year-round starting 2022! This expansion means permanent living wage, green jobs as DC Trail Rangers, year-round programming and trail presence, and the opportunity to do cool long-term projects. 

As such, we’re hiring! We are looking to hire six dependable and thoughtful people who can grow into their roles. There is not a standard job history, experience of biking, years of experience or skills set that made previous Trail Rangers successful. These positions (and program!) include a lot of different knowledge areas — we are not expecting new staff to know it all at the beginning, and the skills and strengths of everyone on the team will shape some particulars of how the program is run. 

Apply

DC Trail Rangers (Full-time, $45,760 annual salary with benefits)

Trail Ranger Operations Manager (Full-time, $54,000 – $60,000 annual salary with benefits)

About the Trail Rangers Program

WABA’s Trail Ranger Program aims to make the District trails welcoming and inclusive to all residents, frequently used, and in a state of good repair. The program encourages trail use through daily trail presence, community engagement, trail maintenance, and trail user assistance. Trail Rangers cover paved multi-use trails within the District, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, Oxon Run Trail, and connecting street routes. Trail Rangers act as trail ambassadors, offering a consistent and friendly presence to make the trails more enjoyable, inclusive and dependable for transportation and recreation. 

Starting in 2022, the Trail Ranger Program will have full-time, year round staffing and operations (the program was seasonal for the previous nine years). Year round operation will enable WABA to have a professional trail team with ongoing training and skill development.

WABA’s Trail Ranger Program contract with the District’s Urban Forestry Division goes through 2024, with possibilities of extension beyond 2024. These positions are contingent upon annual funding renewal. 

You can learn more about the Trail Ranger program here.

We’re Hiring! DC Trail Rangers

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DC Trail Rangers

Do you love being outdoors and connecting with people? Want to be part of a collaborative trail team in DC, and be paid to engage with folks about trails and fix trails?

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for passionate and energetic professional trail champions with a wide range of skills and experiences for our permanent Trail Ranger Team. We are looking to hire five dependable and thoughtful people who can grow into their roles. Beyond this, there is not a standard job history, experience of biking, years of experience or skills set that made previous Trail Rangers successful. This position (and program!) includes a lot of different knowledge areas — we are not expecting new staff to know it all at the beginning, and the skills and strengths of everyone on the team will shape some particulars of how the program is run. 

These positions are expected to begin January 18th, 2022. Pay will be $45,760 annual salary, and benefits. These positions are permanent full-time opportunities, with five day, 8 hour per shift work weeks. A standard work week will be either Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday for individual staff. Shifts will vary in start time to ensure varied trail presence, more details are included below. 

About the Trail Rangers Program

WABA’s Trail Ranger Program aims to make the District trails welcoming and inclusive to all residents, frequently used, and in a state of good repair. The program encourages trail use through daily trail presence, community engagement, trail maintenance, and trail user assistance.  Trail Rangers cover paved multi-use trails within the District, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, Oxon Run Trail, and connecting street routes. Trail Rangers act as trail ambassadors, offering a consistent and friendly presence to make the trails more enjoyable, inclusive and dependable for transportation and recreation. 

Starting in 2022, the Trail Ranger Program will have full-time, year round staffing and operations (the program was seasonal for the previous nine years). Year round operation will enable WABA to have a professional trail team with ongoing training and skill development.

WABA’s Trail Ranger Program contract with the District’s Urban Forestry Division goes through 2024, with possibilities of extension beyond 2024. These positions are contingent upon annual funding renewal. 

You can learn more about the Trail Ranger program here.

The Team

The WABA Trail Ranger Team will be an eight person team: we will have a Trail Ranger and Outreach Director, an Outreach Manager, an Operations Manager and five DC Trail Ranger field staff. Day-to-day management of the program will be done by the Operations and Outreach Managers with overall strategy and regional coordination by the Director. Team culture heavily values collaboration and mutual respect, with weekly all-staff team meetings and many decisions made or led by field staff. Individual Trail Rangers will report directly to either the Operations or Outreach Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Spend the majority of your work hours outside, biking on or between trails year-round (except during thunderstorms, very cold days, and other hazardous conditions).
  • Work eight-hour shifts with a partner, riding electric-assist cargo bikes at a relaxed, conversational pace.
  • Collaborate with your team members to determine daily priorities and share program information.
  • Support and encourage trail use with friendly and helpful trail presence, regular maintenance efforts and consistent outreach events.
  • Help lower barriers to bicycling, build community, and build a more robust trail network.
  • Run trail cleanups, and a variety of programming and community events with the Outreach and Operations Managers, including outside and inside programming.
  • Perform trail condition inspections and trail corridor maintenance, including pruning branches, gathering trash, and removing obstructions.
  • Track outreach and maintenance work in Google Sheets and Salesforce.

This position will be based from WABA’s Adams Morgan office.

Qualifications

We would love to consider you as a candidate and don’t expect staff to know everything on day one! Give us your best pitch of how your professional and/or personal experience fits the job qualifications and the role in your cover letter:

Trail Rangers must have:

  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
  • The willingness to be positive and engaging in a public setting.
  • The willingness and enthusiasm to work in a collaborative team and as a proactive, self starter. 
  • The capacity to be available for 40 hours per week in 8 hour shifts with weekday and weekend availability. Shifts are generally:
    • 6:30 am – 2:30 pm, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on weekdays.
    • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for Saturday or Sunday shifts.
    • Individual Trail Rangers will either work Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursdays.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences.  
  • The willingness to continually learn more about trails, neighborhood history and the many different cultural competencies necessary for working in the DC region.
  • The ability to ride a bike, with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails.
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

Additional qualifications and experience that are helpful but not required:

  • Lived experience with our program trails, and the nearby neighbors and neighborhoods, especially near Marvin Gaye Trail, Anacostia Park, and Oxon Run Trail.
  • A proven track record for working collaboratively within a team.
  • Excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and capacity to innovate.
  • The ability to prioritize and a thoughtful attention to detail.
  • Street smarts. By which we mean knowledge to make nuanced decisions while doing a field-based job, including recognizing hate language in graffiti, what might be at play in perceived threats to trail users and/or which options are safest for engaging angry members of the public. 
  • Experience working in a multi-lingual, including mixed Deaf and hearing, work environment
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Experience with Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs) and our Salesforce database. 
  • District residency is preferred. 

As a team based program, we are looking for one or more employees to have:

  • Amateur or formal experience in mid-Atlantic plant identification and ecology, and native plant restoration. 
  • Working fluency in Spanish, ASL and/or Amharic.
  • Previous experience as a DC Trail Ranger. 
  • Working knowledge of bicycle maintenance, up to and including flat repair, shifting adjustments, hydraulic brake maintenance, and regular maintenance tasks needed for the Tern fleet bikes (complicated maintenance will be performed by a local bicycle shop).

Support

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

  • Orientation and team management that prioritizes your well-being, including training in preventing common bicycling injuries.
  • Doing our best to have a consistent schedule that respects your time and outside obligations. 
  • Providing all the tools, bikes and materials needed to perform the job, including Tern electric cargo bikes.
  • Nine years of institutional knowledge in running the DC Trail Ranger program. 
  • Teaching you the skills necessary for the job (urban bike riding, basic trail maintenance, basic bike maintenance, how to do field outreach, Salesforce).
  • An inclusive, collaborative professional team environment. 
  • We’re setup as an intersectional outreach program that recognizes the multitudes of identities and promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity for employees and the public.
  • WABA’s other Outreach Program staff for knowledge sharing and collaboration. 
  • A lot of other events and resources by WABA and trail partners to chat with trail users about. 

Benefits

  • These are full-time, salaried non-exempt positions.
  • The expected salary is $45,760.
  • 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. 
  • 8 weeks paid parental leave and up to 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. 

COVID-19 Operational Staff Safety Plan:

WABA expects that some COVID-19 precautions will be necessary for the 2022 season and potentially beyond. The health of staff and trail users is a top priority. 

  • Properly worn quality masks may be required on the job, except for distanced water and snack breaks. Masks will be provided when necessary. 
  • The majority of Trail Ranger work will be performed outside. 

Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “DC Trail Ranger” as the subject line. Please make sure your application illustrates how you meet the qualifications for the job and what additional skills you would bring to the team. Applications are due by December 8th, 2021 and we expect the positions to start January 18th, 2022. 

Here are some helpful resources as you prepare your job application materials: compilation of resources and resume basics.

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.

Call For Moderators for our Women & Bicycles Facebook Group

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Application deadline has been extended to November 14

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s (WABA)Women & Bicycles Program is looking for five volunteer moderators for the Women & Bicycles Facebook group. The 9,000+ member group is a virtual space for women/trans/femme/non-binary folks to ask questions and seek support about biking in the region. The group was created in 2013 and has continued to grow in size with ~3 member requests per day and ~9 posts per day. Since its inception, the group has been run by WABA staff and supported by volunteer moderators. 

Moderators will be responsible for spurring conversation, moderating posts, and ensuring member adherence to the group guidelines. In addition to the support from other volunteer moderators, moderators will receive support from the WABA Outreach staff. Particularly challenging moderation will be reserved for WABA Outreach staff. Moderators are required to have some amount of capacity/time for online engagement and must serve a 6-month term commitment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES – 

The Women & Bicycles Facebook Moderators, with support from the WABA Outreach staff, will moderate the group with a thoughtful lens focused on supporting and growing the women/trans/femme/nonbinary bicycling communities in the Washington, DC region.

The five moderators will collectively:

  • Spur and contribute to group engagement in the online space.
  • Approve and admin of group membership requests on a twice a week basis. This includes direct messaging reminders to people who haven’t answered all of the required questions.
  • Moderate posts and conversations in accordance with group guidelines. This includes notifying members who break group guidelines (commonly, compliance with housing availability, for sale posts, and job descriptions). 
  • Notify the WABA Outreach staff in a timely manner (within 24 hours after seeing said engagement) when an engagement needs further staff attention.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Facebook and its capabilities.
  • Some amount of capacity/time for internet engagement a few times a week. We would like to have 2-3 people online Monday through Friday and 2 people online Saturday through Sunday. The specific time is not as important as general coverage of moderation duties Monday through Sunday. 
  • Must be able to take on a 6-month term commitment (with the possibility of extension).
  • Some or lots of experience riding a bike for a variety of reasons including that we are looking for a moderator or two to join the moderation team who does not have much bicycling experience. We acknowledge that this is a great knowledge base for engaging with folks with similar experience levels.
  • Knowledge of intersectionality as a concept and framework for moderation.
  • Ability to read written conversations of a diverse community and be able to moderate with an understanding of how the context of power, privileges, and lived experience might be occurring in conversations. This is a shared responsibility and all moderators are expected to call out harmful behavior.  *Caveat: really challenging moderation will still be staff only*
  • Experience with having conversations about race, gender, and mobility justice.
  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission, vision, and diversity, inclusion, and equity goals.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all

Useful experience and skills:

If you have this experience or these skills, let us know.

  • Experience with social media management.
  • Experience with online platform or group moderation.
  • Prior membership in the Women & Bicycles Facebook group.
  • Limited experience with riding a bike is a valuable knowledge base that we look for especially when connecting with those with similar experiences.
  • Varied experience with biking whether for transportation, recreation, employment, or otherwise.
  • Knowledge of some history and/or present realities of biking in the Washington, DC metropolitan region will be helpful for providing context to discussions about the built environment. 

SUPPORT 

  • There will be a mandatory virtual orientation for moderators in which the WABA Outreach staff will facilitate introductions, walk moderators through administrative duties, and discuss the level of thoughtfulness we expect when moderating.
  • The group guidelines provide moderators and members with a baseline of precedent for group operations.
  • The WABA Outreach staff will be available to help answer questions and provide comments when asked and ensure moderator tasks are intentional with respect to equity and inclusion amongst the group. 
  • The WABA Outreach staff will handle responding to particularly heated or otherwise complex posts in the Women & Bicycles Facebook group.
  • Other moderators will be available to answer questions, provide comments, and carry out assigned moderator responsibilities.
  • The WABA Outreach staff will provide a schedule to act as a reminder and accountability tool so that moderators can share equal responsibility of approval and admin of group membership requests.

BENEFITS 

  • At the end of the first month (of the 6-month commitment), moderators will receive a one-year WABA classic membership that they can use for themselves or gift to someone. Moderators will receive the same benefit after any additional 6-month commitments.

ABOUT 

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.

HOW TO APPLY 

Fill out this application and we will be in touch within two weeks of the application closing on *November 14. We anticipate virtual orientation being late November. 

If you have any questions or need additional support applying, please feel free to email Patricia at womenandbicycles@waba.org

We’re Hiring! 2021 DC Trail Rangers

Brightly lit greenery and trail with some black eyed susans and a green yard sign that says Go Slow Enough That Everyone's Safe with the Trail Ranger logo

Do you love being outdoors and connecting with people? Want to be part of a collaborative trail team in DC this summer, and be paid to engage with folks about trails and fix trails?

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for two passionate and energetic professional trail champions with a wide range of skills and experiences for our 2021 Trail Ranger Team. We are looking to hire two dependable and thoughtful people. Beyond this, there is not a standard job history, experience of biking, years of experience or skills set for previously successful Trail Rangers. 

These positions are expected to begin April 29th and will end on September 30th, 2021. Pay will be $18.50 per hour for new Trail Rangers, and $19.00 per hour for returning Trail Rangers. These positions are seasonal, full-time opportunities. Shifts will still vary in start time, and will be scheduled on weekdays and weekends. 

About the Trail Rangers Program

WABA’s Trail Ranger program encourages trail use through daily trail presence, community engagement, trail maintenance, and trail user assistance. Reporting to our Outreach Manager, Trail Rangers cover trails within the District, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, Oxon Run Trail, and connecting street routes. Trail Rangers act as trail ambassadors, offering a consistent and friendly presence from May through September to make the trails more approachable, enjoyable, and dependable for transportation and recreation.

Intangible benefits include: working outside on those perfect spring days, getting to know your city better through talking with neighbors, and appreciation from fellow trail users. 

You can learn more about the Trail Ranger program here.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Spend the majority of your work hours outside, biking on or between trails (except during thunderstorms and other hazardous conditions).
  • Work in shifts with a partner riding electric-assist cargo bikes at a relaxed, conversational pace on an 8 hour shift.
  • Collaborate with your team member to determine daily priorities and share program information. 
  • Support and encourage trail use with friendly and helpful trail presence, regular maintenance efforts and consistent outreach events.
  • Help lower barriers to bicycling, build community, and build a more robust trail network.
  • Run cleanups and community events with the program coordinator (currently paused, subject to Covid-19 precautions and community spread).
  • Perform trail condition inspections and trail corridor maintenance, including pruning branches, gathering trash, and removing obstructions.

Qualifications

Trail Rangers must have:

  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
  • The willingness to be positive and engaging in a public setting.
  • The willingness and enthusiasm to work in a collaborative team and as a proactive, self starter. 
  • The capacity to be available for 40 hours per week in 8 hour shifts with weekday and weekend availability. Shifts are generally:
    • 6:30 am – 2:30 pm or 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on weekdays.
    • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on weekends.
  • A commitment to work April 29th to September 30th, 2021.
  • The ability to ride a bike with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.
  • An understanding of how race, gender, and other factors shape conversations and experiences. 
  • The willingness to further their knowledge of trail and neighborhood history.

Additional qualifications and experience that are helpful but not required:

  • A proven track record for working collaboratively within a team.
  • Excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and capacity to innovate.
  • The ability to prioritize and a thoughtful attention to detail.
  • Lived experience with our program trails and the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Working knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance including patching a flat tire and adjusting brakes.
  • Fluency in Spanish, ASL and/or Amharic a strong plus.

Support

WABA is committed to:

  • Teaching you the skills necessary for the job (urban bike riding, basic trail maintenance, basic bike maintenance, how to do bicycle outreach).
  • Ensuring an inclusive, collaborative professional team environment.
  • Run an intersectional outreach program that recognizes the multitudes of identities and promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity for employees and the public.
  • Orientation and team management that prioritizes your well-being, including training in preventing common biking injuries.
  • Doing our best to have a consistent schedule that respects your time and outside obligations. 
  • Providing all the tools, bikes and materials needed to perform the job, including electric cargo bikes.

Benefits

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt, temporary position from April 29th to September 30th 2021.
  • Wages will be $18.50 an hour for new Trail Rangers and $19.00 for returning Trail Rangers. 
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums from May 1st to September 30th. 
  • Sick, holiday, and funeral leave. 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 it’s 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).
  • 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. 

COVID-19 Operational Staff Safety Plan:

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 Trail Ranger work will be performed outside, with minimal inside work. Shift setup and breakdown will be staggered between employees to avoid sharing air space. 
  • Trail Rangers should expect to see limited other WABA staff in the office, but they will be working in a separately-ventilated space. 

Apply

This position is full-time from April 29, 2021 through September 30, 2021 for 40 hours per week. 

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Trail Ranger” as the subject line. Please make sure your application illustrates how you meet the qualifications for the job and what additional skills you would bring to the team. 

Here are some helpful resources as you prepare your job application materials: compilation of resources and resume basics.  

Applications will be accepted until March 15th though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier and a first round of decisions will be made on March 1st. Phone interviews will begin March 25th, hiring decisions will be made by April 16th and team orientation will begin April 29th. 

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.