We’re Hiring a Membership & Database Coordinator

Introduction

WABA seeks an enthusiastic fundraiser and creative systems thinker for our Membership & Database Coordinator. This role is right for someone who likes helping people get the information they need and finding solutions to maximize efficiency on a shoestring budget. The role coordinates two bodies of work: our membership program and our Salesforce CRM used across the organization. 

Our members are the foundation of everything we do, and this person cultivates and stewards thousands of people in our network who give $150,000+ annually, primarily through digital communications. WABA launched a pay-what-you-can membership model in fall 2020, and the Membership & Database Coordinator will sustain and grow this program with a goal of reaching 10,000 dues-paying members within two years. Read more about the new model here

Our Salesforce CRM is the tool everyone at WABA uses to support members, organize work, track progress and success, and make data-driven decisions. WABA switched to Salesforce (with several third-party integrations) in 2018 and is continuing to learn how to best make the tools work for us. The Membership & Database Coordinator will learn, maintain, and improve the database to help everyone at WABA work smarter.

The Team

The Membership & Database Coordinator is part of the development team and reports to WABA’s Development Director. The collaborative team includes a Business Partnerships Coordinator and Events & Development Coordinator; everyone works closely together on projects throughout the year, especially around events, campaigns, and appeals. 

The Membership & Database Coordinator will spend about 25% of their time with the communications team, who know the CRM best, and will report to the Communications Director on some projects. The database components of the job mean the Membership & Database Coordinator will work with everyone on staff throughout the year, who have varying levels of fluency and comfort in Salesforce.

Job Responsibilities

The Membership & Database Coordinator’s role balances ongoing donor communications, support, cultivation and stewardship with systems thinking and problem solving in WABA’s database.

Sustaining Membership:

The Membership & Database Coordinator is usually the first point of contact for 5,000+ dues-paying WABA members giving $1 – $1,000 a year. Members will come to this person with questions about WABA’s work, membership benefits, ways to plug in, and much more. The Membership & Database Coordinator stewards relationships, sustains memberships and increases donor giving.

Activities to support and steward our existing members include:

  • Responding to member inquiries by phone or email kindly, accurately, and within one business day;
  • Regularly updating membership materials with relevant, engaging information;
  • Processing memberships and donations in the database, then preparing, printing, and mailing relevant materials; 
  • Designing and implementing occasional membership appreciation and engagement events, including in-person events (when safe) and virtual gatherings;
  • Working with WABA’s Business Partnership Coordinator to identify and secure Member Extras;
  • Coordinating with volunteers to call members when their memberships expire; and
  • Picking up the phone whenever there’s downtime to thank a member for their support.

Expanding Membership:

The Membership & Database Coordinator also seeks to expand and diversify our membership. We have a goal of reaching 10,000 members in the next two years, and seek a membership base that reflects the diversity of people who bike in our region. This portion of the role especially invites creativity and innovation as we build off our new pay-what-you-can model. 

Activities to grow our membership include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating closely with other staff in external-facing roles, especially WABA’s outreach team, to: 
    • Craft thoughtful and compelling talking points,
    • Support staff in building confidence and comfort fundraising,
    • Set appropriate metrics and measures of success for acquisition, and
    • Track acquisition metrics and refining materials;
  • Organizing two membership drives a year, including one in partnership with Bike to Work Day; and
  • Representing WABA at our events, public community events, Combined Federal Campaign fairs, and beyond.

CRM Administration:

In collaboration with the Communications team, the Membership & Database Coordinator keeps Salesforce and several third-party apps (FormAssembly, Click & Pledge, Volunteers for Salesforce, and Phone2Action) running smoothly and supports staff in getting what they need from the system.

Activities to maintain and improve the database for WABA’s use include: 

  • Supporting staff in Salesforce, including onboarding, training, and helping problem-solve together, and making the database work for them;
  • Working with all staff to identify information needs, then develop processes, reports, and dashboards that provide that information;
  • Monitoring existing and future CRM needs or frustrations, getting out ahead of changes and challenges.

Additional Responsibilities:

The Membership & Database Coordinator will support and staff every major event. WABA is a small office and everyone ends up helping out with things like tidying up, stuffing envelopes (many of which this person will be mailing), loading our youth bike fleet into the van, and more.

Qualifications

Core Requirements

We perceive these competencies essential to the job:

  • Demonstrated success in—and a passion for!—fundraising;
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving in a technical environment;
  • Ability to communicate technical material (the database) in approachable language; 
  • Previous CRM database management, administration, or configuration experience;
  • A commitment to inclusivity and support for anyone coming to WABA, regardless of their background or lived experience; 
  • An ability to keep yourself organized, a commitment to follow through; and
  • A willingness to jump in and help out. 

Useful Skills & Experience

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

  • Experience with Salesforce, FormAssembly, Click & Pledge, Volunteers for Salesforce, and/or Phone2Action;
  • The ability to craft a compelling, engaging narrative;
  • Proficiency in Javascript and/or Microsoft Excel;
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist if and when you ride; and
  • An enthusiastic commitment to WABA’s mission.

Support

There’s a lot of work to do, and this person will be part of a mutually supportive team to help get it done. Additionally, the Membership & Database Coordinator has the support of:

  • A full staff and board committed to membership growth;
  • Thorough documentation of our Salesforce processes; and
  • Likely overlap with departing staff who have deep knowledge in WABA’s systems.

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 $43,000 – $45,000. WABA pays 100% of the health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.

Additional benefits include:

  • Vacation, sick and personal leave: 
    • Accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation starting in your first year, with additional hours in your third, fifth, and tenth year of service.
    • Accrue up to 160 hours annually of paid sick time starting in your first year. You 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.
  • Ten paid holidays annually following the federal holiday calendar.
  • A fun and relaxed office environment (currently 90% remote).
  • 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 “Membership & Database Coordinator” in the subject line. We anticipate interviews will begin in November with a start date in early January. That process will be fully remote and require a device suitable for video conferencing.

The candidate must be located in the Washington, DC area — while our office in NW DC is closed and we are working from home, the Membership & Database Coordinator is required to be in the empty office several times a month to process and mail membership cards and acknowledgements. 

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: Bike Camp Counselor

Position Overview

WABA’s Bike Camp! consists of six one-week sessions for kids to ride, explore, and have fun! Our Bike Camp! Counselor will keep things running smoothly, help the campers ride and work together as a team, build rapport and community, and make this summer one to remember.

During training, the Counselor will be taken through a thorough ride-safety course to learn the ins-and-outs of leading and supporting youths on bikes. Further training will include: security and safety procedures, emergency management, behavior management, food and health safety, team training, and more. Training will take place Thursday and Friday, June 25th and 26th.

Pay and Job Structure

This is a temporary, full-time position (38 hours/week). The season runs from Thursday, June 25th through Friday, August 7th. There will be no camp on the 4th of July. Bike Camp! Operates from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Counselors are expected to arrive at least 15 mins before camp opens. Pay will be $16.50 per hour. The Counselor team will be the primary staff responsible for the day-to-day operations of Bike Camp! and will report to our Camp Director, Jeff Wetzel.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • 0-2 years experience working with youth, preferably in a summer camp environment or similar.
  • Must be able to ride a bike in city traffic with competence and confidence enough to pay attention to the actions and well-being of other riders.
  • Understanding of and ability to communicate safe bicycling practices.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to provide a working bike and helmet.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.

About WABA

Making bicycling better through advocacy and education, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) promotes biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation. With more than 5,000 members region-wide, WABA serves bicyclists throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

How to Apply

This is a seasonal, full-time position (38 hours/week). The season runs from Thursday, June 25th through Friday, August 7th. There will be no camp on the 4th of July.

Send application materials to jobs@waba.org and include “Bike Camp Counselor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

To be considered, please submit a one-page resume and briefly answer the following questions:

  • How do you meet the qualifications listed above?
  • What makes you a great Bike Camp! Counselor?
  • Describe a positive experience you had while working with youth.

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2020, though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier.

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: Trail Rangers

Two people bike away from the camera on a trail - they are both pulling trailers with brooms and are wearing Trail Ranger uniform shirts.

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 five passionate and energetic professional trail champions with a wide range of skills and experiences for our 2020 Trail Ranger Team. We are looking for people who are dependable and thoughtful. Beyond this, there is not a standard job history, experience of biking, years of experience or skills set for previously successful Trail Rangers. Now in our eighth season, the Trail Ranger program is a beloved presence on local trails and has a strong reputation as a great working environment with high job satisfaction.

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, 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. 

The Trail Ranger season is expected to begin May 4th and end on September 31st, 2020. Pay will be $16.50 per hour for new Trail Rangers, and $17.50 per hour for returning Trail Rangers. WABA announces shift schedules well in advance and the program is designed to work for part-time employment knowing employees have other work and life commitments. 

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.
  • Work in shifts with a partner riding bikes at a relaxed, conversational pace on an 8 hour shift.
  • Collaborate with 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.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with regular trail users and community members.
    • Bring new users to the trail through community outreach and engagement.
  • Run cleanups and community events with the program coordinator.
  • Manage volunteers joining the team at events and on daily shifts. 
  • Perform inspections of trail conditions and maintenance of trail corridors including pruning branches, gathering trash, and removing obstructions.
  • Make regular reports on daily trail conditions, needs, and trends..
  • Be outside in all weather, with the exemption of thunderstorms and other hazardous conditions.
  • Each team member will be individually responsible for an operational project, including: team bike maintenance, tools maintenance, and shift supplies.
  • Learn about the trails, and neighborhoods served by the trails. 
  • Assist at other WABA events as needed.

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 16-24 hours per week in 8 hour shifts with weekday and weekend availability. Shifts are:
    • 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 May 4th to September 31st, 2020.
  • The ability to ride a bike with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails while pulling a trailer.
  • 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 on trail and neighborhood history, and the societal impacts of race, gender and identity and how they intersect with their job. 

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

Trail Rangers operate as a team program and benefit from the unique skills and talents of each team member. Ideally, one or more Trail Rangers will have:

  • Working knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance including patching a flat tire and adjusting brakes.
  • Fluency in Spanish, ASL or Amharic a strong plus.
  • Previous experience as a DC Trail Ranger.

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.

Apply

This position is part-time from May 4th, 2020 through September 31st, 2020 for approximately 20 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 23rd though candidates are strongly encouraged to apply earlier. Phone interviews will begin March 30th, hiring decisions will be made by April 15th and team orientation will be May 4th – May 7th. Phone calls at (202) 518-0524 x208 only if you do not have easy internet access 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.

Job(s): DC United Bike Ambassador

Do you love bicycling? Are you interested in educating others and sharing your passion? Do you want to earn extra money? Help WABA get soccer fans excited about bicycling. Answer questions, share resources, and bring the bike love! Consider applying to be a DC United Bike Ambassador.

Help Establish Bike Culture at Audi Field 

Being a DC United Bike Ambassador means that you want to support people who bike and encourage more people to try bicycling as a way to get to Audi Field. As a DC United Bike Ambassador you’ll set up a table at Audi Field to answer bicycle-related questions and distribute helpful resources to people attending the games. You’ll be on-site around Audi Field for the entire two-hour shift.

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing various shifts from February through October (with a possibility of additional shifts after October if DC United qualifies for the playoffs). Games are typically midday during weekends and evening during weekdays. 
  • Distribute print resources to community members, such as DC Bike Maps, Quick Start Guides, DC Pocket Law Guides, Capital Bikeshare information, and other WABA education and promotional materials.
  • Answering questions in a helpful and supportive manner. That means meeting folks where they are at – no mansplaining, no bicycle jargon. 

Qualifications

  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.
  • Willingness and excitement to learn and share information about bicycling safety, traffic law, skills, and WABA’s bike encouragement philosophy
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • The willingness to be positive, engaging, and approachable in a public setting.

Additional Skills

  • Let us know if you have conversational fluency in Spanish, ASL, or Amharic

Pay and Job Structure

We are looking for 10 people to work shifts this season. Bike Ambassadors are 1099 independent contractors, paid $17/hour with a 2 hour commitment per game. Audi Field will host 2-4 games per month, so we expect each person to work an average of 1-3 games per month. 

To be considered, please email jobs@waba.org with the subject heading “DC United Bike Ambassador” by Thursday, February 20th and your answer to these questions:

  1. What interests you about being a DC United Bike Ambassador?
  2. What methods have you found effective in engaging people in conversations around a cause? (bicycling or otherwise)

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 800 miles of planned trails into pavement that people can walk and bike on. You’ll work with a host of grassroots advocates from across the region, and you’ll hold a leadership role in the Capital Trails Coalition, 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 media, and you will work closely with the Advocacy Director, the Executive Director, the Coalition Steering Committee and other key organizational staff to achieve WABA’s advocacy goals.  

The Team

The WABA Advocacy team is six staff: the Advocacy Director, four organizers, and the Trails Coalition Manager. Together with a network of volunteers and allies, we fight for (and win!) better places to bike: a network of connected, equitably distributed, low stress bike lanes and trails.

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 Coalition’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 Capital Trails Coalition and its Steering Committee: You’ll help coordinate Coalition and committee meetings, oversee Coalition 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.

Qualifications

The Trails Coalition Manager will have: 

  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in coalition building or grassroots organizing;
  • 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;
  • Strong project management and organization skills;
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers; and
  • The ability to write clearly and persuasively. 

Additional qualifications and experience that are helpful but not required:

  • Understanding of regional planning and agency structures and decision-making processes;
  • Experience working in multiple sectors (nonprofit, agency, or private sector);
  • Experience navigating government agencies (including but not limited to National Park Service, departments of transportation, and metropolitan planning organizations);
  • Demonstrated management experience including leading a team, strategic planning and/or capacity building;
  • Knowledge of trails infrastructure and policies; 
  • Language proficiency in Spanish, ASL, or another non-English language; 
  • Experience advocating for change in a complex environment;
  • Comfort using Google suite and Salesforce; and
  • Experience planning events.

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

Benefits

  • Full-time salaried exempt position with generous comp time in exchange for overtime.
  • Expected salary range is $50,000 to $52,000.
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance premiums.
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
  • Committed colleagues and a fun working environment.
  • 403(b) retirement program, with 5% employer match after one-year of service.
  • Optional voluntary insurance including accident, life, short & long term disability. 

Employment Details

The position is based in the WABA office in Adams Morgan, Washington DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with flex time in exchange. The position requires some regional travel for meetings. 

About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Making bicycling better through advocacy and education, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) promotes biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation. With more than 5,000 members region-wide, WABA serves bicyclists throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Apply

Send a compelling cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Trails Coalition Manager” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Position available immediately. Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, February 21th, 2020.

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 a 20×20 Campaign Organizer

Can you turn enthusiasm into action? Do you love connecting people to their power? Do you have experience in distributed organizing?

WABA is looking for a 20×20 Campaign Organizer. This is a one-year position to accelerate and win our campaign for 20 miles of new protected bike lanes in the District of Columbia by the end of 2020. 

The Team

The WABA Advocacy team currently has five staff: the Advocacy Director, one trails-focused staffer, and three organizers. 

Together with a network of volunteers and allies, we fight for (and win!) better places to bike: connected, protected, and equitably distributed bike lanes and off-street trails. 

The Position

WABA’s 20×20 Campaign is a city-wide effort to increase the pace of protected bike lane implementation and compel the District to build 20 new miles of protected bike lanes by the end of 2020. 

The 20×20 Campaign Organizer identifies and organizes grassroots support, and empowers community advocates to be effective leaders in this campaign. In this position, you will:

  • Organize passionate, dense pockets of support for more protected bike lanes and safer streets in Washington DC.
  • Organize four or more ward-focused advocate groups to plan and lead discrete campaigns for protected bike lanes in each ward. These groups meet at least monthly to plan effective, fun, and inclusive campaigns.
  • Grow grassroots leadership through one on one mentorship, group trainings, effective follow up, and escalation.
  • Welcome, support and empower community members to be effective advocates.
  • Assist advocates in the development of strategic campaigns and effective tactics.
  • Draft compelling action alerts, blog posts, and campaign materials.
  • Coordinate action alerts, blog posts and other campaign communications sourced from advocates.
  • Attend frequent evening and weekend community meetings, planning sessions, or campaign actions.
  • Assist the Advocacy team in planning, staffing events, drafting comment letters, and other duties as needed.
  • WABA is a small office and everyone ends up helping out with things like event staffing, stuffing envelopes, loading our youth bike fleet into the van, and tidying up. 

Qualifications

Core skills:

You’ll need to be able to: 

  • Listen, learn, and build trusting relationships
  • Manage distributed organizing campaigns
  • Train volunteers in campaigning
  • Manage projects from start to finish
  • Communicate with diverse audiences with an inclusive spirit
  • Write clearly and persuasively

Useful experience and skills:

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

  • Experience engaging and navigating government agencies 
  • An understanding of current best practices for low-stress bike infrastructure
  • An understanding of the intersections between transportation, justice, equity and sustainability
  • Experience with political or policy organizing
  • Professional experience facilitating meetings

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
  • WABA’s Advocacy Team is hardworking and supportive, and has spent six months building up this campaign.  
  • WABA’s Comms Team is here to help you get the right messages to the right people
  • WABA’s Programs team is already on the ground all across the District.
  • Wins you can ride your bike on. 

Benefits

  • Full-time employment.
  • Expected salary range is $44,000 to $46,000
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
  • Committed colleagues and a fun working environment.
  • 403(b) retirement program with 5% employer match after one-year of service.
  • Optional voluntary accident and disability insurance programs.

About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

Making bicycling better through advocacy and education, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) promotes biking as a healthy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly form of transportation and recreation. With more than 5,000 members region-wide, WABA serves bicyclists throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Contact

Send a compelling cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “20×20 Campaign Organizer” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Position available immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

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: Community Outreach Coordinator

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This position is being re-posted. We have updated and clarified a few of the job requirements. If you have applied before, please note the changes we have made below.

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 bicycle-riding 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 be part of the staff team to develop new approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement in line with WABA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the region.

Do you have a deep understanding of how being women/trans/femme and Latinx impacts and shapes the bicycling experience in the DC region? Please apply!

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 split their time evenly between both programs. They 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.  Concurrently, the Coordinator will expand WABA’s Latinx outreach into a cohesive and establish program informed by and building on the mentorship model. 

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 and Latinx 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.

Requirements

You should apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Deeply lived experience and/or cultural competence with the prioritized communities suitable to lead professional programming.
  • A nuanced understanding of the societal impacts of race, gender, identity, and how they intersect with their job and  willingness to further their knowledge.
  • Native, bilingual, or full professional proficiency in Spanish.

Qualifications

You should apply if you meet 85 – 100% 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.
  • Experience leading public outreach.
  • Creative ideas for events and engagement.
  • 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 to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Community Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. WABA expects candidates to demonstrate how they meet the listed job requirements in their cover letters. 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, December 6th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Se Solicita Coordinadorx de Promoción Comunitaria

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La Asociación de Ciclistas del Área de Washington, WABA, está buscando unx Coordinadorx de Promoción Comunitaria de tiempo completo para unirse a nuestro equipo de Programas. Esta posición será responsable por la promoción 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 Promoción) 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.

¿Tiene usted una comprensión profunda de cómo ser mujeres / trans / femme y latinx impacta a la experiencia de andar en bicicleta en la región de DC? Entonces por favor envíenos su solicitud!

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 promoción 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 Promoción 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 Promoción 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 promoción 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.

Requisitos

Usted debe presentar una solicitud si cumple con los siguientes criterios:

  • Experiencia vivida y/o competencia cultural con las comunidades priorizadas adecuada para desarrollar un programa profesional. 
  • Tener un conocimiento sobre los impactos sociales de la raza, el género, la identidad y cómo se intersectan con su trabajo, además de ganas de ampliar su conocimiento. 
  • Dominio nativo, bilingüe o profesional completo en español y inglés.

Calificaciones

Usted debe presentar una solicitud si cumple con  85 – 100% 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 promoción pública.
  • 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.
  • 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 andar en su bicicleta de una manera segura 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 $ 40,000-45,000. 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 Promoción) 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 a jobs@waba.org. Por favor incluya “Coordinadorx de Promoción 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; esta posición permanecerá publicada hasta que se cubra. Se recomienda a personas interesadas ​​que presenten sus solicitudes antes del viernes, 6 de diciembre. Solo los candidatos seleccionados para una entrevista serán contactados.


We’re Hiring: Advocacy Director

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a creative, innovative and effective Advocacy Director to achieve the advocacy goals of the organization outlined in WABA’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. The Advocacy Director will lead a team of four+ staff members and our extensive volunteer grassroots advocacy network. WABA advocacy focuses on expanding the bicycling network and making the streets safer for people.

The Advocacy Director is a high-profile representative of the organization to communities, public officials and the media. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Advocacy Director works directly with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, and other key organizational staff to achieve WABA’s goals in line with our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The ideal candidate must believe in empowering and organizing communities, share WABA’s vision for better biking in the region, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and inspire a growing advocacy team, including conducting weekly check-ins, performance reviews, and other managerial and administrative tasks.
  • Set advocacy department’s annual work plan, with input from staff and Board of Directors that is consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Develop, execute and win transportation infrastructure, policy and legislative campaigns in line with the WABA Strategic Plan.
  • Develop WABA’s networks and relationships with other non-profit organizations, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies and community leaders.
  • Monitor and prioritize effective organizational involvement in major projects, public budgets and campaigns that impact bicycling .
  • Serve as the organizational representative to the media on advocacy issues.
  • Contribute to the organization’s fundraising and development efforts to grow advocacy capacity through membership growth, donation solicitation and grant writing.
  • Management of current and future grant funded projects necessary to fulfill grant obligations.

 Qualifications

  • Demonstrated management experience including leading a team, strategic planning, and capacity building.
  • Proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate and evaluate employees.
  • Experience advocating for change in a complex environment.
  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, Washington regional politics.
  • Experience with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations, PACs and the legal restrictions of each.
  • Must be able to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to work closely with others.
  • Experience working in diverse communities and on diverse teams of staff and volunteers.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in communication, public policy, urban planning, transportation, political science, or a related field; or equivalent professional experience.
  • Masters or legal degree desired, though not required.

Employment Details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $60,000-$65,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with comp time in exchange. This position will report to WABA’s Executive Director.

Benefits include health/dental insurance (WABA covers 100% of the premium for full-time staff); flexible work schedule; 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 ice cream. 

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 one PDF to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Advocacy Director” in the subject line. 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 Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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. 6,000 dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its 47 year history.

WABA is building a region where, in 2020, we’ll see three times the number of people riding bikes. And, by 2035, every single person will live within one mile of a dedicated safe place to bike. We envision a region in which biking is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.

We’re hiring: are you WABA’s next Events Coordinator?

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks an impeccably organized, enthusiastic Events Coordinator to execute and grow WABA’s signature events portfolio: the Sprouts Ride, the Sweet Ride & Shindig, the 50 States Ride, WABA in the Wild, the Cider Ride, and the Bicyclists’ Choice Awards.

We seek a process-oriented fundraiser with sincere people skills and someone with enthusiasm for WABA’s mission. There is space for the right candidate to creatively reimagine and reshape our events portfolio with an eye towards revenue growth.

The Events Coordinator reports to the Development Director and works closely with WABA’s development team and collaborates regularly with other staff. Like all staff at this smaller nonprofit, this person is required to assist with general organization-wide/administrative duties and at major events, including those which they don’t manage.

Responsibilities

The Events Coordinator plans, organizes, and implements six high-quality events annually, with 150 – 750 attendees, to meet a revenue goal of $175,000+:

  • Coordinate all event logistics, including but not limited to:
    • Scouting and mapping routes;
    • Securing venues;
    • Securing and organizing event supplies;
    • Tracking event budgets (revenue and expenses);
    • Overseeing volunteers and staff during the event; and
    • Managing all day-of event logistics and execution.
  • Drive event registration in collaboration with the Communications team, which includes drafting clear, concise, and exciting content.
  • Work closely with WABA’s Business Partnerships Coordinator to secure event sponsors and ensure a quality experience for them, from promotion to event activation to wrap-up.
  • Ensure a quality attendee experience by:
    • Planning and 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.
  • Cultivate a community of WABA supporters surrounding events, including but not limited to:
    • WABA in the Wild riders and alumni (who spend several months fundraising for WABA before enjoying a supported tour on the C&O Canal Towpath);
    • Host committee volunteers; and
    • Event volunteers, who are the backbone of WABA’s rides.
  • Assist the development team with additional tasks or responsibilities as needed to achieve the team’s—and the organization’s—short- and long-term goals.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have some of these qualifications, but they’re not required:

  • Demonstrated success in—and a passion for!—fundraising;
  • An enthusiastic commitment to WABA’s mission;
  • Experience organizing large-scale, outdoor recreation events; and
  • Experience with Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, or other CRM tools.

Desired competencies include:

  • Strong project management skills;
  • A deadline-oriented approach to work;
  • The ability to balance multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously;
  • Computer literacy skills with experience using the Google Suite and Microsoft Office (graphic design skills a plus);
  • Enthusiastic, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written;
  • Comfort bicycling about 30 miles in the city.

The job also requires:

  • A current driver’s license, clean driving record, and the willingness to occasionally drive and parallel park a 19.5-foot cargo van;
  • The ability to lift 40 pounds to un/load event supplies in and out of a truck;
  • A flexible schedule surrounding events, including occasional nights and less frequent long, weekend days (with compensatory time);
  • A willingness to jump in and help out the team; and
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist if and when you ride.

Employment Details

This position is full-time. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with compensatory time in exchange. Expected salary range is $38,000-$42,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.

Benefits include health/dental insurance (WABA covers 100% of the premium for full-time staff); flexible work schedule; 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 ice cream.

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 compelling cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Events Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls or visits, please.

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 47 year history.

WABA is building a region where, in 2020, we’ll see three times the number of people riding bikes. And, by 2035, every single person will live within one mile of a dedicated safe place to bike. We envision 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.