We’re Hiring! Education Program Coordinator

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

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is looking for an Education Program Coordinator to join our bicycle education program. We are looking for someone with experience teaching youth ages 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 Education Program Coordinator is expected to begin employment in March 2023. Pay will be $49,200 – $57,500 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.

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

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

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

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 or more years of experience of in-school or after school physical, athletic, or outdoor education with youth ages 5-18.
  • The ability to pass DC Public Schools’ volunteering requirements, including a tuberculosis test and criminal background check.
  • The ability to ride a bike in mixed city traffic and off-street trails.
  • A valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and the ability to drive a large van in city traffic.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds for van loading and load out. 
  • Current certifications, or the willingness and ability to obtain the certifications within the first two months of employment, for:
  • 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 (100% covered by WABA). 
  • Support with the registration costs for the First Aid/CPR certification (100% covered by WABA).

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full time salaried exempt position with an expected salary range of $49,200 to $57,500. 
  • 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 “Education Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Applications are due by February 5, 2023 and we expect the position to start in March 2023. 

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: Maryland Organizer 

Can you turn enthusiasm into action? Do you love connecting people to their power? Do you have experience working with coalitions to win legislative and budget victories?

WABA is looking for a Maryland Organizer. This is a one-year position to accelerate our efforts to make Maryland’s streets safer for all road users. 

Position Overview

The Maryland Organizer will advocate for safer State roads for people biking and walking in Maryland. The Maryland Organizer will work with coalition partners to build political pressure and critical state-level relationships in the executive branch in addition to the legislature to win a reimagined network of bikeable, walkable state roads in MD.

The Maryland Organizer will be part of WABA’s supportive and collaborative Advocacy Team, and report directly to the Advocacy Director. 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. 

Maryland Organizer Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with advocates and other community coalitions in Maryland to build deep support among state-level elected officials for bikeable, walkable State roads in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County;
  • Build a neatly-packaged Montgomery County infrastructure and funding proposal for advocates and elected officials to rally around. This will include:
    • Evaluating the existing state roads against Montgomery county’s crash risk rubric; 
    • Identifying key corridors in Montgomery County for improvement (certainly to include MD-190 (River Road), MD-97 (Georgia Avenue), MD-650 (New Hampshire Road), MD-185 (Connecticut Avenue), for example); 
    • Defining appropriate and feasible countermeasures, such as narrowing travel lanes for motor vehicles, lowering speed limits, widening sidewalks, and installing cement-protected bike lanes;
    • Identifying potential funding sources at the state, county and Federal levels for such countermeasures/infrastructure on state roads.
  • Educate individual community advocates and community leaders on key issues through community meetings, walking tours, and bike rides in Montgomery County and  Prince George’s County; 
  • Support the expansion of WABA’s grassroots organizing work in Prince George’s County, where traffic fatalities outpace much of the region.
  • Cultivate new supporters in Maryland through grassroots outreach and coalition building;
  • Communicate and build relationships with relevant local and regional press members to ensure coverage of transit issues in news media;
  • Draft compelling action alerts, blog posts, and campaign materials;
  • Coordinate action alerts, blog posts and other campaign communications;

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

(Consider applying if you meet 75% of these requirements) The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience or background in the following:

Core Skills:

  • 2-3 years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, and/or political campaigns
  • Event planning
  • Manage projects from start to finish
  • Experience building and maintaining diverse coalitions or direct experience working with underserved communities
  • Commitment to equity and social justice
  • Familiarity with the legislative process, particularly at the county and state in Maryland
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Technological fluency. The organizer will create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with our members and the public via a myriad of online organizing tools, including WordPress and Salesforce. The advocacy team uses Google office tools (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office tools to collaborate on work.

Useful Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with safe streets issues in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County strongly preferred
  • Experience engaging and navigating government agencies
  • Applying creative thinking to organizing 
  • Ability to quickly digest and distill complicated information
  • Comfort speaking in front of large groups, leading meetings, and working with diverse stakeholders

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), 12-month position with a monthly salary of $4,333. The position may be extended, depending on further funding. Benefits include employer covered health/dental insurance, generous flex and comp time policy, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, and fun working environment.

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. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

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.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

About WABA

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.

Visit our about page to read about our values, theory of change and more.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to Jeremiah Lowery at jobs@waba.org with “Maryland Organizer” in the subject line. In your application materials, please help us understand your suitability for the role, how you would contribute to the diversity of WABA’s staff, and let us know where you learned about the position.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, January 6th, 2022. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please, no phone calls.

Call For Moderators for our Women & Bicycles Facebook Group

Two women with folding bikes laugh together in front of a red brick wall.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s (WABA)Women & Bicycles Program is looking for 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 (total) will collectively:

  • Spur and contribute to group engagement in the online space.
  • Approve and admin of group membership requests on a daily 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 daily coverage. 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 at midnight on December 21. We anticipate virtual orientation happening the week of January 2. 

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

We’re hiring: Outreach Director

Do you enjoy connecting people and communities to bicycling and the outdoors? Can you cultivate a thriving, efficient team? Do you love setting a persuasive and driving vision?

We’re hiring an Outreach Director to lead our outreach and education programs, strategy, and staff.

About the Team

WABA’s programs focus on building networks and engaging people with WABA’s vision of a region with a just and sustainable transportation system where walking, biking, and transit are the best ways to get around. Our approach acknowledges that identity, neighborhoods, lived experience and other factors shape everyone’s experience with public space and bicycling, and therefore outreach must be specific, responsive to needs, and culturally competent.

Our programs include our education programming for adults, youth and families, two of WABA’s and the District of Columbia’s flagship programs– the DC Trail Rangers and the DC Bike Ambassadors– and our regional outreach program with a focus on WABA’s priority constituencies. We have 12 dedicated, full-time staff members, in addition to supportive volunteers and a cohort of instructors.

Job Responsibilities 

The Outreach Director oversees WABA’s outreach and education programs, strategy, and staff. The Director provides organizational and strategic leadership, helping to build broad public support for bicycling and to bring about positive changes for our region.

  • Lead the creation, implementation, and refinement of an outreach strategy that is creative, innovative, and inclusive, and in line with WABA’s strategic plan and focused on our priority constituencies, 
  • Ensure close collaboration between WABA’s outreach and advocacy programs and campaigns. 
  • Oversee the technical and financial delivery of grants and contracts, including our DC Trail Ranger program and our bicycle education and outreach programs. 
  • Support the expansion of WABA’s networks and relationships with other non-profit organizations, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies and community leaders, especially in WABA’s priority constituencies.  
  • Supervise WABA’s Programs team with a lens towards managing for diversity, equity, and inclusion, helping to grow and expand staff’s professional skills and experience.
  • Direct program risk management reporting, evaluation and training to ensure safe programs and develop cohesive program standards and processes.
  • As a member of WABA’s senior management team, engage on strategic decision making, organizational management, collective problem solving, cross-team collaboration, risk and financial management, and priority-setting.
  • Develop and implement new programs and initiatives in line with the Strategic Plan and contribute to fundraising and development efforts to expand programming areas and constituencies, in partnership with the Development Team.
  • Represent WABA at public speaking engagements, conferences, and coalitions to advance our outreach partnerships and opportunities. 

Qualifications 

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

  • At least seven years of experience, including:
    • At least five years of program management experience, including developing, managing and analyzing program and organizational budgets;
    • Creating and implementing high-level programmatic and strategic goals for a team;
    • At least three years of demonstrated team management and leadership experience.
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative, and working collaboratively within a team.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills, including excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • 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 ability to organize time wisely and balance many projects.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and capacity to innovate.
  • An authentic passion for WABA’s mission and vision and enthusiasm for our organizational values.
  • 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 skills and experience (these are great to have, but not required):

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, including local municipal and county governments and the National Park Service. 
  • Experience with field-based operations programs. 
  • Working fluency in Spanish, ASL and/or Amharic.
  • Experience with the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework. 
  • Experience with Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs) and Salesforce.
  • The ability to ride a bike, with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails, and a commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist if and when you ride.
  • Experience in physical, athletics, or outdoor education, instruction, or teaching.
  • Current driver’s license, clean driving record, and the willingness to occasionally— and very safely— drive and parallel park a 19.5-foot cargo van. WABA will work to accommodate great candidates who cannot meet this requirement.

Working at WABA

Location

This position will be based in WABA’s Adams Morgan office. The Outreach Director role is classified as Hybrid Flex– working primarily remotely, but requiring routine in-person and in-office work. Specific in-person days are determined by the employee and their manager based on priorities and program needs. Employees may be required to work additional days in the office or in the field to support specific projects or activities.

Support 

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

  • A collaborative and dedicated professional team to support your onboarding, and mutual success and growth.
  • Decades of leadership in the promotion of bicycling and an established, successful program with over 10 years of experience across the region.
  • A network of 15,000 members and donors across the Washington, DC region.
  • Existing networks and relationships with non-profit organizations, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies and community leaders.

The Outreach Director reports to the Deputy Director, and manages the Education and Outreach Manager, two Trail Ranger managers, and the Culture and Engagement Manager.

Compensation & Benefits 

This is a full time salaried exempt position with compensatory time in exchange for additional weekend and evening hours worked. The salary starts between $69,700 and $78,000. Other benefits include:

  • 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.
    • One-to-one compensatory time in exchange for any additional hours worked. 
  • 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 cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with “Outreach Director” in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Position available immediately. Applications accepted until January 22, 2023. The interview process will be remote and require a device suitable for video conferencing. Expected start date is on or around February 15, 2023.

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.

About WABA

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.

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.

We’re hiring: Development and Membership Manager

Do you have a passion for connecting people with the issues that matter most to them? Are you a talented communicator and experienced fundraiser who loves talking to people and is eager to take on the challenge of meeting ambitious revenue goals—alongside an enthusiastic team?

WABA is hiring a Development and Membership Manager to oversee our fundraising appeals and membership drives as part of a team working to raise a combined $1m of unrestricted revenue/year. 

About the Team

The Development and Membership Manager is a member of WABA’s Development and Communications Team. Our team’s job is to connect people to the work that’s most relevant to them, building our community of donors and advocates to strengthen and sustain WABA for the long-term.  That means:

  • Growing and sustaining 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.
  • Working closely with staff across the organization to tell the story of their work in a way that moves donors to invest in our mission.
  • Ensuring that actionable, relevant content gets to members, supporters, the press, and the public.

This position reports to the Development Director.

Job Responsibilities 

Fundraising

  • Implement two fundraising appeal campaigns per year, each with print and digital components, with a combined revenue goal of $250,000; 
  • Organize two membership drives a year, including one in partnership with Bike to Work Day, with a combined revenue goal of $80,000;
  • Collaborate closely with other staff in external-facing roles, especially WABA’s outreach and advocacy staff, to:
    • Craft thoughtful and compelling talking points about organizational mission and impact, and
    • Support staff in building confidence and comfort fundraising;

Sustaining and Expanding Membership

  • Work with staff across the organization to grow WABA’s membership, working towards our goals of reaching 10,000 members by 2025  and expanding our membership base to reflect  the diversity of people who bike in our region; 
  • Design and implement occasional membership appreciation and engagement events, both in-person (when safe) and online, including organizing the Annual Member Meeting and keeping the online Membership Hub and Member Extras pages up to date;
  • Regularly update membership materials with relevant, engaging information;
  • Respond to member inquiries by phone or email kindly, accurately, and within one business day (often to connect them with another relevant WABA staff member);

Team Responsibilities 

  • Be an enthusiastic team player on the Dev/Comms team, including working full-day shifts at 3 weekend Signature Events, and being available to lend a hand and few hours here and there to help teammates with event prep, thank you note writing, phone banking, and brainstorming.

Qualifications 

Core Skills

We perceive these competencies as essential to the job:

  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience in nonprofit development, including demonstrated success in—and passion for!— membership acquisition or fundraising
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to adapt writing style for different audiences 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects on overlapping timelines;
  • A commitment to inclusivity and support for anyone coming to WABA, regardless of their background or lived experience; 
  • Comfort with picking up the phone to call a donor to say thank you or make an ask.
  • An authentic passion for WABA’s mission,  enthusiasm for our vision, and ability to work in alignment with organizational values.

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:  

  • Proficiency with:
    • Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs)
    • Salesforce or another Customer Relationship Management software
    • WordPress
    • Mac OS platforms & software
  • Knowledge of transportation equity; and
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist if and when you ride.

Working at WABA

Hybrid Remote/In-Office Position

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

WABA is a hybrid workplace. While some of this job can be done remotely, the Development and Membership Manager is required to be in the office in NW DC for in-person development events and event prep, as well during busy periods around appeals and membership drives. 

Support 

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

  • A mutually supportive team to…
    • Support your onboarding to the organization
    • answer questions about our database and work processes so you can  learn to navigate these systems on your own, and 
    • provide introduction to and perspective on our donor base and membership program
  • Well-documented membership, donation, and Salesforce processes 
  • A staff and board committed to membership growth
  • A network of 15,000 members and donors across the Washington, DC region
  • A hybrid workplace with options for remote and in-person work to fit the needs of your job responsibilities and schedule

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 $55,000 – $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.
  • 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

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.

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.

How to Apply

Send the following to jobs@waba.org with “Development and Membership Manager” in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Two short writing samples (250-500 words each) composed for different audiences.

No phone calls please.

We anticipate interviews will begin in late November-early December, with a start date in early-mid January. The interview process will be remote and require a device suitable for video conferencing.

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: Executive Director

About the organization:

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is a 501(c)(3), member-supported organization. We just celebrated the 50th anniversary of our founding, in 1972.

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. Transportation equity is central to our work. When we’re successful, our transportation system looks different — easier to use, accessible to everyone, more affordable, and climate-resilient — and more people join us for the ride.

We educate and advocate in The District of Columbia, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Arlington County, Fairfax County and the city of Alexandria.

About the opportunity:

Our new executive director will join us at a moment of transformation, as the entire Washington region is on the cusp of a more sustainable future. Thanks in large part to WABA’s years of advocacy, governments are prioritizing biking and walking in a way we couldn’t have pictured 50 years ago – each year, miles of new infrastructure make riding safer. A prime example is upper Beach Drive, now closed to cars year-round.

Even so, much work remains. The mobility that our transportation network provides and the safety and the health burdens it creates are unjustly distributed. While car convenience was prioritized across the board, cities and towns also used transportation planning as a tool to divide, exclude and displace communities of color. The legacy of underinvesting in basic services like sidewalks and transit, disconnecting street grids, and bulldozing neighborhoods to build highways will take far more work to repair. 

To advance WABA’s mission, our new executive director will inspire, guide and collaborate with our staff, supporters and partners. Core responsibilities include:

  • Lead WABA in strategically executing our mission and living our values, working to advance transportation equity as outlined in our strategic plan. 
  • Maintain and grow WABA’s fiscal health and integrity, ensuring we have the financial resources to meet our ambitious vision.
  • Manage and oversee WABA’s staff and systems. 
  • Represent WABA externally. The Executive Director is a powerful spokesperson for WABA and is uniquely positioned to develop relationships on our behalf. 

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works from our Washington, DC office. The salary range starts at $120,000.

Candidate qualifications:

The ideal candidate will bring:

  • Passion for WABA’s mission: Must be able to tap into a personal passion around biking’s essential role in our transportation system, be willing to travel around the area in harmony with WABA’s vision and be able to participate in WABA events. 
  • Fundraising: Must be able to cultivate relationships, paint an inspiring vision, apply emotional intelligence and confidently make big asks. We strongly prefer a history of fundraising results and experience developing fundraising strategy. 
  • Equity and justice: We require experience identifying and addressing barriers to equity. Candidates must be able to listen to and connect authentically with a wide range of people, and to reflect on and thoughtfully address misunderstandings or missteps.
  • Vision and leading through change: We require a history of bringing people together around a vision and through times of transition, at either a team or organization level. 
  • Management: At least five years of management experience; longer experience and a history of supervising senior employees across multiple functions are strongly preferred. We require a history of turning plans into impact, as well as literacy of financial statements, standard nonprofit financial practices and internal controls. 
  • Work context: We strongly prefer experience in the nonprofit sector. Significant volunteer service or relevant experience in government could qualify. Ability to navigate the Google Suite (chat, documents, shared calendars) and other digital tools is required.
  • Advocacy and building community partnerships: Experience as an advocate or building partnerships is welcome but not required, as are existing relationships and positive reputation in the DC area.
  • Transportation policy experience: Given staff’s deep knowledge, we do not require experience in transportation policy, though we welcome past work in this or related fields. We do require the ability to learn our issues quickly, conduct executive-level conversations with stakeholders and weigh in on high-level policy-related decisions.

To apply:

Please use this link to submit your resume and a cover letter that addresses how your experience and qualifications align with what we seek.  

Jami Armstrong, Executive Search Consultant at Nonprofit HR, is the lead search consultant for this engagement.

WE’RE HIRING: VISION ZERO OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Interested in being a part of a movement to end traffic fatalities and severe injuries in DC? WABA is hiring a Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator 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.

Position Overview

The Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator will act as a community organizer, mobilizing support to keep the District moving forward with commitments to Vision Zero.  The Coordinator will work to build better relationships between road users of various ages, regardless of mode choice.

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

Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

Vision Zero Outreach

  • Build community support for Vision Zero through regular outreach events throughout the District, specifically focused on Wards 1, 2, and 6;
  • Partner with AARP-DC and Senior (age 55+) organizations in wards 1, 2 and/or 6 to host a Vision Zero neighborhood block party for Seniors. 
  • Partner with drivers’ schools in ward 1, 2 or 6 to host a Vision Zero educational safety walk and learn, where representatives from DDOT will be present to educate drivers’ school instructors on incorporating sharing the road with bicyclists safety tips into their curriculum
  • Partner with DDOT and youth-led organizations in Wards 1, 2, or 6 to host an educational bike ride to educate young bikers about bike safety when sharing the road with cars, and about driving safety when/if they choose to one day operate a motor vehicle, as well as how to report a crash. 
  • Create a short traffic safety educational video to share with drivers schools, youth groups and Senior Groups in Wards 1, 2, and 6. 

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

(Consider applying if you meet 75% of these requirements) The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience or background in the following:

Core Skills:

  • Grassroots or community organizing
  • Event planning
  • Commitment to equity and social justice
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Technological fluency. The coordinator will create and maintain spreadsheets, run reports, and communicate with our members and the public via a myriad of online organizing tools, including WordPress and Salesforce. The advocacy team uses Google office tools (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office tools to collaborate on work.

Useful Skills and 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 them:

  • Familiarity with safe streets issues strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with DC Wards 1, 2, and 6 preferred
  • Experience engaging with older adults and young people preferred

Compensation and Benefits

This is a 10-month contract position with a monthly salary of $4,100.  The contract may be extended, depending on further funding. This is a full-time, salaried position. Benefits include employer covered health/dental insurance, generous flex and comp time policy, vacation, sick and personal leave, committed colleagues, and fun working environment.

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. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

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.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.

About WABA

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.

Visit our about page to read about our values, theory of change and more.

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume in one PDF to Stephanie Tulowetzke at jobs@waba.org with “Vision Zero Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. In your application materials, please help us understand your suitability for the role, how you would contribute to the diversity of WABA’s staff, and let us know where you learned about the position.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday, November 28, 2022. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please, no phone calls.

We’re Hiring: Trail Ranger Associate Director

Do you enjoy connecting people and communities to the outdoors? Can you cultivate a thriving, efficient team? Would you win a staring contest with an Excel spreadsheet? 

We’re looking for an organized, compassionate networker to be WABA’s Trail Ranger Associate Director. 

The Team

The Trail Ranger Associate Director is part of WABA’s Programs Team. The fourteen-person team runs WABA’s outreach, education, and trails maintenance programs. The DC Trail Ranger program consists of the Associate Director, DC Trail Rangers, and Outreach and Operations Managers. The Associate Director reports to WABA’s Programs Director.

WABA’s DC 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, trail maintenance, trail user assistance, and community engagement. Trail Rangers cover paved multi-use trails within the District, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Anacostia River Trail, Marvin Gaye Trail, Oxon Run Trail, I-295 Trail and connecting street routes. You can learn more about the Trail Ranger Program here.

The Job

The Associate Director manages and implements the DC Trail Ranger program. 

  • Provide technical and budget oversight, lead on grant deliverables and outcomes.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate progress towards program strategy, annual budgets, and work plans. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely grant reporting and invoicing.
  • Lead a team of eight Trail Ranger staff, with a lens towards managing for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Support staff development, professional skills and experience, maximize impact and managing risk. 
  • Direct risk management reporting, evaluation and training to ensure safe programs.
  • Facilitate collaboration across team and organization.
  • Develop WABA’s networks and relationships with other nonprofit organizations, businesses, elected public officials, governmental agencies and community leaders in the trail corridors and beyond. 
  • Represent WABA at public speaking engagements, conferences, and on coalitions, including the Capital Trails Coalition, to advance our outreach partnerships and opportunities.
  • Collaborate on regional trails advocacy for current and future trails.    

Required Qualifications

You should apply if you meet at least 75% of the following:

  • At least five years of program management experience.
  • At least three years of full-time experience mentoring, developing, and evaluating employees.
  • At least three years of experience managing a field operations program. 
  • Experience developing, managing and analyzing program budgets.
  • Proven track record for working collaboratively within and across teams.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and public speaking skills, including excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission, vision, and diversity, inclusion and equity goals, including a nuanced 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 ability to ride a bike, with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails.

The Trail Ranger Associate Director must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section II and Mayor’s Order 2021-147, Section VI, or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

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:

  • Experience with government grant program management and reporting.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and capacity to innovate.
  • Lived experience with our program trails, and the nearby neighbors and neighborhoods, especially near Marvin Gaye and Oxon Run trails.
  • Experience building connections and relationships trail communities and organizations.
  • Experience engaging and navigating federal and local government agencies, including DC government and National Park Service. 
  • Experience with paved multi-use trail or park maintenance operations. 
  • Experience with urban watershed restoration and management. 
  • Trained or formal experience with mid-Atlantic ecology, and invasive and native plant identification. 
  • Experience with Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs) and Salesforce.
  • Working fluency in Spanish, ASL and/or Amharic.

Benefits

  • Full-time employment. Fulfillment and year-over-year continuity of this role is subject to funding. 
  • Expected salary range is from $69,700 to $81,400.
  • 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 weeks paid parental leave and up to eight 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 insurance benefits including life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability.
  • A fun and relaxed workplace environment.

About the Washington Area Bicyclist Association

WABA empowers people to ride bikes, build connections, and transform places. We envision a just and sustainable transportation system where walking, biking, and transit are the best ways to get around. With more than 7,000 members region-wide, WABA serves people biking and walking throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, including the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Location

This position will be based in WABA’s Adams Morgan office. The Trail Ranger Associate Director role is classified as Hybrid Flex– working primarily remotely, but requiring routine in-person and in-office work. Specific in-person days are determined by the employee and their manager based on their annual work plan and program needs. Employees may be required to work additional days in the office or in the field to support specific projects or activities.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@waba.org with Trail Ranger Associate Director 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! 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 two 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 dependable and thoughtful people who can grow into their roles and join our existing field team. 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 shape some particulars of how the program is run.

These positions are expected to begin in early August 2022. Pay will be $45,760 annually, plus benefits. These positions are permanent full-time opportunities, with five day, 8 hours 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’s 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 Oxon Run Trail, 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 to make the trails more enjoyable, inclusive and dependable for transportation and recreation. 

Starting in January 2022, the Trail Ranger Program began full-time, year round staffing and operations (the program was seasonal for the previous nine years). Year round operation enables 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. This position is contingent upon annual funding renewal.

You can learn more about the Trail Ranger Program here.

The Team

The WABA Trail Ranger Team is a ten person team, including: Trail Ranger and Outreach Director, Outreach Manager, Operations Manager, and seven DC Trail Ranger field staff. Day-to-day management of the program is 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).
  • Complete office tasks as assigned, and plan and implement individual office based projects. 
  • 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 is based from WABA’s Adams Morgan office in Washington, DC.

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.

Core Skills and Experience: 

  • 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, 8:00 am – 4:00pm, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or 11:00 am – 7:00 pm on weekdays.
    • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm for Saturday or Sunday shifts.
    • Individual Trail Rangers either work Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday each week.
  • An understanding of the demands of a public facing and outreach focused position, and with that, the willingness to have their photo used for program documentation and promotion.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must be located in the Washington, DC area.
  • Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section II, and Mayor’s Order 2021-147, Section VI, or be eligible for an exemption as defined by the District of Columbia Mayor’s Order 2021-099, Section III.

Useful Skills & Experience:

  • Lived experience with our program trails, and the nearby neighbors and neighborhoods, especially near Marvin Gaye and Oxon Run trails.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Experience with Google Suite (Gmail, Chat, Drive, Sheets, Docs) and Salesforce.
  • 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:

  • 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 are set up 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.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried non-exempt position. The annual salary is $45,760. Other benefits include:

  • 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)
  • 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 understands that some COVID-19 precautions remain 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 outdoors.

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

Email your cover letter and resume to jobs[at]waba[dot]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 that are not emailed directly to jobs[at]waba[dot]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 July 6, 2022. We expect the position to start in early August 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.

Call For Moderators for our Women & Bicycles Facebook Group

Two women with folding bikes laugh together in front of a red brick wall.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s (WABA)Women & Bicycles Program is looking for two 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 (total) 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 5 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 at midnight on July 4. We anticipate virtual orientation happening the week of July 11. 

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