WE’RE HIRING: COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

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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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Hemos actualizado y aclarado algunos de los requisitos del trabajo. Si usted ha presentado su solicitud anteriormente, tenga en cuenta los cambios que hemos realizado a continuación.

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.


¡Estamos contratando! Se solicita unx Coordinadorx de Divulgación Comunitaria

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

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

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

Responsabilidades

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

La/el Coordinadorx será responsable por:

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

Calificaciones

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

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

Sobre WABA

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

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

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

Detalles de Empleo

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

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

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

Cómo Aplicar

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

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

We’re Hiring: Community Outreach Coordinator

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The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator to join our Programs Team. The Community Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for running outreach programming to women/trans/femme identifying, and Latinx-identifying residents of the Washington, DC area and will report to the Outreach Manager. This position is key to WABA’s overarching outreach strategy and will work with program staff to develop new approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement in line with WABA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the region.

On average, 60% of people are “interested but concerned” about bicycling and might bike if their questions or concerns were met. As one strategy to increase the number of people who bicycle, WABA’s outreach program seeks to lower barriers to bicycling and bicycle advocacy, build community, and encourage new bicyclists through programming, resources and events. Our approach acknowledges that identity, neighborhoods, lived experience and other factors shape everyone’s experience with bicycling, and therefore outreach must be specific and culturally competent. 

The Community Outreach Coordinator will facilitate, connect and build programming to support and increase the number of women/trans/femme and Latinx identifying individuals bicycling in the DC region. The Coordinator will run and improve the successful Women & Bicycles program based on peer to peer mentoring, knowledge sharing and community building that has doubled the number women biking in the DC region since the program began in 2013. Informed by experience and knowledge with the Women & Bicycles program model, the Coordinator will expand WABA’s Latinx outreach programming. 

Responsibilities

The Community Outreach Coordinator, with support from the Outreach Manager, will develop and implement creative and engaging programming focused on supporting and growing the women/trans/femme (50% of time) and Latinx (50% of time) bicycling communities in the Washington, DC region through WABA-hosted events, and connecting groups and individuals. 

The coordinator will:

  • Run an intersectional outreach program that recognizes the multitudes of identities and promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity. 
  • Plan, organize, and host activities, meetups, rides, workshops, and other events that support and grow ridership and knowledge of bicycling in women/trans/femme identifying bicycle-riding individuals (as part of the Women & Bicycles program) and Latinx communities with a particular focus on ensuring the most marginalized feel included. 
  • Encourage, support, and provide materials and resources for community members to host meetups and other events to grow ridership and knowledge through their own engagement and peer mentoring. 
  • Plan and facilitate WABA’s Women & Bicycles Roll Model program, a peer-to-peer support program dedicated to encouraging, educating, and empowering women/trans/femme identifying bicycle-riding individuals.
  • Support and encourage WABA’s programs, events, and communications to be more accessible and welcoming to Latinx and women/trans/femme communities, including through outreach and relationship-building, printed and online resources, and facilitating Spanish-language translations.  
  • Engage with WABA’s 7,000+ member Women & Bicycles Facebook group, currently run by dedicated volunteer moderators.
  • Build relationships with community groups to support their events and to share WABA’s existing resources and programming.

Qualifications

You should apply if you meet 75 – 85%+ of the following criteria:

  • Enthusiastic, sincere interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written, including active listening and learning. 
  • Creative problem-solving skills, attention to detail and capacity to innovate.
  • Creative ideas for events and engagement.
  • Experience leading public outreach.
  • Lived experience and/or cultural competence with the prioritized communities.
  • Native, bilingual, or full professional proficiency in Spanish.
  • Excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
  • The willingness to further their knowledge on the societal impacts of race, gender, identity, and how they intersect with their job.
  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission, vision, and diversity, inclusion and equity goals.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all. 
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist when you ride. 
  • The ability to organize time wisely and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Some evening and weekend work availability. 

About WABA

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

WABA’s programs, from youth education to grassroots community organizing, engage residents in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC. Six thousand dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its almost 50 year history.

WABA envisions a region in which bicycling is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.

Employment Details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $40,000-$45,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with compensatory time in exchange. This position will report to WABA’s Outreach Manager.

Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance premiums; vacation and sick leave; committed colleagues; fun working environment; optional voluntary accident/disability insurance; WABA’s 403(b) retirement program; indoor bike parking; and surprising amounts of popsicles.

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

Apply

Send a cover letter and resume as a PDF(s) to jobs@waba.org. Please include “Community Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Phone calls at (202) 518-0524 x208 only if you do not have easy internet access please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; the position will remain posted until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by or before Wednesday, September 4th. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Women & Bicycles Demystifies Cogs, Chains, Cassettes

“So what happens when you hit a hill and you’re still in a high gear?”

“You say swear words!” yells one woman.

“Yes!  And what else?”

Shifting Gears–a Women & Bicycles workshop put on by Proteus Bicycles in College Park–is all about the what else. Led by owner Laurie Lemieux, the workshop put the emphasis on asking questions, finding answers, and helping one another with a part of bicycling that’s as intimidating as it is necessary.

Most bicyclists are eventually going to have to change the gears on a bike. Nevertheless, many bicyclists don’t for fear of getting it wrong, messing it up, or breaking something. Shifting gears, to the novice cyclist, looks and feels complicated, comes with lots of odd noises and jarring motions, and as often as not, has opposite results from what they intended.

So we set out to tackle the greasy, clanky challenge. At the start of the workshop, we learned that shifting helps us keep better control of our bicycles, which makes us more confident cyclists. Here’s a little of what we learned:

The Basics

  • Pedaling feels easier in a small chainring and harder in a big one (chainrings, by the way, are the toothy gears that are attached to the right crank, aka, the thing your pedal is attached to). The correct chainring for you is the one where you can pedal comfortably on the terrain you face–and that’ll differ depending on your strength, fitness, and preference.
  • Because that’s not complicated enough, in the back of the bike pedaling feels easier in a big cog and harder in a little one (cogs are the toothy gears that are attached to the rear wheel; stacked together they’re called a cassette). Just like on chainrings, the correct cog for you is going to change depending on the terrain and your comfort and fitness levels.

Shifter Smarts

  • When you shift gears on your handlebars, the cables get longer or shorter, and the chain moves to a different cog (or chainring).
  • Your right hand controls the rear of your bike. (For both brakes and gears, Right = Rear.)
  • It’s okay to do most of your shifting in the back (with your right hand), especially if you’re new to this whole shifting thing.

Quick Cheats

  • Uphills and headwinds? Oh, geez. Use: small or middle front chain ring + bigger rear cogs.
  • Downhills? Wheeeeee! Use: Large front chainring + a range of rear cogs, while humming a happy tune.
  • Flat roads? Use: small or middle front ring + smaller rear cogs. Go ahead and use that big chainring if you are comfy!

What the heck is cross chaining?

  • Cross chaining means your chain is at an extreme slant from side to side. It can happen on any chain ring, and it means that you might be on your big ring in front and the biggest cog in the back, or son the smallest cog in front and back.
  • Cross chaining limits your shifting options, and puts a lot of strain on the chain (this is not a great idea).
  • If you notice you are cross-chaining, it’s a good indication that you could shift your front derailleur to give yourself access to more gears.

How and when do I shift?

  • When the terrain changes or a wind kicks up, or when pedaling seems harder. Are you going uphill? Facing a sudden headwind? Feeling tired?  That’s a good time to shift.
  • Try to shift before you get to the hill–shifting under pressure is hard on our bikes, and shifting when you are pushing hard is a leading cause of chains falling off. If you can shift before the hill starts, you win!
  • A great tip- if you are in your front big chain ring and see a big hill coming up, try shifting to your front small chain ring. You may find you have access to more gears on your rear cassette if the hill gets longer or harder than you anticipated!
  • When you shift going towards a hill, ease up on the pedals for a turn or two to lighten the load.
  • On a flat road, if the wind is behind you, or if you are going downhill- shift to harder gears. Downhills + harder gears = free speed!

What’s next?

Did you find this post helpful? Come try out those new gears skills on our next group ride, June 24, when we take on the rolling hills in the Women & Wine ride with Potomac Peddlers Touring Club!

 

Women & Bicycles Photo Series: Ann DeSanctis, Allison Hasser, Nicole LaFragola

The Women & Bicycles Photo Series (#WBPhotoSeries) is a new project in the program that aims to demonstrate and promote the great and diverse group of women that make up the W&B community.

As well as appearing on the group’s Facebook page and on Instagram, these features – a brief quote and accompanying photograph of the woman participating – will be published in a periodic consolidation of the portraits right here on this blog! For more information about the project, send me an email at emily.janas@waba.org.


 

Ann DeSanctis, Brightwood Park, Washington, D.C.

“Anytime you’re in a city, you’re not necessarily, right away connected to people, even though you’re surrounded by people all the time. so the thing about this group that I think is amazing is knowing that there are other people going through the same thing I’m going through, or something much worse or much better; it equalizes the experience. And it really does seem to be that support is the underlying message and theme, and people have stuck to that even through their differences.”

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Allison Corke Hasser, Takoma, Washington, D.C.

“So last summer, I got off work and I was going to bike down to the Mall to meet my friends for Jazz in the Sculpture Garden. I was biking down North Capitol, which is a little bit of a thrill in itself anyway, you know – no bike lanes and it’s crowded and all that. But the weather was perfect and I was going to meet my friends and I knew I didn’t have to find parking or deal with Metro. I just felt like I was a part of the city. You see the Capitol building and you’re on the road – it feels like you’re on to something great. I can go anywhere, I’m not limited. That feels pretty empowering.”

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Nicole LaFragola, Ballston, Arlington, VA

“My love of bicycling is something I really want to share with others, mostly because it was a huge life change for me. Coming from Florida, with always driving and being so isolated from other people and from the outside to where I am now, when it’s regular for me to bike everywhere – it’s just changed who I was.

So especially when I started feeling that rush of ‘this is amazing!’, like once I got over the initial fear of getting on the streets, I started talking with so many friends about it, and I’ve seen it take effect there, too. And that’s it, I want to share that with folks.”

 

 

Nicole LaFragola

 

 

Women & Bicycles is proudly supported by The Potomac Pedalers Touring Club; hosts of the region’s most robust all-level group ride calendar and bike tailgates, Chipotle our delicious dinner party sponsors, and we’re supported by all our friends who donated through the Hains Point 100 ride.

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Women & Bicycles Photo Series: Barbara Bitondo, Renu Singh, Harum Helmy

The Women & Bicycles Photo Series (#WBPhotoSeries) is a new project in the program that aims to demonstrate and promote the great and diverse group of women that make up the W&B community.

As well as appearing on the group’s Facebook page and on Instagram, these features – a brief quote and accompanying photograph of the woman participating – will be published in a periodic consolidation of the portraits right here on this blog! For more information about the project, send me an email at emily.janas@waba.org.


 

Barbara Bitondo, Washington, D.C:

“W&B supports empowerment and emancipation of women specifically, which is why I participate. Learning any new skill gives a woman freedom and independence, and, if the skill is cycling, well, in gets her where she is going faster!”


Renu Singh, Glover Park, Washington, D.C:

“So, I was thinking about this the other day. I am a minority, a woman, and I was an immigrant for a while while I was living in London. All of these things coming together. And I feel like weirdly, bicyclists are treated as a minority similarly in that people have these stereotypes about them. When you don’t know something, you tend to misunderstand it. So for us especially in this group, I just feel like it’s important to stick together and get the word out there. The more people you reach, the less there’s going to be an ‘us them’ situation. There just shouldn’t be an ‘us, them’ situation.”

Harum Helmy, Takoma Park, MD:

“Biking is definitely empowering for me, and it’s such a good feeling. I have these moments sometimes, where I’d be going really fast, or actually trying to go fast, and I’d look down and see my thighs going and I’d think – I’m propelling myself forward. Me, my body. It’s kind of neat, you know? And being that happy and feeling so powerful in your body and all is awesome, and it’d be great if more people – more women, really – could feel that, too.” 

Women & Bicycles is proudly supported by The Potomac Pedalers Touring Club; hosts of the region’s most robust all-level group ride calendar and bike tailgates, Chipotle our delicious dinner party sponsors, and we’re supported by all our friends who donated through the Hains Point 100 ride.  

   

 

10 Bike Must Knows

10 Bike Must Knows

If you’re new to biking, or just new to riding your bike for transportation,  there are some simple “must-knows” that can make your riding experience better. At our June Women & Bicycles workshop, we looked at some of the most frequents questions we see on the Women & Bicycles facebook group, plus a few neat bike hacks we think you’ll find useful.  Scroll through our slides below to learn more about what we covered:


 
Women & Bicycles is proudly supported by The Potomac Pedalers Touring Club; hosts of the region’s most robust all-level group ride calendar and bike tailgates, Chipotle our delicious dinner party sponsors, and we’re supported by all our friends who donated through the Hains Point 100 ride.

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Recruiting Women & Bicycles Roll Models!

With your help we will work to inspire, support, and mentor 500 women to get out and give biking a try in 2015!

Become a Roll Model

 

The Women & Bicycles Program Philosophy

We’re a community of women working to get more women biking, teaching, and leading the bike movement. We connect with women in our lives who don’t bike and create opportunities to share information and tips and tricks, answer questions and concerns, and ultimately remove barriers to biking. It’s mentorship, this each one teach one method, that drives our community.

The Role Of Roll Models

Roll Models are official program mentors. Just like you, they are enthusiastic about biking and are already working to get friends and family members to give it a try. You achieve our program’s mission by bringing new women into the bike movement and serving as a personal mentor. Your mentorship is the crucial infrastructure in the bike movement that provides encouragement and information necessary for people new to biking. PLUS, as a Roll Model you get special prestige in our community and some great gifts along the way.

Expectations of Roll Model and Commitments

Your time commitment is a minimum of 10 total hours  from now til November
You’ll attend an orientation in the next two months
Your expectations are outlined in the survey and broken down in orientation
This work is fun and rewarding and a great way to give back to your friends!

Survey Breakdown

This survey takes 10 minutes or less
There are two sections: Six Roll Model Expectations, and Tell Us About Yourself

Please click here to fill out our survey.

Potomac Pedalers Sponsors Women & Bicycles!

Thank you PPTC

We’re  proud and excited to announce our partnership with the Potomac Pedalers!

Along with offering financial support, Potomac Pedalers and our Women & Bicycles group are partnering up to create four women-only rides (maybe more?) catering to different skills and biking goals, in different parts of the region, prioritizing fun and skillsharing!

We’re working together because we’re committed to bringing out all types of people  of all different bike abilities to experience the joys of biking and find camaraderie throughout the D.C. region.

The Potomac Pedalers Touring Club is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts.  They boast* the biggest membership and the largest ride calendar in the Metropolitan Washington DC area! And, they host the funnest bike tailgates.

The first joint PPTC and W&B ride is scheduled for May 9!
We’ll ride in Rock Creek and tailgate afterwards. Mark your calendars; details to come.

Click here to learn more!

 

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*Actually they’re pretty humble about it.