Fields: urban planning, health, youth, education, poverty
Location: Boise, Idaho
About the Organization: Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) is a community-oriented cooperative that promotes the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling. We function as a bicycle recycling center as well as an educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education and access to inexpensive bicycles we strive to build a stronger bicycling community. We Believe: Boise has the potential to become the “Bicycling Capital of America.” We envision a community where everyone, regardless of income, can enjoy all of the empowering benefits of bicycling. We are doing our darnedest to help Boise reach that potential every day.
Our Youth Program: The Boise Bicycle Project donates 500-700 bicycles to opportunity-youth every year. In 2015, BBP launched a new Youth Path of Opportunity Program (Y-POP) to make sure all youth ages 4-18 have the opportunity to enjoy all of the benefits a bicycle can provide. This program makes bicycles, bicycle repair, and bicycle safety education available to youth at no cost.
About the Position: BBP is hiring a new Youth Programs Coordinator to maintain, grow, and develop the Y-POP program. Our dream candidate is someone who will engage and inspire youth to reach new levels of opportunity in the community and at BBP through bicycling. Above all else, the Youth Programs Coordinator must have a passion for teaching youth. Next comes a passion for the empowering benefits of bicycling. An effective Youth Programs Coordinator will create rewarding and purposeful opportunities for the youth to take part in BBP’s Y-POP program, while working with the rest of BBP’s staff to serve its mission.
- Bachelors Degree or higher, or Specialized Education/Vocational Certificate
- Strong Interpersonal skills, with the ability to work/teach a diverse youth population; Teaching experience
- Passion for and understanding of underserved populations; Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Proven ability to initiate effective outside the box ideas/programs; Must be able to thrive in a team centered environment
- Passion for bicycles as a tool for transportation and empowerment
- Proficient bicycle mechanical skills are a definite plus, but not required
Estimated Salary: $12 – $14 salaried, based on a five day 35-40 hour workweek. Benefits include Health Insurance, Retirement Package, Commuter Support Program, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave.
Deadline: Until filled; January 25, 2019 priority
Boise Bicycle Project