We’re Hiring: Bike Valet Coordinator/Programs Assistant

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Bike SLO County inspires, educates, advocates, and works to build a safe, healthy and connected community through bicycling. It is our goal to work with the community to help more people engage in the safe, fun and healthy habit of choosing active transportation.

The Bike Valet Coordinator and Programs Assistant supports all the programs of Bike SLO County with a specific focus on the Bike Valet, Bike Kitchen, and Bike Education programs.  This position is responsible for providing staffing assistance to programs, including the recruitment and management of volunteers for programs and events and providing complete oversight for the Bike Valet program

The Bike Valet Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for the oversight and execution of the Bike Valet Program. Specifically, the Bike Valet Program Coordinator will need to perform tasks in the areas of: marketing, event scheduling and management, contracting, invoicing, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, and interaction with diverse members of the public. The Bike Valet Coordinator is expected to execute ongoing obligations including Bike Valet at Thursday night Farmers Market and Friday night summer Concerts in the Plaza as well as other individual events requiring Bike Valet. The Bike Valet Coordinator will need to be able to work in a physically demanding environment that requires the Employee to transport and set up all Bike Valet equipment with no assistance and to stand for long periods of time. The position requires that the Employee maintain a current California driver’s license. Additionally, the Coordinator is expected to market the Bike Valet Program and grow the base of organizations which hire the Bike Valet service. The Bike Valet Coordinator will be obligated to a minimum of 10 hours per week.

In the role of Bike Kitchen Assistant, employee will coordinate activities and schedule with the Bike Kitchen Director. The Bike Kitchen Assistant will need to demonstrate the ability to excel in the areas of: bicycle maintenance, bicycle maintenance instruction, bicycle sales, event management, contracts, invoicing, stock management, facilities maintenance, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, bicycle maintenance and safety instruction and interaction with a diverse public clientele. The Bike Kitchen Assistant will be expected to operate the Bike Kitchen a minimum of 21 hours per week (3 days) as scheduled by the Bike Kitchen Director.

Employee will also need to execute tasks as assigned by the Executive Director from time to time to include assisting the Education Director with Bike Rodeo’s and performing mechanic’s duties at various local events, and conducting tagging of abandoned bicycles in the City of SLO.  Finally, the Bike Valet Coordinator and Programs Assistant will at all times act as a respectful, smart cycling ambassador to the community. To that end, employee is highly encouraged to wear a helmet any time he/she is operating a bicycle. Work hours are flexible and may include afternoons, evenings, and weekends. This is a full-time hourly position consisting of 31-40 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

4 years’ experience interacting with the public representing an organization, club, company, or community group.

2 years retail sales, outreach, or public speaking experience.

Experience with event coordination & community relations.

Experience with Gmail, drive, google calendar, and google groups.

Extensive experience with Microsoft Office and the willingness to learn additional skills in programs such as Neon CRM.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree.

Expertise with public speaking, demonstrated comfort speaking to audiences ranging from small groups of adults to full elementary schools.

Expertise with community relations, event planning and coordination, and volunteer recruitment and management.

High-Level competency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.

Knowledge of non-profit management and membership recruitment techniques.

Experience with fundraising.

A love for riding bikes for everyday transportation and recreation.

Self-motivated, creative, and extremely well organized.


This position pays $14.00/hour – $15.00/hour commensurate with experience. Benefits of personal time off and paid holidays are outlined in the Bike SLO County Personnel Handbook.

Anti-Discrimination Policy:

Bike SLO County does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including but not limited to race, color, creed, sex, gender, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition or sexual orientation. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited by Bike SLO County.

To apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single pdf document before 5 PM on January 21, 2019. Your cover letter should specifically address the experience and capabilities identified above.
Format document title as follows: LastName_ProgramsAssistantApplication.pdf
Email document to info@bikeslocounty.org with subject line reading: Programs Assistant Application.  Please include “Programs Assistant – YOUR NAME” in the subject line, and please mention how you found out about the position.