Cycling Without Age Educator

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The Cycling Without Age (CWA) Educator is a seasonal position working an average of 10-20 hrs/week spring through fall.  The primary responsibility of this position is to provide bicycle safety education for volunteer pilots in 1) Oshkosh to Green Bay Wisconsin region OR 2) Northwest Wisconsin region. The Cycling Without Age Educator will work a flexible schedule with day and evening hours Monday-Friday and 1-2 weekends per month. Occasional opportunities available to work special Bike Fed events on evenings and weekends. This team member will work closely with Community Engagement and Cycling Without Age Program Manager, Michelle Bachaus. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist instruction of our CWA Pilot 101 and Savvy City Cycling for CWA classes.
  • Lead and assist instruction of our Bicycle Friendly Driver classes.
  • Facilitate safe bicycle rides with Cycling Without Age Pilots.
  • Work cooperatively with Skilled Nursing Facility staff, local advocates, sponsors, and local government to address program needs.
  • Provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all to learn & facilitate conversation.
  • Conduct assessments of streets for hazards and impediments to biking.
  • Serve as a role model for biking.
  • Help our staff maintain tri-shaws and be knowledgeable to guide community groups and local mechanics through questions about tri-shaw maintenance.
  • Create and collaborate with the Bike Fed team on photography, writing, and video to encourage and support CWA.
  • Assist with other projects and tasks as needed.
  • MUST pass background check.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:    

  • Experience and being comfortable riding a bicycle on most streets is required.
  • Excellent speaking and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a strong team.
  • Demonstrated practice and understanding of transportation habits.
  • Highly organized and reliable.
  • Ability to manage stress and employ mindfulness techniques for team-building.
  • First Aid and CPR (beneficial, but not required).
  • Driver’s License and a reliable car. 
  • Ability to drive a  10’-26’ moving truck and pull a trailer (beneficial, but not required).
  • Bicycle maintenance/mechanic skills ( beneficial, but not required).
  • Social Media/Computer graphic skills (beneficial, but not required).

Job Conditions/Work Location:

  • 25% spent teaching safety and social program inside from a powerpoint.
  • 25% outside in parking lots teaching skills, mechanics, and riding tri-shaws.
  • 25% riding trishaws and bicycles on streets and trails.
  • 15% coordinating activities and reporting.
  • 10% program and trishaw maintenance and set up.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to ride a bicycle 10-30+ miles/day. 
  • Lift and move tri-shaws, boxes of supplies, and equipment – 25+ lbs lifting. 
  • Must be able to be on your feet for long days, then pack up and drive home.

Perks:  

  • Working & biking outside will build your muscles.
  • Working with people who love their job! 
  • Bringing adventure to people who experience loneliness.
  • Watching people “come alive”.
  • Getting to know communities better and making  a difference in the lives of many.
  • Being part of a stronger & more inclusive bicycle culture in  Wisconsin.
  • Bringing diversity to trails and infrastructure.
  • Being given endless compliments from random people as you pedal around.

Additional employment opportunities may be available during the off-season.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume in PDF format to:

Michelle Bachaus, Community Engagement Manager at michelleb@wisconsinbikefed.org

Please specify Northeast Region of Oshkosh-Appleton-Green Bay OR Northwest Wisconsin Region

Applications accepted through February 13, 2023

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