Job Posting: Community Organizer
May 18, 2021
HUB Cycling is a charitable not-for-profit organization that has spent more than two decades removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB Cycling’s mission is to get more people cycling more often. We make cycling better through education, action, and events. More cycling means healthier, happier, more connected communities. Learn more at bikehub.ca/about-us.
HUB Cycling is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive organization. HUB recognizes that as an organization, we have benefitted from and perpetuated white supremacy culture and colonialism in our sector and our organization. We have made a commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive organization and to working with people and communities to support them to thrive and prosper. Diversity is integral to this commitment. HUB Cycling encourages women, Indigenous people, people of color, and LGBTQIA, and individuals from other diverse communities to apply, and we encourage you to self-identify in your application. Read our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policy at bikehub.ca/diversity.
We acknowledge that HUB Cycling, through our various projects, operates on the traditional unceded territories of many First Nations in British Columbia. Learn more about the distinct languages, economic background, and First Nations communities in regions across British Columbia on this interactive map.
HUB Cycling seeks a Community Organizer to support the advocacy work of HUB Cycling’s ten Local Committees. The Community Organizer will report to the Director of Campaigns and Inclusion. Working closely with Local Committees, the Community Organizer will collaborate with communities to identify gaps in our cycling infrastructure. The Community Manager will develop solutions to fill these gaps and work over the long term with others to build a safe and complete cycling network across Metro Vancouver.
- Work with Local Committees to develop strategies and execute online and offline organizing tactics to mobilize citizens, raise awareness, push for policy and project change, and engage key allies. Document processes and outcomes.
- Build the capacity of Local Committees through increased attendance, engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion, training, and coaching.
- Help coordinate campaign projects (e.g. external research).
- Coordinate the update of Local Committee cycling network gap documentation on a regular basis, including publicizing successes.
- Engage and build relationships with First Nations leaders and governments, municipal leaders, and community groups to support efforts to support HUB’s advocacy work.
- Working with local committees - meet and negotiate with key partners, stakeholders, government and industry officials, and non-traditional allies (e.g. chambers of commerce, tourism associations, faith-based organization, leaders from often marginalized and racialized communities).
- Support local committees to organize and deliver public events, presentations, forums, bike rides, and meetings.
- Help local committees to plan and develop persuasive media releases, newsletters, and other campaign materials.
- Explore and help document various active transportation funding streams.
- Are an exceptional time manager with a keen sense for prioritizing.
- Are passionate about active transportation.
- Think strategically while considering social, political, economic, and other relevant factors at play.
- Have experience working with elected officials or Indigenous leadership or impacted communities or faith-based communities.
- Take initiative, are highly self-motivated, and can work independently, while also being a strong contributor to a vibrant team.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS
- Relevant work experience.
- Persuasive story-telling skills with the ability to write plain language communications. HUB recognizes that 26 percent of people in B.C. speak a language other than Indigenous languages or English or French as their first language. We respect and value all the different languages spoken by people across the province.
- Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with partners, volunteers, and staff.
- Commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Exceptional time management and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Competency with computer software including Google Suite, MailChimp, and databases or CRM.
- Experience engaging underserved/marginalized groups or communities.
This is a full-time position (35 hours/week) starting immediately with compensation of $23-30 per hour, depending on experience.
The successful candidate will need access to their own cell phone and a reliable home internet connection.
All staff is currently expected to temporarily work remotely due to COVID-19. You must be reasonably available for future in-person meetings and events in Metro Vancouver that follow public health authority guidelines.
- 3 weeks vacation and an additional 5 wellness days annually
- Competitive extended health and dental benefits (after a 3 month waiting period)
- Flexible hours and time off in lieu
- Computer and basic office set up
- $500 towards your home office set up (after a 3 month waiting period) and $25 a month towards internet costs while we work remotely
- A supportive and inclusive environment where folks from all backgrounds and identities are welcome
We have changed our hiring process to ensure that current team members don't continue to hire people from the same background as themselves. While shortlisting candidates, we remove personal information to help us eliminate bias when making hiring decisions. Candidates with lived experiences are ranked higher in our matrix than people with Institutional education. People from racialized communities receive additional points in an effort to bring them on par with people with privileges. We do not think that our hiring process is perfect. We will continue to learn and make corrections.
HOW TO APPLY
Please forward one document that includes a cover letter and resume and one relevant professional writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format, with file name format Firstname_Lastname_CO. Please use the subject line “2021 Community Organizer”.
Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure you are considered. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
We thank all the applicants for your interest. Because we’re a small staff with limited capacity, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an initial video call interview.