Job Posting: Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Manager

September 1, 2022

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 has educated and motivated thousands of people, and championed improvements that #UnGapTheMap to create a more connected cycling network.

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. We’re leading the way in making cycling an attractive choice for everyone.

HUB Cycling is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive organization. Diversity is integral to this commitment. Diversity among our members, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors allows us to better understand, connect to, and respond to the needs of HUB members and the broader communities we engage with. HUB Cycling encourages people with disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and members of other marginalized communities to apply, and we welcome you to self-identify in your application.

About HUB Cycling’s Bike Education Programs 

For almost a decade HUB Cycling has provided cycling education courses in Metro Vancouver elementary and middle schools, to over 52,000 students. In 2020 HUB Cycling launched  Everyone Rides Grade 4-5, a program that provides school-based cycling education to the rest of British Columbia elementary schools. To date, we have worked with local partners in 3 other regions (the Capital Regional District, Kelowna and the West Kootenays) to provide funding and support to start-up and deliver school-based cycling education in their regions. Through courses in their elementary schools, students build the skills and confidence needed for safe and enjoyable urban cycling, and consistently report cycling more often after taking a course. 

Position Summary 

Want to play a key role in bringing the joy of biking to thousands of kids around British Columbia?  We're looking for an Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Program Manager to oversee this exciting and growing cycling education program. Work with delivery partners in several regions around the province and oversee the growth of the program to more rural, remote, and Indigenous communities. 

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Bike Education, the Manager will be responsible for the oversight, coordination, budgeting, evaluation and reporting of the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 (ERG45) Program. The ERG45 Manager will also oversee research on and implementation of feasible options, costing and logistics for delivery to more rural/remote communities in the next several years.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of ERG45 program operations outside of Metro Vancouver and assist with Metro Vancouver operations. 
  • Understand the details of HUB Cycling’s Bike Education program delivery, including course delivery, equipment, program logistics and coordination best practices to the extent that this delivery model can be shared with other organizations to assist their program delivery.
  • Support the training of delivery partner Program Coordinators and Instructors; provide ongoing support to Program Coordinators during program implementation and ongoing partnership.
  • Build and maintain relationships with ERG45 delivery partners, funders and stakeholders including government, non-profit and community groups, within and outside of Metro Vancouver.
  • Respond to public/stakeholder correspondence regarding the ERG45 program.
  • Supervise or conduct research, consultation, and analysis to provide delivery option recommendations on how to expand the program to more rural and remote communities.
  • Research or supervise research on provincial and national cycling or other outdoor/sport-based education organizations on their program delivery models.
  • Consult with school and school district leaders (and possibly community organizations and/or Parent Advisory Councils) in the targeted delivery areas throughout BC.
  • Provide strategic and operational input to the future planning of a province-wide education program expansion. Lead on implementation of the expansion of the program to more rural and remote communities.
  • Lead in compiling and analyzing program data, and writing reports to funders.
  • Ensure the project runs within budget. 
  • Assist with communications, social media and website updates as necessary.
  • Assist with promotion and administration of the online course component of the program.
  • Support additional tasks as needed and agreed upon with the Director of Bike Education.

You are:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and skilled at working with many partners to run effective and efficient school-based programs.
  • Friendly, professional and an excellent communicator who enjoys being a central point of contact for internal and external contacts and working as part of a close-knit team.
  • Experienced with educational, experiential and/or sustainability programming (ideally in public schools), including familiarity with operations and costing or budgeting.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to the peaks and flows of seasonal programs. 
  • Able to travel to program sites around British Columbia for program support and monitoring.  Overnight stays may be required a few times per year.
  • Generally knowledgeable about urban cycling rules and trends, cycling instruction methodology, and related matters.
  • Passionate about the role bicycles can play in building happier, healthier and more connected communities and kids.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience 
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with partners and staff
  • Committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities 
  • Confident producing engaging reports and presenting the findings to external stakeholders
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a Bike Education Instructor including being certified in Standard First Aid & CPR-C, completing the next available Advance Your Ride training course and holding a current Criminal Record Check for working with vulnerable populations (or are willing to obtain).  ERG45 Manager may lead occasional cycling courses on a on-call basis or through training of delivery partner instructors. 
  • Confident and efficient using computer programs, primarily Google Workspace (mail, calendar, sheets & docs).

Bonus points for:

  • Experience as a HUB Cycling Bike Education Instructor or other work in public school systems.
  • Ability to capture photos and videos to support program promotion and reporting.
  • Graphic communication skills.
  • Familiarity with conducting program evaluation.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization.
  • Familiarity with operating in rural settings.

Perks:

  • 3 weeks paid vacation and an additional 10 wellness days annually 
  • Competitive extended health and dental benefits after 3 months
  • Flexible hours and time off in lieu
  • Basic Computer setup 
  • $500 towards your home office set up and $25 a month towards internet costs whilst we work remotely (after a 3 month waiting period) 
  • A supportive and inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds and identities are welcome 

Position Details:

HUB offers a flexible work environment. All staff temporarily work remotely part-time and have access to a shared office space part-time. Staff must be reasonably available for regular in-person meetings and events in Metro Vancouver that follow public health authority guidelines.  It is expected that the applicant has a personal cell phone and reliable home internet connection and lives within commutable distance to downtown Vancouver.

 This is a 5-day/week, full-time permanent position (35 hours/week) with compensation of $25-30/hour depending on experience.  This position involves occasional evening or weekend availability for communication with program partners and/or travel to program sites.  

How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume (in one PDF document) to jobs@bikehub.ca with “ERG45 Manager Application” as the subject line. Please ensure the file name follows the convention: “ERG45_Firstname_Lastname.pdf”. 

Deadline:

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.  Please apply ASAP to ensure you are considered.  We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. We thank all the applicants for your interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted for an initial video call interview.