Job posting: Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Researcher (Contract)

August 22, 2022

We are reconsidering offering this position - please see the job posting for Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Manager, updated September 9th, 2022

 

OPPORTUNITY:

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. Replicating HUB’s Metro Vancouver delivery model has been successful in larger urban areas with well established partner organizations. However, that model isn’t appropriate for small centres or rural areas that lack a sufficient concentration of schools or qualified instructors. As such, for the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 (ERG45) program to expand to serve more rural and remote communities, the delivery mode must adapt.

 

Through fall and winter 2022-2023 HUB Cycling will devote resources to the research (through this position) and development of a province-wide delivery model. Focus will primarily be on feasible options, costing and logistics for delivery to rural/remote communities. It will require research and consultation with rural/remote communities and other provincial and national cycling or other outdoor/sport-based education organizations. It will also require consultation with HUB Cycling Bike Education staff and delivery partner staff, as well as direct observation of course delivery at one of more program sites.

 

Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 is funded by BC’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Funding has increased over the course of the last several years, with indicators that a budget is available to support the implementation of this province-wide delivery model. Providing universal and equitable access to programs such as Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 for rural, remote and/or Indigenous communities is a priority for the ministry and for HUB Cycling.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research 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, HUB Cycling Bike Education staff and delivery partners on the considerations necessary for delivery to those areas

  • Directly observe course delivery at one of more program sites

  • Submit regular progress reports to the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Manager

  • Submit a final report and present findings to the HUB Cycling team and other stakeholders, including:

    • An environmental scan of the delivery models of similar cycling/outdoor/sport-based education programs with provincial or national delivery

    • Results of consultations with school and school district leaders (and possibly community organizations and/or Parent Advisory Councils) in the targeted delivery areas on the considerations necessary for delivery to those areas

    • Supported recommendations for delivery models to support the province-wide expansion of the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program, including predicted costing and timelines

 

CORE KNOWLEDGE + SKILLS:

  • Committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Relevant experience

  • Experience with educational programming (ideally in public schools), including familiarity with operations and costing or budgeting

  • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills

  • Highly skilled in research, analysis and report writing

  • Confident producing an engaging report and presenting the findings

  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills

 

BONUS POINTS FOR:

  • Experience as a HUB Cycling Bike Education Instructor

  • Familiarity with operating in rural settings

 

POSITION DETAILS:

Part-time fixed-term staff contract position from September through December 2022 

Approximately 18 - 21 hours / week at $22 - $25 / hour (+ 6% vacation pay), depending on skill and experience. Some flexibility to offer honorarium for student researchers or structure as a contractor if needed.

Reports to: Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Manager

HUB offers a very flexible work environment. All staff temporarily work remotely part-time and have access to a shared office space part-time due to COVID-19. Staff must be reasonably available for in-person meetings and events in Metro Vancouver that follow public health authority guidelines. This position may require travel to existing and prospective program sites around British Columbia. Overnight stays may be required. The successful candidate must have a personal cell phone and a reliable home internet connection.

 

PERKS (with employee position):

  • Flexible hours
  • Basic computer setup
  • $25 a month towards internet costs while we work remotely
  • 10 paid wellness days annually

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please forward one document that includes a cover letter and resume and one relevant professional writing sample, such as a previously authored report, to jobs@bikehub.ca in PDF or Word format, with file name format FirstName_LastName_ERG45R. Please use the subject line “Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Researcher 2022”.

We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact the shortlisted candidates.

We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.