Start Date: April 2020
Reports to: Youth Programs Manager
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Location: Portland, OR
Compensation: $18 per hour
Benefits: Major Medical, Dental, Alternative Care, Long-term Disability, Labor credit, Used parts
allowance, discounts on new items
We love Portland and bikes. So we put our two loves together over 20 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.
Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.
In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a full-service bike shop in NE Portland that is staffed by highly experienced mechanics from diverse cycling backgrounds. Our programs and shop services combined help riders build their skills and confidence; empower young people to ride to school and adults to ride to work; offer educational opportunities for teens to earn school credit; and support everyone in riding for health and recreation. We also collaborate with numerous community partners to generate pathways to employment and engagement within the growing bicycle movement by training new educators, leaders, advocates and mechanics.
Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members.
The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.
About Bike Camp and Community Centered Safe Routes
The Bike Camp program is a week long day camp for kids age 6-16 years old to develop their cycling
skills in a fun, safe, and supportive environment. Groups of 12 campers, led by two instructors, ride
bikes around the city while visiting parks and destinations of interest. Campers experience riding on
the road, navigating with maps, and basic bicycle maintenance. In addition, campers develop self-
confidence, independence, and the social and communication skills to work well in a team
environment. Specialty camps include food cart camps, mechanics camp, and girls camps. These tasks
are concentrated in the Summer.
Community Centered Safe Routes consists of a variety of activities aimed at improving safe access to
school for youth (k-8) living in divested neighborhoods. We currently serve 4 Title 1 schools, 2 in the
North Portland and 2 in East Portland. One of our main components is after school Bike Club that
serves 4-8 th graders in which we teach riding skills, road safety, neighborhood resource navigation, and
teamwork. Other activities include working with Safe Routes Coordinators to organize events,
advocate for safety improvements, and lead rides/walks. This work is concentrated in Fall and Spring.
This position supervises 2 part-time, year-round coordinators, and several seasonal instructors.
In addition to taking on leadership and administrative tasks, the camp supervisor will fill in as an instructor as needed. They will be responsible for weekly check-ins, meetings with instructors, and attending weekly meetings with the camp manager to report on the performance of the instructors and communicate support needs. They will also be the main point of contact for our partner visits during the camp season. The camp supervisor will gain experience supporting and supervising instructors
and coordinators throughout the year.
Supporting Instructors and Coordinators
- Sub for instructors as need
- Assist with ongoing trainings throughout the year
- Supervise and support staff with troubleshooting group management, logistical, and conflict management
- Routine individual and small group check-ins with instructors
- Ride with instructors to evaluate and support instructor growth
- Support instructors to fulfill curriculum requirements for each age group
- Support instructors with partner visits during throughout the year
- Assist with behavior management and communication with guardians
- Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safe riding protocol during camp program
- Drive support vehicle for program support such as camper pick-ups and supply delivery
- Assist with daily check-in and check-out
- Assist with parent communication
- Assist with prepping materials and spaces for camper
- Complete other administrative duties as needed
- Represent the Community Cycling Center when interacting with parents or community members
- Recruit and Hire Bike Club Instructors for 4 schools
- Train club staff prior to after-school season
- Set up off-site kits to deliver bike clubs at school sites
- Order bicycles, helmets and earnables for youth participating in clubs
- Participate in data and info gathering for grant reporting purposes
Qualifications & Characteristics
- Experience in Staff supervision
- Experience in administrative roles with a comparable youth development or camp program
- Skill in work planning, lesson planning, curriculum development, creation of manuals
- Independent and creative problem solver
- Experience and willingness to serve a diverse staff, participants, and community partners to align with our organizational mission
- Ability to observe and assess staff and youth behavior, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate management techniques
- Effective verbal and written communicator with co-instructor, campers, families, and supervisors
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs and G Suite
- Ability to ride a bicycle 10 miles per day*
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds**Reasonable accommodation will be made for staff with a disability
- Driver’s License required
- Criminal background check required
- Valid CPR/First Aid certification required prior to the first day of training
- Spanish proficiency
- Educational and/or personal experience with youth in Title 1 schools, mixed income housing, communities of color and/or immigrant communities
- Experience leading group bike rides with adults and/or youth
- Basic knowledge of bicycles and their components
- Full Time (32-40hrs/week), Permanent
- Working hours during camp are 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday June-August with
preparations and evaluations preceding and following the camp season.
- SRTS hours more flexible throughout out the rest of the year, but tend to be Monday through
Friday. Occasional nights and weekends for special events.
- Bike Camp instructor training June 1 – 5
- In-service training on July 10
How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references by email with “Camp Supervisor” as the subject line to [email protected].
One-page cover letter should include:
- Your experience working with youth and your approach to creating an inclusive and safe
- How did you hear about this position?
This announcement was originally posted on March 11th, 2020
This position will be open until filled. We plan on scheduling interviews on a rolling basis, beginning
March 20th .