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ABC seeks Ride Director
You need a new bike, and we need a ride director! Join the ABC team to help put on a great event that will raise awareness and funds for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and the Atlanta BeltLine!
This position will be responsible for the logistics and planning of the Annual Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour, a partnered ride in collaboration with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.
About the ride
The Annual Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour will be an escorted ride on open streets of the current and future Atlanta BeltLine project. The ride will take place Saturday, June 14 in conjunction with the Atlanta Cycling Festival and is the continuation of an event founded by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition (ABC) in 2008.
Position Description: Ride Director
You will be responsible for all things ride related.
80% of this position will involve planning the route or routes, rest stops, logistics, bike repair, vendors, SAG vehicles, route markings, maps, volunteer coordination, police escort, and whatever else needs to be done to make this ride happen. You will be the lead staff person for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition on this event, working closely with Executive Director, who will provide day-to-day supervision of the position, and the Events Manager.
The Atlanta BeltLine Parntership will provide the marketing agency, logo, materials, and handle online registration. About 20% of your job will be providing input to their team on language to describe the ride, registration levels, ride publicity, etc. You will also draft volunteer guidelines and provide written updates to the team.
Now for the fun part. You'll need to track expenses and payments, and get bids for things like toilets, security, etc.
What we're looking for
We're looking for someone who can effectively - and quickly - organize the efforts of many, preferably with experience in planning and managing special events. Someone who can act creatively when faced with new problems. Strong people skills and the ability to develop processes, schedules and systems to provide a first class ride. Ability to read and interpret maps and coordinate information. An effective communicator who can work collaboratively in a team when needed and independently when needed.
Knowledge of bicycling and bicycle safety. Familiarity with the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine. Plenty of experience with bike events (participating is good, but organizing even better).
15% of rider registration fees (minimum of $1,500, potential for more)
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and list of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14. Rolling application process. Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.