APPLICATION due: Thursday, January 17th by 5PM
- JOB TITLE: Bike Champion
- COMPENSATION: $18/hour + bike share pass + MARTA cards
- START DATE: February 2019
- DURATION: 35 Hour Training+ 8-10 hour weekly commitment February-July 2019
- REPORT TO: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Program Coordinator: LaMiiko Moore
- APPLICATION DEADLINE – Thursday, Jan 17 2019 by 5 PM. Candidates must submit this full ONLINE APPLICATION.
- INTERVIEWS: Week of January 22-28, 2019. References may be requested as the hiring process moves forward.
- Complete a comprehensive 35 hour training to understand our school-based and family biking programs, biking in Atlanta, bike safety, outreach strategies, Atlanta history, city planning, and professional development.
- All training schedules will be coordinated with all nine selected champions
- The training will provide opportunities to engage with local non-profit professionals, city officials, and community leaders.
- Champions will co-facilitate bike education for students with Atlanta Public Schools staff
- Champions will lead family biking classes and rides
- Champions will attend monthly Neighborhood Planning Unit meetings & neighborhood association meetings
- Champions will lead activities in at least one community events per month in or near their school communities
- Champions will identify interested groups from local faith institutions and communities, businesses, and other public schools and colleges and have discussions about active transportation and/or lead short bicycle safety rides.
- Attend and speak at public forums on Complete Streets and other projects directly related to bicycle infrastructure
- Collect contact information at all meetings and events from interested community members and provide to Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
- Collect stories with potential to be shared on ABC and partner blogs and social media - one per month
- Provide content to business, local centers of faith, businesses, and schools about bicycling programs and events to include in their newsletters
- Each champion provides eight classes at local centers of faith and recreation centers
- Familiarity with one or more neighborhoods in which our school communities are centered.
- Pass a background check (required in order to work in Atlanta Public Schools)
- Currently reside or resided within the past three years in one of the school communities.
- Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages, abilities, cultural groups, economic status and sexual orientations
- Ability to be persistent, professional and creative when promoting active transportation.
- Ability to interact and communicate with people in a way that is appropriate for them and their lives
- Comfortable presenting information to and engaging large groups
- Problem solving skills, creativity, flexibility and self-motivation
- Experience with biking in the city, or willingness to learn
- Punctuality and good attendance
Our Bike Champions program hires, trains, and supports community members to encourage biking in their neighborhoods. Champions engage communities with information and opportunities to bike for transportation, health, and fun and to advocate for safe streets for all.
In the first year of the program, Champions energized Westside neighborhood involvement with Relay, the City of Atlanta’s bike share program. In the program’s second year, Champions were selected from residents of Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) to encourage the use of bike share and install resident-requested bike infrastructure, such as racks at schools. For more on the previous Bike Champions cohorts, read here.
This cohort of Bike Champions will activate community involvement in biking and support for safe streets with the neighborhood elementary school at the heart of the work. The Champions’ engagement efforts will focus around our work in nine Atlanta Public Schools -- a program we call Shifting Gears -- and advocacy for streets that are safe enough for everyone, particularly children who bike or walk to school. For more on Shifting Gears, read here.
Champions will assist with in-school bike classes, and also conduct outreach and engagement with family members and other adults connections to Shifting Gears students, many of whom face transportation, health, and financial challenges that bicycles and multimodal transportation can help ease. The programs will mutually reinforce bicycle safety awareness and, we hope, generate more support for safe streets for people of all ages. Safe streets are essential to achieving our mission, as the research shows few people will ride bikes if their community lacks safe streets and bicycle infrastructure.
To facilitate work with schools, Champions will need to have daytime availability.
If you have questions about the position, contact LaMiiko Moore, Program Coordinator at LaMiiko@Atlantabike.org
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.
Candidates must submit this full ONLINE APPLICATION.
We're looking forward to working with you!