Do you believe that Atlanta’s streets should be safe, inclusive, and thriving spaces for people to ride, walk, and roll? The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition seeks an engagement coordinator to join its energetic and focused staff.
We’re looking for a team member with a demonstrated enthusiasm for our mission and vision and a commitment to our guiding principles — particularly the principles related to social and racial justice. Guided by the big-picture goals of our strategic plan, the ideal candidate will be able to adeptly manage the breadth of their responsibilities as an essential member of our advocacy and programs teams.
Our staff relies on accountability and collaboration to achieve effectiveness. Top candidates for this position exercise exemplary critical thinking skills, thrive in a dynamic environment, and are comfortable working in a small organization.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is committed to the career development of each staff member and provides an abundance of leadership opportunities.
The main purpose of the engagement coordinator position is to uphold and advance meaningful connections between Atlanta’s communities and the initiatives of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Our advocacy initiatives include:
- Shifting Gears
- Community Advocates for Safe Streets
- Atlanta Streets Alive
Fulfilling this position on our team will entail the following key responsibilities in addition to other assignments as priorities emerge:
- Has performed relevant community-based work or volunteer management for a minimum of two years
- Has organized community-based initiatives
- Is practiced at organizing and facilitating community/stakeholder meetings
- Has created compelling public-facing content, especially written
- Has used collaborative project management platforms and digital tools to generate and present work product, organize work, and manage relationships
- Is active in a community organization
- Is familiar with Atlanta’s local government, schools, NPU/neighborhood system, and other civic entities
- Is familiar with Atlanta’s community institutions and community-based organizations
- Recognizes and understands Atlanta’s history — especially, its racial disparities and record of intentional harm perpetrated by white supremacist policies and actions¹
- Is current on developments, resources, and information related to community engagement principles and strategies
- Understands function and significance of community-based leadership development
¹The Untokening’s Principles of Mobility Justice
- Practices authentic relationship-building with an emphasis on sustained engagement
- Is service-oriented, with an enthusiastic and positive attitude about systems change and community perspectives
- Has exemplary organizational skills and ability to effectively manage and deliver on multiple priorities at once in a dynamic environment
- Is self-directed, impact-focused, and enlists critical thinking skills to solve problems
- Is an effective presenter and confident public speaker, both one-on-one and for diverse audiences
- Successfully navigates challenging conversations, manages conflict, and builds consensus
- Is approachable, accountable, and comfortable exchanging constructive feedback
- Is resourceful
Workplace and Benefits
Fully remote, requires some evenings and weekends as well as occasional in-person engagements as necessary for the responsibilities of the position.
REMOTE WORK STIPEND
Staff receives a work from home reimbursement as a fixed amount each pay period.
Employer pays 50% of each employee’s medical insurance premium in addition to partial dental and fully covered vision, basic life, and long-term disability insurance.
Annual paid holidays include:
- two weeks (one in summer, one in winter).
- approximately 10 recognized days.
- four floating days.
- Vacation accrues at the rate of eight hours per 160 hours worked.
- Each staff member receives 72 hours of annual wellness leave.
- Family and bereavement leave policies are provided.
Each staff member receives bi-weekly career development support from their direct supervisor. Staff also has access to and is encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities.
The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition aims to foster an environment that recognizes, respects, and values different backgrounds and talents. We do not discriminate in our staff, board, volunteers, volunteer committees, or recipients of services, and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected category. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Apply for this Opportunity
Email a cover letter, a resume, and your definition of community engagement as well as three engagement strategies to [email protected] with Engagement Coordinator as the subject. In your cover letter, let us know what resonates most with you from our mission, vision, and guiding principles. Include any details that uniquely qualify you for this position. If you need accommodations in the hiring process, please be in touch and we can adapt accordingly. This job was posted on December 6, 2021. Applications are reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled.