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advocacy manager

Position

Bike East Bay is looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our team, to build grassroots advocacy capacity for safer and more equitable streets in under-resourced areas of the East Bay. If you love working with a diverse and engaged group of staff, local leaders, young adults, and volunteers, this is your chance to train and organize advocates across Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. A key priority for this position is mobility justice–we are looking for someone to connect with and build influence for historically underserved and under-resourced communities.

The ideal candidate will bring strong organizing and communication skills, a passion for sustainable cities and safe streets, volunteer management experience, and a love for interacting with individuals and partner organizations working to uplift the East Bay. Priority locations for these activities will include Concord, Pittsburg, Central Alameda County, West Berkeley, and others.

Bike East Bay works in a collaborative, team-based goal-setting and accountability structure. The Advocacy Manager will report to the Advocacy Director and be part of the advocacy team.

Primary responsibilities:
Community Organizing 
  • Represent Bike East Bay at community and coalition meetings and develop local stakeholder contacts
  • Establish relationships and collaborative partnerships, particularly in Black and Brown communities, being an ally and supporting their work
  • Assist Advocacy Director in developing advocacy webinars & in-person trainings
  • Assist with pop-up infrastructure project planning and implementation
  • Facilitate and lead volunteer meetings, trainings and other engagement activities
  • Collaborate with Education and Engagement teams on activities and community engagement opportunities
  • Collaborate with Bike East Bay’s Communications staff to create graphics, videos, social media and other content to promote and support advocacy work 
Capacity Building
  • Develop opportunities for engagement and leadership for community members with Bike East Bay
  • Collaborate with members and local groups on campaign strategy, capacity building implementation, negotiations and actions
  • Build advocacy capacity in Black and Brown communities, gaining trust and support for safer streets and active transportation
  • Support existing local leaders and help develop new local leaders of color to expand the advocacy work of Bike East Bay to more neighborhoods and communities
  • Train local leaders as racial justice allies in conjunction with advocacy trainings to develop more local leaders of color and a broader base of mobility justice advocates throughout the East Bay
Program Management
  • Develop and execute campaign and contract plan components including workshops, bike distributions, and community rides
  • Develop written, graphics, photos, and other visual content for project reports
  • Track and oversee daily campaign progress
  • Produce regular program reports
  • Develop ongoing advocacy work plans, assessments, and evaluations
  • Collaborate with Bike East Bay’s Advocacy Director on major advocacy campaigns, new program development, funding development and work planning
Organization-Wide Support
  • Support efforts to build a ladder of engagement for volunteers, supporters and partners
  • Support Bike East Bay signature events including Bike to Work Day, Session Fest, and Biketopia
  • Support fundraising activities such as phone calls, mailings, sponsorships, etc

Physical Demands: Ability to operate a computer for most of the working hours; Ability to ride a bicycle for short to medium distances; Ability to lift small loads; Ability to travel to activity sites around the East Bay – Drivers license preferred but not required.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications:

  • Project management:
    • A demonstrated track record of successful project planning, project management, base-building and/or strategy implementation;
    • Maintaining organized written records of work activities, including notes and minutes of meetings, work planning, and strategic planning;
    • An ability to lead advocacy efforts within the organization and manage interns and volunteers;
    • An ability to work individually and as part of a team;
  • Community organizing:
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to listen and empathize with neighborhood residents and stakeholders;
    • Strong community connections in the East Bay; familiarity with the landscape (physical and cultural) of the East Bay;
    • Experience working with high school age youth a plus;
  • Social values:
    • Understanding of and commitment to mobility justice, racial justice, and Bike East Bay’s mission;
    • Understanding of racial and social equity issues and ability to facilitate conversations about systemic racism and its impacts on people of color with staff and other stakeholders;
    • One to two years of proven experience as an organizer working with communities of color or other marginalized communities;
  • Communications:
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences;
    • Written and/or conversational fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or other languages spoken in the East Bay;
    • Familiarity with social media platforms and tools;
  • Technical:
    • Basic knowledge of the types of bicycle facilities found in cities of the East Bay and in other bike-friendly cities around the country;
    • Experience with online advocacy organizing tools and strategies;
    • Basic review ability for transportation plans and project schematics for providing feedback and recommendations to public agencies (preferred but not required);

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities – such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color – are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this full-time exempt position is $70,000-$76,000. Bike East Bay provides a competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid employee health & dental, match of retirement contributions, paid time off and holidays. This position will entail work on weeknights and weekends in order to attend meetings and events. This position is based out of our office located in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, via a combination of remote work, in-office activities, and on-location duties requiring interaction with Bike East Bay staff and members of the public. Expected start date is September 5, 2023.

Bike East Bay is proud of our passionate, positive, and supportive workplace. We care deeply about each other as co-workers and as full people. Transportation justice is an essential part of our work as bicycle advocates and we are committed to working for equity and social justice. By sharing leadership, supporting each other through challenges, and loudly celebrating our successes, we are stronger as individuals, as an organization, and as a community.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to advocacy@BikeEastBay.org. Please include “Advocacy Manager” and your name in the subject line.

Priority deadline for applications is August 3, 2023.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

Bike East Bay 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.

Position

Bike East Bay is looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our team, to build grassroots advocacy capacity for safer and more equitable streets in under-resourced areas of the East Bay. If you love working with a diverse and engaged group of staff, local leaders, young adults, and volunteers, this is your chance to train and organize advocates across Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. A key priority for this position is mobility justice–we are looking for someone to connect with and build influence for historically underserved and under-resourced communities.

The ideal candidate will bring strong organizing and communication skills, a passion for sustainable cities and safe streets, volunteer management experience, and a love for interacting with individuals and partner organizations working to uplift the East Bay. Priority locations for these activities will include Concord, Pittsburg, Central Alameda County, West Berkeley, and others.

Bike East Bay works in a collaborative, team-based goal-setting and accountability structure. The Advocacy Manager will report to the Advocacy Director and be part of the advocacy team.

Primary responsibilities:

Community Organizing 

  • Represent Bike East Bay at community and coalition meetings and develop local stakeholder contacts
  • Establish relationships and collaborative partnerships, particularly in Black and Brown communities, being an ally and supporting their work
  • Assist Advocacy Director in developing advocacy webinars & in-person trainings
  • Assist with pop-up infrastructure project planning and implementation
  • Facilitate and lead volunteer meetings, trainings and other engagement activities
  • Collaborate with Education and Engagement teams on activities and community engagement opportunities
  • Collaborate with Bike East Bay’s Communications staff to create graphics, videos, social media and other content to promote and support advocacy work 

Capacity Building

  • Develop opportunities for engagement and leadership for community members with Bike East Bay
  • Collaborate with members and local groups on campaign strategy, capacity building implementation, negotiations and actions
  • Build advocacy capacity in Black and Brown communities, gaining trust and support for safer streets and active transportation
  • Support existing local leaders and help develop new local leaders of color to expand the advocacy work of Bike East Bay to more neighborhoods and communities
  • Train local leaders as racial justice allies in conjunction with advocacy trainings to develop more local leaders of color and a broader base of mobility justice advocates throughout the East Bay

Program Management

  • Develop and execute campaign and contract plan components including workshops, bike distributions, and community rides
  • Develop written, graphics, photos, and other visual content for project reports
  • Track and oversee daily campaign progress
  • Produce regular program reports
  • Develop ongoing advocacy work plans, assessments, and evaluations
  • Collaborate with Bike East Bay’s Advocacy Director on major advocacy campaigns, new program development, funding development and work planning

Organization-Wide Support

  • Support efforts to build a ladder of engagement for volunteers, supporters and partners
  • Support Bike East Bay signature events including Bike to Work Day, Session Fest, and Biketopia
  • Support fundraising activities such as phone calls, mailings, sponsorships, etc

Physical Demands: Ability to operate a computer for most of the working hours; Ability to ride a bicycle for short to medium distances; Ability to lift small loads; Ability to travel to activity sites around the East Bay – Drivers license preferred but not required.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualifications:

  • Project management:
    • A demonstrated track record of successful project planning, project management, base-building and/or strategy implementation;
    • Maintaining organized written records of work activities, including notes and minutes of meetings, work planning, and strategic planning;
    • An ability to lead advocacy efforts within the organization and manage interns and volunteers;
    • An ability to work individually and as part of a team;
  • Community organizing:
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to listen and empathize with neighborhood residents and stakeholders;
    • Strong community connections in the East Bay; familiarity with the landscape (physical and cultural) of the East Bay;
    • Experience working with high school age youth a plus;
  • Social values:
    • Understanding of and commitment to mobility justice, racial justice, and Bike East Bay’s mission;
    • Understanding of racial and social equity issues and ability to facilitate conversations about systemic racism and its impacts on people of color with staff and other stakeholders;
    • One to two years of proven experience as an organizer working with communities of color or other marginalized communities;
  • Communications:
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences;
    • Written and/or conversational fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or other languages spoken in the East Bay;
    • Familiarity with social media platforms and tools;
  • Technical:
    • Basic knowledge of the types of bicycle facilities found in cities of the East Bay and in other bike-friendly cities around the country;
    • Experience with online advocacy organizing tools and strategies;
    • Basic review ability for transportation plans and project schematics for providing feedback and recommendations to public agencies (preferred but not required);

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities – such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color – are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this full-time exempt position is $70,000-$76,000. Bike East Bay provides a competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid employee health & dental, match of retirement contributions, paid time off and holidays. This position will entail work on weeknights and weekends in order to attend meetings and events. This position is based out of our office located in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, via a combination of remote work, in-office activities, and on-location duties requiring interaction with Bike East Bay staff and members of the public. Expected start date is September 5, 2023.

Bike East Bay is proud of our passionate, positive, and supportive workplace. We care deeply about each other as co-workers and as full people. Transportation justice is an essential part of our work as bicycle advocates and we are committed to working for equity and social justice. By sharing leadership, supporting each other through challenges, and loudly celebrating our successes, we are stronger as individuals, as an organization, and as a community.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to advocacy@BikeEastBay.org. Please include “Advocacy Manager” and your name in the subject line.

Priority deadline for applications is August 3, 2023.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. 

Bike East Bay 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.

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