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The East Bay Bicycle Coalition seeks a skilled and enthusiastic campaign fellow to work on expanding our advocacy capacity throughout the East Bay. The Campaign Fellow will gain firsthand experience in grassroots organizing and field coordination of local bicycle advocacy efforts in several cities throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The position will report to our Program Director Dave Campbell.

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition seeks a skilled and enthusiastic campaign fellow to work on expanding our advocacy capacity throughout the East Bay. The Campaign Fellow will gain firsthand experience in grassroots organizing and field coordination of local bicycle advocacy efforts in several cities throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The position will report to our Program Director Dave Campbell.

Specific responsibilities include supporting the work of our local bicycle advocacy working groups and organizations while at the same time organizing efforts to establish new local working groups in cities where they do not currently exist. Specific tasks include completing our handbook for local working groups, meeting regularly with local organizations and attending the meetings of the bicycle advisory committees of their cities, organizing events and recruiting volunteers, local data collection to support advocacy efforts, involving our local working groups in Bike to Work Day, and more.

Skills and Knowledge to be Gained

  • grassroots organizing and field coordination experience applicable to many different campaigns
  • experience working with city staff and elected officials on a broad range of transportation issues
  • experience working with a growing, effective non-profit organization that is part of a significant change taking place in America as more people for betters ways to commute
  • Academic credit, by working with your academic institution’s internship program

Requirements
Essential

  • strong writing and communication skills and experience
  • strong organizational skills, including working with databases, task management,
  • scheduling events/meetings, following up with partners and volunteers
  • basic knowledge of various bicycle facilities found in cities of the East Bay and in other bike-friendly cities around the country
  • ability to travel around to various cities in the East Bay by bike and/or transit
  • Outgoing, dynamic, and flexible personality

Helpful

  • social media experience
  • good self-starting instincts
  • familiarity with the geography (actual and political) in the East Bay
  • experience with Bike to Work Day

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The hours for the Campaign Fellow position are 2 days/week for a period of 5 months. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition will provide a stipend of $12/hour for this position. Our Campaign Fellow will be required to work on weeknights and weekends, as many activities occur after work on weekdays and on weekends. Work will include time in and out of the EBBC office. There will be opportunities to work from home or school.

Interested applicants should submit resume, letter of interest to EBBC’s Program Director Dave Campbell by January 28: [email protected].

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition was established in 1972 to promote the interests of bicyclists. Our first campaign was to gain bicycle access to the new BART transit system of the early 1970’s. Since then, our 4000+ member organization has grown and includes local chapters and organizations throughout the East Bay. In addition to advocating for better bicycling conditions, the EBBC also coordinates the annual Bike to Work Day promotion in the East Bay, has a successful bicycle safety program, supports the Cycles of Change youth bicycle after school program, and along with Transform coordinates the Bay Area’s Safe Routes to Transit Program.

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