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Join the Bike East Bay Team

We’re Hiring: Community Organizer
 

Position

Bike East Bay is looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our team to build capacity for better mobility in under-resourced areas of the East Bay. If you love working with a diverse and engaged group of staff, local leaders, and volunteers, this is your chance to train and organize grassroots, street-wise advocacy leaders in communities across the East Bay. A key priority for this position is mobility justice and equity–we are looking for someone to help connect and build influence for local Black and Brown-led communities, often neglected by city and regional transportation planning. 

This work includes developing local leaders, fostering relationships, supporting community efforts, developing training, building leader capacity and facilitating connections between local leaders and public officials. Priority communities for this work will include Concord, Pittsburg, Ashland/Cherryland/Hayward, West and East Oakland, among others.

The ideal candidate will bring strong grassroots organizing skills, a passion for racial justice, volunteer management abilities, and a love for interacting with diverse and engaged leaders working to improve their communities. 

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

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing relationships and collaborative partnerships in Black and Brown-led communities, being an ally and supporting their work
  • Building capacity in Black and Brown-led communities, gaining their trust and support for safer streets and active transportation
  • Supporting existing local leaders and helping to develop new local leaders of color to expand the advocacy work of Bike East Bay to more neighborhoods and communities
  • Training 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
  • Supporting major advocacy campaigns and efforts through coordination with local leaders to engage residents, businesses, and street-users in city and county planning and project implementation
  • Working closely with communications team to effectively share advocacy work through Bike East Bay channels
  • Supporting organization-wide efforts to build a ladder of engagement for volunteers, supporters and partners
  • Working closely with other staff within Bike East Bay to coordinate work and accomplish shared goals

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Supporting local on-street and other forms of grassroots campaigns and outreach led by local leaders
  • Assisting local leaders to work with city agencies and elected officials to advance campaigns
  • Updating existing and developing new trainings for local leaders to grow skills and comfort with advocating for change at a higher level
  • Developing a platform through which local leaders can collaborate, communicate and share best practices
  • Developing benchmarks for local jurisdictions to track progress in mobility justice
  • Facilitating and leading volunteer meetings, trainings and other engagement activities
  • Engaging and communicating with members and volunteers about advocacy work throughout all steps of the campaign process

Physical Demands: ability to operate a computer for most of the working hours

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have most of the following qualifications:

  • Deep understanding and commitment to mobility justice, racial justice, and Bike East Bay’s mission
  • One to two years of proven experience as a local organizer working with communities of color or other marginalized communities; commitment to community empowerment
  • 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
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills, including an ability to listen and empathize with neighborhood residents and local stakeholders;
  • An ability to lead advocacy efforts within the organization and manage interns and volunteers
  • A demonstrated track record of successful project planning, project management, base-building and/or strategy implementation
  • Written and/or conversational fluency in Spanish, Chinese, or other languages spoken in the East Bay
  • Maintaining organized written records of work activities, including notes and minutes of meetings, work planning, and strategic planning
  • An ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with a wide variety of audiences
  • Basic knowledge of the types of bicycle facilities found in cities of the East Bay and in other bike-friendly cities around the country
  • Strong community connections in the East Bay; familiarity with the landscape (physical and political) of the East Bay
  • Experience with online advocacy organizing tools

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this full-time exempt position is $60,000-$68,000. Bike East Bay provides a competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid employee health & dental, match of retirement contributions, paid time off and holidays.  Hours may be flexible. This position will entail work on weeknights and weekends in order to attend community meetings and events. This position is based out of our office located in Jack London Square, Oakland, CA, but employees are expected to work remotely through the coronavirus pandemic, with occasional in-office or on-location essential work duties requiring interaction with Bike East Bay staff or members of the public. Expected start date is December 1, 2021.

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 “Community Organizer” and your name in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications accepted until position filled.

Bike East Bay is committed to providing equal employment opportunity 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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About Bike East Bay

Bike East Bay (formerly the East Bay Bicycle Coalition) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that promotes healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, fun and accessible in Alameda and Contra Costa County. Our 4,000+ member supported, grassroots advocacy has won important local campaigns like protected bike lanes on Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue, as well as regional campaigns to bring bicycling access on BART and the Bay Bridge and significantly increased funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements through Measure B and BB.

Bike East Bay is proud of our 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.

Bike East Bay is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.