Join Bike East Bay’s Team this Spring

Author: Bike East Bay

Date: January 5, 2015

Spring is a busy time for advocacy and outreach. Join our team this year through one of four opportunities. 

  • Education Program Fellow: Assist with class promotion, attendee communication, and program organization as part of our free Bicycle Education Program throughout the busy spring season.
  • Membership Interns: Assist in the day-to-day operations of a small non-profit and get work experience and references from a regionally recognized active transportation organization.
  • Communications Intern: Craft Bike East Bay’s messaging around Bike to Work Day
  • Outreach Intern: Out and about! Bike East Bay promotion at events before and during Bike Month

Education Program Fellow

We are seeking a motivated and passionate Bicycle Education Program Fellow starting as soon as possible, contracted through the end of June 2015. Up to 20 hours of work per week will be available paid at $15 per hour, focusing on class attendee communication, event promotion, and data entry/office work.
 
The Bike East Bay Education Program provides approximately 150 free classes every year to adults, youth, and families in English, Spanish, and Cantonese, all over the East Bay. Learn more about this program online at BikeEastBay.org/education. This position will not include any class instruction, although applicants interested in pursuing a bicycle education teaching certification will be provided support in doing so.
 
Applicants should have strong writing and data entry skills and enjoy working in non-profit environment. Proficiency in spoken or written Spanish or Cantonese/Traditional Chinese, familiarity with the East Bay, and a passion for healthy and active transportation are appreciated.
 

 

Membership Interns

Bike East Bay seeks upbeat Membership Interns to help with the day-to-day tasks of running a small non-profit and corresponding with our 4000+ members. You will assist at Bike East Bay’s office during weekly project days on tasks ranging from stuffing envelopes to folding t-shirts, to preparing for major events like Bike To Work Day and PedalFest.

There are two options for time and commitment: Membership Interns choose a day of the week to volunteer between 2-5 hours at Bike East Bay’s office. We ask that you commit to either:

  • One Project Day a week for a 10 week period, or,
  • One or more Project Day per month over 6 months (10 days total)

Membership Interns will receive a one-year Bike East Bay membership and a letter of reference at the end of your internship.

This position is perfect for high school or college students seeking work experience, or anyone who would like to assist with Bike East Bay’s day-to-day operations. You’ll get an inside look at working in our close-knit and upbeat headquarters where we’re always brewing up great plans for better biking.

The position will report to Membership Manager Ginger Jui and work closely with Membership Assistant Rachel Jacobson.

Requirements

Essential

  • Availability during weekday and daytime hours (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to ask questions and and ability to work independently on assigned tasks
  • Dependability—must arrive consistently at work and on time, follow instructions, and respond to directions in a prompt manner

Helpful

Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Membership Manager Ginger Jui by email: [email protected]. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Communications Intern

Bike East Bay seeks a creative and thoughtful Communications intern to help set up a communications calendar and plan around Bike to Work Day. The hours for this position are 4-6 hours a week from March 23 to the end of May. The Communications Intern will report to our Project Manager, Cynthia Armour.

Academic credit can be given by working with your academic institution’s internship program. The stipend for this position is $400. 

Specific responsibilities include creating a social media calendar, prepping posts ahead of time, drafting press releases, editing e-newsletters and writing blog posts and articles for Bike East Bay. The Communications Intern should be able to grasp Bike East Bay’s goals and our specific social media language to help further our messaging. This is a great opportunity to spend some time working in a non-profit environment in a position that allows for creative thinking, innovation and portfolio building.

Requirements

Essential:

  • Strong writing and communication skills and experience
  • Write effective copy targeted to different audiences
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites
  • Familiarity with the bicycling community in the East Bay
  • Be a self-starter able to take initiative on individual projects
  • Dependability—must arrive consistently at work and on time, be able to multi-task, work efficiently and respond to directions in a prompt manner!

Helpful:

  • Photography Skills
  • Graphic Design skills
  • Interest in creating vines, fun posts and being creative with communications!

To apply, send writing samples, a resume and cover letter to Cynthia Armour: [email protected]. Position is open until filled – we encourage you to apply before Wednesday, March 4. 


Outreach Intern

Bike East Bay is seeking an outgoing, clever and fun Outreach Intern who can talk the talk and effectively communicate our message to a variety of people while maintaining a high level of professionalism.

The hours for this internship are 8-12 hours a week and we seek a 12 week commitment starting March 23. The Outreach intern will report to our Project Manager Cynthia Armour and work closely with the Membership Manager Ginger Jui.

The stipend for this position is $600. Academic credit can be given by working with your academic institution’s internship program.

The Outreach intern will gain hands-on professional experience representing and speaking for a well-established local nonprofit organization. This is a great opportunity to hone your marketing skills, public speaking skills and more. We will challenge you with a fast-paced, quick-turnaround experience on a hard-working team.

If you feel comfortable putting yourself out there, taking the lead on small events, becoming a brand ambassador and speaking with strangers, this is for you. As Bike East Bay’s outreach intern you will get an understanding of what it takes to garner grassroot support for a nonprofit and what goes into building a community base, as well as learn how to set up outreach events, take responsibility for manning a booth efficiently, and more. 

Tasks include organizing social rides and events like the Bike-in Movie Night, Blessing of the Bikes, staffing an outreach table at other organizations’ events and representing Bike East Bay throughout the county. Work will include close collaboration with coalition partners.

Requirements

Essential:

  • Strong oral communication skills and leadership skills—must speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations and demonstrate group presentation skills
  • Ability to confidently approach members of the public
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to carry collateral materials and displays
  • Comfortable riding a cargo bike with heavy load
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Adaptability—receptive to changes in work environment and the type of events and people we talk to
  • Dependability—must arrive consistently at work and on time, follow instructions, and respond to directions in a prompt manner!
  • Outgoing, dynamic, and flexible personality
  • Familiarity with biking in the East Bay
  • Be a self-starter able to take initiative on individual projects

Helpful:

  • Experience managing volunteers
  • Commitment to building a bike-friendly East Bay
  • Spanish or Chinese Languages are a plus!
  • Have a flexible schedule and be willing to work odd hours.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Cynthia Armour: Cynthia@BikeEastBay.org. Position is open until filled – we encourage you to apply before Wednesday, March 4. 


 

Bike East Bay (formerly 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, Bike East Bay 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.

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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