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Safety and Education Coordinator

Safety and Education Coordinator
ebbc logoOur Safety and Education Intern will play a key role in our Bicycle Safety Education program, which has grown over the last seven years to become the largest program of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. The Safety Education program provides bicycle safety instruction for cyclists of all ages — we offer beginner how-to-ride classes, family cycling workshops, and adult bicycling classes that teach how to safely share the road. This intern will coordinate and promote our bicycle safety classes and events alongside our Education Director and Max Hunter, our Membership Director. Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest to Max Hunter as soon as possible via email to [email protected]

Tasks include:

  • Scheduling classes for 2012
  • Assisting EBBC’s cadre of certified bicycle safety instructors
  • Marketing and promoting safety classes and events
  • Facilitating communications with attendees and registrants
  • Managing logistics at classes and events
  • Coordinating registration, reporting and evaluation of the education program.

Applicants should have strong organizational skills, be a self-starter and enjoy working in a laid-back, fun, non-profit environment. Living and having worked in the East Bay is a plus. This is an excellent opportunity for an organized “logistic-minded” person who is interested in building safer communities and encouraging more bicycling to experience a vibrant and growing nonprofit organization from the inside out. It is also a great way to build your resume & get hands-on experience in the safety and education fields. We are happy to work with any academic requirements the intern may have, to help them earn college credit for their efforts.

Skills & Knowledge to be Gained

  • Program coordination skills for a large-scale, multi-city program
  • Database and website skills, including programming, scripts, and work flow enhancements
  • Experience building new marketing and outreach plans
  • Social media communications, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr etc,
  • Opportunity to create great writing samples for future job interviews
  • Inside experience with a highly active and growing organization
  • Academic credit, by working with your academic institution’s internship program

Desired Qualifications:


  • Interest in bicycle advocacy and bike safety
  • Ability to commit to a 10-week internship
  • Track record of working well on team projects
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong multitasking ability
  • Computer skills including database, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint
  • Online outreach skills, including social networking and light HTML
  • Cheerful, friendly, upbeat outlook
  • Nonjudgmental, welcoming attitude
  • Natural leadership qualities


  • Familiarity with biking in the East Bay
  • Web Design/HTML experience
  • Vibrant and professional writing style
  • Commitment to building a bike-friendly East Bay
  • Familiarity with our partner organizations, such as Transform, Cycles of Change and local bicycle coalitions
  • Graphic design skills (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Highly self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized
  • Spanish or Chinese language skills
  • Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply

The hours for this internship position are approximately 8 hours/week and we seek a 10-week minimum commitment. Work will include time in the EBBC office at the Berkeley Bike Station and our West Berkeley Office.

This internship includes a competitive weekly stipend. The position will require some work on weeknights and weekends, as many activities occur after work on weekdays and on weekends. Interested applicants should submit resume and letter of interest to Max Hunter, Membership Director as soon as possible via email to [email protected].
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition was founded in 1972 to safeguard the interests of bicyclists in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and now represents over 3,000 members. East Bay Bicycle Coalition works for safe, convenient and enjoyable bicycling for all people in the east bay. The past two years have marked huge growth and strategic change in the organization. The EBBC seeks to continue its impressive advocacy track record, while broadening its base of members to be ever more representative of the regions’ cyclists. EBBC works with 33 cities, both counties, Caltrans and other government agencies to improve conditions for cyclists.

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