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BIKE WALK INSTRUCTOR (Limited Term)

Education · Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Employment Type Compensation Term
Part-time, 25-38 hrs/week Starts at $14.00/hour + DOE April-October 2020

Spring through Fall positions & Summer-only position available 

Bike Walk Instructors are seasonal employees working  25-38 hrs/week. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety programs for youth in MPS through our Safe Routes to School Program. This position also assists with aspects of our MilWALKee Walks programs, including pedestrian actions, traffic-calming installations, and community safety trainings.  Bike Walk Instructors work between the hours of 8 AM – 5 PM Monday-Friday, with occasional opportunities to work special Bike Fed events on evenings and weekends. This person works closely with our amazing team of Bike Walk Instructors, Bike Fed staff, and reports to the Milwaukee Program Manager. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and assist instruction of our Walking Wisdom program, ages 5-8 .
  • Lead and assist instruction of our Bicycle Driver’s Ed program,  ages 9-11.
  • Facilitate safe bicycle rides for Summer Camps, ages 10-13.
  • Work cooperatively with MPS teachers to address student needs.
  • Provide a safe and welcoming  atmosphere for youth to learn & facilitate conversation.
  • Conduct assessments of streets for hazards and impediments to walking and biking.
  • Lead and facilitate pedestrian safety trainings  with community groups.
  • Conduct pedestrian actions by encouraging people driving to yield and obey the law.
  • Serve as a role model for safe walking and biking.
  • Help our bike mechanic maintain a fleet of bicycles.
  • Create, conduct, and facilitate interviews for our Story Corps community. 
  • Assist with other projects and tasks as needed.
  • MUST pass background check.

 

Follow this link to our Story Corps community & listen to interviews about your new job  directly from the MPS teachers whose classrooms we serve.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:    

  • Experience working with children required.
  • Excellent speaking and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a strong team.
  • Demonstrated practice or understanding of multi-modal transportation habits.
  • Ability to manage stress and employ mindfulness techniques for team-building.
  • First Aid, CPR and Lifeguard Certification. (beneficial, but not required)
  • Spanish Fluency. (beneficial, but not required)
  • Driver’s License and ability to drive a  10’-26’ moving truck. (beneficial, but not required)
  • Bicycle maintenance/mechanic skills. ( beneficial, but not required)
  • Social Media/Computer graphic skills. (beneficial, but not required)

Job Conditions/Work Location:

  • Most time spent outside teaching on playgrounds and riding bicycles in the street.
  • Significant time spent in  classroom settings working with diverse groups of children and teaching professionals.
  • Sites are located throughout Milwaukee County and change every 2 weeks. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to ride a bicycle 10-30+  miles/day. 
  • Lift and move bicycles, boxes of helmets, and other equipment between school sites.  25+ lbs lifting

Perks:  

  • Working & biking outside will build your muscles.
  • Working with people who love their job! 
  • Getting to know your city better and making  a difference in the lives of youth.
  • Being part of a stronger & more inclusive bicycle culture in Milwaukee.
  • Discounts on bike parts and tools.

Additional employment opportunities may be available during the off-season.

Submit Cover Letter & Resume in PDF format by  Sunday March 1,  2020 to

Michael Anderson, Milwaukee Program Manager

michael.anderson@wisconsinbikefed.org

Interviews will take place March 3rd-6th

Candidates  will be informed by Monday March 9, 2020

Training will begin in early April, with the first school site starting Tuesday April, 14th. 

The Wisconsin Bike Fed  is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin and any other protected status.

Communications Manager 

The Bike Fed is looking for a self-motivated Communications Manager to produce high-quality content that engages members and potential members, responds to immediate issues in the bicycling community, promotes events, and builds brand recognition. Reporting to the  Executive Director, main duties will include: maintaining the Bike Fed’s communication calendar, writing press releases, blog posts and articles, developing content for eblasts, website, and Bike Fed publications, promoting events and coordinating media relations. 

The ideal candidate is able to learn new technology quickly, and has member or customer service experience. They are also highly organized, creative, outgoing, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for cycling are a must. The position will require some travel around the state as well as occasional evening and weekend hours At the Wisconsin Bike Fed, we balance a non-profit pay scale with flexible schedules and excellent benefits.

The Bike Fed is one of the largest statewide bicycle advocacy organization in the country. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, professional and creative individual to help grow the bicycle advocacy movement.

This full-time position can be based anywhere in Wisconsin with a home office or in Madison or Milwaukee where we have offices.  

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Communicating and providing customer service for the Bike Fed’s individual and business membership program, including collaborating on new initiatives for retention and growth

 

  • Establishing and maintaining an annual communications timeline to assure quality control over all membership communications.

 

  • Overseeing and coordinating the production of marketing, development, and membership collateral with graphic designers, printers, and content providers
  • Manage media relations.
  • Maintain the Bike Fed website.
  • Produce high-quality content including press releases, blog posts, articles, collateral and related marketing materials.
  • Write and execute email marketing campaigns.
  • Manage the Bike Fed’s social media outlets.
  •  Manage an advertising budget, create and place ads for Bike Fed events (including Ride Across Wisconsin, Santa Rampage, Polish Moon Ride, Bike Week) and support other special events as needed

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or relevant field preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a marketing or communications role
  • Strong knowledge of communication practice and techniques
  • Highly organized and able to multitask
  • Strong understanding of social media and communication trends
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and WordPress.  Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Customer service experience
  • Video and photography skills a plus
  • Love of bicycling

 

Benefits

Low employee co-pays for health & dental insurance, up to 3% of annual wages matched in a SIMPLE IRA account, FSA and HSA tax free accounts and generous paid time off.

Salary

$40,000-50,000, commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to Andrea_Rane@trekbikes.com.  

 

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (Wisconsin Bike Fed) is a statewide, nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We work with people from all around the state to make bicycling convenient, safe, accessible and fun. Our mission is to inspire, motivate and unite a strong community to move bicycling forward in Wisconsin.  WisconsinBikeFed.org.