Learn to Ride Coach

Wage and Benefits: This position is a temporary/seasonal position at approximately $13-14/hour, depending upon qualifications. All employees receive discounts on new and used bikes and bike products.

Deadline for applications: Rolling; priority will be given to applications received by May 7, 2019.

Hours per week: 6-12 hours/week, early May through September 30th, 2019. Must be available Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons in Minneapolis OR Tuesday afternoons and Saturday afternoons in Saint Paul.

Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible for supporting C4C’s Learn to Ride programming. Learn to Ride (LTR) is a sliding scale series of classes, practice sessions, and group rides for adults who are learning how to ride a bicycle for the first time. The Learn to Ride Coach will work with the Programs team to recruit and coordinate volunteers, publicize LTR classes to neighborhood communities, register participants, and co-facilitate programs.

Work Environment and Schedule

Must be able to work outdoors and stand for several hours at a time. This person will primarily work in either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, depending on which classes they choose to support. Minneapolis classes will be held in Seward May through July, and in Phillips August and September. Saint Paul classes will be help in Frogtown May through July, and in Payne-Phalen August and September. The Learn to Ride Coach will also have access to our open office space and retail/service shop in the Seward neighborhood.


Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Connect with neighborhood groups about classes and help register participants
  • With Program Coordinator and volunteer support, help teach and facilitate Learn to Ride classes
  • Support in recruiting and orienting Learn to Ride volunteers
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of rides and practice sessions for Learn to Ride participants
  • Support the Marketing and Communications Director by taking photos during Learn to Ride classes and writing short pieces and/or doing interviews with students
  • Work with youth apprentices, interns, and volunteers in C4C programming
  • Work with Programs team to develop and collect evaluation metrics to track the programs’ effectiveness and impact
  • Attend team meetings and other appropriate organizational gatherings
  • As interest and skills dictate, support other C4C efforts

Desired Qualifications and Attributes:

  • A strong interest in and enthusiasm for non-motorized transportation (bicycling and walking)
  • Desire to learn about how C4C offers programs and to be part of a team working to broaden bicycling in the Twin Cities
  • Experience biking in the Twin Cities a plus
  • Commitment to social justice and building anti-oppression spaces
  • Motivated to work with and knowledgeable about the diverse cultural communities that live in the Cycles for Change neighborhoods (Frogtown and East Side in Saint Paul, and Cedar-Riverside, Phillips, Seward, Powderhorn, and Elliot Park in Minneapolis)
  • Experience in teaching skills and concepts to individuals and groups
  • Writing and social media communications experience
  • The ability to work independently and on a team
  • Creativity, flexibility, patience, responsibility, and friendliness are required
  • Ability to speak Somali, Oromo, Hmong, or Spanish is highly desired
  • Basic bicycle knowledge (parts of the bike, flat-fixing, etc.) a plus but not required
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and non U.S. born candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • LTR alumni and volunteers are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Residents of neighborhoods where LTR takes place strongly encouraged to apply
  • Individuals interested in public health, transportation policy, and/or adult education are encouraged to apply

How to apply

Please send your resume via email to [email protected] with the title “Learn to Ride Coach” in the subject line, and answer these four questions:

  1. What experience do you have that prepares you to be a Learn to Ride Coach?  
  2. What excites you about working as a Learn to Ride Coach at Cycles for Change?
  3. What connections do you have to the Learn to Ride neighborhood(s)? (They include: East Phillips, Seward, Frogtown, and the East Side)
  4. What challenges might you have as a Learn to Ride Coach?

Cycles for Change is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of  race, gender, disability, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, age, veteran status, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.  Women, trans, gender-non-conforming, and indigenous and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.