Program Coordinator

Bike Works Seattle

Posted: 12/18/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Recreation/Sports

City: Seattle

Postal code: 98118

State: Washington

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Bike Works promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities.

Position Details:

Job Description:

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: Bike Works, based in SE Seattle since 1996, promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. Our programs and services invest in young people and encourage bicycling. Our bike shop serves a large customer base with used bike sales, affordable repairs, and new and used parts and accessories. We take in over 7,000 bicycle donations annually and redistribute these bikes through our programs and bike shop. We are committed to continued learning and improvement, with a focus on social justice and racial equity.

ROLE OVERVIEW: The Bike Works Program Coordinator works with the Programs Team to run our youth programs. This role includes teaching bike repair classes, running bike rides and safety rodeos, and maintaining outreach and redistribution of bicycles to the community. Each day will be a blend of these tasks within a team of four, requiring both collaboration and independence. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with bike mechanic skills who has youth mentoring/teaching experience and is eager to learn more. This position reports directly to the Program Director and is part of the Bike Works Programs Team. Last year over 2,500 youth and adults participated in our programs. Priority will be given to candidates who currently live in Seattle. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Bike Works is an Equal Opportunity and queer-friendly employer.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Works independently, or with the programs team, to run youth programs; including bike repair classes, bike riding clubs, bike giveaways, summer camps, and community and school partnerships. • Maintains outreach efforts for programs by calling, emailing and visiting contacts on a regular basis. • Coordinates bike storage and bike needs for various programs. • Maintains classroom environments; cleans and restocks spaces weekly. 


Ability to teach with a focus on youth development and prior experience in youth programming is required. • Experienced bike rider, ability to ride a bike long distances is required; biketouring experience is a bonus. • Understanding of social justice and ability to engage in that topic with youth is required. • Knowledge of bike mechanics is preferred; prior experience as a bike shop mechanic is a bonus. • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks is required. • Capacity to work on a computer and complete paperwork is required. • Driver’s license; ability to pass a driving record check & drive large vehicles (vans, trucks) is required. • Experience with, and understanding of, diverse South Seattle communities • Commitment to environmental stewardship, social justice, and youth development. • Passion for the mission, vision, and values of Bike Works. • General work schedule is 10 AM - 6:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday during the school year; workdays shift to Monday through Friday in the summer, with some variations in scheduling hours and the potential for overnight programming. 


All full-time positions are accompanied by $10,000+ in benefits, including: • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance • 12 days of vacation to start (adding one day for each additional year of work) • 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, plus a paid holiday recess from 12/24 through 1/1 • 10 days sick leave per year • Long & Short-Term Disability • Training & Professional Development for job roles • Unlimited Orca Card • EAP Employee Assistance Program • $250 reimbursement for any kind of training or continuing education • $250 match for employee donations to other nonprofits • $250 fitness/gym membership reimbursement • Discounts on new & used bikes and parts in our Shop • Retirement match up to $2,000 • Life Insurance • Reimbursement for mileage when using your bike for work • Casual dress code • Sabbatical policy for 1 month after 5 years 


Less than $60k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to [email protected] Applications received by January 31, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Ideal start date is March 2, 2021. This position is open until filled. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. 


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