Job Opportunities 

Organizational Overview: The mission of Second Cycle, a nonprofit organization based in Tacoma, WA, is to demystify and normalize bike riding as a part of daily life while realizing the bicycle as a tool of personal and community empowerment. We do this through our community tool space, through youth bike programs, and by providing an open, supportive, accessible, and inclusive environment. We work to diversify participation in the cycling community and are working toward a world where the joy of riding a bicycle is accessible to everybody. 

 

Second Cycle was started a little under 11 years ago in a basement garage by a few bike mechanics and bike messengers. We started small and have steadily grown. We have a gritty sensibility and a DIY ethos deeply ingrained in our organizational DNA. We started with just a community tool space in mind and have added a variety of vibrant youth programs. 

 

We are anchored in the Hilltop community and have been running the shop somewhere in Hilltop for the last 11 years. We have seen a lot of changes in this neighborhood, and we see the changes coming with the light rail and 1500 apartment units to be added in the next five years. That all being said, the organization has been and is on a growth trajectory, and there will be opportunities to grow with it for the right individual. 

 

Our Values:

  • Joy for Bikes – We share the love for bikes with everyone. We work and live on our bikes. We share a deep connection with people-powered bicycle transportation. 

  • Self-Reliance and Empowerment – We believe that empowering individuals to maintain their bicycles fosters healthy self-reliance and reinforces notions of inherent self-worth. We revere empowerment of all forms, with the knowledge that it builds stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities. 

  • Diversity | Equity | Inclusivity – We build diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities that seek representation from all voices and reach out to people from marginalized backgrounds. We operate from a place of compassion, kindness, and understanding. We come to this through deep listening. 

Fund-Development Manager 

Role Overview: 

The Fund Development Manager is a part-time position reporting to the Executive Director. The Fund Development Manager fills a critical role of strategically managing all aspects of the annual fundraising plan: 1) implementing individual donor campaigns, 2) directing our major fundraising events, and 3) managing grant proposals. He/she/they also assists with other development activities to help the organization meet its revenue goals and access the resources necessary to fulfill its mission. 

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinate with the board's fund development committee and organize regular fund development committee meetings 

  • Planning and executing the annual fund campaigns, including designing campaigns, procuring materials, executing mail and e-mail campaigns, and creating progress reports for internal and external use.  

  • Maintaining a donor database (Network for Good) and executing prompt acknowledgement of donations.  

  • Researching donor prospects and maintaining a donor prospect list.  

  • Planning and executing the organization’s annual benefit “Bike Stories,” which includes program design, planning committee and ticket sales, invitation design, vendor recruitment and management, and donor follow-up.  

  • Assisting with the planning and execution of other fundraising events and public programs, ensuring necessary follow up after fundraising events.  

  • Assisting with institutional and foundation fundraising efforts, including grant research and writing, maintaining a grants calendar, compiling reports, and preparing organizational documents for foundation submission.  

  • Compiling donor lists for the annual report and participating in the creation of the annual report as needed.  

  • Staffing the Fund Development Team, including developing agendas with the committee chair for regular meetings, providing staff support for initiatives and committee efforts, and preparing necessary materials for committee meetings and assignments.  

  • Inputting donor donation data and reconciling our donation income 

  • Other responsibilities as assigned


 

Experience:  

Preferably two years of experience in development or related fields. 

 

Qualities:

The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-directed, and demonstrate a strong ability to work well with a wide range of individuals and groups. Proficiency with donor databases and websites is highly desirable. Applicants should possess the ability to exercise independent judgment and take initiative. You need to be able to make a flyer in Canva at least.   

 

Compensation:

Hourly pay, $18 - 20, up to 32 hours per week.

Additional benefits include:

  • $250/month HRA

  • 1 week of paid vacation

  • 5 paid holidays per year

New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

  • 1 hour PTO per 40 hrs worked, no cap

  • There will be continual professional development opportunities in the form of conferences, webinars, and other trainings 

 

Conditions of Employment: 

2nd Cycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to assembling a diverse and talented staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, 2nd Cycle does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

Who we are:

  • Collaborative team players  

  • Passionate educators 

  • Bike riders, bike mechanics 

  • Social justice activists 

  • Energetic and hard workers who manage time and risk 

  • Self-starters with growth mindsets 

  • Personable and humorous

 

How to apply: 

Email your resume, and a cover letter to noah@2ndcycle.org. This position is open until filled.

RETAIL BIKE SHOP MANAGER  

 

Overview: The Bike Shop Manager (SM from here on) is responsible for the daily operations of the bike shop. The SM is the key leader of the shop mechanics, assistant shop mechanics, and full service mechanics. The SM reports directly to the Executive Director. They are responsible for maintaining the safety, morale, and inclusive atmosphere of the shop.

 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Keep the retail operations running smoothly, profitably and fulfilling the organization's vision and mission

  • Meet yearly income goals for retail sales and full service 

  • Manage all shop mechanics, assistant shop mechanics, volunteers, and interns 

  • Purchase parts, accessories, shop supplies, and tools for the main shop and keep costs within the designated budget as assigned by the director 

  • Report directly to the executive director 

  • Maintain accurate inventory records with our inventory management software 

  • Responsible for reconciliation of inventory  

  • Give monthly reports to the executive director in quantitative, qualitative, and/or narrative form 

 

List of Duties: (Will include but are not limited to the following) 

  • Ensure customers are helped in a timely, professional, and kind way 

  • Purchase product and keep the shop fully stocked with tools and supplies

  • Ensure the shop is clean, organized, and all tools are accounted for 

  • Set daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals for the team to work toward 

  • Set a schedule for staff to cover the open hours of the shop  

  • Maintain accurate inventory 

  • Help guide budgeting decisions for staffing 

  • Keep track of all metrics for the open shop 

  • Makes weekly cash deposits to the bank that are accurate and match with POS system 

  • Responsible for onboarding and training of new open shop mechanics, shop assistants, and full-service mechanics 

  • Oversee the bike shops income and expenses on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis 

 

Qualifications  

  • Good communication skills

  • Experience in a high paced retail environment 

  • Have high-quality leadership style 

  • Good focus and follow through

  • Comfortable with high-pressure situations

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Be able to focus on the big picture of the organization

This position is open until filled but we are looking for someone to start by the latest at mid November. There will be some job shadowing and training with existing Shop Manager as they transition on to other work. We hope to have the transition done by January. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to noah@2ndcycle.org 

Cover lever should cover why you want to work for Second Cycle and why you believe you are uniquely qualified for the position. 

Applications that are moving on to interviews are usually responded to within 48 hours. 

Compensation:

Hourly pay, $18 - 20, up to 40 hours per week.

Additional benefits include:

  • $250/month HRA

  • 1 week of paid vacation

  • 5 paid holidays per year - New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

  • 1 hour PTO per 40 hrs worked, no cap

  • There will be continual professional development opportunities in the form of conferences, webinars, and other trainings