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PROGRAM/RECYCLE COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION 

Second Cycle 

PROGRAM/RECYCLE COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION 

April 2024

 

Who We Are

Second Cycle is a 501(c)(3) community cycle center which supports, educates, and advocates for cyclists, new and experienced, in the Hilltop and surrounding Tacoma community. Our vision is a world where the joy of bike riding is accessible to everybody. Our mission is to demystify and normalize bike riding as a part of daily life and realize the bicycle as a personal and community empowerment tool. We provide equitable access to sustainable transportation to all people through our recycling efforts, full-service bike shop, and various programs for adults and youth.

 

Position Summary

The Programs/Recycle coordinator works directly with the programs manager and Program Director to facilitate programs offered at Second Cycle. This role includes teaching bike repair classes, running bicycle safety courses/rodeos, community outreach and program promotion/advertisement. The program coordinator should be invested in empowering young/adult people by providing access to the joy of riding a bike through various program offerings. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience working with youth/adults and a love for bicycles.

 

Reports to: Program Director/Program Manager

Classification: Full-time non-exempt up to 40 hours a week, plus benefits


 

Essential Job Functions: 60% Programming 40% Recycling and reuse center

    

Program: We offer a variety of youth and adult programs. The program coordinator will act as the teacher of these various programs. Working with youth and adults. 

  • Will work as part of a team and individual contributor. Directly teaching and delivering programming Including: Safe Cycle, earn a bike classes, summer camps, diversion classes, Major Taylor Project, Open Shop, bike rides, and community partnerships.

  • Updates registrations, class documents, and calendars as needed.

  • Maintains classroom environments; clean organizes, and restocks spaces as needed.

  • Assist in implementing Open Shop and other programs assigned by the program manager.

 


 

Recycle and Reuse Center: This center is where we source bikes and parts for program and the shop. We have many tasks for donated bikes and parts in the recycling and reuse center. 

  • Organize donation procurement efforts 

  • Process donated bike and parts, turning them into usable bikes for various functions of the shop. 

  • Manage volunteers an interns as they assist in the recycling and reuse center. 

  • Build used bikes for sale 

  • Refine systems to organize donations 

  • Support the team in making used bike sales goals


 

Qualifications/qualities/requirements 

  • Value bicycles as a tool of change and empowerment 

  • Are an educator at heart and have the want to teach and share the joy of bikes with all

  • Knowledge of bike mechanics - preferred but not required

  • Experienced bike rider - from bike touring, riding across town, racing, everything counts  

  • Understanding of social justice and awareness of privilege 

  • Ability to self-organize and complete tasks consistently and accurately 

  • Clear communicator and engaged active listener 

  • Ability to teach in an engaging and challenging manner - or a want to do so 

  • A growth mindset - a want to continuously improve 

  • Experience or training in positive youth development

 

Compensation

Hourly $17 - $22 DOE. Generous benefits include: Health Reimbursement Account; generous paid time off plus an organization-wide holiday recess from 12/24 to 1/1; a generous wellness time policy; disability; annual investment in professional development and physical activity; discounts on new and used bikes and parts; casual work environment.


 

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to admin@2ndcycle.org with the subject line “Program/Recycle Coordinator” Applications received by 4/15/24 will receive priority.

 

Diversity Statement

Second Cycle values diversity and strongly encourages applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work. Second Cycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor protected by law. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that reflects the communities we serve. This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check.

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, and accessible environment. We work to expand 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 13 years ago in a basement garage. 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 and adult programs. 

 

We are anchored in the Hilltop community and have been running the shop somewhere in Hilltop for the last 13 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 three 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. 

Who we are:

  • Collaborative team players  

  • Passionate educators 

  • Bike riders, bike mechanics  

  • Energetic and hard workers who manage time and risk 

  • Self-starters with growth mindsets 

  • Personable and humorous

Diversity Statement

Second Cycle values diversity and strongly encourages applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work. Second Cycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor protected by law. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that reflects the communities we serve. This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check.

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