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Hiring: Community Organizer

Bike Cleveland is in search of a Community Organizer to develop and win support for key biking and walking infrastructure improvements across Greater Cleveland.

Deadline: Open until filled. Posted on August 16th, 2023. Interviews expected to begin the week of September 11th.
Status: Full-time, exempt salary
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: 3000 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

About Us
Bike Cleveland is a growing team of active transportation professionals working collaboratively to create a region that is sustainable, connected, healthy, and vibrant by promoting bicycling and advocating for safe and equitable transportation for all. We believe that to build a community in which active transportation is barrier free we must:

We highly encourage you to learn about our organization’s mission, vision, values and commitment to equity, as well as our strategic plan: https://www.bikecleveland.org/about/mission/

Bike Cleveland aligns its advocacy and education programs with social equity and community improvement and strives to embrace the power of a strong engaged membership to achieve its mission. Internally, our culture is collaborative and supports encouraging risk-taking, excellence, and constant learning. You will work hard, have fun, and make a lasting impact on the community by lending your expertise to a variety of innovative projects.

Position Description
The Community Organizer position is best for someone who is highly organized, likes to be in charge of their own projects, can manage many logistics at once, enjoys working collaboratively and building partnerships, has a strong sense of social equity, is passionate about promoting social mobility through transportation choices, and knows how to breathe deeply when managing stressful situations. This position will require working nights and weekends.

As Bike Cleveland’s Community Organizer you will work with Bike Cleveland’s Advocacy & Policy Manager, and all parts of the organization, including staff and members, to develop and win support for key biking and walking infrastructure improvements. This job will entail working closely with community groups, businesses, and elected officials to develop grassroots and grasstops support for improved streets. You will also be responsible for helping create new, as well as liaising with existing, neighborhood-level bike/ped Better Street Committees and helping them create and support locally-led campaigns. You should be comfortable with street-level organizing.

Position Duties

Organizing (80%)

Administrative/Other Duties (20%)

Experience and Qualifications
The ideal candidate has:

We would really like you to have these extra qualifications:

Salary and benefits
Depending on experience and skills the benefits package is between $40,000-$44,000 including health care, retirement contribution and paid vacation.

How to Apply

For us to better understand why you are the best fit for this position, you need to provide us with the following items sent to jobs@bikecleveland.org:

No hard copies or phone calls please.

Commitment to Equity and Equal Opportunity

Bike Cleveland’s work is for people biking and walking in the Greater Cleveland area, with a focus on ensuring that our work addresses the needs of Greater Clevelanders who have historically been marginalized by transportation system decisions. Historical and systemic transportation policies and practices have created inequitable conditions and marginalized many in our community. Bike Cleveland is committed to challenging these historic transportation policies, its own history and practices, as well as that of our members and affiliates.

Bike Cleveland has a commitment to support diversity and equal opportunity in its services, administration, employment, and programs. In recruiting for our organization, we welcome the life experiences that are shaped in part by race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, education, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, age, languages spoken, or veteran’s status.