Executive Director, Neighborhood Bike Works

Posted by on January 02, 2012

Executive Director, Neighborhood Bike Works

Posted on: December 22, 2011

Neighborhood Bike Works, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that empowers children from underserved neighborhoods in the Philadelphia region, is seeking a full time Executive Director. Since 1996, NBW has been designing and implementing innovative programs that use bikes as a vehicle for youth development and social justice. This is a unique opportunity to lead an agency that effects real change in the lives of children and their families living in Philadelphia’s most troubled neighborhoods.

Through programs such as after school Earn-a-Bike, Summer Bike Camp, and Saturday Drop-In, the dedicated staff of Neighborhood Bike Works provide long-term mentorship in a safe place where youth also develop their own peer support networks. These programs offer educational, recreational, and career-building experiences to underserved urban youth, and promote cycling as a healthy, affordable, environmentally friendly form of transportation. NBW sponsors and organizes a youth race team, art programs, recreational community rides, and exciting fundraising events, such as last year’s Ride of Dreams in which a team of NBW riders completed a multi-day tour from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In addition to offering job opportunities and internships, NBW provides services to the community as a whole in the form of bike safety checks and valet bike parking at community events, and a full-service used bike and repair shop. NBW’s adult education includes adult repair classes and The Bike Church Co-op, a free open-shop time for adults. For more about NBW’s programs and who we are, please visit http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org.

The Executive Director will uphold the mission and promote the vision of Neighborhood Bike Works through strategic planning, development, and building stronger alliances with other youth development and cycling organizations. The Executive Director is also responsible for leading a staff of 10 dedicated professionals who manage youth programs and run the shops at five locations around Philadelphia. Responsibilities include:

· Management and oversight of staff and volunteers.
· Budget management, oversight, and reporting.
· Finalizing and implementing long- and short-term strategic plans.
· Supporting and promoting NBW at local events and fundraisers.
· Building and strengthening funder/donor confidence and support.
· Advancing collaborations with local and national agencies in tandem with the mission of the organization.

Background and Qualifications:
The ideal Executive Director candidate will have a demonstrable background in non-profit management and leadership; a strong rapport with staff and Board alike; a clear vision for the organization, and the ability to see it through. Knowledge of the cycling community and Philadelphia’s non-profit networks is strongly preferred.

Additional Qualifications:
· Substantial experience in direct management within a nonprofit setting (5 years preferred).
· Experience creating, and leading an organization through a strategic plan.
· Ability to lead and manage staff, delegate, and prioritize.
· Substantial networking and fundraising experience, including grant development, planned giving, event coordination, and direct mail appeals.
· Excellent writing and public speaking skills, the ability to articulate issues affecting underserved urban youth.
· Excellent interpersonal, press, public relations, and social media skills.
· A good understanding of non-profit financial management and bookkeeping. QuickBooks preferred.
· Experience with Microsoft Office and Access.
· Appreciation and support of the mission and work of NBW.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Classification: Full Time Exempt, 40 hours, plus Health Insurance
Reports to: NBW Board of Directors

Neighborhood Bike Works values diversity and seeks talented staff from diverse backgrounds. Neighborhood Bike Works does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its programs, or in its employment practices.

Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@neighborhoodbikeworks.org


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