Cadence Youth Cycling Coach, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

Posted by Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on December 15, 2014

JOB TITLE: Cadence Youth Cycling Coach
COMPENSATION: $11.25 to $15 per hour
START DATE: February 2, 2015

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, a non-profit advocacy and education organization, manages the youth education program Cadence Youth Cycling that connects Philadelphia youth to healthy lives, active lifestyles, and leadership opportunities through the sport of cycling. Historically known as Cadence Cycling Foundation (CCF), it was founded in 2007 and became a part of the Bicycle Coalition in 2013. The Cadence Youth Cycling Coach will be responsible for the growth and development of a cycling team at one of our 12 sites. A cycling team consists of youth between the ages of 12 and 18.

The Cadence Youth Cycling Coach reports to the Cadence Youth Cycling Program Manager.

The Cadence Youth Cycling Coach will:
 Mainly work out of the site which their assigned team is located
 Occasionally meet with Program Manager at other locations including storage site and BCGP office
 Travel to team site via bicycle or public transportation to provide program support
 Lead 8-15 youth in a team practice outdoors twice/week for 2 hours/day, weather permitting
 Lead a team of youth to event locations on weekend event days
 This part-time work with 6-15 hours per week

The Cadence Youth Cycling Coach will:
 Train and mentor youth to be better cyclists, better athletes, and better leaders
 Act as primary point of contact for youth and parents
 Act as secondary point of contact for school contacts
 Communicate regularly with Program Manager
 Attend monthly coaches’ meetings
 Keep attendance, inventory, and student records up to date
 Assist the Program Manager in other duties as needed

The candidate should have the following qualifications:
 1 or more years experience ability in working with youth
 Highly confident in road cycling and urban biking
 Must be available on 2 weekdays between 3pm and 6pm and occasional weekends for events
 Ability to write and speak in a professional, friendly and accurate manner.
 Ability to stay calm and collected in challenging situations.
 Problem solving skills, creativity, flexibility and self-motivation.
 Willingness to visit any Philadelphia neighborhood on foot, bicycle or by public transit.
 Commitment to following traffic safety laws and using all appropriate safety gear including helmets, reflective material, etc.
 Punctuality and attendance.
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google docs
 Can pass a background check.

We prefer candidates with these qualifications:
 1 or more years experience in bicycle racing
 1 or more years experience coaching youth
 Fluency in a language other than English, especially Spanish.
 Experience with Salesforce database.
 Familiarity with the city of Philadelphia and its layout.

Candidates should write a cover letter explaining why they consider themselves suited for the job; be sure to relay your story, and not just your professional attributes. Also send a resume of qualifications and relevant experience. We pay particular attention to cover letters. References will be requested as the hiring process moves forward.

Please fax, mail or email (preferred) applications to:
Cy Maramangalam (
Program Manager, Cadence Youth Cycling
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
1500 Walnut Street, Suite 1107
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday January 5th at 5 PM

We thank all applicants; we will contact only those selected for interviews. Please direct all questions to Cy Maramangalam. Please no phone calls, but email questions are permitted.

The Bicycle Coalition is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex or age.

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