Earn-A-Bike and Fitness Instructor, Neighborhood Bike Works

Posted by on September 24, 2007

[emailed 9/24/2007]

NBW seeks part-time Earn-A-Bike and Fitness Instructor

Hours: 20 hours per week or so. At least half an hour on each side of when the class starts and finishes (usually the after school hours) but you must be flexible. Frequent Saturday hours?at least every second Saturday

Reports to: Executive Director
Dates: Starts immediately; Ongoing.

– Organize workshop and storage space
– Understand NBW?s overall program goals
– Teach bike repair classes for groups of up to12 youth aged 8-17
– Teach bike safety classes
o Includes being here at least ? hour before class, expecting to stay ? after it ends
o Review existing materials
o Help develop existing materials
o Keep records of homework and tests, before and after surveys and evaluations
o Supervise volunteers and work-study students
o Supervise YouthWorks students, if any
o Procure and supervise snacks
– Lead other activities
– Manage rides
– Communicate with NBW Program Coordinator and some program partners
– Maintain lists of potential students, call people who are on lists
– Develop good relationships with families
– Update information on people who move
– Communicate with parents, partners and volunteers
– Help organize and attend graduation ceremony (evening hours or Saturday one day)
– Handle high intensity situations calmly
– Help ensure compliance with health and safety regulations

– Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of youth
– Competent bicycle mechanic
– Sense of humor
– Must own bicycle and be able to ride twelve miles straight
– Youth work and bike shop mechanic experience desired
– This is a job that can require more or less constant physical activity
– Excellent personal communications skills
– Computer skills (Word and Excel for PC) desired

Please send resume and cover letter to Andy Dyson, Executive Director, Neighborhood Bike Works, 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia PA 19104, or (preferably) e-mail to andy@neighborhoodbikeworks.org. Please use Microsoft Word attachments including your name and the position being applied for in the file name. Check our web site for more information at <a href="http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org">http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org</a>.

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