Earn-a-Bike Instructor, Neighborhood Bike Works

Posted by on January 29, 2007

[emailed 1/25/07]

NBW Earn-a-Bike instructor 2007

Hours: At least half an hour on each side of when the class starts and finishes but you must be flexible. Usually 3:00-6:30 on weekdays, plus staff meetings and occasional special events. Frequent Saturday hours?at least every second Saturday. 16-24 hours per week; could be more later in the year.

Reports to: Executive Director

Dates: Ongoing.


Organize workshop and storage space

Understand NBW?s overall program goals including:
o Job readiness, employability
o Positive relationships with peers and adults
o Physical fitness
o Community involvement
o etc

Teach bike repair classes for groups of up to 12 youth aged 8-17

Teach bike safety classes
o Includes being here at least ? hour before class, expecting to stay ? hour 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 Penn work-study students
o Supervise YouthWorks students, if any
o Procure and supervise snacks

Lead other activities

Manage rides

Recruitment and class size maintenance
o Communication with NBW Program Coordinator and some program partners
o Maintaining lists of potential students
o Calling people who are on lists
Developing good relationships with families
Updating 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
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, e-mail, web) necessary

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. Files entitled ?resume? may well be deleted, which can delay your application. Please do not use any kind of compression on the files. Candidates must be available to try out at NBW for a few days prior to class starting. Please check our web site for more information on NBW at <a href="http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org">http://www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org</a>

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