Program Coordinator, Neighborhood Bike Works

Posted by Neighborhood Bike Works on August 11, 2014

Program Coordinator, Neighborhood Bike Works
Posted on: July 28, 2014

Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation. Through its two sites in Philadelphia, NBW provides after school and summer programming to youth, and space for adults to utilize bicycle tools and equipment during Adult Repair Cooperative hours. In addition, NBW’s North Philadelphia Bike Shop hosts a full retail bicycle shop open five days per week.

Position Summary: NBW is seeking a Program Coordinator for our Freedom to Ride program based out of our West Philly shop from August 2014 – December 2015. Freedom to Ride is a grant-funded project that includes weekly after-school programs and targeted bicycle outreach events in communities year-round. The after-school program is a 10-week program in which middle and high school youth will learn bicycle repair through our Earn-A-Bike curriculum, refurbish a used bicycle, and go on bike rides to nearby landmarks and outdoor spaces in west and southwest Philadelphia. Outreach activities include community events (scheduled by the Coordinator) that will engage children and family members in bicycle safety and riding.

The Freedom to Ride Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for establishing connections with neighborhood schools and community centers, coordinating Freedom to Ride classes with these partners, and effectively engaging youth participants in the program. The Coordinator will serve as a mentor to youth and leader to other staff, and will teach classes directly. In addition, the Coordinator will train and supervise a part-time Freedom to Ride Instructor as well as several older youth assistants. Candidates should have experience working with youth and knowledge in basic bicycle mechanics.

Employee Classification:Full Time Exempt

Reports to:Program Director

Supervises: Freedom to Ride Instructor and Youth Assistants

Dates: This is a long-term temporary position that starts August/September 2014 and ends December 2015. There may be an opportunity to continue working with NBW pending funding.

Schedule:40 hours per week mainly Monday – Friday with some weekend events (must be flexible). Classes typically meet after-school from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

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