Bicycle Program Manager (HIRED)
As a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, Sustain Charlotte’s mission is to inspire choices that lead to a healthier and more vibrant community for generations to come across Greater Charlotte.
To achieve our mission we focus on three key strategies:
1. Educate – We educate the public about the value to our community of sustainability and how it is achieved, including the best ideas and practices from other cities around the country.
2. Engage – We provide opportunities for increased public engagement in the discussions and decisions that determine our sustainability.
3. Unite – We unite citizens, businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and academic institutions to develop shared visions, goals and strategies for a sustainable region.
Sustain Charlotte is seeking an experienced, effective community organizer with a passion and talent for creating alliances and partnerships to grow the use of bicycles for transportation throughout Greater Charlotte. We envision and are working to build a positive culture of bicycling and a connected network of safe bike facilities that will make it possible for residents of all ages and abilities to safely ride a bike to the places they need to go.
You will work closely with and actively engage other Sustain Charlotte staff, our members, volunteers, other nonprofits, businesses, local government staff and elected officials to achieve this goal. You will also help secure funding to support the bike program as detailed below. You will work under the supervision of the Executive Director. You will increase the sustainability of Greater Charlotte while also helping thousands of people re-discover the most fun, healthy, affordable and efficient way to travel around their community.
• Recruit and retain individual donors and corporate sponsors to support the bicycle program.
• Identify and assist others on staff in seeking grant opportunities and grant writing.
• Organize quarterly community meetings of stakeholders to create shared goals and increase collaboration.
• Plan and implement fundraising events and programs that engage Sustain Charlotte in the community, including communities that are traditionally underserved.
• Connect with new and deepen existing relationships with community partners.
• Work with city staff and elected officials to achieve campaign goals.
• Represent the organization at public meetings and community meetings.
• Attend local government meetings when policies and plans affecting cycling are on the agenda.
• Draft bicycle related content for Sustain Charlotte’s newsletter and blog as needed.
• Staff tables at events to inform and engage community members.
• Identify corporate partners that would like to promote biking to their employees and assist.
• Identify volunteer opportunities and engage volunteers to support the bike program.
• Advise other organizations and individuals who have ideas for events or programs that further cycling.
• Build relationships with organizations that promote cycling in other cities and learn from them to improve our effectiveness.
• Provide monthly reports to Executive Director.
• Experience in partnership building and collaboration with diverse stakeholders. At least two years of community organizing experience.
• Demonstrated experience raising funds for a nonprofit organization or charitable cause.
• Experience working on advocacy campaigns and an understanding of the basics of the political process.
• Demonstrated track record of successful project planning, management, base-building and strategy implementation.
• Detail oriented self-starter who can work well independently and as part of a team.
• Excellent communicator with a wide variety of types of audiences.
• Experience sourcing and managing and motivating a diverse cohort of interns and volunteers.
• Desire and ability to implement systems that will allow your work to scale quickly and significantly to be able to reach more people.
• Confident and persuasive public speaker.
• Proficient and active in the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Docs/Spreadsheets/Forms/Drive.
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