Cascade Bicycle Club (Cascade) is the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit with more than 10,000-members, 50 years of history, serving bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout Washington state. Cascade teaches the joys of bicycling, advocates for safe places to ride, and produces community rides and events. Cascade’s signature programs include the Seattle-to-Portland Ride, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle and across the Puget Sound region, the Advocacy Leadership Institute, Free Group Rides, Adult Maintenance, and Riding Classes, Let’s Go, and the Major Taylor Project.
Washington Bikes (WA Bikes) - a 501(c)4 - grows bicycling across the state of Washington every day. WA Bikes advocates for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates, and holds officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel, and recreation. WA Bikes’ efforts increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities, provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities, and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. WA Bikes’ work and that of many partner organizations mean more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008 according to the League of American Bicyclists.
Reporting to a fourteen (14) member Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) holds overall responsibility for Cascade and WA Bikes operations and organizational performance. In collaboration with staff, more specific areas of accountability include fundraising and financial performance and viability; budgeting and financial management; external relations; strategic planning; organizational development; board relations and governance; human resources; and staff leadership, management, and development.
Cascade/WA Bikes is forecasting $2.5M in revenue for 2021, and there are twenty-three (23) FT, ten+ (10+) PT and seasonal staff positions, plus contractors. In addition, Cascade/WA Bikes enjoy the ongoing support and commitment from over 900 volunteers. The ED position presently has seven (7) direct reports: Events and Rides Community Director, Education Director, Policy Director, Director of Development & Partnerships, Communications and Marketing Director, Finance Director, and Technology Manager.
Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, professional background, volunteer experience, and direct and transferable skills. Cascade/WA Bikes is seeking candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated experience and skills in some, or all, of the following areas:
To be considered:
This role will remain open until filled. Candidate materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis and initial interviews will begin by early late April. Priority deadline: May 21, 2021.
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter (in a single Word or PDF document) addressed to the Search Committee here: https://valtasgroup.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0uxlh/
Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes are on a journey to becoming anti-racist organizations. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work. Cascade and WA Bikes are an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. The organizations do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that is reflective of the communities we serve. This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance and Washington State Fair Chance Act.