Redemptive Cycles was founded in 2013 with the mission of fulfilling the transportation needs of low-income and homeless individuals residing in Birmingham, Alabama.
At Redemptive Cycles, we believe that transportation equity is social equity. We believe that getting more people on bikes makes Birmingham a more well-connected, vibrant and livable city. We know from experience that when a low-income or homeless community member takes ownership of a bike that they have a greater opportunity to scale socioeconomic barriers. It is our privilege to serve Birmingham through our not for profit efforts via programs such as Earn- A-Bike, Sliding Scale Repairs, maintenance classes, and others. We are a 501(c)3 organization - EIN 46-3471015.
We further operate a retail store selling new and used bikes, performing repairs, and selling parts and accessories. All retail revenue supports our organization overhead. The retail store is open 40 hours per week.
We are looking for a multi-talented and nimble Executive Director whose primary focus is to represent, manage, and fundraise for the organization.
The organization is seeking a servant leader who is both passionate about the mission and is willing to serve alongside staff and volunteers.
The future ED would be responsible for managing three full time direct report employees who, together, are responsible for day to day operations of the bike shop.
The ideal candidate would have experience in donor & corporate relations as well as grant writing.
The organization also hosts two major events per year, seven smaller bimonthly events and a weekly community bicycle ride.
The shop accounts for a portion of our revenue stream. Donations contribute to the balance of our $305,000 of revenue with $210,000 after COGS.
We see an opportunity to dramatically increase donations and fundraising efforts and hope to find the right individual to help us do so.
Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
Basic computer skills required
A familiarity with peer-peer fundraising software, point of sale software, and email campaign software is a plus.
Experience in direct management and mentoring of staff (prior staff recommendations a plus)
Demonstrated experience to build successful, lasting relationships and interact comfortably and effectively with existing and prospective donors, community and business leaders or professional advisors
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Comfort + enthusiasm with public speaking to large & small groups
Experience with social media marketing would be a bonus.
Experience with work related to cycling, community advocacy, transportation access or the homeless
Compassionate, mission-driven servant leadership experience
While not required - an enthusiasm for cycling (sport, recreational or dependent) is a plus.
Salary Range: $25,000 – 30,000
20-25 hours per week
Perks and Benefits
Perks of the job include a part time (20 hours a week) obligation, flexible schedule, health benefits, a 401K program that is in the planning stages, an incentive compensation package that will be implemented in early 2020 and an existing community of enthusiastic organizational supporters.
Bookkeeping and accounting is outsourced.
Redemptive Cycles firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected categories.
Please include a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with your application. Application packets can be submitted to [email protected].