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Education Director

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Seattle, WA, USASeattleWAUSA
Full-time

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Education Director leads the mission and strategic vision for all education programs for Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, through supervising the education team. The Education Director supervises Cascade Bicycle Club’s educational programming including but not limited to: the Major Taylor Project, Let’s Go, Adult Education, Summer Camps, grant funded opportunities, as well as program operations and staff supervision. The Education Director has three direct reports/staff and is ultimately responsible for a department of 10-20 full and part-time staff reporting within the department.

The Education Director is responsible for delivering high-quality education programming for youth and adults by developing effective course material, establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships, administering programs and grants, and collaborating with community partners. These efforts encourage  people of all ages and backgrounds to become lifelong cyclists by reaching them at various stages of life, while ensuring Cascade continues to be the  trusted source for bicycle education in the region. The Education Director facilitates Cascade’s racial equity goals through advancing culturally competent educators, students and education programs and systems.

 

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

Cascade's Education Department provides fun, sustainable, and intentional educational programming, supporting personal and community empowerment to safely use the bicycle for positive change.  Following the leadership of the Education Director, Cascade’s education programming aims to ensure programming which provides safe, welcoming and caring spaces for students and educators to guarantee effective teaching and learning.

Areas of Responsibility: 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:


Department Leadership

  • Hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of all education staff including the Youth Programs Manager, Major Taylor Project Manager, Fleet Manager, education coordinators, field staff, and contract educators.
  • Supervision of programs offered by Cascade’s Education department; Youth Programming, Major Taylor Project, Program Operations and Adult Education.
  • Coach, mentor and manage education staff in setting and achieving program goals, program objectives, and personal professional development strategies. 

Curriculum Oversight

  • Consultation and leadership of department managers regarding program objectives, goals, curriculum development and program infrastructure. 
  • Develop large-scale strategic work plans for program objective achievement including clear timelines around assessment, measurement and learning scopes.
  • Ensure that assessment and evaluation practices are utilized and aligned with program outcomes, deliverable guidelines and the department’s overall vision and goals.
  • Foster improved strategies for high quality educational content, implementation and teaching strategies.

Program Implementation and Delivery 

  • Provide leadership and support in the implementation of programming as needed, offering both support and filling in gaps as necessary.
  • Stay engaged and aware of all programming, personnel and initiatives to better support, promote and advocate the work of the department.
  • Ensure and facilitate cross-departmental program knowledge and engagement to cultivate shared ownership and objectives.
  • Facilitate and manage intentional program infrastructure and implementation.
  • Direct and oversee department’s operations, logistics and assets through the support of the Fleet Manager’s unique role and value in program implementation and success.

Strategic Planning

  • Identification of trends and needs in education and design of programmatic responses through setting department priorities, vision, goals and work plans in collaboration with Education staff.
  • Develop and foster reciprocal relationships with school districts, schools, organizations and other partners critical to the department and organization in order to strengthen connections with communities.
  • Facilitation and leadership in guiding the department’s future work/vision and the strategies utilized in achieving those.
  • Work closely with the Development Department and the Executive Director to sustain department revenue through the identification, cultivation and solicitation of grants, major gifts, and key community donors to enable the achievement of department objectives therefore maximizing impacts in communities served.

Administration

  • Development of budgets and tracking procedures to ensure that programs operate within financial parameters set forth in the board-approved budget in addition to participation in the planning and development of Cascade’s overall annual budget.
  • Delegation and oversight of invoicing for grants, contracts and other program deliverables.
  • Interpretation and compliance for relevant contracts, partnership agreements and grant deliverables.

 

ATTRIBUTES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE

  • Exceptionally high level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • High emotional intelligence, honesty, self-awareness, empathy, and optimism.
  • Positive, motivating demeanor while being comfortable with uncertainty.
  • Embodies a mission-driven attitude with conviction, confidence, and optimism.
  • Influential with stakeholders, volunteers, donors, and communities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years experience and a Bachelor's degree, or 6+ years experience and a Master's degree.  Degrees should be in Education or related field of study.
  • Prior experience working on projects focused on improving racial, health, mobility, environmental, and/or educational equity and social justice programs and outcomes.
  • Proven experience with curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Prior experience serving as a formal educator, class or course instructor, and/or facilitator.
  • Proven knowledge of youth and adult learning theories, concepts, and strategies.
  • Prior people management experience and serving on a leadership team.
  • Experience managing and working within departmental budget parameters.
  • Superior active listening and communication skills with the ability to work with all ages of people from various diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to plan ahead, meet deadlines and goals, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain composure and perform well under pressure with various deadlines.
  • Advanced written and spoken communication skills.  Ability to tell stories with data.
  • Ability to travel within Seattle and surrounding areas via personal vehicle, personal bicycle, and/or public transit to attend offsite meetings with stakeholders at various schools.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced experience in educational program development, management, and evaluation.
  • Experience with team building, coaching, and mentoring in a professional setting. 
  • Interest in or passion for the bicycling industry and cycling community.

 
 
SALARY RANGE:
$58,650-$75,900 annually. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Due to the large-scale nature of events and their importance to the fiscal well being of Cascade and WA Bikes, staff members are required to work several events a year, a mix of mandatory all-hands events and choice events. This position may also require some evening and weekend work.
 
Benefits:  Why should you work for Cascade?

  • 100% employer sponsored health, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and Life Insurance coverage for the employee.
  • 12 sick days, 10 vacation days (first year), 2 personal holidays, 10 paid federal holidays, and comp time/flexible schedule.
  • Office-wide winter recess between December 25 and January 1.
  • Matching contributions to a 401(k) after first year of service.
  • Cash incentive for commuting by bike or non-single occupancy vehicles.
  • Free entry and guest pass on most Cascade rides.

 
Office Environment & Culture

  • Beautiful open office workspace with fresh airflow and bright natural lighting.
  • Option to sit or stand with individual, adjustable motorized desks.
  • Office is located on the shores of Lake Washington with easy access off the Burke-Gilman Trail.
  • Dog-friendly office and family visits welcomed.
  • Talented, energetic, and passionate co-workers committed to the Cascade values of Diversity, Respect, Excellence, Balance, and Fun!
  • Prime opportunities to perform meaningful work making Washington State a better place for bicycling!


TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to [email protected] with “Education Director” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

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.  Position is open until filled.


About The Organization:
Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit, is 15,000-members and 40-staff strong, and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the state of Washington. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we teach the joys of bicycling, advocate for safe places to ride, and produce world-class rides and events. Our signature programs include the Seattle to Portland, Connect Puget Sound, Free Group Rides, Basics of Bicycling and the Major Taylor Project. Learn more at cascade.org.

Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does 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, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle industry, advocacy and nonprofit work.  Employment at Cascade is of an At-Will nature.

How to Apply: 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references all in one single PDF document to [email protected] with “Education Director” in the subject line.  Please mention how you heard about this opportunity.

Organization Info

Cascade Bicycle Club

Overview
Headquarters: 
Seattle, WA, USA
Founded: 
1970
About Us
Mission: 

Cascade Bicycle Club, the nation’s largest statewide bicycle organization, is powered by 17,000 members and serves bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout the Puget Sound region and across Washington state. With a mission to improve lives through bicycling, we deliver community and school-based education programs, grassroots organizing workshops, free group rides, world-class events and more. Our signature programs include events like the STP and RSVP; advocacy work like Connect Puget Sound; and education programs like Let’s Go, the Major Taylor Project and more. Learn more at cascade.org.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 13 2019
Active Until: 
Feb 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Cascade Bicycle Club
industry: 
Nonprofit