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Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator – Baltimore, Maryland

Organization: Bike Friendly Maryland

Position Title: Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program Coordinator

Location: Baltimore, MD

Hours & Compensation: 20-30 hours per week.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Organization Overview:

Bike Maryland’s mission is to promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists in Maryland.

Description:

Bike Maryland seeks a Program Coordinator to manage and lead the Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program. The Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program is devoted to improving the overall bike-ability of Maryland by implementing the guidelines laid out by the League of American Bicyclists/ Bicycle Friendly America (BFA) program. Working closely with businesses, universities, and communities throughout the state, we strive to make our state a more bicycle friendly place to live, work, and play. As a measure of our success, Bike Maryland aims to increase the number of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC), Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB), and Bicycle Friendly Universities (BFU) within the state.

The primary focus of the Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program is to plan, organize and facilitate bicycle friendly workshops at the community, business, and university level throughout the state. The purpose of the bicycle friendly workshops is to encourage communities, businesses, and universities to promote and facilitate increased bicycling for both recreation and transportation. Each workshop is comprised of the following components:

  1. basic education on the BFC, BFB, or BFU program and how to implement this process within the community,
  2. presentations from other BFA participants within the state and bicycle advocacy professionals, and
  3. group brainstorming sessions allowing attendees to explore opportunities for bicycle advocacy within their community. This is also a time for attendees to begin organizing into groups for future work.

In addition to bicycle friendly workshops, the Bicycle Friendly Maryland Program also serves as a resource for the development of grassroots bicycle advocacy initiatives. Mentoring and guidance is provided both over the phone and in person, often involving presentations to local bicycle groups. Continued involvement at the community, business, and university-level helps to ensure continued growth and progress towards our goal of making Maryland more bicycle friendly.

Program growth and development is also dependent upon identifying funding sources and drafting grant proposals.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and facilitate bicycle friendly workshops
  • Develop and communicate effective strategies for encouraging communities, businesses, and universities to become more bicycle friendly
  • Develop and implement effective communications, relationships, and partnerships at the community, business, and university level
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with partner organizations to achieve best practices
  • Maintain Bicycle Friendly Maryland webpage and updated workshop reviews
  • Meet quarterly reporting requirements as established with executive director
  • Perform administration and operations functions such as record-keeping, program measurement, effective reporting, correspondence, and protocol development
  • Identify potential funding sources and draft grant proposals

Qualifications:

  • Professional, polished, confident and capable of developing professional partnership relationships
  • Progress towards degree in public policy, community planning, transportation planning, or related field; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in program design and management
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and give effective presentations to small or large groups
  • Demonstrated success meeting monthly, quarterly, and annual project benchmarks and timelines
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have a strong sense of responsibility
  • Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make public presentations to large groups
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability and willingness to handle multiple projects, demands and moving targets are a must
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint required

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Carol Silldorff at carol@bikemd.org.

Contact Information:

Bike Friendly Maryland, http://www.bikemd.org

1209 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Job URL: http://bikemd.org/page.php?id=165

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