Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition
 Montpelier, VT  
www.vtbikeped.org

Job Opening:  "Education & Outreach Coordinator"
           
The Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, the statewide voice for better bicycling & walking in Vermont, is seeking a part-time Education & Outreach Coordinator.

The Education & Outreach Coordinator will orchestrate and assist in the bicycle safety education programs of the Coalition (particularly the elementary school BikeSmart program), including workshop logistics and volunteer coordination.  The Coordinator will be trained as a BikeSmart instructor, and will fill in gaps where we don't have a local instructor.  The Coordinator will additionally have some outreach duties for the Coalition, such as working with the membership database and setting up a Coalition presence at summer events.  The position is mostly administrative in nature, with some opportunity to function as an educator. The Coordinator will preferably be an avid bicyclist & walker, as an individual.

The Coordinator position is a newly-created, part-time, seasonal job for the busy spring & early summer season of bicycle safety education. Extension to a permanent and/or full-time position may become possible, but is by no means guaranteed.  Although our funding does not currently permit us to promise a permanent position, we do hope to find a candidate interested in that possibility.  If on-going employment seems likely, we will invest in the knowledge/skills of the Coordinator, to include national bicycle safety instructor certification (League Cycling Instructor - LCI) in Boston (April) and the opportunity to attend the Bicycle Education Leaders Conference in NYC (May).  The Coordinator will report to our Executive Director, who is currently a salaried employee at 30 hrs/wk.

Coordinator job responsibilities:
+ Coordinate BikeSmart in-school bicycle safety education program, including volunteer management.
+ Coordinate other bicycle safety instructor trainings, including logistics of location, food, trainers, etc.
+ Assist with membership development and database.
+ Other related duties TBD.

Desired skills & knowledge:
+ Strong bicycle handling skills, preferably with a basic knowledge of safe road bicycling skills.
+ Ability to coordinate logistics of trainings including site reservations, food, instructors, student registration, and materials/binders.
+ Knowledge & understanding of elementary school system, and how to interact with teachers & principals.
+ Computer-savy including: word processing, spreadsheet, email/Internet.  Comfortable with Macintosh OS X or willing to become comfortable.  Knowledge of simple web-page development a plus.
+ Professional in presentation and phone manner.
+ Enthusiastic about the work & mission of the Coalition.
+ Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Terms:
+ 5-month seasonal contract (late February/early March through July), part-time position, approx. 15-16 hrs/wk.
+ Hourly rate, approximately $12 per hour, based on qualifications.
+ Office in Montpelier, VT; some work can be from home, but the person should live in Vermont, and be willing to spend at least part of one day a week in Montpelier.  Some weekend work may be required.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by January 25, 2005 to:
Becka Roolf, Executive Director        [log in to unmask]       or     FAX to 802.223.0296

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Becka Roolf, Director          [log in to unmask]
Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition
PO Box 1234 . Montpelier VT . 05601    
802 . 279.7545    fax number available by request                       
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