Executive Director, Queen City Bike
Queen City Bike, the bicycle advocacy organization for Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director represents QCB to the public, local businesses and government agencies in many ways: leading presentations, setting up events, hands-on instruction for children and adults, participating with other groups, gathering success stories from bike advocacy groups around the country, and managing established programs like Bike Month. The ED for Queen City Bike is the champion for a healthy, active, environmentally responsible lifestyle as a direct benefit tied to Greater Cincinnati’s bicycling movement.
The Executive Director reports to an active Board of Directors, and works in concert with the President of the Board. The position is part time (average 30 hours/week).
About Queen City Bike:
Queen City Bike is a bicycle advocacy 501(c)(3) with a mission to create strong and active communities by promoting the bicycle as a safe, accessible, and low-stress choice for everyday transportation. We build support for bicycling infrastructure, policy, education, and culture using a grassroots approach that works closely with community organizations, local leaders, and citizens to make our streets safer for all users.
Executive Director Responsibilities:
- Build and sustain relationships with allied businesses and organizations via shared goals, financial or in-kind support, Research, write, and manage grant applications to sustain and grow QCB’s annual budget.
- Work with the Board to grow attendance, membership and income generated from events including but not limited to Bike Valet and Bike Month.
- Manage membership retention and growth.
- Facilitate monthly membership meetings and provide progress reports to the Board and membership.
- Respond to inquiries from prospective new members and financial sponsors.
- Serve as point of contact for media requests.
- Update website and social media.
- Continue and expand QCB’s consultation services with Groundwork Cincinnati / Mill Creek and the Regional Trails Alliance.
- Work with President and Board to prepare the annual report.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with local and state DOTE Bike Programs.
- Participate in meetings with alliance organizations.
- Build and maintain relationships with legislators; be knowledgeable about relevant legislation
- Send email Action Alerts to the Board, sponsors, and membership on bicycle transportation projects and advocacy campaigns.
- Facilitate implementation of bicycling infrastructure and policy through local city and regional plans
- Support and champion local, state, and national bicycle campaigns with partner organizations such as The League of American Bicyclists, The Alliance for Biking and Walking, and Safe Routes to School.
Education and Programming
- Manage the Bike Friendly Destinations Program.
- Coordinate with the Cincinnati Bike Center to hold Bike With Confidence Classes.
- Coordinate with The NKY Health Department and other partner organizations to run the Queen City Blinkies Program.
- Lead bike safety and bike commuting lectures and classes.
Our ideal candidate should be a current bicycle commuter and passionate about bicycle transportation. The applicant must have excellent communications skills, a flexible personality, be a confident and persuasive public speaker, skill in project management, and experience coordinating and motivating volunteers. Experience with blogging, grant writing, and community organizing is preferable.
How To Apply:
To apply, submit your resume and a one-page cover letter to Board President, Frank Henson, at Frank.Henson@queencitybike.com. We welcome and encourage candidates who represent and can work with people of many different backgrounds.