Queen City Bike seeks a part-time Executive Director to lead the revolution… The Executive Director will work closely with the board and active volunteers to lead and develop the organization’s programs, expand membership, and direct the Bike Friendly Destinations Program.
Queen City Bike is a non-profit organization that promotes bicycling as a safe, healthy and environmentally wise means of transportation and recreation in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Queen City Bikeâ€™s all-volunteer membership creates and implements bicycling education and advocacy initiatives throughout the year.
The new Executive Director will work with QCBâ€™s Board and active members to lead the groupâ€™s fund raising, membership development and program work. Good communication, administration, fund raising and organizing skills are a must.
QCB Activities Include:
? Working closely with City/County government agencies to adopt bike-friendly policies
? Monitoring the 2010 Comprehensive Bike Plan
? Building a coalition of individuals, organizations, and businesses that promote bicycle transportation
? Organizing Bike Month each year in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati
? Partnering with and supporting other local alliances
? Encouraging people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to ride bicycles for fun and practical purposes alike
? Presenting bicycling workshops
Skills Needed: Specific skills needed include experience in the following: (1) fundraising, grant proposal writing and foundation relations, (2) building a membership or coalition, (3) communicating and working well with an active Board and membership, (4) managing and motivating volunteers and staff, (5) working with City and County officials as well as community organizations
? Increasing, strengthening and diversifying the organizations funding sources to make QCB financially sustainable
? Developing strategies for building membership
? Leading members in advocacy work
? Organizing the evaluation and recognition of 2012-2013 Bike Friendly Destinations
? Developing partnerships with transportation/community/health/environmental groups and other appropriate organizations
? Sustaining and strengthening community and public relations
? Meeting regularly with and reporting to the Board of Directors
? Attending public meetings relevant to infrastructure changes and local transportation issues
? Directing the Bike Friendly Destinations Program and building a coalition of businesses and organizations within the Bike Friendly Destinations Program to leverage their support for bicycle transportation
Major Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
? Bachelorâ€™s degree
? Direct experience in non-profit management
? Experience in grant writing and development
? Good business writing skills
? Strong oral communication skills
? Ability to lead meetings and training sessions
? Background knowledge on bicycles as transportation, such as parking requirements and needs of bicycle commuters
? Ability to connect with all kinds of people; as effective in a business meeting as in a neighborhood association meeting
We expect the Executive Director to use a bicycle for a significant part of her/his transportation needs related to this program. If you will be unable to do so, please explain in your cover letter.
Compensation: 11 month consulting contract, July 2011 â€“ June 2012: $14 per hour, approximately 20 hours per week
Applications: Please send a resume with cover letter and two one-to-two-page writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.