Organization: Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Job Title: Walk+Bike Ambassador
Reporting To: Education Programs Manager
Rate of Pay: $12.00/hour
Status: 20-35 hours a week, Temporary: September 5- November 30
Location: Portland, OR
Why you should apply for this fantastic job:
Do you love kids, being outside, getting exercise, being a role model, and working in an encouraging team atmosphere? We want you to work with us!
This job is perfect for anyone who has a bit of classroom experience and is thinking about becoming a teacher. You will get plenty of training, support and experience in classroom management, communicating with teachers, parents, students, and community members, planning and teaching lessons, and leading bike rides. Our team is excited to add your expertise and creativity to our program! Please see below for instructions on how to apply.
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible in Oregon and SW Washington. We are hiring three temporary, part-time Walk+Bike Ambassadors who will support the Bicycle Transportation Alliance’s Bike Safety Education program from September 5-November 30. The Bike Safety Education program is a ten-hour class including on-bike and on-street training taught to 4th and 5th grade students at 40 elementary schools throughout Portland. In the 2011-2012 school year, the BTA’s Walk+Bike Ambassador Team taught more than 2,500 students this ten-hour curriculum.
Some of the Portland students you may be working with are in North Portland at Rosa Parks, and Caesar Chavez Elementary schools, in Northeast at Rigler and Roseway Heights Elementary schools, in Southeast at Lent and Lewis Elementary schools, in Northwest at Forest Park Elementary school, in Southwest at Maplewood and Bridlemile Elementary schools, and in East Portland at Russell Academy, Sacramento, and Gilbert Heights Elementary schools just to name a few.
What we believe:
We believe that bicycling transforms communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions that help solve the universal challenges to health, livability and the environment.
What you would do as a Walk+Bike Ambassador:
- Teach bike safety to 4th and 5th graders.
- Engage community members and volunteers.
- Report activity to the Education Programs Manager, Lead Walk + Bike Ambassador.
- Come to required meetings and trainings.
- Participate in some maintenance and movement of fleet bicycles from school to school.
- Able to lift 30 lbs above your shoulders.
- Able to walk or use a mobility device for one mile.
- Able to ride a bike or an adaptive bicycle at least ten miles in one day.
- Loves to work with kids, be physically active, and be outdoors.
- Applicants 18 years and older are encouraged to apply.
- 2 years of study or experience in child development, education, physical education, outdoor recreation and/or public health.
- Must be available during school hours, Monday through Friday, September 5- November 30.
If you have experience in the following, please highlight it in your cover letter:
- Proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese, or Mandarin. This item is not required but applicants with these skills will be well positioned to teach in this program.
- Experience living or working in underserved communities.
- Experience working in a public or private school.
- Basic bike mechanic skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
Instruction for how to apply.
Please send your cover letter, resume as well as a completed BTA application form in PDF format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please. Applications will be accepted up to August 14, 2012. Interviews will be scheduled after that time.
The BTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability or legal source of income.