Job Title: Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy
Classification: Full-time exempt position
Summary: The Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy is responsible for overseeing the LACBC Advocacy Department. The Advocacy Department includes LACBC’s planning and policy, organizing, and education teams. This means that the Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy is ultimately responsible for leading countywide policy campaigns, overseeing our educational programs, executing LACBC’s local advocacy strategy, and supervising a growing team of community organizing staff. They will play an important role in maintaining LACBC’s reputation as a leading authority on active transportation policy, while increasing LACBC’s on-the-ground presence in communities across the county. They will be responsible for LACBC’s education programming growth and vision, government relations, including compliance with applicable lobbying regulations. They supervise the production of policy reports to be disseminated to lawmakers and partners. They will work closely with partner organizations and build new relationships with other organizations to further LACBC’s reach beyond traditional bicycling spaces.
They must represent the organization with a high level of professionalism, organization, and friendliness. The Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy will supervise an Organizer, the Planning and Policy Manager, and the Education Director. They will oversee an integrated and growing advocacy department. They will serve on the Directors management team. The Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy reports to the Executive Director.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Background: The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a nonprofit organization that promotes bicycling for transportation and recreation throughout L.A. County’s 88 cities through advocacy, education and outreach. Founded in 1998, LACBC brings together the diverse bicycling community in a united mission to improve the bicycling environment and quality of life for the entire region. Our vision is to improve the built environment in Los Angeles County, so that all bicyclists—lowincome, commuter, recreational, families, and women—can safely navigate our streets. For more info, visit our website at: www.la-bike.org.
Annual Salary: The position offers a competitive annual salary based on experience.
Key Responsibilities: The Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy is responsible for supervising the execution of all education programs, executing policy campaigns, supporting local advocacy, and managing delivery of grant and/or contract projects. They are LACBC’s lead strategist on organization-wide campaigns, with responsibility for direct communication with LACBC members, public agencies, elected officials, the media, and the general public about bicyclists' needs countywide. They are tasked with leading and running LACBC campaigns for countywide education, infrastructure funding, projects, and supportive policies. The Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy is charged with overseeing LACBC’s education work (including classes, Operation Firefly, future grant applications), Local Advocacy Strategy (including Local Chapter Program), supporting the efforts of local advocates in cities around Los Angeles County, and bringing them together to further countywide campaigns, share resources, and expand awareness of the work happening around the county. They are responsible for contract planning and policy work.
Campaigns & Networking
Local Advocacy Strategy & Community Organizing
Contract Work and Funding Opportunities
LACBC Organizational Team Work
Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter, a writing sample, salary history, and references to [email protected] by Friday, October 27, 2017. Please include “Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy” in the subject line. No calls, please.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. LACBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.