Proposals in the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge will be showcased on Monday, April 13, 2020.
ActiveSGV was launched as an all-volunteer community project in 2010 by a small group of concerned community members who shared a vision of a cohesive network of people-friendly streets in the San Gabriel Valley.
Led by a small team of San Gabriel Valley residents passionate about advancing sustainable mobility in east Los Angeles County, ActiveSGV has made strides over the past eight years. Highlights include securing funding for and facilitating the development of bicycle and/or pedestrian master plans in over a dozen SGV cities; opening the region's first youth-focused community bicycle cooperative and education center in El Monte; facilitating one of the largest open streets event in the country - 8 communities! - in 2017; launching one of the first 'traffic school for bikes' programs in the state of California; and administering one of the nation's first electric bike rebate programs, which placed over 100 of these green mobility devices into the hands of San Gabriel Valley residents.
Our valley and state are faced with serious environmental, health, and social challenges, issues that ActiveSGV has increasingly had to grapple with in its work. Local air quality has taken a nose dive after decades of improvement. Families and young adults cannot afford to stay in their homes and live close to their places of work. Too many city streets and transit stops lack basic design features like trees, benches, and shade. We are looking for passionate individuals that share our mission; to create a more sustainable, equitable, and livable San Gabriel Valley!
ActiveSGV seeks a strong Bicycle Education Associate to support the organization’s Bicycle Education Center and related programming. Working under the guidance of the Education Director, the Bicycle Education Associate will help support the operations of the SGV Bicycle Education Center, Bicycle Safety classes, train/manage volunteers, and related projects, initiatives, and services aimed at advancing ActiveSGV’s educational programming.
Ideal candidates must possess excellent bicycle repair skills, work well with youth (12-18) and be passionate about healthier, more bike-friendly communities; organized and timely; self-motivated with the ability to prioritize workload within an individual and team environment; comfortable working in a fast-paced, project-driven work environment; able to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
This is a part-time, grant-funded position.
Duties & Responsibilities
Support all Bicycle Education Center day-to-day operations, and goals;
Attend weekly programing meetings with the Education Director;
Repair and maintain bicycles for the BEC;
Recruit, train, and help manage BEC volunteers, including youth;
Alongside the Education Director, oversee the development and coordination of bike safety classes, staff, and reporting.
Maintain an orderly workspace;
Coordinate and host information booths at community events such as farmers’ markets, health festivals, wellness fairs, etc.;
Abide by all ActiveSGV policies and procedures;
Collect and input project data for evaluation and analysis reports.
Education & Experience
At least 2 years experience as a professional bicycle mechanic;
Comprehensive understanding of bicycle function and repair;
Demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and problem solving skills;
Ability to work weekends and nights;
Experience planning and hosting community events;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs;
Electric bicycle knowledge a plus;
Medical and 403b Retirement Plan.
We are a bike friendly office, offer remote work opportunities, and are located 4 miles from the Arcadia Gold Line Station/less than 2 miles from the El Monte Bus Depot
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish, Vietnamese, and/or Chinese language skills preferred.
In a combined/merged PDF file, please email [email protected] the following items:
- Cover Letter
Address all items to David Diaz and please send a merged PDF file with your first/last name and position title in the email subject. Ex: DavidDiaz_BicycleEducationAssociate.