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For the past 21 years, the Active Transportation Alliance has organized the Bike Commuter Challenge during Chicago Bike to Work Week (June 8-14 in 2013). The goal of the program is to challenge area organizations and businesses to encourage their employees to bicycle to work and track their trips. Team leaders track employee participation by counting biking trips for one week. Active Trans provides participating organizations with a packet of materials, employee trainings and technical support. Winning organizations in several categories are invited to attend an awards party. Also during Bike to Work Week, Active Trans hosts 25 “Bike Pit Stops” around the region where bike commuters can grab free coffee, get a bike check, learn about Active Trans and hang out with other bike commuters.
Definition and Purpose:
Under the direct supervision of the Commuter Challenge Coordinator, the Bike to Work Week Coordinator assists in promoting, managing, and executing the Bike Commuter Challenge and Bike to Work Week outreach. The position is temporary, requiring approximately 15 hours per week for 12 to 14 weeks from mid-April through mid-July.
- Strong communication skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
- Demonstrated experience with: Social media management and strategy, Event planning, Email campaign management (Network for Good, Razor’s Edge, etc)
- Strong multi-tasking abilities
- Strong time management abilities
- Ability to work self-motivated with minimal supervision
- Available for occasional early morning and after-work events, especially during the event week
- Ability to speak and write authoritatively about bike commuting
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assisting in recruiting and outreach to new and previous participants, plus volunteers
- Assisting with marketing and publicity
- Deliver presentations at participating organizations
- Coordinate all participant communications with Commuter Challenge Coordinator
- Manage procurement, assembly, and distribution of information packets, including printed and downloadable materials
- Coordinate “Bike Pit Stops” with Commuter Challenge Coordinator
- Assist with program wrap-up, including collecting results
- Assist with awards luncheon coordination
Salary and Benefits
This position pays $10-15 per hour, depending on experience. The position is temporary, requiring approximately 15 hours per week for 12 to 14 weeks, mid-April through mid-July.
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter to Brian Morrissey at email@example.com. Please put “Bike to Work Week Coordinator” in the subject line.
No phone calls or faxes, please. The position is considered open until filled. Please email application materials by Friday March 15, 2013.
We are an equal opportunity employer; women, persons with disabilities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply.