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Bicycle Educator
Cycles of Change

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Bicycle Educator

Cycles of Change

Job Summary

Wage
$20.25 per hour
Job Type
Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 14 days ago
Job Role
Bike Staff, Youth Worker
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Retail
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

Cycles of Change is a nonprofit organization that has provided bike education programs for Oakland youth since 1998. We are an all POC-run collective dedicated to improving the lives of East Bay residents by providing bicycle education and services for youth and adults.

About the Programs
Cycles’ Safety program is part of Alameda County’s Safe Routes to Schools partnership which creates opportunities for kids to walk and bike to and from school, with a particular emphasis on low-income schools. Drive Your Bike serves elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the East Bay. Educators co-teach single and multi-day bike safety courses to classes of 15 to 50 students covering basics of safety and mechanics and the rules of the road.

Cycles’ Bike Club program is an afterschool program operating out of four East Oakland middle and high schools. Bike Clubs meet 1-2 times a week for 8-12 weeks. Students embark on pedal-powered adventures that include urban geography, watershed education, riding safety, and mechanics lessons, all while building community and gaining independence through bike-centric exploration.

About You
Cycles Of Change seeks energetic, flexible, and organized individuals with strong communication and group management skills to float between our education programs! We are looking for someone who shares our deep commitment to racial, gender, economic, disability, and environmental justice. Ideal candidates would have: experience leading lessons for youth; passion for practicing engaging, equitable, effective teaching; initiative, persistence, and flexible problem solving sensibilities.

Responsibilities 

  • Create and maintain a safe and supportive space to engage young people through bikes
  • Teach our curriculum in the classroom, on the blacktop, on the road, and remotely over Zoom
  • Prepare and practice lesson plans before the day of instruction
  • Read and respond to coordinator communication in a timely manner, stay up-to-date on curriculum and logistical information
  • De-escalate emergencies and administer first aid if necessary
  • Haul bicycle fleets and equipment from storage sites to school sites during in-person sessions and make basic repairs like flats, cables, etc
  • Positively represent program to staff and school communities
  • Assist Program Coordinators and teaching team in creating and refining implementation strategies
  • Attend specified Cycles of Change meetings, trainings, peer reviews and events
  • Organize and maintain program materials as needed

Qualifications & Desired Qualities 

  • 2+ years of experience working with youth of color, preferably in East Bay schools
  • A solid understanding and practice of bicycle commuting, safety, and mechanics 
  • The ability to speak loudly for prolonged amounts of time indoors and outdoors
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 30 pounds
  • Strong communication skills, ability to give and receive constructive criticism, and active listening 
  • A history of good working relationships with diverse populations, high level of cultural competency, and demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work 
  • Experience working within a collective setting 
  • Good internet connection capable of running Zoom, computer or tablet for teaching
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Proficient communication in Spanish a plus

* Additional opportunities to participate in Cycles of Change work may also be available.

Business Overview

Our Story

About Cycles of Change:

Cycles of Change is an 18 year old, collectively run, non-profit organization dedicated to creating healthier East Bay communities by providing tools for more environmentally and economically sustainable living through a variety of bicycle education programs, job training, watershed education, and community earn-a-bike programs. To find out more about the work we do, please visit us at www.cyclesofchange.org.

Why Work With Us?

Cycles of Change has been providing bike education programs to Oakland youth since 1998. We are an all POC, collectively-run organization that is committed to making the magic of biking more accessible.

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Ownership
Employee Owned
Minority Owned
Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Creative
Diverse
Sustainable
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