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Bikery Co-Coordinator

About Cycles of Change: Cycles of Change is a 22 year old, collectively run, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of East Bay residents by providing a variety of bicycle programs and resources for youth and adults. Please visit: to find out more about us. 

About the Bikery: The Bikery is a Cycles of Change, nonprofit community bike shop. We are committed to making bikes accessible to everyone. We have a range of affordable used bikes for sale, offer low cost repairs, and host classes and community events. We also have a repair space where folks can work on their own bike, or find out about Earn-A-Bike opportunities. 

Who we are: The Bikery is a collective of Oakland-based educators of color, centering the leadership of youth, women, queer and trans people, and folks rooted in the Bay Area. We work together with interns from local high schools to develop job skills in bike mechanics, transportation access, micro-business and experience with collective leadership, community organizing, and restorative justice. 

About the position: Cycles of Change seeks a self-directed, organized bike enthusiast who understands our program vision and values. Cooperative working skills are a must, as they will be co-coordinating the program collaboratively. Candidate must have demonstrated commitment to working in communities of color, as well as familiarity with health and safety issues that disproportionately affect these communities.    

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year experience in retail management, with experience in customer service and/or inventory management;

  • Experience in youth development work as an educator, mentor or collaborator;

  • Certification in professional bicycle mechanics or proficiency in all aspects of bicycle building and repairs with the exception of hydraulic shocks and hydraulic disc brakes willingness to learn or improve bicycle mechanics skills as needed to carry out program needs; 

  • Experience working in a bicycle shop setting;  

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to take on and carry projects to completion;

  • Excellent professionalism and communication skills with coworkers, partnering agencies, community partners, and the public;

  • Proficiency with Gmail, Microsoft Word, and Excel or similar programs;

  • Ability to adequately observe participants in activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate management techniques;

  • Nonviolent communication, giving and receiving constructive criticism, and active listening skills;

  • Ability to work in high capacity, fast-paced, often chaotic environment;

  • Quick decision-making and problem-solving skills;

  • Excellent customer service with a strong emphasis on cultural competency;

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in a emergency situation;

  • Proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Khmer, Mien, or other languages spoken in the area;

Responsibilities (in collaboration with other co-coordinators):

  • Staff and operate retail and community aspects of the bike shop.

  • Outreach and marketing

  • Maintain, monitor, and report on financial status of retail endeavors.

  • Manage and train youth interns, staff and volunteers.

  • Participate on the Cycles of Change Collective and administrative committees, and interface with Board Members, funders, and public to meet all requirements, submit reports, and update all parties on the program’s status.

Organizational Commitment:

  • An understanding of, and respect for, the Bikery and Cycles of Changes’ values

  • Complete peer reviews as directed by the Human Resources Committee

  • Maintain a high level of communication with program staff

  • Maintain a supportive and respectful work environment, for staff and public

Compensation and Benefits:   16-36 hours per week.  $23-25 per hour DOE.

How to Apply and Interview Schedule: Interested individuals are invited to email a cover letter, resume, and answers to our questions (below) to: Please put “Bikery Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. We will only review applications including responses to the questions.

Application questions:

1. In detail, please explain your experience as a bike mechanic. Do you have any limitations with regards to certain repairs?

2. In detail, please describe your role/s and responsibilities that would make you a strong coordinator for the Bikery?

3. What is your communication style? Describe a time you navigated a conflict with a co-worker.

4. Which of your skills would really shine at the Bikery? What would you need support with?

5. What is your experience engaging with collectives and/or collectively run projects?

6. Describe the ways you hold space for the identities and experiences of people of the following descriptions: a) economically disadvantaged communities  b) youth of color  c) women of color d) QTBIPOC

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