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Community Cycling Center
April 2, 2024
June 1, 2024
1700 NE Alberta St, Portland, Oregon
Job Type


UNION/NON UNION: non-union


STATUS: Full time, Exempt

LOCATION: Portland, OR

BENEFITS: Health, dental and vision, Life & LTD, PTO and SICK time, HOLIDAY FLEX time

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors


We love Portland and bikes. So, we put our two passions together nearly 30 years ago, creating a nonprofit organization on a mission to broaden access to bicycling and its benefits.  Our goal is to help create a healthy, sustainable Portland for all community members. Our vision is to help build a vibrant community where people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected. We believe that all Portlanders—regardless of income or background—should have the opportunity to experience the joy, freedom and health benefits of bicycling. This is the motivation behind everything we do.  

In addition to delivering dynamic programs that benefit underserved communities, we operate a storefront space in NE Portland offering a DIY workspace, retail shop, and community classroom. We also collaborate with community partners to generate pathways to numerous supports to meet the needs of the people we serve.

The Community Cycling Center (CCC) is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences are encouraged to apply.  


The Executive Director at the Community Cycling Center guides conversations around financial health and the long term goals for the organization. They work with the Organizational Leadership Team (OLT) and other invested parties to arrive at consensus- driven decisions informed by a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and ensures that lines of communication are open in both directions between the board and staff members. The Executive Director will also achieve tangible outcomes in the areas of planning, budget development, resource development, staff management, program administration, profitable storefront operations, and as an advocate for the CCC mission. The Executive Director will make the development of the organization’s culture and structure in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion one of their highest priorities.


Community Mobilization & Development (30%)

  • Cultivate exceptional, transparent, and trusting relationships with outside agencies, stakeholders, coalition partners, and political leaders to ensure our programs are integrated, effective, uplift the communities we serve, and elevate the organization’s work.
  • Expand partnerships and build relationships with community leaders to improve our programs.
  • Connect intentionally and authentically with the diverse communities in partnership with Community Cycling Center; aiming to listen, signal boost, and elevate other voices with our resources.

Leadership & Management (30%)

  • Guide and support staff in executing strategic planning, thorough evaluation, and consistent, high-quality delivery of services across the organization.
  • Create career-development pathways and offer support to cultivate a positive, dynamic, innovative, and values-driven work culture. 
  • Provide support and expertise in optimizing  processes and identifying strategic growth and development opportunities.
  • Partner with the DEI committee to ensure both equitable hiring practices and support the integration of policies and procedures across the organization.
  • Maintain open and consistent communication with the board; coordinate  monthly board meetings and develop agendas in consultation with the Organizational Leadership Team.
  • Facilitate multiple channels of communication between the board and staff to foster transparency and alignment.

Fund Development & Budget Management (40%)

  • Collaborate with the Board and Organizational Leadership Team to develop an annual budget that aligns with organizational goals and priorities
  • Monitor monthly financial reports from directors and/or managers for all revenue generating activities, ensuring the financial health of all revenue-generating activities
  • Partner with the development department to conceptualize, execute, and track progress on the annual fund development plan, delineating objectives, initiatives and timelines for completion while emphasizing diverse revenue streams
  • Ensure diverse revenue streams.
  • Work within the established framework of the development team to strategically identify major donor prospects and corporate partners.
  • Guide the Board of Directors in conceptualizing, planning, developing and achieving Board-led fundraising activities and targets.


  • A deep appreciation for the mission and values of the Community Cycling Center, as well as a thorough understanding of the unique and complex community development and social justice issues facing Portland residents.
  • Lived experience in partner communities or lived experience in traditionally marginalized communities.
  • Experience using bikes as transportation or for recreation.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of key DEI concepts.
  • A clear track record of growth in leadership roles with experience developing and implementing strategies to broaden mission impact.
  • Experience in fund development and other revenue-generating methods, including an understanding of fee-for-service and social venture business models
  • Willingness, ability, and success in identifying and cultivating major donors; must have a proven track record making face-to-face asks. 
  • Experience distilling, designing, implementing and articulating strategic organizational development plans and operational budgets.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach, supervise and develop diverse teams of individuals.
  • Adaptable, accessible, compassionate, with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong project management, administrative and organizational skills. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite; Adobe suite; Salesforce, including moves management expertise; Lightspeed or other POS systems

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Community Cycling Center, we value having a team with varied strengths, skill sets, and areas of expertise. We encourage you to apply even if your professional experience doesn’t match every qualification listed above. You may be exactly who we are looking for!

HOW TO APPLY:  Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Executive Director”

We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.


The Community Cycling Center is an equal opportunity employer. We will not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sensory disabilities, physical disabilities, mental disabilities and/or any other bases protected by state and federal law. We take proactive measures to ensure against discrimination in hiring, compensation, promotions, and termination of staff, selection of volunteers (including board members) and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, customers, clients, volunteers (including board members), subcontractors, vendors, and other members of our community.

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