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Community Cycling Center
Published
January 25, 2024
Expires
April 1, 2024
Location
Portland, Oregon
Category
Job Type

Description

Status: Hourly, 32-40 hours/week

Pay: $22-24 per hour

Union/Non-Union: Union, ILWU Local 5

Location: Portland, Oregon

Benefits: Includes health & dental

Reports to: Education Manager

Start date: Monday March 4th

 

Organizational Overview 

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.

 Essential Functions

The Programs Mechanic Coordinator provides material support to meet the bicycle maintenance and repair needs of the programs department. This role also provides limited instructional support focused on the repair and maintenance of commuter bicycles. A successful Programs Mechanic Coordinator will apply a student-centered, trauma-informed, culturally responsive teaching approach to support students and program participants in developing new skills, self-confidence, and independence.

In addition to supporting the programs department's service needs throughout the calendar year, this role will also provide in field support for the STEM program at alternative high school sites, the Repair Hub in north Portland, as well as a variety of community events that take place around the region. The Programs Mechanic will provide some level of support to shop operations, which may include the facilitation of fee-for-service maintenance classes.

The Programs Mechanic Coordinator is supervised by the Education Manager. They work a 32 hour per week schedule on average across the year, with up to 40 hour weeks during the summer months. Successful candidates will have enthusiasm and experience working with and teaching underserved youth as well as an interest in active transportation and transportation justice.

Bike production and service (30%)

  • Assist the Education Manager in accomplishing the Programs Department's bike build and service needs across the span of the calendar year.
    • This includes but is not limited to building new bikes from the box for Bike Clubs and Bike Camp participants, refurbishing used bikes for teen/adult program participants, supporting Holiday Bike Drive production, maintaining programs bike fleets through consistent service, and providing seasonal tune-ups for programs staff's work bikes,.

Direct Service Support (30%)

  • Support the New Columbia Repair Hub operations May through September as the lead mechanic. This includes working on site for some portion of shifts throughout the season.
  • Support STEM classroom instruction as needed with Education Manager
  • Support community events that involve remote repair. May include providing mechanical support to community rides.

 Administration (25%)

  • Engage in the production and service schedule as managed by the Education (STEM) Manager
  • Work with the shop's Bicycle Production Coordinator to establish best practices for bicycle repair out of the Repair Hub space.
  • Attend Repair Hub meetings
  • Support Hub youth interns during the Repair Hub season (May-September)
  • Support Hub volunteer mechanics during the Repair Hub season (May-September); access to volunteers mechanics will be facilitated by the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Assist with grant reporting process as assigned

 Other responsibilities (15%)

  • Support shop-based, fee-for-service classes, and other shop operations as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications and experience

  • 3+ years of bike mechanic experience. This can be a combination of volunteer, and professional experience.
  • Prior personal, professional, or volunteer experience working with children and adults from low income backgrounds, communities of color, and/or immigrant communities
  • Prior personal, professional, or volunteer experience in group facilitation (i.e. instructing at a summer camp or after-school program, lived experience as a parent or raising young family members, volunteering at a group home for youth, facilitating a shift meeting for a former job, etc.)
  • Proven commitment to advancing equity and creating and maintaining an inclusive environment that is welcoming for all identities and abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, students, families, and supervisors
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain composure and a respectful, cooperative attitude in high stress situations
  • Passion for cycling and other forms of active transportation
  • Basic computer skills, especially familiarity with the Google Suite. Willingness to engage with project management software (we currently use Asana).`
  • Ability to ride a bicycle 5 miles per day and lift up to 50 pounds
    • Reasonable accommodation will be made for staff with a disability
  • Because this position works directly with youth, a background check is required

 Preferred

  • 5+ years of professional bike mechanic experience.
  • Proficiency in one or more languages spoken in Portland’s communities (e.g., Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian)
  • Lived experience as a member of a marginalized community
  • Existing relationships with North, Northeast, and/or East Portland Title I school communities
  • Experience leading group bike rides with youth and/or adults
  • Prior experience coordinating volunteers
  • Valid Driver’s License

START DATE: MONDAY MARCH 4th

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume with “Programs Mechanic Coordinator” as the subject line to [email protected]

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

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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