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BWM Program Coordinator Description 20180111

Job Announcement – Bike Walk Memphis Program Coordinator

January 21, 2018

Bike Walk Memphis (BWM), a local program of the statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Bike Walk Tennessee (BWTN), seeks a motivated, effective communicator and organizer to coordinate local advocacy and engagement efforts. This is a grant-funded, part-time, contract position.

THE NEED

From the Big River Crossing to the Wolf River Greenway, Memphis is undertaking some of the most ambitious, progressive bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects in the country. The future of biking and walking in Memphis depends on the success of these projects and success of these projects depends on the participation of a diverse and engaged constituency.

Bike Walk TN is seeking an individual with experience in the areas of organizing, communications, and/or public engagement and a keen interest in active transportation – bicycling, walking, public transit, etc. The preferred candidate will hold a degree in a pertinent field and have two (2) years’ professional or volunteer experience in the field of active transportation or similar community advocacy. Strong communication skills (written, online, and in person) and working knowledge of office software, email, and social media are required – Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Goals

  1. Strengthen and empower a community of people who support projects that enhance bicycling, walking, and access to transit in Memphis.
  2. Align with partner organizations working to build a city that people of all ages can safely enjoy by bicycle or on foot.
  3. Grow an advocacy platform focused on biking and walking that is inclusive, active, and engaged.

Objectives

  1. Establish Bike Walk Memphis to serve as a convener and resource to advocates, neighborhood leaders, organizations, and agencies.
  2. Coordinate and promote local partners, projects, and programs that increase biking and walking in Memphis.
  3. Serve as administrative staff to the Bike Walk Memphis Advisory Board

WORK PLAN

BWTN, with support from local stakeholders, has recruited a diverse group of community leaders to serve on a Bike Walk Memphis Advisory Board. This board will guide and support the work carried out by the BWM Program Coordinator, who will report directly to the chair of the BWM Advisory Board. This work will include:

POPULATION SERVED AND ANTICIPATED IMPACT
BWTN believes that everyone, regardless of age, race, or socioeconomic status, should have the ability and choice to bicycle, walk, and access transit safely, be it for transportation or recreation.  

Anticipated impacts include:

DETAILS AND COMPENSATION

The Memphis-based Program Coordinator will work through shared space arrangements with Bike Walk Memphis partner organizations, primarily Revolutions Bicycle Coop. Other partner organizations will host the Program Coordinator from time to time on a rotating basis. Walking, bicycling, and/or other physical activity (within the employee’s ability) can be reasonably expected.

Compensation for this part-time position will be $20 per hour, for approximately 20 hrs per week, and will include an expense stipend as needed and approved by the Bike Walk Memphis Advisory Board.

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter stating your interest to johnpaul@bikewalktn.org with the subject line Bike Walk Memphis Program Coordinator. This position posting will remain open until filled.

Bike Walk Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. Women, people of color, and LGBT people are always strongly encouraged to apply.