[act-ma] Job Opening at Bikes Not Bombs

Bikes Not Bombs mail at bikesnotbombs.org
Mon Mar 9 16:10:49 PDT 2009


Please submit a cover letter and résumé to hiring at bikesnotbombs.org  
before March 23rd.  Target start date is May 4th.

Lasting peace and social justice require equitable and sustainable  
use of resources. BNB provides community-based education and assists  
development projects with recycled bicycles, related technologies and  
technical assistance, as concrete alternatives to the militarism,  
over-consumption & inequality that breed war and environmental  
destruction. Our organization is part of a worldwide movement for  
peace and responsible stewardship of the earth.

BNB began in 1984 as an environmentally conscious campaign in support  
of social change in favor of the poor in Nicaragua. In 1990, BNB  
began to pursue its mission in Boston’s most impover ished neigh bor  
hoods. Today, we operate a thriving Bicycle Recycling and Youth Train  
ing Center where we offer six unique, high-quality programs that  
empower and orga nize youth and their families to work towards long- 
term change. Our programs create real com mun ity, with long-term,  
positive relationships built across lines of age, race, and class.

Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) seeks to hire a Youth Programming Director to  
oversee our youth programs. This is a full-time, salaried position  
with benefits. Salary range is $30,000 – 32,000. The Youth  
Programming Director reports to the Executive Director.

* Manage ongoing development of youth program curricula to ensure  
programs are best fulfilling and strengthening the organization’s  
mission of youth development, environmental stewardship, and social  
*  In collaboration with Youth Program Team, develop annual goals and  
objectives for youth programs, and develop and implement tools for  
effective program evaluation.
* Supervise, evaluate, and support the professional development and  
growth of adult youth program staff (currently one full-time staff  
* Identify volunteer and intern staffing needs for youth programs.  
Manage volunteers and interns.
* Oversee Youth Instructor Program: recruit, hire, supervise,  
evaluate and support the professional development and growth of youth  
staff (6-10 during the school year, 12-20 during the summer).
* Design, implement, and evaluate Youth Instructor training and  
leadership opportunities: implement three weeklong training sessions  
per year.
* Oversee recruitment of youth for Vocational Education program;  
support retention of youth in the program.
* Connect teen leaders and program participants to service,  
opportunity, and support resources inside and outside of BNB.
* Oversee use and maintenance of BNB equipment, space, tools, and  
parts for program activities.
* Plan and facilitate regular team meetings.
* Build collaborations with fellow youth workers and community  
organizations in order to maximize programming resources and impact.
* Build BNB's collaborations with Boston area schools and community  
centers, connecting cycling and mechanics to students' academic  
success, physical and emotional fitness, and sense of civic engagement.
* Work with fellow community organizations to host events that  
further youth empowerment and overall BNB mission.
* Plan and coordinate periodic Youth Programs events to further youth  
development and build the BNB youth community.
* Facilitate exchange and interaction between Youth Programs and  
other BNB departments.
* Develop annual budget for youth programs and monitor expenses.
* With the Executive Director and other development staff, identify,  
draft, and report on grants. Help to develop strategies for new  
revenue streams (e.g., fee for service activities).
* Represent Bikes Not Bombs to funders, allied organizations,  
parents, and the general public in collaboration with development and  
youth program staff.
* Report regularly to Executive Director on program results and needs.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics and  
* Ability to be both a creative, strategic visionary and a practical  
* Self-motivated, highly organized, systems oriented
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent interpersonal skills (one-on-one and in a group format),  
cultural competency, strong listening skills
* Experience in program management and staff/volunteer supervision,  
with the ability to mentor, motivate, prioritize, and set clear  
* Experience with and interest in developing youth organizing  
component of programming.
* 2+ years experience working directly with 10-18 year olds
* Deep knowledge of Boston neighborhoods, schools, and resources,  
including the dynamics of the neighborhoods surrounding BNB
* Understanding of and commitment to positive youth development
* Strong bike mechanics skills and knowledge of safe urban riding
* Demonstrated commitment to inspiring environmental stewardship and  
social justice
* Ability to be a compelling advocate for youth both within and  
outside BNB
* Facility with Macintosh computers, and experience using MS Word and  
* Experience developing and managing budgets
* Strong collaborator, able to work with a team and adapt quickly to  
changing situations
* Skills in program evaluation and curriculum development
* Must be willing and able to work after-school program schedule and  
some Saturdays
* Multilingual/Bilingual (Spanish, English, Haitian Creole and/or  
Cape Verdean Creole) candidates highly preferred
* Must love bikes!

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to hiring at bikesnotbombs.org  
before March 23rd.  Target start date is May 4th.

Bikes Not Bombs encourages applicants of diverse age, ethnicity,  
gender, nationality, physical ability, religion, and sexuality. Women  
and people of color highly encouraged to apply.

Bikes Not Bombs
617-522-0222 x105

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