Regional Policy Director - Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado is the statewide bicycling organization dedicated to building a bicyclefriendly Colorado. The non-profit is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary and continues to grow in members and revenue. Recognized as one of the top bicycle advocacy organizations in the country, Bicycle Colorado works to grow active transportation in the state.

Bicycle Colorado’s core programs are Adult and Youth Bicycle Education, Complete Streets, Mountain Bike Trail Pros, and Share the Road outreach. Improving safety and conditions for bicyclists are central to every campaign.

Bicycle Colorado’s office is conveniently located in vibrant downtown Denver near bike paths, light rail lines, and bus stations. Indoor bicycle parking is provided.

The Position
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Regional Campaign Director will lead regional campaigns designed to direct more public resources to improving safety and access for active transportation. In addition, this position will seek opportunities to unify state and local bicycle and pedestrian traffic laws. Initial focus will be on the Denver metropolitan area.

The ideal candidate will be able to confidently connect with governmental leaders (commissioners, council people, mayors, etc.) and agency staff (engineers, planners, administrators etc.) while bringing together active transportation backers in support of a common vision. Maneuvering through complex community political issues with sensitivity while keeping a project on track will be a key component of this role.

Candidate must possess the ability to envision and communicate big-picture goals while creating and tracking a path to implementation.

We seek a person who is comfortable and productive working with minimal supervision, in an environment that is fast paced and entrepreneurial.

This newly-created position is initiated through grants and donor funding and will play a role in attracting ongoing revenues to grow and sustain the program. Identification and recruitment of continued funding, in partnership with the development team, is an expectation of the position.

Essential Functions
 Develop and enhance relationships with active transportation partners
 Identify priority campaign opportunities and strategies to implement
 Attend regional transportation meetings
 Communicate effectively with policy makers, community members, funders, transportation engineers, planners, etc.
 Serve as liaison with local advocacy organizations
 Effective presentation of organization’s mission and programs
 Assist with relevant organizational communications
 Track program activities and achievements
 Stay current on active transportation innovations
 Ability to flex schedule to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
 Assist with other programs and events as needed

Background Sought
 Knowledge of transportation planning and funding procedures
 Experience organizing social change campaigns
 Understanding of local government decision making processes
 Confidence to operate in political environments
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Bridge building (figurative not literal)
 Commitment to advancing active transportation
 Awareness of bicycling issues in Colorado
 Established network of relevant contacts is a plus
 Interest in working with disadvantaged communities
 Attention to detail with strong time-management and organizational skills

Compensation
A base salary around $50,000 will be awarded to the successful candidate. Future compensation determined by achieving program and organizational goals. Health, dental, vision, vacation, transit benefit, and retirement plan match included in package. This is a unique opportunity to play a major role improving transportation safety and access for people in Colorado.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates please submit resume, cover letter and references to: jobs AT bicyclecolorado DOT org. Active transportation advocacy is a developing career field currently without established educational tracks. Please address how your professional experience, education and skillset will apply to the functions of this position.

Effective May 20, 2013 until position is filled. Completion of search will be posted at
www.BicycleColorado.org

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