Position: Cycling Coordinator
Full-time position: salary range commensurate with experience – expected $38,000 - $40,000, with benefits.
Program Description: Mile High Squash (MHS) is an after-school college access program for underserved students in Denver Public Schools. MHS promotes academic, athletic, and personal growth for students from low-income families through a program of individual academic support and enrichment, cycling and squash instruction, fitness, and community service. Mile High Squash currently works with 46 students in grades 8-12, serving a predominately Hispanic population. Participants join the program in 6th or 7th grade and remain in the program through their 12th grade year, participating in over 450 hours per year of program activities across the school year and summer months. Established in 2008, Mile High Squash is a 501c3 not-for-profit charitable organization and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.milehighsquash.org.
Mile High Squash seeks its first Cycling Coordinator to lead its programming expansion into cycling. The overarching work of the Cycling Coordinator is to use cycling - as part of a comprehensive, long-term, intensive after-school and summer programing - to empower low-income and minority youths from underserved urban areas.
The Coordinator will work a set schedule Tuesdays-Saturdays with some additional evening and weekend hours throughout the year for rides, travel and special events. The first 12 months will allow for some flexibility, as students will only be meeting three times during any Tuesday-Saturday time period.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to expand the MHS academic program in the context of a high-energy, team-oriented work environment. The successful candidate will bring a passion for inspiring, mentoring, and guiding urban youth as well as a detailed and creative approach to program planning and administration.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Build a culture that supports the program’s core values.
- Design and administer a comprehensive cycling/health & wellness program that is developmentally appropriate.
- Design and administer a basic bike maintenance course.
- Design a data collection system to:
- Help students understand their output,
- Connect students to the broader cycling community,
- Encourage students to work harder, and
- Engage the students in data analysis.
- (Identify a series) of bike rides for students to participate in during the course of the year.
- Assist with academic support and enrichment.
- Work closely with teachers and families to monitor and facilitate growth and development in all MHS students.
- Successfully recruit, coordinate and incorporate daily volunteer help.
- Assist in community service projects and local field trips (e.g. museums, cultural outings, etc).
- Implement and oversee summer cycling programming; coordinate external summer cycling opportunities.
- Assist with transportation to and from practice, when necessary.
- Work closely with fellow MHS staff members to provide comprehensive programming.
Professional and Personal Qualifications:
2+ years of experience working with youth in cycling
Outstanding speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills; adaptability, creativity, and initiative-taking
Detail oriented and self-directed
Strong commitment to relationship building
Basic Spanish would be a benefit but is not necessary for an application
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to:
Eric Eiteljorg, MHS Executive Director