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  • Denver Director - Bicycle Colorado
    Post date: Fri, 03/18/2016 - 17:29

    The Organization

    Bicycle Colorado is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to building a more bicycle-friendly Colorado. Our vision is to create a welcome environment for every person who simply wants to bike or walk.

    Our nonprofit is celebrating its twenty-fourth anniversary and continues to expand its influence. Recognized as a top advocacy organization in the nation, Bicycle Colorado works to increase access to and enjoyment of biking and walking.

    Bicycle Colorado’s programs include policy development, complete streets technical consulting, trail network support and bicycle education. Improving access, health and safety for people biking and walking are central to every program.

    Our office is conveniently located in vibrant downtown Denver near bike paths, rail lines and bus stations. Indoor bicycle parking is provided.

    The Position

    We seek a person to lead Bicycle Colorado’s efforts to make Denver the most bicycle-friendly city in the nation and a leading city in the world for healthy active transportation. Reporting to the Policy Director, this new position will help design and lead campaigns to direct more resources towards improving safety and access for active transportation in the Denver area.

    Innovations to street design and safety programs are happening fast. We seek a Denver leader to accelerate the pace of change in the greater city, creating a model for the entire state. This is an exciting opportunity to advance community change with positive effects for decades to come.

    The ideal candidate will confidently connect with partners and leaders in support of active transportation issues. Managing complex political issues while keeping projects on track will be a key component of this role. This position will work collaboratively with our policy team to implement nation-leading policies and programs.

    Candidate must possess the ability to envision and communicate big-picture goals while creating and tracking a path to implementation. Previous experience designing and managing transportation-related campaigns is desired.

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

    This position is initiated through grants and donor funding. The successful candidate will also play a role in attracting ongoing revenues to sustain and grow advocacy work. Identification and recruitment of additional funding, in partnership with the development team, is an expectation of the position.

    Essential Functions

     Working closely with Policy Director and other team members to further develop and advance Denver bicycling and walking policies, practices, and investmentsacross agencies
     Develop and enhance relationships with Denver transportation partners including agency staff, elected officials, advocates, and business leaders
     Identify campaign priorities and strategies to implement
     Research and strategically communicate active transportation investments and best practices in leading cities and leverage this knowledge in ongoing campaigns
     Serve as liaison to other city advocacy organizations focused on active transportation
     Attend transportation meetings to influence and track policy and funding decisions
     Track and report on program activities and achievements
     Effectively present organizational mission and programs
     Assist with relevant organizational communications
     Ability to flex schedule to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
     Assist with organization’s other programs and events as needed

    Background Sought

     Knowledge of Denver transportation planning and funding procedures
     Experience organizing advocacy campaigns
     Established relationships with transportation professionals and other relevant contacts in Denver
     Understanding of local government decision making processes
     Demonstrated ability to operate in politically sensitive environments
     Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking
     Ability to build consensus or identify points of agreement across varied opinions
     Awareness of bicycling and walking issues and opportunities
     Experience working with disadvantaged communities
     Attention to detail with strong time-management and organizational skills
     Bachelor’s or master’s in urban or regional planning, public policy, public administration or related field
     Strong Google docs and Microsoft Office skills; social media and writing skills
     At least two years’ professional experience working for a non-profit, government agency or consulting firm


    Salary will be commensurate with experience. Future compensation determined by achieving program and organizational goals. Health, dental, vision, vacation, transit benefit and retirement plan match are included in the package. This is a unique opportunity to play a major role improving transportation safety and access for people in

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates please submit resume, cover letter and references to: No calls please.

    Effective February 29, 2016 until position is filled. Completion of search will be posted at

    Bicycle Colorado’s policy is to offer equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.