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.
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.
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
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:
email@example.com. No calls please.
Effective February 29, 2016 until position is filled. Completion of search will be posted at www.bicyclecolorado.org
Bicycle Colorado’s policy is to offer equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees.