USA Cycling and PeopleForBikes seek a creative, organized, and proactive Youth Program Manager to lead an emerging Youth Cycling Initiative. The Youth Program Manager will work with an advisory group of organizations to develop, execute, support and scale a place-based program to grow youth bicycling. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in youth program development, an aptitude for coalition building, and enthusiasm for growing youth bicycling.
The Youth Cycling Initiative (Initiative) is a collaborative led by leaders of nine organizations that focus on or are deeply invested in growing youth participation in bicycling. The Initiative’s mission is to get more children and youth on bikes and keep them bicycling throughout their lives. The goal is to bring the skills, expertise and resources of each organization together in one location in order to amplify their individual work and create a model for collective work. The Initiative prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion, believes bicycling is fun, adventurous and part of a healthy lifestyle, and values safe, accessible bicycle infrastructure.
• Work with an advisory board to develop a place-based pilot program to get more kids on bikes. The advisory board is comprised of the following organizations: Free Bikes 4 Kidz, Little Bellas, National Interscholastic Cycling Association, PeopleForBikes, Project Bike Tech, Safe Routes National Partnership, Trips for Kids, USA BMX, and USA Cycling.
• Leverage the strengths of each organization to empower each group to be effective.
• Convene monthly meetings and an annual in-person meeting of the advisory board.
• Create criteria to identify the best location for a place-based pilot program.
• Work with the advisory board to identify national and local partners, develop and
execute the pilot program, manage the budget, and measure key outcomes.
• Develop quarterly reports for the advisory board and annual reports that will be shared
• Refine the approach with the goal of creating a long-term effective, scalable program to
get more kids on bikes more often.
• Support fundraising at the national and local levels to secure resources for the work of
• Work with the advisory board and its member organizations to tell the stories of the
children and youth who benefit from the pilot program.
• Four-year college degree, all majors considered; experience can be substituted for years of advanced education
• At least three years of experience with program development and/or in a youth focused or related organization
• Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends, and regular travel (approximately 20%)
• Aptitude for working with and relating to diverse populations
• Collaborative approach – the person will interface with multiple organizations, advisory
board members, departments, funders and external partners
• Outstanding communication skills (oral and written) with internal and external partners
• Proactive and innovative approach to programs, projects, and challenges
• A self-starter with a can-do attitude, strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and
a commitment to top notch customer service
• Knowledge about and passion for bicycling
Compensation and benefits:
This full time position is based at the PeopleForBikes headquarters in Boulder, Colorado; the salary range is $48K – $55K, commensurate with experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is offered, which includes health insurance, generous paid time off and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email with “Youth Program Manager” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position will remain open until filled. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. PeopleForBikes is an equal opportunity employer.
About us: USA Cycling
PeopleForBikes is a national bicycling organization headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with the mission to get more people on bikes more often and make every bike ride better for everyone.
The Youth Cycling Initiative advisory board includes:
based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the national governing body for bicycle
racing in the United States. It covers the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclo-cross,
and BMX across all ages and ability levels.
• Sabra Davison, Little Bellas
• Rob DeMartini, USA Cycling
• Mike Duvarney, USA BMX Foundation
• Terry Esau, Free Bikes 4 Kidz
• Steve Flagg, Quality Bicycle Products and PeopleForBikes
• Cass Isidro, Safe Routes Partnership
• Zoe Kircos, PeopleForBikes
• Steve Matous, NICA
• Robert Ping, Trips for Kids
• Mercedes Ross, Project Bike Tech