Outreach Coordinators, Cycle Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
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Date posted to RCEN & GoodWork:
Mar 13 2017
Position: Outreach Coordinators
Organization: Cycle Toronto
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Contract, Part-time, April-November, 2017
We're excited to announce that we're hiring Outreach Coordinators for the upcoming season! This year, Cycle Toronto will run Bike Valet at festivals such as Toronto Argos games, Field Trip, Word on the Street, and many more, on-street outreach stations during Bike Month in May and June, Get Lit in October, and tabling and campaign events across Toronto. We're looking for energetic, detail-oriented people with a passion for cycling.
Outreach coordination involves managing multiple priorities and requires multi-tasking, organization, and leadership. Our ideal candidates are also professional, collaborative, and comfortable engaging with the public and working with our dedicated volunteers.
Note that we are also hiring part-time Canvass Coordinators. The right candidates may be considered for both roles.
Pick up Bike Valet and outreach equipment prior to the event and/or drop off equipment after the event
Ensure that the equipment travels safely to and from the event, using a Cycle Toronto bike trailer (trailer hitch will be provided)
Assist with setup and dismantling of the Bike Valet parking/outreach area
Assist in coordinating logistics for upcoming outreach events
Mentor and direct outreach volunteers during event shifts and training
Run the information table, handle cash, sell Cycle Toronto memberships and effectively engage the community about cycling issues, Cycle Toronto campaigns, and promotions offered by Cycle Toronto’s partners
Take event photos and post on Cycle Toronto social media channels
Provide feedback and track event attendance and other metrics as required
Must be reliable, organized and punctual with remote access to phone and email while on duty
Are regularly available for evening, weekend, and some holiday shifts (this is a must)
Can demonstrate experience working on teams and/or customer service. Supervisory experience is an asset
Are empathetic, gregarious and adept at engaging with a broad spectrum of personalities in an inclusive environment
Have a background/interest in community/city building, politics, transportation, and grassroots advocacy
Must be or become Cycle Toronto members in good standing
- Speaking more than one language is an asset, but is not required for the role
Terms of employment:
This is a part-time seasonal position at the rate of $15/hour on contract from April to November 2017, with the possibility of extension. Must be available for weekend shift work April to November, with some weekday evening and holiday shifts. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift a bicycle trailer and transport loads by bicycle to various locations in Toronto. Must use a bicycle in good working order and range of high gears. Outreach Coordinators will attend a Cycle Toronto volunteer orientation session prior to start of contract. Outreach Coordinators will report to Cycle Toronto staff, or to the Supervising Outreach Coordinator, where applicable.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
by Sunday March 26, 2017 with the role(s) you are applying for in the subject line.
Cycle Toronto values diversity and we are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Cycle Toronto is a member-supported non-profit organization that advocates for a healthy, safe, and vibrant cycling city for all. We run campaigns for protected bike lanes on Bloor, Danforth and Yonge St. in Toronto, and encouragement programs like Bike Month across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We also educate cyclists through our Street Smarts programming which includes on-street outreach and delivering safe cycling workshops. We engage cyclists and non-cyclists in our work and pursue evidence-based transportation solutions that make cycling a viable option for all Torontonians. Recent advocacy successes include bike lanes on Richmond St, Adelaide St and Bloor St and doubling the amount the City of Toronto spends on cycling infrastructure to $16 million per year.
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