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Executive Director

Company: Bike Easy
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Announcement: Bike Parking Coordinator Background Bike Easy works to make bicycling in Greater New Orleans easy, safe, and fun for everyone. To accomplish the mission, we focus on safety education, advocacy, and encouragement. One important way to help encourage more people to ride bikes is to make sure they’ve got a good, secure place to park them upon reaching their destination. This part-time, hourly position will focus on various aspects of bike parking, especially our popular Bicycle Valet Program.

Bicycle Valet by Bike Easy provides a free VIP experience to all guests arriving by bicycle to a festival or event. It encourages more people to enjoy the benefits of riding bikes to the incredible local festivals, fairs, and events that occur so often in the Greater New Orleans region. For event organizers, it’s a great way to support the New Orleans bicycle culture while creating a better event experience for all attendees. See current list of events below.

Through our participation in the Dero Advocacy Dealer Program, Bike Easy works with businesses, developers, and others to implement bike parking solutions. We help people navigate New Orleans’ bike parking standards and permits, conduct free site visits, recommend quality Dero bike racks, and support clients’ through the purchasing process. All bike parking sales benefit Bike Easy’s bike advocacy efforts.

Bike Parking Coordinator Job Responsibilities Bicycle Valet Organize bike valet corrals, including all planning, logistics, and day-of execution, at various events & festivals to help encourage more ridership

Provide excellent customer service while representing Bike Easy to the public

Recruit, train, and manage volunteers who make bike valet possible

Raise funds by recruiting Bike Easy Members through one-on-one conversations at bike valet events

Manage relationships and contract process with host festivals & events

Expand number of bike valet events throughout the region

Manage and grow Dero Advocacy Dealer Program to help get more bike racks in residential buildings, employment centers, and businesses throughout the region while raising funds for Bike Easy’s work

Build customer base for high-quality bike racks

Provide free consultations to educate business owners, building managers, developers, and others on bike rack solutions that fit their needs

Oversee sales process with customers and Dero representatives

Bike Parking Advocacy Assist with pushing for more publicly available bike parking

Occasionally help with projects like creating a bike rack map

Desired Qualifications Passion for bicycling, bicycles, and bicycle advocacy

Grassroots organizing experience

Volunteer recruitment, training, and management abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to transport large materials throughout the region (bike with trailer is fine, although sometimes a car may be necessary)

Construction, bike rack installation, or bike mechanic skills a plus

Spanish or Vietnamese fluency a plus

Hours and Compensation This is a gig-based position, and hours vary from 2 to 20+ per week, depending on the schedule of events and volume of bike rack sales. Pay is $15 / hour with a commission structure for Dero products sales. There will be ample training and professional development opportunities. It is possible to expand the hours and scope of this position based on performance. To start, no benefits are offered.

Known 2017 Schedule of Bicycle Valet Events (lots more to be added!) Wednesday at the Square – Every Wednesday from March 15 – May 24, and Tuesday, May 2

Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival – March 18-19

NOLA on Tap – Sept 23

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest – Oct 13-15

Po-Boy Fest (tentative) – late Oct

Cajun Zydeco Festival – mid-Nov

There is massive potential to expand the number of Bike Valet events as our capacity grows!

Application Process To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Dan Favre, at dan@bikeeasy.org with “Bike Parking Coordinator Application” in the subject line. We are looking for someone to start by March 13th and will be interviewing qualified candidates as their applications are received.

Bike Easy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all persons to apply for this position regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, or political affiliation.

Help make bicycling easy, safe, and fun for everyone in Greater New Orleans!

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Membership supports all of Bike Easy’s programming, it gives us a powerful collective voice, and it is the true lifeblood of the organization.

Join us May 12 to become a certified expert in sharing the road safely!

Have you registered for the Bike Easy April Challenge yet? There are still 2 days to log solo rides & win prizes!

Want to help Bike Easy update our website? Submit your proposal by May 8th

Everyone has a reason they love to ride. Share yours on the Bike Easy April Challenge social platform.

Bike Easy’s program to help people get bikes to those in need during COVID-19

Join us this Saturday, April 18 for a virtual workshop on infrastructure for people on bikes.

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April 14, 2020

Get in touch Bike Easy

2100 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 861-4022

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