Bike Easy is the leading bike advocacy group in Greater New
Orleans with the mission to improve biking in and around the city
by ensuring that it’s fun, safe and an accessible mode of
transportation and recreation for all.
General Statement of Responsibilities Bike Easy is seeking an
Executive Director. Current responsibilities include advocating for
trail and on-road facilities in New Orleans and the surrounding
Parishes, pursuing policies that advance the cause of bicycling,
conducting numerous special events, and extending the reach of
bicycle education across the region. The Executive Director will
work closely with the Board of Directors, local advocates, and a
large cadre of volunteers in carrying out Bike Easy’s mission. The
Executive Director will be responsible for all administrative
aspects of the organization, including directing fundraising
Administration The Executive Director will be responsible for
the oversight of all management and administrative functions of
Bike Easy at the direction of the Board.
Responsible for oversight of the day to day operations of the
Bike Easy office
Develop the annual budget for the organization in conjunction
with the Finance Committee, monitor receipts and expenditures, and
make monthly and annual reports to the Board
Hire, supervise and evaluate professional and support staff
Oversee and coordinate special events
Manage social media, website and produce a bi-weekly email
Manage all contract and consulting work
Ensure that Bike Easy is in compliance with all federal, state
and local rules, and is fully observing the terms and conditions of
any existing contract, grant, or other funding related
The Executive Director, under the direction of and in
partnership with the Board, will be responsible for managing
organizational development, fundraising, and membership development
Develop and implement appropriate fund-raising and financial
development strategies that are related to the organization’s
mission and program priorities and work with the Board to implement
Continue the growth and maximize membership revenue through
regular and relevant membership appeals, issue appeals, effective
management of the data base system and other appropriate means
Supervise a major donor campaign to increase funding from
Package and promote corporate sponsorships of programs,
activities, and special events.
Generate proposals for relevant foundation grants and government
and institutional contracts for bicycling related program
Develop and implement other fundraising activities as necessary
Education The Executive Director, under the direction of and in
partnership with the Board, will be responsible for managing and
developing education activities for youth and adults.
Bicycling Advocacy The Executive Director will be responsible
for representing Bike Easy to it’s members, partners and
stakeholders and actively advocating Bike Easy’s mission to the New
Orleans Metro area community.
Advise and assist the Board with the development of policy
positions designed to further Bike Easy’s mission
Be the “public face” of Bike Easy in representing the
organization and advocating positions to all organizational
constituencies including, but not limited to, individual
bicyclists, other bicycling related private organizations, and
government and institutional entities
Communicate and work with the media to advocate Bike Easy’s
goals and positions
Advise and assist the Board in the development and promotion of
relevant and appropriate bicycling related programs, projects, and
Develop new partners and contacts to support Bike Easy’s
infrastructure and education goals
Board of Directors The Executive Director will attend all Board
meetings unless otherwise directed by the Board and will assist and
enable the Board to carry out its duties and governance
Assist the Board in the development and implementation of
long-term strategic plan and goals
Keep Board fully apprised of operations at monthly Board
meetings and at other times as appropriate
Provide monthly financial statements and fundraising analysis to
Assist in the recruitment of new Board members
Coordinate and facilitate activities for the Board and its
Preferred Qualifications The ideal candidate will have:
A strong commitment to Bike Easy’s mission and goals, and an
understanding of bicycling and transportation issues
Subject matter knowledge in cycling
Regular bicycle user
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Demonstrated non-profit management or highly relevant business
and government experience with organizations of similar size and
Demonstrated fundraising experience and capability
Proven ability in establishing strong connections with
governmental bodies, political institutions, and other entities
active in transportation related issues
Strong competency in administration, strategic planning, and
Superior oral and written communication skills, and excellent
computer/technical skills (Quickbooks and Salesforce)
Compensation Salary is commensurate with experience. Bike Easy
offers a competitive benefits package including paid vacation and
sick leave and employer-sponsored health insurance.
Application Process To apply, please provide a resume, a cover
letter explaining your interest in the position and summarizing how
your experience can ensure professional leadership, efficient
management and further Bike Easy’s goal of making New Orleans the
most bicycle friendly city in America. Electronic submission is
required. Send material to email@example.com and place “Executive
Director Search” in subject line.
Applications will be accepted until November 24, 2013.
Bike Easy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity
for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national
origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation
or gender identity, disability, sex or age.
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Get in touch Bike Easy
2100 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 861-4022