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Executive Director

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

Job Description:

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 activities.

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 newsletter

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 requirements

The Executive Director, under the direction of and in partnership with the Board, will be responsible for managing organizational development, fundraising, and membership development activities.

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 them

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 individuals

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 activities

Develop and implement other fundraising activities as necessary and appropriate

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 special events

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 obligation.

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 the Board

Assist in the recruitment of new Board members

Coordinate and facilitate activities for the Board and its committees

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 composition

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 fiscal budgeting

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 info@bikeeasy.org 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.

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

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

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Get in touch Bike Easy

2100 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 861-4022

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