Seeking Director of Local Innovation

January 05, 2016

PeopleForBikes is looking for a Director of Local Innovation to join our Boulder, CO-based team. This person will serve directly under the Vice President of Local Innovation helping to plan and execute the national non-profit's efforts to build better bike infrastructure in the U.S. The ideal candidate will bring strong project management skills and have experience in getting bike projects on the ground in cities. We seek an organized, flexible, creative, smart and personable individual to join our growing team.

Required qualifications:
At least 10 years experience in program design and project delivery with experience working with cities. Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Urban Design or related field.
Additional education may be substituted for experience on a year-by-year basis.
• Project Management experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong relationship-building skills and political savvy
• Comfortable with public speaking
• Experience with collecting data, measuring progress and telling good stories
• Understanding of principles of city planning
• Excellent organizational skills
• Team-oriented and able to accept ideas and strategy from other individuals
• Self-directed and able to carry out assignments without supervision
• Willing to travel
• Enthusiasm for bicycling in all its forms
• Comfortable with standard office technology and social media platforms
• Demonstrated experience as a thought-leader

Desired skills:
• Event coordination experience
• Experience in equity issues and social justice efforts
• Experience in bike advocacy
• Experience in local public process
• Understanding of principles of bike facility design, construction and engineering
• Budgeting and fundraising skills
• Experience building peer to peer networks
• Experience with GIS
• Competent and comfortable on a bike

Responsibilities:
The Director will help steer the development and implementation of the third iteration of the Green Lane Project (GLP3). GLP3 will be a focused effort to help leading cities make significant progress on building connected bike networks and increasing biking. We are ramping up our data collection, analysis and interpretation with this new project. The Director will serve as project manager for this effort, while also helping to develop content and implement the program.

• Develop timetable and budget for project
• Oversee the application process, including publicity and building the on-line application tool
• Help develop performance measures and methodologies to evaluate progress of the project and the cities we work with
• Manage relationships with city leaders, partners, funders
• Develop and manage consultant projects
• Write reports and other documents
• Develop and manage various GLP events
• Identify sponsorship opportunities and assist with fundraising

PeopleForBikes is a dynamic, evolving organization with other projects on the horizon, so the Director's duties are likely to expand. The Director will join a strong team including the VP of Local Innovation, a marketing manager, a great blogger, a grants manager and a smart leadership team.  All PFB employees contribute to the upkeep of a small office and are expected to take on other duties as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits: 
This “at will” position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. In addition, a generous benefits package is offered, which includes health insurance, paid time off and optional participation in a deferred compensation plan.

To Apply:
 Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in one .pdf via email with “Director of Local Innovation” in the subject line to jobs@peopleforbikes.org. Deadline to apply is Friday, January 29.

PeopleForBikes is an equal opportunity employer.

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