Title: Senior Director of Local Innovation (title may adjust based on candidate qualifications)
Location: Front Range, CO or Remote
Industry: Bicycle Industry Nonprofit
Employment and Classification: “At will” employment status; full-time position
PeopleForBikes (PFB) unites millions of Americans, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. Our mission is to get more people on bikes more often and make biking better for everyone. Nationwide, PeopleForBikes represents 290 supplier members, more than 1,000 Ride Spot retailer members and nearly 1.4 million individual supporters. PeopleForBikes has a Coalition that is the U.S. bicycle industry’s trade association and a Foundation that supports and promotes bicycling’s benefits and backs crucial bike infrastructure projects and programs.
PeopleForBikes is looking for someone to plan and execute our nonprofit’s efforts to make the U.S. the best bicycling nation in the world by helping build better bike infrastructure in specific communities nationwide. The successful candidate will focus on the power of building connected bike networks, reducing barriers to bicycling and working within a larger mobility and active transportation context.
We’re looking for a leader that can join our team, audit our programs, collaborate with stakeholders and use their experience to help us create the next generation of impactful city programs. Our past successes include the Big Jump, Green Lane Project, Final Mile and City Ratings programs. All ideas for the future are on the table — incubators, pilot projects, startups, key initiatives or ballot campaigns, policy changes, training, etc.
This position is part of an elite team working to make America the best place to ride a bike while building on best practices learned from around the world. An entrepreneurial or start-up mentality is key to creating these exciting, new, and highly collaborative programs.
We are using this position and the hiring process to gain clarity around our local programming and leadership needs. Depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications, the title and responsibilities may evolve to include providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership for other existing local innovation programs including youth programming, Better Bike Share Partnership, and City Ratings.
Compensation and Benefits
This “at-will” position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience — a range of $85,000 - $140,000 — that will be determined depending on the final title and experience of the hire. PeopleForBikes offers an excellent and comprehensive benefits package. This includes paid health insurance for employees, a generous paid-time-off (PTO) policy including 22 days plus federal holidays, paid parental leave, a flexible work schedule including work from home options and optional participation in a deferred compensation retirement plan with immediate vesting of the competitive employer match. In addition, we provide long-term disability insurance, a cell phone plan and a laptop computer along with other benefits.
At PeopleForBikes, our agreed-upon set of team norms are what drives us to do our best every day that we show up to work. Our core purpose is to make life great, and our core values are to put others first, include everyone and it can always be better. We’ll talk more in the interview process about what these mean, but for now, know that we continually strive to build and strengthen our team, we work together effectively to serve our mission and we have fun. Beyond that, we’re casual, we work flexibly with some remote work allowed and we love dogs. You don’t have to be an amazing bike rider to work here — what matters to us is a desire to work alongside passionate people improving the world through bikes (and hopefully you love bikes too).
Due to volume, we will not respond to telephone or in-person inquiries. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position is available immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit PeopleForBikes.org for general information and organizational background.
Our work to create safer, more comfortable and accessible places to ride for everyone starts with us. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring a diverse workforce and will consider alternative ways in which an applicant may have gained the required qualifications outside of traditional pathways.
We are working to ensure our staff reflects the backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of the communities we serve. Employing a diverse staff enables us to better serve diverse communities and build an empowering, collaborative and innovative work culture. We strive to create an inclusive work environment where employees from all backgrounds and communities feel welcomed, valued, respected and received. Please see more about our efforts externally and internally at Peopleforbikes.org/careers.
We believe that no matter who you are, where you're from or why you ride, everyone can find joy on a bicycle. When you work at PeopleForBikes, you help us do the same.