Community Engagement Lead -Two Summer Positions

The BC Cycling Coalition is excited to offer two positions this summer which will play a large role in expanding their activities and outreach efforts in the Lower Mainland. Applicants must be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs. See Qualifications below for more details.

The Community Engagement Leads will be front runners in communicating the work that the BCCC is doing, and building relationships with community members. Public events to attend include Car Free Days and Bike to Shop Day (HUB). Applicants should ensure availability for work June 18th and August 13th for these two events.

Duration: 10 weeks, June 6th - August 15th

Schedule: 30 hours per week - some evenings and weekends required

Compensation: $13.25 per hour

Positions available: 2

Location: Vancouver, BC

Main role

  • Conduct outreach activities at 5 major events this summer in Vancouver, and bi-weekly on-street outreach  

  • Engage with a wide audience in conversations about active transportation, city design, and complete streets

  • Articulate the BCCC’s various activities and objectives to individuals, business owners, and stakeholders

Tasks and Responsibilities

Coordination and Logistics

  • Plan, organize, and prepare materials required for outreach at events. Ex. print flyers and sign-up sheets

  • Coordinate the logistics for tents and street furniture needed at outreach events

  • Help coordinate and correspond with volunteers 

  • Co-lead delivery of equipment, and the set-up/take-down of displays

Fundraising and partnerships

  • Build partnerships with businesses in the Streets for Everyone active communities

  • Work in collaboration with HUB Cycling on a one-day cycling event in one or two Streets for Everyone communities

  • Work with the Kids of Wheels founder to incorporate programming into outreach activities where possible

Research and Planning

  • Plan outreach at three additional events between June 15th and August 15th - recommend events, and logistics

  • Data Entry of new leads into NationBuilder using systematized tagging, and updating database with all outreach activities

  • Assistance with planning documentation, tracking and reporting

  • Collaborate developing recommendations for complete streets policy based on gathered community input 

Outreach

  • On-street outreach in high traffic public spaces will be conducted with the hours not needed for the main events. We predict this being bi-weekly outreach of approximately 4 hours.

  • Engage in conversations with the general public, business owners, and potential partners

Qualifications

Applicants must have been a student in 2015/2016, and intend to be in school on a full-time basis in the next school year, 2016/2017, to qualify for this position.

Applicants must be between the age of 15 and 30 at the start of employment.

*This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs government program, and therefore applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada, or be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in BC.

Availability for outreach activities and meetings, including some evenings and weekends. Monthly evening Streets for Everyone meetings amount to 3-6 evenings within the 10 week position.

Skills and Experience

  • Enthusiastic. Loves talking to people. Excellent interpersonal skills. Approachable. Good listener.

  • Experience with volunteer coordination

  • Willingness to ask for other’s opinions about active transportation and infrastructure.

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about cycling and/or complete streets. Existing knowledge of the cycling community, and provincial politics an asset

  • Reliable, and committed to creating positive change

  • Ability to work with others and comfortable working independently

  • Ability to travel to public events at various locations as needed around Metro Vancouver
  • Streets for Everyone will be working in areas of Mount Pleasant, Strathcona, Commercial Drive and the Downtown East Side this summer. Familiarity with these communities will be considered an asset.

  • Experience with a CRMs is a bonus. We use NationBuilder.

Terms

This position will extend over 10 weeks. It begins on June 6th and ends on August 15th, with some flexibility to extend the position into the end of August if a vacation week is required within the specified 10 week period. Both positions are 30 hours a week, with required availability on select evening and weekends.

Compensation: $13.25 per hour (30 hours a week for 10 weeks)

How to apply

Please forward your resume and a short cover letter explaining what excites you about this position to richard.campbell@bccc.bc.ca with "Community Engagement Lead" in the Subject. The deadline is midnight May 29, 2016.

Interviews will be held between May 30th and June 2nd.

We thank all applicants for your interest, however only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. We are looking to hire two individuals for this role.

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