Community Engagement Lead - Vancouver

The BC Cycling Coalition is excited to offer two positions this summer which will play a significant role in our activities and outreach efforts on provincial and local cycling, walking and complete issues and opportunities in Vancouver focusing on Main Street and Commercial Drive. As well, the job will involve assisting with Kids on Wheels zones, giving 3 to 5 year olds the opportunity to try balance bikes at events. Applicants must be eligible for Canada Summer Jobs. See Qualifications below for more details.

The Community Engagement Leads will be front runners in engaging with community members and communicating the work that the BC Cycling Coalition and Streets For Everyone are undertaking. There will also be opportunities to meet and work with local, provincial and national active transportation experts.

This position gives opportunity two waves of opportunity: working in a creative co-working office with secure indoor bike parking in East Vancouver learning and applying research and planning skills and working outside in the community, where change and action really take place.

Duration: 9 weeks starting June 12th

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

Compensation: $14.00 per hour

Positions available: 2

Location: Vancouver, BC

Main role

  • Engage with a wide audience in conversations about cycling & walking safety, infrastructure and design.

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

  • Articulate the BC Cycling Coalition’s various activities and objectives to individuals, business owners, and stakeholders

  • Assisting with Kids on Wheels zones at events and perhaps Kids on Wheels sessions at preschools

Tasks and Responsibilities

Research and Planning

  • Plan outreach at community events including Commercial Drive and Main Street Car Free Days - recommend events, and logistics

  • Research and help design survey(s)

  • Compile and produce report on survey results

  • 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 active transportation 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. 

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

Coordination and Logistics

  • Plan, organize, and prepare materials required for outreach at events (print flyers, survey and sign-up sheets)

  • Coordinate the logistics for supplies and materials needed at outreach events

  • Help coordinate and correspond with volunteers 

Partnerships

  • Help build relationships with businesses

  • Work in collaboration with Streets For Everyone and other organizations at events

Qualifications

Applicants must have been a student in 2016/2017, and intend to be in school on a full-time basis in the next school year, 2018/2019, 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 evenings and weekends.

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 walking. Existing knowledge of the cycling community, and cycling policies and best practices an asset
  • Reliable, and committed to creating positive change
  • Ability to work with others and comfortable working independently
  • Experience with a CRMs is a bonus. We use NationBuilder.
  • Experience working with young children an asset.
  • Experience cycling in Vancouver and having access to a bicycle an asset but not required
  • Fluency in other languages an asset but not required

Terms

This position will extend over 9 weeks beginning on June 12h, with some flexibility to extend the position if a vacation week is required within the specified 9 week period. Both positions are 30 hours a week, with required availability on select evening and weekends.

The Community Engagement Leads must have a cell phone and a laptop computer that can be used for BCCC work. 

Compensation: $14.00 per hour (30 hours a week for 9 weeks), required standard employee benefits.

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 June 4, 2017.

Interviews will be held on June 5th and 6th.

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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