The BCCC is seeking an individual to lead and inspire our efforts to make B.C. a great place for people of all ages to cycle for transportation, recreation and tourism.
It is an exiting time to be involved with the BCCC. We are experiencing a time of rapid growth and opportunity due to increased public, business and government interest in cycling. As we develop and adopt programs to support cycling, we intend to leverage these opportunities to increase our advocacy efforts and capacity.
Our advocacy priorities as detailed in our comprehensive Cycling Strategy for BC include:
- Increasing Provincial and Federal funding for cycling infrastructure and education;
- Improving cycling facilities on provincial highways including wider shoulders & separated paths;
- Improving maintenance and hazard removal policies and practices on highways, roads and paths;
- Building public, political and business support for complete streets with all ages cycling facilities with our Streets for Everyone initiative; and
- Changing to the Motor Vehicle Act to make cycling safer and increase legal protection for cyclists.
In order to better engage individuals on cycling issues, we have recently adopted Nationbuilder to manage our website and supporter contact. We are also be training the board, volunteers and contractors on individual and business engagement and are in the process of recruiting Individual Engagement and Business Engagement Chairs to both build our supporter base and increase our fundraising activities.
This role includes:
- Chairing and coordinating the arrangement of 4 to 6 advocacy committee meeting teleconferences per year;
- Coordinating the liaison between the BCCC, member organizations and other groups on cycling issues and to help coordinate advocacy efforts;
- Recruiting members for the advocacy committee;
- Arranging meetings with decision makers;
- Chairing the advocacy session at BC Bikes, our annual conference; and
- Working with the Individual and Business Engagement Chairs to ensure that engagement efforts support and leverage advocacy efforts.
This is a volunteer position.
Experience and Skills
- A passion for making BC a better place for all ages and abilities cycling
- Knowledge of cycling issues and best practices in BC and elsewhere
- Experience with Nationbuilder or other similar tools
It is anticipated core duties of the Advocacy will require 10 to 15 hours per month .
It is expected that there will be four to six advocacy meetings per year plus the AGM.
There will also be an in-person all-day strategic planning meeting likely on a weekend.