Education & Encouragement Coordinator, South County (Santa Barbara to Carpinteria and Santa Barbara to Goleta)

Education & Encouragement Coordinator, South County  

(Santa Barbara to Carpinteria and Santa Barbara to Goleta)  

The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition and Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (SBBIKE+COAST) is a  medium-sized non-profit which works throughout Santa Barbara County. Our mission is to promote walking,  bicycling, and public transit county-wide to create healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities. We oversee events, teach pedestrian and bicycle education, encourage active transportation, and advocate for safer streets. We operate three community-oriented resale, retail, and self-repair bicycle shops in Santa Maria and  Santa Barbara called Bici Centro.  

Job Summary 

This is an exciting opportunity to manage and grow bicycle and pedestrian education and encouragement programs in the Santa Barbara area for kindergarten to 12th-grade students. We are hiring for two Education &  Encouragement Coordinator positions: Santa Barbara to Goleta and Santa Barbara to Carpinteria. The primary focus of the Education & Encouragement Coordinator will be to work closely with local schools to grow an established educational pedestrian and bike safety program and to increase the number of students walking and biking to school. Essential tasks include maintaining and building relationships with school personnel and parents, developing and scheduling programs, overseeing encouragement campaigns, teaching classes,  transporting equipment, training instructors, keeping records, reports and providing follow-up communication.  

Successful candidates will possess strong skills in the following areas:  

Communication/Teaching: Ability to build relationships with students, teachers, parents, program partners, and co-workers; expert verbal, written communication, and listening skills; and friendliness and approachability.  

Organization: Excellent preparation, organization, time management, scheduling, and reporting skills.  Program Growth: Ability to grow the program in area schools and throughout the community by building relationships and a volunteer base.  

Location/Hours 

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) based out of our office in Santa Barbara, CA. Our offices are currently open following strict Covid-protocols.  

The position requires short-distance travel and some evening and weekend availability for special events and classes. 

Responsibilities  

Administration  

o Manage program budget and deliverables.  

o Maintain accurate records to track and report participation.  

o Produce reports.  

Logistics  

o Maintain inventory, upkeep, and transport bike trailer, fleets of bikes, loaner helmets, and other equipment.  

Coordination 

o Develop partnerships with school personnel and parents.  

o Schedule bicycle and pedestrian education and safety classes in schools and in the community.  o Organize activities that encourage more students to walk and bike to school.  

Education & Encouragement  

o Ensure well-organized, clearly communicated, fun educational and encouragement programs are delivered to participating schools.  

o Develop and implement programs that encourage more students to walk and bike to school.  o Teach pedestrian and bike safety lessons in a classroom environment.  

o Lead, teach, set up, and break down bicycle riding and handling skills and pedestrian safety courses on blacktop and local streets.  

o Develop informative or promotional materials including fliers, social media posts, and press releases.  

Program Growth  

o Mentor teachers, parents, and others to teach bicycle and pedestrian education and grow the program.  

o Oversee summer bike camps or other activities to encourage walking and riding.  o Develop creative ideas that will encourage more students to walk and bike to school.  

Preferred Skills 

Bachelor’s degree in related field or three years related experience.  

Proficiency in Spanish.  

Skilled at bicycling and bicycle maintenance (League of American Bicyclists Instructor certification preferred).  

Valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to drive a pickup truck with a trailer.  

Ability to manage (plan, organize and run) a school or community program to achieve program goals and objectives.  

Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.  

Ability to maintain accurate and timely records and manage a budget.  

Experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs (MS Office and Google  Workspace).  

Willingness to take on additional work functions as needed.  

Must pass annual background checks required to work with children.  

SBBIKE+COAST is an equal opportunity employer. Religion, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation,  race, or color do not affect hiring, promotion, development opportunities, pay, or benefits. SBBIKE+COAST  provides for fair treatment of employees based on merit. The company complies with all applicable federal, state,  and local labor laws. 

Compensation: $38,000-45,000 annually depending on experience. We offer paid time off for sick leave and vacation and a 401k investment plan. We currently do not offer health insurance but plan to offer it in the future. 

To apply, please submit the following to [email protected]. (Position open until filled.) 

Cover letter including job preference (Santa Barbara to Goleta or Santa Barbara to Carpinteria) and salary expectations.  

Resume highlighting relevant experience and qualifications.  

Supplemental material: Please provide examples of the following (they will be used to judge your  organizational, writing, and software skills – not your knowledge of our organization): 

1. An MS Word document written to a school principal about a program you wish to bring to the school. 

2. An MS Excel spreadsheet of an example program budget. (No more than five rows of data are  necessary.)

Bicycle Friendly Business

Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 92047
Santa Barbara CA 93190
(805) 845-8955
Tax ID: 77-0395986

Bici Centro Locations
Santa Barbara: 434 Olive St (805) 617-3255
Santa Maria: 310 Oak St (805) 623-5763
Santa Barbara City College: 721 Cliff Dr (east end of the bridge over Loma Alta Dr)