Cascade Bicycle Club/WA Bikes - Executive Director

Seattle, Washington, United States | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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Cascade Bicycle Club (Cascade), is the nation’s largest statewide bicycle nonprofit with more than 10,000-members, and 50 years of history, serving bike riders of all ages and abilities throughout Washington state. Cascade teaches the joys of bicycling, advocates for safe places to ride, and produces community rides and events. Cascade’s signature programs include the Seattle-to-Portland Ride, advocacy for connected trail networks and on-street bike networks in Seattle and across the Puget Sound region, the Advocacy Leadership Institute, Free Group Rides, Adult Maintenance and Riding Classes, Let’s Go, and the Major Taylor Project. 

Washington Bikes (WA Bikes) - a 501(c)4 - grows bicycling across the state of Washington every day. WA Bikes advocates for bicyclists’ rights, endorses political candidates, and holds officials accountable at every level of government,working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel, and recreation. WA Bikes’ efforts increase funding to build and maintain bicycle facilities, provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities, and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. WA Bikes’ work and that of many partner organizations means more people biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008 according to the League of American Bicyclists.

For a detailed description of the organizations and their programs, please visit cascade.org and wabikes.org

Reporting to a fourteen (14) member Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) holds overall responsibility for Cascade and WA Bikes operations and organizational performance. In collaboration with staff, more specific areas of accountability include fundraising and financial performance and viability; budgeting and financial management; external relations; strategic planning; organizational development; board relations and governance; human resources; and staff leadership, management, and development.

Cascade/WA Bikes is forecasting $2.5M in revenue for 2021 and there are twenty-three (23) FT, ten+ (10+) PT and seasonal staff positions, plus contractors. In addition, Cascade/WA Bikes enjoy the on-going support and commitment from over 900 volunteers. The ED position presently has seven (7) direct reports: Events and Rides Community Director, Education Director, Policy Director, Director of Development & Partnerships, Communications and Marketing Director, Finance Director, and Technology Manager.

This position is full-time exempt. Employees are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19
pandemic. When it is safe to do so, the organization will resume operations out of its office in Magnuson
Park. Some weekend and evening work may be required. Typical weekly hours for this position are
50-60.

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary ranges from
$110,000 to $150,000 per annum together with a competitive benefits package.

This role will remain open until filled. Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis and initial interviews will begin by early late April. Priority deadline: May 21, 2021.

To be considered please submit a resume and cover letter (in a single Word or PDF document) addressed to the Search Committee.

You may direct questions or make referrals to Mr. Ed Rogan or Mrs. Amy Burton at Valtas Group. Ed can be reached at ed@valtasgroup.com or 206.697.8428 and Amy can be reached at amy@valtasgroup.com or 206.718.5122.

Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes are on a journey to becoming anti-racist organizations. We strongly encourage applications from people who have historically been underrepresented in the bicycle
industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work.Cascade and WA Bikes are an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. The organizations do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We strive to have a diverse board, staff, and volunteer base that is reflective of the communities we serve. This position is subject to reference checks and the completion of a background check. Cascade will consider qualified applicants for employment pursuant
to the Seattle Fair Chance Employment Ordinance and Washington State Fair Chance Act.