Community Bike Shop Manager / Program Director
The Windsor Bike Kitchen is seeking a shop manager and program director to help us deliver on our vision of more people cycling for everyday transportation in Windsor-Essex. The successful candidate will have a passion for cycling, possess solid wrenching skills, and have a desire to connect community through outreach and the delivery of our cycling programs.
Title: Shop Manager / Program Director
Target Start: Negotiable, as able
Wage: $20/hr, generous health benefits, access to transportation
Hours: 30-40 hours per week; schedule is flexible.
Mission: The Windsor Bike Kitchen is an initiative of Bike Windsor Essex, a non-profit community cycling organization and resource centre dedicated to the promotion of cycling as an empowering, community-enriching, fun, environmentally sustainable, and active mode of transportation.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Create a welcoming space for our customers, staff, students and volunteers.
- Coach employees, students and customers to improve their skills and knowledge; run skills classes.
- Manage inventory, develop effective workflow and organization of bikes, tools and parts.
- Assess, refurbish, repair donated bikes, customer bikes, bike parts and components on a wide variety of bicycles.
- Manage Bike Rental program.
- Assist in marketing/promoting Bike Kitchen programs.
- Follow safety rules and procedures as set forth in the Bike Kitchen Terms of Reference.
- Achieve Can-Bike IV and Instructor Training (we will facilitate and fund this).
- Assist in coordination of off-site Children’s Bike Safety Rodeos and Camps and other community events to support and promote safe cycling.
- Assist in training summer students in Can-Bike IV.
- Lead our in-school Cycle Smart training (May and June).
- Support community slow bicycle rides.
OUR CANDIDATE IS:
- reliable, highly organized and flexible, works independently;
- committed to community development and education;
- a direct and tactful communicator;
- experienced in bike repair;
- a commuter cyclist, familiar with the Rules of the Road and is excited to become Can-Bike certified;
- Comfortable riding 10 – 20 kms with participants during slow group rides;
- experienced working with youth and volunteers;
- Available weekends, some evenings, and some holidays;
- empathetic, outgoing and adept at engaging with many different types of personalities in an inclusive environment.
Priority will be given to women and those experiencing barriers to employment including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and non-binary folks.
How to Apply
Email a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com.