Bike Cleveland seks Executive Director

December 16, 2011

Deadline: January 15, 2012

Bike Cleveland, a not-for-profit (501(c)(3) status pending) organization formed in September 2011, is seeking an inaugural Executive Director. Bike Cleveland builds livable communities by promoting all forms of cycling and advocating for the rights and equality of the cycling community

Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible implementing the vision of the organization as defined by the Board of Directors and the Mission, Principles, and Goals of Bike Cleveland ( This includes managing and implementing programs, policies and procedures, and services, providing leadership in the development of strategic initiatives, establishing productive relationships with external stakeholders, maintaining a supportive internal work environment, and serving as the principal spokesperson for Bike Cleveland. The Executive Director will be supervised by the President of the Board of Directors.

Core Responsibilities

• Develop and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with key external stakeholders at the local, state, and national level.
• Serve as fiscal officer and work with the Board and Audit Committee to ensure effective investment and management of Bike Cleveland funds and contracts.
• Work with the Board and Membership Committee to build membership, and assist and lead members, other organizations, and communities in advocacy efforts.
• Work with the Board and Events & Programming Committee to increase awareness of cycling and Bike Cleveland through organization-led public activities.
• Work with the Board and Advocacy Committee to communicate to the public and key stakeholders the opportunities and challenges facing the cycling community in Northeast Ohio and the issues impacting cycling at the state and national level.
• Work with the Board and Fund Development Committee to develop and implement a sustainable long-term revenue strategy that includes membership, grants, fundraisers, and revenue earned from organization-provided services.
• Ensure that Bike Cleveland’s operations are clearly communicated to stakeholders, members, and the general public through a comprehensive outreach strategy.
• Maintain a work environment which attracts, motivates, and supports employees and volunteers in the effective performance of their work toward meeting Bike Cleveland’s goals.

Qualifications and Skills

• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree (MBA, MNO or MPA) preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
• 3-5 years work experience in public or nonprofit sector.
• Project management and event experience.
• Experience in managing volunteers.
• Experience in communicating with the press.
• Knowledge and understanding of public sector related policies and procedures.
• Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and finance.
• Knowledge and understanding of current bicycle issues.
• Proven track record dealing with partnerships, collaboration and coalition building
• Professional judgment, discretion, maturity.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
• Must be available for night and weekend meetings and events

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and skills- includes competitive benefits package.
Closing: Applications must be received electronically by January 15, 2012.
Inquires: Please send a cover letter with resume and three current references electronically to Christopher Alvarado, Board President at and place “Executive Director Search” in subject line.

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