Events Coordinator

Job Description

About the Organization

London Cycle Link is a member supported non-profit dedicated to helping Londoners ride more. Through education, advocacy and community-building efforts we envision a healthy, vibrant London where it’s safe and convenient for everyone to cycle. We host events, teach cycling skills, launch campaigns and operate the Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op to achieve our impact.

The Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op is a DIY community bike shop providing Londoners with an accessible environment where they can learn about bicycle maintenance and cycling as a safe and sustainable means of transportation. We seek to be a hub and source of support connecting all Londoners with the resources they need to become confident, competent cyclists. For more details on our programs and services, please visit londoncyclelink.ca.

About the Role

Working with staff and volunteers at London Cycle Link, the Event Coordinator will develop, implement, and support cycling events that promote cycling and foster community-building. This person will be responsible for creating a communication & promotional plan, developing promotional material for social and traditional media; recruiting, and coordinating volunteers; and assisting in the design, logistics and delivery of cycling events.

A focus of the position will be to capture photos and videos from the events to document the events and create content for future use. The Events Coordinator will support the Executive Director with other administrative tasks such as responding to public inquiries, screening volunteer applications, tracking attendance and participation at events and sharing and responding to social media comments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other staff to plan neighbourhood-focused events that encourage cycling

  • Collaborate with other staff to deliver workshops, bike rides and other events (in-person and online)

  • Capture photos/ videos/ stories to be shared on social media and newsletters

Qualifications

  • You enjoy working with people from all walks of life, all backgrounds, and all ability levels

  • You have strong interpersonal skills

  • You can work both independently and with a small team

  • You are confident and efficient using computer programs including Google mail, calendar, sheets & docs.

  • You are able, or willing to learn how, to perform basic bicycle safety checks to ensure participant’s bicycles are in working order and will confidently provide safety instructions to all participants

Bonus Points

  • Experience working for or volunteering with a non-profit organization

  • Experience with bike shops, either as a volunteer or staff member

  • A strong understanding of and commitment to anti-oppressive values and practices

  • Digital communication skills including social media, website, and videography

  • Knowledge/interest in cycling culture and cycling advocacy

Job Specifications

  • Compensation: $15.25 /hr (depending on experience)

  • Hours: 30 hours / week - some evening and weekend work required

  • All youth aged 15 to 30 years are eligible participants

  • Nine-week contract with anticipated start date July 6, 2021

  • Reports to: Executive Director

Please email your resume and cover letter as a single PDF document by June 22 to director@londoncyclelink.ca with the subject heading “Application: Summer Event Coordinator”. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

London Cycle Link actively seeks staff who reflect the diverse community we serve. Individuals typically underrepresented in the cycling industry are encouraged to apply (queer, trans people, people of colour, Indigenous people, women, people living with disabilities and/ or with mental health variations).

London Cycle Link is located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Lenaapeewak, and Attawandaron peoples. 

This job opportunity is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

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