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Development Coordinator
12/29/2016
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Development Coordinator

12/29/2016
Job Description

The Development Coordinator primarily leads the organization’s strategic efforts to obtain financial and other support to sustain its work. S/he helps formulate and implement strategies to build Trips for Kids’ assets and meet the organization’s annual fundraising objectives.

The position secondarily provides proactive outreach to maintain and grow TFK’s supporters, volunteer capacity, events and agency relationships.

This full time position reports to the TFK Executive Director and works closely with the Board, staff and TFK supporters to meet revenue generation goals. The Development Coordinator coordinates directly with our program staff, volunteers and community partners to ensure high quality volunteer and partnership experiences.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Fundraising & Donor Development (60%)

• Lead TFK’s fundraising development efforts across a variety of platforms.
• Implement activities to fulfill TFK’s annual fundraising goals of the Development Plan.
• Oversee and expand a diverse and sustainable TFK Major Donor program, working with an integrated team that includes the Executive Director, Board, staff, and TFK supporters to:
      • Strategize to increase level and diversity of donations
      • Cultivate increased giving from current donors
      • Identify, track, and solicit new donors
      • Build and maintain relationships with donors
      • Manage cultivation, acknowledgement and retention activities
      • Help build Board capacity to fundraise
• Increase web-based and social media giving.
• Create and manage annual fundraising appeals.
• Work closely with TFK communications staff to integrate development into TFK’s Bay Area and national promotions, and enhance the clarity and consistency of our messaging in online communications and all outbound materials.
• Manage major fundraising events.
• Take ownership of all Salesforce development data and provide regular reporting:
      • Measure and track progress against fundraising goals
      • Accurate and timely reporting of donor campaign and event fundraising
      • Bi-monthly progress reports for TFK Board
      • End-of-year funding reports for Form 990 and Annual Report

Volunteer Coordination (20%)

• Volunteer interest inquiry processing, calls, activity scheduling, confirmations, follow up
• Program volunteer needs coordination with program staff
• Volunteers recruitment, scheduling and support
• Community Service Volunteers liaison
• On-site volunteer oversight

Event Coordination (10%)

• Event participation registration
• Partner collaboration coordination
• Logistics and tabling supplies coord
• In-kind donations solicitation assistance and data entry
• Event volunteers recruitment, scheduling and support

Agency Outreach (10%)

• Agency re-activation outreach for Trail Rides program
• New agency research and outreach for Trail Rides and Mobile Workshops growth

Required Skills

• 2-3 years of volunteer management or sales experience
• Development experience a big plus
• Exceptional database management and attention to detail
• Professional phone etiquette and friendly demeanor
• Familiarity with Google Calendar, Microsoft Office programs and database management
• The ideal candidate will be service oriented, highly organized, results driven, and love working with people.

TO APPLY

The position is full time with competitive benefits package, located in TFK’s office at 610 Fourth Street, San Rafael. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to:

Kim Baenisch, Trips for Kids Executive Director, at kim@tripsforkids.org.

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Re-Cyclery Bike Shop Mechanic
01/25/2017
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Re-Cyclery Bike Shop Mechanic

01/25/2017
Job Description

Trips for Kids has an immediate opening for a full-time bike mechanic to join our team at the San Rafael Re-Cyclery Bike Shop!

Are you a bike enthusiast with stellar mechanical skills? Do you enjoy working with fun, supportive, positive people? Does the idea of working in a retail bike shop that positively impacts the community and directly helps get more kids on bikes sound great to you? If variety brings spice to your life, versatility is your middle name and you answered yes to all of the above questions – then this could be the job for you and we would LOVE to chat!

TFK bike mechanics play a very important role in the Re-Cyclery bike shop, and our team. We are seeking qualified candidates with exceptional mechanical skills to refurbish used bikes, support our sales, be a bike and parts resource to our varied customer base and help maintain the order and selection of our merchandise.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Re-condition donated bikes and parts to safe, saleable condition
  • Merchandize bikes, parts and accessories to maximize presentation, accessibility and sales
  • Assist customers in finding appropriate bikes, parts, gear and accessories
  • Process donated items (sorting, pricing, tax deduction receipts)
  • Identify and strip bikes to be junked or salvaged for parts (not an easy task)
  • Maintain all work and display areas to be organized, clean and safe to access
  • Must be friendly, approachable, and  customer oriented
  • Possesses knowledge of bicycle components (know what is compatible & what is not, etc.)
  • Able to multitask on multiple levels
  • Any additional tasks that insure excellent customer service and outstanding value

 

Bike Shop Mechanics report to the Re-Cyclery Shop Manager and work as a team to meet Trips for Kid’s annual shop revenue generation goals.

 

Hours and Pay:

The bike mechanic is a full-time, 40 hours/week position with competitive pay and benefits. A typical work day is from 10 AM to 6 PM during the week and 9 AM to 4 or 5 PM on the weekend.

How to Apply:

Please submit a detailed cover letter that explains your relevant experience for this position, a resume, and 2-3 work references to the Re-Cyclery Shop Manager at brian@tripsforkids.org.  Include “Bike Shop Mechanic” in the subject of your email.  No phone calls.

Required Skills
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Re-Cyclery Sales / Customer Service
01/31/2017
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Re-Cyclery Sales / Customer Service

01/31/2017
Job Description

Trips for Kids has an immediate opening for a part-time sales / customer service position!

Trips for Kids is seeking a professional, enthusiastic and friendly individual with exceptional customer service skills and a positive attitude to join our Re-Cyclery team in San Rafael. We are looking for a candidate with the right attitude and character traits rather than the candidate with the most experience. While prior bike retail experience is not mandatory, candidate must be willing and excited to learn about bicycles, cycling accessories, and cycling culture.

The sales and customer service role engages with TFK’s diverse customer base on a daily basis. This position is ideal for someone who loves sales, learns quickly, enjoys developing solutions from a wide variety of options, works tactfully and professionally with all customers, and wants to help people new to bicycling.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Deliver professional, accessible, and helpful service to a diverse customer base
  • Provide engaging, upbeat customer interaction
  • Complete assignments and projects to meet our high quality standards
  • Assist in the shop’s daily operations, including inventory management, restocking, cleaning, organizing and merchandising
  • Share product knowledge and enthusiasm for bikes with customers
  • Direct customers through entire sales process
  • Build and maintain relationships with customers
  • Complete daily housekeeping and admin tasks
Required Skills
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service, strong interpersonal skills, and a friendly outgoing attitude
  • Desire to become a “product expert,” knowledgeable about our bikes and unique, quality accessories
  • Self-directed, energetic, flexible, personable with a good eye for detail and strong follow through
  • Ability to communicate professionally with customers and coworkers. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and experience with differing styles of bicycles and bicycle accessories
  • Strong sales skills
  • Friendly and positive attitude
  • Able to multi-task and problem solve
  • Excited to support and engage with our social mission
  • Capable of safely lifting and carrying 40lbs on a regular basis

 

Hours and Pay:

The sales and customer service position is part-time with competitive pay and benefits and potential to grow into full-time depending on performance.

How to Apply:

Please submit a detailed cover letter that explains your relevant experience for this position, a resume, and 2-3 work references to the Re-Cyclery Shop Manager at brian@tripsforkids.org.  Include “Bike Shop Sales” in the subject of your email. No phone calls.

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