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Earn-a-Bike Program Manager
07/17/2017
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Earn-a-Bike Program Manager

07/17/2017
Job Description

Trips for Kids, a nationally known non-profit, has a job opening in San Rafael, CA! We are looking for a new Earn-a-Bike Program Manager to be a part of our team that’s been transforming the lives of underserved youth through biking programs for 29 years.

ABOUT TRIPS FOR KIDS

Trips for Kids™ mission is to provide transformative cycling experiences for underserved youth. Our programs aim to build self-esteem, inspire healthy lifestyles and instill environmental values through mountain bike rides, mechanical skills training, and environmental education.

Our Marin chapter in San Rafael, CA, was founded in 1988 and primarily serves underserved youth throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, working with over 400 local agencies and organizations. Our most popular offerings are our Trail Rides, which are supplemented by our Earn-a-Bike and Mobile Bike workshops, and the Re-Cyclery Bike Shop.

Trips for Kids Marin is also the headquarters for our national chapter network and has been the model on which over 70 chapters nationwide have been based since 1994. Our chapters have been continuously providing lessons in self-confidence, environmental awareness, and healthy habits to tens of thousands of youth through the simple act of having fun on bicycles.

THE POSITION

Our Earn-a-Bike program provides Marin County youth with complete hands-on lessons in bike mechanics and bike safety as after-school and summer programming. We offer a free 8-week introduction to bicycle mechanics course using the Park Tool School curriculum. Upon successful completion of the course, the kids earn their own bicycle, helmet, and Certificate of Completion. Intermediate and Advanced bike mechanic curriculums are taught as well, depending on seasonal youth availability through agency partnerships. We also teach lifetime skills of confidence, respect, leadership, cooperation, accountability, and team work through our community bike shop and outdoor bicycling and environmental activities.

The Program Manager is the lead instructor for this program and implements standardized mechanical curriculum, develops dynamic lessons for reinforcing the practical skills, manages all programmatic logistics, rides/activities and the community bike shop, and teaches life skills to the youth. This position requires bicycle mechanic expertise and as well as experience mentoring youth. Interested candidates must exhibit an outgoing personality, great patience, and enjoy taking ownership of their programmatic responsibilities. Being bilingual in Spanish is not a prerequisite, but would be a particularly useful skill to communicate with the predominantly Hispanic, Canal community youth.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee all aspects of the program:

  • classes and projects
  • rides and activities
  • monthly stats and reports
  • ensuring safety at all times
  • managing support staff and volunteers
  • develop and implement curriculum

 

Administer required forms/reports for each program component:

  • youth: daily attendance, permission forms, med forms, off-site activity form
  • program stats: monthly participant stats, written report
  • bike shop: cash out, bike sales forms

 

Maintain bike shop:

  • keep shop and training areas clean, organized and safe
  • order program tools, parts, and equipment as needed
  • manage ongoing garbage and recycling disposal
  • notify Marin Program Director of required facility repairs/upgrades

 

Community outreach for new EAB participants:

  • build relationships with other community youths programs
  • provide public presentations to encourage participation and funding support
  • conduct classes on and off site for other youth programs

 

Additional responsibilities required to ensure the success and safety of the program

Required Skills
  1. Strong teaching, mentoring, communication and organization skills
  2. Experience working with youth and parents/guardians
  3. Expertise with bicycle riding and mechanical operations
  4. Experience developing curriculum and providing instruction
  5. Ability to create and maintain a positive and supportive environment for youth to grow and learn within
  6. Ability to maintain safety and security standards for the youth and training facility
  7. Ability to manage basic program administration
  8. Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)
  9. Good writing skills
  10. Multicultural understanding and appreciation

 

TO APPLY

The Program Manager is a part-time position (20 hours/week) located in TFK’s San Rafael, Canal community facility. Compensation depending on experience. Other part-time roles within Trips for Kids programs might be available to qualifying candidates, to provide full-time employment and benefits.

Provide resume and cover letter to Andy Phelps at aphelps@tripsforkids.org, Trips for Kids Marin Program Director. No phone calls will be accepted.

Learn more about TFK here: www.tripsforkidsmarin.org and as seen on CNN Heroes: http://cnn.it/1zhlrSa

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Re-Cyclery Sales / Customer Service
07/01/2017
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Re-Cyclery Sales / Customer Service

07/01/2017
Job Description

4Trips 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, the 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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Re-Cyclery Bike Shop Mechanic
07/01/2017
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Re-Cyclery Bike Shop Mechanic

07/01/2017
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
  • Merchandise 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 ensure 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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