The following is a release from the Utah Bicycle Coalition.
Executive Director Wanted
The Utah Bicycle Coalition seeks a proven leader, entrepreneurial fundraiser, visionary manager, knowledgeable advocate, and a powerful communicator with a deep commitment to our mission to serve as executive director. The initial employment term will be for a period of four months. We anticipate compensation for this period to be $3,000 per month. Future compensation is dependent upon the success of the candidate in fundraising efforts.
Utah Bicycle Coalition Mission Statement
The mission of the Utah Bicycle Coalition is to promote and preserve the safety, opportunities, and responsibilities of cyclists and pedestrians through legislation, education, and facilities development.
- To work for good laws and legislation which promote safe cycling and walking.
- To participate in transportation planning and construction providing accommodations for safe cycling and walking.
- To educate cyclists and motorists about safe cycling, sharing the road, and obeying the law.
- To assist in the development, growth, and effectiveness of local cycling advocacy groups.
- To develop a network of safe cycling routes throughout Utah.
- To promote sustainable, healthy lifestyles.
- To support Utah’s cycling industry.
The Utah Bicycle Coalition advocates for increased bicycle use by promoting the bicycle as an everyday means of transportation and recreation. Cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, maintain good health, and travel around town.
There are risks to cycling that can be mitigated by educating both our fellow cyclists and motorists in how to properly share the road
Qualifications for Executive Director Position
· Commitment to the mission
Must have a deep personal commitment to Utah Bicycle Coalition’s mission and goals. An everyday bicyclist who is passionate about bicycling’s vital roles in transportation is strongly preferred. The executive director should be committed to long-term employment with Utah Bicycle Coalition (minimum three years).
Experience in fundraising for public interest or advocacy work from a diverse range of funding sources including private foundations, non-profit services, government services, individual donations, membership sales, and events. Fundraise to sustain the Executive Director position. Experience with writing and managing grants is preferred.