Safety Manager

Position: Safety Manager
Start Date: January 15, 2022
Position open until filled
Salary: $45,000
Reports to: Director of Advocacy

Position overview: Adventure Cycling Association seeks an organized, collaborative person with excellent communication and project management skills to fill the role of Safety Manager. The successful candidate will be an excellent project manager, empathetic team member, and strategic thinker. This role is positioned within Adventure Cycling’s Advocacy Department.

About ACA:

As the largest nonprofit cycling organization in the country, Adventure Cycling has an impactful voice in policies and programs that advance the safety and accessibility of cycling. ACA serves through its members and the bike travel community. Our cycling community encourages and supports countless cyclists each year as they explore the beauty and history of America while tending to their mental and physical well-being. For nearly half a century, Adventure Cycling has created life-changing experiences that deepen appreciation for our country’s diverse cultures, communities, landscapes, and people.. ACA headquarters are based in Missoula, MT, and we acknowledge and honor the Indigenous peoples who consider this land their home. The area’s natural abundance was stewarded by many peoples including the Blackfeet, Crow, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Kootenai, Pend d’Oreilles and Salish for millennia before colonization, and continues to be to this day.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Staff and Board of Directors of Adventure Cycling Association believes in the power of bicycle travel to open minds and change the way the world explores. We envision a future where this organization draws staff, tour leaders, members, board members, and riders from the whole of our society. For this to occur, bicycle travel has to be available for everyone.

We are committed to listening to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized peoples and understanding the systems contributing to oppression while also working to provide more resources and support for these communities. The Adventure Cycling Association acknowledges its place in this power dynamic. As an organization we have benefitted from white privilege omnipresent in the United States and must use our power to hire, support, empower, and create safe spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and Femme/Trans/Women communities.

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a team member with strong collaboration and project management skills to support Adventure Cycling’s focus on safety.

  • Develop safety strategy that supports Adventure Cycling’s mission and key priorities
  • Coordinate with USBRS Program Manager and Director of Advocacy to develop strategy for working with Departments of Transportation to make Adventure Cycling Routes and U.S. Bicycle Routes safer
  • Lead crisis management response within the organization in the case of a major crash or fatality along an Adventure Cycling Route
  • Coordinate with the Routes Department on safety concerns along Adventure Cycling routes
  • Project manage the Route Conditions Mapping Tool (RCMT - a tool for mapping road conditions and potential risk along Adventure Cycling and U.S. Bicycle Routes)
  • Establish and lead an advisory committee for RCMT
  • Manage volunteers for RCMT

Required Qualifications:

  • Understanding and willingness to engage with issues of institutional and structural racism or bias and their impacts on our organization and community
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and to learn and respect differences of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, ability, religion and socio-economic circumstances and class
  • Strong track record leading and managing projects, including cross-departmental, utilizing project management strategies and tools
  • High-level understanding of GIS processes including spatial and statistical analyses
  • Good at presenting technical information to both technical and lay audiences
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Empathetic, good at difficult conversations
  • Ability to listen and take feedback
  • History and success in working independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with government agencies, including but not limited to departments of transportation.
  • Experience managing contractors
  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Background working in the fields of bicycle advocacy, mobility justice, or Vision Zero
  • Inquisitive, curious
  • Successful partnership building experience
  • Experience working with people different from yourself
  • Experience managing new big projects with a lot of unknowns
  • Working understanding of GIS
  • Experience in statistical modeling

Compensation, Schedule and Benefits:

This is a full time, exempt position (average 40 hrs/week, Monday - Friday). Adventure Cycling’s headquarters is located in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana, but the Advocacy Team is remote. Position may be in Missoula or remote. Benefits include paid time off, holidays, an additional fully paid one-week bike vacation (a.k.a. “bike respite”), medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with plenty of bike racks! Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to – Safety Manager. Application window will close at midnight MST January 15, 2022. Please answer the following question in the last paragraph of your cover letter: “Describe why inclusive and accessible opportunities in the outdoors are important to you?”

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