U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator

Adventure Cycling Association seeks an energetic and detail-oriented project manager to help Adventure Cycling achieve our objectives to implement U.S. Bicycle Routes and improve bicycle travel conditions in North America. This is an opportunity for a team player to combine their project management skills with a passion for bicycling and bike travel, while working in an open, friendly environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator will manage the development of an officially recognized bicycle route network, called the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). Key duties include:

  • Assisting with the development and coordination of a strategic plan for designating, mapping and signing existing and future routes in the USBRS;
  • Developing and executing an annual work plan for meeting strategic goals and outcomes;
  • Building public awareness of the USBRS through social media, traditional media, and other marketing/promotion strategies;
  • Traveling, attending, and presenting at conferences and meetings;
  • Tracking contacts and progress;
  • Developing and strengthening  relationships with state Departments of Transportation, tourism agencies, and USBRS partners & volunteers;
  • Assisting with the development of USBRS route maps (print and digital), coordinating sign funding, and sign plans;
  • Training volunteers and partners and conducting web and in-person meetings;
  • Organizing and developing web and print content and resources;
  • Assisting with grant reports and the annual USBRS fundraising campaign;
  • Researching and compiling material related to implementation of the USBRS;
  • Documenting bicycle route conditions and promoting bicycle travel benefits.

Other duties include: assisting with national advocacy efforts, working collaboratively with Adventure Cycling’s Routes and Mapping department, assisting with departmental budgeting and other administrative duties.

For this position, knowledge of transportation practices and interest in marketing and the tourism industry are a plus. Strong written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills are a must, as is enthusiasm for cycling and bicycle travel. This position reports to the Director of Travel Initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working with partners and/or in a non-profit environment
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel and database entry and reports
  • Experience using social media (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Excellent organization, follow-through, and time management skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical information, procedures, or governmental regulations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Facilitation and meeting management experience
  • Attention to detail but forward-looking and outcome-oriented
  • Some professional experience in government, transportation, tourism, or active travel-related field is desirable

S/he should have the ability to meet deadlines under pressure and work well with others for great outcomes. Avid enjoyment of outdoor recreation, especially bicycling, a plus.

Education and Experience

Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university in transportation planning, business, tourism or related field. Ideally, at least four years of professional program management experience working in a non-profit or government agency.

Compensation and Workplace

The position will be competitively compensated in the Northern Rockies region, with potential for growth. Excellent benefits including paid time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, a yearly bike respite, full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with a friendly and committed staff. Adventure Cycling is an equal opportunity employer. Adventure Cycling has been named one of the best places to work in the by Outside Magazine.

Application

Please submit a resume and cover letter through Submittable or by mail: Adventure Cycling, c/o Ginny Sullivan, Director of Travel Initiatives, P.O. Box 8308, Missoula, MT 59807. Application deadline: the position is open until filled. We will begin reviewing resumes and requesting interviews on June 1, 2017.

About Adventure Cycling Association

Adventure Cycling's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling was founded in 1974 and is the largest bicycling membership organization in North America, with more than 53,000 members. Our work includes producing the best bicycling routes and maps in North America, publishing Adventure Cyclist (one of the top cycling magazines anywhere), managing more than 100 bicycle tours and leadership trainings, and promoting more bike facilities and better bike travel conditions through advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. For more information, go to www.adventurecycling.org.

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