Current Job Openings:
Bike Share Community Liaison
Bike sharing, which came to Philadelphia Spring 2015, represents an inexpensive, accessible, and healthy new form of public transportation. Philadelphia wants to ensure that bike sharing’s benefits are accessible to all Philadelphia citizens, but the experience of other US bike share systems shows that low-income residents (who could most benefit from cheaper transportation) use bike sharing at a disproportionately low rate. In response, the BCGP is managing a large-scale public outreach program to support the activation and use of bike share stations in low-income neighborhoods of Philadelphia, including holding community events and providing ongoing support to these communities.
Bike Share Ambassadors
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership. Philadelphia launched bike share on April 23 and the Better Bike Share Partnership is working to address various barriers to membership and ensure representation for all Philadelphians. Bike Share Ambassadors work to build relationships with community members and groups near bike share stations in various neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia, attend meetings and events, and guide community members through the sign-up process for bike share. The position pays a $1,000 stipend for up to five hours per week of work through the fall. There are three positions currently available.
We are always looking for talented, passionate people with skills in urban planning, community organizing, graphic design, filming and video editing, and political advocacy. We regularly have need of these skills in a volunteer capacity, if that interests you.
You do not need to be a hardcore bicyclist to work here – you just need to believe in the power of the bicycle as a transportation tool and a vehicle for positive community change. You also must believe that bicycles are for everyone, of all abilities, backgrounds, and needs. If that sounds like you, send your resume and a letter telling us about yourself to bike(at)bicyclecoalition.org.