Job Posting – Project Coordinator for Centennial Neighbourhood Bike Program

Work with a team on a groundbreaking, large scale, pilot project that proposes to directly transform the lives of 380 people through access to quality bicycle ownership, and many more through workshops and skill sharing, easing the appropriation of the bicycle as transportation. 

Through the combined efforts of Winnipeg Trails’ Indigenous-led Healing Trails program, the widely recognized Plain Bicycle Project and the firmly established and far-reaching Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM), we intend to directly meet the short term transportation needs of the equivalent of 8 full transit buses through the power of the bicycle. 

This project will offer bicycles, locks and lessons – in exchange for skill and knowledge sharing –  with a deliberate focus on underserved populations, especially racialized people, women, newcomers to Canada, and Indigenous people. Participants will be recruited through community and stakeholder outreach and a transport needs analysis survey will be required of participants. Data collected will be used to catalyze efforts towards an equitable urban transportation system. Consideration is included for the technical bicycle requirements of anyone differently-abled or those transporting younger children. 

The successful candidate for this position will assist in the following tasks.

Tasks:

  • Manage participant inquiries and coordinate participant engagement in community projects
  • Organize and manage bicycle lessons and skill building workshops 
  • Assist in program development and planning
  • Work with community and partners to organize a bike hub and parking facilities
  • Assist with surveying 200+ individuals to determine their transportation needs and assess the type of bicycle they require and their vulnerability in the post-pandemic mobility crisis
  • Collect and track program data in order to demonstrate the impact of the project
  • Manage public relations

Experience:

  • Well-connected member of the newcomer community in the centennial neighbourhood
  • Related education is an asset
  • Experience in community outreach and project management is an asset.
  • Experience working in Canada or on bicycle-related projects is NOT required.

Specific Skills:

  • Understand the project and launch into work with urgency
  • Passion for access to mobility and the power of the bicycle as transportation
  • Have knowledge of the challenges and opportunities for newcomers to Canada
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Good organization of project files, survey data, and other information; database and record keeping experience is an asset
  • Report-writing experience
  • Media savvy with professional email, phone, web, and media etiquette
  • Ability to meaningfully engage more than 200 people
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, adaptive environment 

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative; Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Self-disciplined, Reliable, Creative, Strategic, Positive
  • All ages and abilities are very welcome to apply. Personal supports are available for the right applicant with mobility needs or those who may be changing careers later in life.

Languages

  • Functional written and verbal English
  • Speaking multiple languages is an asset (specifically Cree, Ojibwe, Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya or Amharic)

Term

  • This position starts as early as March 22 and runs for 12 weeks at approximately 30 hours/week $17/hour with the potential to extend the contract pending funding. 
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends as required to achieve project outcomes.
  • Multiple positions may be available, if you and a friend would like to work on this as a team, please encourage them to apply.

Application

Send resume and letter of interest by email to [email protected] by March 20. Use the subject “BIKE PROJECT COORDINATOR APPLICATION”. 

In your letter of interest, please tell us a little bit about yourself and what excites you and why you are interested. We look forward to hearing from you.

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