Membership & Volunteer Organizer
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) works to promote bicycling for everyday transportation. Our 5,800+member grassroots organization is considered one of the most active and effective advocacy groups in the city. The SFBC's work during the past decade has helped to double the number of people biking in San Francisco. We are now striving to increase the percentage of trips made by bike in the city to 10% by 2010. The SFBC's top strategies include: building a Citywide Bike Network, where people of any age, background, or skill level will feel safe and comfortable riding; educating motorists and bicyclists about the importance of sharing the road responsibly; increasing secure bike parking and access to transit; and promoting bicycling as a fun, healthy, and mainstream form of transportation.
We are looking for a highly motivated, talented individual to manage the Coalition's membership and volunteer programs, including the following: member recruitment and retainment, membership services, volunteer recruitment and management, and member communications.
The Membership & Volunteer Organizer will work closely with and report to the Development & Membership Director, and will work with a talented team of bicycle advocates on staff and Coalition volunteers.
The major work areas of the Membership & Volunteer Organizer position include the following:
1) Membership Recruitment & Retention
⇒ Implement strategies for annual membership recruitment and retention, including organizing mailings, phone banks, streetside outreach, prospect emails, and other event outreach.
⇒ Work with staff to integrate membership messages into SFBC's advocacy work.
⇒ Organize the SFBC's role in annual Bike to Work Day, and other major member acquisition events throughout the year.
2) Membership Services & Processing
⇒ Set and implement schedules for member mailings.
⇒ Respond to members' administrative requests.
⇒ Keep membership database up-to-date and useful.
3) Volunteer Recruitment & Management
⇒ Recruit, train, and manage day-to-day volunteers and interns with a priority on membership needs.
⇒Serve as leader in organizing volunteers for regular community outreach and key events for SFBC, including Bike to Work Day, local bike races, VeloSwap, Tour de Fat, Winterfest.
⇒ Set up, promote, and manage bi-weekly Volunteer nights, with an emphasis on membership and program priorities.
4) Member Communications
⇒ Coordinate with other staff to develop and send weekly members' Biker Bulletin.
⇒ Contribute to bi-monthly newsletter.
⇒ Manage creation and distribution of membership promotional materials, as needed.
⇒ Organize and maintain member communications for membership retainment
The right candidate for the SFBC's Membership & Volunteer Organizer position will:
- Be a creative and motivated self-starter
- Be capable of and enthused about working with a team
- Be highly organized
- Be able to handle multiple tasks at once
- Be goal-oriented
- Have strong written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrate passion for creating a better city
- Be familiar with bicycle issues
- Have membership and/or volunteer recruitment or grassroots organizing experience
- Be capable of motivating and managing numerous volunteers
- Be computer literate
- Possessing bilingual skills is a plus
This is a full-time, paid position
People of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit your resume and a letter of interest to Jodie Medeiros, SFBC Development & Membership Director, either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Membership & Volunteer Organizer search, or via mail to 995 Market St., Ste. 1550, SF, CA 94103.