Fresh Cycles Specialist
Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (HLC)-Fresh Cycles Specialist
Part-time -10-15 hours/week (seasonal) Evening and weekend hours may be required as needed
Lee Barta Community Center, 108 Liberty Street, Binghamton, NY, 13901
Please send cover letter and resume to:
United Way of Broome County, Inc.
Finance PO Box 550
Binghamton, NY 13902
POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT
This position is responsible for providing support to the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Fresh Cycles Bike Program. Fresh Cycles, a program of the United Way of Broome County, is a Community Bike Shop located on Binghamton’s Northside, at the Lee Barta Community Center. Fresh Cycles works with neighborhood residents, youth riders, bicycle enthusiasts of all ages, and people who want to give back to our community through participating and volunteering in the program. The primary role of the HLC Fresh Cycles Specialist is to ensure the success of the three programs included in the Fresh Cycles initiative; Earn-A-Bike, Group Rides, and Open Shop.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure the program has a consistent inventory, especially of refurbished bikes
- Maintain an inventory of new and used parts, placing orders with distributors as needed, maintaining shop tools, and restocking as necessary
- Assess donated bikes to see if they are economically repairable
- Repair and refurbish bicycles
- In collaboration with the HLC Manager and the Senior Community, Initiatives Manager develop and implement a group ride program and/or activities related to bicycle safety and bicycle trails and routes in the local area Maintain a neat and organized workspace
- Perform quality control checks on bikes built by volunteers and ensure the safety of all bicycles being given out to community members
- Train Fresh Cycle volunteers
- Support the development of neighborhood buy-in for the Fresh Cycles initiative by meeting with residents, businesses, faith leaders, and other civic leaders in the target communities
- Support the development of neighborhood leadership by recruiting, training, and supporting residents from the target communities to serve as volunteers with Fresh Cycles
- Represent United Way at community events, forums, planning meetings, and workgroups as assigned by the Manager
- Coordinate the dissemination of information about Fresh Cycles activities, events, and impact
- Perform other duties as assigned to support the effective operation of HLC, Fresh Cycles, and United Way of Broome County
Education and Experience Required
Qualified candidates for the position will possess the following:
Education and Experience Required:
Preferred: 2 years of experience in bicycle maintenance and repair, program development, and/or community education
Essential Job Skills:
- Passionate about bicycling as an agent for positive change in communities
- Strong proficiency in bicycle mechanics, technology, and tools
- Ingenuity to solve a wide array of mechanical issues
- Experience working in a repair shop environment
- Patience and a positive attitude towards offering repair help to a variety of individuals
- Problem solving and decision-making skills include the ability to identify, analyze, organize, and solve problems in a timely and effective manner
- Interpersonal skills include the ability to appeal to reason, values, or emotion to generate enthusiasm for the work, commitment to task objectives, or compliance with orders and requests
- Ability to build leverage, and maintain mutually positive relationships which provide support for and add value to United Way, its programs, and the community
- Experience in Microsoft products including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Familiarity with other technology is helpful.Verbal and written communication skills to include the ability to present ideas clearly and concisely, engage others, and take into consideration the perspectives of others.Knowledge of the principles and practices of coordinating, planning, organizing, evaluating, and supervising group social and recreational activities.
- The ability to analyze community and group recreational needs to select and adapt programs to meet those needs and to procure the appropriate resources.
- Problem solving and decision making skills to include the ability to identify, analyze, organize, and solve problems in a timely and effective manner; and to use data and inputs from others to make sound decisions
- Interpersonal skills to include the ability to appeal to reason, values, or emotion to generate enthusiasm for the work, commitment to task objectives, or compliance with orders and requests. The ability to build, leverage, and maintain mutually positive relationships which provide support for—and add value to—United Way, its programs, and the community.
Sitting, Standing, Lifting, etc.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasional walking, riding or standing is required. Lifting and or moving objects up to 20 pounds. Operating machinery and/or power tools.