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EBC is hiring: bicycle assembler

EBC is hiring a Bicycle Assembler. This position will help EBC provide bicycles to the public by building a steady supply of refurbished bikes for sale, maintaining and repairing EBC's rental bike fleet, and sharing knowledge and experience with EBC's volunteer mechanics. If you have strong bicycle mechanic skills, the ability to work independently, and a desire to support our non-profit in helping more people to ride bikes, please consider applying.

Application deadline is February 17, 2017. Please submit applications and inquiries to jobs@edmontonbikes.ca.

View the full job description here.

Job Opportunity: Not-For-Profit Bookkeeper (Contract)

EBC is seeking an independent contractor to provide the Society with bookkeeping services.

  • Start date: November 2016
  • Qualifications:
  • Accounting designation or relevant bookkeeping experience with not-for-profit and charitable organizations.
  • Experienced with accounting software and Google programs. Training for specific programs will be available through EBC Treasurer and Executive Director mentorship.
  • Based in Edmonton or surrounding area.
  • Familiarity with EBC programs and services is an asset.

Please review the full job posting for details, including how to apply.

Application deadline is November 1, 2016.

We thank all applicants for your interest; however only select applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Job Posting: You Can Ride 2 Bicycle Mechanic

Join EBC's You Can Ride 2 team as a bicycle mechanic, tuning up our fleet of adapted bicycles. YCR2's Borrow-a-Bike service loans these bikes out to families with children whose special needs prevent them from riding a two-wheeled bicycle. The program, launched in 2013, loans out over 100 bikes each year.

  • Start date: Immediately
  • End date: One year contract
  • Hours:Up to 150 hours a year, including attendance at 5 events (8-10 hours each)
  • Pay:$20/hour

Please review the full job posting for details, including how to apply. Application deadline is February 15, 2016.

EBC is hiring: Bicycle Assembler

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EBC is hiring a Bicycle Assembler. This position will help EBC provide bicycles to the public by building a steady supply of refurbished bikes for sale, maintaining and repairing EBC's rental bike fleet, and sharing knowledge and experience with EBC's volunteer mechanics. If you have strong bicycle mechanic skills, the ability to work independently, and a desire to support our non-profit in helping more people to ride bikes, please consider applying.

Application deadline is February 5, 2016. Please submit applications and inquiries to jobs@edmontonbikes.ca.

View the full job description here: EBC Job Posting - January 2016 - Bicycle Assembler

You Can Ride 2 volunteer opportunities

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You Can Ride 2 (YCR2) is an EBC program that helps kids with special needs ride bikes. We have opportunities for mechanics and anyone else to volunteer both for our Learn to Ride service and our Adapted Bike Loan Pool service.

You Can Ride 2: Learn to Ride

This service helps kids with special needs master the skills needed to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. For 2016, it runs on Thursday evenings from April 28th until June 9th.

We need one mechanic to safety check, adjust saddles, take pedals off, and occasionally fix things. We need lots of enthusiastic cyclists or people who work well with children to help teach the kids. You'll be trained on-the-spot with help from our returning volunteers. It's easily the most rewarding volunteer work I've ever done!

To volunteer or ask questions, send Molly, EBC Program Coordinator, an email: molly@edmontonbikes.ca

You Can Ride 2: Adapted Bike Loan Pool

We partner cyclists with pediatric physiotherapists and occupational therapists to help children with disabilities ride a bike that's specially adapted for their needs. We have a loan pool of 120 adapted bikes for kids who can't ride two-wheeled bikes and often cannot ride an off-the-shelf adaptive bike without additional modifications and adjustments specific to the child.

Biomechanics meets bike fit meets really happy children!

Here are the events we need your help with:

  • Friday, March 4, 2016. Try A Bike day at École Broxton Park School (505 McLeod Ave, Spruce Grove)
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016. Mechanical repair day at École Broxton Park School
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016. Fitting day 1 at École Broxton Park School
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016. Fitting day 2 at location TBD

Events are in these locations in order to serve kids with special needs. Car pooling can be arranged.

Click here to volunteer for the YCR2 Adapted Bike Loan Pool service. If you're interested in supporting these services but aren't sure about how you can best help, including any questions about volunteering, please email Molly at molly@edmontonbikes.ca.

Job posting: Program Coordinator for The Spoke & You Can Ride 2

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Here is your chance to join the team at EBC and get paid to help make Edmonton a better city while working with volunteers and with youth.

Program Coordinator: The Spoke & You Can Ride 2

The Program Coordinator is a new position within EBC and will be the touch point in the organization for The Spoke and You Can Ride 2. The primary duty of the Program Coordinator is to manage the ongoing operations of both The Spoke and YCR2 programs. The Coordinator’s role includes supporting volunteers, coordinating events, fundraising, working with community partners, and reporting on program activities to the Executive Director.

This position is 40 hours a week.

Full job posting: EBC Job Posting - July 2015 - The Spoke & YCR2 Coordinator

Seeking Treasurer

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The Board of Directors of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society is seeking a dynamic individual to assume the role of Treasurer. This is a volunteer position that is responsible for financial management and planning associated with the operations of EBC. Regular duties include monthly reports to the Board of Directors, annual budgeting, managing relationships with our financial service providers and collaborating with our bookkeeper. The Treasurer is supported by a part-time bookkeeper who is responsible for financial record keeping, compiling monthly financial reports and preparing payments. The successful candidate should be competent in the understanding and interpretation of financial statements and information and be experienced in the preparation and monitoring of organizational budgets. Experience in accounting or financial services is desirable but not necessary. Previous experience with a Not for Profit or Charitable Organization in either a staff, volunteer or board member role is preferred.

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete our application here. If you would like more information about this role, you may contact Jonathan Woelber, President EBC, directly.

Would you help a child find her first bicycle?

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Do you know the joy of helping someone experience their first taste of riding a bike? On March 6 and 8, help us share that with dozens of children with special needs. We are in great need of volunteers: no special skills or experience is required.

Volunteers urgently needed for Try-a-Bike Day and First Bike fitting events

Friday, March 6 from 1-6pm
Sunday, March 8 from 9-5pm
Broxton Park School, 505 MacLeod Avenue, Spruce Grove

 
 
Imagine the joy of helping someone experience their first taste of riding a bike. On March 6 and 8, please help us share that happiness with dozens of individuals with special needs.

You Can Ride 2: Borrow-a-Bike is a program that loans adapted bicycles to children whose special needs make it challenging for them to ride a 2-wheel bicycle. This free service empowers children with the freedom to ride with their families.

We are in great need of volunteers: no special skills or experience is required.

Please sign up now to help.

Friday is our Try-a-Bike Day, an opportunity for individuals (of all ages) with disabilities to learn about a variety of adaptive cycling options available. We will have several bikes from our loan pool available for people to trial, as well as vendors with their own demos.

On Sunday March 8, registered children will be fit to bikes specifically adapted to their needs.

We urgently need volunteers for both events. We certainly need mechanics (no prior experience with adapted bicycles is necessary), but you don't need to be technical: we also need greeters, a photographer, people to help with inventory, and even someone to prepare lunch.

There are additional roles that we need help with in the days following, as well as for future bike fitting days. Please go to our volunteer sign-up sheet to see the available roles.

If you are a therapist, please visit our therapist page for available volunteer roles.

If you know someone that would be interested in helping out, please forward this message to them as well.

Sponsorship

If your company would like to sponsor this or any future event, and have your name and logo attached to it, please contact us at ycr2@edmontonbikes.ca.

Alberta Venture named EBC one of Alberta's 25 Most Innovative Organizations in 2014. Read about it, check out the other organizations in the list, and watch a video they produced highlighting You Can Ride 2 on Alberta Venture's website.

Paid Roles

Are you interested in a continuing paid role as a bicycle mechanic? Both You Can Ride 2 and EBC are looking for people with mechanical skills. Contact ycr2@edmontonbikes.ca if you are interested in working on adapted bicycles, and visit our website for information about EBC's bicycle assembler job opening.

Bicycle Assembler job posting

EBC is hiring two administrative positions, but if you are seeking a more technical job, please consider applying to become a part-time bicycle assembler for the organization.

Bicycle Assembler

The Bicycle Assembler will help EBC provide bicycles to the public while sustaining EBC’s revenue stream by creating a steady supply of refurbished bikes for sale, maintaining and repairing EBC’s rental bike fleet, and sharing knowledge and experience with EBC’s volunteer mechanics.

This position is 25 hours a week.

Full job posting: EBC Job Posting - January 2015 - Bicycle Assembler

EBC is hiring!

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Here is your chance to join the team at EBC and get paid to help make Edmonton a better city. Alongside the rapid growth of cycling in Edmonton, EBC is also growing. Our programs for youth, two volunteer-run bike shops, and expanding outreach and education programs need to be strengthened and sustained, and we are constantly examining new opportunities.

We are currently hiring three positions to support our mission and grow our organization.

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is a new position within EBC and will be the touch point in the organization for the various programs that EBC offers which currently include The Spoke, You Can Ride 2 (YCR2), and BikeWorks. The Coordinator assumes administrative duties for each program which may include duties relating to operations, procedural development and program specific volunteer management. The Coordinator manages the volunteer pool which includes orientation, (non-technical) training and development opportunities. This position provides administrative support as required to the organization as a whole which may include financial management activities, correspondence, file and supply management.

This position is 30 hours a week.

Full job posting: EBC Job Posting - January 2015 - Program Coordinator

External Relations Coordinator

The External Relations Coordinator, a new position within EBC, will manage the fundraising and external relations efforts for the organization. This will include fostering existing stakeholder relationships and building new ones. Communicating the EBC message and building the EBC brand will be a focus of this role to help build new partnerships and recruit new program volunteers. The Coordinator will develop organization and program collaterals for distribution and promotion in order to help build the membership base. Managing EBC events is part of this role.

This position is 20 hours a week.

Full job posting: EBC Job Posting - January 2015 - External Relations Coordinator

Bicycle Assembler

The Bicycle Assembler will help EBC provide bicycles to the public while sustaining EBC’s revenue stream by creating a steady supply of refurbished bikes for sale, maintaining and repairing EBC’s rental bike fleet, and sharing knowledge and experience with EBC’s volunteer mechanics.

This position is 25 hours a week.

Full job posting: EBC Job Posting - January 2015 - Bicycle Assembler

To apply to a position, please submit a brief cover letter, 2 references and a resume jobs@edmontonbikes.ca. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Please include the job title in your subject line.

Job Posting: BikeWorks Manager

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Alex, our longtime BikeWorks Coordinator, is leaving shortly for a new opportunity. We're sad to see him go, and will miss the work, energy, and personal presence that he's brought to the organization over the last six years. It'll be a tough job to replace him, but we're looking! If you've got the experience and you're passionate about making Edmonton a better, more livable city, and you think bicycles are a great tool to push us towards that goal, please consider applying for this job.

Note that this is not a mechanic position, nor is existing in-depth mechanical knowledge a requirement.

 

The full job posting, including application process, is here: Job Posting - BikeWorks Manager - August 2012

Good luck on your travels, Alex!