We’re hiring a community workshop director to support the continued development of our workshop and services in WNY.
GObike believes diversity, equity and inclusion will make our organization and our region stronger. Our advocacy work is part of our ongoing commitment to increase our engagement with people and communities that are currently underrepresented in the cycling community and within our organization.
We promote active biking, walking and transit, trails and greenways, and complete streets in Western New York. GObike maintains a strong focus on reducing barriers to bicycling, walking and taking transit within communities.
About the GObike Community Workshop
The GObike Community Workshop is the organization’s hub for people-centered programming and services. The workshop cultivates a space where volunteers and members are empowered to learn bicycle maintenance and repair and grows a presence through partnerships to bring mobile repair and other services directly to communities.
The Community Workshop houses GObike’s retail and bicycle recycling services. The workshop’s products and services currently include: collecting used bicycles, refurbishing used bicycles for resale or donation, stocking, recycling and selling used parts, selling new parts and accessories, and providing repair service. The workshop accepts donations of unwanted bicycles and parts in any condition.
GObike believes all WNY residents should enjoy equal access to safe, connected, and sustainable communities through a variety of mobility options free from stigma, fear, and prohibitive expense. The workshop promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for empowerment by working with partners to make bicycle purchase, repair and education accessible and affordable to everyone.
The workshop director is a full time position whose responsibility is to oversee and manage all services and programming through the GObike Community Workshop. The workshop manager is responsible for the management of shop mechanics and volunteers.
This position reports to the executive director and is part of GObike’s executive leadership team.
- Manage workshop staffing and human resources, from scheduling to recruitment and training, to support the workshop operations plan
- Manage workshop budgeting, financials, inventory, and POS system
- Develop and implement an operations plan and standard operating procedures to support the goals of the GObike Community Workshop
- Develop and substantiate annual quotas for reduced-cost services supporting the accessibility and affordability of community workshop resources
- Plan, track and report progress toward budgeted goals and quotas
- Track and report trends in both retail sales and services as well as program engagement and delivery to identify opportunities for growth and improvement
- Coordinate with the development team to record, manage and track member access and use of the community workshop
- Support workshop staff through bicycle repair, participation in mobile repair and community events, and assisting members during open shop as needed.
- Identify and pursue new funding sources and partnerships
- Connect with and engage community partners to inform workshop services and resources
- Assist with GObike fundraising and community events
- Coordinate with communications and outreach staff to promote workshop programs and services
- Maintain consistent communication with GObike planning staff, including attendance at GObike staff meetings and events
- Work with other members of the executive leadership team to guide GObike’s work in accordance with an agreed upon mission and strategic plan
- High school diploma or GED
- 5+ years of experience in a management position in a nonprofit, bike shop, or retail setting
- Prior management and supervisory experience
- Team player and skilled communicator
- Self motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to organize both projects and people as essential
- Customer service and sales skills
- Experience with business planning and budgeting
- Strong attention to detail and time management skills
- Basic bike mechanics skills are a plus (training available)
- Ability to manage their time across multiple projects
- Demonstrated ability to work across racial, ethnic, gender, class and ability differences
- Personal commitment to active transportation (biking, walking, and transit)
- Comfort using Microsoft office and web-based file systems (i.e., Google Suite)
This position is for 40 hours a week starting as soon as possible. Applicants should expect to work a variable monthly schedule, depending on the timing of programs, workshops, and presentations. The workshop director will typically work weekdays with evening and weekend hours, as needed. Pay is $22.00 hourly, plus health benefits and paid time off.
If you would like to be considered for a position, please submit a resume and a short statement as to why, specifically, you are excited about this opportunity to Justin Booth, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Sunday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m.