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Program & Shop Assistant - 2nd Cycle Community Bike Shop

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 22, 2022 - July 15, 2023

Application Window

April 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Location

  • Tacoma, WA

Contact Information

Kaitlan Ohler
(253) 389-2407
kohler@safest.org

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Position Details

Program & Shop Assistant - 2nd Cycle Community Bike Shop

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Description

The 2nd Cycle program and shop assistant’s job is to support the Youth and Volunteer programs as well as assist the open shop with daily operations. The division of labor involved with each program will depend on the applicant’s abilities and interest which will be discussed during training. Involvement with the open shop would look like helping with the daily tasks such as cleaning, striping bikes for parts, and other projects. This position is good for people that are just starting out in the bicycle industry, folks who want to learn more about bikes, get a hands-on learning experience, or want an outlet to help those in need in their community. The program and shop assistant will acquire basic bike skills and learn proper tool handling. The position is intended to teach and inspire the community who will in turn help 2nd Cycle operate smoothly and efficiently. While assisting the youth programs the job will entail teaching youth how to ride in a group and how to handle tools and fix their bikes. The volunteer program will require teaching volunteers bike skills and helping the volunteer coordinator with creating the daily to do lists for volunteers. Assisting the volunteer program can also involve projects that improve the space such as putting up shelving, rearranging the bikes, and implementing storage systems.

2nd Cycle Community Bike shop is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to demystify and normalize bike riding as a part of daily life, and realize the bicycle as a tool for personal and community empowerment. Our vision is to see a world where the joy of bike riding is accessible to everybody. The organization has been in operation since 2008. We are currently a small dedicated team of ten people with a variety of roles/responsibilities and everyone is first trained as a mechanic. It started as an all-volunteer based project to help fix bikes for folks in the Tacoma Hilltop community. Since then it has grown to be the nonprofit it is today with paid staff and a variety of programs, services and monthly events. Our focus is to help grow the cycling industry with authenticity and inclusion at its core.

The 2nd Cycle program and shop assistant’s job is to support the Youth and Volunteer programs as well as assist the open shop with daily operations. The division of labor involved with each program will depend on the applicant’s abilities and interest which will be discussed during training. Involvement with the open shop would look like helping with the daily tasks such as cleaning, striping bikes for parts, and other projects. This position is good for people that are just starting out in the bicycle industry, folks who want to learn more about bikes, get a hands-on learning experience, or want an outlet to help those in need in their community. The program and shop assistant will acquire basic bike skills and learn proper tool handling. The position is intended to teach and inspire the community who will in turn help 2nd Cycle operate smoothly and efficiently. While assisting the youth programs the job will entail teaching youth how to ride in a group and how to handle tools and fix their bikes. The volunteer program will require teaching volunteers bike skills and helping the volunteer coordinator with creating the daily to do lists for volunteers. Assisting the volunteer program can also involve projects that improve the space such as putting up shelving, rearranging the bikes, and implementing storage systems.

2nd Cycle Community Bike shop is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to demystify and normalize bike riding as a part of daily life, and realize the bicycle as a tool for personal and community empowerment. Our vision is to see a world where the joy of bike riding is accessible to everybody. The organization has been in operation since 2008. We are currently a small dedicated team of ten people with a variety of roles/responsibilities and everyone is first trained as a mechanic. It started as an all-volunteer based project to help fix bikes for folks in the Tacoma Hilltop community. Since then it has grown to be the nonprofit it is today with paid staff and a variety of programs, services and monthly events. Our focus is to help grow the cycling industry with authenticity and inclusion at its core.
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Living Allowance

$1636 - $1636 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

- Access to an emergency fund to address financial emergencies that may affect completion of service term - Access to tools and stand time for personal projects (off the clock) - Occasional perks such as food and beverages for the team - Discount on merchandise

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

- High School Diploma or equivalent upon start of service term, OR agree to obtain diploma or equivalent prior to using Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
- US Citizen or permanent resident
- Commitment to building skills and knowledge related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability to travel to service site(s) as well as other training or activity locations across Pierce County
- Must be able to lift 30+ pounds over their head multiple times per day
- Ability to be on feet up to 7 hours per day
- High school level reading and writing skills
- Able to navigate a point of sales program/computer skills
- Familiar with handling tools in a safe manner

Desired Qualifications:

- Represent the diversity of clients being served through personal characteristics and/or lived experience (Example: low income, homeless, youth, person of color, identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community)
- Possess good interpersonal skills
- Comfortable multitasking while maintaining focus
- Ability to self-direct and ask for help when needed
- Takes feedback well
- Enjoys riding bicycles
- Experience with wrenching on bicycles
- Previous experience working with youth or young adults
- Familiarity with the Pierce County community
- Skills and/or knowledge related to youth development, trauma-informed care, or diversity, equity and inclusion

All new 2nd Cycle team members need to read and sign our safe space agreement and sexual harassment document.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 25

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Kaitlan Ohler
(253) 389-2407
kohler@safest.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Program & Shop Assistant - 2nd Cycle Community Bike Shop

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