Eugene Needs a Bike Ed Instructor

The BTA Bike Safety Education Instructor position for Eugene is open and we need someone to lead the program to teach local students this important course. This program has a lot of great potential for growth and Safe Routes to School and GEARs is working with the BTA to expand it to a more robust and sustainable job. Contact Paul Adkins or Shane Rhodes for more detailed information or apply via the BTA Website:

Organization Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Job Title Bike Safety Education Instructor
Reporting To Program Manager
Pay Rate $14.00 per hour
Status Seasonal, part-time, non-exempt
Location Primarily in Eugene area with occasional trainings in Portland
Job Timeline March 7 through June 30 with opportunity to renew in the Fall
Hiring Timeline Open until filled

Vision Statement:
Bicycling transforms communities by reinventing transportation and offering solutions that help solve the universal challenges to health, livability and the environment.

Executive Summary:
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit 5,000-member organization with a mission to create healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible in Oregon and SW Washington.

The Bike Safety Education Instructor is responsible for the delivery and support of the Bicycle Safety Education program conducted by the BTA and funded by ODOT.

• Deliver 10-hour Bike Safety Education Curriculum in elementary and middle schools. Locations will be determined in partnership with the Program Manager.
• Represent the BTA at assigned workshops, trainings, forums, activities, events and other educational program opportunities in the region.
• Identify and pursue potential fundraising and in-kind donations as well as local grant and partnership opportunities.

Organization and Planning
Plan and organize in order to effectively manage multiple essential tasks with minimal support including the management of program scheduling, supply logistics, volunteer management, and relationship building with community partners. Report program activity in a timely and accurate manner to the Portland-based Program Manager.

Bike Safety Education Expertise
Posses skilled bicycle riding and maintenance skills needed to instruct and support students of varied ability and maintain dozens of bicycles in good order.

Presentation Skills
Organize and deliver lessons that effectively inform and engage young people using current presentation technologies as well as being able to make effective spontaneous presentations to children in classroom and outside settings.

Emphasize inclusiveness, work to minimize the impact of the differences in student’s ability and self-confidence to produce memorable and rewarding experiences for the students in our programs.

Requisite Experience:
• Studies in child development, education, physical education, outdoor recreation and public health preferred
• Experience in bicycle safety instruction, education, physical education, outdoor recreational, public health or volunteer management preferred
• Exhibits a passion for bicycle transportation and/or an interest in creating livable, healthy, and sustainable communities.

The BTA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability or legal source of income.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, completed BTA application form in PDF format via email to No calls, please.

BSE instructor job description
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