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Do you want to join the movement for safer streets for people walking and riding bikes? Do you want to help educate the next generation of road users how to share the roads safely? The Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) is hiring! A statewide education and advocacy non-profit, the BCM has been dedicated to making Maine a safer place to bike and walk since 1992. Working with partners and advocates across Maine, we seek to change policy, improve road design, and educate adults and kids how to use the roads safely, legally, and courteously.   

We are currently hiring for the following role:

Education and Advocacy Coordinator

The Education and Advocacy Coordinator position will support BCM’s Education and Advocacy programs. This position works closely with the Safety Education and Advocacy Managers to support efforts to educate kids and adults on bicycle and pedestrian safety by liaising with schools and instructors, tracking program outcomes, and participating in education events. The position will also be part of the advocacy team and will develop and implement campaigns to advance local and state policy to improve conditions for people biking and walking. 

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Education 
    • Coordinate Safe Routes to School program
      • Conduct outreach to schools
      • Support Bike/Walk to School Days through school travel planning,  walking/biking school buses, and other initiatives
    • Provide presentations and on-bike educational programming, including educational rides and bike rodeos
    • Develop materials and resources for in-person and online education
  • Advocacy 
    • Support the development and implementation of campaigns to move priority state and local policy 
      • Regularly communicate and engage with legislators on BCM issues
      • Engage BCM supporters in advocating for or against policy
      • Work with town officials on adoption of Complete Streets policies or specific infrastructure elements
    • Assist with recruitment, training, and ongoing engagement of BCM’s grassroot Community Spokes network 
      • Update resources and materials, as needed
      • Help field questions and respond to requests
      • Provide additional support and communication as directed
    • Support Traffic-Calming Demonstration Program (Imagine People Here)
      • Assist with design, inventory management, and installation and maintenance of projects
      • Help with efforts to publicize projects, report on program’s successes, and leverage for continued safety efforts
    • Support Heads Up! Pedestrian Safety Planning Initiative
      • Assist with forums, data management, and report preparation

Qualifications and Expertise:

  • 3-5 years of experience in outreach or advocacy 
  • Strong communicator, both verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects at a time 
  • Experience educating kids or adults strongly preferred
  • Strong computer skills and high proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, including travel around the state
  • Bike instructional certifications (LCI, PMBIA, ICP) desirable

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to diversify its staff. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities.

Additional Job Information:

Salary: $43,000-$47,000
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Portland; with travel around Maine 

Application Details:

How to apply: Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to
Application Deadline: 7/23/21