Position: Community Engagement Specialist

Reports to: Community Outreach Manager

Salary: $23-$27/hour

Classification: Seasonal, Part-time, non-exempt.  February 2024 to October 2024, evenings and weekends; 20-35 hours/week


This is a hybrid position.  However, candidates must live within the New York City Metro Area.  Weekend work will be required for actual event weekends.


Organization Overview: Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower New Yorkers to transform lives and their communities through bicycling. We accomplish this through free educational programming, dynamic public events, workforce development classes, advocating for safer and more equitable streets, expansive outreach, and collaboration with community and government organizations. Best known for producing America’s largest bike ride—the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, a ride for 32,000 cyclists through all five boroughs of New York City on 40 miles of car-free streets—Bike New York also organizes regional rides and small community rides.  Proceeds from these events help fund our programs, including free bike education classes for kids and adults throughout New York City.


Job Description: Bike New York seeks to hire two Community Engagement Specialists who are biking enthusiasts with engaging personalities to assist us with our growing community outreach and local group ride efforts. In this role you must ensure that communities across tristate are aware of all the programming Bike New York has to offer such as our free Learn-to-Ride classes, Recycle-A-Bicycle community bike shop, our Bike Mechanic Training Program for formerly incarcerated individuals, our annual Five Boro Bike Tour, and our regional rides. Candidates must be able to cater to all skill-levels of cyclists and organize and lead community rides of 10-25. Candidates will also lead our Youth Cycling Club. Weekend work and evening work is required.


Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to:

  • Participate in and/or table at community events and/or meetings
  • Conduct in person outreach such as flyering & in person meetings as well as some virtual/remote work
  • Available to work during Tour Packet Pickup, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the Discover Hudson Valley Ride, and the Twin Lights Ride
  • Developing, scheduling, and leading rides for every level of rider
  • Photographing ride locations, destinations, and groups for social media
  • Demonstrating the ABC Quick Check, utilizing traffic hand signs, enforcing Bike New York’s mandatory helmet policy
  • Perform tasks as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Strong communications skills including writing and public speaking
  • Comfort with field work in diverse, multicultural, urban environments
  • Prior community engagement and/or event planning experience
  • Comfort with public speaking as well as good writing skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, efficient within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency and comfort with Google Suite, Microsoft Office
  • Superior bike handling skills and group bike riding experience
  • Knowledge of and comfort with enforcement of New York State Vehicular Traffic Laws including stopping at red lights
  • Equal ease with biking on bike lanes as well as in high traffic areas and identifying areas of caution to riders
  • Comfort with cycling-based, mobile applications such as Strava and Ride with GPS
  • Knowledge of basic bicycle maintenance a plus
  • Driver’s License Required
  • Fluency in Spanish or Mandarin a plus
  • Graphic design experience a plus


Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to:  jobs@bike.nyc. Include “Community Engagement Specialist” in the subject line.  Please, no emails, phone calls or walk-ins.


Bike New York is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.