Position: Youth Instructor
Reports to: Youth Programs Manager
Classification: Part-time, non-exempt, seasonal. Approximately 15 hours a week.
Organization Overview: Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to transform lives and communities through bicycling. We accomplish this through free educational programming, dynamic public events, expansive outreach, and consistent collaboration with community and government organizations. Best known for producing North America’s largest bike ride, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, Bike New York also organizes regional rides, small community rides, and the East Coast’s most-attended bike show, Bike Expo New York. Proceeds from these events fund our free bike education classes for kids and adults throughout New York City. In 2018, we taught bike skills to more than 28,000 kids and adults.
Job Description: We are seeking instructors who can teach our youth programs in locations around the five boroughs, either during or after the school day. Bike New York works with established youth organizations and public schools in New York City to teach kids how to ride a bike, to teach basic bike handling and traffic safety skills, and to lead rides in city parks and greenways. We provide curricula, training, and a fleet of bikes and helmets, plus two instructors at each of our locations. There will be a paid training before the programming begins centered around expectations, policies, and curricula overview.
Duties will include, but will not be limited to:
- Teaching Bike New York’s Learn to Ride program to children who don’t know how to ride a bike
- Teaching Bike New York’s Bike Driver’s Ed curriculum to groups of 10-15 kids who already know how to ride a bike, as preparation to taking them out on group bike rides
- Determining whether kids have adequate skills to go “off site” for group bike rides
- Leading safe, smooth, and well-functioning group rides off site
- Working closely with after school directors and staff according to their schedules and conditions
- Managing a fleet of up to 35 bikes and helmets, ensuring that equipment is in place before each day starts, and stored securely when not in use, and performing minor maintenance or alerting Bike New York staff to bigger mechanical issues
- Be an experienced, enthusiastic cyclist who is passionate about sharing the joys of cycling with others
- Experience working with groups of kids in educational, youth program, and/or camp settings; demonstrable classroom/group management skills
- Flexible when working with unpredictable youth program conditions
- Successful candidates will need to have a background check and become CPR certified
- Bilingual applicants encouraged
Please send resumes and letters of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Youth Instructor” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.