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Job: Evergreen.ca Looking for Bike Educator

Evergreen is opening up the Brickworks this year as an environmental community centre, and they want bikes and cycling to be a big part of it.

If you love bikes, are a people-person, and have experience providing education programming, they may have a job for you!


Employment Opportunity – Evergreen is looking for a bike educator.

Bike Educator Location: Toronto, ON

Start date: March 2010

Application deadline: February 22, 2010

Term of Contract: Part-time, 9 month contract

Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities – now and for the future.

This role will help to establish programs at Evergreen Brick Works which promote health and well being. Reporting to the Manager of Community Development and working very closely with Evergreen Brick Works Program Team members, you will:

  • Collaborate with program staff to promote cycling through various community events and partnerships
  • Be responsible for developing and delivering new bike programming for various audiences at Evergreen Brick Works, including Can-Bike, learn to ride, and maintenance
  • Establish bike program related infrastructure at Evergreen Brick Works including outfitting a bike repair space and the purchase and storage of bike fleet and safety equipment
  • Be responsible for maintaining a fleet of donated and purchased on-site bicycles as well as training volunteers and youth employment program participants to assist in this task
  • Lead community bike drives and necessary repair work to make donated bikes road ready

You have/are:

  • Can-Bike level 2 certification or willingness to complete the necessary courses
  • Strong organizational skills and experience in managing multifaceted projects
  • Experience teaching or providing educational programming to student and/or adult audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a variety of personalities
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of rules, laws and best practices of bicycling including proper riding technique and safety
  • Training as a bike mechanic
  • First AID and CPR Certification
  • Current vulnerable sector police clearance
  • Passionate about promoting bicycling and familiar with the Toronto bicycling community, programs and events
  • Comfortable in both an office and outdoor programming environments
  • Available to work occasional weekends and evenings

Cover letters and resumes can be submitted by e-mail only to humanresources@evergreen.ca. Please quote “bike educator” in e-mail subject.

No phone calls please.

Evergreen welcomes applications from persons of diverse backgrounds and is an equal opportunity employer.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be notified

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