Job Opportunity

Seeking Events and Engagement Assistant

Position: Events and Engagement Assistant

Reports To: Executive Director

Compensation: $17/hour 

Employment Classification: Seasonal, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Hours: 30-40 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: February 15, 2021

Anticipated End Date: June 15, 2021 

Location: Portland Metro Area, Oregon, USA 

 

Who we are:

The Street Trust is a non profit-organization working to promote bicycling, walking and public transit. We envision a community where everyone has access to safe, healthy, and affordable transportation options in the neighborhoods where they live, work, learn, pray, and play. We want all residents to share equally in the prosperity created by investments in active transportation regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, income, or socioeconomic status. 

 

Position summary:

The Events and Engagement Assistant will focus on two primary deliverables 1) Supporting the Programs and Events Director in executing the annual Bike More Challenge (BMC) in cooperation (60-75% of the time) and 2) supporting the Executive Director in developing, increasing, and sustaining grassroots community capacity to realize substantial gains in transportation justice (25% of the time). Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic, this person will need  to remain flexible, staying abreast of and implementing their duties in alignment with up-to-date COVID-19 protocols as issued by The State of Oregon and Multnomah County. We’re looking for a creative self-starter who can innovate to maintain the relevance of public events and engagement in a highly dynamic context. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to influence how the position evolves and to impact whether or not this becomes a permanent position at The Street Trust in the future. 

 

The position’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Adapting Bike More Challenge (BMC) efforts to maximize participation while ensuring COVID-19 safety. Historically, the person in this role has delivered bike commuter stations, group bike rides, team captain meetings ,and bike commute clinics at businesses around the Portland metro area, and tabling at events to promote the Bike More Challenge and The Street Trust

  • Providing the Communications Director relevant Bike More Challenge social media and e-mail messaging

  • Assisting the Program and Events Director in administering the the BMC website, including supporting participant’s use and addressing their questions and concerns in logging their participation 

  • Procuring incentives and prizes and managing distribution of prizes to BMC event attendees and program participants

  • Recruiting, training, and serving as the primary contact for BMC and other The Street Trust volunteers

  • Coordinating event logistics, materials, and supplies for BMC and other The Street Trust events

  • Creation and execution of the BMC Awards Party

  • Evaluating the success of the BMC and other engagement efforts, assisting with participant surveys, and developing recommendations for future improvements

 

Job requirements:

  • An understanding of how racism, sexism, and other forms of systemic injustice intersect with the work of nonprofits like The Street Trust. In particular, candidates must understand how a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should inform an organization’s programs, events, and public engagement

  • Must be motivated, self-directed, and able to maintain a regular work schedule as this is primarily a remote working position

  • Past work or substantial volunteer experience indicative of customer service skills and the ability to participate in the planning and execution of programs or events

  • Strong project management and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated success working in diverse virtual teams and hosting community events online 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Fluent in English and able to proofread your own written communications for spelling and punctuation errors

  • Outgoing personality, comfortable with public speaking, and with an ability to engage people of all ages from all walks of life in biking, walking, and public transit efforts

  • Ability to plan and lead bike rides (COVID-19 protocols permitting)

  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Desired skills & experience: 

  • Fluency in multiple languages

  • Experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management databases

  • Experience using Mailchimp or a similar email marketing platform

  • Experience using G-Suite cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products

  • Experience facilitating a smooth running  Zoom meeting platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars

  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations and workshops to groups of 10-100 people

  • Familiarity with trip logging products such as Strava, Ride with GPS, or other logging systems

  • Familiarity with Love to Ride platform for BMC engagements

Equity/EEO statement:

We envision a community where everyone, from all racial backgrounds, has access to safe, healthy, and affordable transportation options in their neighborhoods. We want all residents to share equally in the prosperity created by investments in active transportation regardless of race, income, and socio-economic status.

The Street Trust is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state equal employment opportunity laws.  Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Street Trust is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. The organization is committed to racial equity across the organization: in our service to stakeholders, in our workforce composition and practices, and in our organizational culture. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodations to complete the application and selection process.

 

Application Procedures:

Submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to hiring@thestreettrust.org. Since our hiring team will be using your resume and cover letter to determine whether you are qualified for the position, you are strongly encouraged to make sure that your submitted materials show that you satisfy the job requirements listed above. Please put “Program Assistant” in the subject line.