We’re Hiring! Project Manager, Summer Student Jobs

 

CYCLE HAMILTON IS HIRING! 

We’re hiring for both a Project Manager (due March 29) and 2 Summer Student Positions (April 21).

PROJECT MANAGER – PLEASE APPLY BY MARCH 29

Position: Project Manager

Location: Hamilton, ON

Status: Part-Time; Contract

Start Date: Monday, April 3rd

Apply by: Wednesday, March 29th

 

Cycle Hamilton is excited to announce we are accepting applications for the position of Project Manager!

 

Project Description:

 

Friendly Streets 2017: This year long pilot project is a collaborative effort between Cycle Hamilton and Environment Hamilton. We are exploring innovative ways to involve residents of all backgrounds, abilities and age groups in assessing current challenges and barriers to active transportation and re-imagining neighbourhood streets as places that are enjoyable for walking and biking. We plan to align project outcomes and recommendations with municipal transportation planning processes in order to influence the design of the neighbourhood streets to best serve community members. Outcomes will include creation of a neighbourhood engagement toolkit as well as specific community-derived recommendations for the area to bring to the city.

 

Duties include:

  • Working in close collaboration with an Environment Hamilton staff member to implement the year long pilot project and produce a summary report of findings and recommendations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community members and key stakeholders, such as Neighbourhood Associations, City of Hamilton staff, Ward Councilors, Non-profit Organizations, BIA’s, businesses and residents
  • Assist in the implementation of street-level surveys, interviews, traffic counts, audits and other means of data collection
  • Attend community events such as street festivals, block parties, and other celebrations to connect with residents and empower them to participate in a conversation about safe streets
  • Promote social justice by supporting residents’ access to safe and affordable forms of transportation
  • Maintain an active social media presence to both disseminate information and awareness of project and invite users to participate online
  • Utilize creative engagement strategies to connect with varying stakeholders within the target area
  • Maintain organized documentation of engagement throughout the project
  • Promote a culture of inclusivity and positivity while supporting the establishment of safe, vibrant and active neighbourhoods

 

Hours of Work:

Approximately 21 hours/week

 

Rate of Pay:

$23/hour

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Skills and experience in community-based research, engagement and outreach
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and work with various stakeholders including institutions, community groups, residents, city councilors and staff
  • Ability to adhere to timelines and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative, work with minimal supervision, as well as collaborate effectively in team settings
  • Knowledge of urban sustainable transportation research and practices
  • Confidence speaking in public, either via presentations or informally with residents and other interested parties
  • Creativity and passion with a particular interest in sustainable urban mobility and some knowledge/comfort in the world of bicycling infrastructure and practice
  • Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills

 

Educational Background:

Bachelors Degree, preferably in a field such as Environmental Science, Geography or a related field

 

To Apply:

Please forward a cover letter and CV to info@cyclehamont.ca by Wednesday, March 29th at 5pm EST.

 

 

STUDENT SUMMER JOBS – APPLY BY APRIL 21

Cycle Hamilton is pleased to announce its summer student positions! These positions are only open to post-secondary students (age 18-30) who were full-time students in the past year and will be full-time students again in the coming year. Positions are dependent on successful federal Canada Summer Jobs funding, to be confirmed in late April.

 

Cycle Hamilton is a cycling advocacy organization dedicated to being an information hub for cyclists, serving as a unified voice for cyclists, and enforcing accountability at City Hall on cycling issues. We believe in the bicycle as a sustainable, affordable, healthy mode of transportation that can transform our city for the better. We are supported by both individual and business members.

 

  1. Education & Advocacy Coordinator

 

Position Dates

May 8, 2017 – July 28. 2017 (12 weeks)

 

Hours

35 hours/week

 

Rate of Pay

$11.65/hour

 

Our ideal Education & Advocacy Coordinator will be dynamic and well-informed, with a keen interest in making our city a better, safer place for all levels of cyclists. You’ll help us in our push for better cycling infrastructure as well as working to make sure that current, new, and potential cyclists have the tools they need to feel safe on our roads. You’ll help make sure that Cycle Hamilton is well-known as a place for people to find out more about cycling in Hamilton, and that we live up to that reputation. You’ll be working on some shared projects with our Membership & Communications Coordinator, but must be comfortable working independently as supervision will be consistent but mostly remote.

 

Job Responsibilities

-Creating and distributing educational materials about benefits of cycling as well as Cycle Hamilton’s mission

-Planning educational workshops and social outreach events

-Conducting research on current state of cycling infrastructure, plans for expansion, and citizens’ priorities

-Promoting and operating campaigns for safe cycling infrastructure (such as our #CycleSafeSydenham campaign), which can include canvassing, online outreach, or meetings with relevant stakeholders

-Researching and applying for funding sources

-Representing Cycle Hamilton at relevant events such as street festivals, neighbourhood meetings, and other tabling opportunities

 

What we’re looking for:

-Educational background or relevant experience in one or more of the following: environment, public health, political science, geography/urban planning, communications

-Experience with community outreach, public education, political engagement, and social justice

-Familiarity with Hamilton’s neighbourhoods and cycling infrastructure

-Interest in cycling and in promoting safe cycling infrastructure

-Comfort with public speaking and engaging with community members

 

Training and Supervision

The student will be trained on the organization’s mission, vision, values, and identity as well as our context, history, and operating procedures. If desired, the student will be supplied with an office space. The student will report to Cycle Hamilton’s Project Manager, Chair, and Vice-chair. The student will have detailed task plans and weekly meetings with the chair and vicechair of Cycle Hamilton and supervisors will be available via phone/email if questions arise between meetings. Supervision will be mostly remote so the applicant must be comfortable with working independently.

The supervisors will act as mentors for the student. For a mentoring plan, at the beginning of the employment period the student and supervisor will work together to finalize the task plan and project completion schedule for the summer with a strong focus on ensuring that skills the student is interested in cultivating (strong writing, decision making, research, etc) are included in as many tasks and projects as possible. Weekly meetings will include a review of skills progression and a revision of projects to correct deficiencies if needed.

 

  1. Membership & Communications Coordinator

 

Position Dates

May 8, 2017 – July 28. 2017 (12 weeks)

 

Hours

35 hours/week

 

Rate of Pay

$11.65/hour

 

Our ideal Memberships & Communications Coordinator will be organized and creative with strong writing skills and the ability to convey our value and our mission to potential new partners. You’ll reach out to our existing members to keep them up to date on what we’ve been doing as well as identifying and reaching out to potential new members, both individuals and businesses. You’ll also be helping us build partnerships with other government and community groups with similar missions. You’ll be working on some shared projects with our Education & Advocacy Coordinator, but must be comfortable working independently as supervision will be consistent but mostly remote.

 

Job Responsibilities

-creating and managing membership communications, e.g. social media postings, a monthly newsletter, and updating our blog/website

-Running new member outreach, including reaching out to potential partners among citizen groups, government and businesses.

-Researching/applying for funding sources

-Representing Cycle Hamilton at relevant events such as street festivals, neighbourhood meetings, and other tabling opportunities

 

What we’re looking for:

-Educational background or related experience in one or more of the following: environment, public health, marketing, communications, computer science (especially around website creation and design).

-Graphic design skills or website building skills

-Experience with community outreach, marketing, recruiting, or sales would all be assets

-Social media savvy and engaging writing skills

-Familiarity with Hamilton’s neighbourhoods and cycling infrastructure

-Interest in cycling and in promoting safe cycling infrastructure

-Comfort with public speaking and engaging with community members

 

Training and Supervision

The student will be trained on the organization’s mission, vision, values, and identity as well as our context, history, and operating procedures. If desired, the student will be supplied with an office space. The student will report to Cycle Hamilton’s Project Manager, Chair, and Vice-chair. The student will have detailed task plans and weekly meetings with the chair and vicechair of Cycle Hamilton and supervisors will be available via phone/email if questions arise between meetings. Supervision will be mostly remote so the applicant must be comfortable with working independently.

The supervisors will act as mentors for the student. For a mentoring plan, at the beginning of the employment period the student and supervisor will work together to finalize the task plan and project completion schedule for the summer with a strong focus on ensuring that skills the student is interested in cultivating (strong writing, decision making, research, etc) are included in as many tasks and projects as possible. Weekly meetings will include a review of skills progression and a revision of projects to correct deficiencies if needed.

 

To Apply for Either Position:

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@cyclehamont.ca. Please make it clear which position you are applying for–if you are interested in both positions, please let us know which one would be your top preference. Please apply by Friday April 21 at 5pm EST.

 

 

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