***APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
Thank you for your interest.
The Corvallis Bicycle Collective is hiring its first part-time employee and is looking for someone who is:
- a confident and natural communicator with management, fundraising, and leadership experience;
- self-motivated, can plan, strategize, and prioritize numerous commitments for our organization; and
- passionate about promoting bicycling as a transportation method for everyone.
The Position is expected to be 20 hours per week and pay $12.00 per hour.
Job Tasks and Expectations:
- Shop consistency (45%)
- Ensure shop hours are staffed by well-trained volunteer shop managers
- Ensure policies and procedures are designed and consistently implemented
- Ensure shop records are effectively maintained
- Answer shop manager questions and implement suggestions
- Programs management (non-shop) (40%)
- Plan, organize, recruit volunteers, and manage our events, including:
- Bike swaps - Spring or Summer & World Car Free Day (Sept. 22)
- Alley Cat Bike Race - One or two per year
- Da Vinci Days’ bike valet
- Various tabling events
- “Ask a Wrench” and other bike repair events
- Summer Youth volunteer corps program
- Educational programs
- Other programs or fundraisers
- Draft and publish advertisements and promotions for shop and events for Facebook, webpage, fliers, and media outlets
- Increase Market Based Income (10%)
- Increase Memberships Sales
- Increase Bicycle and Parts Sales
- Increase Private Donations of all sizes
- Public Relations (5%)
- Respond to inquiries from the public (voicemail messages and emails)
If you are interested in joining our team, please DOWNLOAD the application below (click the down arrow to the right of Job-Posting.pdf. You cannot fill it out online).
Complete the application and email or mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter (1 page max) and resume (1 page max). All applications received are reviewed. If your application is selected for consideration, we may contact you.
DEADLINE MIDNIGHT, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
***APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED ***
Thank you for your interest.
Check out our website at www.corvallisbikes.org
and our Facebook page for more details about our organization and its work.
The Corvallis Bicycle Collective, in collaboration with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and annual World Car-Free Day, is happy to announce our second annual Bike Swap Meet!
Bicycle "swapping" will occur from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. As you head downtown to enjoy Corvallis' annual Fall Festival, you can conveniently drop off your unwanted bicycles with us at the corner of 5th and Madison. Bicycles will be sold on consignment, with you keeping 85% for yourself and donating the 15% with us.
If you're looking for something new, you can purchase a used bike someone else is selling or that we have brought from our shop. We'll take care of sales and paperwork while you enjoy Fall Festival! Bike valet parking for your new ride will be available next door, courtesy of Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
Consigning your used bike can simultaneously make you money, increase the supply of usable bicycles in Corvallis, and support the Corvallis Bicycle Collective in our mission to put more bicycles under people.
Also, if you have any questions or minor repairs for your own bicycle, our fantastic volunteer Bike Mechanics will be on-site all day to help!
RSVP for the bicycle swap on Facebook (optional)
We hope to see you and your bike there!
PLEASE NOTE - WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION - THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST
Corvallis Bicycle Collective - Part Time Volunteer Coordinator (Independent Contractor)
|Estimated 10 - 15 hours/week|
|June 4 - August 27 (12 weeks)|
|Range: $1200 - $2400 compensation, plus budgeted expenses|
- Find interested volunteers through volunteer outreach/advertising efforts
- Follow up with interested and existing volunteers
- Place volunteers with projects and shifts matching their interests and skills
e.g. Shop Managers, Apprentices, Assistants, Hosts, Event Tablers
- Schedule volunteers
- Develop, present, and advertise volunteer training sessions
- Create volunteer training materials
- Engage volunteers and identify volunteer needs
- Track volunteer hours, projects, and accomplishments
- Suggest volunteer policies and make recommendations to the Board
- An effective volunteer outreach and recruitment campaign
- A wholistic, computer-based system for recruiting, contacting, tracking, and coordinating volunteer and their efforts
- Volunteer position titles and one-page job description/FAQ for each
- Two to three well-attended volunteer training sessions
- Recruitment of sufficient volunteers to staff 2 people in shop for 24 hours/week throughout summer
- Commitment to mission and values of the Corvallis Bicycle Collective
- Leadership, management, and training experience
- Flexible schedule and continuous availability throughout term
- Marketing, public relations, advertising, and social media experience
- Access to computer, internet, printer, and reliable transportation (preferably bicycle)
- Expertise with spreadsheet and word-processing programs, incl. Google Docs (Drive)
- Positive, self-directed, creative, collaborative, with oral & written communication skills
- Two years of college, or two year experience in management or nonprofit-leadership
|The Corvallis Bicycle Collective has recently seen the departure of several key volunteers. This has increased the strain on the remaining volunteers and left our customer base under-served during our busy summer months. While our board has good recruitment ideas and aspirations, we need someone who can actively recruit, manage, and coordinate volunteers to quickly turn our dreams into reality.|
|Send resume (1 page max) and cover letter (2 page max) with budget and proposal of how you would meet position’s expectations to email@example.com or PO Box 188; 97339|
|All materials must be RECEIVED before 4:30 P.M., Wednesday May 23, 2012|
|www.CorvallisBikes.org; Twitter: @cvoBikes; Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Saturday, April 14th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, all are welcome to
participate in the second ever Corvallis Bicycle Collective Bike Swap and
trailer show, taking place at the Bike Collective’s shop at the Flowmatcher
building, on Ireland Road just off of Highway 34 east of the Van Buren Bridge. (Optionally - RSVP on Facebook)
and/or consignments of bikes, kids' bikes, tricycles, trailers, etc., may be
dropped off at the CBC shop (33900 SE Roche Ln.) on April 14th
between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Bike sales will begin at 11:00 AM and continue
until 4:00 PM. The CBC will help participants assess the value of their bikes
and will keep 15% of the sale price to handle transactions, enabling them to
use this event as a fundraiser.
September in Central Park, Corvallis was host to its first community Bike
Swap/Sale, organized by members of the Corvallis Bicycle Collective (CBC) in
collaboration with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition on World Car Free
Day. The eventwas a resounding success, facilitating the sale of several dozen
bikes and raising over $1,000 for the non-profit. But despite the efforts in
September, there are many unused bikes
taking up garage space. And at the rate that children outgrow bicycles, many may
be in need of a larger size already!
the Bike Swap, the CBC is hosting a “trailer-gater” lunch and trailer
show. There residents can show off the trailer or other cargo device used to
transport kids, pets, and groceries, to fellow bike enthusiasts! Prizes will be
given to the owners of the top three most popular trailers.
CBC is a non-profit organization, comprised entirely of volunteers and
dedicated to making safe, affordable, working bikes accessible to people in our
community. It also educates cyclists about bicycle maintenance, repair and
safety. Money raised through bike sales will improve shop resources and enable
the Collective to share more bicycle tools, parts, and knowledge to more
miss this great opportunity! Help turn your old bike into someone else’s “new”
bike – and find another one for yourself in the process.
The 2011 Annual Report for the
Corvallis Bicycle Collective
For the Corvallis Bicycle Collective, 2011 held a variety of changes and challenges, each of which has prepared us for successful 2012.
Finding a Home
Creating a space for the Corvallis community to work on bikes is a core service of the Corvallis Bicycle Collective. Yet, at the end of 2010, we were without a shop, having recently parted ways with the Oregon State University Student Sustainability Initiative that gave us birth. However, in early 2011, we were introduced to the founder of Stumptown Sounds. We were offered free shop space at its location in a barn in South Corvallis. Of course, “free space” needs some serious work. Our volunteers and donors were up to the task, investing nearly $1,000 and hundreds of volunteer hours to renovate the location. Sadly, when were nearly reopened, the city of Corvallis determined that our repairs were not quite up to building code. Just one week before we were set to open, the city condemned the building. Ultimately, the City determined that the space could not be used without investing tens of thousands of dollars in plumbing, sidewalks, driveways, and permits. The space that we had worked so hard to rebuild never opened.
Despite our inability to open at our Southtown location, the Corvallis community turned out to support our April 2011 “reopening” party. An amazing turnout came to enjoy music, food, and tents in front of the boarded up site. Visitors were excited to see both how hard we had worked and to what potential a functioning shop could have. The event raised nearly $700 in memberships and donations. Even more important, the party brought us to the attention of our next partner, the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Corvallis.
Parks and Recreation was able to offer available space we could use for a shop. After so much work at the Stumptown Sounds’ building, this move seemed simple. By June we re-reopened in time to host and help run the Parks and Recreation's Youth Volunteer Corps. This event brought us a variety of volunteers, a great chance to teach youth about bicycle repair, and more positive publicity.
The new shop is located off Ireland Lane, just south of Highway 34, just east across the river from downtown Corvallis. The new shop has been running strong since reopening and in half a year brought our organization a total of over $3000 in revenue. The new location has 4 fully-stocked bike stations. Each stand includes a variety of tools, a workbench, and a bike stand. Most recently, we’ve updated our tool library to include alignment tools and taps. At the shop, anyone can work on their own bike for free, or volunteer to share skills with others, to learn new skills refurbishing bikes. We have a bike library of over 150 bikes and frames for purchase or repair. These bikes are in a variety of conditions—from bare frame to ready to roll. We’re glad to teach help anyone get any bike safely rolling.
In the Community
In the Corvallis community, the Corvallis Bicycle Collective lent its voice to advocate against a dangerous slip lane that was planned for the Highway 34 bypass. The proposed slip lane would have cut right through our new shop’s front yard making it more dangerous to access by bicycle. After pressure, ODOT has modified the project to remove the idea of the sliplane.
We have also begun partnering with South Corvallis activists who are excitedly advocating for the construction of safe paths to and through Southtown.
The Corvallis Bicycle Collective was in full force at Corvallis’ celebration of World Car Free day, held annually on September 22nd. Our main event was a “bike swap” which put nearly 30 people on used bikes and netted over $1,000 for our organization. An additional $3,000 was paid in consignments to people who brought bikes to sell. Our volunteer mechanics also worked non-stop that day demonstrating and assisting with repairs to keep more Corvallis bicycles running smoothly.
We also helped to host talk given by a high school student from a Tucson cycling club “El Grupo” while on a bicycle trip from Portland to Arizona.
To benefit our organization’s structure, and to benefit of our donor’s tax returns, the Corvallis Bicycle Collective submitted its paperwork to become recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. As of April 2011, the IRS recognized that we are, and always have been, a charitable organization.
This year also saw the completion of a new computer database to catalog our shop’s bicycles, sales, and volunteer hours. This has served to replace our previous system of overstuffed binders and hard-to-track scraps of paper.
The organization also designed and created a new a bike sticker for your favorite ride and printed out new glossy business cards, both with help from ProPrint of Corvallis. The bike stickers are free to anyone who brings a bicycle into to the shop.
In another move, www.CorvallisBikes.org is our new online home. We hope it’s easier to remember and to spell than our old site.
Together, we hope these organizational changes will attract more visitors, more grant money, and ultimately more Corvallis bikers in 2012.
We owe a special thanks to donor Terri Odell who provided us with a $1,000 donation in memory of Tom Haswell. Special thanks as well to donor Penny Kollen who provided us with several key donations when times were looking the grimmest.
We also want to thank a local group of OSU students who put on a bicycle drive. We always have plenty of other projects, big and small, for other enterprising student groups or volunteers.
Over the past year, meeting space has been volunteered by a variety of places, all of whom deserve our thanks. This includes the Universalist Unitarian Church, the Veggie House, the OSU Student Sustainability Center, Market of Choice, First Alternative Food Co-op, Community Outreach Inc., Stumptown Sounds, and the city of Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department.
We added new board members, including Shelley, Robert, and Yaney, a new chair Paul. Our board said thanks to departing board members Michael, Ken, Kate, and Dan.
Thanks too to all the volunteers, members, shop customers, donors, well-wishers, and everyone out enjoying their bikes in Corvallis.
Although we are not yet large enough for the IRS to require us to give detailed financial reporting, transparency and open participation are key values of our organization. In 2011, we spent around $2,000 on tools and supplies for our shop, $1,000 repairing the Stumptown Sounds location that never opened, and around $600 on providing and advertising our various events. In 2012, we expect to put another $2,550 into our shop tools and supplies and around $1,550 to events.
In 2011, most of our money came from the shop, including $1,500 from the sales of bikes and another $1,800 from the sales of parts. Another $2,100 came from directly from contributions and memberships. Another $1,000 came from our Car Free Day fundraiser and $400 from recycling scrap metal and unreparable bikes.
This year, we hope to continue bringing as many people into the shop as it will hold and to increase our sales of bikes and parts. To broaden our membership, we have lowered the price of a membership to $15.
There’s a lot we hope to do, and we expect that we’ll continue to confront and meet challenges we haven’t yet prepared for. Here are some of our aspirations:
- To increase the safety and visibility of our current shop location;
- To increase the availability of free and low-cost safety equipment;
- To continue to grow our volunteers, members, and bike sales
- To update and finalize our volunteer policies;
- To continue our participation in World Car Free day and to add a spring and summer events;
- To build partnerships within the Corvallis community and within the Oregon biking community to expand our reach, clout; and
- To continue getting more people safely rolling on bikes.
How You Can Help
We are always accepting new volunteers, donations of bicycles or parts, and contributions and memberships. The best way to get involved is to talk to us in person at our shop during open hours.
If you want to make a contribution or become a member, you can make a secure online payment through Paypal at www.corvallisbikes.org/member or cut out the form below and return it to our shop in person or by mail.
If your kids have outgrown their bikes or you’ve got an unused bike that’s been taking up space in your garage, mark your calendar for Thursday, September 22. That’s the date of Corvallis’s first annual Bike Swap/Sale, to be held in conjunction with World Car Free Day.
Donations and/or consignments of ride-able child and adult bikes, tricycles, trailers, etc., may be dropped off at Central Park (across from the library) on September 22nd between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. The sale will begin at 12 noon and continue until 7 pm, overlapping with the World Car Free Day Festival in Central Park from 4 to 7 pm.
The Corvallis Bicycle Collective (CBC) is spearheading the Swap/Sale in collaboration with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Transportation Action Team, organizer of World Car Free Day in Corvallis. The CBC will help participants assess the value of their bikes and will keep 15% of the sale price to handle transactions, enabling them to use this event as a fundraiser.
The CBC is a non-profit organization, comprised entirely of volunteers and dedicated to making safe, affordable, working bikes accessible to people in our community. They also educate bikers about bicycle maintenance, repair, and safety.
Don’t miss this great opportunity! Help turn your old bike into someone else’s “new” bike – and find another one for yourself in the process. For more information about the Bike/Swap Sale, contact Rose Clarke email@example.com or 541-224-6885.
To take the Car Free Day pledge or to learn more about what’s happening on World Car Free Day in Corvallis, go to www.sustainablecorvallis.org
or call 541-230-1237. Sponsors of Car Free Day include the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, City of Corvallis, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Cascades West Rideshare, Corvallis Bicycle Collective, Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis Cyclery, First Alternative Natural Food Co-op, Footwise, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Oregon State University, Peak Sports, Safe Routes to School, Sedlak’s Shoes, and the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative.
1) From downtown Corvallis, head east on Van Buren Avenue out of town (and county).
Cross the Van Buren Bridge. If you're biking either take the wooden slat path, yield to other traffic and pedestrians and enjoy views of the Willamette River. If you ride on the road, stay to the right as far as you are comfortable.
After you cross the bridge, you'll come down a hill to a light at the intersection of the Hwy 34 Bypass. Note that automobile traffic will be picking up speed. Stay right and stay visible.
We are south east of that light (cross 34 and turn right). You look that way and see us across the park in a light blue green building. If you're walking, you can head straight across the Alan Burg park to our shop. If you're on a bike, we recommend that you avoid this route because it's full of tire-puncturing blackberries.
4) If you're biking (or of course driving) stay on the road for about 75 yards past the light. Traffic will be picking up to full speed, so stay right and stay safe. At Ireland Lane take a right.
5) Once you've turned on to Ireland, stay to the right and on the pavement.
6) Keep right and the Y (technically Roche Lane) until you reach our light blue-green building. Stay to the right of the building and head around the back to find our shop.
From above, it looks like this:
The Corvallis Bicycle Collective is nearing time for its (2nd annual) elections for its board. According to our bylaws, only members of the organization are eligible to vote in elections or run for positions.To become a member, you must: (1) fill out a membership form (either paper or online). If you have not done so, please fill it out here.
(2) Within 2011, donate EITHER
(i) $40 to the Bicycle Collective (you can do that here) OR
(ii) 4 hours volunteering, NOT including hours donated in exchange for parts, bikes, or discounts.
If you are interested in serving on the board, please email us and/or show up to our next meeting, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6PM at our site.
If you have questions about your membership status, or to notify us of volunteer hours completed, please email me at bobby.mauger <@t> gmail.com.
Bobby Mauger, Treasurer
Corvallis Bicycle Collective
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After more than a year of searching and false starts, the volunteers of the Corvallis Bicycle Collective are tuning up bikes again in a new headquarters on loan from the city of Corvallis.
The nonprofit is trading landscaping, youth classes and bike tune-ups for the use of the workbenches and storage space of a shed on city-owned land just south of Highway 34 at 33900 S.E. Roche Lane (off of Ireland Lane) next to Alan B. Berg Regional Park.
On Thursday, collective volunteers taught bike repair skills to nine teenagers from the Corvallis Parks & Recreation Youth Volunteer Corps.
The youths wanted to take 12 bikes donated to the city or abandoned in city parks and make them ridable in time for use at a community event - the Campeones de Salud (Champions for Health) Sixth Annual Soccer Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 12-14.
Ron Georg, a bike technician from Utah; Paul Atwood, a former partner for BikeE; Rose Clarke, former Student Sustainability Initiative transportation coordinator; and Vernon Huffman, a long distance cyclist and longtime volunteer with the collective, served as teachers for the day.
Twelve-year-old Kevin Massie, a Linus Pauling Middle School student, listened attentively to Georg, as he showed a cluster of the city's teenage volunteers how to grease the ball bearings in a bike's axle components. It was a more technical lesson than on the first day, when the young people learned how to change tires and adjust handlebars.
Shelby MacCollin, 16, a Corvallis High School student who began volunteering with the summer program three years ago, said that she plans to use her new skills to help her mom fix up her bike.
After helping to string new brake cables on a bike, Mersedes Engle, 15, said she had a new understanding for how the brakes work.
"I actually learned something," she said. After a year at CHS, she'll attend Annie Wright School in Seattle this fall.
Inside the collective's new building are stacks of about 80 donated bike frames and shelves holding the functional remains of bikes that the collective has taken apart over the years.
Among the mishmash of gears are finds such as a unicycle, a frame for a tall bike (two frames welded together so that the rider sits about five feet up) and a low-bike frame, where the seat is only about six inches off the ground.
"There's a lot of junk, but there are some gems hiding in here," Atwood said.
He picked up a smallish iridescent red and blue frame and said, "This could be a great bike for someone."
According to Atwood, volunteers who rebuild two bikes with the collective can then build one of their own.
"If you put it together yourself, you'll know exactly how it works and how to keep it working," Atwood said.
The collective was on "pins and needles" hoping that approvals from the city and Linn County would come through to use the new site, Huffman said on Thursday.
Now that they have it, the collective's revolving cast of about 40 volunteers is busy organizing the space and preparing to take in new donated bike parts.
"There's so much good energy coming together," Huffman said.
Due to our hopes to reopen a location on the south east corner of the proposed (although now likely canceled) slip lane, the Corvallis Bicycle Collective unanimously voted to send ODOT the letter below, also attached as a PDF.
We are writing to inform you that the Corvallis Bicycle Collective, a non-profit organization, is unanimously opposed to the proposed slip lane connecting the south bypass to Hwy 34. We expect our members and friends to frequently bicycle from downtown Corvallis to Ireland Lane, off the south side of Hwy 34. If built, the slip lane would make this trip much more dangerous for bicycles than it is now. The access lane proposed to the north of Hwy 34 would not alleviate the problem and would not provide bicycle access to the south.
The plan does not seem to comply with the Oregon Bicycle Bill (ORS 366.514). We are relieved to hear that ODOT now plans to discontinue this project.