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Positions: Bike Education Instructor
Organization: HUB Cycling
Locations: across Metro Vancouver, BC

Join Our Amazing Team!

At HUB Cycling our aim is to get more people cycling, more often to create healthier, happier, more connected communities. Bike Education Instructors play a key role in getting more people on bikes in Metro Vancouver by teaching engaging educational courses that reach thousands of youth and adults annually.  Our courses include both in-class and on-bike instruction that allow participants to build the skills and confidence needed for safe and enjoyable urban cycling. See our website for more details.

HUB Cycling is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace and to working with people and communities to help them thrive and prosper. Our diversity allows us to fully understand, connect to, and respond to the needs of our members and communities. HUB Cycling encourages women, Indigenous people, people of colour, LGBTQIA and individuals from other diverse communities to apply, and to self-identify as belonging to one or more of these groups if they choose.

Position Summary:

We are hiring several instructors to join our growing Bike Education team. Under the direction of the Instructor Coordinator and Director of Bike Education, Bike Education Instructors work on a seasonal basis and teach a variety of courses. New instructors will primarily work on Bike to School programs, which are delivered in elementary and middle schools and take place during the school day. The work can be fairly physical and requires enthusiasm and high levels of energy. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set up and deliver HUB educational courses in a professional, enthusiastic and fun manner; 
  • Transport program equipment such as bikes, helmets, and other course gear;
  • Motivate diverse youth and maintain their engagement during in-class and on-bike course delivery;  
  • Encourage youth and other program participants to see cycling as a viable mode of transportation;
  • Ensure all program documents (ie. waivers) are completed and submitted in a timely manner;
  • Communicate consistently and promptly with supervisors regarding scheduling, course feedback, and any incidents that occur while on-site;
  • Maintain safety and risk mitigation practices.

You are someone who:

  • Believes in the benefits of cycling, is confident riding a bicycle for transportation and demonstrates responsible city cycling skills;
  • Enjoys working with youth aged 8-14;
  • Is confident and enthusiastic when instructing groups of varying sizes in the classroom and outdoors; 
  • Is adaptable and flexible: can adjust teaching style to different learners’ needs; 
  • Can interact professionally with school staff members, parents and volunteers;
  • Is friendly, patient and works well as part of a team;
  • Values open and proactive communication with teammates and supervisors.

Required Qualifications:

  • Standard First Aid certification, or willingness to self-organise and obtain before March 30.
  • Bike Right certified, or available to participate in the Advance Your Ride course scheduled for the weekend of March 21-22 (9am - 5pm, both days). 
  • Clear criminal record check for the vulnerable sector;
  • Available to work during the upcoming spring season (March 24 - June 27);
  • Flexible weekday schedule or can commit to all-day availability on specific weekdays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading programs for youth;
  • Valid BC driver’s licence and comfort driving a full-size van for equipment transportation;
  • Knowledge of basic bike maintenance.

Terms: This is a seasonal position. Number of shifts vary from week to week depending on instructor availability and programming needs. Instructors must be willing to travel within Metro Vancouver to instruct courses (owning a vehicle is not required), and can expect some early morning start times for travel to program locations. Successful candidates may continue on to teach in fall (September to November) and successive seasons. Course fees for Standard First Aid and Advance Your Ride (discount provided) are the responsibility of participants.

Start date:  Paid training will take place March 24, 25 & 26 and course instruction will begin March 30.

Pay: Starting wage is $18.50/hour + 4% in lieu of vacation pay, with a significant wage increase after completion of first year of instruction and 50+ hours of teaching with HUB Cycling.  

Perks:

  • Friendly and supportive co-workers;

  • Prefered weekday availability is taken into account when scheduling;

  • Getting paid to bike!

How To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume (in one PDF document) to jobs@bikehub.ca with “Bike Education Instructor” as the subject line. Please ensure the file name follows the convention: “BikeEd20_Firstname_Lastname.pdf” and include the following:

  • How you found out about the position; 

  • Your typical weekday availability for March to June and how this seasonal position is a good fit for you;

  • Please indicate that you are available for the cycling skills course on the weekend of March 21-22 from 9am-5pm both days. 

Deadline: Sunday, March 1st at midnight. Early applications are encouraged. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 4 2020    ID: 55926