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The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) is seeking an executive director to continue its record of successful active transportation advocacy and lead the organization as it continues to expand its reach and impact in generating an equitable and sustainable transportation system. The executive director will guide the strategic direction of the organization and build new programs to support that vision.
CalBike’s director will share our members’ passion for better biking and be enthusiastic about our mission to advocate for equitable, inclusive, and prosperous communities where bicycling helps enable all Californians to lead healthy and joyful lives. The incoming executive director must have a thorough understanding of bicycle and active transportation advocacy work. They must be able to engage strategically with partners and understand relevant policy impacts in intersecting and interconnected issue areas such as policing and traffic enforcement; housing, gentrification, and displacement; transit advocacy; climate change and sustainability; and disability mobility.
The executive director is the chief executive officer of the California Bicycle Coalition, a 501(c)(4), and the California Mobility Fund, a 501(c)(3). The executive director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for ensuring the organization consistently achieves its mission and financial objectives.
The executive director will be supported by our small, tight-knit team, which works remotely and collaboratively.
CalBike is California’s state-level bicycling advocacy organization. We advocate for pro-bicycle and equitable mobility legislation in Sacramento and work closely with state agencies to secure funding for infrastructure and programs that make our streets and communities safer and more welcoming to people who walk and bike. CalBike also represents California transportation positions and initiatives at the national level and works to ensure continued funding and focus from federal programs to support California’s active and accessible transportation goals.
CalBike offers a competitive compensation package with a salary ranging from $130,000-$150,000, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. CalBike also provides employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, a bike commuter benefit, cell phone and internet reimbursement, ergonomic office stipend, a 3% employer match to a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan, and a generous paid leave policy.
The executive director must be based in California. Most work will be remote. Preference for Sacramento, the Bay Area, or a location where you can easily travel to Sacramento as needed to meet with legislators and agency personnel.
Our executive director will have most or all of these qualifications:
Please send a resume or CV with a cover letter as a single PDF document, with a subject line including the job title and your full name, to email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications and candidates will be kept confidential.
CalBike provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, mental or physical disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, especially people of color, women, immigrants, people of all abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Top applicants might not have expertise related to every qualification listed above, but will bring experience in at least two, plus a willingness to learn and excel at the others. A core qualification for this position is that you must advocate for and deeply value equity and inclusion.