Program Coordinator

Cycle Oregon | Portland, OR

Posted Date 1/06/2022

About Cycle Oregon

Cycle Oregon is an Oregon-based nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through bicycling. Over the last 30+ years, Cycle Oregon has built a passionate, loyal community of cycling enthusiasts by hosting world-class, fully supported rides through Oregon’s most breathtaking landscapes and supporting communities through grants from the Cycle Oregon Fund. Its vision is to promote the vitality of rural Oregon, which it accomplishes by promoting bicycle tourism, partnering with organizations with shared goals and advocating for safety and infrastructure. In addition, Cycle Oregon strategically invests in rural communities.

Cycle Oregon depends on confident, creative, collaborative, fun and knowledgeable staff who are passionate about Cycle Oregon’s mission. The team is small but mighty and relies on their ability to leverage resources, as well as volunteer and partner support to amplify its mission and outcomes.

About the Position

The Program Coordinator is a highly organized program coordinator with strong attention to detail. Working under the direction of the Executive Director and with external partners, the Program Coordinator will develop and coordinate bike safety education and community engagement programs across Oregon and reestablish and grow bike tourism programs. The Program Coordinator develops operational tactics, sound practices and supportive relationships, both internally and externally, that result in cooperative and cost-effective collaborations that further the delivery of the Cycle Oregon brand promise.

Essential Job Functions

Bicycle Education Programs

  1. Develop ‘train-the-trainer’ materials and implement training sessions for educators. Support program planning and the coordinator and implementation of activities.
  2. Review bike safety education curriculum and recommend modifications; engage in annual review of curriculum.
  3. Coordinate the purchase, set-up and maintenance of multiple bike fleets and develop systems for their use across the state.
  4. Develop operating plans and policies and procedures for programs.
  5. Promote, schedule and support educators in use of the traveling bike fleet.
  6. Analyze and incorporate feedback and best practices to keep the program functioning at a high level.

Bicycle Routes and Tourism

  1. Communicate with, assist, and mentor bike tourism proponents on phases of route development including the development of a bike route plan and ongoing implementation of the plan.
  2. Train and assist proponents to be successful local advocates for designated bike routes and build support for their program.
  3. Staff a state-wide bike route advisory committee.  Plan meeting logistics and agenda in conjunction with the chair.  Ensure that the committee meetings meet all public meeting and reporting requirements.
  4. Organize an annual bike tourism proponent conference and represent Cycle Oregon at outreach/education meetings and workshops.
  5. Coordinate promotion of the bike routes with Travel Oregon, local marketing organizations, travel writers, etc.

Planning and Project Coordination

  1. Establish priorities and facilitate communication among staff so that relevant people are well-informed about tasks, timing and information.
  2. Regularly evaluate efforts to identify areas for improvement, efficiency, cost-savings or other goals.
  3. Ensure that objectives and activities are properly implemented per grant and contract. Maintain a variety of administrative records and databases; create program reports and summarize key statistics.


  1. Build awareness and visibility of Cycle Oregon through events and related activities.
  2. Develop and maintain a culture of collaboration, creativity, confidence and knowledge among staff and partners.
  3. Create a culture where excellence prevails.

General Qualifications

Minimum requirement at least 2 years professional experience in a comparable role; a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent a plus. Expertise in youth programming, curriculum development, community engagement preferred. Driver’s license and competence in driving large vehicles is required. Knowledge of bike mechanics is a bonus.

In addition, candidate will possess:

  • Confidence to work with great autonomy
  • Excellent written, verbal, and public speaking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well with diverse populations.
  • A high degree of integrity and professionalism that garners the trust and respect of others.
  • A professional demeanor tailored to meeting deadlines while managing conflicting priorities.
  • Organizational skills when working under pressure.

Pay / Benefits

  • Salary range: $48-$52k DOE
  • Benefits: per Cycle Oregon policy (includes PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match and more)
  • Hours: full time exempt; flexible, evenings, weekend and travel required
  • Reports to: Executive Director

Cycle Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse staff of qualified, highly skilled, and creative individuals is necessary to achieve our mission. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our workforce across a range of dimensions.

To Apply: Email resume, cover letter, professional references to by 5:00 pm on January 28 with subject line ‘Program Coordinator’

Listing Type
Education | Events | Nonprofit | Travel
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$48,000 - $52,000
Salary Type
Commensurate with Experience

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