Passionate about bicycles? Like working with kids? Want to help build a stronger, better connected and more bike-friendly Traverse City? Join Equipo Norte!
Norte!, a 501c.3 advocacy non-profit, founded in 2014, is dedicated to building a stronger, better connected and more bicycle friendly community by empowering the young and young at heart through bicycles. Norte! educates and advocates for happy, active, healthy people of all ages and abilities. Our initiatives are many:
Traverse City-wide Safe Routes to School project
Pro bike/Pro walk Traverse City advocacy
Youth mountain bike team and racing programming
Community bike shop to educate, empower and advocate at the Clubhouse
Our VISTA supports a range of programming and communication activities to help further Norte!’s mission. S/he is responsible for organizing and implementing Norte!’s youth programming. S/he will also assist with program communications, including the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic communications and delivering presentations to community groups. This position requires a genuine enthusiasm for Norte!’s work and a passion to see youth grow and succeed. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential to effectively interact with and build trust and confidence among our members and supporters.
As a newly formed small non-profit making big impacts, a Norte! VISTA member will help establish and put in place organizational procedures for efficient day-to-day operations for future sustainability. Norte! VISTA member will assist in developing educational programming focusing on serving schools with significant at-risk populations to teach safe urban riding skills, connecting youth to volunteer mentors as an avenue to foster youth leadership. In using the bicycle as a tool for community engagement, the VISTA member will provide a structure for volunteer opportunities, appreciation and recognition. They will also create a stronger organizational foundation by developing administrative and communication practices and procedures, and assist in seeking sustainable sources of funding.
We are currently recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA members serving June 2017- June 2018 and August 2017-August 2018.
The deadline for August is 7/21/17.
AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a monthly stipend and a $5,500 education award upon completion of a year term of service. If you will be relocating from outside the Grand Traverse area, there is a relocation assistance benefit to help you get settled in, and potential housing resources available. For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, or to apply for this position, please go to: unitedwaynwmi.org/americorps-vista
Or call: (231)947-3200 Extension 209
Job Type: Full-time
El Grupo Norte Youth Cycling is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in employment, promotions, or compensation on the basis of sex, age, race, religion, color, national origin, marital or veteran status, or disability.