We’re Hiring: Rides Coordinator
About the Organization
Trailnet is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 organization with a 34-year history of advancing St. Louis as a place where walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit are a way of life. By advocating for a network of safe, easy-to-access walking and bicycling routes across St. Louis, we aim to bridge transportation equity gaps and make it easier for all people to get from place to place. We work every day to make our region more sustainable by increasing active transportation options that curb greenhouse gas emissions. Trailnet brings people together throughout the bi-state region with a wide breadth of bicycle rides, educational events, and advocacy programs. Join our team and help make St. Louis a premiere city for walking and biking.
The Trailnet Classics are a series of supported, single-day, multi-distanced bike rides around the St. Louis Region. Every ride includes:
– Marked routes, maps and turn-by-turn navigation
– Multiple rest stops with water and snacks
– Support (SAG) vehicles on the route to assist with mechanical and basic first aid issues
The Trailnet Rides Coordinator is integral to the planning and success of the Trailnet Classics Rides. The Rides Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating and managing Rides volunteers, working with the Rides Director to plan and execute rest stop setup and management, and route marking. The Rides Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the highest standards for volunteer/participant safety and a positive event experience.
A successful candidate will be self-motivated, team-centric, strategic, charismatic, detail-oriented, and highly organized. Familiarity cycling events in the St. Louis Metropolitan area is preferred.
- Coordinate and assist Ride Director with planning and logistics, specifically day-of logistics and execution
- Work all Trailnet Classics Rides events and preparation days prior to the event (see Time Commitment below)
- Work with Rides Director to mark routes prior to event
- Work with Rides Director to plan rest stop logistics
- Prepare rest stop equipment and supplies
- Execute Rest Stop setup and break down on event day
- Recruit, train and manage event volunteers, with special attention to Rest Stop Captains
- Communicate with volunteers prior to events to deliver instructions and answer questions
- Obtain Volunteer Consent Forms from each rest stop captain and other volunteers
- Must successfully complete a background check and driving record screening
- Ability to lead others, provide great customer service, analyze situations and make sound decisions, organize people and processes, be friendly, approachable, and dependable
- Recruitment, Training, Relationship Building experience preferred
- Must be available at all (7) event weekends and the days prior to event day to prepare equipment and supplies
- Attend meetings with Rides Team to discuss and strategize event logistics
- Comfortable driving large vehicles (Passenger vans, U-Hauls, etc)
- Comfortable pulling a trailer. Backing up a trailer is a plus
- Full day-of route marking usually 2 days prior to event
- 3 warehouse preparation days the week prior to event day
- Very early call times with some as early as 5am. Depending on the event, lodging may be provided for the night before, particularly for events farther from St. Louis City
- Long hours on event days. Up to 14 hours in some cases.
- Required Events
April 9th – StG Gravel Classic in Ste. Genevieve, MO
May 22nd – Uphill Battle in Wildwood, MO
July 10th – I Scream for Ice Cream Ride in Edwardsville, IL
July 31st – Calhoun County Classic in Calhoun County, IL
August 21st – Bottleneck Bridge Ride in Festus, MO
September 4th – Giro Della Montagna in St. Louis, MO
October 1st – Ride the Rivers Century in St. Charles, MO
These include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, pulling, pushing, standing for long periods of time, carrying, and lifting of light loads (up to 50 lb.). Working outside and in non-air conditioned settings and possibly in inclement weather.
This is a part-time, contract position lasting from April through mid-October. Salary range: $7,000. Option for hourly but must commit to the entire rides season.
Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Commitment to Equity and Equal Opportunity
Trailnet is committed to support diversity and equal opportunity in its services, administration, and employment, as well as research and activities. We strive to foster a working environment that values contributions from team members including those based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation, sexual identity, mental disabilities, physical disabilities, or veteran status. We work with a wide range of external partners and stakeholders, and we seek candidates that are committed to their own cultural competency. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply.