Job Posting 73363

Bike Education Instructor
HUB Cycling
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Metro Vancouver
closes in 10 days (Sun, 15 Aug)
negotiable / flexible  •  Starting wage is $19.25/hour + 4% vacation pay.

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. Visit bikehub.ca/bike-education 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, LGBTQ2S+ 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 Bike Education Manager, 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 involves frequent travel around the region and can be fairly physical, requiring enthusiasm and high levels of energy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set up and deliver HUB educational courses in a professional, enthusiastic and fun manner; 
  • Motivate diverse youth and maintain their engagement during in-class and on-bike course delivery; 
  • Transport yourself and program equipment (i.e. bikes, helmets, and other course gear) to schools across Metro Vancouver daily; infrequent overnight stays for further municipalities are a possibility for some staff;
  • Transport program equipment such as bikes, helmets, and other course gear;
  • Encourage youth and other program participants to see cycling as a viable mode of transportation;
  • Ensure program documents (e.g. waivers, surveys) 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 and parents;
  • 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-organize and obtain before September 10; 
  • Bike Right certified, or available to participate in the Advance Your Ride course likely to be held on the weekend of August 28-29 (9am - 5pm, both days). Learn more at bikehub.ca/bike-education/AYR
  • Clear criminal record check for the vulnerable sector; 
  • Available to work during the upcoming fall season (September 8 - November 5);
  • 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. The 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 spring (April to June) and successive seasons. Upfront fees for Standard First Aid and Advance Your Ride certification courses are the responsibility of participants, although conditional reimbursement is available for the latter. 

 

Start date: Paid training will likely take place September 8, 9 & 15, and course instruction will begin September 20.

 

Pay: Starting wage is $19.25/hour + 4% 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;
  • Preferred weekday availability is taken into account when scheduling;
  • Paid sick leave after 3 months of employment
  • Getting paid to bike!

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