This is an on-call position which will work no more than 39 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits. On-call positions may have routine or variable work schedules.
Our staffing needs vary season to season, with spring–fall being the busiest time of the year. We are only able to keep a few staff on through the winter season and are unable to guarantee winter work to all staff.
The Outdoor Recreation Team (ODR) is seeking leads and instructors for this summer’s bicycle education program that teaches basic bike maintenance skills, riding skills, and bike safety. The program is for Denver youth, encouraging healthy physical activity and promoting growth in various life and leadership skills. Participants who attend classes will learn bike safety, maintenance, urban/neighborhood riding, and navigation. The Bicycle Education Program Lead is responsible for planning, programming, and implementing this eight-week grant funded program during the summer months. This position is responsible for managing and leading staff at each of our two sites.
• Plan, coordinate, and implement activities and lessons for program participants while ensuring a fun, safe learning environment
• Assist the program lead with administrative duties including organizing of activity calendars, completing reports, auditing participant paperwork, and responding to email and phone call inquiries
• Teach the participant group necessary technical skills for successful, safe bicycle riding and route planning; observe programming and participant safety briefings
• Monitor weather and make alternative plans in the event of severe or inclement weather
• Mentor instructors, providing feedback to help develop their facilitation and leadership skills
• Ensure staff are meeting expectations and job requirements; report any staff issues to the program lead if they arise
• Maintain a positive group atmosphere in which all participants are welcomed, included, and supported
• Identify and minimize environmental risks; follow policies and procedures as set forth by ODR
• Respond to emergencies and provide patient care; be prepared to summon help and initiate rescue
• Drive department vehicles including trucks with trailer in tow and 15-passenger mini-buses with participants
The starting rate for this position is $18.00/hour.
• Instructional experience in recreational biking and urban/street biking
• Experience in bicycle safety, bicycle building, and/or bicycle maintenance
• Open availability during the summer programming months
• Experience working with youth and adults in a recreation setting
• Ability to attend Outdoor Recreation’s in-house trainings
• Ability to attend Defensive Driving and Coaching the Van Driver training
• Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
• Experience Requirement: Two (2) years of experience (paid or volunteer) as an instructor in an organized specialized recreation program
• Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
• License/Certifications: Requires certification in CPR/First Aid at the time of application or prior to completion of probation period
• Wilderness First Aid Certification
• CPR/First Aid Certification
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