FS: Green Bike Program Coordinator (S9639C)
Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
The Green Bike Program Coordinator is responsible for managing the Green Bike program. You will work with the Green Bike Equipment Manager to oversee our fleet of 20+ bikes, a bike garage with full array of tools and stands, and have responsibility for managing student participation. You may also be responsible for helping to organize workshops/events throughout the semester.
The Bates Green Bike program works two ways: 1) we lend out bicycles to students participating in fieldwork, internships, and volunteer activities in the Lewiston/Auburn community. We hope that these bikes can offer a car-free, quick, easy and reliable form of transportation. Often times a bike ride of less than five miles can be completed far quicker than the shuttle. 2) There are 3 green bikes available for check out in the BOC E-Room. These bikes are three-day “rentals.”
• Ability to do unsupervised work responsibly, work independently and collaboratively
• Effective communication skills (through a variety of means)
• Ability to see projects through to completion and be accountable for your work
• Enthusiastic, engaging individuals who are passionate about bikes and biking
• Sense of creativity and fun
• Knowledge about how to reserve spaces for meetings/events and submit information for inclusion in campus communications (desired)
• Knowledge of how to maintain bikes is a plus, but is NOT required for this position
Your primary responsibility is running the semester-long portion of the Green Bike program. These bikes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to students without a car on campus. Each student receiving a bike will be the sole owner of that bicycle for the rest of the semester and as such will be responsible for: keeping it locked (the bikes will come with locks), riding safely, and reporting mechanical damages. Bikes can be stored where students reside (every dorm on campus has a bike storage room and racks outside) as long as they are locked. Your role as the Program Coordinator is to manage the people part of the program.
The Equipment Coordinator will manage the bike garage (10 Frye St.) and hold open shop hours weekly at for general maintenance issues and damage repair. Students who want to may also use these shop hours to learn how to fix a flat tire, tighten brakes, and other basic bike maintenance skills.
How To Apply:
In addition to the application below, please complete this this brief application that has additional questions. Instructions for emailing your completed application are listed on the application.