Now hiring: Education Programs Coordinator

Now hiring: Education Programs Coordinator

Purpose: The Education Programs Coordinator will play an important role in supporting the varied work of the Education Programs department, with an emphasis on Safe Routes to School (SR2S) programs in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Education Programs are an important part of SVBC’s mission and integral to several of our strategic outcomes. Position reports to Education Programs Manager and works closely with Deputy Director and Outreach Manager. Description: Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Education Programs Coordinator supports the Safe Routes to School Program and other educational efforts by providing program coordination, education, and support to school districts, school sites, and community partners. This position will be running or supporting programs that engage youth grades K-12 as well as programs that provide bicycling safety and skills education to the general public, and shall assume accountability for the results in achieving the outlined goals and objectives of those programs. Primary responsibilities of the Education Programs Coordinator include (but are not limited to): Develop, plan, promote, implement, and evaluate a wide-range of youth and family-related events. Measure performance, relevancy, and effectiveness of assigned programs. Ongoing program development and strategic planning. Work with the Outreach Manager to use a range of communication and marketing tools to promote events and increase attendance. Coordinate with partner organizations and cities to schedule, promote, and design effective programs. Instruct in-class and on-bike lessons on bicycle and pedestrian safety to youth ranging in age from 6-18. Coordinate and instruct a variety of adult education classes and events, including workshops, presentations, and skills courses. Work with PTAs, principals, teachers, school staff, and public agency...

Safe and Confident Autumn/Winter Cycling class

This class is for fair-weather bike commuters and recreational riders interested in tips for continuing to enjoy bicycling in colder weather, with shorter daylight hours, and/or when rain is predicted. Knowing how to dress for Bay Area winter weather and outfit your bike for drizzle and darkness can help you keep fit year-round. We’ll cover safety and basic commuting skills with photos and video, model clothing options for staying warm and dry, and demonstrate a variety of effective lights for your bike and helmet. There will be optional goal-setting for those who’d like to get started making a change within the next month. Bring questions and learn from two knowledgeable instructors. Location: Stanford campus, details provided upon registration. Instructors: John Ciccarelli, League Cycling Instructor, and Jane Rothstein, LCSW, HIP Coordinator of Environmental Behavior Change. Fee is $35. To register, go to http://hip.stanford.edu Once there, click on “register for classes” and type “bike” into the grey search...

Safe and Confident Autumn/Winter Cycling class

This class is for fair-weather bike commuters and recreational riders interested in tips for continuing to enjoy bicycling in colder weather, with shorter daylight hours, and/or when rain is predicted. Knowing how to dress for Bay Area winter weather and outfit your bike for drizzle and darkness can help you keep fit year-round. We’ll cover safety and basic commuting skills with photos and video, model clothing options for staying warm and dry, and demonstrate a variety of effective lights for your bike and helmet. There will be optional goal-setting for those who’d like to get started making a change within the next month. Bring questions and learn from two knowledgeable instructors. Instructors: John Ciccarelli, League Cycling Instructor, and Jane Rothstein, LCSW, HIP Coordinator of Environmental Behavior Change. Fee is $35. Location: Stanford Campus, details provided upon registration. To register, go to http://hip.stanford.edu Once there, click on “register for classes” and type “bike” into the grey search...

Free Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop – San Jose

Register here for the Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop! Has it been a long time since you’ve ridden a bike or are you simply looking for a refresher? Come learn the basics of bicycling at our Urban Bicycling Workshop. The course is a one-hour presentation covering many of the basics: the rules of the road, route planning, and Bay Area Bike Share 101. The class will end with an optional, guided bike ride on Bay Area Bike Share. No membership necessary. This class is funded in part by Bay Area Bike Share, however it is open to members and non-members alike! Please contact Ashley Hernandez at ashley@bikesiliconvalley.org with any...
Bike rides, bike safety, bike fun

Bike rides, bike safety, bike fun

Join SVBC’s Safe Routes to School team this Spring and Summer as we look to get more kids (and their parents) on bikes through interactive events and activities. Volunteering at these types of events is a great way to refresh your bicycling safety knowledge while having a great time. In the upcoming months we will host several biking events where we will teach kids safe riding techniques, proper helmet fit, basic bike maintenance, and most importantly, the fun of riding a bicycle! We will host an array of events where you may be able to volunteer and participate, including bike rodeos, family bike rides, community events, and summer camps. Take a look at the list of events we already have scheduled. Most shifts are between 2-5 hours long, but they are a full day’s worth of fun. April 26 – Bike Warrior Challenge in Burlingame May 5 – Street Alive! Parks Alive! Bike in Disguise in Belmont/Foster City/San Mateo May 9 – National Bike to School Day throughout Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties May 10 – Bicycling Spring Classic held at Specialized’s Morgan Hill Headquarters June 30 to July 11 – Summer Bike Camps in San Jose May to June – Family Bike Rides throughout Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm for teaching kids to bike safely. Please contact Ashley Hernandez if you’re interested in helping out at one of these events (or future events) and we’ll make sure to give you all the details. Email: Ashely@bikesiliconvalley.org Phone:...