Position Title: Project Associate, Bike Program
Reports To: Project Manager
Education & Experience: High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of three years’ experience in bike repair experience and youth development. Associate’s Degree with a minimum two years’ comparable experience and bike repair experience or Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral health field, human services field, education or related field preferred with at least one years’ employment or volunteer experience working with adolescents in a youth development or transition coaching setting and bike repair experience. Must demonstrate knowledge of effective adolescent services, youth development, and at-risk youth behaviors. Bike repair experience required.
Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for working with vulnerable youth participating in PPP’s life skills, pre-employment and bike repair program. The project associate will be responsible for training participating youth in bike building and repair and co-facilitating groups. PPP’s intent is to create a program of pre-employment skills developed in partnership with the youth. Responsibilities and duties include:
- Completion of a credible bike repair training program that results in a thorough understanding and knowledge of bike repair concepts.
- Train enrolled youth members in bicycle building and repair using the established curriculum.
- Co-facilitate groups with established curricula with fidelity as assigned.
- Seek donations of bike parts and tools and maintain productive partnerships with regular donors of bicycles and bicycle parts and tools.
- Manage and maintain inventory of donated bicycles and bicycle supplies.
- Coordinate with supervisor necessary bicycle supplies purchasing.
- Contribute to the development and execution of program as a pre-employment program.
- Increase youth members’ bicycle awareness, including bicycle safety and work culture.
- Supervise youth volunteers during all program activities, including community and educational events.
- Complete program documentation in a complete and timely manner as assigned.
- Establishing and maintaining a safe, clean, high quality workspace, productive work environment, including tools and equipment.
- Assist and coordinate marketing of refurbished bicycles for resale.
- Establishing and maintaining community relationships.
- Works with youth who may be experiencing homelessness.
- Serves as liaison with other staff, treatment services and project partners.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule involving days, evenings and occasional Saturdays as necessary to complete bike training courses.
Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrates ability to effectively engage and work with high-risk teens.
- Ability to teach youth in bike repair concepts and mechanics.
- Excellent organizational and collaboration skills.
- Ability to work with a team and to be a self-starter.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of varied social, cultural and educational backgrounds.
- Proficiency with oral and written communication.
- Excellent overall computers skills including the Microsoft Office package.
- Ability to obtain a current certification in Standard First Aid and CPR.
- Ability to obtain a Arizona fingerprint clearance card, clear an updated verification check for cards that have been previously issued and updated FBI checks as well as be cleared by a national public records sex offender check. This position will have access to vulnerable populations.
- Ability to obtain a valid Arizona Driver License and able to be insured under PPP’s vehicle standards
- Bicycle repair skills and experience
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, applicant must be at least 18 years of age. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally required to independently drive a motor vehicle within the region and state. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.