BikeDenver Searching for a New Director to the Lead Fight for a Bikeable City

BikeDenver is the city’s top advocacy group for people on bikes. Its staff pushes decision makers to make streets safe and convenient for cycling as transportation.BKD_Contained_RGB

Now the organization is looking for someone new to lead it. Might that person be you?

BikeDenver’s Board of Directors announced last week that it’s going national with its search. Here’s a brief job description:

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of BikeDenver including advocacy and policy, financial management, fundraising, strategic planning and program implementation, and staff management in order to fulfill the organization’s mission and meet annual goals. The Executive Director creates and operates programs and initiatives designed to educate and engage wide and diverse audiences about the individual and community benefits of bicycling, and directs efforts to improve Denver-area policies, practices, and physical infrastructure to support increased safe bicycling.

If you’re interested, there’s more information about the job, qualifications, and how to apply (by March 25) on BikeDenver’s website.

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