Bicycle Colorado Sharpens Focus on Denver With Search for Local Director
As part of its mission to make the entire state bike friendly, Bicycle Colorado has always advocated for safe, bikeable streets in Denver. Now the organization is hiring a director who will focus strictly on the Mile High City and the metro area.
“We’re certainly hearing from members that they’re very interested in seeing improvements close to where they work and where they play, and that means being more actively involved in city streets and local governments,” said Bicycle Colorado Executive Director Dan Grunig. “We’ve always done work in Denver and worked closely with a lot of partners, and this position will give us some more bandwidth.”
Here’s more from the job description:
Innovations to street design and safety programs are happening fast. We seek a Denver leader to accelerate the pace of change in the greater city, creating a model for the entire state. This is an exciting opportunity to advance community change with positive effects for decades to come.
The ideal candidate will confidently connect with partners and leaders in support of active transportation issues. Managing complex political issues while keeping projects on track will be a key component of this role. This position will work collaboratively with our policy team to implement nation-leading policies and programs.
Candidate must possess the ability to envision and communicate big-picture goals while creating and tracking a path to implementation. Previous experience designing and managing transportation-related campaigns is desired.
Grunig said Denver’s doing okay as a bikable city, but wants to see bike infrastructure built more rapidly. “Our hope is to really accelerate getting a complete network into Denver,” Grunig said. “There really needs to be more energy devoted to that — getting more done in a shorter period of time.”
Bicycle Colorado often works with BikeDenver, which is looking for a new executive director, and will continue to team with the city’s bike advocacy group, Grunig said.
To apply, check out the job description and qualifications on Bicycle Colorado’s website.