The Golden Sprockets

This year was the second ANC Active Challenge, where we encouraged people to commit to walking, biking, and taking transit from mid-May through September and track their trips on the LinkAK system.

The results are in: You all did amazing! 436 people participated in the challenge and logged over 14,500 trips for a total of over 73,000 miles of biking, walking, and bus riding.

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We're Hiring!

Become part of the Bike Anchorage Team and apply today:

 

Bike Anchorage Director

Core Purpose: Make Anchorage Bicycle Friendly

Core Values: Community, Safety, Equal Opportunity, Fun! 

Job Title:  Director                             

Hours: Part-Time Position (30 hours/week)

Compensation: $25-30 per hour depending on experience

Reports to: Board of Directors President 

Location: Anchorage, AK – provide your own office

 

Summary of Position: Bike Anchorage seeks a dynamic and highly motivated individual to advance our organization’s commitment to making Anchorage more bicycle friendly. The Director will be responsible for program management, communications, policy development, research, partnership building, fundraising, volunteer management, and administration.

The ideal candidate will have experience in most of the following areas: education, policy development, communications, transportation planning, local government, public health, advocacy, grassroots organizing, volunteer management, and social equity. This position has the potential for growth within the organization and would be a part of a supportive, passionate, and dynamic team.

Bike Anchorage is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The position is for 12 months and contingent on funding availability. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to set priorities and carry out program goals;
  • Lead communications and information sharing, including writing newsletters, blog posts, website updates, social media, reports, and other public-facing outreach;
  • Teach bicycle safety education courses in Anchorage and in communities across the state;
  • Organize events and facilitate networking of Bike Anchorage members and supporters via webinars, calls, in-person meetings and other gatherings;
  • Actively engage with and support community members, advocates, and thought leaders interested in advancing Bike Anchorage’s priorities;
  • Manage, conduct and support research efforts around traffic safety, public advocacy and education, and related topics;
  • Contribute to effective systems to track organizational progress and evaluate program components, to measure success that can be effectively communicated;
  • Support fundraising efforts;
  • Serve as a public-facing representative of the organization at events;
  • Lead and support grant writing efforts for program funding;
  • Assist with administrative and IT tasks.
  • Additional responsibilities to be identified, as the program evolves.
  • Periodic travel to other Alaska communities is required. 

Qualifications:

  • Must become a League Certified Instructor (LCI) through the League of American Bicyclists within the first 6 months of employment. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the fields of transportation, education, policy, and advocacy;
  • Proven history of engaging with and positively impacting diverse communities;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong time-management skills, with the ability to meet goals and deadlines while working independently;
  • Knowledge of and experience with building organizational networks for social impact;
  • Adept with social media and web-based outreach tools;
  • Grant-writing experience;
  • Commitment to organizing people to achieve change; and
  • Some driving and travel required. Valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of auto insurance required.

Core Competencies:

  • Self-starter who shows initiative and is eager to advance bike safety solutions;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multitask;
  • Detail-oriented and extremely well-organized;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to build trust and maintain relationships with partners across the country; and
  • Commitment to building a more equitable transportation system.

Physical demands: Activities will include providing and operating a bicycle, wearing required safety gear including lights, helmet, reflective clothes, etc.

Work environment: Bike Anchorage will not provide a dedicated office space. However, there is an opportunity to access a co-working space. There is a flexible schedule. 

Bike Anchorage is an at-will employer.

Hiring Timeline: Open until filled. We will begin scheduling interviews in December 2019. 

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Chelsea Ward-Waller at info@bikeanchorage.org with “Bike Anchorage Director” in the subject line. Receipt of your application will be acknowledged with an email reply. No phone calls please.

Bike Anchorage is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We value having staff diverse in gender, ethnicity, and background. 


Way to go Donovan!

Announcing the July winner of the Active ANC Challenge! Donovan won two tickets on the Aurora Winter Train, donated by Alaska Railroad. We've got another drawing coming up, so keep logging those active trips!

linkak.org/s/active-anc-challenge


AARP Livable Communities Grant

We are very pleased to share that we are one of the 159 awardees of the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program from AARP Livable Communities and AARP Alaska! The awardees of this “quick action” grant program come from every state Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Through this grant we will be purchasing a trailer full of traffic calming materials to support "pop-up" demonstration projects across Anchorage! To find out more about the program and the other grantees check out www.aarp.org/CommunityChallenge.


Our First Active ANC Winner!

We are excited to announce the first prize winner of the Active ANC Challenge! Drum roll please!!!

Congratulations to Michael Olive! He won a carbon fiber saddle from Selle Anatomica!

Be sure to keep logging your active trips as part of the Active ANC Challenge. We will be awarding more prizes on the last Fridays of July and August.

Check out the leader boards here: www.linkak.org/s/active-anc-challenge

We had a great time out there today during last Friday treat stations - we will be doing it all over again on the last Fridays of July and August. Thanks so much to everyone who came out + thanks to all the amazing organizations who provided tasty treats!

 


Join the Treat Station Team

Treat stations are the lifeblood of events like Bike to Work Day. Everyone knows there is nothing better than building community with free food! This year, we are expanding our footprint to make sure even more cyclists get to experience the magic of Bike to Work Day. 

We will have treat stations set up at Eastchester/Woodside Park and Lion's Community Park in Mountain View from 6-9am on Friday, May 17th. Want to help us fuel commutes and get folks on their bikes? Send an email to pierce@bikeanchorage.org!

 



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