The Executive Director position at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia offers an exciting opportunity to lead a dynamic and growing organization dedicated to promoting safe and enjoyable bicycling throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. The role entails implementing the organization’s Strategic Roadmap 2023-2028 with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion while leading a team of 13 employees, and overseeing various programs, fundraising, and community outreach efforts. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in leadership and management, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, and experience in fundraising and marketing. This leadership position provides a chance to make a significant impact on communities across the city and region through bicycling advocacy and infrastructure, while fostering partnerships, engaging with stakeholders, and furthering the organization’s mission. Individuals with a passion for safe streets and neighborhoods, familiarity with the region, and a dedication to diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
About the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) is a dynamic and influential nonprofit organization leading the charge to create a safe and enjoyable cycling environment for everyone in the Greater Philadelphia region. Its mission is to advocate for and promote bicycling as a sustainable and equitable means of transportation and recreation. BCGP’s diverse programs span from advocating for the development of biking infrastructure and the Circuit Trails to implementing initiatives like Vision Zero for safer streets. BCGP hosts Signature Events such as “Bike Month”, “Bike to Work and Wherever Day”, and runs education programs including the Bicycle Coalition Youth Cycling Program, the Better Bike Share Partnership and Neighborhood Bike Hubs. Committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, BCGP is currently implementing a Strategic Roadmap 2023-2028, which includes a specific set of Equity Commitments. These are intended to extend its work into all Philadelphia communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, disproportionately impacted by traffic violence. BCGP maintains a hybrid schedule and a flexible working environment for its team.
Highly favorable candidates will possess a combination of strong management skills, a commitment to the organization’s mission, and a track record of successful leadership in the non-private, non-profit, and/or public sectors. They should have strong experience in senior management, demonstrating their ability to develop and implement effective strategies that lead to organizational growth and increased scale while driving more impactful outcomes. The ideal candidate must be passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have a proven ability to both foster an inclusive and collaborative work environment and to develop programs that are meaningful to diverse communities.
Given the organization’s focus on advocacy and community engagement, favorable candidates will also have exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, enabling them to effectively engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including board members, partnering organizations, funders, local and regional leaders, and the diverse communities served by the Bicycle Coalition. Experience in fundraising and a proven ability to sustain and expand revenue-generating activities will be highly valued.
Furthermore, ideal candidates will have a strong marketing, public relations, and external communications background to enhance the organization’s brand and visibility. They will be adept at tailoring messages to various audiences, including staff, donors, media outlets, and government officials.
Favorable candidates need not be avid cyclists, though they must have a deep appreciation for its importance as both a sustainable mode of transportation and recreational activity. Familiarity with the surrounding PA and NJ counties of Philadelphia is advantageous, as it will facilitate building partnerships and relationships throughout the region.