Executive Director

Oaks and Spokes

Raleigh, NC - Work from Home

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Not required

Salary: $50,000 - $70,000

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**This is a hybrid position that requires some in person work such as hosting community events in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Organization: Oaks and Spokes

Title: Executive Director

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina (Remote)

Date Posted: 11/15/2022

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

How to apply: Please email your resume (with optional cover letter in email format) to [email protected]  If you have any questions about the role please contact the same email address, cc’ing [email protected] along with [email protected].  

About the Organization: Oaks and Spokes is a community-building, educational, and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting bicycling in Raleigh, North Carolina.  With over 200 members and 1000+ supporters, we facilitate people being on bikes in whatever way works best for them.  We host social rides, support bike education in local schools, as well as  serve as the voice of Raleigh’ bike community, working with professional staff and elected leaders at the local and state levels to ensure that our infrastructure supports all modes, ages, and abilities.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a Board of Directors and several contracted support roles, including an Interim Director and Safe Routes to School Grant Coordinator.  Our Strategic Plan outlines our goals to grow as an organization in a sustainable and intentional manner to better serve our community of people on bikes (and people not yet on bikes!).

About the Role:  This is a full-time staff position.  You will serve as the Executive Director of the organization and be responsible for managing both the day-to-day activities of the organization and directing the growth of the organization, in order to achieve our capacity and policy goals as they relate to fostering a community of biking in Raleigh.  

Specifically, your duties will include:

  • Serving as the face of the organization with external partners, including the City of Raleigh and the North Carolina Department of Transportation, as well as other non-profit organizations and private real estate development companies.
  • Working with the board and external partners to create “tactical urbanism” pop-up bike infrastructure in coordination with the City of Raleigh.
  • Develop and execute a multi-year fundraising and membership plan to support the organization's goals, including directly soliciting financial contributions from individuals and businesses.
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, including any additional staff or independent contractors (or other vendors) that the organization may engage to support its work.
  • Facilitate and staff major and minor organizational events, including monthly board meetings, social rides, fundraisers, the annual members’ party, and other in-person and virtual events.
  • Administer all external grants for the organization, including applications, deliverables, and reporting.
  • Work closely with our volunteer Board of Directors to encourage a spirit of participation and community involvement among the organization’s leadership and membership.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in planning, business, nonprofit management, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 1 year of experience working with a nonprofit organization or similar small organization, including some experience in development, grant writing/reporting, or management.
  • Direct familiarity and comfort with bicycling as a mode of transportation and recreation.
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves, even if it means trying something you haven’t done before.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a senior role with a non-profit, governmental, or private organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide an organization through significant growth and change
  • Familiarity with the policy and funding mechanisms for transportation infrastructure at the local and state level, as well as best practices for biking infrastructure as a form of travel in the United States and other countries.
  • Familiarity and experience with the Raleigh bike community and bike infrastructure in Raleigh.

Benefits and Compensation:  This is a salaried position in the range of $50-70,000/year for base salary, depending on qualifications and experience.  There will be an annual incentive compensation/bonus depending on your performance and the performance of the organization.  This position will include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as 401(k) pre-tax contributions with the potential for employer matching depending on the performance of the organization.

Oaks and Spokes is an equal opportunity employer, and individuals from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted January 6, 2023, 1:50 PM PST

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