Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Explore Bike Share Looking to Expand Staff

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 11:12 AM

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Memphis’ Explore Bike Share (EBS) is looking to add two more full-time staff members, as well as part-time bike technicians to its team, the organization announced Tuesday.

The bike-sharing nonprofit is seeking a “proven sales leader” to serve as the Membership Marketing Director, a “proven fundraising and business development leader” to assume the Development Manager role, and “revolutionaries” to serve as bike technicians.

Applicants for both of the full-time positions should have the ability to collaborate with diverse groups; familiarity with and connections in the area; action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approaches; and be a persuasive, passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.

Serving as the EBS representative in its business and community relationships, the Membership Marketing Director will develop and execute programs, activities, promotions, and relationships that work to increase ridership and retain memberships. Other specific responsibilities include:

• Assisting the executive director and board with budgeting and developing short- and long-range plans, making adjustments when necessary

• Coordinating public relation efforts, member communications and news, media events, and marketing materials

• Interacting with Chamber of Commerce, Memphis Tourism, and other organizations to network and market EBS memberships

• Assessing membership categories and pricing to meet the changing market of needs

Qualifications for the position include a thorough commitment to EBS’s mission, along with a college degree and proven sales, marketing, and leadership experience. More specifically, applicants should have:

• An unwavering commitment to increasing ridership through sales, engagement, promotions, and data-driven evaluation

• Success at managing a wide array of tasks and projects

• Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment

• Excellent organization, leadership, and planning skills

Secondly, EBS is looking to hire a development manager who will be charged with expanding the reach and impact of EBS through business development, corporate partnerships, fundraising, specials events, grant writing, networking, and referral cultivation.

Applicants should have experience with fundraising and constructive leadership. Some of the duties include:

• Increasing annual revenue by growing and stewarding sponsors and donor base

• Identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding philanthropic support

• Developing and maintaining relationships with large donors, corporate partners, and gate-keepers

• Preparing and delivering presentations and proposals when needed

The development manager should have three or more years of fundraising experience, a proven ability to manage relationships, meet goals, and articulate messages, as well as success with writing grant proposals and a demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit fundraising best practices.

Finally, EBS is looking for part-time bike maintenance technicians with customer service and mechanical skills. The technicians will work about 25-35 hours a week starting at $15 an hour.The main duties include:

• Maintaining the bike fleet, including assembly, inspections, and basic repairs.

• Operating and maintaining company vans and mopeds

• Moving bikes among stations

•Installing and removing stations

•Troubleshooting at stations

Applicants for the role should be at least 21 years old with basic bike mechanic experience, critical thinking skills, a clean driving record, skills to ride a bike in an urban environment, and the ability to lift up to 55 pounds and work in strenuous weather conditions.

To apply for any of the three positions, submit a resume and cover letter to EBS via email at info@explorebikeshare.com. For more information about the jobs, visit EBS’ career page.

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