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Non-Profit Seeking: Part Time Shop Manager
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:30:51 pm »
The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign
Downtown Urbana Shop Manager Position Description

Date Posted:   March 20, 2013
Position:      Part-time Shop Manager (20-25 hours/week)
Organization:   The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign
Start Date:   April 15–May 15, 2013 (negotiable; earlier preferred)
Duration:      One year (renewable annually)
Location:      Champaign-Urbana, IL

The Shop Manager will coordinate operations of The Bike Project’s downtown Urbana shop.  The Shop Manager will offer guidance and technical support in all areas of shop operations, including but not limited to: repairing and building bicycles; maintaining inventory, equipment, and supplies; organizing volunteers; and administering business aspects of the shop.

The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign ( is a volunteer-run organization that offers space, tools, and support to repair bikes, share knowledge, hold classes, and advocate for bikes in Urbana-Champaign. We collaborate with community sustainability organizations, bike shops, and bicycle advocates in order to promote bicycle education in mechanical proficiency, commuter safety, and environmental awareness. 

Minimum Qualifications

Experience working on a wide range of bikes; familiarity with bikes and components from the1960s through the 1990s a must
Minimum of one year bike shop mechanic experience
Passion for bikes and bicycling as transportation

Desired Qualifications

Excellent shop organization skills
Experience teaching bicycle repair techniques
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with community members and community partners
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people while observing sensitivities and differences
Ability to foster an environment of empowerment and cooperation
Experience organizing volunteers and staff
Experience coordinating events
Familiarity with relevant safety and health issues
Experience in sustainable business practices
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe design products, Google Docs office suite, and social media

Job Tasks:

Build bicycles for sale from donated supplies of bikes and bike parts
Oversee shop operations, repair bikes, and conduct sales
Maintain an organized and safe workspace
Manage the inventory of new and used equipment
Answer questions and provide information to the public about programs and services
Coordinate closely with staff and attend relevant meetings
Submit regularly scheduled report of activities and shop operations
Maintain updated records and files of bikes and inventory

Wage: Rate is $15.00/hour.  Manager will work a set schedule of 20 hours/week, with occasional additional time, up to 5 hours/week, negotiated as needed. 

Benefits: Discount on purchases of new bike-related items

To Apply:  Please submit the following documents in .doc or .pdf format by 5 pm CDT,
March 27, 2013 to

A cover letter responding to the following prompt: “The Bike Project was founded in the spirit of Do-It-Yourself, inclusivity and cooperation. How does your experience relate to actively advancing these principles and what are your goals in this position?”
A resume
Three work-related references including names, current addresses and telephone numbers

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