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Seeking: Full Time Shop Manager for Campus Bicycle Shop
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:32:59 pm »
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
in collaboration with The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign
Campus Bicycle Shop Manager Position Description
Date Posted:   March 20, 2013
Position:      Full Time Shop Manager (40 hours/week)
Organization:   The University of Illinois at 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, workers, and volunteers in the Campus Bicycle Shop (CBS), a teaching, do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop. This position includes outreach and expansion of organizational presence on a University campus and in the surrounding community. 

Located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Campus Bicycle Shop is a collaboration between the University and The Bike Project of Urbana-Champaign (TBP). The Bike Project ( offers space, tools, and community to repair bikes, share knowledge, hold classes, and advocate for bikes in Urbana-Champaign. The volunteer-run organization collaborates with community sustainability organizations, bike shops, and bicycle advocates to promote bicycle education including mechanical proficiency, commuter safety, and environmental awareness.

The Shop Manager will be an employee of the University of Illinois.  The Shop Manager will work with TBP to carry out shop and outreach operations, liaison with various departments of the University of Illinois, and play a vital role in nurturing connections between the University and local community.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher
Minimum of one year experience fixing and maintaining bicycles in a community do-it-yourself environment
Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of bike repair and bike mechanics
Passion for bikes and bicycling as transportation

Desired Qualifications

Experience organizing volunteers or staff
Experience coordinating events
Excellent written and verbal communication and public relations skills
Experience teaching
Familiarity with related sustainability, safety and health issues
Experience in sustainable business practices
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe design products, and Google Office programs
Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and off-campus community members
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people while observing sensitivities and differences
Ability to foster an environment of empowerment and cooperation

Job Tasks

Oversee shop operations including shop upkeep, bike repair, and sales and safety
Recruit, schedule, and organize volunteers
Direct part-time student employees
Field inquiries from and provide logistical information to patrons about programs and services
Coordinate training seminars and workshops
Organize off-site events including volunteer recruitment, bicycle education, and promotions
Maintain event information and contacts in database
Act as liaison between TBP and the University units
Attend committee meetings and report on shop operations
Handle any monies, receipts and associated paperwork
Maintain inventory of new and used equipment and manage restocking  from appropriate sources
Participate in assessing the needs of Campus Bicycle Shop and The Bike Project through giving and receiving feedback
Maintain updated records and files as well as policy and procedure manual

Salary: $40,150/year. Employee will also receive unlimited access to city transit network with University ID card.

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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