Executive Director – London Cycle Link

Job Description
The Executive Director will lead London Cycle Link’s operations and play a key role in shaping the cycling culture in London, Ontario.
The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the organization’s strategic plan and for overseeing all programs and administrative duties. This role is highly collaborative—reporting directly to the Board of Directors, supporting volunteer committees and leading a small staff team. The Executive Director takes initiative and is a flexible leader, taking on a variety of roles such as: grant writer & fundraiser, volunteer & events coordinator, media spokesperson, community connector, and cycling advocate.
This role is well suited to an individual who can build collaborative relationships with staff, volunteers, businesses, community organizations, and various levels of government; an individual who thrives on autonomy and can balance competing priorities while understanding the foundations of project management.
The Executive Director is the primary spokesperson for London Cycle Link and must be comfortable speaking with the media on the organization’s behalf, managing advocacy-based messaging across all platforms, and tactfully fielding criticism the organization may face. As the public face of London Cycle Link, the Executive Director understands how to compose effective messaging and how to take intentional actions, while appreciating that meaningful and purposeful change doesn’t happen overnight.
London Cycle Link actively seeks staff who reflect the diverse community it serves. Individuals typically underrepresented in the cycling industry are encouraged to apply. This includes (but is not limited to) individuals who identify as queer, trans, persons of colour, Indigenous persons, women, persons living with disabilities and/or with mental health variations.
About London Cycle Link
London Cycle Link is a member-supported not-for-profit dedicated to helping Londoners ride more. Through education, advocacy and community-building we envision a healthy, vibrant London where it’s safe and convenient for everyone to cycle. We host events, teach cycling skills, launch campaigns and operate a community bike shop (Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op) to achieve our goals.

Duties & Responsibilities
Administration & Governance (15%)
Operations & Program Management (25%)
Fund Development (20%)
Community Engagement, Communications, Outreach & Advocacy (30%)
Team Management (10%)

Qualifications
Experience developing, managing and executing projects and programs
Familiarity working within the not-for-profit sector
Engaging approach to leading both staff and volunteer groups
Knowledge of grant writing & reporting, business development, fundraising, and budgeting
Proven track record of respecting and integrating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across work responsibilities
Media relations and communications experience
Comfortable learning and using a variety of computer software applications
Previous experience working with a cycling related organization will be deemed an asset

Role Details
Full-time role with flexible hours
1-year contract, renewable dependent on individual performance and funding availability
Starting salary: $40,000-$45,000/yr + health spending account
Vacation: 4-6 weeks (must be available for the majority of prime cycling season, April-September)

How to Apply
Email cover letter and resume—as a single document—to chair@londoncyclelink.ca
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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