Communications Coordinator

02 Feb, 2021

Jobs

Communications Coordinator

League of American Bicyclists
Washington, DC

Who We Are Looking For
We are looking to add an exceptional, enthusiastic writer and editor to our team. The League is an
association of individuals, organizations, and businesses powering the bike movement to improve lives
and through better bicycling nationwide, in all communities. Supporting this network of advocates is at
the core of the League’s work; we amplify their voices for better bicycling at all levels, and inspire action
through storytelling and communications. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for using
communications to strengthen the work to make bicycling a safe, comfortable, and accessible option for
all people.

The Communications Coordinator will be based in the League’s Washington, DC office, but currently and
in the near future working remotely. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense for storytelling, and
the ability to craft clear messaging that conveys policy ideas in everyday terms. A primary role will be
liaising with program directors to implement the League’s communications strategy led by the
communications director. Specific responsibilities will focus on producing resources for advocates,
disseminating information via multiple channels, and organizing resources online.
Responsibilities
To support League programs under the direction of the communications director and program staff, the
Communications Coordinator will:
● Support League programs by identifying story opportunities and writing content for the
organization’s blog, emails, press releases, and magazine
● Assist, in coordination with the communications director, the crafting and publishing of the
League’s magazine
● Help implement the League’s communications strategy
● Revamp and update the League website www.bikeleague.org in coordination with the
Communications Director
● Create and update applicant and advocate resources in support of the Bicycle Friendly America
(BFA) Program Director
● Provide support for BFA and Active Transportation Leadership Institute webinars
Qualifications
● Demonstrated ability to translate policy concepts and anecdotes into storytelling opportunities
● Experienced in story ideation, research, and creation on a deadline
● Strong attention to detail and editing skills
● Conversant in the benefits of bicycling and its connection to public health
● Familiarity utilizing social media channels and graphic design tools (Canva, Adobe, etc.)
● Comfortable learning new content management systems and editing web pages (WordPress
experience a plus)
● Self-starter who enjoys working in teams and also thrives working independently
● Video content creation skills a plus
● Enthusiasm for the League’s mission to create a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone and
desire to help others do this work at the local level
Reporting Relationships, Compensation, and Benefits
This position is based in the League’s Washington, DC office but we are open to a full-time remote
position for the right person. The Communication Coordinator reports to the Communications Director
and will work closely with the Bicycle Friendly America and Policy Directors.
The expected salary range is $40,000-$48,000 annually
Benefits include: employer covered health/dental/vision insurance up to 80% of premiums; 100%
employer covered life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance; vacation, sick, and
personal leave; a 403(b) retirement plan including employer match; and a fun working environment with
committed colleagues.
Hours: Full-Time (40 hours/week)
Location: Temporarily remote, Washington, DC (near Farragut Square). The League is open to a full-time
remote position for the right candidate.
Application Instructions
Please email a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (plus any additional portfolio you wish to
be considered) to jobs@bikeleague.org with Communications Coordinator in the subject line.
Position available immediately. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
About the League of American Bicyclists
We believe bicycling brings people together. When more people ride bikes:
● Life is better for everyone;
● Communities are safer, stronger and better connected;
● Our nation is healthier, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and more energy
independent.
To create a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone, local organizations, advocates, and members
are the foundation for our success. Our job is to create tools that fuel local success, build a strong
network of change-makers, and represent bicyclists on Capitol Hill to ensure more resources and better
policies that will make bicycling safer, more comfortable, and open to all.
The League of American Bicyclists is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We celebrate
diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable
characteristics protected by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and
business need.

Job posted: 2021-02-02