The Jefferson County ReCyclery, a non-profit community cycling center in Port Townsend, WA is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Programs Manager by June of this year. This is an amazing opportunity to work in a dynamic and fun organization to lead our programs. Take a look at the detailed job description below and visit our website or our retail store to see what we're about (ptrecyclery.org). Please be someone with at least one year of bike shop experience or equivalent, be willing to go through a background check, and have a whole lot of passion for working with kids and bicycles. All applicants, please submit cover letter and resume to this posting with "Program Manger Application" in the subject line. Those who have prior program leadership experience, especially with kids, are highly encouraged to apply. We are excited to receive your application and we thank you for taking the time to communicate with us. Pedal on!

Programs Manager

Jefferson County ReCyclery

Position Summary:

The Programs Manager (PM) assumes primary leadership for developing and running youth and adult cycling programs to support the ReCyclery’s mission to “promote bicycle use for a healthier and more lsustainable community”. The PM collaborates with the Shop Manager, Volunteer Outreach Membership Manager (VOMM), and Board to fulfill the goals outlined in our strategic thoughts and interacts extensively with kids, parents, and other community members. The PM works part-time in the shop to refurbish, repair and/or sell bicycles under the direction of the Shop Manager.


  • Enthusiastic personality that inspires people, especially youth, to participate in cycling programs

  • Bicycle mechanic skills and experience, preferably as a certified Bike Mechanic

  • Ability to design and implement creative programs/curricula, write grant applications, and create reports

  • Must be able to work most Saturdays


$1,440 per month starting 5/1/15, and then $1,800 per month, with a minimum expectation of working 30 hrs per week.


  • 10 days paid vacation/yr, accrued at 1 day per month starting 8/1/15

  • 7 days sick leave/yr, accrued at 1 day per month starting 8/1/15

  • 5 days paid Holidays/yr

  • 1 week paid leave for training/continuing education, with Board approval

  • $1000 for education/training

  • leave without pay with Board approval

  • wholesale pricing + sales tax for bike parts

  • One whole free bike per year using used parts with staff consent.

Reports to: Shop Manager for shop work. Reports to Chief Biking Officer for program work from 5/1/15 through 9/30/15 and then to the Board.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Oversees program development and evaluation  (20%)  

  • Plans annual programming and program schedule

  • Schedules and facilitates parents and coaches meetings for Middle School Mt. Bike Team (MMBT)      

  • Directs creation of appropriate and innovative curriculum

  • Creates and maintains policies and procedures for all current and future programs

  • Works with VOMM on monthly  ReCyclery e-newsletters

  • Markets programs to schools and community

  • Trains and manages program volunteers and staff

  • Works with VOMM to recruit volunteers necessary for ReCyclery programs

  • Provides monthly reports for review at board meetings

  • Helps write grants to support programs

2. Manages programs (30%)

  • Including Earn-a-Bike, Volunteer Repair Parties (VRPs), Community Shop Day, Summer Camps, Mountain Bike Teams, Adult Repair Classes and Partnerships, and future programs

  • Monitors student recruitment, registration, scholarships and fee collection

  • Manages Killer Goldfish and Killer Guppy bike teams (ages 10-14)

  • Leads bike rides with Bike School program, bike team, and other program rides

  • Manages grant program requirements, including reports as needed

  • Collaborates with shop manager and staff for all shop based programs

  • Supervises volunteer mechanics working at the shop on Saturdays

3.Performs bicycle repair, maintenance, and other services (30%)  

  • Works in bike shop one weekday and most Community Shop Saturdays

  • Communicates diagnosis and estimates clearly and thoroughly with customers

  • Delivers professional level repairs within budget restraints

  • Reports estimates and work completed  to customers and/or staff by reviewing repair tags

  • Reconditions/overhauls used bicycles of all types and conditions for resale

  • Repairs bikes to yield a safe, fully functional, and clean product.

4. Ensures risk management process is comprehensive & adequate for ReCyclery Programs(10%)  

  • Oversees, guides and supports risk management policies and procedures

  • initiates and educates about safety protocol for volunteer coaches and riders

  • Creates and updates risk management policies and guidelines as needed

  • Ensures program compliance with insurance policy requirements

  • Ensures compliance amongst staff and volunteers with following Incident report protocol

  • Creates risk management scenarios and ways to test the system as needed

  • Works with VOMM to Design and maintain volunteer management policies & background checks for volunteers

5. Assists Board of Directors, other staff, and Key Stakeholders in strategic planning process to create annual operational plans, fundraising goals and a finance plan  (10%)  

  • Participates in staff, leadership team, program, risk management and board meetings

  • Participates in annual strategic and operational planning and budgeting

  • Helps create and manage all program budgets

  • Writes program updates and anecdotes for grants, reports and promos

  • Attends  annual ReCyclery events

  • Supports  fundraising efforts


Chauncey Tudhope-Locklear (Chief Biking Officer)
The ReCyclery
1925 Blaine St. STE #500
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-643-0734 (personal cell)
360-643-1755 (shop)
"Pedal On!"