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Advocacy & Operations Director, Toronto Cyclists Union

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 27, 2010

The Toronto Cyclists Union provides a strong, unified voice for Toronto cyclists. We are a membership-based organization bringing together cyclists from all across Toronto.

This is a six-month, full-time, contract position, with the possibility of extension. This position reports to the Board of Directors, and starts May 28, or as soon as possible.


  • Engage with city-wide and local communities to develop targeted advocacy campaigns
  • Develop and implement a plan to execute the Ward Advocacy Program and other targeted strategic campaigns
  • Work with Communications & Events Director to promote cycling and the bike union via public information, education
  • Provide advice and support for local and community based advocacy programs
  • Work with government agencies, such as the City of Toronto and Metrolinx to develop improved bicycle policies and facilities
  • Work closely with Communications & Events Director, Volunteer and membership coordinators to accomplish the bike union’s strategic plan
  • Work with the Board’s Working Groups through each group’s ‘point person’


  • Develop processes for and managing the day-to-day operations of the bike union
  • Act as a central point person and resource for each of the Board’s Working Groups, and collaborate with other staff, volunteers and board members to implement the following:
  • Membership (recruitment, retention, mailouts, database, benefits)
  • Fundraising (contracts, sponsorships, grants)
  • Information Technology (website, email lists, intranet, social networking)
  • Finance (developing business plan, overall financial management)
  • Prepare agendas and reports for Board meetings
  • Administer grants and contracts

How to apply:

Please submit your one-page letter of intent, and resume, to [email protected] Subject line: [bike] Advocacy & Operations Director

For your one-page letter of intent, please write a ‘career statement’ by responding to these questions:

  • Desires: What’s important to you? What’s important to you about this position? What do you want in your career and life?
  • Strengths: What are you really good at, that you like to do?
  • Preferences: What are your work environment preferences? What are your interaction preferences?
  • Assets: What are your most relevant experiences and demonstrated interests? What are your additional skills – that is, skills you possess which will help you in this role, in addition to the strengths you discuss above.

Submit By: Tuesday, April 27, 11.59 p.m.