The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition is seeking an energetic professional with experience in developing, leading and managing a non-profit advocacy organization, to join our team as Executive Director.

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes bicycling for transportation and recreation in Sonoma County. We are looking for someone who is passionate about bicycling to oversee all aspects of SCBC’s work, provide vision and leadership, and represents cyclists’ concerns in the community. The Executive Director will supervise paid staff, contractors, interns and volunteers on advocacy and programs related to the organization’s mission. The ideal candidate will have experience with non-profit governance and organizational development, fundraising, advocacy, and transportation policy.

The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition is a 17-year old membership-based non-profit, with an office in Santa Rosa, CA. Our next Executive Director will inherit an enthusiastic membership, dedicated volunteer base and supportive board of directors as well as a growing, financially healthy organization. For more information on SCBC please visit

The Executive Director’s duties include oversight of all SCBC activities including:

  • Effectively communicate SCBC’s mission and priorities to the public, decision makers and members
  • Craft an advocacy approach that advances SCBC’s mission and reflects the organization’s constituency. Champion policy and systems change at the local, regional, state and national levels
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of diverse, sustainable funding
  • Prepare a comprehensive budget reflecting organizational goals and priorities. Ensure compliance with non-profit fiscal regulations
  • Engage members and develop membership growth strategy
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key local, state and national elected and government officials, community stakeholders, non-profit allies and others. Represent SCBC on high-priority coalitions and committees

 Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership successes in advocacy, policy and coalition building, particularly among diverse populations
  • Familiarity with the operations and development of an effective non-profit
  • Superior communication skills, including written, presentational and media-related
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising for public interest or advocacy work from a diverse range of sources
  • Significant experience managing, supervising and hiring professional staff
  • Demonstrated program management experience
  • Experience in the development and implementation of strategic plans
  • Self-driven, strong organizational skills and a proven ability to handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and maintain consistent communication
  • Have an enthusiastic commitment to promoting bicycling for everyday transportation and recreation and a natural ability to encourage others to bicycle every day

 Desired qualifications:

  • A passion for the transformational nature of bicycling for transportation and recreation
  • Be a regular bicyclist, utilizing the bicycle for daily transportation
  • Have working knowledge of transportation policy
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and sustaining trusted relationships across economic, geographic, ethnic, and institutional divides
  • Have experience bicycling in Sonoma County or be willing to gain familiarity to understand the issues and problems facing bicyclists here

This position reports to the board of directors and is full-time with a salary range of $60,000-$65,000 commensurate with experience. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Please send the following items electronically (as a single PDF file) to the SCBC at Please do not send paper or faxed applications.

Applications are due by midnight on November 6, 2018. They must include a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses submitted as one PDF document, or the application will not be considered or acknowledged. No telephone inquiries please. The receipt of all complete applications will be acknowledged with an email.

SCBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, age or any other protected classification. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.