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Executive Director


Posted by Gearin'Up Bicycles on 11/11/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike

Job Categories: Management - Executive

Company Type: DoesnotApply

State: DC

City: Washington

Country: United States

Required Experience: 5 - 7 years

Business Phone: 2027805174

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $60,000-$65,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: Yes

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements


Position Description: To lead Gearin’ up, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit community bicycle shop with a stated mission to provide career development and teach essential workplace skills to underserved youth while addressing transportation equity issues at a grass roots level. To ensure effective and innovative program implementation; manage staff and volunteers of all ages; oversee healthy fiscal operations; spearhead fundraising and event management; and lead  outreach and marketing efforts. 


Program Implementation: Provides a clear vision and strategic plan with established measurable goals to ensure Gearin’ up Bicycles serves the local community with an effective and sustainable career and youth development program tailored to underserved people ages 16 to 23. Overseas all functions of the program and ensures its success through program metrics for presentation to the Board of Directors and other stakeholders. 

Operations & Personnel: Recruits, manages, and motivates a strong staff team that includes a Shop Manager,   Program Coordinator, Program Assistant, and full-time mechanics. Works to ensure organizational  processes and practices reflect nonprofit standards of excellence. Supports the Shop Manager to facilitate the  bike shop being a safe, clean, and well-organized space for youth, volunteers, and patrons. Ensures staff is well-resourced with supplies and equipment to be effective and productive in carrying out their responsibilities.  

Fiscal Management: Provides strategic financial input to the Board of Directors in developing and implementing the  organizational budget to ensure Gearin’ up Bicycles  is fiscally sound. Manages income and expenditure, through  responsible implementation of policies, practices, and decisions, in order to achieve organizational objectives  effectively and efficiently. Oversees the overall accounting process, ensuring all financial operations are tracked  and recorded accurately and in a timely manner in financial management systems. Monitors stewardship of all  funder resources and uses budget to plan development activities.  

Fundraising & Events Management: Oversees all aspects of fundraising, formulating and implementing an  annual development plan that will succeed in funding organizational priorities. Organizes and executes  major fundraising events annually. Actively seeks to grow and  diversify the donor base through outreach, cultivation, and stewardship. Researches and writes grants to fund general operating and program needs. Ensures donor records are accurate and maintained in Salesforce.  

Outreach & Marketing: Works to raise the visibility of the organization through outreach events, online  marketing, communications, and media. Develops and implements an outreach strategy to recruit and retain  youth participants and adult volunteers. Cultivates relationships with government officials, educators, business  leaders, and civic organizations to maintain and grow support for the organization’s mission. Ensures website and  social media are kept up-to-date and active with upcoming activities and success stories. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

- Significant (5-10 years) experience in nonprofit and/or small business management 

- Experience working with youth programs and/or knowledge of youth development and program  management best practices 

- Experience with financial management and/or accounting principles  

- Professional fundraising skills, including grant writing experience 

- Experience leading and managing staff, including volunteers 

- Knowledge of Washington, DC and surrounding communities a plus 

- Experience with bike repair and passion for cycling a plus


$60,000-$65,000 annual salary 

15 Days Paid Time Off, in addition to Federal Holidays 

Group Health Insurance 




4-year degree (Bachelor's Degree) 


To apply, please send a short cover letter and resume (attached in PDF or Word format) to For more information about Gearin' up Bicycles, visit

About Gearin'Up Bicycles

Gearin' Up Bicycles empowers BIPOC youth to pursue careers in the bicycling industry while refurbishing bicycles for DC residents to buy at affordable prices. We are the only community nonprofit bicycle shop in Washington, D.C.