We’re Hiring: DC Bike Ambassador

Applications are closed at this time

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is looking for a full-time coordinator for the DC Bike Ambassador program, an innovative grassroots approach to bicycle outreach and encouragement.

The DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the Bike Ambassador program, including volunteer recruitment, training and coordination, event scheduling and staffing, and online program support and marketing. Additionally, the Bike Ambassador Coordinator will develop new strategies and approaches to bicycle outreach and encouragement in line with WABA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the region. The DC Bike Ambassador, working with and coordinating volunteer Ambassadors, can be found day and night promoting bicycling  in our communities and seeking to bring better bicycling to the people of the District of Columbia.

Job Responsibilities

The DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator will:

  1. Communicate an effective and encouraging message about bikes and bicycling to employers, employees, bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians.
  2. Develop the Bike Ambassador calendar of events and outreach campaigns in coordination with Outreach Manager and in line with WABA’s outreach goals and strategy.
  3. Plan and execute Bike Ambassador events, including: scheduling, logistics, planning, volunteer coordination, staffing events, and pulling the bicycle trailer. Events might include: workday fairs, weekend festivals, and evening rides.
  4. Coordinate recruitment and management of volunteer Bike Ambassadors to assist in events and outreach.  
  5. Assist the development, production and distribution of bicycle safety publications and deliver bike safety and education presentations.
  6. Maintain and expand the Bike Ambassador program’s unique trailer program to increase public awareness of bicyclists and encourage positive roadway behavior by all users.
  7. Responsible for Bike Ambassador program data entry, inventory, equipment maintenance, clerical work, and contributing to grant reporting, etc.
  8. Assist WABA in a non-Ambassador program capacity as needed, including staffing and supporting WABA events.
  9. Help lower barriers to bicycling, build community, and encourage new bicyclists through outreach and engagement.


Candidates must have:

  • A strong commitment to WABA’s mission.
  • A proven track record for being dependable, timely, and communicative.
  • The willingness to be positive, engaging, and approachable in a public setting.
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed. WABA provides generous compensatory time for time worked on weekends and evenings.
  • The ability to ride a bike with a willingness to ride in mixed city traffic and off-street trails pulling a trailer.
  • A commitment to being a safe and exemplary bicyclist.
  • A commitment to respect, include, and be kind to all.
  • The willingness to further their knowledge about DC bicycle infrastructure and resources, and the societal impacts of race, gender and identity and how they intersect with their job.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A proven track record for working collaboratively within a team.
  • Experience with leading public outreach and a thoughtful approach to big picture program strategy.
  • Excellent communication skills in informal settings and across lines of difference.
  • Confidence interacting with and serving the public.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, attention to detail and capacity to innovate.
  • The ability to organize time wisely and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish, ASL, or Amharic a strong plus.
  • Lived experience as a bicyclist in DC.

WABA is committed to:

  • Providing the bicycle and job supplies
  • Promoting and building an inclusive, collaborative environment
  • Providing opportunities to learn new skills

Employment Details

This position is full-time. Expected salary range is $38,000-$43,000. The position is based in the WABA Office in Adams Morgan, Washington, DC. All employees are expected to work some evenings and weekends with compensatory time in exchange. This position will report to WABA’s Outreach Manager.

Benefits include 100% employer covered health/dental/vision insurance premiums; vacation and sick leave; committed colleagues; fun working environment; optional voluntary accident/disability insurance; WABA’s 403(b) retirement program; indoor bike parking; and surprising amounts of ice cream.

WABA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, arrest record or criminal convictions, political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, sex, or age.


Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@test.waba.org. Please include “DC Bike Ambassador Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications are closed at this time. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates with limited internet access may call (202) 518-0524 x208.

Here are some helpful resources as your prepare your job application materials: compilation of resources and resume basics. Ideal cover letters will answer the questions: How do you fulfill the requirements of the job?; and Why do you want to promote better bicycling in DC?

About WABA

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is working to create a healthy, more livable region by promoting bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocating for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices for a healthier environment; and educating children, adults, and motorists about safe bicycling.

WABA’s programs, from youth education to grassroots community organizing, engage residents in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, and Washington, DC. Six thousand dues-paying members and thousands more generous supporters have helped WABA transform bicycling in the region again and again over its 46 year history.

WABA is building a region where, in 2020, we’ll see three times the number of people riding bikes. And, by 2035, every single person will live within one mile of a dedicated safe place to bike. We envision a region in which bicycling is joyful, safe, popular, and liberating; supported by the necessary infrastructure, laws, activities, and investments; and where bicycle ridership mirrors the incredible diversity of our communities.