Active Transportation Research & Planning Assistant: HUB Cycling

Pay Rate: The position pay rate starts at $25 / hr, plus benefits after 3 month probation.
About HUB Cycling

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HUB Cycling is a charitable not-for-profit organisation that has spent more than two decades removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB Cycling has educated and motivated thousands of people, and championed improvements that #UnGapTheMap to create a more connected cycling network.

HUB Cycling’s mission is to get more people cycling more often. We make cycling better through education, action and events. More cycling means healthier, happier, more connected communities. We’re leading the way in making cycling an attractive choice for everyone.

HUB Cycling is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive organisation. Diversity among our members, volunteers, staff and Board of Directors allows us to better understand, connect to, and respond to the needs of HUB members and the broader communities we engage with. HUB Cycling encourages women, Indigenous people, people of colour, and LGBTQIA and individuals from other diverse communities to apply, and we encourage you to self-identify in your application. Read our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policy.

About HUB Cycling’s Bike Friendly Buildings and Research Programs

HUB Cycling operates two inter-related programs, Bike Friendly Building (BFB) Consulting Services and Cycling Research Projects. BFB Consulting provides guidance to building developers and managers to create buildings which are well prepared to meet the growing interest in cycling, and the increasing number and diversity of bikes being used in Metro Vancouver. Our Research Program completes and disseminates practical research projects to inform and engage stakeholders about strategic active transportation cycling matters.

Position summary

The Active Transportation Research and Planning Assistant will join the Bike Friendly Building and Research Team, to complete data collection, analysis, and report writing for both BFB Consulting and Research projects. The Research and Planning Assistant will be trained about completing BFB building analyses reports, and will work with other team members on client communications, data collection, data analysis, development of recommendations, and report writing and formatting. The position is supervised by HUB Cycling’s Director of Program Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Professional and technical communications with HUB staff and volunteers, private and public sector clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Planning and quantitative data analysis.
  • Report composition, business / technical writing.
  • Software operation and electronic file management within the Google online environment.
  • Document graphic design.
  • Project management / logistics.
  • Additional tasks as needed and agreed upon with the Director of Program Development.

The ideal candidate is:

  • An excellent communicator with strong professional, interpersonal and cross-cultural verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and skilled at working with HUB staff, clients, and other stakeholders to create strong BFB and Research products;
  • Very experienced in project planning, record-keeping, and professional writing.
  • Generally familiar with academic rigour and research methodologies. Able to work with a high level of independence and self-motivation.
  • Familiar with cycling for transportation and passionate about the role bicycles can play in building happier, healthier and more connected communities.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing work responsibilities and workloads.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Relevant bachelor degree or higher, or equivalent demonstrated knowledge.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven experience in research and writing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and intercultural competency; collaborative teamwork.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, volunteers and staff
  • Committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Strong time management and organisational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Competency with computer software including Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and InDesign. Basic GIS skills are also an asset.

Position Details

This position will start with a minimum of 25 hours per week, and additional hours up to a weekly total of 35 as needed. There is potential for the position to expand to 35 hours weekly ongoing as our BFB client base grows. The position will include a mix of scheduled work time in the HUB Cycling office, and flexible work from home or other remote locations. It is expected that the applicant has a personal cell phone and reliable home internet connection that can be used for work purposes.The candidate must be reasonably available for in-person meetings. HUB Cycling and our office landlord have strong COVID safety policies, aligned with per public health authority guidelines. All HUB Cycling staff must have received COVID vaccinations and boosters following current public health directions.

Applying

Applications for the position must include a detailed resume and cover letter, and must be submitted to tim@bikehub.ca by May 30, 2022.

Monday, May 30, 2022